To me, as a Callahan owner, this honestly couldn't be better news...this should up his productivity considerably playing alongside Dubinsky. It might slightly hurt Gaborik (whom I have as well) and possibly Richards..but Stephan has proven himself more than capable in the past if he's playing with great players. Interesting on a number of levels:
"Don't be surprised if Brandon Dubinsky moves down to the Rangers' second line for Saturday's game against the Islanders.
Derek Stepan skated in his place on the top unit at practice on Wednesday with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. Coach John Tortorella likes having Dubinsky play alongside Artem Anisimov and Ryan Callahan, while Ruslan Fedotenko, Brian Boyle and Brandon Prust form a solid third line. "No question that would be the best thing to do," Tortorella said. "That's where we're trying different things here. I just think it gives us more balance. Whether it comes out that way [Saturday] I don't know but that's what I'd really like to happen."
Source: The Bergen Record
Oct 13 - 7:38 AM