I’ve been pushing the “Fred Sjostrom off the fourth line” button for a while now. I don’t offer this as a cure-all for what ails the Rangers, but I do think one of the team’s more versatile forwards is better served playing on a more offensive-minded line.
Alas, Sjostrom “finally gets his shot tonight”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/2008/12/live_from_atlanta_valiquette_r.html playing on a line with Brandon Dubinsy and Aaron Voros.
Among the other changes, and there seems to be a ton (first reported by “Zip”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/, who was at the skate):
Will the changes pay off? Stay tuned…