Jan 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Daniel Carcillo (13) celebrates scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers’ Daily Poll: 3/2/14


Happy game day New York Rangers fans! Welcome to today’s feature of Blue Line Station’s daily poll! Today’s question is one that I was thinking of last night on a long five-hour drive home, and I thought I would share it with you guys to see what you thought, so without further delay…

When Derek Dorsett was injured in the beginning of January it was obvious to everyone that there was a hole left in the Rangers’ lineup that needed to be replaced. To fill that hole, Rangers general manager Glen Sather went out and acquired Daniel Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings for the reason that Dorsett’s injury was going to put him out for almost two months, which it did. At the time it was announced that the trade was in the works before the injury to Dorsett. However, as we all know, Dorsett has returned to the lineup and now the Rangers are left with two of the exact same players. So the burning question becomes, which one do you keep as the healthy scratch? Do you try to work Dorsett back into the lineup where he was originally, or do you keep the fourth line chemistry that Carcillo has with Brian Boyle and Dominic Moore going? Here’s another thought to ponder with the Ryan Callahan for Martin St. Louis trade rumors swirling, whichever one you do decide t0 sit, do you package that player with Callahan to make the trade possible?

Anyway, the poll is below! Should it be Derek Dorsett or Daniel Carcillo that gets removed from the lineup?

Which player should be removed from the lineup?

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Tags: Daniel Carcillo Derek Dorsett Fetured Glen Sather New York Rangers

  • Pivot

    Not at all! You’re looking at it the wrong way. With Boyle-Moore-Carcillo playing on the 4th line, you have 3 lefties on the line. AV likes a R/L balance on his lines. It makes it harder on the oppositions Defense & Goaltending to defend. The Rangers currently don’t have a whole lot of righties in the lineup. Stepan,Callahan, & now Dorsett makes 3. Pouliot is a righty but plays on the (off) LW. I also think its good having 2 players willing to do some fighting & agitating on the ice.
    Also Boyle & Moore are virtually the same players. I love Boyle for all the hard work he does game in and game out. However, he makes a bit much ($1.7 mil per) for a 4th line player. He has earned that the last few years but he’s a FA at seasons end and will be looking for a raise I’m sure. Moore is better with the puck and to note I cover my eyes when Boyle has the puck in the neutral zone. Both are Lefty Centerman and Moore is faster and better suited for AV hockey. If I were a betting man I’d say Boyle is traded at the deadline. I think it’s the Moore/Boyle combo that is the luxury not Dorsett/Carcillo that make hardly anything. As Dorsett plays & gets his legs back you’ll see that is what’s best for the team as a 4th line.