2021-22 Rangers

What Gerard Gallant said on Thursday

Gerard Gallant spoke on Thursday and said (NYR):

  • On Kreider and Lafreniere switching sides, “we’re trying to just give them both opportunities. I know Kreider, with his speed and strength if he gets in that right side and gets going down that wing and cuts him with that shoulder it’s pretty tough to stop him. So we mentioned it to him and Lafreniere is a little bit more comfortable on the left side right now as a young player, so we’re gonna give that a try and see. And Kreids wants the opportunity on the right side too, you know, he’s a strong skater and I think you’ll get a lot of opportunities going down that right wing, on his off side.”

At practice today, some of the lines being used were (NY Post):


  • Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Vitali Kravtsov
  • Barclay Goodrow, Filip Chytil, Julien Gauthier
  • Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Kaapo Kakko
  • Alexis Lafreniere, Tim Gettinger, Will Cuylle
  • Brennan Othman, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Reaves
  • Sammy Blais, Greg McKegg, Dryden Hunt
  • Mason Geertsen, Morgan Barron, Lauri Pajuniemi
  • Anthony Greco, Johnny Brodzinski, Ty Ronning

The Rangers sent Othman back to the OHL today and placed a few players on waivers, with the likely intention that they will go to Hartford.

The Rangers play in NJ tomorrow and Boston on Saturday and Gallant said that the team had not made up their made on who will be when. (NYR)