It only took five months, but Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Rick Nash, Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik finally practiced on a line together during informals today.
Here's Nash on playing with his new teammates…
“It’s fun to play with them, it seems like they always find you. We’ve got to make sure we get some chemistry quick. We’ve got to figure it out pretty quick. It’s a matter of getting back to game speed. No matter what we do (here), it doesn’t compare to game speed.”
Gaborik battling full contact w/ healed shoulder. Richards always looking for Nash RT @iso17: How did Gabby, Nash, And Richie look together?
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) January 10, 2013
…i'm not going to get too excited about these guys playing together because we Rangers fans have seen our share of sure things blowup. See Jagr-Gomez and Richards-Gabborik. Having said that, I'm effin pump!!!!!!!
…also if we've learned anything during Torts' tenure, lines are never set in stone. And he hasn't even been overseeing these practices.
Other lines at practice were…
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider-Brian Boyle-Taylor Pyatt
Arron Asham-Jeff Halpern-Mike Rupp
…c'mon, got to get Kreider back on that line with Step and Cally. USA! USA! USA!
In other camp news, Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that prospect Marek Hrivik is not skating with Rangers as he sustained a concussion last game with the Whale.
…while Hrivik was a long shot to make the team, I was looking forward to see how he held up against NHL competition. Hope the concussion is not too serious.