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Rangers make more changes for Game 4

May 23, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers were already set to look very different in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins by shockingly scratching Brad Richards. It turns out that won’t be the only lineup alteration.

As the Bergen Record’s Andrew Gross notes, Michael Haley, Kris Newbury, Chris Kreider and Roman Hamrlik will be in the lineup. For injury or perceived performance-related reasons, Richards, Anton Stralman, Marc Staal, Ryane Clowe and Aaron Asham won’t play. (Gross seems perplexed by inserting Haley and Newbury into the mix and also wonders why the Rangers are allowing Hamrlik to make his 2013 postseason debut instead of rolling with Matt Gilroy.)

While the Rangers seem to be in significant turmoil, the Bruins will roll with the same players as they have in Games 1-3. Some wondered if Dennis Seidenberg would return, yet’s Joe Haggerty explains that it might be foolish to roll the dice with his health with a 3-0 series lead.

  1. 19to77 - May 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Good God. That blueline. Hamrlik, Haley and Newbury? They’re boned. Nice knowing you, Torts.

  2. JoeAvg - May 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Torts is grasping for straws. If/when he does go, I’m gonna miss those interviews. Biggest chump in the game.

  3. REDSKINSFORLIFE - May 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Rangers suck. Queen needs to find a new team/city/headcoach etc…….. New York is a c’est pool.

    • johnstone17 - May 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      What the hell is a c’est pool? Do you mean cesspool?

  4. 950003cups - May 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Richards will be bought out and be a FA. They benched him because they know the series is basically over, and can’t risk him getting injured because you’re not allowed to buyout an injured player.

  5. yankeemofo - May 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Would’ve been nice to see a more competitive series. The Rangers are clearly a beaten team, just look at the differences in the benches…B’s are animated and smiling while the Rangers are looking at their skates.

  6. jacketsfan7 - May 23, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    He’s putting the gritty guys out there , he wants more intensity

  7. bronxsanman - May 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    A loser from Washington calling New York a cest live in one of the worst crime riddled cities in America.go limp away with ovechkin and rg3 a.k.a the predator.

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