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Fresh pants: Rangers make several changes including scratching Carcillo

May 5, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

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Maybe it’s a matter of correcting for limited rest. Perhaps it’s all about improving a struggling power play. Then again, it could be about “big boy pants.”

Either way, New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault is shaking up his team’s roster heading into Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday after losing 3-0 in Game 2 on Sunday.

He’s taking John Moore, Dan Carcillo and Derek Dorsett out of the lineup. In their place, he’s moving in Raphael Diaz, J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast.

In broader terms, that would indicate that the Rangers are injecting a little skill into the lineup at the expense of quite a bit of snarl.

Here are a few observations from beat reporters regarding the moves and general changes.

We’ll see if those tweaks pay off.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Piere was slobbering all over crosby saying he was the first one at the rink around 3 oclock and Kenny Albert says sounds like you were there early too ahahhahahahahahh

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    So far its spongebob square pants

    • President Charles Logan - May 6, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      hey hows my mexican lawnmower buddy elmer doing?

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 6, 2014 at 6:32 AM

        Not as good as you who employs me,,, making all that cash on the backs of illegals

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 6, 2014 at 6:40 AM

        By the way I worked 90 hours last week for you and you still have not paid me my $300 you owe me !

  3. georgejarkko - May 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    “Put on your big boy pants” has run its course. Please, let’s all move on and put this trite expression up in the attic with “I could tell you but I’d have to kill you” and “who are you and what have you done with ___?”

    • mangoman1966 - May 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      How about my favorite don’t go there

  4. 950003cups - May 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Pierre was seen on his knees begging Crosby to let him tape his shaft.

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