Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers coaching staff has some ideas about who can fill the spot vacated by Pouliot. He thinks that it will be some "trial and error." (NHL.com)
The Rangers website lists Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello at LW while Nash and Zuccarello both played RW last season.
- Nash said when he was acquired that he was fine playing either wing.
Adam Rotter: I think the Rangers may want to consider bumping Chris Kreider down to skate with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard and put Marty St. Louis up with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash (LW). Kreider brings a lot of what Pouliot did to that line and I don't think you want Marty St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello on the same line since they are similar players. That is a powerful top six and puts Carl Hagelin and Stempniak on the third line, with (likely) JT Miller or Matthew Lombardi and a fourth line of Tanner Glass, Dom Moore and the Rangers 12th forward.