From Ranger board: Pascal Rheaume signed by Hartford to try out contract

devildan
10-17-2003, 11:05 AM
Pascal Rheaume signed by Hartford to try out contract.

Wolf Pack Hit The Road
October 17, 2003
BRUCE BERLET

The Wolf Pack's week ahead:

Tonight, at Portland, 7:05 p.m.: With forwards Dominic Moore, Paul Healey and Lucas Lawson recovered from injuries and veteran NHL center Pascal Rheaume signed to a tryout contract, Wolf Pack coach Ryan McGill has some lineup decisions to make.

http://www.ctnow.com/sports/hockey/hc-packcap1017.artoct17,1,2864222.story?coll=hc-headlines-hockey

Poor Pascal. I hope he fired that agent.

ratsgirl
10-17-2003, 11:10 AM
pascal played for the rats for (i think) 4 seasons in the mid 90s. the wolfpack are coming to albany again on october 29th...talk about coming full circle.

http://www.bristolpress.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10327071&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=464194&rfi=6

HARTFORD -- Pascal Rheaume, a member of New Jersey’s Stanley Cup winning team last spring, signed a 25-game tryout contract on Wednesday with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The veteran center, who turned 30 on June 21, had been a free agent but unable to excite any team for a shot over the summer months.

A veteran of 263 NHL games, Rheaume has 38-49-87 with 131 penalty minutes. He’s also played in 42 Stanley Cup games, including 24 last spring when skated in a checking role as the Devils won the Cup.

Besides the Devils, Rheaume has played for St. Louis, Chicago and Atlanta. He has also played in the AHL with Albany and Worcester.

NJDevils#4
10-17-2003, 11:13 AM
Jeez. Would have liked to see him back here. Horrible decision for Pascal. I bet he's kicking himself.

Unthinkable
10-17-2003, 11:20 AM
He'll be a great asset for the Rangers if he makes his way up to the parent club and the entire team manages to buy into being way more defensively responsible for one another. The latter is a BIG if, but it still could payoff nicely for them. This is a good move for New York. Pascal is both underrated and unheralded.

NJDraft
10-17-2003, 11:24 AM
I wonder if their was any other draft pick consideration owed to Atlanta, if NJ had signed Rheaume? Maybe that was a factor.

4check22
10-17-2003, 11:40 AM
He'll be a great asset for the Rangers if he makes his way up to the parent club and the entire team manages to buy into being way more defensively responsible for one another. The latter is a BIG if, but it still could payoff nicely for them. This is a good move for New York. Pascal is both underrated and unheralded.

Completely agree. The Rangers need to continue to cut the ENORMOUS dead weight and salary they have invested on this team and get some more role players. I will miss Pascal because he was so cerebral -- may not have had the skills that others have, but he knew the game. I can see him being a good coach at some level when he retires.

ratsgirl
10-22-2003, 08:42 AM
that didn't take long...

http://www.newyorkrangers.com/pressbox/pressreleases.asp?id=1020

10/22/2003

New York Rangers President, General Manager and Head Coach Glen Sather announced today that the club has reached a contract agreement with forward Pascal Rheaume. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Rheaume will join the Rangers immediately.

Tao Jones
10-22-2003, 09:31 AM
Why do I have this sickening feeling that this will come back to haunt us?

More about his agent change from October 18, 2003 Rangers give Rheaume a shot

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/101803/c0718rangers3.html

Edit: Thanks Unthinkable, I fixed it

Unthinkable
10-22-2003, 09:54 AM
Why do I have this sickening feeling that this will come back to haunt us?

More about his agent change from October 18, 2003 Rangers give Rheaume a shot

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/101803/c0718rangers3.htm

That link worked for me with an "l" at the end of it:

"(Rheaume) didn't look too bad in the Stanley Cup finals last year," Rangers general manager/coach Glen Sather said. "What if there's something wrong with Eric? What if Mark goes down?"

Still, Rheaume's Wolf Pack tryout likely will serve more as an audition to opposing scouts. Murray said several other teams are interested in Rheaume, who had been skating on his own in his native Quebec.

The Devils wanted to re-sign Rheaume, and on July 1 general manager Lou Lamoriello tendered a qualifying offer, which had to be at least what Rheaume made the previous season. But Rheaume, acting as his own agent, rejected the offer July 15.