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Mark Bell By Rangers with a Confirming Link
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02-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
It's a move for the AHL team. Obviously, the dense fans of this sport didn't grasp that. It's smart if he does well for Hartford. He can help other prospects at the AHL develop. See, the Rangers actually use their AHL team to develop YOUNG PLAYERS unlike the majority of NHL teams which use their AHL teams to support old farts who can't make the NHL. However, being the Rangers AHL team is so young, they need to add a vet or two. It helps the kids.
You do need 3-4 older guys on your AHL team. Sadly, other "clueless" organizations tend to have 10 to 12 old farts on their AHL teams. The Rangers run their AHL farm system the right way which is why over the past 3 years they have added 5 young players and will soon add 3 more.
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