Thread: Confirmed with Link: Say bye to Byers. Rangers acquire Chad Kolarik
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11-12-2010, 07:10 AM
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Both players will be group 6 UFA's this summer. A player 25 or older who has played at least 3 pro seasons and hasn't played 80 NHL games is a group 6 when the contract expires.

Gordie Clark mentioned the lack of a center in Hartford when discussing Evgeny Grachev's struggles in Hartford. Chad Kolarik is a center. Can he get Grachev the puck? Artem Anisimov had PA Parenteau as his wing man in Hartford.

Clark admits in hindsight they should have kept Grachev in junior for one more season – especially after the AHL team lacked a sufficient center for him to play his first pro year with – but the big man is learning his craft playing important minutes in Hartford.

Is/Was that center on the roster before the trade?

According to Bruce Berlet more moves are coming

Do not be remotely surprised if this is not the only move the team makes to shake things up here.

How about the coach? The Flyers fired Greg Gilbert this week and John Paddock is taking over as coach. Paddock was an assistant to Paul Holmgren before going back into coaching.

Ken Gernander is treated like he's Scotty Bowman. You should have read the sickening love fest for Gernander on twitter after the trade was announced. It's the fault of upper management. It's not the fault of the Minnesota boy Gerander. My memory of Gernander as a Ranger is getting concussed by his brother in law Trent Klatt in the 1997 ECF at center ice. You heard a big thud and Gernander crumpled down to the ice like a sack of potatoes falling off a truck.

We are not talking about Adam Graves or Mark Messier here and the organization does not want to fire one of their legends. It's Ken Gernander. It's his 4th year as coach.

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