Thread: Recalled/Assigned: 10/25 - Bell returned to Whale
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10-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
I wasn't such a fan of Newbury last season, I thought he was slow and made some defensive lapses, but he's playing much better this year. He hits hard and sticks up for his teammates. He's the type of player we need on the 4th line.

I also noticed that Rupp started playing better once Newbury was on his line. He needs to play with grinders and forecheckers to play his game instead of EC and MZA. At some point, the Rangers are probably going to have to pick up or call up another 4th line type of player, because EC and Wolski aren't gonna cut it.

My hope is that at the halfway point after guys like Hagelin or Borque have played some pro hockey in Hartford they get called up and EC gets sent down. I'm not worried about stagnating development with those guys really. I think being up here will benefit them and both can probably help on the PK as well.

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