Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers sign Anton Strålman (1 year, $900K)
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10-25-2011, 10:46 AM
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with the 10th pick..
 
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I love these line-ups that aren't including Eminger, who's been playing great hockey.
em has been adequate. his game is just that. adequate.

pretty sure this is another one of slats attempts to find lightening in a bottle and create something from nothing. there just isnt anyone available we can afford or would deal for, so its plays like this that slats is left with. his track record here isnt very good though really.

stralman is a bridge to staal. if this guy comes in and gives us some decent minutes and provides a little gittyup from our blue line, then its a no brainer.

one thing this says to me is that they havent got a ton of confidence with mdz or erixon to deliver the mail. neither is providing enough so far and nights 3rd pair have exactly zero ability to create anything other than bang it off the glass.

our weak shot totals and lack of any production from the blue line says we need some talent back there even at the expense of some physicality provided by last nights 3rd pair.

this guy isnt terrible, in fact, if we can live with his aversion to bodychecking and focus on his first step and first pass, he may be more than serviceable.

unless slats kills him on the bench...

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