Rangers will be getting more Tommy Grants and Zuccarellos
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04-02-2012, 03:21 AM
pretty damn valuable
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The thinking (or over thinking) is that his contract is up. That he's down the depth chart a bit and that once upon a time when he was a Montreal prospect he left his AHL team and headed back to Russia--for a year or so--maybe part of the reason he was included in the Gomez deal.
Personally I think he could catch on with some NHL team as a 6-7.
He's a stay at home guy--with average speed and some physicality. Best +/- of our AHL defensemen.
Have to say that Bourque has had a very rough start to his pro career--rougher than Grant anyway though of course Grant is about 5 years older. Of those currently in the AHL only JAM (AHL contract), possibly Wellman, Yogan (just signed after finishing his OHL career) and Erixon are potential Rangers in the future.
Awesome, thanks for the clarification. Figured he'd be a long shot to make the Blueshirts and stick, but didn't know if it was a definite he was gone again after the year. Again, thanks for the insight.
Though plus/minus is hardly a heavyweight barometer for determining a player's ability, nor is it anywhere close to a respectable metric to use for translation into the NHL game, it's pretty interesting to hear he has the best ranking of your AHL dmen.
Evidenced by the fact that he is so far down the chart, and that he did nothing to elevate himself, I'm wondering as an aside if he has looked....
in HFDCT? Or, more aptly worded, has he looked bad?
Regarding the bolded, I, too, thought he could catch on the back end of a corps somewhere thin, but I haven't seen him play in a while, which is why I ask how he has looked. Ideal size, that's for sure...
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