Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers re-sign D Mike Vernace
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06-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by vipernsx View Post
Considering he couldn't crack lineups in several teams across the NHL, including Tampa and Colorado who haven't had quality bluelines in a long time. This is clearly an AHL/depth move. I just don't see why the Rangers burn a SPC on him rather than having Hartford sign him directly. Are the Ranger's realistically expecting him to potentially get a cup of coffee at the NHL level?
I'm pretty sure the Rangers are eliminating/replacing at least 11 SPCs of their 50 from their rolls this offseason. Resigning Vernace won't hurt them.

Also, someone in the league would offer the guy a 2-way deal because he's good AHL depth. If you just offered him an AHL contract, he would be gone.

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