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Rangers sign Michael Haley (2 years @ 600K per, first year is two way)
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07-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Haley could be the next Prust. It takes time to develop players like that. Prust didn't just show up and start getting regular ice time. It took him a while to establish himself.
As a fighter Haley is more of a middleweight but he's embarrassed a lot of bigger guys with reputations. He's almost unbeatable with players his own size. He's also more of a **** disturber than Prust. Haley agitates more. His AHL numbers are not bad.
As a Sound Tiger fan, I got to see Haley a lot since 07. He plays whatever role he's asked to play. He's not a goon by any means, he just sticks up for his teammates.
He's played a lot of roles in Bridgeport. When he first came up from the ECHL in 07, he was just a fighter trying to stay and get a contract. He's a character guy and he's evolved.
The past two seasons he's played on both the PP and PK logging more minutes on the PK. He lead the Sound Tigers in goals and points for a while in 10-11 and was a major part of that team. He sometimes played on their top line. He earned his call up and was told that his role was to agitate and fight.
In the summer of 11-12 he got shafted by the Isles brass. They went with Reasoner and Pandolfo (vet leadership). I wouldn't be surprised if that impacted his play this past season.
He's a 4th liner who can actually play a shift. He certainly could put up 10-15 pts.
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