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02-05-2013, 05:19 PM
Joey Bones
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post
Right now we have 47 players signed to NYR contracts.

Miller will count against the 50 number next year
As will MSC
Most likely Noreau and McColgan will also get contracts
A big ?? is Ceresnak IMO
College kids (Skjei, Nieves, Fogarty) will most likely stay in school another year, at least
Do not see us signing the Euros in the org either (Fast & Lindberg are already signed and will be here for camp)

That makes it 51(52?) players contracted.

But there will be a lot of players that are also probably goners
A bit early to speculate - but maybe something like:

UFAs (likely gone)
Eminger, Halpern?, Gilroy ??, Collins, Segal, Vernace ?

RFAs (will likely resign)
McDonagh, Stepan, Hagelin, Ferriero, Talbot, Mashinter, Parlett,

RFAs (likely gone)
Sauer , Delisle, Niemi, Pyett

Meaning somewhere between 6-10 roster spots left to fill...after signing our prospects that already are in the org
Will probably not be signing any new draft picks either, meaning a couple or more chances to take some flyers IMO
So the summer of the season will start off with 31 contracts. Eminger, McD, Step, Hags, Ferry, Talbot, MASH, and Gilroy will resign. Halpern might. They better get rid of Collins, Segal, Parlett, Vernace, Delilse, and Pyett. Sauer (hopefully!!!) will be resigned as well and I think that Niemi will get another shot, too. So assuming that happens (and Halpern walks), that gives us 41 contracts. They'll probably sign Noreau and McColgan on ELC and let Ceresnak go. The NCAA players will stick with their schools. So that now leaves us with 43 contracts. Seven available to use.

We have 1 2nd, 3 3rds, 1 4th, 1 6th. With these we have to get a goalie!! Probably with one of the 3rds or maybe even the 4th. Goalies I'd like to get are Grosenick (NCAA), Jarry (WHL), Patterson (OHL), Laurikainen (WHL), Bartosak (WHL), and Hartzell (NCAA). Comrie (WHL) may fall back because of a season ending injury, but would be a great pick up. With the 2nd I have a huge feeling that NYR will grab 6'7"/200lbs defenseman Sam Morin. That would be a nice pick, but others around the Rangers 2nd could be Wilhelm Westlund (6'0"/184lbs-D), Jacob de la Rose (6'2"/189lbs-LW), or Ian McCoshen (6'2"/207lbs-D). They should definitely use a pick on Myles Bell.

Undrafted FA's are everywhere. With one or two of the seven contracts we have, we could use it on players like Bell, Straka, and/or Sustr. Others I have noticed are Charlie Sarault (OHL), Ben Duffy (the Q), Josh Currie (the Q), Sven Andrighetto (the Q), JS Dea (the Q), JC Lipon (WHL), Curtis Valk (WHL), Justin Feser (WHL), Alex Gogolev (WHL), Elgin Pearce (WHL), Alessio Bertaggia (WHL), Adam Lowry (WHL), and Zach Franko (WHL). Also loving Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Jaimen Yakubowski. Don't really know any Euros other than Joel Vermin, Albert Yarullin, and Miro Aaltonen. Joel apparently getting a ton of interest by NYR. Yarullin looked very good during the WJC and so was Aaltonen until he got knocked out of the tourney.

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