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2012-2013 Rangers Prospects Thread (Player Stats in Post #1; Updated 5/9) *Part III*
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04-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Are the Rangers looking to sign Skjei and assign him to the WHL? Regina has his rights. The Rangers engineer a trade to a better team. I believe Skjei is a Newport Sports client(Don Meehan,Pat Morris,Mark Guy,etc). Newport had a 2012 draft feature on their website which included Skjei but they removed it. They listed all of their first round picks. Then Kerdiles got in trouble with the NCAA over his association with his advisor Ian Pulver. The advisor tweeted a pic of Kerdiles and his other clients holding a bottle of supplements. Newport removed any mention of NCAA players. The Rangers have 2 Newport Sports #1 pick clients. Skjei and McIlrath.
I read the Gopher blogs. This one blog had Mark Alt leaving school and turning pro when everyone assumed Alt was staying for his senior year. Alt signed with the Flyers last week.
From March 12
I heard from someone I trust that despite a less than stellar season, Alt is seriously considering going pro. Despite a glut of quality defenseman, Alt has been in the top six all season, and I would be shocked if, as a senior next year, he wouldn't be in the top six or even top four if he came back.
The same blogger on Skjei. 4/10.
Oh, and next year's team will get Adam Wilcox back in goal, still just a sophomore, still with the Iron Man helmet, still awesome. Kyle Rau, Tom Condon, Travis Boyd, and Seth Ambroz lead a promising group of forwards, and Ben Marshall, Mike Reilly and Jake Parenteau lead what will be a very young but very solid group of defenseman
(should I be worried Brady Skjei will leave for juniors? Because I'm worried)
. The 2013-14 team won't have the star power or perhaps the top-end skill of the guys who've left like Bjugstad, Haula and Schmidt, and I highly doubt they'll finish the regular season as the #2 team in the country. But I don't think it's crazy to believe that next year's group has the potential to play better and finish better in the postseason than the current team did.
The Rangers did buy Miller out of his commitment to North Dakota. They tried to convince Kreider to leave BC for the Q. Maybe they want Skjei out of Minnesota and into the CHL.
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