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04-21-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
i think Rangers keep Ferriero based on that he brings alot of speed to the lineup whenever he gets to play.. id dump Niemi, Collins, Segal Newbury before Ferriero..
Newbury already has a contract for next year. Ferriero is an AHL/NHL tweener--there are lots of players like that. He's not a big loss and as far as forwards with NHL experience Rangers look to be going more and more to their younger prospects this year and that trend is going to be even stronger next year IMO.

Next year's Connecticut team so far if we're looking at who is signed:

Forwards--Newbury, Thomas, Hrivik, Haley, Jean, Yogan, Bourque, St. Croix, Nicholls, Kantor, Wilson--then there is going to be some of Fasth, Kreider, Miller, Lindberg and maybe the as yet unsigned McColgan.

We may want more veterans at forward but that could mean another AHL contract for Tessier--it could mean resigning a Mashinter, Ferriero or Palmieri or forget all three of them and resign Segal.

Defense--McIlrath, Bickel, Hughes, Allen.

Klassen was an AHL contract this year. Pyett, Niemi are restricted. Vernace, Collins--UFA's.

I don't expect Niemi to be back but looking at the signed d-men only McIlrath has real value and not one of them brings much offense. Two--Hughes, Allen will be raw rookies. If Noreau is signed another raw rookie.

This is why we're going to need a couple AHL vet defensemen.

Goal--Talbot, Missiaen, Stajcer.

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