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07-06-2013, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
We'll probably have more high profile prospects in Hartford than any time in recent memory. Fast, Lindberg, Miller, McIlrath, Hrivik, St. Croix, McIlrath, Allen, and on and on. So many guys that have good to great NHL potential.
I think its awesome to have that number of prospects that will probably be at the AHL level already.

I also know that some discredit AHL "lifers" as some players burried in the minors with no NHL future, but I advocate that these vets play an important role when these prosects develop: They lead, they have experience, many have a work ethic that matches or even tops that of an NHL player, they are someone who can bring stability and guidance.

Therefore I find it very important to have solid and performing vets in Hartford. Newbury's loss will be greatly felt, he was the de facto Mark Messier of the Wolf Pack. I hope the NYRs organisation hasn't forgotten about this aspect.

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