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10-13-2013, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Savant View Post
I don't think Hagelin has the hands or the shot power to hit 60 points. The rangers do not have first line talent. They have not drafted a first line talent since the late Cherepanov. It's catching up with them. Hagelin is a tradable asset that can be used to improve the team. The rangers do not have a lot of people that fit this category. I do not think you can contend with a Brassard as a second line center and Hagelin as a top six winger. It's not good enough. In theory you start out the six kids in the bottom six and you ease them up when they are ready. Of course they would have roles I mention that in the OP how they could be used, but irregardless it's up to the coaching staff.
He's definitely a tradeable asset, but I don't see a reason to trade him unless he directly addresses a need. I don't think he's a first line talent or anything I just think 55-60 points is his ceiling. Also I think the coaching staff really needs to pay attention to those roles because the first steps into the NHL are so crucial for development. If we had someone like Ryan Strome and played him on the 4th line would that help him? Not really. I really hope the coaches get good looks at the young guns, they could really make a difference next year.

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