IMO complaining to the media because you arent playing every night shows an immaturity that you CANT handle the NHL level.
The article from Spector's:
"PORT1.AT: reports NY Rangers defenceman Thomas Pock is apparently unhappy that he hasn't seen any action yet this season with the club. His agent has reportedly spoken to Rangers management to rectify the situation, with a trade being one of the possible options."
Exactly my thought. I was shocked he resigned...obviously he's a fringe NHLer (although I think he could be a 5th-6th Dman if given the chance), but the Rangers just don't have room for him. Malik, Rozy, Staal, Tyuin, Girardi and Mara just clog things up, and then there's struds. There is nothing that Pock brings to the table which the others dont.
He's not good enough offensively to be kept in the lineup for that.
He's not good enough defensively to be kept in the lineup for that.
He's not a fighter so we won't keep him for that.
And he's not a veteran leader so we won't keep him for that.
Basically, he's a decent player but has nothing that can't be found elsewhere unfortunately. Time to trade him.
Not to turn this into a Malik thread, but that comment is a little ridiculous
As for Pock, I feel that he kind of got cheated out of. When he resigned, he was the sixth defenseman and he was likely aware that he could of been the 7th dman with Staal coming up. However, I dont think he (or any of us for that matter) expected the Rangers to resign Strudwick and wrongly put him ahead of Pock on the depth chart. Im not the biggest fan of Pock, but Strudwick is just complete garbage.
As Inferno said, its another stupid nonscensical move by Renney. I sometimes wonder if he even factors actual talent when he evaulates his players