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08-29-2008, 03:22 PM
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Ken Gernander Question

What kept him from making the NHL? We all know he was a very good AHL player and in the 90's I always thought he can be a solid 3rd liner for the Rangers when they had him?

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People forget that he was already 25 by the time the Rangers signed him. He was drafted by the Jets and played three years in Moncton in the AHL without getting a sniff and was considered an AHL-signing at the time as the Binghamton Rangers needed to replace Don Biggs and company.


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Taking a wild guess, I'll say that Gernander wasn't a good enough hockey player to play in the NHL.

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He was called up during the 97' season, than again in the 97' Play offs. After that it was exiled on Main St.

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maybe its as simple as he wasn't good enough to play full time in the nhl...

we are talking about a career third line ahl player.....

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he'll at least get to be a head coach in the nhl someday

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think jason krog, solid ahl player, cant cut it in the nhl.

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Hasn't Gernander been injured in 96 or something?

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Kinda funny that he played more NHL playoff games than regular season. Would say he wasn't given a fair shot when he had 5pts in 12 games, but accomplishing zero in the playoffs, there is your answer.

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Kinda funny that he played more NHL playoff games than regular season. Would say he wasn't given a fair shot when he had 5pts in 12 games, but accomplishing zero in the playoffs, there is your answer.
He was an emergency call-up during the 1997 conference finals. As I recall, he played well in one game, then was slammed into the boards the next and had a seriously separated shoulder.

And let's not forget, the organization didn't exactly give long looks to players without long NHL resumes in those days.

But, as someone else said, Gernander will get the last laugh: he's going to be a coach in the NHL soon.

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He was an emergency call-up during the 1997 conference finals. As I recall, he played well in one game, then was slammed into the boards the next and had a seriously separated shoulder.

And let's not forget, the organization didn't exactly give long looks to players without long NHL resumes in those days.

But, as someone else said, Gernander will get the last laugh: he's going to be a coach in the NHL soon.

Historically career minor leauge players tend to make the best big leauge coachs/Managers. I think alot of it is there Attitude of always trying to make it to that next level, & the humility of not having a big ego.

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As I recall, Ken Gernander was one of those players who was solid enough in every area to be a top AHL player, but not spectacular enough in any one area to be an NHL player. He had a top hockey mind, though, which I think will translate well for his coaching career.

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