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07-27-2009, 01:33 PM
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Rangers sign Sam Klassen

From the SNY blog

http://www.snyrangersblog.com/2009/0...n-sam-klassen/

Don't know anything about him...undrafted WHL defenseman, doesn't look to be a point scorer.

edit: He was one of the invitees to the development camp

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have fun in hartford.
Thinking he goes to Charlotte first.

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6'2'' 200 lbs, 20 year old, assist machine. Glen can pass on Zubov now..

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Thinking he goes to Charlotte first.
Charlotte would seem like the right destination for him.

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Hope he turns out to be another undrafted gem like Girardi

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more defensemen???!? You think Glen is taking the "you can never have enough defensemen" line a little too literally?

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I say we dress 17 defensemen and Gaborik and win every game 1-0

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biggest signing of the summer

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I say we dress 17 defensemen and Gaborik and win every game 1-0
Jacques Lemaire, eat your heart out.

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I say we dress 17 defensemen and Gaborik and win every game 1-0
but those 17 defensemen are not "torts guys"

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more defensemen???!? You think Glen is taking the "you can never have enough defensemen" line a little too literally?
Hey, fine by me. Gotta love adding assets.

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Play it Sam. You know the song I want to here. Play, "As Time Goes By".

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The Rangers bumping right up against the 50 NHL contract limit. This is contract #47 with 2 group II's unsigned. That number includes Grachev and MDZ. Their contracts won't count against the 50 contract limit if they are returned to their OHL teams.

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more defensemen???!? You think Glen is taking the "you can never have enough defensemen" line a little too literally?
You really can't, especially with some of the stinkers the Wolf Pack have had to put onto the ice over the years. I'm fine with this stockpiling of young defensemen.

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Jess at prospect park addressed the so called glut of d-men

http://theprospectpark.blogspot.com/

The Ranger prospect page currently lists 16 defensive prospects not including the just signed Klassen (which makes it 17) but once we start doing some moving around then you might see why they keep adding defensemen. This list also does not include any players signed to either Hartford or Charlotte contracts as we do not consider them as Ranger prospects until they earn a Ranger contract.

he goes on to say

So what appears at first glance that the Rangers have too many defensemen, it turns out they actually are still short at least 2-3 more for the entire system.

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07-28-2009, 06:15 PM
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Klassen could be sent back to junior as an overager.

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Bit of a blow to the Saskatoon Blades' defence today, as free agent defenceman Sam Klassen has signed a contract with the New York Rangers. Press release on the Rangers' site.

Klassen would have likely been one of the Blades' three overagers next year but now it seems more likely that he'll be in the Rangers system somewhere. The Blades will still have three excellent overagers (they can pick from Derek Hulak, Milan Kytnar, Chris Langkow, and Walker Wintoneak still) but no overage defencemen now.
http://smallatlarge.blogspot.com/

But where?

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Klassen, a veteran of 182 WHL games with the Saskatoon Blades, also had to stop and catch his breath. The Rangers caught him by surprise when they offered him a three-year contract.

"I went down there for a week and after I left, I didn't have a clue," said the 20-year-old defender, who attended the Rangers' summer camp in Tarrytown, N.Y. "They didn't really give us any feedback, so I had no idea what their intentions were. Then all of the sudden, my agent (Dave Kaye) called and said they wanted to sign me.

"I was pretty shocked."
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Although Klassen could conceivably return to the Blades this season, Molleken isn't expecting him back. That would leave Saskatoon with three forwards -- captain Derek Hulak, Chris Langkow and Walker Wintoneak -- to fill the team's three overage spots.

"I guess what it comes down to is that I'll play where New York wants me to play," said Klassen, who could be assigned to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. "If they think I'll develop better by coming back for my last year of junior, then I'll do that."
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports...356/story.html

Lorne Molleken is a former head coach of the Blackhawks.

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07-28-2009, 06:25 PM
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Jess left out Trevor Glass who the Pack signed out of the WHL.

The status of Tomas Kundratek is also up in the air as he would count as both an import and an overager for Medicine Hat in the upcoming season, and it's not clear whether the Tigers want to take up both of those spots with one player.

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Jess left out Trevor Glass who the Pack signed out of the WHL.
Also David Urquhart and Mike Berube, though he did mention at the beginning that he wasn't paying attention to AHL signings.

I think the Pack's probably set on defense now, but I think the Rangers are going to add a cheap vet.

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Also David Urquhart and Mike Berube, though he did mention at the beginning that he wasn't paying attention to AHL signings.

I think the Pack's probably set on defense now, but I think the Rangers are going to add a cheap vet.
Urquhart is on the list, but you're right, Berube too was left off.

The Pack have about 8 potential dmen at this point. They should be fine.

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