I like it. He will add more of an edge than MZA would have which is good since it's Callahan he is replacing. It also allows MZA to continue riding his production and getting comfortable.
No need to rush it.
"I used to pray for good things . I used to ask the Hockey Gods for puck luck for the NYR .
Now all I want is Torts the smug stupid goatee clown to be fired , . I hate Torts . Please hockey gods make him get fired. Please Sean punch him in face" -- Dorado
Actually, and I hope to not start a riot by saying this, but Chris Drury is best suited to replace Cally's game and we should be happy he's back.
Yea I'd bet it's a mix of
A) He does actually play more of the current Rangers game so it makes sense for him not just to fill Cally's spot but to add to the current makeup of the team.
B) He's a vet AHLer and system guy and a prospect we've had awhile whose time and future with this team should be right about now so it makes sense to evaluate him like they did Byers earlier and if it's not working explore a possible trade. Not that much would come back. Byers did net Kolarik who is playing and scoring well though.
Weise is a player who should have made the team out of camp. On most NHL teams, he is a 4th line players from Day 1 of this season. The guy does the dirty work and plays the game the right way. His points will transition to the NHL because the types of goals and points he puts up are there at every level of competition. He goes to the net hard and scores goals from in close. Excited to see him play.
Yeah Ward, Sjostrom, Hossa, Boyle, Bourret, Lisin all first round pick reclamation projects.
I know i'm forgetting a few.
Anyways, I hope he plays over White. I dont think they call up a younger guy on a hot streak to be a scratch. White doesnt look that comfortable at RW, and I think our PK group is pretty well set without his assistance.
Avery-Christensen-Weise is an odd line, but it could get some chances.