This organization has generally been pretty good about when they release their older players. we dropped Rucchin, Straka, Nylander, Shanahan, all roughly around the exact right time. Only debates would be on Jagr and Rucinsky.
We'll see about Prospal. I'd like to have him instead of Wolski, but maybe 50 games in his legs will give out.
I love Vinny as much as the next guy but the Rangers medical staff where in the know about his injury woes a lot more than any other organization and to this point it's been a short season. Talk to me in February.
With the forward depth, would I have rather had VP at 1.4 than Feds, yeah probably, but maybe this was a mutual decision and Vinny wanted to seek out other clubs where maybe he could cash in a bit more and maybe he gave up his spot so Feds could stick around, knowing the club could only sign one. We don't really know.
With all due respect to everyone, whomever wanted the guy gone during the off-season deserves to be slapped. We let go the ONE guy who's career is based on working his ass off and being enthusiastic about it.
I'd love to get him back trade deadline or otherwise.
This team as a whole is fairly slow as is . If looking for LW depth going for an injured fading player chemistry or not is not a good move going forward .
The numbers speak for themselves... Whether he's scoring them or not, he causes goals. And the guy's attitude is everything you could hope for.
I'd love Vinny coming back at the trade deadline. He'd fit right in immediately and there would be ZERO time needed to get used to everything. Everyone loves the guy, Torts included. You need guys like him that completely buy into the coach and the entire team mentality.
I'd be concerned about Prospal's ability as the season moves along... basically concerned about his ability to perform in the playoffs. Yeah, yeah, he was instrumental down the stretch last year. However, not only was his body fully rested when he came back, but he still only put up 1 point (a goal) in our playoff series. I had my doubts then, and I have my doubts now, about whether or not Prospal is really capable of playing playoff hockey.
The only reason why you bring a forward in, at this point, is to give you the ability to create a 3rd line that can provide some offense. So no to trading Wolski for him, as that move would be lateral for us. I'd give a 3rd round pick for Prospal and that's about it.