This is a pretty good trade actually. Rangers didn't give up any of their prime young pieces but got a top defensemen to play with Murphy and a top line forward for a struggling 16 year old giant and a physical but questionable defensively defensemen.
If Murphy, Faksa and Rieder hit it off when they come back, this team could be back into it. Leivo and Corrado are excellent additions. Corrado takes some of the strain off Murphy's back and gives him a great partner to play with, Leivo will make it so we can actually have two scoring lines again.
a think theyll get back into it once healthy and chemistry clicks
Another addition for the Rangers, who are adding depth to there underacheiving but potentially dangerous F group. Things getting interesting AGAIN in the West conf. Esp the tough midwest.
The div and 1st seed maybe outta reach but the POs should be fun!
So tonight we will have Murphy and Rieder, Gibson on the bench if needed, and all the new acquisitions (at this moment). Anyone have an update on Puempel's injury status and when he is back?
They're being tight-lipped about Puempel, but from what I'm hearing, it won't be in the next week and a half. Faksa is likely to return for the game on Jan. 18th. That's the current word, but subject to change.