How about calling up Marc-Olivier Vallerand for tonight, hopefully he'll provide some offense. He's a former ECHL All Star and linemate of Jonathan Audy-Marchessault. The other option is Brandon Wong, who was a Hobey Baker candidate at the age of 20. He has really good on-ice vision, decently smart, but smallish (actually, more weak than small) and not fast enough for the NHL given his strength.
MOV was just loaned to Norfolk in the AHL. I guess he's on an ECHL contract and not an AHL contract.
How long is that for this year?
Keep him up as a #13 if it is shortened to a 2 week stint for this lockout season (if not - ie 30 days - then agree there is no point). We need some big bodies in CT!
Under the last CBA it was (if I remember correctly) at least 30 days--I would be shocked if this rule has changed. The waiver rules were set up so teams could not grab players off of waivers and bury them in the minors. If the Rangers want/need someone for Hartford they will have to wait until the player(s) clear waivers and then make a trade. Or else sign someone who is UFA to an AHL contract. You don't get something for nothing.
Oh baby, Thomas is fighting. Big fight, punches thrown all out. Heeeextall landed 5 punches in a row after Thomas landed one, but CT showed something by taking the punches and still standing and then returning a few punches back. Excellent fight with fists just flying. I'm impressed that CT can do this.