I'll be honest...as inconsequential as this move is wrt to the Rangers themselves...I don't like it. Hartford needed another vet forward or two, not to trade a top-6 C.
Right? I'm not 100% in tune with the Hartford situation.
From Hartford's point of view, this is terrible. Noob was the glue of the team. They looked lost when he was called up or injured. He's by far the best player in Hartford because he does everything well at that level. He doesn't excel at anything, which is what makes his move to the NHL difficult, but for an AHLer, he's like Mark Messier in his prime.
As someone who pays money to AHLlive, I hate this move. Will make watching the Pack a bummer.
When they traded away Parlett, the team collapsed. The blue line was already very weak and not deep, and losing him meant a lot. Now they lost Logan Pyett and also probably Vernace and Collins, though personally I'd keep Vernace.
However, we did add Allen, Hughes and Noreau. We were better off re-signing Vernace than trading away Noob. He's a terrific AHLer.
Haley - Lindberg - Fast
Hrivik - St. Croix - Segal/Mash/Palm
Yogan - Jean - Nicholls
Bourque - Wiebe (I hope) - Kantor
Klassen - MCI
Syvret - Bickel
Allen - Hughes/Vernace/Noreau
He got his first goal in the Philly-Boston Winter Classic, but has never amounted to much since his Junior days.
If I recall correctly, Danny Syvret was captain of the 04/05 London Knights powerhouse team that won the Memorial Cup over Rimouski (with a young Sidney Crosby) as a side note, Brandon Prust wore the A for that Knights team that had Corey Perry, Rob Schremp, Dan Girardi, Dave Bolland and Marc Methot among others
Newbs was the GOAT AHLer but I really hated the few minutes he would get when he was called up to the majors, since he never seemed to do anything right. With Lindberg coming in I don't think Hartford will be TOO hurt by losing Newbs.