That's a really good signing. Tons of offense from the kid and can see the ice really well. He's a pure puck-moving defenseman, and we really needed that in our system. The Rangers sure do love them some defenseman that can skate.
I like this acquisition even more so than the Haggerty and McCarthy deals. The guy looked awesome in the NCAA tournament. I know he's older, but he's certainly not getting by on physical strength.
Interesting to see NYR have adopted close to an at all costs/as many as can
mentality when it comes to UFA since the MSL trade.
There's been a lot lately but the Rangers have been doing this for years now. Sometimes it works out very well for us (Girardi) and sometimes the players flop. They are losing nothing but Dolan's money so it's not like it matters.
Signing 3 college ufa's is a good move by the rangers. They've traded picks. In my mind they essentially are signing guys that basically you could look at as having "drafted" and developing in the last 4 years in the NCAA. But even better these guys matured physically and mentally and weren't draft worthy before, but now may be ahead of some of the kids that actually got drafted in the years they were eligible.