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12-26-2004, 11:54 PM
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Phillipe Furrer Part 2

Figured i would start a thread with this heading again and see how far it goes off the rails this time. Maybe it will turn into the Ranger Fan lounge.

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He didn't have any pts in their 5-0 win over Belarus. But did pickup a minor.

I'm sure we'll have a better gauge when he's on TV tonight on ESPN2 vs Team USA.

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He SUCKS!









(Sorry, Singin', I couldn't resist.)

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Figured i would start a thread with this heading again and see how far it goes off the rails this time. Maybe it will turn into the Ranger Fan lounge.
What number is Furrer wearing and how much ice does he usually log for the team?

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12-27-2004, 11:00 AM
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What number is Furrer wearing and how much ice does he usually log for the team?
Furrer wears #7 and is a very important part of what they are trying to do.25 minutes per game minimum.

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He hit the post in the game vs. Belarus and was on the ice for 4 of the 5 goals scored by the Swiss team.

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*NOW* I remember him! I was having a hard time remembering who he was until a lightbulb just went off! I was really impressed by what he had to say in an interview after he was drafted. I know it doesn't mean much, but you know how sometimes you read an interview and afterwards you really start pulling for a guy?

Any Swiss reading this: what's the deal with the Swiss league anyway? There seems to be a lot of money there and they have definitely got some good non-NHL players (Nummelin comes to mind). Is the league improving? How long before it can take on the likes of the better Elite leagues in Europe?


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*NOW* I remember him! I was having a hard time remembering who he was until a lightbulb just went off! I was really impressed by what he had to say in an interview after he was drafted. I know it doesn't mean much, but you know how sometimes you read an interview and afterwards you really start pulling for a guy?

Any Swiss reading this: what's the deal with the Swiss league anyway? There seems to be a lot of money there and they have definitely got some good non-NHL players (Nummelin comes to mind). Is the league improving? How long before it can take on the likes of the better Elite leagues in Europe?
what did he say in the interview???

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*NOW* I remember him! I was having a hard time remembering who he was until a lightbulb just went off! I was really impressed by what he had to say in an interview after he was drafted. I know it doesn't mean much, but you know how sometimes you read an interview and afterwards you really start pulling for a guy?

Any Swiss reading this: what's the deal with the Swiss league anyway? There seems to be a lot of money there and they have definitely got some good non-NHL players (Nummelin comes to mind). Is the league improving? How long before it can take on the likes of the better Elite leagues in Europe?
The Swiss league is definitely getting better. In my opinion, there are three major contributing factors. First, the number of foreign players allowed per team has been increased from three to four, and even five next year. Second, the quality of these foreign players is higher than in the past. Some of the best non-nhl'ers agree to play in Switzerland (Nummelin, Peltonen, Robitaille come to mind), obviously because of the money, but also because of the quality of life (if the only factor was money, they would play in the Russian Super League). Third, the quality of the youth program is good (it has been so for the last ten years) and every year, young and promising players fight for a spot in one of the twelve teams in the highest league and challenge more established players. As a result, you don't see anymore really weak players, as it was the case 5 or 6 years ago. These players are sent down to the NLB, which can be considered a developmental league and which, in turn, benefits from the increase in quality of the highest league. In my opinion, the Swiss league is still below the level of the Swedish and Russian leagues, but it's getting nearer. See for instance the results of Davos at the Spengler Cup.

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Leave me alone. My rage keeps me warm at night.

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Try Fleece.. It sems to work for Dolan Co.

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Furrer wears #7 and is a very important part of what they are trying to do.25 minutes per game minimum.
Thanks for bringing him to our attention. He definitely is a guy not getting any evaluation over here. Judging by the minutes I am guessing he is playing in their second pairing? If so, does he get much PP or PK time? Just curious.

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what did he say in the interview???
Here, I found the interview:

http://www.newyorkrangers.com/pressb...es.asp?id=1036

Incidentallly, has anyone seen the picture of Furrer on the Rangers website? Maybe he'll have blue hair when he comes here. Him and Balej...

Another thing to think about: if it all works out in a certain way, the Rangers might have the most international (and interesting countries at that) blue line in the league. Austria, Switzerland, Russia, the US, Slovakia, Czech, as well as Canada!


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Furrer got wasted by Potter just a little while ago in the game. Wow, what a hit.

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Furrer is ginormous.

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Furrer got wasted by Potter just a little while ago in the game. Wow, what a hit.
That was Porter.

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Yes, sorry about that

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Furrer has a lot of raw ability... listed only at 6'1 but looks bigger, also skates well and likes the rough stuff... still needs to learn defense comes first though

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Wow... Furrer has a bomb for a shot...

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Wow... Furrer has a bomb for a shot...
lol yep, and that was Montoya's best save of the night, hahahhaa

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I liked what I saw from Furrer tonight. He looks like a good skating D with decent offensive capabilities. He has a rocket of a shot and likes to blast it from the point on the PP. I'd like to see more of him.

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I agree with what everyone else said. He seems bigger than what he's listed at. He has a great shot and plays pretty well defensively. I'm glad to see he likes getting involved in the physical play, pushing around guys and throwing punches at players that crowd his goalie's crease. I like this kid alot.


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i thought furrer looked pretty solid considering the talent he was facing...especially for a mid-round pick that everyone forgets about...

if he's the 12th or 13th best dman in the system then we are in pretty good shape.

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