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07-15-2014, 07:41 AM
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Paul Ranger to Switzerland

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Paul Ranger has agreed to a 2 year deal to play in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wasn't this guy a decent depth d-man for the Leafs? Surprised he couldn't get an NHL contract

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A decent depth d-man for the Leafs is an AHL player for 25 other teams. Not surprised at all.

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A decent depth d-man for the Leafs is an AHL player for 25 other teams. Not surprised at all.
You are 100% right, but this guy, Gardiner(especially), and to an extent Rielly played some pretty good hockey to close out the season.

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meh, decent D. hopefully he can resurrect his career in switzerland.

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*November thread*

"What happened to Paul Ranger?"

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'Depth' D-man for a non-playoff team equals a fringe NHL-er.

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A decent depth d-man for the Leafs is an AHL player for 25 other teams. Not surprised at all.
Too true, unfortunately.

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Solid money, bigger role, more stability(can't get traded/sent to the AHL etc.) nice country, very little travel, new experience...

Switzerland is a great option for an older fringe NHLer.

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Wait... Switzerland is nowhere NEAR Toronto. What gives?

Last offseason, Leafs fans said he would "only play in Toronto, because (insert reason here)".

I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

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Well, at least he didn't quit hockey altogether, but walking away from the NHL yet again? Can't be good if he wishes to return.

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Wait... Switzerland is nowhere NEAR Toronto. What gives?

Last offseason, Leafs fans said he would "only play in Toronto, because (insert reason here)".

I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
... and who did he sign with last year?

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Wait... Switzerland is nowhere NEAR Toronto. What gives?

Last offseason, Leafs fans said he would "only play in Toronto, because (insert reason here)".

I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
He had said so himself the past couple years he'd only play in Toronto for personal family reasons. The fact that he's going to Switzerland now is kind of odd

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Shocking, I thought he was supposed to be a top 4 defenceman despite not playing in the NHL for over 3 years.

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... and who did he sign with last year?
The implication was that he would only play hockey in Toronto ever again. Or at least, that is what some posters were saying last year.

Something about his recovery from whatever drove him from the game in the first place, and something about family, yadda yadda. Lots of people were making claims about Rangers personal life that were obviously fabricated/complete conjecture/total BS, and some people tried to point out that they were full of it, but when he ended up signing in Toronto, it "falsely confirmed" all the bogus speculation people were throwing out about Ranger's motivation and where his head was.

My point with that post wasn't to say that he didn't play for Toronto, but that there was a WHOLE lot of Internet Psychologists around these parts last time around that were using his signing with the Leafs as some sort of justification for the false fact that Ranger was somehow "broken".

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not a good depth player. guy made way to many bone headed moves and was an important part in several loses.

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The implication was that he would only play hockey in Toronto ever again. Or at least, that is what some posters were saying last year.

Something about his recovery from whatever drove him from the game in the first place, and something about family, yadda yadda. Lots of people were making claims about Rangers personal life that were obviously fabricated/complete conjecture/total BS, and some people tried to point out that they were full of it, but when he ended up signing in Toronto, it "falsely confirmed" all the bogus speculation people were throwing out about Ranger's motivation and where his head was.

My point with that post wasn't to say that he didn't play for Toronto, but that there was a WHOLE lot of Internet Psychologists around these parts last time around that were using his signing with the Leafs as some sort of justification for the false fact that Ranger was somehow "broken".
Do you feel better now?

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Wasn't this guy a decent depth d-man for the Leafs? Surprised he couldn't get an NHL contract
great 1st pass, but poor 1st step.

played much better after almost getting killed (head first boarding) later in the season

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Good to see he is going to continue playing hockey!

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I remember when this kid was playing like a top 4 in Tampa and then he just left. Didn't see much of him as a Leaf but if the skill and talent is still there then he will find his way back to the NHL soon enough.

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How many players faded into obscurity twice?

I'll miss him, he was solid, but when I think of him I'll always remember him as that guy that was Tampa's top defenseman when they were really bad. It's a shame, he really was starting to look like an excellent player before he first vanished

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Do you feel better now?
Of course! Forget the whole "have a child, plant a tree, write a book" plan to happiness. I've found true and eternal contentment because a depth defenceman signed in Europe.

Clearly I can die in peace, now.

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The Rangers should have given him a contract so they could have "Ranger" on both front and back of the jersey for marketing purposes in jersey sales.

On a side note, it's good to see he is willing to play hockey even though he could not get a contract with the Leafs (or possibly other NHL teams).

It's odd to think at one time that Brian Lawton in 2009 was offered Claude Giroux from the Flyers to trade for Paul Ranger, which was turned down by the Lightning. It's sad to see a top 4 defenseman decline this much after he left the NHL.

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So did he get over that whole "homesick" thing he had going?

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The implication was that he would only play hockey in Toronto ever again. Or at least, that is what some posters were saying last year.

Something about his recovery from whatever drove him from the game in the first place, and something about family, yadda yadda. Lots of people were making claims about Rangers personal life that were obviously fabricated/complete conjecture/total BS, and some people tried to point out that they were full of it, but when he ended up signing in Toronto, it "falsely confirmed" all the bogus speculation people were throwing out about Ranger's motivation and where his head was.

My point with that post wasn't to say that he didn't play for Toronto, but that there was a WHOLE lot of Internet Psychologists around these parts last time around that were using his signing with the Leafs as some sort of justification for the false fact that Ranger was somehow "broken".
Ok probably would've been for the best if you just moved on and realized 99% of the posters here have no inside knowledge of where players will sign.

What I remember last year was Leaf fans thinking they had the inside track because he was playing with the Marlies the year before, and he lives in Toronto.

But feel free to spin it anyway you like.

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Ok probably would've been for the best if you just moved on and realized 99% of the posters here have no inside knowledge of where players will sign.

What I remember last year was Leaf fans thinking they had the inside track because he was playing with the Marlies the year before, and he lives in Toronto.

But feel free to spin it anyway you like.
I read posts saying exactly what bonktastic said too. Am I spinning?

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