Wow. I called this yesterday saying that it could be a possible Voros replacement. Bell on re-entry makes 1.1(not prorated) compared to Voros' obvious 1 million. While I haven't seen Bell play in a while, I think it's a good move because he is a better skater and is more physical. And it just gives Tortorella more options.
He'll join his mates tonight. Marlies are in town so he doesn't have to go far. I wouldn't be surprised if he's already practicing with the Rangers, they're at the ACC right now in front of 14,000 children who are there to watch the teams practice. Actually, the Marlies are there too to practice, so he'll just pack his equipment and move across the hall-way. Pretty damned funny.
Anyway, great pick up? He wasn't even good enough to play on the Leafs.
Bell was bad in San Jose and bad in Toronto. He has size but he doesn't skate enough to use it. He will play a little physical, but his scoring ability just isn't there. As a 4th line role player he might be a good guy but don't expect too much. He was in the AHL for a reason.