Hartford needs to make the playoffs this year. It's a good thing--maybe the best thing for the player development of our younger prospect. Last year--very bad goaltending in the first half sunk the Wolfpack. Good to my mind that the Rangers are not going to let their AHL team flounder again.
a winning culture in Hartford goes a long way towards prospect development.
Yeah he's not an NHL goalie because of his size since skilled shooters and pick the net around his ears, but otherwise he is a very good goalie. Had a very successful run in the Tampa farm system.
It's good that HFD gets a lot of depth. There will be prospects making the Rangers team, and having bodies that can fill the void in the farm, or if they aren't ready is an important factor to the health of the organization.
Last year the goaltending made the team unwatchable after Cam was called up until Gov was signed. This won't be an issue this year.