Fast, hardworking, great defensively, tough along the boards.....
Yup. He'd be perfect. Who would he bounce, though? Frolov? F-tank? Obviously with the injury to Cally he'd go in ahead of White.
Eh, I guess it doesn't matter. Just seems beyond ironic that the Rangers are finding success emulating the kind of play Korpikowski is known for a mere 15 months after deciding there wasn't a place on the roster for that kind of player.
Korpedo is their leading goal scorer from the 4th line.
Another bad trade.
i wasnt a fan of the trade myself, but Korpis 14 points would be fairly low on our depth charts...
below dubi, cally, gabby, aa, boyle, girardi, stepan, on par with avery frolov and staal, and just a hair over rozsival (whose missed a ton of games) fedotenko, christensen and prust.
its not like those 14 points would make or break us. really there is no regularly playing forward outside of the boogaard/white combination that he would outperform by any measurable amount. you have 11 of our 12 regular forwards at or better than that production...so whats the big deal?
I'm not trying to harp, or claim that Korpi would be a top 6 guy.
I think hes developing into a nice defensive forward. But Ranger management wanted to take a chance on a sniper, so they traded him for Lisin.
Bad move, in the end. But since we have Boyle, Avery, Prust, as well as Weise, Hagelin, and Yogan in the system it isnt as big a deal.
yeah, a large percentage of us saw the epic fail coming. korpi was a useful player, lisin was a bang or bust player...he busted, and korpi is still a useful player. pretty much how we expected it to go. what i didnt expect is for Prucha to fall off the map like he has. kid works hard, goes to the net. its a shame.
Actually, I think he'd be a perfect fit on THIS Ranger team.
But the question remains, why not take a chance on moving a guy like him who you can very easily replace through free agency or from within if there is a chance to get back a player who may turn out to be a player a lot harder to attain?
I liked the chance and of course in hindsight its rough but I would make that trade 8 days out of the week.