I would think Brendan Bell, as he is the only one with NHL experience. If we're just looking for a stopgap if Sauer is out, I'd think they'd avoid a rookie.
Bell wouldn't be a terrible idea, I just see no difference between him and Stralman. Both are offensive d-men who are weak defensively. If they think it will only be a few games, maybe they see what they have in Valentenko? Or Parlett? Or maybe they try and showcase Valentenko?
Saw that WBS Penguins released Niko Dimitrakos from his PTO. Whalepack should take a flier on him. He'd add some good scoring depth.
Hes last season in sweden was not very good, if i remember correctly he actually was fired. But he had a great season wit SAIK his first year, so he might be an upgrade, if its worth playing him over up and coming youngsters im not sure..
MZA and Richards is tempting, but I think size would really kill them. They would have a difficult time down low.
there should be more than enough gritty players to put in with them. Dubinsky-Richards-Zuccarello, Zuccarello-Richards-Callahan, Anisimov-Richards-Zuccarello and so on. I think Hagelin-Dubinsky-Zuccarello could be a good and fun to watch. Zuccarello would really help the NHLs poorest PP. If he keeeps up his numbers from the last few games, i do feel he deserves a callup. expecially if the PP continous to struggle
Say what? Have you seen the Rangers play lately? The pp has looked great the last few games. Sure, 15,4% and 20th in the league overall isn't all that good, but the pp took some time to get going, and now we're seeing production from both pp units.
I don't see a role for Zucc on our PP. His lack of strength and size gives him trouble on the wing, while his lack of speed and defensive awareness, makes him a liability if playing point.