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08-09-2011, 03:37 PM
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Rangers sign Brendan Bell

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Rangers sign Brendan Bell.


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#Rangers have signed 6-2, 211 pound defenseman Brendan Bell. Likely another guy to slot into the race for the 3rd pair with Emmy, Erixon, DZ

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Brendan Bell, former Ottawa d-man who played in Swiss League last year, has signed with #NYR



Hasn't played in the NHL since 2008

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http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=48757

Stats.

Played last year in the Swiss Elite League. Played quite a bit in the AHL and some NHL games. He is about 27.

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Not a bad pickup at all. He hs some experience in the NHL. Was on the Leafs I believe.

Good AHL depth. Could be a good spare call up if say a top 6 goes down ,Eminger slides in and they still want the spare.

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Not sure whether to be pleased about this or not

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I'd b shocked if we ever see him in a rangers regular season game unless he dose some amazing work in camp or we are riddled with injuries. More help for the whale now that pashnin stayed in thr KHL

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Since Pashnin is not coming, here's his AHL replacement for this season.

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Since Pashnin is not coming, here's his AHL replacement for this season.
This.

Maybe he'll be the ying to Redden's yang.

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Great option for the Whale - typical puck moving AHL defender. Think Andrew Hutchinson.

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I'd say this is an insurance plan if MZD doesn't stay in the lineup.

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I remember when Laff fans thought Brendan Bell was going to be the next great d-man. Then they switched to loving some other, obscure prospect who would go on to fizzle out.

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Brendon Bell is an untouchable and no way the Leafs will trade him to the Rangers for Leetch!

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Why would the Rangers want Brendan Bell?Is Wade Redden being loaned to Europe?

Wade Redden
Pavel Valentenko
Tomas Kundratek
Blake Parlett
Jyri Niemi
Lee Baldwin
Stu Bickel

Sam Klassen(ECHL)

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If Brendan Bell dresses in 1 game for the Rangers(even if he doesn't play),the Rangers have problems. This guy stinks. Bell is an AHL player. Bell has played 505 career games.

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Brendon Bell is an untouchable and no way the Leafs will trade him to the Rangers for Leetch!
I think that was Carlo Colaiacovo

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Good fodder to push the compete level up in camp. Thats all he'll amount to.

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Why would the Rangers want Brendan Bell?Is Wade Redden being loaned to Europe?

Wade Redden
Pavel Valentenko
Tomas Kundratek
Blake Parlett
Jyri Niemi
Lee Baldwin
Stu Bickel

Sam Klassen(ECHL)
I'd guess Baldwin spends more time in the ECHL. Which is fine, because he's pretty crappy himself.

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If Brendan Bell dresses in 1 game for the Rangers(even if he doesn't play),the Rangers have problems. This guy stinks. Bell is an AHL player. Bell has played 505 career games.



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so why just sign him to an AHL contract, great another contract given away ala ECHL players like Sam Klassen who will never see an NHL game.. why sign these players to NHL contracts??? yea the NHL contract helped cause other teams were chasing these players

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I wanted another Dman but this isn't what I was thinking.

Tweener who can dress a few games if needed.

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Interesting..

Solid depth signing. Definitely someone to keep your eye on during training camp.

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so why just sign him to an AHL contract, great another contract given away ala ECHL players like Sam Klassen who will never see an NHL game.. why sign these players to NHL contracts??? yea the NHL contract helped cause other teams were chasing these players
I actually like Klassen better than Grant, Chappell & Baldwin, but that's neither here or there...

People always worry about the 50 NHL contract limit, but it's hardly ever an issue. I'm counting 46 right now for the Rangers. They probably had to sign him to an NHL contract to lure him away from the Swiss team he played for last year. He's had a year in the NHL & those guys almost never sign AHL contracts.

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If he makes the team we're in a worse spot than I fist figured.

Couldn't this guy have been brought in on a tryout basis?

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Why would the Rangers want Brendan Bell?Is Wade Redden being loaned to Europe?

Wade Redden
Pavel Valentenko
Tomas Kundratek
Blake Parlett
Jyri Niemi
Lee Baldwin
Stu Bickel

Sam Klassen(ECHL)

It's highly doubtful Valentenko returns to the Whale. At 24, he has nothing left to prove in the AHL. If he doesn't make the Rangers, look for him to be traded. However, either MDZ or Erixon may see some time there.

Fans are always up in arms when teams sign career minor leaguers, but most organizations do it. He's an extra body you can call up in a pinch, if you need a 7th D-man. Also, minor league teams without adequate veteran leadership are usually dreadful, which is not a good environment for player development.

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If he makes the team we're in a worse spot than I fist figured.

Couldn't this guy have been brought in on a tryout basis?
Oh no, Sather is up to his old tricks again. Guess they are a little worried about some of the prospects making the step up. Plus they get to sign another reclamation project!

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Oh no, Sather is up to his old tricks again. Guess they are a little worried about some of the prospects making the step up. Plus they get to sign another reclamation project!
Its a signing of Rismiller/ Arnason proportions.

Dunno why we need to give him a guaranteed contract, thats all.

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