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cynomatic
08-22-2007, 09:05 AM
The Rangers' system was weak when Sather took over. Now, the pipeline is spitting out gold nuggets. Here’s a look at some of the team’s top prospects.

Defensemen

Marc Staal -- The top defenseman at the 2006 World Junior Championship, in which he helped lead Canada to a gold medal, Staal was disappointed when he didn't make the Rangers last season. He returned to the Sudbury Wolves and, although his numbers declined from the previous year, his play was good enough to earn top defenseman honors in the Ontario Hockey League. He had five goals and 29 assists in the regular season, but stepped up his game in the playoffs, scoring five goals and adding 15 assists in 20 games while finishing plus-17. Staal was named the MVP of the OHL playoffs, in which Sudbury lost the final in six games to Plymouth. He also won another gold medal at the 2007 WJC.

"This is a guy that we wanted so much we moved up in the draft to get a defenseman that we think will play for us for a long, long time," Clark said. "He's from a terrific family of players, to the point we're comparing them to the Sutters a generation ago. Marc is a very steady player who does all aspects of the game well, although we don't project him as a power-play defenseman. He's played the power play and done pretty well, but we see him as a big, defensive defenseman.

"He's 6-foot-4, good size with mobility. He's not a great fighter, but he's been known to stick up for himself and his teammates. He did everything well last season in his last year in the juniors and he'll be pushing for a spot on the Rangers' roster at training camp."

Bobby Sanguinetti -- In consecutive press releases regarding Bobby Sanguinetti, his junior team, the Owen Sound Attack, congratulated him for making the OHL All-Star Team and leading the league in power-play goals, while in the next press release announced that he'd been traded to the Brampton Battalion for the upcoming season.

Sanguinetti had three fine seasons in Owen Sound. This past season he had 23 goals and 30 assists in 67 games and only 48 penalty minutes. He was second among OHL defensemen in goals and 10th in points. He led the Attack in scoring in the playoffs with three goals and three assists. He then had three assists in five regular-season games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and one assist in seven Calder Cup Playoff games.

"My job is to prepare the Rangers for the post-Jaromir Jagr era, to take care of the future of the New York Rangers," Clark said. "With the new rules, power plays are a big part of the NHL. When Brian Leetch left, we had a need for a defenseman who could carry the puck and run a power play, In Marc Staal and Michael Sauer, we have big, defensive defensemen coming along in our system. The next thing to take care of was puck movement and Sanguinetti does that. He was the second-highest goal-scoring defenseman in the OHL last season and he has another year left."

Michael Sauer --Sauer is a big kid, 6-3 and 210 pounds, and a good skater who understands defensive positioning. Michael is the younger brother of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer. He can knock people around and he has a wide wing span that makes it hard to get around him. He was being encouraged to play a more physical role two years ago, just before he suffered a shoulder injury. Interestingly, he's a St. Cloud, Minnesota, native who spurned his hometown college Huskies to play Canadian juniors. He was traded mid-season last year from the weak Portland team to the strong Medicine Hat Tigers and helped them to the WHL championship. He was minus-8 in Portland and plus-9 at the Hat. A defensive defenseman, Sauer may never garner headlines, but every team has room for this kind of player.

"Sauer gets left out a lot when people write up our prospects," Clark said. "We like the way Michael has progressed. He got traded last year from the Portland Winter Hawks to the Medicine Hat Tigers, from a weak team to a strong team. When he got to Medicine Hat, that's when a lot of people started to recognize his ability. People would scout a Portland game and although Michael played well, his team probably lost and you didn't get the strong overall impression because he's a defensive defenseman. He takes care of his own end. He keeps it simple and gets the puck up to the forwards. We've tried to fill different roles on our team with each draft and we like the way Michael is coming along. One of the things we like is guys getting a lot of playoff experience. Michael played 23 games this year and went to the Memorial Cup. Staal played 21 postseason games.
Goaltending


The New York Rangers drafted goaltender Al Montoya with the sixth-overall pick of the 2004 NHL Entry draft.

Al Montoya --The sixth-overall pick at the 2004 Entry Draft, Montoya has progressed with the Hartford Wolf Pack after three seasons at the University of Michigan.

Montoya has now played two years for the Wolf Pack, getting better each year. Montoya has quick reflexes and a good glove. One scouting report said he needs to be more consistent and avoid bad goals. You could probably say that about every 22-year-old goalie and some a lot older. Montoya backstopped a very young team last year and enhanced his reputation with inspired play.
The Wolf Pack started badly, yet made the playoffs and lost their first series by one goal in Game 7. Montoya was key to the turnaround. He was the AHL Goaltender of the Month in February and Player of the Week in early January. He tied for third with six shutouts and was fifth in the AHL in wins, goals-against average and shootout success.

"Al is coming along the way we expected. Remember, he came out of college a year early," Clark said. "With goalies, there's a three-to-four-year prospect phase. We wanted him to play half the games his first year in Hartford and he went 23-9-1. He was the No. 1 goalie last year and went 27-17. His goals-against average dropped from 2.61 to 2.30 and his save percentage rose from .907 to .914. So, he's headed in the right direction, the arrow is going in the direction we want all our prospects to go. Don't forget that we had a veteran team in Hartford two years ago and went with a very young team last year, so the numbers are even better than they look.

"When I was with the Islanders, we had a bad team and promoted Roberto Luongo too soon,” Clark recalled. “He tried, but it didn't work and the GM and coach soured on him. I can't believe he's been traded twice! We have Henrik Lunqvist in the prime of his career. The challenge for Montoya is to come in and win the backup job, but is that the best thing for him? Should he sit and back up in the NHL or continue to face shots and work on his game for another year in the AHL? That hasn't been decided yet."

Right wingers

Alex Bourret -- Bourret is a blocky 5-10, 210-pound offensive threat. In his fourth Quebec League season with Shawinigan, Bourret had 44 goals and 70 assists for 114 points. He got off to a rocky start last season with the AHL Chicago Wolves when he suffered a training-camp concussion. He had 11 goals and 21 assists when the Atlanta Thrashers, the Wolves’ parent club, traded him to the Rangers on Feb. 27, who assigned him to the Wolf Pack. Atlanta received winger Pascal Dupuis.

Bourret had five goals and 13 assists with Hartford and three goals and eight assists in Hartford's seven-game Calder Cup Playoff stint. He's a good skater, shooter and passer and throws hard hits. Bourret has to work on his two-play and conditioning. The trade didn't help Atlanta much this year, but it looks like it might benefit the Rangers for years to come.

"Alex was in the mix of guys we considered taking in the first round in 2005, but we traded up to get Staal and Bourret went four picks later," Clark said. "We probably would have taken him then if we hadn't moved up. So the trade for Pascal Dupuis basically amounted to us trading a third-round pick this year for a first-round pick two years ago who has some pro experience. Alex was a boy playing with men on the Wolves, but our Hartford crew had a lot of players around his age. He really picked it up down the stretch and into the playoffs.

"Alex had 16 goals and 34 assists in the regular season and played much better in the playoffs. He had a really good playoffs and his arrow is pointing in the right direction. He's beginning to understand the commitment to conditioning needed to play in the NHL. It's not uncommon for a player who has great success in juniors to discover there are big steps to be taken to be able to play with men in the professional ranks."



http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=336074

cynomatic
08-22-2007, 09:05 AM
Left wing

Nigel Dawes --There's a long-held theory that if you really want something and work hard to get it, you'll get it. If it holds true in Dawes’ case, he will be an NHL player. Sooner rather than later, it seems. Like a lot of Winnipeg-raised players, he combines toughness with good skating skills. Dawes made the Rangers out of training camp last fall but the team decided "Black Aces" was not the best role for a 21-year-old goal scorer and returned him to the Wolf Pack. There, he had 27 goals and 33 assists for 60 points in 65 games. The two-time WHL First Team All Star was plus-29 in 245 WHL games and is plus-23 in 146 AHL games so he knows his defensive responsibilities, as well.


"I would say that Staal, Bourret and Dawes have the best chances to challenge for spots on our roster at training camp," Clark said. "Nigel is not a big kid, but it's a new game with the new rules and he put up 35 goals in 77 games in his first year at Hartford, playing with good, older veterans, and 27 in 65 games last year with a younger team. He's a goal scorer and he's got a chance to play on our second line. There again with the new rules, we've changed our thinking about the third line. It used to be a checking line, but now we're looking, like a lot of teams, for more production there. Nigel has a good chance to be a scorer on one of our lines."

Center


Brandon Dubinsky's solid play during his first AHL season earned him a six-game call-up near the end of the season.

Brandon Dubinsky -- Before Scott Gomez, there were no NHL players from Anchorage, Alaska. Between developing players and signing free agents, two of the Rangers' four centers this season could hail from Anchorage. Dubinsky is an interesting case. He had a very good second season with Portland in the WHL, but his goals and assists declined over the next two years while his plus-minus numbers went up on a team that struggled. Sometimes, you have to read between the lines. Dubinsky suffered no decline in goals or plus-minus in his first AHL season with Hartford last year. He had 21 goals and 22 assists and was plus-8 in 71 games, earning a six-game call-up near the end of the season.

Dubinsky, 6-1 and 210 pounds, plays with high energy and a bit of a snarl. He'll play in traffic and goes hard to the net. He has aspects to his game that every team wants. Whether he needs another AHL season, training camp will prove that.
"When we decided to have no veterans in Hartford, people said we were crazy. We started 2-9, but worked through it and we were banging on the door at the end," Clark said. "The decision created an opportunity for Brandon to center our top line. Later in the season, we moved him back onto the second line. He did a heck of a job and moved in the direction we wanted him to go in picking up the pace of his game coming out of juniors.

"He's been a plus player everywhere he's been and he had 115 penalty minutes last year in Hartford so no one pushes him around. He's a competitive guy and always has been. Although some people here think one or more of the kids can earn a role here, it's likely he'll go back to Hartford because we like to see a player dominate for a year at the AHL level because it's such a big jump to the NHL."

Tom Pyatt -- Hey kids, want to insure that you make the hockey team you're trying out for? Try the Tom Pyatt formula. Never let the coach walk by the exercise room and see that you're not there. Tom Renney once said that Pyatt understands that professional hockey is a job. A job he enjoys, but nevertheless, a job. He's 20 now and has been the best-conditioned Ranger three years in a row at summer camp. That means at 18 he was fitter than every player whose name you already know. In professional hockey, that's rarer than Glen Sather's steaks. The veterans teach the kids what it takes to make the NHL.

Pyatt works hard at every aspect of the game. He's a bit undersized, but his superior skating skills give him an edge and he's a flawless passer. The son of former NHL player Nelson Pyatt has a deep understanding of what is going on out on the ice and what needs to be done. His defense is excellent. He's easy to coach and willing to do whatever it takes. Plus, he has talent and is a leader. His junior team was struck by scandal so Pyatt took over the leadership and got the program back on track. He's 20-years-old, going on 30.

"Tom has been our best conditioned athlete three years in a row at training camp. He's Taylor Pyatt's brother, but Taylor is 6-foot-3 and Tom is 5-foot-11 and all about hockey," Clark said. "He was on the Canadian team that won gold at the World Juniors where he had a goal and three assists and was plus-3. We like what he did at Saginaw last year. His team had a rough start and this guy stepped up, making plays. His hustle took him to another level. We took a chance on him in the draft and now he's gone from 18 goals to 24 to 43 last season. We need future players for our top two lines and Tom is a quality person with a good chance to make it in the NHL."

Artem Anisimov --The Rangers took Anisimov with the 56th pick in 2006 after he posted 15 goals and 12 assists in 30 games with his hometown Yaroslavl Lokomotiv junior team. He had two goals and eight assists with the Lokomotiv team in the Russian Elite League last season. That's not impressive by North American standards, but fairly typical of a first-year Russian pro. His steady improvement can be seen in the three goals and two assists he posted in fie games in the playoffs. He's an excellent skater and passer and possesses a strong slap shot. He may try to play North American pro hockey this year but may stay home in a bid to play for the World Junior Championship team.

"We really like his style," Clark said. "He plays like a North American. Artem may not have the outright, top-end skills that some Russian players have, but he's 6-foot-3 with a strong stride and he's very strong on his skates. He can make plays and when the puck goes the other way, he backchecks very, very well. He's everything you want in a young player. The things you have to yell at and teach other plays, he already knows that. He was outstanding at rookie camp."

Brodie Dupont --Dupont posted three seasons of steadily improving production for the Calgary Hitmen, culminating in a 37-goal, 33-assist season in 70 games last season. He's 6-foot-2 and 206 pounds and plays with a snarl. He's a hard forechecker and a good passer which makes him excellent in the transition game. He's very strong on his skates, but not overly fast and has been compared to former junior teammate Andrew Ladd. He's most effective around the net because his lower-body strength makes him hard to move from where he wants to be. His physique and attributes are similar to a young Ron Francis and he doesn't lack determination. He may pose a difficult question for the Rangers: Checking center or offensive threat? Plus, Calgary used him at left wing at times.

"There's no question Brodie played a very gritty game in juniors," Clark said. "He showed a lot more offense as he progressed, going from 14 goals and 12 playoff games his first year to 30 goals and 13 playoff games to 37 goals and 18 playoff games last year. Brodie had nine goals and seven assists in those 18 games last spring. He's developing into a top three line player with a strong two-way game. He'll back up his teammates and he'll give you a good pop with a strong hip check or hurt you with a goal."

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=336074

CurseThis
08-22-2007, 10:21 AM
Dupont moved to the left wing... and since he's got three kids ahead of him on the talent chart, as well as Drury and Gomez in the NHL for the foreseeable future, it's for the best.

Korpikoski is another future NHLer at LW.

SLY WILLIAMS
10-26-2007, 10:04 AM
Great thread. I'm really excited about all our talented youth on the farm. We added Cherpy this year as well

jetsfan89
10-27-2007, 03:57 PM
Great thread. I'm really excited about all our talented youth on the farm. We added Cherpy this year as well

cherepanov is playing with omsk in russia this year. next yr he will join rangers trainign camp and could possibly make the team with his skill level.

Rangers in 7
04-28-2008, 03:29 PM
anyone have details about P.A. Parentue ive looked through the ranger website and hartford's....he led the team in scoring, but how come even a huge ranger fan like me has never heard of him or has he gotten a chance wit the big club this year?

redwhiteandblue
06-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Montoya is no more though, unfortunatly.

Anyone else think we could have gotten much more for him? Although I'm a big Freddy Sjo fan, he was a good trading chip.

Desert Plains
06-15-2008, 01:59 PM
Montoya is no more though, unfortunatly.

Anyone else think we could have gotten much more for him? Although I'm a big Freddy Sjo fan, he was a good trading chip.

Montoya might have been a 1st round pick, but he never progressed as they hoped and really wasn't considered a top prospect at the time they traded him. He was probably 3rd on the depth chart in the system (not counting Hank or Vali). So, he was expendable.

Based on these facts, I'm sure Sather got about as much as he could for him. We weren't forced to trade him. So, if Sather thought a better offer might come, he wouldn't have settled for what we got.

sperez1979
06-18-2008, 10:12 AM
Here are some more guys poeple in the chefck like besides cherp..are

JArko Immonen ( I know has gotten chances) but 26G 37A he was part of the brian leetch deal I would love to get something out of that deal has skills great skater and passer..

Lukas zeliska 7th round draft pick 06 23g 29a rank 40th among european skaters that yrs draft so not great skater but nice numbers

Hugh Jessiman (again i Know has gotten his chances was one of the last cuts last yr) 18g 24a in hartford...

Greeg Moore 26g 40a ( again some one who saw a bit of NHL time)

P.A Parenreau 34g 47a hartford was property of anaheim back in 01

Andrew Hutchinson 18g 46a does are ridicolous numbers for a Dman at any level...I know we will see him next yr...suppose to be great PP Dman

Desert Plains
06-18-2008, 09:57 PM
I think Andrew Hutchinson is a free agent. And since he was never given an opportunity last year to see if he could be a factor on our dismal power play, I don't think he'd think twice about look elsewhere to sign if he feels he won't be given a chance this year.

jetsfan89
06-19-2008, 02:13 PM
I think Andrew Hutchinson is a free agent. And since he was never given an opportunity last year to see if he could be a factor on our dismal power play, I don't think he'd think twice about look elsewhere to sign if he feels he won't be given a chance this year.

i think the rangers are smart enough to give him a chance.

Desert Plains
06-19-2008, 10:13 PM
i think the rangers are smart enough to give him a chance.

You'd think that. But, then how do you explain them not giving him the chance this year - when you consider the Power Play was pathetic all year, why wasn't he given a chance? I don't know for sure, but the only reason I can come up with is that he would have had to clear waivers if they decided to send him back. Which, if that was their worry, then they probably didn't have any faith in him succeeding if they were primarily worried about getting him through waivers back to Hartford. Which tells me they don't believe he can do it at the NHL level.

pavel96
06-20-2008, 04:46 PM
marc staal is nothing special

redwhiteandblue
06-20-2008, 06:24 PM
marc staal is nothing special

You're an idiot. Clearly you didn't watch any games this year...

jetsfan89
06-20-2008, 07:23 PM
marc staal is nothing special

i could make a book out of the stupid stuff you say.

Desert Plains
06-25-2008, 12:22 AM
marc staal is nothing special

Since I can't believe anyone can possibly be that stupid, I'll assume you just have nothing better to do then post useless comments.

jetsfan89
06-25-2008, 04:30 PM
Since I can't believe anyone can possibly be that stupid, I'll assume you just have nothing better to do then post useless comments.

trust me he is.

NYR_Nation_1968
07-21-2008, 06:39 AM
I like the 2 offensive minded defensmen we now have in Bobby Sanguanti and Michael Del Zotto. The Rangers need some players to shoot from the point.

Also this big Russian kid Evgeny Grachev 6'3 220 will be turning heads in the near future.

Ive been watching the Rangers since 1972 and this is one of the most talented farm systems i can remember.

CurseThis
07-28-2008, 11:10 AM
I like the 2 offensive minded defensmen we now have in Bobby Sanguanti and Michael Del Zotto. The Rangers need some players to shoot from the point.

Also this big Russian kid Evgeny Grachev 6'3 220 will be turning heads in the near future.

Ive been watching the Rangers since 1972 and this is one of the most talented farm systems i can remember.

Del Zotto has a lot of work ahead of him before he even sniffs the NHL. He's got immense talent offensively, but he's a mess in his own zone.

Then again, so was Bobby Pasta (my nickname for Sanguinetti) but he's worked his tail off since getting drafted to make that part of his game somewhat respectable. Even with his development in his own zone, Pasta still has a lot of work ahead of him before Renney even thinks about promoting him. One thing Renney has shown is that he won't keep any kid around who isn't responsible in his own zone. That's why Dawes got sent down to work on his back-checking and defense last season.

Renney won't put kids in situations that will cause them to fail, which is a breath of fresh air after the Rangers pre-lock out days. I'm sure a lot of Rangers fans will remember how we rushed guys like Blackburn, Malhotra, Lundmark, etc. only for them to fall flat on their faces and ruin their development.

Look at all the successful kids we've brought up since Renney took over:
- Lundqvist
- Staal
- Dubinsky
- Girardi
- Callahan
- Dawes
- Prucha (first two seasons anyway)
- Tyutin (even though he debuted pre-lock out)

Not to mention the guys that have turned their careers around since getting to NY:
- Rozsival
- Straka
- Nylander
- Avery
- Betts (one of the best PK guys in the NHL IMHO)
- Orr (when he came here he could barely skate)

I'm excited to see what he can do with the new young guys like Zherdev, Fritsche, Sjostrom (3rd line promotion), Voros (Hollweg with talent) and possibly future call-ups like Korpedo (Korpikoski), Anisimov, Byers, Bobby Pasta, Potter, Sauer and Cherepanov (if he ever comes over).

CurseThis
07-28-2008, 11:25 AM
Oh... and as a side note, sorry for the double post but screw it I'm an ex-mod...

Regarding the whole Montoya situation? He's injury prone as all hell. He couldn't get into a groove because whenever he started to get hot he'd go down with an injury. We also couldn't call him up to the main roster because he cost over a million dollars against the cap. That's a lot of cap space being eaten up by a guy who would have wasted away on the bench, not to mention it would have hurt his development by never getting ice time.

So, basically Montoya's stock was plummeting and we moved him for what we could. Originally I thought Leneveu was going to be kept and would replace Vally as backup this year, but he bolted to Anaheim when we didn't try to resign him so he could work with Benoit Allaire's brother who's their goalie coach. In any case, Miika Wiikman surpassed Montoya on the depth chart, IMHO. The thing that realllllly sucks is that Antoine Lafleur (who we drafted in '07 with our second round pick) has been absolute garbage since being drafted. He lost his starting job on his juniors club, which just screams wasted pick.

Oh... and as for Hutchinson? We couldn't recall him from Hartford without him having to clear through waivers. Furthermore, we didn't resign him because he's garbage in his own zone. His defensive abilities makes Karol Rachunek look like Marc Staal. We signed Redden to be our PP QB and Rozsival should be much better next season after finishing up his surgery, which ruined him for the last half of the season. Not to mention, Jagr won't be around for everyone to defer the puck to. Jagr demanded the puck go through him during the PP and everyone would pass up the shot on goal just to feed to back to Jagr instead.

crowdawg239
10-07-2008, 12:36 PM
^^ I agree about the puck having to go to Jagr before shooting on the PP. Everytime we were on the PP, I felt like we were not shooting but instead trying to force it to Jagr to shoot. Should be interesting to see how our PP changes now that he is no longer here.

johnbs
02-05-2009, 08:24 AM
Who will be your future stars in this years Nhl entry draft

messleetch94
02-05-2009, 02:23 PM
[QUOTE=johnbs;8255170]Who will be your future stars in this years Nhl entry draft[/QUOTe

Jonathan Tavares and that swedish defenseman whoise name i can't remember at this particular time.

thatguy
02-06-2009, 10:44 AM
we wont have a shot at any of them

Rangers in 7
02-06-2009, 01:48 PM
victor hedman is the swedish dude

captain_jackets
04-17-2009, 03:58 PM
You can add matt gilroy to this list

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/157856-breaking-news-new-york-rangers-sign-hobey-baker-winner-matt-gilroy

johnbs
06-01-2009, 07:57 AM
What will happen will they lose

Rangers in 7
06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
we need an updated list of prospects btw


What will happen will they lose

and what do you mean by this?

SLY WILLIAMS
06-01-2009, 01:05 PM
Amenisov
Del Zotto
Grachev
Steppan
Sanguenetti

I think all 5 of these guys have potential to be legit NHL players. Add them to Duby, Staal, Giardi, Cally, Korpi, and Lundy and I think our farm system will have produced pretty well. :)

Rangers in 7
06-01-2009, 09:02 PM
add byers....i really think this kid can be good

jetsfan89
06-01-2009, 09:41 PM
Byers is a fourth line forward at best. He can fight and score some but wont light the score sheet. Hard worker though. wouldnt be surprised to see him on the 4th line in MSG come opening day.

KingHenry30
06-01-2009, 10:26 PM
Byers is a fourth line forward at best. He can fight and score some but wont light the score sheet. Hard worker though. wouldnt be surprised to see him on the 4th line in MSG come opening day.

I dont know if id like to see him play in the fourth line. Orr, Bettsy, and Sjostrom have great chemistry. They were the most hardworking line in the 08/09 season. Tortorella would be stupid to break up that fourth line. I wouldnt mind Byers as a replacement if anyone gets injured though.

jetsfan89
06-01-2009, 10:46 PM
I dont know if id like to see him play in the fourth line. Orr, Bettsy, and Sjostrom have great chemistry. They were the most hardworking line in the 08/09 season. Tortorella would be stupid to break up that fourth line. I wouldnt mind Byers as a replacement if anyone gets injured though.

honestly, i think one of betts/sjostrom will be leaving. im pretty sure betts will try to cash in and if he gets a contract over 1 mil we wont be able to afford it. besides, we have alot of PK guys we can play like Dubie, Drury, Cally, Korpedo, and the other one of Betts/Sjostrom.

redwhiteandblue
06-02-2009, 12:55 AM
we need an updated list of prospects btw

I was going to start a new prospects thread earlier today. Seems like a useful thread to keep track of our prospects, AHL and non-pro. This one is quite old and based around an old NHL.com story that there's nothing to go by now. I'll probably get around to making one tomorrow.


honestly, i think one of betts/sjostrom will be leaving. im pretty sure betts will try to cash in and if he gets a contract over 1 mil we wont be able to afford it. besides, we have alot of PK guys we can play like Dubie, Drury, Cally, Korpedo, and the other one of Betts/Sjostrom.

I agree, but I have this wierd feeling in me that they'll both be here. That, or rather the fact that Betts is the one who would be more in command to leave, and I have a feeling he's going to take a miniscule amount of less money to stay in Gotham rather then bail. Doesn't strike me as the 'payday' kinda guy.

Rangers in 7
06-02-2009, 11:56 AM
im hoping he isnt a "payday" type of player, but you never know

jetsfan89
08-10-2009, 11:25 PM
For those who want to know, Derek Stepan has garnered comparisons to Joe Pavelski.



Stepan is 18, fresh out of the prep ranks at Shattuck St. Mary’s (Minn.) High School, but doesn’t play like it. He’s drawn comparisons to Joe Pavelski, who led UW in scoring as a freshman and sophomore before moving on to San Jose of the NHL, except that Pavelski was 20 when he made his collegiate debut in 2004.

Source (http://www.badgerbeat.com/news/article/id/442695)


While scoring two shorthanded goals in one game is a remarkable accomplishment, Stepan has impressed all year with his ability to adapt and learn from those around him. Second on the team in points with 30, Eaves compared Stepan to former Badger great Joe Pavelski. Considering Pavelski led Eaves’ national championship team in points that season, Stepan would appear to be in good company.

“One person that he reminds me of — and I don’t want to put additional pressure on him — but he thinks the game like Joe Pavelski,” Eaves said. “He reminds me of his ability to be perceptive on the ice, yet have the skill to do the things he wants. He is the type of young man you can tell him, ‘If you try this it might give you a better option,’ and the next shift he is out there doing it.”

Source (http://badgerherald.com/sports/2009/03/08/stepan_nets_2_goals_.php)

jetsfan89
08-20-2009, 10:16 PM
FORWARDS
63 * Daniel Bartek C 6.03 195 — Everett (WHL)
60 Ryan Bourque C 5.09 163 NYR-09 (3-80) USA U-18 (USDP)
57 Chris Chappell LW 6.04 212 — Saginaw (OHL)
58 Paul Crowder C 6.02 180 — Alaska (NCAA)
56 * Craig Cunningham LW 5.09 175 — Vancouver (WHL)
59 Evgeny Grachev C 6.03 202 NYR-08 (3-75) Brampton (OHL)
64 Roman Horak C 6.00 189 NYR-09 (5-127) Ceske Budejovice HC (Czech)
67 * Luke Pither C 6.00 194 — Guelph (OHL)
53 Justin Soryal LW 6.02 190 — Hartford (AHL)
55 * Luke Walker RW 6.01 175 — Portland (WHL)
65 Dale Weise RW 6.02 206 NYR-08 (4-111) Hartford (AHL)
61 Ethan Werek C 6.01 190 NYR-09 (2-47) Kingston (OHL)
DEFENSEMEN
47 * Mike Berube D 6.01 215 — Vancouver (WHL)
43 Michael Del Zotto D 6.00 188 NYR-08 (1-20) Oshawa (OHL)
48 Tysen Dowzak D 6.05 212 — Kelowna (WHL)
51 Mitch Gaulton D 6.00 210 NYR-08 (6-171) Erie (OHL)
70 * Trevor Glass D 6.00 187 — Spokane (WHL)
72 Samuel Klassen D 6.01 196 — Saskatoon (WHL)
46 Tomas Kundratek D 6.02 192 NYR-08 (3-90) Medicine Hat (WHL)
52 Daniel Maggio D 6.03 198 NYR-09 (6-170) Sudbury (OHL)
GOALTENDERS
96 Chad Johnson G 6.02 175 PIT-06 (5-125) Alaska (NCAA)
94 Scott Stajcer G 6.03 180 NYR-09 (5-140) Owen Sound (OHL)

http://www.redwingscentral.com/camps/2009-10/rosters/nyrangers.php

our roster for the Traverse City Tournament

Rangers in 7
08-21-2009, 10:27 AM
damn stepan isnt on it! im assuming * means players trying out for spots?

Rangers in 7
08-21-2009, 10:28 AM
nvm i clicked the link lol

jetsfan89
08-21-2009, 11:05 AM
college kids are not eligible. hence why stepan and kreider arent on it. or mcdonagh for that matter.

Rangers in 7
08-21-2009, 04:29 PM
college kids are not eligible. hence why stepan and kreider arent on it. or mcdonagh for that matter.

ooo well i did not know that...thanks for that :)

jetsfan89
09-07-2009, 09:09 PM
Final score: Carolina 5, New York 3

The Hurricanes dominated this game for the first two periods, and had it not been for the outstanding play of Rangers goalie Scott Stajcer, the game would have been out of reach for the Blueshirts at the end of 20 minutes.

Carolina looked like a top team in this tournament from the opening face off, as the Canes top line of Zach Boychuk, Brandon Sutter, and Matt Kennedy were flying down the ice. Rolling all four lines, the Canes had players on each line that stood out.

The Rangers, on the other hand, looked weak for most of the game, taking penalties and missing assignments. It was Stajcer's play that kept it close enough for New York to come back in the third period. After Boychuk put Carolina up by two at 4:08 of the period, during the next minute, it was all Rangers. In a span of 21 seconds, the Blueshirts were able to record two goals, and the game was tied with only a little less than 15 minutes left.

Camp invitee Elgin Reid, a former ECHL Wheeling Nailer, put in Carolina's fifth goal late in the period and locked up the game for the Canes. Then team's 2007 first round selection Brandon Sutter put the game away at 19:26 with an empty netter.

Other Canes that looked good in the game included defenseman Jamie McBain, who is excellent along the blueline and sees the ice very well, as well as captain Nick Dodge who did nothing spectacular, but played a solid game in both ends.

Besides Stajcer, Ryan Bourque showed speed and finesse in his play tonight. The fourth line of Daniel Bartek, Roman Horak, and Luke Walker was successful playing off each other, and those players were used more often as the game went along. Finally, to be successful in this tournament, Rangers top prospect Evgeny Grachev has to be dominant on the ice. However, he did not come anywhere near that level of play, and although he demonstrated some excellent speed and moves twice tonight, he must play that way consistently for the Rangers to be a factor here.


Lines for the game

Carolina New York

Boychuk-Sutter-Kennedy Grachev-Werek-Bourque
Bowman-Terry-Dodge (C) Chappell-Crowder-Weise (C)
Paradis-Chaput-Pistilli Soryal-Pither-Cunningham
Morneau-McCrae-Reed Bartek-Horak-Walker

Jordan-Bellemore Del Zotto-Maggio
Reid-McBain Gaulton-Kundrateck
Day--Schmitz Glass--Klassen

Murphy Stajcer
Valiquette Johnson

nice to hear stajcer peformed well

SLY WILLIAMS
09-07-2009, 10:27 PM
Nice to hear Bourque showed up as well. I was a big fan of his dad. :)

jamesins54
09-28-2009, 07:06 PM
Grachev and Amisinov are going to be ridiculous this year..

jetsfan89
09-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Grachev and Amisinov are going to be ridiculous this year..

Grachev will be in Hartford. If he dominates then that'll be a terrific sign.