Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by nyr2k2, Mar 11, 2020.
Hartford depleted for the stretch run. Still, LGWP.
Didn't see this on the old thread:
Hartford signs D Zach Guittari to an ATO. 23 year-old RHD out of Brown with decent size. Not a huge offensive player with 4G-11A in 31 GP, but he somehow led his team in scoring.
Looks like Khodorenko, O'Leary, and Giuttari on the ice for the first goal against in their 1st AHL game.
Kravtsov ties it in the 2nd from Gropp and O'Regan.
Yep Giuttari and O'Leary were announced on the same day.
Giuttari has posted decent numbers, and you wonder what they'd look like on a team where the top two forwards had more than 13 and 14 points, respectively.
That GIF of VK is creepy AF.
Haha Paul Carey lmfao what was AV's obsession with him
How did Patrick Khodorenko play in his 1st pro game?? Play better than expected. As a Rangers fan, I'm intrigued by him.
When you check the box-score, and see that roster they skated tonight.
Is the AHL season still going? I dont see anything on their site about a postponement. Time to send the kids down?
They're following suit. I saw Chicago postponed all its home games. Only a matter of time before the League does it as a whole.
Ya just read that. Should be officially postponed within the half hour.
AHL suspends play
This could have been posted, but if not, it’s a great read.
I saw a bit of his first game. I like him, solid player.
I wonder why just an AHL deal for Zach Giuttari
He didn't even get an actual AHL SPC (standard player contract)--he signed an ATO (amateur tryout). So, while they're interested in bringing him in for a look, they apparently don't think he's actually that good of a prospect.
The amount of guys that sign an AHL SPC then eventually an NHL ELC is pretty small, but for guys who start off on an ATO, it's minute.
So a lot of changes coming ?
Lettieri And Nieves likely goes ufa
Oregan and Belesky?
Maybe Fogarty comes back ?
only players id bring back is Lettieri and O'Regan. i was hoping both would get some games during the season. Gettinger also should have gotten more games.
I hope Vinny L is history. He isn't making any players around him better, and personifies that "we are competitors, not teammates" mentality that HFD have struggled with.
I expect Vinni and Boo try their luck elsewhere
i could see Fogarty return, maybe on a high $$ AHL deal, and ORegan might like it w Pack
but lotta guys are free to walk
(NHL) UFA's include (McKegg, Haley) Beleskey Boo, Fogarty, Vinni, ORegan, Ebert, Berube
AHL deals ending: N.Jones, LoVerde, Dmowski, Geertsen, McBride, Taylor, Chase, Tolkinen,
until the Keane deal, i would not have expected LoVerde back,
but now, maybe an opening on right, coach KK, gave him consistent icetime
people speculate a 2-year deal for Berube to satisfy Seattle draft rules,
but it could be any goalie
Jones out-produced Newell and Elmer and the other AHL F's, but if not locked in soon, will likely look around, could sign an ELC elsewhere
(NHL) RFA's DiGiusseppe, Leedahl, Gropp, Fontaine, Raddysh, Crawley,
least likely to QO: Crawley, Leedahl; Fontaine borderline, Gropp they might give his potential an inexpensive 'nother look
Signed for next season: Huska. Day, Reunanen, Rykov, Hajek, Miller,
?Lias?, Gettinger, Kravtsov, Elmer, Newell, Ronning, Khodorenko, OLeary
anticipated adds: Wall, Barron, Lundkvist,
maybe Pajuniemi (but even if signed, maybe loaned back to Liiga or similar);
Gross another option but exclusive draft rights expire June 1
Almost every time I watched Gross, I liked his defensive game. Skates good enough and makes a good 1st pass. I would sign him.
Gross is a fine juniors player, but he's the same guy that we drafted. Not a lot of progress there. And he still plays like an idiot and takes a lot of colossally dumb penalties. The skating is fine, the shot is good. He's physical. Just not sure he's really more than organizational depth.
Still, I'd sign him. Defense is a strength on our organization and we can use it to shore up the forward depth.
I just think Gross earned a shot with coach Murph in this new gen of young pro D. As nyr2k2 notes. If he is redundant, he can be flipped for depth elsewhere or futures.
I am ready for the ELCs for NJones, Gross, Barron, Lundkvist, Wall and Panjuniemi to occur.
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