Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Sticky*, Sep 30, 2003.
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I didn't think Carolina was going to let him go. He had a hard time progressing in the NHL, but he still deserved another chance.
On the other hand, I believe Carolina can get him back if the Rangers send him down to their AHL farm club. Anyone else could confirm?
I don't think the Rangers would make the claim (give up the $$) just to lose him.
here's a bigger discussion on it: http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?threadid=15695
This is incredibly interesting to me.
Now Jeff Heerema was a first rounder. He progressed well in the AHL and his numbers as a prospect down there are incredibly impressive. (65 goals and 135 points in 185 games). And then last year he got into 10 games and scored 3 goals. I saw him play in one game on tv, one in which he scored. And quite frankly he was very impressive.
The Rangers could definitely have a find here IMO. If they keep him up all year and play him on the 4th line (where he can use his speed to help generate scoring chances), they could avoid sending him back down where I'm sure someone else would claim him.
I'm a bit perplexed by this. Maybe some Canes fans can help out here (the few we have here at HF).
Here are some comments by Caniacforever who is a writer here at HF.
As for the reason why.
Hope that's enough info to feed on.
I was hoping that CF would be the man to explain this to us.
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