Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by nyr2k2, Jan 13, 2021.
The NYR LAK main board threads have been a trainwreck, so I wouldn't look there for inspiration.
Agree with all this. This is basically what a Blake Coleman did with the Devils—turned himself into an effective player and ended up in Tampa winning a Cup. I think it’s tough for some to take themselves out of their comforts zones and not passing up hits eventually you run into those who really don’t like it. It’s a big step for some but if you do like Coleman did you end up making millions a year instead of $75K.
It's tough to turn yourself into someone who seeks contact and physical play if that's not really your mentality. Some guys are just averse to banging into people on every shift. It's not because they're soft or anything, it's just how they're wired. I mean you can even see it in the NFL, you have RBs or WRs who really like contact, who finish every play by trying to knock down a defender, and then you see guys who go to ground or run out of bounds to finish every play. Some guys are just born to smash into other people and some guys aren't, regardless of size or anything.
That's not to say guys can't transform themselves, but someone like Gettinger, despite being huge he's not suddenly going to become some super aggressive brute. He's never been that. You see the same with K'Andre Miller--people see the size and strength and want him to play more physically, but that's just never really been his game.
That tends to happen more often than not for sure. Gettinger was a very good OHL player without needing to do all that—it’s not been his DNA. He can survive as a minor leaguer for a while on the corse he’s on. His chances of becoming a legit NHL player are not very good though unless he shows more. It’s a realization he’ll make or not make but making those kind of changes are the only real road to success for him.
I am on board the Jones<>Kupari train ...
For Gettinger to become a NHL 4th liner he needs to be an elite cycler. We saw some of it in his cups of coffee. He needs to get slightly quicker and continue to work on core strength.
I think Gettinger is going to be a 4th liner. It’s just a matter of where.
What about Carolina? Rangers have a pretty extensive trade history with them, they may lose Hamilton to FA, they have way more exciting forward prospects than D prospects and they have Jarvis, Suzuki, Drury and Rees who could all project as centers (Rees probably less so).
I don't consider this a problem. Play whoever is ready, send the other guy to Hartford. They're on ELCs for 3 years. It's a problem for 2024.
Yeah, Kings fans want Lundkvist+1st for Madden
In the Dub, Robertson has an assist, Schneider has a SH assist, and Garand has stopped all 12 shots through 2. Work and school night so I can't stay up for the conclusions.
Pajuniemi had an assist.
Realistically there’s 1 year gap.
IMO it’s more applicable to close to or fully developed players (not only physically) and obviously there are degrees to physically. Look at Buch now. We joke about him becoming American Buch but his a lot more physical than most of us could have anticipated two years ago, let alone in his first season in NA.
Contractually, they line up perfectly.
You mean after Schneider’s ELC?
Yeah. Both his ELC and Trouba's NMC expire in 2024.
We often see dissonance between contracts and play considerations when a roster / lineup is put together. In this instance it’s possible that 4 RD will be equally deserving to get more or less equal time of 5x5 minutes in 23-24 season
Hey Guys thought I would give you my update on Schnieder play this year. For those of you that don't know me I am long time Wheat King and fan nowadays. I watched pretty much every game this year on WHL live
You guys know what he is and that is the best defenceman in the WHL this year. He is big,strong and skilled and does it all. Plays a ton of minutes ES,PP and SH. As I am writing this and watching the Wheaties take down the Pats he has 3 point night with 2 PP assists and 1 SH assist.
You are getting a pro ready prospect here and I think he needs a seasoning of the AHL to get used to playing against men. He is such a big strong guy he just has his way in Junior right now and some of the things he is used to just might not work against your big pros.
I am envious because I wanted him on my Jets and you guys are about to have a tremendous back end for years to come
I am also sad because this season was cut short for the Wheaties and you would have had the chance to see them make a long run in the playoffs and a likely conference final clash with the Oil Kings and another prospect of yours who is great btw Robertson. Its too bad because this Wheat King team had the makings of a great one and for a small town like Brandon it means a lot to us
Thanks, much appreciated! What do you see as his offensive upside in the NHL?
Am I reading this all wrong or does (so far) Schneider sound like a bigger, better and ready to play NHL minutes faster version of Lindgren?
Not sure he's ready for the NHL just yet, but he's certainly ready to go pro.
This past season has proven to me that the NHL should revise the CHL agreement to at least make an exemption for 1st round picks
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