Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Amazing Kreiderman, Jun 5, 2019.
A friend for Kakko
have been totally out of the loop on prospects
didn't he have a great year?
Left side going to be crazy competitive in camp.
They gonna bring back Gilmour or O'Gara? Certainly not both.
Wonder if he'll get loaned back to Liiga
The amount of D men in Hartford is going to be a bit crazy
Maybe they’ll ice an actual team this season then.
Really would love our farm to start looking good as well as our Traverse team but I digress
If he doesn't win a spot with NYR he should be loaned back to Lukko or another team in Liiga or SHL to continue getting 1st pair minutes.
To me, it depends on how many kids they keep up with the big club. If it's 2 LD kids up there, I'd just as soon keep him in Hartford. He'll get 2nd pairing minutes and begin the NA assimilation. If they're only keeping 1 up with the big club, I agree with him going to Europe.
But for real, good for him. Glad he had a chance to show what he could do when healthy.
Great news. My guess is he has an extended look in camp but ultimately gets loaned back and builds on his last season.
Really nice pick by the Rangers. These are the sort of potential gems that can make a rebuild flourish.
Really like Tarmo. He had a great year for his age.
O’Gara and Gilmour can GTFO.
Let the competition begin.
Yeah boyyyeee love everything I've seen from him!!!
They might not bring back either. thats 8 players for 6 NHL/AHL spots on the left side. no room for G&G unless is ECHL depth.
its been part of the double-edge sword of our draft strategy in recent years. we draft heavy in college and Europe. The result is, we don't have a lot of 20/21 year olds who are coming our of Jrs who need a place to stay for another year or two before going onto the NHL.
Rangers Sign Defenseman Reunanen To ELC - FOREVER BLUESHIRTS
Bring all the Finns to New York. I don't think Kakko will be the only one NYR will draft this year.
I hope they draft Puistola
Something has to give with Staal, Shattenkrik and Smith... they have to move one if not all of them.
Reunanen can be loaned back to Lukko if he doesn't make the team. I would not be surprised if that happens
Options are good, and this is another prospect locked up and in the system.
I like that there's no rush with these kids, and we don't have to place undue expectations on these second and third wave players.
Decisions on the left side are coming soon. Smith being buried would take a spot in Hartford away from a kid. He almost needs to be traded at 50% or bought out just due to sheer volume.
I think someone would take him at ~2M for the next two seasons, especially for a team that doesn't have a veteran like we do. Staal will be here for the duration of his deal.
Considering his age, I can see him playing in the AHL.
I hope and pray this means JD is planning on revamping Hartford. We have officially entered the part of the rebuild where we need a farm team where our kids can stay down there for a while -- grow together, compete together and then come up to the big team already bonded. If Hartford doesn't become a solid place to develop these guys, the rebuild is going to stall out big time. I would love to see a situation where there are 4-5 defensemen down in hartford who have NHL potential. And a group of forward prospects headlined by one of Andersson, Kravtsov or Howden. (I could see at least one of these kids needing some time down there this season). Just sayin' we need grow our new core in Hartford as well as with the big club.
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