Lovin’ VaclavOctober 17, 2009, by
When the Rangers signed Vaclav “Vinny” Prospal, it was thought of as an afterthought by some (although credit to Dave, who called it a steal). I was in the “afterthought” category. Yeah, he’s a good player, but he’s getting old, and there has to be a reason he was bought out by the Lighting. Well, I was wrong. Vinny has been an absolute steal. He’s the first line winger, who has brought a lot to the power play as well.
So far, he has 10 points in 7 games. 3 goals, 7 assists. Not bad for an afterthought singing. I don’t think Prospal will repeat his 2005-06 season, when he tallied 80 points. But, he might come close. Playing with Gaborik, playing with an improved power play unit, he has the chance to put up monster numbers. Think 25-35-60. If the Rangers continue this roll, you can count Vinny as one of the reasons why. We hate on Glen Sather a lot. Some of it is deserved. Some of it is not. This was one of his BEST signings, and it came cheap. Way to go, Slats.