Rangers seem likely to land Alexei Bereglazov

April 17, 2017, by

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Per our very own Josh Khalfin, citing Igor Eronko, the Rangers are likely to sign Russian defenseman Alexei Bereglazov once his KHL deal expires. Bereglazov is a big dude at 6’4″ and 220 lbs, but is a very mobile skater. Josh did a full breakdown of him earlier this month, and you should definitely check it out.

Should he sign with the Rangers, he will likely need a little time in the AHL to get accustomed to the North American rink and game. However he is a solid player and could slide into the lineup almost right away. The added benefit –aside from just landing a solid prospect, even at 22 years old– is that Bereglazov played in the KHL, and is someone that Pavel Buchnevich is familiar with. Buchnevich passed on all bonuses to have a KHL-out clause in his deal. This could be a move to keep Buchnevich comfortable as well.

These are just rumors for now, but very strong rumors. Nothing can be official until his contract in the KHL officially expires.

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  1. Stevem says:

    To quote that nutcase Ilya Bryzgalov.. he is huuumongous beeg.

  2. SalMerc says:

    Can’t hurt

  3. Fotiu is God says:

    Man, you gotta love Our Dave.

    Blithely, or bravely attempting to distract us from the impending if not thorough gutting were about to collectively suffer at the abattoir.

    It’s as though he’s taken a page from Kelly Anne Conway, or, Airplane’s Elaine Dickinson:


    Bravo, Dave.

  4. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    Got to be a false rumor. Why would any young player want to play for a coach who apparently isn’t good for young players, and especially one who buried and mistreated Buch? I’m sure Buch is probably on the phone within him right now trying to convince him not to come! 🙂

    Whether the rumor is true or not, this organization remains a destination for young players, and obviously, the head coach is a key reason why.

    • Walt says:

      Maybe the city of New York???????? In spite of Clarabelle!!!!!!!!!

    • Walt says:


      On a serious note, I admire your defense of the undefendable. It appears that for the most part, I’d say some 75-80% of our posters hate the job AV is doing, and yet you keep coming out to defend him………..

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:


        I appreciate it!

        It’s not so much that I’m defending him per se. I just don’t think this team is very good. You’ve said it yourself. You were skeptical of their hot start (and refused to post for awhile!), you’ve called out their old, slow defenseman, you are no fan of their number one center. So if your evaluations are all correct, then isn’t this more about this roster simply not being good enough than it is the coach? If AV were fired tomorrow and another coach were brought in, would we likely see a different result? Or more to the point, would we suddenly become a SC contender? I highly doubt it.

        This team was supposed to be a borderline playoff team at best this year. They traded arguably their best center for a project player. They got rid of their best puck mover in Yandle. Both decisions are short term downgrades, are they not? They made no moves of significance at the deadline. Doesn’t this all scream “retooling year”?

        That’s why I’m not jumping all over the coach here. However, I’m not at all happy with this and yes, it’s up to him to get the most out of what he has to work with–which surely is better than what we’ve seen thus far.

        • Walt says:

          This for three years in a row in the PO’s???? Why not go back to the drawing board, and do as Julian said, “I fix things” !!!!!!! He is too damn mule headed, and we won’t ever go anywhere with him behind the bench during the PO’s, because his game is designed for the regular season!!!!!

        • Walt says:

          Oh, as for Yandle, you have got to be kidding, that guy is a tire fire ready to happen any minute, and for that cost, WOW!!!!!!

          • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

            Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. The Rangers were right to let Yandle go. I’m saying that letting him go without adequately replacing him is not a move a high end contender makes. That’s, on paper at least, a downgrade descion not an upgrade decision.

            • Reenavipul says:

              Skjei gave the team 7/8 of Yandle for 1/5 the price in the same role. Gorton did his job, coach failed by not levering his minutes.

        • Reenavipul says:

          The team scored more goals than the year they got to the ECF.

    • paulronty says:

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Oh, God, too, too funny!

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        You don’t have to believe me. Just ask Kevin Hayes!

        “Now, I’ve known Kreids for a while — he’s also from outside Boston and went to BC — so he was pretty straight up with me about the city, the fans and the media. But it was all good stuff. And Brian Boyle … this guy was leaving the Rangers and he still had so many positive things to say about the organization. He explained how Alain Vigneault was a fair and honest players’ coach and liked offensive players who commit to defense.”–Hayes’s own words from the Players’ Tribube a few days ago.

        And then Vesey comes on Hayes recommendation. Then these two new guys they just signed. Hard to really make the case they are coming here to launch their NHL career and would willfully choose to play for a coach with a bad rep.

        Obviously, his issues with young players exist only in the mythos created in the blogosphere. Not in the real world.