Baby Rangers blanked by Baby Canes

September 10, 2017, by

Seven year old photo, for the win! (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

After their nice win over the Baby Hawks on Friday, the Rangers fell to the Baby Canes by a score of 4-0. The Canes have an impressive collection of prospects, so the blowout loss isn’t that surprising. Alex Georgiev stopped 29 of 32 shots.

The Rangers will take on the Red Wings on Monday to finish out round robin play. They will have one more game on Tuesday, opponent TBD.

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  1. Reenavipul says:

    You can’t really kill them for the effort, but the lack of skill up front made that game tough to watch.

    • Mintgecko says:

      Yeah but remember that most of these players will be different pieces to a bigger puzzle and still need conditioning at their respective level of play. I mean from what I read teams like CBJ have tremendous prospects for these games but since their main nucleus is overrated at the NHL level or at least imo I feel these tournaments never dictate on who you really have as a up and coming talent. Look no further than to the Vesey and Hayes comparison. Vesey may have had a better tournament but his regular season play was not even in the same category as to what Hayes did in 14-15.

      • Mancunian Candidate says:

        Tournaments where prospects are played exclusively don’t really dictate a team’s up and coming talent? How is that even possible? By definition every single player in the tournament is an example of a team’s up & coming talent.

        • tanto says:

          No Chytil, no Shersterkin … two of our Top 5 best prospects missing.

          • Reenavipul says:

            Three best G prospects not under NYR control.

            Goaltending was not the problem yesterday.

            The team needed to see fringe guys and those roster changes caused issues for lines 2-4 and Berezgalov.

            It’s tough to estimate offensive upside for anybody when the puck is in your own end for minutes at a time.

          • Mancunian Candidate says:

            Chytil is hurt anyway. What do you think the point of bringing young minor leaguers/college kids/draft picks/free agents all together is? To see if they have cooking skills? It’s to find out whether or not they can play hockey.

            To argue that a tournament of hockey prospects is not actually a tournament of hockey prospects takes a special kind of insight.

  2. Reenavipul says:

    Initial impressions?

    None of the Dmen signed really have a chance to make the 23 man roster bar injury. Pedrie/Pionk the same player: not big enough, not enough O, not enough D. Berezgalov soft, might not be quick enough, not sure he can make the pass out like AV wants(the forwards being smothered didn’t help in that regard.) Day continues to progress and impress, Crawley biggest surprise. Kotyk needs a ton of work, but there’s at least a bit of a mean streak. Zborovskiy needs to work on his skating, defensive awareness.

    Andersson has a chance to get a job in camp.
    Gropp is progressing, Fontaine has moments but needs seasoning, Gettinger seems like Mike Rupp is his ceiling, some of these roster fillers could get a job in Hartford. Carbonara can dangle, holds puck too long.

    Nell wasn’t bad, Georgiev had zero help.

    • Eugene says:

      Agree: Pionk need some work in AHL, Day and Crawley are impressive, Andersson going to make it this year, Gropp next, Ronning very small (not heart). Rest are AHL bound tops. And both goalies are solid

      • Reenavipul says:

        Gropp still has to put on another 10-15lbs to have a chance to be effective. 20 would be better.

        They have him with the best forwards, he’s doing the right things *at this level*, but this level is miles away from the NHL.

        There’s nothing wrong with being underweight when younger as if forces you to have great skill & technique, but at some point you have to muscle up. I hope he gets there and his contract will give him time to get there, but the weight issue is the biggest thing holding him back. Everything else will start to come in to place if he could even get to 205.

        • Eugene says:

          Luckily to gain weight is not as difficult to get rid off 🙂 Main point for Gropp is to grow over his 1-dimensional play…

          • Reenavipul says:

            That he’s done.

            I’ve been as hard on him as anybody, but he’s playing the game the right way now and should be lauded for it.

            Putting on weight the right way is hard, especially when you play 3 in 4 days. You’re trying to gain mass Monday-Thursday, then keep weight on through the weekend. Wildly varying diets.

            • Eugene says:

              Ohhh man, more bread with rice and pasta, weight is done…. no sport will help 😀

  3. Bloomer says:

    Baby Rangers blanked 4 nil by Canes prospects. I thought the Rangers rookie dmen were primed and ready to jump in the NHL.

    • Reenavipul says:

      1st goal was on PP where centering pass went to back door to player on off hand. 2nd was hustle by 52 deep. 3rd was Kotyk hitting someone without the puck at center ice allowing 52 to waltz in.