Rangers claim Adam Cracknell off waivers

October 9, 2017, by

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The Rangers have claimed winger Adam Cracknell off waivers from Dallas. The 32-year-old journeyman will be joining his fourth team in three years. At 6’2″ and 218 lbs, this is a size over skill acquisition, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad move. Cracknell is a capable fourth line player, and could mean the end of the Andrew Desjardins speculation.

Of course, it could mean the end of the Filip Chytil experiment for this year. With the Rangers lacking forward depth, there’s nothing wrong with taking a flier on a guy like this.

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  1. Richter1994 says:

    How about Ryan White?

  2. supermaz says:

    I still like Matt Puempel.

    • MBN says:

      Me to!

      Wish he would get a decent run of some 8-10 games, with more than a few minutes a game in playing time.

    • Reenavipul says:

      He’s great when you feed him minutes, but you’re not going to be feeding him minutes bar injury.

      • Chris A says:

        Exactly, Puempel is a top 6 type of winger that isn’t good enough to crack the Rangers top 6.

  3. Ray says:

    Don’t know if this will work or not, but Gorton has not handled the forwards well. What I saw pre-camp was that the Rangers had eleven forwards counting the injured Fast. [And frankly, having one of eleven injured hardly counts as bad luck, injuries happen – a lot.]

    Yes, they had the marginal Puempel, a couple of washed up PTOs, a few journeymen, and a few kids, but the situation was far too iffy. Even now, some may scream about how great Lettieri was in camp, but remember, he was not as good as Chityl was. What makes us think he can ride in and save the day?

    Bottom line: Chityl and Carey made the team because they beat out a very weak field.

    Maybe Cracknell will help — they need something. This should have been addressed earlier.

    • Chris A says:

      It’s October. Every team messes around with their lineup in October. The Rangers took a flier with Chytil because if the kid was able to hang, the Rangers would have added a top flight talent for nothing. Most NHL teams do something similar every year.

      As far as Chytil over Lettieri, it’s simple asset management. Chytil needed to get a look first as the Rangers had to make a decision on what to do with him sooner rather than later. Once Chytil is gone, the waiver exempt Lettieri likely becomes the next kid to join the team.

      The reason the Rangers had a weak field, as you put it, is due to the fact that the organization couldn’t really add anymore NHL players without creating a roster crunch. Now that the NHL is a capped league, teams can’t carry a legit 5th line of Black Aces night to night. Depth has to be in the form of prospects (Chytil, Lettieri, Boo) and AHL lifers (Carey, Schnieder, Catanacci). That’s why the Rangers are allowing Desjardins to hang around the team. He’s a veteran NHL’er that could be drafted into the active roster at a moments notice without having to take up a spot on either the 23 man or 50 man roster. Of course, if someone calls Desjardins’ agent with an NHL contract, he’ll be out the door.

    • Reenavipul says:

      Carey has been providing a good net front presence, doing lots of little things right.

  4. pas44 says:

    Could this be something driven by Ruff?

    Does he know something about this Cracker?

  5. Richter1994 says:

    The Cup is ours!!

  6. Richter1994 says:

    I don’t know what it would take to get him, but the Rangers should be all over the Shipachyov situation.

  7. Bloomer says:

    Not sure why Gorton waited so long to add some forward depth. He had better options back in July and it shows with this pickup.