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Rangers interested in Sergei Shumakov

August 2, 2018, by

The Rangers appear to have interest in 26 year old winger Sergei Shumakov, currently in the KHL with CSKA.

The 26-year-old winger put up 17-23-40 in 47 games last season, which likely translates well to the NHL (NHLe has him at a shade over 50 points). The fact that he’s a righty is an added bonus. Alex Nunn has more details on Shumakov.

Shumakov is a low-risk bet for a team that could use some secondary scoring. At just 26 years old, there’s still good prime seasons remaining as well. There’s a bunch of unknowns here though.

18 comments

  1. Mikeyyy says:

    Point totals are trending up while games played went down. Shows improvement.

    At that age though you get what you get.

    Good backup policy

    • Reenavipul says:

      Question is why he’s never played a full KHL season and the number has trended down.

      • Mikeyyy says:

        Points per game has gone up each season.

        • Reenavipul says:

          Not arguing his output, wondering why he can’t even play 3/4 of an NHL season. Is it injury, butting heads wth management?

          Your response is not providing that insight I asked for.

  2. Jerry says:

    As in this case, as long as he’s not costing us assets in picks or young players. Why not? Risk free move.

  3. Richter1994 says:

    Last time I looked, I don’t remember seeing Crosby, Malkin, or Ovechkin types in our line up, so why the hell not?

    He can help recruit Panarin.

    The Russians are coming!! The Russians are coming!!

  4. JB says:

    another average size player…its amazing…if you took off Zucc’s sweater it would fit more than half the guys on the team…not a good way to build a team.

    We have a 6’5 220 2nd line center that is being pushed out the door…yet keep all the 5’10 180lb guys around…sounds like a hard team to play against to me.

  5. Richter1994 says:

    Skinner to Buffalo.

    Jeff must be enjoying watching everyone else improve.

    • TCJJ says:

      Whatever happened to patience with the rebuild 😀 Skinner would just get in the way of our pursuit of Hughes.

      • PONY says:

        Or some other no name player in place of Hughes because we are smarter than everyone else

  6. Richter1994 says:

    Hope you’re not banking on Hughes my friend, lol.

    • TCJJ says:

      I need something to hope for this year

      • James1090 says:

        This team as currently constructed is not a bottom 5 team in the league. They still have some good players. The Rangers management would never let the team get that bad any way.

      • Richter1994 says:

        Hope? How about:

        Kreider-Zib-Buch
        Names-Chytil-Kravtsov
        Vesey-Andersson-Meskanen
        Spooner-Howden-Lindqist

        Skjei-Shatty
        Hajek-Smith
        Staal-Pionk

        Then if they sign Panarin and another quality D man, then…

        Chytil and Krav are the real deal. I think so is Hajek.

  7. Bloomer says:

    Shbumakov is he floater or will he go into the dirty part of the ice to make plays?The Rangers don’t need another softie.

    • wwpd says:

      So what are the cons with the electric winger from Chelyabinsk? Well, his skating is solid but not overly impressive. It would be unfair to call him anything less than solid, as it does not hinder him, but his stride can be choppy and he will likely never be a speedster. He is also not a strong defensive player.

  8. SalMerc says:

    I see a bottom 5 finish this year, so strap on your big boy pants and get ready to hide your NYR Sweater until 2020.