Scouting The Market: Vinny Prospal

Up next in Scouting The Market: Our old friend Vinny Prospal. Read the other Scouting The Markets here. Vinny Prospal was the Rangers alternate captain last year, and had a great year, putting up a line of 20-38-58. The 35 year old foward play wing and center, and meshed well with Marian Gaborik. Prospal isn’t the best defensive player, but…

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Re-Sign Prospal?

Vinny Prospal has exceed expectations this season. Prospal has put up a 17-35-52, all while playing solid defensive hockey and earning an “A” on his sweater. He’s been a bargain. His one year deal will be up at the end of the season, and he’ll be 36. Is he worth re-signing? Will he duplicate this performance next year? I think…

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Prospal Wants to Stay

As per Arthur Staple of Newsday, Rangers forward Vinny Prospal has made it public that he does not want to be traded by Wednesday’s trade deadline: “I’m very happy with the way things are going here,” he said, noting that his agent and Sather have had no discussions on a contract extension. “The most important thing is I have family…

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Top Line Reunited

After the Rangers went down 2-0 in last night’s game against Montreal, coach John Tortorella decided to “shake up” the lines. And by shake up, I clearly mean reuniting Brandon Dubinsky with Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborik. With all due respect to Erik Christensen, who played admirably, Dubinsky belongs up front with those two, and is the most productive when…

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Prospal Back, Dubi Dropped

The injured Vinny Prospal will be back in the lineup tomorrow night against the Devils, which is nothing but great news for the Rangers. As per Jim Cerny’s twitter, Prospal will be back on the top line with Marian Gaborik. A bit of a surprise here is that Erik Christensen will be the pivot on that line. Brandon Dubinsky has…

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Prospal Out 10-21 Days

As per Larry Brooks’ twitter, Rangers forward Vinny Prospal will be out anywhere from ten days to three weeks to have his knee ‘scoped. This is something the Rangers can ill afford to happen right now, but it has happened, so they will need to deal. How they deal will be a tough task. Who lines up with Marian Gaborik…

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Which Rangers Will Be In The Olympics?

With the Olympics around the corner, and the announcement of rosters just days away, it’s time to break down which Rangers will be heading to Vancouver. MORTAL LOCKS: Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden Marian Gaborik, Slovakia What, you thought these guys would be staying home? ON THE BUBBLE: Chris Drury, USA Ryan Callahan, USA Vinny Prospal, Czech Republic Marc Staal, Canada I…

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Prospal Named Alternate Captain

According to Jim Cerny, Vinny Prospal has been named alternate captain, joining Ryan Callahan and Chris Drury as the designated leaders of the team. Prospal has most definitely earned it. He has been productive, and by all accounts, an incredible leader. Good for Vinny.

Lovin’ Vaclav

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…

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Primary Scoring

Disclaimer: It has only been two games, so let’s not get too excited over the results of the two games Since the breakup of the Straka-Nylander-Jagr line, the Rangers have been hard-pressed to find consistent primary scoring. Scott Gomez and Chris Drury couldn’t mesh with Jagr, and it showed on the scoreboard, putting up a very un-Jagr like 71 points….

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