Another week absent of Rangers hockey and another Musings comes round. It’s been an odd week with news and sadness a plenty. Let’s get into it shall we?
We’ve already expressed our condolences here at Blueseatblogs but once more: Rest in peace Derek. Your goal versus the Caps may have been one of my favourite moments of the year such was its surprise and it contributed to a great game.
Christian Thomas has apparently signed his entry contract with the Rangers? Once it’s confirmed by the beat writers I’ll believe it for sure, but assuming it is the case I think it’s yet more evidence that he has a legitimate shot to make the opening roster next season. Why? The Rangers didn’t need to sign him this summer, especially given the maximum 50 contracts issue. If he doesn’t make the Rangers he has to return to juniors. The deal is a sign (of confidence) the Rangers believe in him.
Holiday, Holiday, Holiday; My girlfriend wants a Caribbean holiday this summer. Is it wrong that all I can think of is my trip to Stockholm in October?! I’m only brave enough to say that on here because I’m 99.99% sure she won’t see it! 🙂
Calgary Flames, Curtis Glencross’ new four year, $10.2m contract is relevant to the Rangers. He has similar numbers over a three year period to Ryan Callahan but obviously isn’t as core to his team as Callahan is to the Rangers. His deal may be the bottom end of the scale for Callahan’s deal.
There’s been some Chris Kreider twitter conversation once again. Will he, won’t he? I’m really not sure whether he signs or whether he should. An abundance of talent, if he does sign it’ll go against something the Rangers believe in. They’ve previously insisted a prospect has to dominate at his current level before moving to the next one, well Kreider hasn’t dominated in the NCAA, yet.
I really hope these relocation/ownership issues plaguing Phoenix and Atlanta don’t become the dominant stories of the off season. Chances of quick a resolution? Unlikely. Hopefully Atlanta move north however, Canada deserve another team.
The Buffalo Sabres new owner is looking to buy the Rochester Americans of the AHL. He seems to want full control of all levels of the organisation and seems to have the money to do it effectively. Buffalo fans should be excited; they appear to have a solid future.
Anxiety Attacks: I have my first of four exams today. ‘Business in Context’… Whatever that means. Wish me well. In fact, thanks to my location, by the time you all read this I’ll have finished the exam!
So the Flyers have signed another goaltender. Have you ever heard the phrase; ‘Throw mud at a wall and see what sticks?’….
Does anyone else think TSN (and Canada?) are getting ahead of themselves by asking readers ‘what should Winnipeg’s new team be called?’ I think that’s assuming a hell of a lot but I suppose that’s what excitement does for you. For the record stick with Jets!
- Would you re-sign Bryan McCabe if he were willing to sign for around $1million?
- Does Mats Zuccarello start next year in Connecticut?
- What can we expect from Evgeny Grachev next season?
- What is Brandon Prust’s offensive ceiling?
- And finally, Does Mike Del Zotto start next season with New York or in the minors?
I’m not so sure, as some people appear to be, that we have seen the last of Wolski in a Rangers uniform. I think his future and Kreider’s future may affect each others, but I still think Wolski has something to offer. His future may also depend on Captain Clutch. Buy out you say?
Carl Hagelin makes his debut for the Rangers in Stockholm. I think he makes the trip and I’ll be there to see it!
That’s it for this week other than to dedicate this week’s musings to Derek Boogaard. We always write these particular posts with a little less seriousness and a little more light heartedness. Probably how the Boogie man would prefer.