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Rangers recall Christian Thomas

In a surprising move, the Rangers recalled F Christian Thomas from the CT Whale on Friday night.  With Arron Asham, Darroll Powe and Rick Nash all on the shelf, the Rangers had to play Stu Bickel at forward against Ottawa.  The team may be looking to avoid that situation again by giving Thomas a shot at the show.

Thomas has been red hot for the Whale and has posted 13 goals and 11 assists in 52 games this season.  He’s obviously an offensive-minded guy and could provide another righty shot on the power play.  Lord knows the Blueshirts are desperate for solutions in that department, so why not give Thomas a shot?

The knock on the 20-year-old has always been his size.  Drafted as the 40th pick overall in 2010, Thomas tore up the OHL with the Oshawa Generals.  He has struggled a bit in the American League until recently and there’s some doubt that Thomas will become an NHL regular largely due to his 5-foot-9, 170 lb. stature.

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  • He has more speed than Mza

    And he supposedly plays in the dirty areas

    According to thn,

    Assets: Owns outstanding hockey sense and a winning pedigree. Can score plenty of goals but he’s also capable of setting up his linemates. Is defensively aware.
    Flaws: Must overcome his lack of size (only 5-9, 170 pounds) in order to maximize his National Hockey League potential. Isn’t as tough or gritty as his father (Steve Thomas).
    Career Potential: Diminutive but talented scoring winger with upside.

  • Everyone has been asking about this kid, well now we get to see if he is the real Mc Coy!!!!! Would love to see him have some success.

  • I am so happy to hear that they are giving this kid a chance. Still young and has great bloodlines as stated. Wait to we all get to see him release the puck.. amazing wrist shot. We maybe a young team but this is still exciting.

    Could they use this time to showcase him as a potential trade target?

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