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Rangers will not re-sign Marek Hrivik

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The Rangers will not re-sign winger Marek Hrivik, per Larry Brooks. Hrivik has been with the Rangers organization for the past five seasons, appearing in 21 games with the big club (three assists). A bottom-six forward, it was clear that Hrivik was not going to get a legitimate shot with the Rangers.

Hrivik looked good during his stints this year with the Rangers, but it’s painfully obvious that he was getting buried on the depth chart. Kids like Adam Tambellini, Steven Fogarty, and Boo Nieves have supplanted him in Hartford, with undrafted UFAs filling out the roster as well. Hopefully he catches on somewhere.

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  1. shame. these guys work so hard, its sad to see them just not make the cut or get hurt…

    I wish him the best…

    its such an elite job.

  2. Ranger’s have been one of the best teams in the league over his tenure with the organization, so it made it even tougher to crack a roster spot. He made it further than a lot of guys. He’ll probably get a shot elsewhere.

  3. So we let The Frogman go. A rangy kid who banged, but didn’t seem to have finish in his somewhat limited repertoire.

    Lose our Number 3/4C, a Swede with size if not gusto and utility. Who hit and never took a shift off.

    And last year totally scotched Josh Jooris, his chance to give us some jam down low, amongst our bottom six.

    My fear is that Richter/94/paisan Anthony, Eddie-tres, Mr Gorton, Emile “The Cat”, Original Rob, whomever has the till of our ship doesn’t underestimate neither the snarl nor the physical component we seem to be slowly hemorrhaging.

    LGR!

    1. Unfortunately, even if we could glue the kid (or someone like him) to the back of a guy like Daisy, all we’d have is one wilted flower.

      We need some top six who also possess heart, rather than only skilled players who’d rather hit a bong than a live body. The exception to this trend, unfortunately, is a foot too short to have any tangible effect.

      Not that Stepan isn’t as ‘tough’ as Zuc, but he’s sure as hell not making up for 6 foot something Rangers who won’t finish their checks. And given that his trade value may never be higher, he’s the obvious scapegoat for this problem.

      Where we’d get such players, however, I don’t know. Maybe attempt to pry Domi (despite his ghastly defensive game) from AZ as part of a centerfold involving the aforementioned?

    2. Hey bro, for some reason, there is this fixation for Boo, which I do not get. Must be an AV fave because Hrivik certainly was not.

      The only way Boo should see an NHL game is if he buys a ticket like everyone else does.

      Plenty of vets on the outside to bring in, starting with one of my faves, Brian Boyle.

  4. This is not news of course. Had the Rangers even been considering keeping him, he would have been called up in April when the Hartford season ended.

    This had nothing to do with the depth chart. If you have a legitimate fifth line forward that you like, and he is an RFA, you keep him even if other guys push him to the sixth line.

    Truth is that Hartford was a disaster this year and the Rangers want to be rid of as many of the faces as possible. Best place to start is low upside UFAs and RFAs.

  5. I always liked his game and he was steady in the few chances he got to contribute. hopefully he gets a shot somewhere

  6. Tambellini would get knocked off the puck by a stiff breeze, but Hrivik needed to go to open up space for the next generation.

    Jensen is the interesting one. Put up goals at a decent rate and has size to translate well to the NHL, but without feeding him minutes he tends to disappear.

    So he’s in the Etem zone…

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