Sean Day, Tim Gettinger survive first round of cuts for Team USA

Gettinger (Photo: Adam Bell, OHL)

Rangers prospects Sean Day and Tim Gettinger have survived the first round of cuts for Team USA at the World Junior Summer Showcase. Along with Lias Andersson (Sweden), the Rangers have three prospects competing this summer.

Day has been a hot topic lately, as the club has a choice to send him to Hartford this year instead of spending one more year in the OHL. The 19-year-old lefty has exceptional talent, and the Rangers stole him in the third round.

While Day was expected to play for Team USA, it’s the inclusion of Gettinger in this conversation that has many people buzzing. The 5th round pick hasn’t even been spoken about, but now is beginning to make a name for himself.

Gettinger is a big kid at 6’5″, but fell in the draft because he had an off year. He did have a ton of hype, albeit a bit of unfair hype in his draft year. Josh loved the pick, and he’s slowly rising in the prospect rankings.

With three kids potentially playing in the WJC, that bodes well for a Rangers team that lacks elite talent. All good things.

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  • Wish these Kids the best in their growth on and off the ice. The Rangers will be the better for it. Can wait to see Sean Day on the ice in camp.

  • I know we have given up a lot of prospects over the years with the goal of winning in mind. It’s nice to see some of the ones we have retained making solid progress.

  • I assume Sean Day was a healthy scratch yesterday? I didn’t see him on the ice. Gettinger and Andersson looked very good.

  • I like the idea of Sean Day going to Hartford this year, Gorton has somewhat gutted the team and has added some talent. This, I think, will benefit Day and further expedite his development.

      • Nope sending him to Hartford is more tempting imo. It’s time to build our AHL team so they can really stretch out their wings and build some chemistry and winning culture as well. I would even want to send that Filip kid down there rather than the OHL. Remember 12-13? JT killed it that year and slugs like Dylan M looked better during that time frame, so everyone’s games should get lifted. That’s how to semi rush the growing process imo and the boys will be close if a call up is needed.

      • Contract would still slide in Hartford.

        The problem is just a numbers game both in NY and HFD. They now have so many bodies, I’ll be amazed if Gilmour doesn’t play in Greenville. You have to feed Day a ton of minutes and that means bumping the likes of Pionk(if Day is going to keep on playing RD) who need pro reps as well.

        Day will get 1st pair minutes, but a new coach in Windsor might complicate things.

        • Yeah, Reena, you’re right, good catch.

          That’s a really dumb rule though. The whole point of the slide provision was to give NHL orgs incentive to keep 19 year olds in juniors so the CHL could maintain a higher level of competition.

          Is Day in this unique situation because he was granted exceptional status at 15 and he was able to get in an extra year of juniors?

  • Day has his warts to work out for sure, but look at his skating stride, just effortless. You can’t teach that. The rest can be taught.

    We may have an elite talent playing for us in a year or 2.

    Andersson with another 2 goals. Wow.

    • You’re old Tony! On this board or any other 🙂

      I agree, Day is the next great defenseman. Might make sense to trade Gilmour if it helps bring back a true center.

      • Tony? Who’s that, you must have me mistaken for someone else.

        I think you mean trading Graves, but I’m the old one, lol.

        I have had Graves as a trade chip for a C for a while now as I agree with that. The Rangers have to do something because having a DD and Boo or Andersson bottom 6 Cs is not great.

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