Rangers return Vinny Lettieri to Hartford

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Lost in everything yesterday, Vinny Lettieri was sent to Hartford. At first it looked like a paper transaction, like the way Alex Georgiev was “sent to Hartford” as well. The paper piece for Georgiev is so that he can be on the Hartford playoff roster. It was assumed it was for Lettieri as well.

However he is in Hartford, per the press release sent out last night. He needs playing time, and it looks like the organization wants him to get it in Hartford. I have no qualms with that. The Rangers have 13 forwards on the roster already.

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  • So when Holland got waived, he never got sent down. I’ve been wondering about this. I guess they wanted him clear of waivers so they could send him down immediately if they needed to due to trades. Also, I guess they don’t have a need for him in the AHL playoffs.

    Carey, Desharnais, McLeod, Holland

    Tank tank tank.

  • Why not just play him up here . If Vinnie is in our future than just waive DD or McLeod . Now are we going to play him with Cytil od Andersson down in Hartford and bring them all up with 9 games left in the season . Are we even going all out in these last 20 games to win anything , except to move up for a better draft pick .
    I for one would rather get Thachuk than Dahlin in this draft as i think we will be fine going forward with the D men we have accumulated lately

    • Draft based on best available. not organizational need.

      This is especially true when rebuilding as opposed to being a contender.

      We NEED to pick best available player. We still lack a true game breaker.

  • How do you identify this “best available”? I am afraid it has been Rangers FO “achilles hills” for quite some time. Not even sure they drafted the best available at 7 last year.

    • Best available doesn’t necessarily mean pick the player with the highest ceiling. It’s pretty clear the Rangers picked Andersson feeling confident that he will, at the minimum, have a solid NHL career while Chytil was likely the home run, or potential game breaker, draft pick.

        • I was leaning towards him as well. I think the guy they really wanted though was Elias Pettersson. That said, I think Andersson is going to surprise us all down the line and be better offensively than some people have suggested … and what he brings to the table in other areas of the game is superior to most of the other 1st rounders.

    • The franchise has been drafting well if you make an exception with McIlrath. The problem is they’ve been trading their top picks. Skiei was drafted #28 and there were people talking earlier this season he might make McDonagh expendable.

      2011: JT Miller was taken at #15. Miller has 72-100-172 in 341 games.

      Richard Rackell (#30, Anaheim) has 87-93-180.
      Boone Jenner (#37, Columbus) has 79-69-148.
      Victor Rask (#42, Carolina) has 60-91-151.
      Brandon Saad (#43, Chicago) has 122-137-259.
      Nikita Kucherov (#58, Tampa) has 141-175-316.
      Vincent Trochek (#64, Florida) has 84-108-192.
      John Gadreau (#104, Calgary) has 93-184-277.

      If you re-draft based on these results today, Miller may have come off the board before the Rangers picked at #15 (since #s 10 — 14 would have been drafted after JT).

      2009: Krieder was taken at #19 (4 spots after Peter Holland) and has a line of 100-104-204 in 362 games.

      Marcus Johansson (#24 Washington) has 107-197-304 (530 games)
      Kyle Palmieri (#26 Anaheim) has 115-113-228 (403 games)
      Ryan O’Reilly (#33, Colorado) has 149-257-406 (632 games)
      Kyle Clifford (#35, Los Angeles) has 40-50-90 (516 games)
      Jakob Silfverberg (#39, Ottawa) has 89-107-196 (401 games)
      Tomas Tatar (#60, Detroit) has 115-107-222 (407 games)

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