…reader Andrew, who suggested the poll about which Ranger will enjoy a breakout season in 2007-08 (Thanks, Andrew. Please accept our blog board game as a prize).
Granted, “breakout season” is subjective. And given some of these players’ ages, some could still be worrying about “breaking out ” in acne (Get it? Acne? Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week). But for the record, I think what we really mean is the player most likely to elevate his game to star level this season.
My own vote, for what it’s worth, would for be Ryan Callahan. I’m not suggesting he’s going to score 40 goals this season. But I do think he’s the type of player whose combination of speed and grit is going to open some eyes around the league.
We’ll see. More later from the skate…