Here’s what I wrote in the comments late last night:
No harm in creating some competition at camp and adding a missing dimension to the group, right?
If they are going to dump Redden to Hartford, they might even have cap room to carry an extra defenseman this year. Might be good to have seven, and one of them a rugged guy who can step in for rugged games.
But, honestly, I can’t say I remember seeing Exelby play at all last year. Don’t have any idea what he has left … and he wasn’t exactly Norris Trophy timber at his best.
I have no idea how Ruslan Fedotenko could fit in … another third-liner?!
And Alex Semenov? Well, he just about made the team last year when he decided to bolt.
Maybe they can deal Rozsival. Or perhaps they can make a better deal that would have to include Girardi or Gilroy.
Let the speculation begin.
Also, I had a sit down with Jim Schoenfeld the other day. Haven’t had time or opportunity to post the highlights. But he said some interesting things about the young kids trying to make the team, and what it will take for them to do so. Especially some cool things about Grachev.
Hope to get to those Monday.
Later on, we will post whatever the Rangers send along from Traverse City.
Twenty-eight days until the Opener.
28: Tie Domi. The one and only.
28: Sparky Lyle.