Stralman addition official


From the Rangers:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Anton Stralman.

Stralman, 25, has skated in 212 career NHL contests over four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets, registering 11 goals and 63 assists for 74 points, along with 97 penalty minutes. He enjoyed his most productive season in 2009-10 with Columbus, establishing career-highs in games played (73), goals (six), assists (28), points (34), power play goals (four), power play assists (18), power play points (22), shots on goal (121) and penalty minutes (37). He led all Columbus defensemen in points, assists, power play goals, power play assists and power play points, and tied for second among team defensemen in goals that season. He also led the team in power play assists, tied for second in power play points and fifth in power play goals. Stralman posted a career-high, four-game point streak from January 16, 2010 vs. Chicago to January 21, 2010 at Boston, tallying five assists over the span. He also registered a career-high, six multi-point performances.

Last season, Stralman registered one goal and 17 assists for 18 points, along with 22 penalty minutes in 51 games with Columbus. He tallied a career-high, three points (three assists) on April 1 vs. Chicago. The 5-11, 193-pounder made his NHL debut on October 23, 2007 vs. Atlanta, and recorded three goals and six assists in 50 games as a rookie with Toronto in 2007-08. Stralman registered his first career NHL point with an assist on January 10, 2008 at Los Angeles, and notched his first career NHL goal on March 21, 2008 at Buffalo.

The Tibro, Sweden native was originally selected as Toronto’s seventh round choice, 216th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    another piece of the high draft pick puzzle!


  2. Well, Sean Mayer, not Avery….Thanks for helping Carp out.

    They also placed Rupp on IR, so they can recall someone else.

  3. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    john m., who dares so to act like Tiki so egregiously? Isn’t Tiki under a ban for his Jagr comments?

  4. That’s what I thought, ilb.

    It doesn’t look like we’ll see MZA unless another move is made…like sending down Eminger? …they do have too many D right now, with Stralman…

  5. Well, they only have 7 D-men with Stralman. It’s more likely that they will recall another player (at $900K or so, LB is suggesting Bourque) to get as close to cap limit as possible and then will place Staal on LTIR. They will have full salary of $3.9M to use until he is back.

  6. Sheldon Souray with 4 BOMBS aka goals (2 PPG) 10 points and +8 in 12 games this season so far. Remember many people on here didn’t even want to hear his name. Oh well… guess we’ll have to settle for Stralman.

  7. 2 years with toronto, 2 years with columbus…4 years on awful teams. lets see what he can do on a pretty good team.

  8. Orr

    RE Perry Pearn being designated a “good guy”….
    but what kind of coach is he? ( And wasn’t it Leo Durocher who said the immortal words “Nice guys finish last?”)

  9. Get Bjork up here for the time being! Amen!

    This Strahllmann addition seems like a fun experiment for a bit. Let’s hope for the best.

  10. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    ilb, then I think we should move to ban him at once…on all the internets!!

  11. sigh. don’t be an unnecessary jackwagon bob….he hasn’t been here in months. but other annoyances sure have. Prust saying.

  12. Good afternoon, ‘Heads…..

    Buff, if you’re here, The NHL Network has a couple of games on right now that were played last night, if you need a quick hockey fix – not live games, but not too old!

  13. If Slats would have signed Souray in the off-season, there would have been howls of anguish on RR for months, calling for the Cigar’s scalp and other body parts….. ;-P

  14. Yes, Manny, several heads do. He’s good. Just staying off here. I’ll pass on your regards….:)

  15. I am friends with him on facebook. I should be a nice guy too. Can’t leave everything up to Ilb

  16. Czechthemout!!! on

    Strahlman sucks less than JW and Crapinger. They should have kept Mcilrath instead of the endless stream of the garbage brigade that comes here on a yearly basis. Oh yeah, and Erixon had one ” bad” game and should have not been sent down either.

    On a positive note, Kreoder is lighting it up at BC and I look forward to seeing him on the left side of Gabby and Stepan in the spring.

  17. Manny, ha! But that’s why ilb’s the captain!

    ORR, what’s a bulan? I’d rather have a burger.

  18. I understand, Mama – they would only be called for in order to torture him, not for any pleasurable activity!! ;-D

  19. I’m looking forward (no pun intended) to Kreider, too…..but I sure wish he were a BU guy not BC…I can’t root for him in college while he’s playing against my Terriers:) Beanpot!

  20. Hey Mama- was there ever an *updated* “Who’s who?” document on the FB site? I searched for the document, but it seems not to be there any more….?

  21. He who consternates the blog even if it’s because of a tiki-like episode is channeling his inner tiki. Bob do you feel as if you are trying to be that guy? Zzzzzzzzzzz would want us to get along and would want a ranger victory 127-1. Lose habs lose.

  22. eddie eddie eddie on

    marty turco in the nhl studios makes me pine for joe m….talk about a a monotone, boring, adds nothing to the flow of conversation, avery hating Moe-Ron

  23. Bulan was a Khazar king who led the conversion of the Khazars to Judaism. His name means “elk” in Old Turkic. The date of his reign is unknown, as the date of the conversion is hotly disputed, though it is certain that Bulan reigned some time between the mid-700s and the mid-800s. Nor is it settled whether Bulan was the Bek or the Khagan of the Khazars.

    The Municipality of Bulan is strategically located at the southwestern most tip of the island of Luzon and is a premier town in the Province of Sorsogon.

    It’s also a vegetarian Thai restaurant in California.

    Go figure.

  24. Maybe you weren’t, Mama – but I *guar-an-tee* that if Slats signed Souray this summer, the howls of “another washed-up, old, slow D-man for our roster – another Redden” would have been here in abundance….

  25. eddie eddie eddie on

    tell tiki – serena williams was found hiding in her bathroom when the drug tester wanted some pee-pee….its a man baby, yeah…

  26. eddie eddie eddie on

    love me love me do, ill always be true…, pleeeeeeeeeeease, love me do….whoooooa love me do

  27. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – another one i just wrote…..keep all our love together, PS i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuu…Ill be coming home to you…….as i write this letter, send my love to you….

  28. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – did you see my lyrics to my song #16 dream? i wrote it after the rangers recalled TOGO………THE OTHER GREAT ONE

  29. I’m listening to my Grandma rant aboot her hatred for reality TV, Kardashians, Lohans, plastic surgery. She’s always emotional before a game.

  30. eddie eddie eddie on

    mama – for whom does the bell toll?…..i.e. who you be callin jack(son browne) wagon?

  31. eddie eddie eddie on

    i dream of your first kiss, and then, i feel a part of my lips again….a taste of honey, much sweeter than wine…

  32. eddie eddie eddie on

    there’s a place where i can go, when i feel ron low and i feel blue and……i i i i i i think of you the things you do….

  33. Well, I think this one is well under control since eddy3 showed up :-). Time to walk the dogs, all three of them. Have one extra ( sister’s in law) for the weekend.

  34. eddie eddie eddie on

    shake it up baby, twist and shout, come on baby, work it on out…you look so good…you got me going like i knew you would….

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    it wont be long yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…….yeah, it wont be long…..till i belong to you…ill be good like i know i should…every night these tears come down my eyes…it wont be long yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah..

  36. eddie eddie eddie on

    since you left me, im so alone…your comin home, your comin home…it wont be long yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…had to play that one twice

  37. Teeth? I dont even like to see old people use them, so I would never tough them!

    My dad calls Torts “Torterello”. I’ve never heard that one before.

  38. eddie eddie eddie on

    whenever i want you around yeah, all i got to do, is call you on the phone, youll come runnin home…

  39. To the second half of your last essay, wicky…

    Shanahan has gone out of his way to specify that a player won’t necessarily be disciplined if his opponent makes a sudden or late movement to put himself in a vulnerable position.

    There have also been several hits that haven’t ended up in a suspension precisely because they’ve been determined as “full body” hits or where the head has not been the principal point of contact.

    So, I’m struggling to understand the strength of your aversion to Shanahan’s decisions, when they’re actually taking into account the very things you’re concerned about.

  40. I like this signing b/c we need some offense on the blue line and Stralman will certainly help there. Him and Woywitka would make a solid 3rd pair for now…

  41. eddie eddie eddie on

    since she’s been gone i dont want no one to talk to me.. dont come around, dont bother be, i got no time for you right now…

    great george song

  42. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Still at work for another couple hours.

    Thanks for the clip though. Just what we need is a d man that shabby will suspend for headshots like in that clip.

    Strahlman was clearly at fault in that clip after he hit Kane, Kane was on the ice and his head brushed the ice as a direct result of the hit, point of contact was eventually the head…5 game suspension for strahlman!!

  43. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on


    It’s not just shanny, it is the on ice calls that are just as bad, if not worse. I think shanny has been too heavy handed, but I do agree he hasn’t suspended every single person. Still too much IMHO though.

  44. Jimbo, as to the Who’s Who…wow, I just saw that after reading your post. Hartnell! I’ll have to talk to the admins of the site to help with that….Thanks for nothing FB!

  45. You’re welcome, Mama – I was away from the computer for awhile – yeah, I wanted to check the list out, but it’sa no there!!

  46. Jimbo, a far smarter tech person than I may be able to figure it out…..I’ll work on that….we need it back!

    Off for chow pre-game….later all!

  47. Heading to the game in a bit, Heads. No Flying Puck for me pre- or post-game though…sad face!


  48. eddie eddie eddie on

    i dont know about this staalman signing…a 7th rounder from sweden?…..not like we ever hit gold on that before…prust sayin

  49. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    eddie …ROFLMAO

    john. M & blogmama, my new persona is to personify the negatives…it’s just easier to be negative nowadays. You don’t have to be vetted. Positivity has to be vetted and questioned.

    Polarity Bob

  50. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    I didn’t think anyone was behaving poorly. Even Rod has been a good lad. Can’t we all just get along?

    -Bobney King-

  51. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Sather is an idiot. He signs ‘Check’ players when his star is from Check-us-low-vackee-a. Now that his only superstar is from Sweedun he signs Sweeds. Total idiot. Team Olga 4ever (not 4everRanger).

    U.N. Bob

  52. e3…I always try and follow that sage advice (even in non-legal situations when applicable).

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    Bob – Say-there may not not be the sharpest set of skates to ever hit the ice, but he isnt the Dulles (airport) either……mill-berry may be the the most adismal GM EVER…..


  54. eddie eddie eddie on

    imagine joe m – calling a horse race…..”wow…look at that one…….that is one one huge stallion…..look at those thighs……talk about a groin pull…oh baby”

  55. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    totally adismal …zzZZZzz where is my buddy greg???? Pump this place up, little buddy!!!

  56. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Mao eats sushi so he be strong rike a gadzookie!

  57. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Eddie, Prust eat more chicken any man ever scene…prust swims to the moon…when the music is over, prust will turn out the lights….the music is over for this rangers team unless sather goes and dubinskee gets traded for beaucoup draft picks or Ted-Nugent-Mel-Hopkins.

  58. eddie eddie eddie on

    mao my brutha…i be lovin unagi and yellow tail….tuna also good and spider rolls too….i love sashimi as well

  59. eddie eddie eddie on

    we have serious sushi in my neck of the wood…..

    eddies said wood…huhu huhuhuuhh huuhuhuuh huhuhuhuhuhuhuuh

  60. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    eddie, i likes the calamari but not the idiots that pronounce it “CAL-A-MAR’ or the ubiquitous ‘CALA-MOD” …those morons need to be banned from these here fine internets of ours.

  61. eddie eddie eddie on

    eel is the deal as a meal, makes me squeal, sharks wear teal, potato peel, circus seal, ryan o’neal, cop a feel, spin the wheel, full-o-zeal….my brutha be real

  62. eddie eddie eddie on

    i say squid, the skid is syd, what are the scoops Re: his poops, he be out, bean sprout, lotta clout, i like stout, full of doubt, no doubt, gwen stefani is my bonny over the ocean, in slow motion…


  63. eddie eddie eddie on

    i need to put on some bling bling when i sing sing, ring ring, ding ding dong dong, devil dogs, taste real good, as they should, in my hood, choppin wood, if i could….

  64. eddie eddie eddie on

    pink floyd, where is lloyd, he loves torts, in the shorts, poor sports, froggy has warts, sailors in ports….

  65. How is it people knock a player they’ve never seen play?

    Strahlman can do somethings; he can shoot it, pass it…. and he likes to throw hip checks.

  66. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    this Stahlman is a real dud…like a swedish Gilroy, except different.

  67. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Joe Thornton says Stahlman is soft..tend to believe what big ol’ Joe has to say over some syncro-phant that makes loud mouth blog comments out of the blue.

  68. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    eddie, dont forget our UK boneheads…. saviour.

  69. eddie eddie eddie on

    joe thornt-in is the smartest hockey player in the game today…..that and he has a long face…..why?, the long face Joe

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