"The Rangers almost never talk about their scouting staff which is a huge shame in my opinion as there is some of the best scouts in hockey working for them. Wonder why the Ranger's prospect talent level has gotten better in the last few years?
This group of scouts is one of the most experienced and respected in the entire NHL. You have former GMs, former coaches and even a son but they are all very good at what they do."
Rubenstein adds that the Rangers have signed 11 out of the last 20 prospects drafted and their prospect pool is viewed as 5th best by the Hockey News.
...the Rangers organization has come a long way from the days of Brendl, Lundmark, Malhotra and Jessiman. If you're not excited about the future of the Rangers franchise with players such as Stepan, McD, Kreider, Thomas, McIlrath, Hagelin and more leading the way you need to hand in your Blueshirt.
Im cautiously optimistic. If the rest of the new crop turns out to be as solid as Step and McD have looked so far, then we're in great shape. Still reserving judgement until we see them on the NHL level.
can you imagine how good of a player Alexei Cherepanov could have been?
scouting team is one of the best and it will not be long until they find another one like Alexei who will be a future scoring leader and with the base they are building the Rangers will be a force for sometime. unfortunately that most likely wont start to take place for another couple of years but you never know.
@cb1 Probably a smart idea. Won't be let down if it doesn't work out.
@Pete8 I wonder that all the time, that kid was going to be a stud, damn shame, tragic in every sense.
@Pete8 Agreed. The Rangers probably won't take the jump to the next level for 2-3 more years so fans are going to need to stay patient. Although bringing in Richards this offseason might get them there quicker.
@Cody_McKinney Agreed, but still didn't live up to the hype of a #1 pick.