Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that the one guy from the Marian Gaborik trade we haven't seen, Derek Dorsett, will begin skating this week.
Zipay adds that x-rays on Dorsett's broken clavicle indicate that it's healing well.
"I've got all this built-up energy and not being able to make an impact here is tough. I missed a few weeks with a concussion my first year and had some broken hands, but I've never been out this long."
Zipay adds that Dorsett is a cross between Brandon Prust and Sean Avery, with a reputation for never taking a shift off.
Dorsett is signed till 2015 at $1.5 million per and set career-highs in goals with 12.
...a cross between Avery & Prust? I love this guy already. If he can come even close to that comparison, I think we'll be seeing a ton of Dorsett jerseys walking around MSG real soon.
...not sure what Torts' plan is with Dorsett, but he could give this team a huge boost in the final few games and then in the playoffs. While the Rangers have been playing with more emotion and intensity since the trade I think Dorsett could take that to another level with his physicality and aggressiveness which is still missing. Can't be worse than Asham.
Dorrest is a high energy player. We are not looking to improve the forth line with there 5min of ice time. Move Zuc to the third line and put him with Hagelin and Brassard.
You may say he is playing his best hockey? He does not fit with this team.
Ya I watched like 20 Dorsett videos yesterday and I really got an Avery feel from him. But idk about Prust. Dorsett lost a lot of the fights I saw haha
"Zipay adds that Dorsett is a cross between Brandon Prust and Sean Avery."
That's a bold comparison, but I'd love to see Zipay proven right.
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As sad as it makes me to say this, I think he replaces Pyatt. (I really had high hopes for Pyatt but yeah, that's not working.) After talking to some CBJ fans, I am so excited to see this guy. They absolutely loved him there and I think he is just what the teams needs. Honestly, he might've been the biggest piece the Rangers insisted on having cause CBJ wasn't happy to give him up.
@TheNYRBlog If Dorsett does come back who is the odd man out?
This is what will happen and remember you heard it here 1st. When Dorsett comes back you wont even remember Asham played for the Rangers ..one tough, rowdy, in ur face S.O.B. ..who is willing to crash the net at all costs. Just hope Torts lets him play his game and not turn into another Avery situation.
@TheNYRBlog So you think Asham sits when Dorsett returns? I'm leaning that way. I see no value in Asham honestly.
Also wondering Kevin, is there any chance we see Kreider or Miller again this year or are they in the ahl for the year?
@BigBrian1226 Boyle is not coming out of the lineup. Guy is playing his best hockey this year and whether he scores or not he makes an impact on the game. Now Pyatt on the other hand is completely useless. I honestly dont remember the last time the guy has done anything. I dont think he makes any mistakes but he literally just doesnt make an impact at all.
@BigBrian1226 at this point you need to have Boyle in the line up because of faceoffs. Also Dorsetts a wing and we don't have enough centers if we take Boyle out. You gotta sit Pyatt or Asham. My votes Pyatt. I love when Asham wides up and lets that wild Slapper go from the top of the right circle.
@AG_Blue So Avery as in he likes to play a bit dirty at times, but like Prust won't back down from someone...I'm so down
@AG_Blue you could see that that one right from Dorsett really stung Hannon right before Hannon tried to wrestle him into the back of the net. I also loved that hit! HARD AND CLEAN!
@dslivka Asham or Pyatt I would think.
@DarrellNoe If Dorsett plays well then yes. Or maybe Pyatt.
@Josh6 I think the'll stay in the AHL.
@Josh6 Personally I hope they are in the AHL this year but the AHL season is almost over so if Whale don't make the playoffs, they'll be back soon. Unless someone in NY gets injured, I don't think they return to the lineup.
@BigBrian1226 That being said I think it is Asham that would come out because it seems like Torts likes Pyatt for whatever reason because he does at times move him up to other lines.
@TheNYRBlog Oh yeah, the locomotive Pyatt lol. He could sit too