Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record has this quote from Glen Sather on Jason Arnott failing his physical...
“He couldn’t pass a medical so we’ll move on, that’s all I can tell you."
Obviously, the interest in Arnott proves the Rangers are looking to upgrade their roster, which Sather also addressed...
“We’re always looking. We have 10 rookies at Hartford (AHL). It’s necessary to look around. It’s going to be a long year, you never know what’s going to happen. There’s always injuries so it’s smart to look around.”
...good to see Sather at least acknowledge the Rangers depth issues. After looking at available free agents, I don't see anyone on par with Arnott, so it would behoove the Rangers to just hang tight and let their still very talented line-up to build some chemistry. Unless you guys feel bringing back Radek Dvorak is a good idea.
...while I've had my issues with the Rangers medical staff (see Boogaard situation), got to give them credit for being competent enough to question Arnott's ability to perform. As a Mets fan, I know firsthand how a medical staff can bungle things.
Dvorak? Petr Sykora?
Niklas Hagman? Decent size, responsible player, could play some 4th line minutes ... ... Andrei Kostitsyn?
They still have Shane Doan on this list though.... isn't he playing in Phoenix?
It's Zuccarello or nobody.
I don't know who else I'd want? I mean if they aren't going to put up decent 3rd/4th line numbers then we should just give Halpern more than a week. We haven't exactly surrounded him with the greatest hands in the world. Unless you can get a Max Talbot type player then what's the point of getting a slight upgrade. Save our trade bait for a needed piece for a playoff run.
yeas, and doing his best Dubinsky impersonation slapping around Mike Richards.
trade bait...So, do you thrade away prospects for a "win now" approach or hold on...?
@AnnoyingJoe Is he talking to Doc Emrick? Cause if so I could see why he wouldn't be cleared to play. You know...due to suicide and all...
@AnnoyingJoe -- Ha! Love it!
So, yeah, the list isn't entirely up to date ...
@KevinDeLury @AnnoyingJoe @AG_Blue you would have had whatever the Internet equivalent of a riot is on your hands.
@AG_Blue @KevinDeLury @AnnoyingJoe Not much on that list is giving me that old time feeling. I'm not sure if its 100% accurate if I'm not mistaken it says Ryan Carter is still a UFA. Like I said yesterday, Moore is the only guy that's really floating my boat. But I think hockey is understandably the last thing on his mind.
@KevinDeLury @AnnoyingJoe then we gotta stay the course. I agree we can't trade youth and after guarding Kreider with our lives in the Nash deal we can't trade him. I mean who are we going to get? I'm having a hard time locating a current free agent list, all I can find is future. I think unless we can swindle someone into giving us a superior player for Halpern we're stuck.
@AG_Blue @AnnoyingJoe raising a 6month year old boy that's the future 1st line center for the rangers. I also cannot get my browser to accept my livefyre log in.