Yesterday, the Rangers acquired defenseman Danny Syvret from Philadelphia in exchange for forward Kris Newbury.
The 5' 11" Syvret, 28, registered six goals and 34 assists for 40 points, along with 34 penalty minutes in 76 games last season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Adirondack Phantoms. He led the Phantoms in assists, ranked second in points, tied for third in power play goals (five), and tied for first among team defensemen in goals. He also led Adirondack with a career-high, 194 shots on goal. Syvret finished the season among the league leaders in scoring by defensemen, ranking seventh in points and tying for third in assists.
...i liked Newbury. He was a tough, grinding forward who always stuck up for a teammate, plus he somehow brought out the best in Kreider with the Whale. But he had no future with guys like Asham and Dorsett on the roster.
...while Syvret has yet to prove he can be a consistent NHL player, his acquisition continues Sather's run on defensive depth this offseason, which can never be criticized. And why is having a stable of defensemen so important? Why don't you tell us Adam...
The purpose of adding Syvret is he is good enough that you don't have to make a stupid panic claim on Roman Hamrlik b/c of a few injuries.— Adam Herman (@Herman_NYRBlog) July 1, 2013
I.M.O. This is nothing more then switching a couple career minor laagers . Sather is trading to show that he is trying to improve the team but this trade will do nothing to improve the Rangers. It will help Hartford in the event that McIlrath makes it to the N.H.L.
222 AHL Ranger games and 205 points yet all Philly bloggers are saying is that Flyers obtained a goon. Yes he takes PM, but They got more than that. Newbury always has heart when he plays.
I Liked Newbury too, and he was great for our guys in CT and he was a serviceable call-up, but I can't criticize the move too much. Newbury isn't getting any younger and it seems like he'll never be a regular NHLer ... maybe with a crappy philadelphia team. Syvret is already 28 ...
Everything from here forward with the new coaching staff in place will be a trial and error. It really is going to be nice to see us pick up players who are offensive minded first! I would love for AV to give Gilroy a legitimate shot as # 6 D
Stacking the D-pool is vety smart move. They create competition if nothing else in train camp and at AHL level to be the 1st to be called up. Keep'm hungry!
I'm fine with it too. The only thing is we traded some muscle from a team that needs muscle. 2 depth dmen in 2 days could be a set up for a much bigger deal involving Mdz or perhaps with Carolina involving Staal. Though I'm still fuming over the Richey thing Slats is no idiot. Over 50 yrs in this game. He knows this team is physically deficient. We'll see..
@gravey94 We may want the cup Gravy but it will not happen this year gravy, not in my opinion.
@Betweentheworlds UFA. Rangers will not re-sign.
@brassard16 I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the toughness is certainly a concern
really wondering what our team is going to look like this fall