According to the AHL transaction report, the Rangers have recalled JT Miller and Cam Talbot.
...guess it's just these two for now.
...i'm actually happy to see that Kreider hasn't been recalled just yet. While he's had a quick start in the AHL, I think he'll be better served getting a ton of minutes in a number of different scenarios. Miller is the much more NHL ready player, which he proved in the preseason and with the Wolf Pack.
...as far as Talbot goes, I'm assuming how he performs will have a lot to do with Lundqvist's workload going forward.
Good moves. Gotta wonder about guys like Borque, Yogan, and Jean. They really need to start showing something or they're gonna be career AHLers or even released.
This makes the most sense. As we learned last year the moment/game isn't too big for Miller...he's thicker skinned and just keeps going. Kreider, during his short NHL career and also during his high school/college career always showed himself to be a late bloomer (i don't think he really put up numbers til he was a junior at both levels), so let the kid continue to dominate in the AHL and get comfy learning how to play defense and then be good and ready when it's time to come up.
That stat of the west being 28-7-3 against eastern teams... Puts it into perspective. We played 4 of the best teams in the NHL, and one probable playoff team in Phoenix. We have a new coach, new system, and no rick Nash... Gonna go ahead and give the rangers a mulligan... If we can win 2 of these next three somehow. We will be just fine.
The more I look at the schedule, the more waiving Biron at this juncture is a bit of head scratcher. Granted there's the warning to the locker room, and the cap savings. But looking at the schedule, the next logical spot for a night off for Hank is 10/29, the night after the home opener at the Islanders. Unless there is concern that Hank might be pulled AGAIN in one of the next 4 games, you'd almost think Talbot would be better served starting a few more games in Hartford and making this move a week or so from now.
Just a though. Talbot is going to go from seeing regular AHL action to basically being a practice squad goalie for 2 weeks, and then he'll have to play his first NHL game.
@Medvjed004 Don't know the exact numbers, but according to cap geek Miller and Talbot combine for a cap hit of about $1.4 mil. Asham and Biron were previously making about $2.3 combined, but will still have a portion of that hitting the cap if they show up to Hartford. So youre only looking at a few hundred thousand in space created.
@gravey94 Bourque has been down there for a while but Yogan is having his first real AHL season so he's got a bit of time. Jean I sorta in between the two of them. As hardcore fans I suppose we want to see all those kids succeed but sadly it doesn't always work that way...
@Trade DelZotto+Girardi4E.Kane With Falk playing 15 minutes maybe? How many penalties could we expect--5-6?
@jasonshyer and college prospects tend to have a tougher transition to the NHL than juniors.
Yeah, until we give one or two of the Eastern teams their first win... You know it's going to happen!
@johnnyb3910 No way Talbot gets a game a against the rival Islanders. I think it's more likely we see him against Philly or NJ.
@Trade DelZotto+Girardi4E.Kane Fingers crossed
Plenty of ways to do it, but the Rangers certainly aren't in a position to trade draft picks and prospects in hopes of getting someone making $4+ mil a year. Would have to be starters for starters, with picks or prospects to balance the deal one way or the other.