Entries with the tag: sheldon souray
UPDATE: From Mark Spector via Sportsnet:
The New York Rangers got an eyeful of exiled defenceman Sheldon Souray over the weekend, but didn’t like what they saw.
As a result, the NHL club will be moving on in its search for a powerplay defenceman.
“You want to like him,” said a source familiar with the Rangers activities over the weekend. “But you can’t deny what your eyes are seeing.”
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FROM EARLIER: Rangers scouts dispatched to three Hershey Bears games over the weekend came away with serious concerns over Souray’s foot speed at the American League level, let alone how that pace would translate to the National Hockey League.
With the trade deadline right around the corner, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the New York Rangers will do.
One thing the team needs is a shot from the point. According to recent reports, the Blueshirts have been scouting former New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadien and Edmonton Oiler Sheldon Souray, who is currently with the Hershey Bears.
From Lyle Richardson at The Hockey News:
Rozsival and Redden have almost no trade value, so moving their contracts is almost impossible unless Sather is willing to package one of them with a more tempting option (such as, perhaps, center Brandon Dubinsky), but that would do more harm than good to the Blueshirts roster.
Demoting players seems the only realistic option to free up cap space, but, as the Post indicated, Sather thus far has shown no interest in going that route. If that’s the case, he can forget about landing a big fish like Souray by the deadline.
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