Monday, February 7, 2011

Thankfully Rangers Take A Pass On Souray

There has been a lot of talk about Sheldon Souray over the last few days and whether he would eventually end up a New York Ranger.  Hopefully now all of that discussion will stop.  Over the weekend the Rangers did send scouts to watch Souray play in the AHL for the Hershey Bears and according to Mark Spector, the Rangers came away severely unimpressed with what they saw.  The game at the AHL level was said to be significantly too fast for Souray, and the NHL level is much faster than the AHL, so there is no way for him to transition to being an NHL player right now.

This is great news for the Rangers next season, and shows that while Glen Sather is going to look under every rock to try and improve this team, he is also going to do his due diligence to make sure any potential addition will actually add to the team.  Thank you for your hard work Mr. Sather and the scouting department.  Now we move on to see if anything else might help the club this year or in the future with an eye on bringing back our own players.