Glen Sather was busy recently adding depth and talent to our Wolf Pack and maybe future Rangers this season.
Lately Sather re-signed Michael Sauer and Brodie Dupont back to the Rangers organization.
Dupont has had his struggles since being drafted by the Rangers in the 3rd Round in 2005. The Left Winger excelled in the WHL, but once he came to the Wolf Pack he just couldn’t put anywhere near the same numbers having his best year in the AHL in the 2008/09 season with 18 goals and 42 points in 79 games. He has yet to play one NHL game, but it looks as though Sather isn’t giving up on him yet by making this contract.
Sauer, another 2005 draft pick taken in the 2nd Round was also given an extended stay by Slats. Sauer is one of our top defensive prospects, but his only problem is he’s on a defensive heavy team. Ryan McDonagh becoming a professional only made that process take longer as McDonuts will probably be on the Rangers at some point this season. Depending on the Redden/Roszival situation, Sauer could see some chances this season. And that wouldn’t be a bad thing considering this man had a +29 plus/minus last season on the Wolf Pack.
Also adding to Wolf Pack depth the Rangers made another trade with the Anaheim Ducks acquiring defensive prospect Matt McCue. McCue was undrafted but has great size (6’5″, 220 lbs). The Rangers traded Tomas Zaborsky, a 5th Round pick from 2006, for McCue who is sure to just take the roster spot that seems like Corey Potter will leave open. Last season, McCue spent his season going back and forth between the ECHL and the AHL, so don’t expect to see him in a Rangers uniform during the regular season anytime soon.
Marc Staal (STILL not signed) was at least almost verified to be a Ranger regardless of what happens. This today on rangers.nhl.com:
“Obviously we want to get Marc Staal signed,” said Sather. “If someone comes along and gives him an offer sheet, which is always possible, we’ll match it. But we are going to keep negotiating with him.”
That’s good to hear. Which brings me to my next point. According to Bleacher Report, we should let Staal go. I’ve heard many complaints about Bleacher Report, one even asking “Does Bleacher Report ever know what they’re talking about?” I sometimes use Bleacher Report for updates and news, but their opinions are sometimes just mind boggling. I don’t recommend them as a place to go to for opinions on almost anything. They’re not bad for rumors, and their Top lists, but I’ve heard from many people that they don’t understand how the writers their got their jobs. Read at your own risk. Ha.