Many sources are coming out of the woodwork (most seem to stem from ESPN – which is a good thing) claiming that Alexander Frolov is very close to signing a deal with the New York Rangers. Supposedly, a deal will be worked out today,
tomorrow, or very soon.
Frolov, who has always been a Los Angeles King up until this offseason, never received an offer from his previous team. Apparently, he contemplated returning to his home country, Russia, to play in the KHL, but clearly Glen Sather stopped that thought process.
You probably have heard it enough, but the main complaints of Frolov is his large inconsistency and his questionable will to play. Obviously he needs new scenery, but is NY the spot for that? I won’t lie that I have my reservations about this signing. I mean, I like Frolov… when he’s playing hockey.
Hopefully John Tortorella can turn him around, if he does become a Ranger, because I’d hate for us to sign Nikolai Zherdev 2.0.
Frolov’s stats via HockeyDB
*Update – Frolov signs this early afternoon for one year at $3M.