We’re approaching the time of year when the undrafted players coming out of college are looking for NHL teams to play for in an attempt to get to the highest level and the New York Rangers have the pedigree of an organization that can both compete and contend for the next few years if they are able to land a few of these young kids to help bolster the prospect pool, it could help the Blueshirts sustain the success they are having.
There is a small worry for the kids here in the sense that the Rangers are going to be trading everything not nailed down for a chance to capture the Stanley Cup for the 5th time in franchise history. That means prospects may not be willing to sign here if they think they are going to be dealt for more solidified roster players that could help the Rangers more in the here and now.
However, if I give that too much thought then I may as well not look at the NCAA free agent class because there is next to no chance that the Rangers will sign anyone but there will be kids that the Rangers will want. It’s no secret that the Rangers prospect pool is headlined by Brennan Othmann and there is kind of a drop behind him so someone that could slot in within the next 18 months could be a major aid.
There’s no need to delay the start of this because I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while. It is important to note that I have no inside information on stuff like this. As much as I would love to have a knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes but I have to settle for guesswork and that is what this is. Now, let’s get to those college kids who are looking for the next step in their hockey journeys.