New York Rangers Player Report Card: Enver Lisin

May 7th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »
It’s always fun(ny) to look back on a particular transaction that brought forth a good dose of enthusiasm and optimism from the fanbase, but ended up crashing, burning, and fading into relative obscurity.

Such, dear Ranger fans, is the story of young Enver Lisin.

Yes, 24-year-old Enver Lisin, who hails from the quaint Russian town of Voskresensk, was acquired by Glen Sather on the 13th of July, in the year 2009, in a move that the Rangers’ president and general manager hoped would give the Broadway Blueshirts an added offensive boost.

Unfortunately all Lisin would provide, aside from ample opportunities for head coach John Tortorella to scowl menacingly, was a posterior to fill one of the empty seats in the press box on 25 occasions throughout the 2009-10 season.

Traded by the Phoenix Coyotes to New York in exchange for yet another Ranger first-round bust, Lauri Korpikoski, Lisin had shown flashes of blazing speed and impressive puck handling ability in three separate, maddeningly inconsistent stints with the ‘Yotes.

Perhaps Sather and the rest of his cronies envisioned that speed being put to good use un ...

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