New York Rangers Preview: Which Prospects Will Compete for Roster Spot?

August 24th, 2010 by nick p Leave a reply »

While checking out the additions to the roster, for training camp, I thought about these players and wondered which would make the team? As of now the Rangers have thirteen forwards on their roster, which all played in the NHL last season. A NHL team only needs a total of twelve forwards on a team, to fit four offensive lines. Basically the Rangers already have a full team of forwards, with an extra incase a player gets injured, or is having a bad week. It's only good to have thirteen forwards before training camp because you know your team is qualified to play in a regular season game. But, it is bad because this leaves zero spots open, on forward, for all the youth the Rangers were supposed to have playing on the team this season. Wasn't this season supposed to start the "rebuilding" period?

But no worries Rangers fan, there is a way to get out of this mess. How? Well, of the thirteen forwards to play in the NHL last season I can see John Tortorella getting rid of a few of them to open up spots for his prospects. Does Brian Boyle really deserve a spot this se ...

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