Should New York Rangers Look To Move No. 10 Overall Pick at the NHL Draft?

May 6th, 2010 by Jason Klau Leave a reply »
In just seven weeks, 30 NHL GMs and their staffs will hit the draft floor at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. When the Rangers have their turn, it is set to be their highest pick since 2004, when they used the No. 6 overall pick on goalie, and now Phoenix Coyotes property, Al Montoya. In 2001, they also used the No. 10 overall pick on another goalie, the injury riddled, and currently out of pro hockey, Dan Blackburn.

So could the Rangers go the same route this time and select goalie Jack Campbell? With Henrik Lundqvist sitting on the throne in New York, Auld as a solid backup for the time being, and Chad Johnson developing in the minors, it could be a step backwards.

The pipeline on defense is getting clogged. The large contracts of Wade Redden, and Michal Rozsival will be in our organization for the time being. Young phenom Marc Staal isn't going anywhere any time soon. Matt Gilroy and Michael Del Zotto both cracked the Rangers lineup this season, with Bobby Sanguinetti getting a callup, and Ryan McDonagh developing on the Wisconsin Badgers of the NCAA.

His teammate, and one of three Ranger prospect WJC Gold& ...

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