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CT Whale Played Role in Rangers Success

Bruce Berlet at the Howlings has numerous quotes from yesterday’s CT Whale post season press conference including this from Rangers Assistant GM and Whale GM Jim Schoenfeld…

“We went through a period in New York where we were banged up big time, we were calling guys up six deep and we didn’t lose,” said Schoenfeld, who will participate in the Rangers’ organizational meetings May 16-22 in La Quinta, Calif. “The players came from Hartford and knew how to play, knew the system to play and were well conditioned. It was seamless, and without the extraordinary job that the guys here die, we wouldn’t have made the playoffs.”

…not sure where Rangers would have been this season without contributions of McD, MZA, Newbury and Kolarik. I’ll tell you where, not in the playoffs. While I’d love to rush guys like Hagelin and hopefully Krieder to the Rangers next year spending some time down with the Whale might not be the worst thing for their development.

For anyone interested, here is the entire press conference which lasts 42 minutes…

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