Brendan Smith Placed on Waivers

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Phil Kocher

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Phil Kocher
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It could be a busy morning in Rangers Town.

Not only did the Rangers re-call defenseman Neal Pionk earlier today, but according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, veteran defenseman Brendan Smith, who has struggled mightily all season since signing his long-term extension this summer, has been placed on waivers:

Smith, 29, is in the first year of a four-year, $17.4M extension but has routinely been a healthy scratch throughout this tumultous season.

We’ll have more on this as it’s available.

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  1. I understand, but their goaltending has torpedoed their playoff hopes. And they're still dressing try-out guys and Chris Nell.

    I just want to know what happened to the superior option.





    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King
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    The pack was 9-0-1 from Jan 19 to Feb 10 and on the verge of playing their way into the playoffs. Pionk and Gilmour made their NHL debuts on Feb 9. Georgiev was called up the next day. They are 2-9-1 since.



    What happened to Maranzec?





    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King
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    The pack was 9-0-1 from Jan 19 to Feb 10 and on the verge of playing their way into the playoffs. Pionk and Gilmour made their NHL debuts on Feb 9. Georgiev was called up the next day. They are 2-9-1 since.



    Ouch. That's gotta be tough. I know the goal is always to make the NHL but there are plenty of guys who know they're career AHLers and the young guys who know they're not quite there yet. To constantly have your team fucked with due to call ups to the big squad, while being happy for your team mate, must suck when all you wanna do is win.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny
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    They were, and they were one of the worst groups in the league.



    The pack was 9-0-1 from Jan 19 to Feb 10 and on the verge of playing their way into the playoffs. Pionk and Gilmour made their NHL debuts on Feb 9. Georgiev was called up the next day. They are 2-9-1 since.





    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King
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    Gilmour was their AHL all-star game representative. They also lost Pionk and ADA. Weather they are great or not against NHL competition doesn't change the fact that they were three of the Pack's main D men all season and they all left at the same time....In addition, they don't have shit in goal without Georgiev.



    They were, and they were one of the worst groups in the league.





    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King
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    Gilmour was their AHL all-star game representative. They also lost Pionk and ADA. Weather they are great or not against NHL competition doesn't change the fact that they were three of the Pack's main D men all season and they all left at the same time....In addition, they don't have shit in goal without Georgiev.



    They were, and they were one of the worst groups in the league.





    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King
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    Gilmour was their AHL all-star game representative. They also lost Pionk and ADA. Weather they are great or not against NHL competition doesn't change the fact that they were three of the Pack's main D men all season and they all left at the same time....In addition, they don't have shit in goal without Georgiev.



    This is true. Georgiev is really good. I've liked his game a lot.





    Quote Originally Posted by josh
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    yea... their defense is struggling because Gilmour got called up...



    Gilmour was their AHL all-star game representative. They also lost Pionk and ADA. Weather they are great or not against NHL competition doesn't change the fact that they were three of the Pack's main D men all season and they all left at the same time....In addition, they don't have shit in goal without Georgiev.
    I think they should call him up and send him down a bunch of times in an effort to try to get someone to take him. Teams will get the injury bug and maybe try to take a chance on him. The contract isnt terrible. Waste all the call ups. Who cares. Tank.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny
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    I understand we've depleted their line-up, but -11 in 11 games is -11 in 11 games. That's not good. That's the only context I have.



    probably zone starts, man.