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Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Second Coming of Alexei

No one available to the Rangers in the latest NHL draft could have been part of the big club except for Alexei Cherepanov and lo behold that’s whom they picked at the number 17 position in the draft.

How good is he?

At best he has the hands of Pavel Bure. He can’t skate as well as Ovechkin or Malkin but he can score goals at least at the level he has been playing it which is somewhere between AHL and NHL hockey.

At worst, he is a lazy son-of-a-gun who is at times invisible on the ice. Then again he is only 18 years old.

Do I hear Alexei Kovalov?

Any Rangers fan would be salivating for a return of the ’94 playoff version of Alexei I.

Here’s to Alexei II and the beginning of a good off season for the Rangers.


Blogger Joe Schick said...

The hope is that he'll join the Rangers in 08-09, not next season.

7:57 PM  
Blogger judah h said...

True, but he was the only player at 17 who could have competed for a job this year.

Whether he arrives in 08-09 or 09-10, he will be able to try out for the varsity team as soon as he arrives.

11:59 PM  

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