Mike York: Limited minutes, various linemates and various positions have not stopped him from working hard. However it appears that Low-Sather would rather have him somewhere else…Buffalo, Phoenix where ever… He shows signs of becoming a two way Tony Amonte or even moreso…Doug Weight, it would be a shame to lose him even for Mike “never happy” Peca.
Tomas Kloucek: After a few rides from Hartford Kloucek is showing signs of being a solid long time NHL style defender. He bangs like a North American, and moves the puck like a Czech… a very bright spot in a sea of darkness.
Jan Hlavac: Although a second year player…Hlavac shows the signs of stardom like he did last year and just as I thought he would have. While playing with the “only” productive line in New York Hlavac has moved the puck and is among the team leaders in goal scoring. A solid player that excites..a true keeper and bright spot.
Dale Purinton: He has not played regularly but it is a comfort to Rangers fans and players knowing that he can be dressed to watch the backs of everyone else. I see two values to Dale… one he is not afraid… two…he can play defense and wing.
Vitali Yeremeyev: Without seeing much of him… I refer to Milan Hnilinka…both have played behind a defense that looks more like a slice of Jarlsberg Cheese than a defense. Sometime in the AHL and Yeremeyev can still contribute to the future in New York.