Rangers News: Prospect Updates
Since this is an incredibly slow news day (thus far), it's the perfect time to check in on how some of the Ranger prospects are doing.
Jess over at The Prospect Park has some great updates, including one on my personal favorite pick of the 2009 NHL Draft, Ethan Werek: (click the link for full story)
All Werek did was score the tying goal and then the overtime winner to earn his 3rd "First Star" in a week. Thanks to Werek's heroics the Frontenacs have a 4 game winning streak and opened up a 4 point lead over the Peterborough Petes in the OHL's East Division.
The team they beat was no slouch either as the Majors just so happen to be the OHL Eastern Conference leaders. All Werek did with his 2 goals was end the Major's 5 game winning streak.
Jess also has some great video in the story from the Frontenacs last game.
He also talks about 5th round pick Scott Stacjer being hung out to dry by bad defense. Get used to it kid, the Big Man on Broadway has the same problem:
Take Wednesday night as Stajcer's Owen Sound Attack lost to the Saginaw Spirit 7-5. People will see 6 goals for Stajcer and think he was terrible when he was not. The Attack jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then forgot to play the rest of the game.
Stajcer was charged with 6 goals on 34 shots but in reality 3 goals were because his forwards did not come back and the 2 were bad board bounces. One has to wonder how much playing on the team with the worst record in the OHL is going to affect his development.
More after the jump.......
This is a few days old, but first round pick Chris Kreider nabbed his first goal the other night.
Sam Klassen is tearing it up in Saskatoon.
Ok, I know this isn't the best translation in the world, but I think you get the gist. Apparently there were rumors that Andres Ambuhl was going to return to HC Davos, the Swiss hockey club he played for before coming to the Rangers. However, Ambuhl has denied the rumors in this story, saying its too soon to think about going back.
Finally, Ryan Bourque scored another nine goals the other night for the Quebec Ramparts, giving him 67 goals and 92 assists in 21 games. Ok I exaggerate, actually its 10 goals 12 assists in 21 games.