Read: Who The Rangers Can Add For Depth

In the NY Times, Jeff Klein looks at some current free agents who the Rangers could look to add for depth now that Jason Arnott won’t be signing.

One player he mentions is 39-year old Andrew Brunette, who the Rangers had interest in during the summer of 2011.

Klein calls Brunette a “garbage goal” specialist and a Tortorella type of grinder, but adds that Brunette has talked about retiring.

Last season, Brunette, a LW, scored 12 goals and added 15 assists in 13:30 per game.

Klein also says that Daymond Langkow, 36, could be the most likely target for the Rangers. He had 11 goals and 19 assists in 15:45 per game for Phoenix last season. He was 44.4% on faceoffs last season.

Steve Zipay, at Newsday, mentions Langkow, former Ranger Radek Dvorak and Brendan Morrison.

Morrison was a teammate of Taylor Pyatt’s in Vancouver and Brad Richards in Dallas.


Adam Rotter: They may have already added that depth player in Benn Ferriero. It’s only one game and he isn’t a veteran or a name, but if he can play a simple game then he may be able to be the replacement for John Mitchell.





20 comments
Matthieu Laughlington
Matthieu Laughlington

He's behind the worst QB in the league. He's more worried about the rookie than he is Geno. I guarantee that he is confident he will be starting by week six.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

They just let go their best quarterback without giving him a chance. I hope someone steps up and surprises me but I'd bet it won't be Smith.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Joey's bathroom has mirrors on opposite walls, at a slight angle, so that he can admire infinite reflections of himself.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Earlier this year in Macc's office:

Simms: I too am ready to contribute to the team any way I can.

Macc: (silently hands him a seppuku knife.)

jon409
jon409

Is there a single person on this blog that believes Geno is capable of being the Jets franchise QB? Genuinely interested in knowing this.  

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

I'll go with 0 < P(FranchiseQB(Geno)) < X, where X is a very small number.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jon409

This will lead to a 50-comment hashing out of what the word "capable" means.

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

@jon409 I don't know that I'm ready to say he can or he can't. Didn't seem like Marty was too creative with him and certainly didn't bring the best out of him. I lean towards no at this moment but I really want to see what he does these first few weeks of the season.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


Geno is ultra-lucky in the sense he could have had 2 ultra-depressing off seasons were it not for 2 stellar performances in week 17 in '13 and '14.

Were it not for 20013's fine ending for him, there probably wouldn't be a 2014.

May he break his pattern of sub-competency and continue his strides in 2015.  That would be great with a guy like Fitz in the background always willing to assist.

BenNevis
BenNevis

Does Geno have the potential to be a franchise QB?

Maybe.

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Has Geno actualized that potential in any convincing way so far?

No.

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Will Geno be able to live up to (what may be) his full potential?

Who the fk knows. All we can do is hope.

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bob_y
bob_y

Hm, any way possible...maybe a little Wildcat is in his future.  The other teams will be up all night trying to gameplan for it!

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

And then make sure to run him between the tackles whenever he's actually on the field.

williamg1
williamg1

Ryan, please save us from Geno. 

Thanks. 

hitchhiker
hitchhiker

@williamg1 those comments indicate to me that Fitz knows he's going to be the starter at some point this year.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Maccagnan: Looks like a squirrel went and crawled up the drainpipe and got himself stuck in the gutter.  We need someone to clean him out of there.

Fitzpatrick: I'll do it.

Bytor
Bytor

“That’s something that I pride myself on: Whether I’m the Day 1 starter or I’m the third-string guy, when I go in there, I’m going to be ready to be able to execute.”


-sincerely Mike Vick, professional NFL Quarterback

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bytor

He didn't say WHAT he was going to execute, though.


(just leaves that out there)