Rangers Roundup: Grabner and Faulk Rumors, Day 3 of Prospect Development Camp
Here are the latest rumblings around Rangerstown.
According to reports from Craig Custance of The Athletic, Michael Grabner has reached out to the Rangers, but the two sides have not communicated. The veteran Austrian winger who flourished in 135 games on Broadway, has garnered a lot of interest around the league after scoring 27 goals in each of the last two seasons. The Rangers would be wise to bring Grabner back; a guy who would be a good mentor to the young guns around him that can keep up in a fast-paced NHL.
Have heard UFA Michael Grabner connected to the Rangers but the two sides haven't talked. Doesn't mean it won't happen but nothing there right now. Lots of interest in the speedy winger – ten teams in the mix.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 27, 2018
An interesting name that has lurked around the rumor mill in the last few months has been Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman, Justin Faulk. The 26-year-old captain has roughly $5 million owed to him in each of the next two seasons, but depending on the price, he would absolutely be worth it. And as Scott Burnside reported yesterday in The Athletic, it would appear that the Hurricanes have their eyes on Jeff Gorton and the Rangers.
NYRPDC Day Three
The Rangers held their first scrimmage of prospect camp yesterday and there was a lot of action in the competitive game that went to a shootout. Ville Meskanen scored a pair of goals, and Libor Hajek and Filip Chytil also added markers. The 4-4 deadlock was won in the shootout by Gabriel Fontaine, who pulled off what’s been dubbed “The Kucherov” as he fooled the goaltender as the puck slid between his legs. While the deke was nice, Vince Pedrie decided to chirp his fellow Rangers prospect.
We all know this was an accident @Fonty_37 ? https://t.co/zy5TQCR1WI
— Vince Pedrie (@Pedrie24) June 27, 2018
After the scrimmage, the prospects got a tour of Madison Square Garden led by Rangers legend Brian Leetch. Following the tour of their new home, the prospects were taken to the 9/11 Memorial Museum where K’Andre Miller laid flowers on the memorial fountains.
On behalf of all the #NYRPDC prospects, @kandre_miller leaves flowers for Ace Bailey, Mark Bavis and all those impacted by 9/11 @Sept11Memorial. #NYR pic.twitter.com/cZNhAi1ENr
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 27, 2018
Following what had to be an emotional trip to the 9/11 Museum, the young Blueshirts got a boat tour of New York City.