Yes, the Rangers want to clear the space on the roster, and yes, the Rangers want to clear the space under the cap.
But the “Post” learned that when Brendan Lemius was sent to the Kings for the fourth round of the draft last Saturday, the Rangers also met the left-wing camp’s requirements, that is, he will transfer to a The team that might make him more meaningful. Roles.
“This will give Pepe the opportunity to play more of the roles he is looking for,” David Quinn said. His team faced Sabres in Buffalo on Thursday. “He is our good player and we will miss him.”
The coach used the player nickname he inherited from his father, Crowder. Crowder is also his agent and communicated the transaction requirements to general manager Jeff Gorton.
Even if the team may try to bid for him before the April 1
But with the arrival of Vitali Kravtsov (Vitali Kravtsov) from Russia, the Blue Shirts are indeed facing digital crunch. Information returned by Phil DiGiuseppe from the COVID list; Brett Howden (Brett Howden) is about to withdraw from the COVID agreement; and the expected promotion of Morgan Barron, although it may not proceed until the deadline is lifted.
Therefore, although there is time, there is no longer time than now.
The 25-year-old was locked in a fourth-line game in his third season in New York. The average time on ice was 10:13, which is less than his 12:52, which is a full 2:29 and 78 more than a year In the game, he was a Ranger. He has grown up healthily twice this season, most recently in Pittsburgh on March 9. By the end of 2021-22, his salary cap is $1.55 million.
Of course, when Lemieux and Winnipeg’s round of winners came to the Blues in exchange for Kevin Hayes, it was the trade deadline in 2019, but the Wanderers The team has not yet signed with Artemi Panarin. When Lemieux was in third place for most of the first half of last season, the Blues hadn’t drafted Alexis Lafreniere. Of course, there is also Chris Kreider (Chris Kreider), he signed through 2026-27.
Lemieux is always willing to help his teammates, and immediately after joining the club, he played a lot of the first six minutes of the game. This includes the time when power is used as the time for network existence. During the months of 2019-20, his work shifted to stable third-line tasks, during which time he was the main agitator.
But the fault line of Lemieux’s Broadway run came when he broke his thumb on December 27, 2019. When he returned three weeks later, Howden moved from the center to the wing and took his place in the third unit. Therefore, Lemieux participated in the fourth line, the same as the one he played this year.
If you don’t have enough time for strong matches or cancel penalties, then the fourth line will be relatively limited.
Although Lemius is as aggressive and violent as ever, his efficiency has declined. His hands seemed to betray him. He does have a positive difference in the number of light penalty points (Evolving-Hockey this season, 2 points this season, 11 points last year), and his tone remains the same. But he is also easy to accept the wrong punishment at the wrong time. He scored 7 points (2-5) in 31 games.
The Rangers may not have a team of companions to replace Lemieux, and Lemieux is almost certain that Seattle has appeared in the expansion selection. The Blue Shirts have no real agitators and no real deterrence, although it is fair to question how much real deterrence exists in the evolving NHL game.
But Ryan Lindgren and Brendan Smith are always willing to confuse them with opponents who abuse their teammates. In fact, they seem to like it very much. Last Sunday in Washington, shortly after the offside whistle, Kevin Rooney was sent a heavy blow by TJ Oshie, and Colin Blackwell immediately jumped off Capps’ wing. This illustrates the backpack mentality that the rest of the team will need.
Rangers need to clear the space on the roster. They want to clear the space under the bottle cap. Lemieux asked for the opportunity to compete for a more meaningful role elsewhere.
Three to three. mission completed.