2013 NHL Trade Deadline


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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal RYANE CLOWE

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Clowe is a 6-foot-2 and 225 pound LW who brings the “jam” that Coach John Tortorella often talks about. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 30-year-old Clowe was San Jose’s 7th round draft pick (#175) in the 2001 NHL Draft. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Prior to his goal scoring drought this season with the Sharks, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Clowe averaged about 21 goals and 33 assists during the last four seasons – including a career best 24 goals and 38 assists in 2010-11. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal He also added six goals and nine assists in 17 playoff games that year.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Career Potential: Solid power forward.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal DERICK BRASSARD

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 25-year-old Brassard was the sixth overall selection in the 2006 NHL Draft. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 6-foot-1 and 202 pound Center was the ninth rated prospect by the International Scouting Service (ISS) who compared his playing style to that of Paul Kariya. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal ISS attributed his hockey sense to his hockey background as his father Pierre was drafted in 1976 the 6th round by the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL Draft and in the 10th round by the Quebec Nordiques in the WHA Draft. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal While Pierre did not play professional hockey, canadian pharmacy viagra legal he did star for three years with Cornwall (QMJHL) – averaging 61 goals and 63 assists in his final two seasons.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Of Brassard, canadian pharmacy viagra legal ISS said, canadian pharmacy viagra legal “The shifty pivot is one of the most exciting forwards in the offensive zone; speed and agility allows him to find the open space. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal With all his offensive ability he still shows good defensive awareness and the willingness to help out in the defensive zone.”

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal His career has hampered by a pair of shoulder injuries that caused him to miss large chunks of playing time. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In the 2006-07 season, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Brassard was limited to just 14 games with Rimouski (QMJHL). Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In 2008-09, canadian pharmacy viagra legal another shoulder injury forced Brassard to miss the final 50 games of the regular season and all four Columbus playoff games.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In 2010-11, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Brassard set career highs in goals, canadian pharmacy viagra legal assists and points (17-30-47).

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Assets: Skates well and possesses plenty of scoring instincts. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Can excel at both ends of the ice, canadian pharmacy viagra legal and is a determined athlete. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Owns leadership qualities.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal DEREK DORSETT

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Rangers fans will have to wait before the debut of their new RW. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 6-foot and 192 pound Dorsett is on Injured Reserve recovering from a broken collarbone. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Some reports have him out for the rest of the season while others say he could be back for the last week of the regular season or the start of the playoffs.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The one thing that is for certain is that fans of Brandon Prust are going to love Dorsett as he plays the same style of game that Prust does. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Dorsett did kill penalties while a member of the Blue Jackets.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal His willingness to scrap, canadian pharmacy viagra legal and take some ill-advised penalties, canadian pharmacy viagra legal contributed to his NHL best 235 PIMs – which were fueled by his 19 fighting majors. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Despite spending all that time in the penalty box, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Dorsett did score 12 goals and add 8 assists as well last season. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal He was averaging about 16 minutes of ice time this season and tallied three goals and six assists in 24 games with Columbus.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Dorsett was part of Columbus’ 2006 NHL Draft that produced NHLers Brassard, canadian pharmacy viagra legal the recently traded Steve Mason and Tom Sestito. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Dorsett was the Blue Jackets 7th round pick (#189).

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Here is Dorsett’s Hockey News Scouting Report:

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal JOHN MOORE

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 6-foot-3 and 202 pound defenseman was Columbus’ 1st round pick (#21) in the 2009 NHL Draft. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The Rangers selected Chris Kreider two picks early and Calgary drafted Tim Erixon two picks later. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal As we all know, canadian pharmacy viagra legal thanks to Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire, canadian pharmacy viagra legal played triple-A amateur hockey with the Chicago Mission who was coached by Ed Olczyk. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal What the NBC Sports guys didn’t mention is that former NHL defenseman Steve Smith was also one of Moore’s coaches.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In 2009, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Moore was rated the 16th best prospect by ISS and they compared his playing style to that of Joe Corvo.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Of Moore, canadian pharmacy viagra legal ISS said, canadian pharmacy viagra legal He has the size and skill to go along with great playmaking abilities. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Tremendous skater. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Moore is blessed with very light / quick feet that enable him to get to and from the puck/plays in an expeditious manner. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In addition, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Moore’s checking skills have also improved as he is holding his checks better along the boards with improved balance etc.”

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal After spending 73 games in the AHL in his rookie seasons (two games with Columbus), canadian pharmacy viagra legal Moore played 67 games with the Blue Jackets (two goals and five assists) last season (just five games in the AHL).

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 22-year-old blueliner was limited to just 18 games with Columbus as a lower body injury caused him to miss five games in February and a recent shoulder injury forced him to miss eight games as he was on the Injured Reserve List and only was activated in mid-March.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Here is Moore’s Hockey News Scouting Report:

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal CONOR ALLEN

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 6-foot-1 and 210 Allen was the first of two undrafted free agent defensemen the Rangers signed leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 23-year-old played his collegiate hockey at the University of Massachusetts. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Believe it or not, canadian pharmacy viagra legal there is an Olczyk connection with Allen. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal While at UMass, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Allen was a teammate of Eddie Olczyk, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Ed’s son.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Signing free agent UMass defenseman is nothing new for the Blueshirts because they signed Thomas Pock at the end of the 2003-04 season. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Much like Matt Gilroy, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Pock was a forward who was shifted to the blue line in college.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal In 2011-12, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Casey Wellman played 31 AHL games with the Connecticut Whale after being acquired from the Minnesota Wild.
Danny Hobbs, canadian pharmacy viagra legal the Rangers 7th round pick (#198) in the 2007 NHL Draft played four seasons at UMass before turning pro and spending this season in the ECHL with the Greenville Road Warriors.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Allen also played in USHL with Sioux Falls Stampede (2009/10) with Dallas 2011 1st rounder Jamie Oleksiak, canadian pharmacy viagra legal and was an NAHL teammate of Devils goalie prospect Keith Kinkaid in 2008/09 with the St. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Louis Bandits.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Allen is looking to duplicate the jump to the NHL two other Minutemen have taken – LA’s Jonathan Quick and Toronto’s Mike Kostka.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Allen spent the previous two summers on two NHL Summer Development Camp Rosters – the Washington Capitals (2011) and the Vancouver Canucks (2012).

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal His college coach for his first two seasons, canadian pharmacy viagra legal Don “Toot” Cahoon, canadian pharmacy viagra legal gave an insight into Allen’s game during a September 2010 interview.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal UMass Sports Blog Fear The Triangle offered up this summary of Allen’s season.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal TOMMY HUGHES

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The 6-foot-2 and 216 pound defenseman comes to the Rangers as an undrafted free agent out of Canadian Junior hockey and from a team they are quite familiar with – the London Knights. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Both Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto were member of the Knights.
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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Ottawa’s Marc Methot is another undrafted Knights defenseman who has battled his way into the NHL.

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Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Hughes is finishing up his fourth season with London and is serving as an Alternate Captain for the Knights. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The defensive d-man set career highs in games (67), canadian pharmacy viagra legal assists (15), canadian pharmacy viagra legal points (16), canadian pharmacy viagra legal and PIMs (66).

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Being an undrafted player is nothing new to the soon to be 21-year-old (on April 7). Canadian pharmacy viagra legal He joined London as a “walk-on” during the 2009-10 season (playing seven games) after playing his AAA midget hockey with the London Jr. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Knights.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The Rangers interest in Hughes did not appear all of a sudden. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal The Blueshirts invited him to their Summer Development camp this year, canadian pharmacy viagra legal but a broken foot put the kibosh on his availability.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal You know that Hughes will be ready for the rough-and-tumble world of the NHL given that his Junior coach is Dale Hunter.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal “He blocks shots, canadian pharmacy viagra legal he’s fearless out there, canadian pharmacy viagra legal” Hunter told John Matisz of Metronews.ca. Canadian pharmacy viagra legal “He just kept getting better and better every year.”

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Hunter also spoke to Matisz about London’s ability to train and develop undrafted NHL blueliners.

Canadian pharmacy viagra legal “They were like that for me when they were here, canadian pharmacy viagra legal and that’s what Hughesy does for us, canadian pharmacy viagra legal” the former Washington Capitals coach explained – referencing Girardi and Methot.

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