Thursday, March 7, 2013

Next In Line ...

European-born defensemen to skate at least one game for the New York Rangers since Sergei Zubov was dealt to Pittsburgh in the summer of 1995 (along with Petr Nedved, for Luc Robitaille and Ulf Samuelsson):
  • Ulf Samuelsson
  • Alexander Karpotsev
  • Mattias Norstrom 
  • Maxim Galanov
  • Ronnie Sundin
  • Jan Mertzig
  • Peter Popovic
  • Stanislav Neckar
  • Alexei Vasiliev
  • Kim Johnsson
  • Peter Smrek
  • Vlad Malakhov
  • Alexei Gusarov
  • Tomas Kloucek
  • Bert Robertsson
  • Igor Ulanov
  • Richard Lintner
  • Ales Pisa
  • Boris Mironov
  • Darius Kasparaitis
  • Thomas Pock
  • Fedor Tyutin
  • Karel Rachunek
  • Michael Rozsival
  • Marek Malik
  • Sandis Ozolinsh
  • Maxim Kondratiev
  • Christian Backman
  • Ivan Baranka
  • Dmitri Kalinin
  • Ilkka Heikkinen
  • Anders Eriksson
  • Anton Stralman
  • and starting tonight ... Roman Hamrlik

What a soft, overwhelmingly disappointing bunch. The best of the blueliners - Norstrom, Johnsson and Tyutin - were all Ranger draft picks and were all traded well before their time ... like Zubov himself. Sad.


Paul said...

Thought you were going to put Tim Erixon on the list in error. Good job with the list.

Scotty Hockey said...

Thanks Paul. Timmy is a New York kid, wish he was still here ...

The Likely Lad said...

I submit that Christian Backman was the worst of the bunch. And that's some tough competition. My god the dude was AWFUL.