Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ryane Clowe Reactions

Just throwing out some quick hits on the Rangers' acquisition of San Jose's Ryane Clowe today:

*Would you trade three high draft picks for Brandon Prust if Prust didn't kill penalties, didn't block shots, was a year older and made a million dollars more?

*Clowe had 35 fights over his last four seasons, and the folks on HockeyFights only felt he lost three of them. Not too shabby.

*They gave him the decision in his lone bout against Brandon back in 2011.

*Clowe has played in 12 playoff series. He had one or no goals in eight of them.

*Clowe has two more Es in his name than he has goals this season.

*Sather wanted to bring in someone to boost Brian Boyle's goal scoring confidence.

*Clowe has over 400 NHL games on his resume but is probably best known for cheating.

*Zero Stanley Cups on that resume too.

*Clowe was selected in the sixth round of 2001, 175th overall. The Rangers picked next, selecting Marek Zidlicky. Zidlicky wanted a one-way contract, the Blueshirts wouldn't give it to him and he was eventually dealt to Nashville in the Mike Dunham deal. Still haven't replaced Sergei Zubov ...

*Brad Brown and Darren Langdon are the two most recent New York Ranger Newfies before Clowe.

*Taylor Pyatt received less than 12 minutes of ice time eight of the last 13 games. Clowe received less than 12 just three times this season - he was hurt in one game, he picked a fight in another and was ejected from the third after throwing a hissy fit in the penalty box.

*Is this Sather admitting that sugning my Twitter pal Arron Asham was a mistake?


Dave W said...

Clowe is destined for the bench. I bet Torts already hates him. Maybe this will give Slats the clue what is really wrong here.

Anonymous said...

Clowe is destined for the bench?

good call!

Scotty's fans are almost as dumb as him!

Scotty Hockey said...

Hey Jimbo, why don't you go somewhere else where you like what people have to say. Like, Candyland or something.

Anonymous said...

I agree actually Scotty. Clowe does seem "destined for the bench", good call