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Rue De Rumeur: The New York Rangers Conundrum
Alexis Lafreniere has been the poster boy for "Buildup To A Letdown." Lucky for Big Al that GM Chris Drury has patiently avoided trading the French-Canadian
Ever since he stormed into the NHL as the first overall pick, Alexis Lafreniere has been the poster boy for "Buildup To A Letdown." Lucky for Big Al GM Chris Drury has patiently avoided trading the French-Canadian who plays ball in the Summer.
But that could change soon; maybe sooner than expected.
Rookie left wing Brennan Othmann has been treating every exhibition match like it's a Game 7 of the Cup Final. B.O. is reminiscent of an A-1 Drury in mint condition. I can see canny Chris saying he's tired of waiting for Lounging Lafreniere to wake up. Trade-wise, Alexis can bring in plenty; and wouldn't he just look ginger-peachy in the blue, blanc et rouge of Les Canadiens?
THE BRISEBOIS BOLTS BOMBSHELL:
In order to fill the gap caused by goalie Andre Vasilevskiy's 10 to 12 surgery-recovery program means the test of all tests for Julien BriseBois.
For a change, the Lightning boss will trade while bargaining from weakness. It will cost him a handful of players and a Draft pick or two in order to land a competent stopper. Then again, Julie could go very cheap and gamble on Jaro Halak, working out in Boston…