Bell Signing May Be Prelude to Bigger Move (Update)

bellUpdate, 8:53 p.m.:
Assistant GM Jeff Gorton says this about Bell (via Blueshirts United)…

“Brendan is a good character guy who gives us another player with experience who will compete for an NHL job in training camp,”

Original Post:
The Rangers have announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Brendan Bell.

Bell, 28, has skated in 101 career NHL contests with the Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs, registering seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points, along with 51 penalty minutes.

Last season, Bell tallied two goals and nine assists for 11 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 29 games with EHC Biel of the Swiss A-League. He led all team defensemen in assists and points, and tied for third on the team overall with a plus-two rating. Bell also skated in one contest with Omsk Avangard of the Continental Hockey League (KHL), recording two assists in his only appearance.

Meanwhile, Mitch Beck at the Howlings is puzzled by the signing and wonders if a move might be forthcoming that involves moving some defensive depth to obtain either a front line left-winger or perhaps Shea Weber.

…i know the Rangers have defensive depth but I’d hate to give some of it away. Although, with the Richards signing the Rangers are in win now mode and they do need to upgrade their offense some more if they want to make a legit run for the Cup.

…and no way they’re getting Weber.

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Bell Signing May Be Prelude to Bigger Move (Update)

bellUpdate, 8:53 p.m.:
Assistant GM Jeff Gorton says this about Bell (via Blueshirts United)…

“Brendan is a good character guy who gives us another player with experience who will compete for an NHL job in training camp,”

Original Post:
The Rangers have announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Brendan Bell.

Bell, 28, has skated in 101 career NHL contests with the Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs, registering seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points, along with 51 penalty minutes.

Last season, Bell tallied two goals and nine assists for 11 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 29 games with EHC Biel of the Swiss A-League. He led all team defensemen in assists and points, and tied for third on the team overall with a plus-two rating. Bell also skated in one contest with Omsk Avangard of the Continental Hockey League (KHL), recording two assists in his only appearance.

Meanwhile, Mitch Beck at the Howlings is puzzled by the signing and wonders if a move might be forthcoming that involves moving some defensive depth to obtain either a front line left-winger or perhaps Shea Weber.

…i know the Rangers have defensive depth but I’d hate to give some of it away. Although, with the Richards signing the Rangers are in win now mode and they do need to upgrade their offense some more if they want to make a legit run for the Cup.

…and no way they’re getting Weber.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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