Friday, August 10, 2007
Rangers on the verge of signing Peca?
Quiet week this week for the New York Rangers. The biggest news of the week came yesterday, when the news broke that Michael Peca was on the verge of signing with the Broadway Blueshirts. Having Peca as the third line center makes sense in some ways and creates havoc in others. Having Peca does give a team a boost on defense, and on the penalty kill. He also has a leadership mentality that can be complemented with the already deemed leaders in Straka, Jagr, Shanahan and Drury. A healthy Peca would be a fantastic addition to any team, but he has not played a full season since 1998-99 and only played 35 games last season with the Maple Leafs. Peca has also been lacking in the offensive statistics. Over the past few seasons, Peca has recorded point totals of 42, 40, 23 and a point total of 15 for last season. While that might be all a third line is expected to produce, do we really want to shell out the million dollar contract it will take to sign him, or should we give the kids a chance? Any thoughts?