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08:17 AM ET 03.23 | Help could be on the way Fast for the Rangers, whose inability to score is suffocating the team's chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Informed sources have told The Post 21-year-old right wing Jesper Fast, the club's sixth-round selection in the 2010 Entry Draft, is awaiting release from the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and could join the Blueshirts by the middle of next week. he speedy, 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed shooter had a breakout season this year, recording 35 points (18-17) in 47 games after getting 32 points (12-20) in 57 games in his first two seasons in the SEL.

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March 23, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Don't worry about it, Ranger fans! Sheriff Shanahan is doing all he can to help. Just ask Joffrey Lupul.

March 23, 2013  09:31 AM ET

I hope they bring him up too fast.

March 23, 2013  09:34 AM ET

"Jesper Fast .... 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed shooter had a breakout season ....."

175 lbs? Sounds like Linus Omark changed his identity.

March 23, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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I hope they bring him up too fast.

If the Rags think that a raw, 175 lbs kid's going to solve their scoring problems, they're either delusional or desperate .... or both.

I see a concussion coming. When he wakes up, just tell him he's Peter Forsberg.

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March 23, 2013  09:44 AM ET

They could use another shot blocker...

March 23, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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They could use another shot blocker...

They could use a lot of things, starting with a new coach.

March 23, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Last week this was removed by the mods. Have we found they only Buttgoblin fan in the world?

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March 23, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Shanahan this week. Please change accordingly.

Just because he tagged your goon for two games? I don't think so. :-)

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March 23, 2013  10:30 AM ET



Eat your heart out Torts.

March 23, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Does this Swede come with a good playmaking Russian? Otherwise put him on defense.

March 23, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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Just because he tagged your goon for two games? I don't think so. :-)

Lupul? A goon? Maybe you're confusing him with Kessel.

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March 23, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They could use another shot blocker...

LOL, words out of my mouth when I saw the title.

March 23, 2013  02:39 PM ET

Great another fidget that Torts will have blocking shots and playing defense.....Rangers already have two 40 goal scorers but you would never know it....Torts system is stifling this team......

March 23, 2013  03:13 PM ET
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If the Rags think that a raw, 175 lbs kid's going to solve their scoring problems, they're either delusional or desperate .... or both. I see a concussion coming. When he wakes up, just tell him he's Peter Forsberg.

agree and LOL

March 23, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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Last week this was removed by the mods. Have we found they only Buttgoblin fan in the world?

I hope not.....I know everthing is right with the world, when I see thos pic every Saturday....LOL

 
March 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET

They have a ton of 175lb speedy guys in Hartford. Ryan Bourque, Christian Thomas, Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers just have too many chefs and not enough servers.


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