Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pressure's on Frolov

Wes Goldstein at CBS Sports takes a look at 12 players who will face increased pressure to produce this season, including the Rangers Alex Frolov...

Alexander Frolov: He's 28, which means he's in the prime of his career, and Frolov has socred 30 goals twice for Los Angeles and more than 20 three other times. Still, the Kings didn't think he was worth re-signing. Apparently a lot of teams agreed and Frolov lingered on the open market until late July, when the offense-starved Rangers signed him to a one-year deal. Frolov is a talented player but he doesn't always show up and the Kings got tired of his act. New York is desperate so Frolov will get plenty of chances to strut his stuff. If he doesn't, the NHL part of his career could be over.

...for Frolov I think the pressure he may feel is for his future not for how far he can carry the Rangers. The offensive load will again be put on Gaborik's shoulder's so he is not being counted on to carry the team. But if he has a season similar to last year, as Goldstein says, his once promising NHL career may be over.

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