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Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

<div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100%;">#181165895 / gettyimages.comIf former Minnesota Gopher Goon Stu Bickel is going to make the Minnesota Wild out of training camp, it’s going to be as a fourth line punching bag.  You...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild add three players, including Bickel, on two-way contracts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's first day of NHL free agency involved more than just high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek. But Minnesota wasn't getting involved in the bidding wars for big free agents, either. The Wild added depth to their organization, signing Stu Bickel and Brett Sutter to two-way contracts. Minnesota also signed junior defenseman Guillaume Gelinas...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bickel clears waivers, unhappy with treatment

As expected, Stu Bickel cleared waivers and will be sent to the Connecticut Whale in the AHL for tonight’s game. Bickel was not happy with the way he was treated, as Andrew Gross has some interesting quotes: “It is what it is,” Bickel said. “It’s been tough for me to get an opportunity to play any minutes on the backend to develop some confidence.” … “I came up last...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s time to put an end to the Stu Bickel era

A microcosm of Bickel’s last year in blue. When Stu Bickel came to the Rangers as a midseason call up last season, he made a lasting impression on the team, the coaching staff, and the fans. He played with that edge that the Rangers lacked since Michael Sauer went down with his concussion. But, we started seeing some questionable aspects about his game, and it started affecting...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Blog: Stu Bickel’s Growing Pains

Pretty much everyone knows that I’m a big Stu Bickel fan. While he may not have had a spectacular rookie season with the Rangers last season, he won my heart. He showed that with grit and determination, he could play in the NHL (longer than most had expected him to).  But his rookie season wasn’t [...]
Via Ranger Nation
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers reach deal to re-sign D Stu Bickel

The New York Rangers have agreed to a contract with Stu Bickel to re-sign the defenseman. The hard-hitting Bickel had nine assists in 51 games as a rookie last season. He had no points in 18 playoff games with the Rangers. He was an unrestricted free agent after his contract expired after this season. The Rangers acquired Bickel in a trade with Anaheim in November 2010. The team...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Player Review: Stu Bickel

Stu Bickel was not expected to remain with the New York Rangers long after being recalled by the team in December of 2011. However, it turns out that he would go on to play 51 regular season games in addition to 18 postseason contests before the end of the 2011-12 campaign. Who once was intended to be a temporary spot-filler suddenly molded into a permanent skater on the blue-line...
Via The Rangers Tribune
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Eminger for Bickel Swap Needs to Happen

There is no point in continuing to keep Stu Bickel in the lineup.  I'm not saying that because he is of no use to the team or because he's been a liability out on defense since neither of those, for the most part, are true. I'm saying it because quite simply, the coaching staff does not use him. Last night's 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals fell just five minutes...
Via The Rangers Tribune
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Is there a point to Stu Bickel right now?

In last night’s 3-2 victory that sent the series to a seventh game, Stu Bickel was nowhere to be found. In fact, he only played three shifts the entire game for less than two minutes of ice time. In the Rangers 2-0 loss in Game Five, Bickel played just seven shifts for less than five minutes of ice time. Game Four? Seven shifts for 3:33 of ice time. Game Three? Ten and 9:18. Game...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Stu Bickel scenario

I was one of the ones who praised Stu Bickel when he came in to the side and looked pretty comfortable from the outset despite being an undrafted, unheralded kid out of nowhere. I was however, also the one who criticised him a few weeks ago when his positional play was interesting (at best) for a stretch, and I still believe half the fights he gets into are unnecessary and don...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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