If he clears waivers, he will be sent to Hartford of the AHL. It’s a bit of a surprise that Powe didn’t make the final roster. He had a fine camp and is an excellent penalty killer. That said, Jesper Fast, who made the final roster, is faster and has more offensive upside, and Arron Asham, who also made the final roster, has more toughness and grit to his game. Powe does have something to offer, mainly defensive responsibility and fine special teams play. A team in need of defense and veteran leadership, like the Edmonton Oilers , could benefit from Powe’s play. The Rangers wouldn’t get much back for Powe, likely a low draft pick. He does have a little over $1 million in cap space, per CapGeek , so getting that off the books will help too. Assuming Powe clears waivers, it would not be surprising to see him traded in the next few weeks. Brian Boyle Brian Boyle is a good player, an excellent penalty killer and a big body. Despite that, he may be on the outside looking in. The Rangers are stacked at center, and a number of players, including Boyle, are probably going to have to move to wing. Here are the centers on the roster: Derek Stepan Brian Boyle J.T. Miller Miller and Boyle, at least to start, are going to have to move to wing. Boyle is better suited to play center, because it allows him to use his big body and long stick to break up plays in the defensive zone.He also excels in the faceoff circle. That said, J.T.
The rushing game was the only decent aspect of the game for New York, but for some reason, they only ran the ball 23 times out of 63 plays. Pass Defense: The pass defense was dominated by a subpar aerial attack by the Titansthroughout the game. Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick combined for 244 yards passing on 32 attempts for four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Darrin Walls was picked on considerably, and Antonio Cromartie looked like a shell of the player he was last year. The two cornerbacks gave up three touchdowns when playing man-to-man coverage. The pass rush was decent, but the Titans neutralized the blitz by continually throwing it short. Run Defense: In an otherwise embarrassing performance, the Jets run defense was once again phenomenal. The Jets continually stuffed Chris Johnson at the line of scrimmage, and the Pro Bowl running back only managed 21 yards on 15 carries. Johnson’s backup, Jackie Battle, had more success, but he was still hampered by New York’s front seven. Expect this unit to continue to excel. Special Teams: Nick Folk and Ryan Quigley were both solid when called upon, but the Jets’ special teams unit was horrific as a whole in the second half. Jeremy Kerley was blanketed on his pair of punt returns, while Titans running back Darius Reynaud brought a punt back 35 yards into Jets territory in the third quarter. Coaching: The coaching staff should be ashamed of themselves after that performance. New York committed an atrocious 10 penalties, lost the turnover battlewith four to Tennessee’s zeroand failed to adjust accordingly to Tennessee’s game plan. Marty Mornhinweg did the offense no favors in his play-calling.