Poll: Should the Reign bring back Doug Krantz?

The rundown on defenseman Doug Krantz:

2010-11 stats [career]: 1 goal, 4 points, minus-18 rating, 39 penalty minutes in 55 games.

Quote: “It was a tough year for me. I was dealing with off-season surgery … losing that training time, not being as explosive, as physically strong as I’d like to be.”

Pros: Krantz is a rare specimen: A fluid skater and a willing fighter with size (6-foot-3). He has four pro seasons of experience but wouldn’t count toward the team’s four-veteran limit. Krantz showed he could play forward in a pinch and didn’t complain in spite of limited minutes.

Cons: Krantz was often a healthy scratch and seemed to have a short rope in Ontario. The 28-year-old is skinny as a rail (195 pounds), so you wonder how effective his size really is. Bringing him back would represent a leap of faith in a guy who didn’t play much.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.