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New York Rangers
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, January 6, 2013 - After watching Cam Talbot pick up his first shutout of the season in Hartford on Friday, Jason Missiaen decided he wanted one too. Supported by two goals from Kyle Jean, the Connecticut Whale skated to a 2-0 victory over the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, despite being outshot by a margin of 35-18. The Whale earned five points over a three-game weekend, to gain ground in the Northeast Division standings.
Brandon Segal set the tone in the first 90 seconds when he delivered a hard check to Dominik Uher behind the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goal. Christian Thomas followed suit and dumped Bobby Farnham on the way to the net minutes later.
In his eighth start of the year, Missiaen was tested early and often. Shots from Paul Thompson, Philippe Dupuis, and Warren Peters were all turned aside in the first five minutes.
Although Missiaen saw most of the rubber early on, the Whale put together some quality plays. Kris Newbury pulled...
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I don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to read about it. There are plenty of places you can go for your lockout wrap-up information fix, but this article isn’t one of them. Was it stupid? Yes. Am I pissed off? Yes. But you know what? Like most hockey fans I’m moving on, [...]
Sidney Crosby and nearly a dozen of his Penguins teammates worked out at a suburban Pittsburgh ice rink on Monday, just as they did during the four-month NHL lockout.
Only this time, the players were wearing their familiar Pittsburgh practice sweaters instead of jerseys promoting the NHL Players Association. It was a welcome return for the Penguins following the lockout's end...
With pucks set to drop in just a few short weeks, many questions will arise going into an abbreviated training camp. One of the biggest questions about the Rangers roster specifically is, just how much should we expect to see Martin Biron this season? In two full seasons with the Rangers, Martin Biron has played in 17 and 21 games, or 20% and 26% of the season. This year will be...
As the NHL and NHLPA finalize the new CBA it seems a virtual certainty that an amnesty buyout - the ability to buyout a player's contract with no cap penalty - will be part of it. In fact, it is likely that each team will have two at their disposal for the next two summers. So while teams are going to have to wait until the offseason to utilize their amnesty buyout(s), it'...
The Penguins issued a statement on the lockout today:
To our Penguins Fans and Community:
We offer our apology. There is nothing we can say to explain or excuse what has happened over the past four months.
However, now that the NHL is back, we want to assure you that the Pittsburgh Penguins will do everything we can to regain your trust and show how much we value your...
Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that Michael Del Zotto was previously seeking a multiyear deal for more than $3 million a year. Strang adds that it is not immediately clear if that stance has softened given the time-sensitive situation and Del Zotto's lack of leverage.
Here's Del Zotto on getting a deal done...
"I'm hoping to get something done as soon...
Ray Shero's signing of Tomas Vokoun might be one of the most important moves he's ever made. Teams with a solid 1-2 punch between the pipes are gonna have a decided advantange, as all teams will be staring 3- and 4-game weeks in the face, not to mention the likely possibiity of double-digit back-to-back situations, and every game is going to carry importance.
Connecticut Whale 3, Adirondack Phantoms 0
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, January 4, 2013 - After losing four of their last five games, the Connecticut Whale beat the Adirondack Phantoms 3-0 in Hartford on Friday, in the first of six meetings scheduled between the teams. A home-and-home series will conclude between the teams in Glen Falls Saturday night. Throughout Friday’s game...
Another great video by Benstonium
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Well folks, it is finally over.
With a new CBA agreement in place, we can now look forward to what should be a very interesting New York Rangers' season. With a shortened season and the Rangers known for being a streaky team, a good start out of the gate could end up leading to something special for the Blueshirts.
What's interesting is that after the 1993-94 season...