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The Whale made a pair of roster moves to help shore up the goaltender position. Whale goaltender Jason Missiaen was sent to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, while the Whale “recalled” Bryan Hince from Greenville. Recalled is in quotes because Hince himself had to be signed to an AHL PTO. For all intents and purposes it’s a recall, but there was some additional paperwork required for Hince to play in the AHL.
In three games with Greenville, Hince has a 1-2-0 record with a 3.36 GAA and a .912 SV%. In his professional career at the ECHL level, Hince is 12-3-0 with a 2.91 GAA and .910 SV%.
Missiaen struggled with the Whale this year and has ugly numbers to match his struggles. His 4.94 GAA and .850 SV% were among the worst in the league, although the Whale managed to go 2-3-0 in his games.
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Connecting the dots.
I’m not one to speculate, I’m just one to use logical reasoning to come to a conclusion. Unfortunately in this post, my logical reasoning is leading to speculation, so take this with a grain of salt.
Earlier this morning, Adam Rotter at SNYRangersBlog picked up this little tidbit from the Kalpa website noting that Derek Stepan has returned to the US, stating...
Hockey’s Future released its updated tea prospect rankings, and the Rangers have fallen quite a few spots to #17 overall. A few years ago, the Rangers were much higher in these rankings, but have dropped as many of their top prospects (Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh, Carl Hagelin, etc) have graduated from the prospect ranks.
One of the main strengths HF notes is that the Rangers...
Marek Hrivik, a prospect that most fans have heralded as another undrafted gem, had a strong game last night, notching a pair of third period assists in the Whale’s 2-1 victory over Worcester. Hrivik was credited with the secondary assist on Chad Kolarik’s game-tying powerplay goal 1:23 into the third period, and picked up the primary assist on J.T. Miller’s game winner five...
Hockey's Future is currently releasing their organizational rankings and have ranked the Rangers at #17...
Strengths: The Rangers have focused on building a team based on speed over the last five years. Top prospect Chris Kreider was one of the fastest skaters in the NHL during last season's playoffs. New York continues to add defensive prospects, and although several...
#NYR F Derek Stepan leaves Finnish league's #KalPa. Believes "the #NHL will start in the next few weeks". He was 2-2-4 in 12 gms. #SMLiiga
— Pasi Tuominen (@PasiTuominen) December 12, 2012
With Stepan's return, there are currently no Rangers still playing in Europe.
...ok, something's going on. As I said earlier today, I don't want to get my...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marian Gaborik (offseason shoulder surgery), Rick Nash (aggravated groin) and Carl Hagelin (shoulder) all would be available for an early-January training camp and start to the season.
Leonard adds that Gaborik did some rehab work in Slovakia but has spent a significant amount of time recently in New York.
Finally, Leonard says that...
Last night, JT Miller scored a late third period goal to give the Whale a 2-1 over Worchester (2:40 mark)...
Miller also had an assist in the game to give him five points (3g, 2a) in the last four games.
Chris Kreider, who was stopped on a breakaway in the first period, was again held off the scoreboard and is now pointless in his last nine games dating back to November...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Rick Nash's groin injury is considered minor after medical exam.
...a lot of minor injuries forcing players home from Europe. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the players might know something regarding CBA negotiations.
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HARTFORD, December 12, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed goaltender Bryan Hince to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and that fellow backstop Jason Missiaen has been reassigned from the Whale to Greenville.
Hince, a third-year pro out of SUNY-Plattsburgh...