Found October 04, 2012 on
Blue Seat Blogs:
Despite the 3-1 loss to Albany in Connecticut’s 2012-2013 preseason opener, there were many positives coming from the game. Per Jim Cerny, top prospect J.T. Miller was one player that stood out the most during the loss. Miller recorded the Whale’s lone goal and was a physical and dominating presence on the ice. Miller, playing on a line with Michael Haley and Chad Kolarik, was creative and showed that he belonged on the ice with the other AHL players.
Meanwhile, across the pond, Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast continued their torrid starts. Lindberg added another assist to his totals in a 2-1 shootout loss, while Fast scored yet another goal in HV71’2 4-1 win. Lindberg remains in the top five in scoring, while Fast is tied for second in goals.
One other item worth noting is that Thomas Spelling has only dressed for one game for Rogle’s SEL squad. He has suited up every other game in the Swedish Juniors*, and he is not very happy about it. The link is in Danish, but the Google Chrome translator gave this little nugget:
“It is as if the coach doesn’t believe in me, and I never really get any feedback other than being told that “things are going in the right direction”. But he never really speaks to me, unless I come to him first”
- J.T. Miller, CT Whale: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
- Oscar Lindberg, Skellefteå AIK/SEL: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
- Jesper Fast, HV71/SEL: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
*It is very difficult to find game-by-game stats for the Swedish Junior leagues or the HockeyAllsvenskan league. That is why we have not had many updates for Carl Hagelin, Calle Andersson, or Thomas Spelling. Please refer to the Prospect Stats page for year-to-date summaries.
BEST OF MAXIM
Carl Hagelin returning to Sweden to play with his hometown team helps him stay in hockey shape.
Carl Hagelin signing in his homeland for Södertälje of the Swedish Elite League (second tier) is some of the best news to have happened in recent weeks for the Rangers. With the end of the lockout not to be seen on the NHL horizon the key thing for the Rangers future right now is likely...
The Rangers benefited from being patient and allowing Brad Richards to hit free agency.
Think back to the 2011 trade deadline. The New York Rangers were not yet regarded as an elite team; in fact, they were fighting for a playoff berth, a fight that lasted until the final day of the regular season.
Glen Sather had engaged in trade talks with Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk regarding soon...
A lockout gives Ryan Callahan additional time to rest his bruised and battered body.
Sometimes a hockey player’s effectiveness (and career) comes to a halt because their bodies simply cannot take any more. One excellent example of a player whose body let him down is Adam Deadmarsh, formerly of the Colorado Avalanche. Unlike Eric Lindros – perhaps the most skilled player to be...
Despite the fact that the Connecticut Whale dropped to 0-2 in the AHL preseason, there were a few bright spots for the club. First Andrew Yogan, who was strong in Wednesday night’s game as well, notched an assist and had another strong game for the Whale. The second was Scott Stacjer, who had a very strong game in net by stopping 21 of 22 shots. J.T. Miller was held off the scoreboard...
The New York Rangers report these lines for the CT Whale's first preseason game vs. the Albany Devils tonight at the Whale's practice rink in Connecticut...
Chris Kreider, Marek Hrivik, Ryan Bourque...
Blueshirts United reports these lines for the CT Whale's second preseason game in Worcester against the Sharks...
Chris Kreider and Marek Hrivik will sit for the second straight game.
...great, the two guys I want...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News caught up with numerous Rangers players at Brad Richards' charity fundraiser Tuesday night to discuss their plans if the lockout continues to drag on...
"Ryan McDonagh said he is 'openly exploring' options abroad but only would go 'if this lockout keeps stretching longer and longer and the light at the end of the tunnel looks...
With two preseason games down and one to go, Connecticut General Manager Jim Schoenfeld trimmed the Whale roster by 12 players. These 12 players will either be assigned to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, or given their outright release if they were not under contract:
Danny Hobbs, Brent Henley, Scott Tanski, Steven Delisle, Ryan Flanigan, Jordie Johnston, Kyle Haines,...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan McDonagh, who has already has turned down offers from two teams in two different European leagues, is now considering a third offer.
Here's McDonagh on his decision process...
“I think the only way I would go is if this keeps stretching longer and longer and the forecast, the light at the end of the tunnel looks dimmer...
Mike Morreale of NHL.com gives us the inside scoop on the U.S. National Junior team selection camp coming to Greenburgh, NY—the New York Rangers practice facility—from December 16-18.
The U.S.. will play in Group B at the 2013 WJC, along with Russia, Canada, Slovakia and Germany, with preliminary-round games being played at the 7,950-seat Ufa Arena. Defending gold medalist...
Sebastien Piche scores lone goal for Whale RT @ctwhale: Whale drop a tough one in Worcester 2-1 #bleedgreen
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 5, 2012
The CT Whale are now 0-2 in the preseason.
The Whale were outshot 36-23 and were 1-for-6 on the power play.
Scott Stajcer stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Whale.
For a recap visit CTWhale.com.
Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United reports that Marek Hrivik, who sat out the first two CT Whale preseason games, did not practice today at the MSG Practice Facility.
Hrivik joined the injured Cam Talbot, Dylan McIlrath, and Jason Wilson on the sidelines.
Here's Cerny's response to my question on whether Hrivik was injured...
no official word as to why not...RT...
After last night's 3-1 loss to Albany, Ct Whale head coach Ken Gernander discussed Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller, who scored the Whale's lone goal...
"Physically he's a strong kid...a powerful, explosive kid. On ice when he makes plays, he's very poised like a mature older player would be. But there are still some things in his game, as far as learning...
Last night the CT Whale lost their preseason opener to the Albany Devils 3-1 at at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT.
Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller scored the Whale's lone goal during a 5-on-3 power play.
Paul Doyle at the Hartford Courant said Miller was all over the ice and probably the Whale's best player.
Here's Miller on his performance...