Found October 16, 2011 on Ranger Nation:
“I just have have to go down and try my best and see what happens,” said Zuccarello. “Obviously, I’m disappointed. It’d be strange if I wasn’t.” - Mats Zuccarello on being sent down to the AHL … sort of seen this coming.  With the amazingly hot start by Kris Newbury down in the AHL and [...]

Rangers Send Zuccarello Down To Connecticut Whale, Recall Kris Newbury

After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross.  The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year. Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...

Mats Zuccarello Sent to Connecticut; Kris Newbury Called Up

Following the New York Rangers 4-2 loss against the New York Islanders last night, the Blueshirts made two roster moves that are likely to shake things up among the fanbase and with the team. Mats Zuccarello was sent to the CT Whale, and Kris Newbury was called up to the NHL. Zuccarello had seen less than ten minutes of ice time in each of the first three games, and did not seem...

Newbury For Zuccarello Swap About Money And Best Fit For Team Roles

Last night the New York Rangers made a roster swap by sending Mats Zuccarello down to the Connecticut Whale and recalling Kris Newbury to take his spot on the active roster.  There are a lot of facets to the move, but a couple of the main ones are money and development.  Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants astutely pointed out last night the significant difference in cap hit...

Update: Rangers Send Mats Zuccarello Down To Connecticut (AHL)

Update (11:58pm EST): New York Rangers have recalled Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale. Newbury has started the season on complete fire. … it looks like the Rangers are going to start rocking the boat now after Saturday night’s loss to the Islanders. Rather see Zuccarello getting time in the AHL than no time on [...]

Have Rangers Lost Their Toughness?

A large part of the New York Rangers identity last season was being a hard/tough team to play against.  The reason for that emphasis was because the Rangers knew that on many nights they would be the inferior team in terms of pure talent, but effort and hard work would carry them through in many situations.  Chris Botta at Slap Shot wonders what has happened to that identity...

Thoughts On A Mixed Start for the Whale

The start of the hockey season also meant the start of the regular season for the Rangers affiliate, the CT Whale. The first pair of games produced a 1-1 record as the team lost 6-3 to Adirondack, after which the Whale rebounded with a 1-0 shootout win over Wilkes-Barre. Several players with Rangers hopes stood out over the first weekend’s play, and not all for the right reasons...

Post-game sound

First the news, as you’ve probably seen/heard: Mats Zuccarello after playing 7:31 on nine shifts on a mish-mosh fourth line with no bite, was sent to the Connecticut Whale. Kris Newbury will be recalled for the Rangers trip to Vancouver tomorrow. Well, that audio experiment didn’t work … I’ll try again in a bit.

CT Whale Fall Again In Shootout

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (SO) By Bruce Berlet Hartford, CT, October 15, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night, in the Whale’s home opener at the XL Center. For the third time in four games, the Whale used their speed and strong forechecking to create a multitude of quality scoring chances and a two...

Whale Fall To Albany 3-2 In A Shootout

Albany Devils 3, Connecticut Whale 2 (SO) By Brian Ring Albany, NY, October 14, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale fell to the Albany Devils Friday night, 3-2 in a shootout, at the Times-Union Center. Andre Deveaux and Carl Hagelin both scored for the Whale and Kris Newbury assisted on both goals, to give him five points in three games (3-2-5). Joe Whitney and Matt Anderson scored for...
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