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Washington Capitals Coaches and the Lockout

"Congratulations guys! You're now the new coaches for the Washington Capitals! You should start putting together your drills for training camp and thinking about line combinations. Oh, by the way... you don't actually have a team to coach." Imagine being on the top of the world, like Adam Oates has been. You were an assistant on a Stanley Cup Finals-caliber team...
Via Rock the Red
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Sign Forward Marek Hrivik to ATO

HARTFORD, March 31, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed forward Marek Hrivik to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement. Hrivik, who hails from Zilina, Slovakia, has played the last three seasons for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).  This year in 54 games, the 6-1, 197-pounder tallied...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Sens Come From Behind To Beat Whale On Friday

Note: This was scheduled to go up yesterday, but WordPress messed up the schedule a bit, so I’m posting it this morning. This is from the Friday night Whale game. Last night’s press release will go up this afternoon. Binghamton Senators 3, Connecticut Whale 1 By Brian Ring Binghamton, NY, January 6, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale fell to the Binghamton Senators, 3-1, Friday night...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Binghamton Senators 3, Connecticut Whale 1

By Brian Ring Binghamton, NY, January 6, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale fell to the Binghamton Senators, 3-1, Friday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Senators scored twice in the second period to come from behind and beat the Whale, adding an empty-net goal in the last minute. Francois Bouchard netted the only goal of the game for Connecticut, while Pat Cannone...
Via Sox and Dawgs
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Blow Lead, Lost To Portland In OT

Portland Pirates 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (OT) By Brian Ring Portland, ME, January 2, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated in overtime, 5-4, by the Portland Pirates Monday afternoon in Maine. The Whale led by three goals at one point, and had a 4-3 lead as late as four minutes left in the third period. The Pirates’ Nathan Oystrick, however, would score once to tie the game...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Pirates 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (OT)

By Brian Ring Portland, ME, January 2, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated in overtime, 5-4, by the Portland Pirates Monday afternoon in Maine. The Whale led by three goals at one point, and had a 4-3 lead as late as four minutes left in the third period. The Pirates’ Nathan Oystrick, however, would score once to tie the game at four and again in overtime to win the game...
Via Sox and Dawgs
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Top Falcons In New Year’s Eve Matinee

Connecticut Whale 5, Springfield Falcons 2 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 31, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 5-2, Saturday night at the XL Center in a New Years’ Eve match-up. Francois Bouchard had three assists for Connecticut, Kris Newbury scored twice and Pavel Valentenko had the game-winner and an assist for the Whale. The win over the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 5, Springfield Falcons 2

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 31, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 5-2, Saturday night at the XL Center in a New Years’ Eve match-up. Francois Bouchard had three assists for Connecticut, Kris Newbury scored twice and Pavel Valentenko had the game-winner and an assist for the Whale. The win over the Falcons improved Connecticut to a perfect...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Whale Rebound Nicely, Shutout Providence

Connecticut Whale 3, Providence Bruins 0 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 10, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Providence Bruins, 3-0, Saturday night before a crowd of 5,598 at the XL Center in Hartford. Whale goaltender Cam Talbot (27 saves) recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves on the Bruins, while Chris McKelvie scored the game-winning goal, to help...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Providence Bruins 0

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 10, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Providence Bruins, 3-0, Saturday night before a crowd of 5,598 at the XL Center in Hartford. Whale goaltender Cam Talbot (27 saves) recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves on the Bruins, while Chris McKelvie scored the game-winning goal, to help the Whale stop a two-game slide and...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

In an Autumn of Challenge, I’m Counting Special Blessings This Thanksgiving

I thought I knew what a really bad clock was — the one that counted down the Capitals’ demise in game 7 here against the Pens a couple of springs back. Not a terrific reckoning of time to be sure that night. But no way that moment in time had anything on the really bad clock. That’s the one you survey incessantly while your dreamgirl is in a doctor’s office getting a verdict...
Via On Frozen Blog
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Bouchard Excited to Join Whale

By Bruce Berlet A lot of players might not be enamored with having to travel 12-15 hours round-trip to play their first few games with a new team. Not right wing Francois Bouchard, whom the New York Rangers acquired from the Washington Capitals on Tuesday for Connecticut Whale defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Bouchard arrived from Hershey, Pa., around 1 p.m. Wednesday, and met his...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Kundratek Requested Trade

Laurie Carr at Beyond the Blueshirts tweets an article from PennLive.com which has this quote from Tomas Kundratek who the Rangers recently traded to the Washington Capitals for Francois Bouchard..."I was asking for a trade because it was kind of a tough position in New York and Hartford," Kundratek said Thursday. "I was so excited when I heard I got traded to Washington...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Roster Move Musings

The Capitals have made a couple roster moves over the past couple of days that probably deserve more attention than they've gotten. The first move was D.J. King's assignment to Hershey.   Not all of us were in agreement that it would be a good thing for the Bears because it meant possibly less ice time for an NHL prospect, never mind a guy with a bigger contract than the...
Via Rock the Red
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers Trade Kundratek for Bouchard

Blueshirts United reports that Rangers acquired forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Bouchard, 23, was the 35th overall selection in the 2006 draft by Washington out of the QMJHL where twice he exceeded 100 points in a season. Two years ago he scored 21 goals and 52 points, in helping lead the Hershey Bears to the Calder...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers trade for Capitals prospect Bouchard

If a team is going to take a flyer on a young player who has yet to make it, best that it be on a player with skill. This is pretty much what the Rangers did yesterday in acquiring 23-year-old winger Francois Bouchard from the Capitals in exchange for 21-year-old...
Via New York Rangers ? New York Post
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Capitals Trade Francois Bouchard

The Washington Capitals completed a swap of minor-leaguers today, sending RW Francois Bouchard to the New York Rangers for D Tomas Kundratek.  Bouchard was the Capitals' 2nd round pick in 2006 and is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild playmaker Pierre-Marc Bouchard.  He never lived up to his billing as an offensive playmaker, regressing last season with the AHL Hershey Bears...
Via Rock the Red
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers Acquire Francois Bouchard from Washington for Tomas Kundratek

New York, November 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Bouchard, 23, has skated in 227 career games for the Hershey Bears (AHL), compiling 49 goals and 63 assists for 112 points along with 129 penalty minutes...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers, Capitals swap minor leaguers (AP)

The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek. New York has been playing without forwards Mike Rupp (knee) and Wojtek Wolski (groin), who are both scheduled for surgery this week. The 23-year-old Bouchard, chosen by Washington in the second round of the 2006 draft, has yet to make his NHL debut.
Via Yahoo! Sports
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers deal D Kuntratek to Capitals for RW Bouchard

The New York Rangers traded defenseman Tomas Kundratek to the Washington Capitals for right wing Francois Bouchard. Neither player has appeared in an NHL game. The 21-year-old Kundratek, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, has two goals and 12 assists in 77 games with Connecticut of the American Hockey League. Bouchard, 23, has appeared in 227 games with Hershey since he was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers

The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek. New York has been playing without forwards Mike Rupp (knee) and Wojtek Wolski (groin), who are both scheduled for surgery this week. The 23-year-old Bouchard, chosen by Washington in the second round of the 2006 draft, has yet to make...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers

The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
Via CBSSports
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Bouchard with injuries mounting

NEW YORK (AP) -- The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
Via SI.com
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers

The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
Via MSNBC
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Good-bye Kundratek, hello Bouchard

From the Rangers: New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Bouchard, 23, has skated in 227 career games for the Hershey Bears (AHL), compiling 49 goals and 63 assists for 112 points along with 129 penalty minutes.  In 2009...
Via Rangers Report
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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