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Why Ryan McDonagh Should Be the Rangers Captain

#450452594 / gettyimages.com June 30th, 2009 will be a day many Rangers fans will remember as the day we traded Scott Gomez to the Montreal Canadians. Included in the trade, the Rangers received, Christopher Higgins, Doug Janik, Pavel Valentenko, and Ryan McDonagh. At the time, no body really thought that the McDonagh kid was going to do much good, I was one of those people. McDonagh’s...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Valentenko signs with KHL

It looks like Pavel Valentenko is headed back to Russia. Per Evgeny Belousov, Valentenko has signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. This confirms the relatively cryptic tweet that Valentenko himself tweeted after the Connecticut Whale season ended last week: It was two great seasons for me here, in Hartford! I was proud to be one of the part of Wolfpack/Whale team! Thanks everyone...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut roars back, evens series

Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM). Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM). Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris Newbury supplied a goal and an assist in...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

CT takes 1-0 lead on Talbot’s 42 save shutout

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 0 By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, April 19, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-0, in the first game of their best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series Thursday night at the Webster Bank Arena. Cam Talbot recorded 42 saves in a stellar shutout performance, the most saves in franchise history...
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April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 0

By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, April 19, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-0, in the first game of their best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series Thursday night at the Webster Bank Arena. Cam Talbot recorded 42 saves in a stellar shutout performance, the most saves in franchise history in a postseason shutout, and Kelsey Tessier supplied...
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April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Lose In Shootout, Thomas Gets First Pro Goal

Manchester Monarchs 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (SO)  Hartford, CT, April 13, 2012 - The Whale were defeated by the Manchester Monarchs, 5-4 in a shootout, Friday night at the XL Center before a crowd of 5,639 in the Whale’s last regular-season home outing. Justin Azevedo scored twice for the Monarchs and Patrick Mullen netted the shootout winner to defeat the Whale in a see-saw battle...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Manchester Monarchs 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (SO)

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, April 13, 2012 - The Whale were defeated by the Manchester Monarchs, 5-4 in a shootout, Friday night at the XL Center before a crowd of 5,639 in the Whale's last regular-season home outing. Justin Azevedo scored twice for the Monarchs and Patrick Mullen netted the shootout winner to defeat the Whale in a see-saw battle. The Whale were beneficiaries...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale shut out Hershey, clinch playoff spot

Connecticut Whale 1, Hershey Bears 0 Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts Sunday, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 1-0, at Giant Center.  Defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s second-period goal was the only score of the game. The Whale victory, combined with the Adirondack...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 1, Hershey Bears 0

Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 - Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts Sunday, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 1-0, at Giant Center.  Defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s second-period goal was the only score of the game. The Whale victory, combined with the Adirondack Phantoms’ 4-2 home loss to the...
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April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday is Final Whale Trading Card Night

HARTFORD, March 15, 2012:  The Connecticut Whale’s home game at the XL Center tomorrow night, Friday, March 16, a GEICO Connecticut Cup battle, and first-place showdown, with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will feature the last of three Whale trading card giveaways, sponsored by Webster Bank. Five-thousand fans will receive the last of three sets of Whale player cards on Friday...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Drop Fifth Straight

Norfolk Admirals 3, Connecticut Whale 1 By Brian Ring Norfolk, VA – The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Norfolk Admirals, 3-1, Friday night at the Norfolk Scope in Virginia before a crowd of 4,598. League-leading goal scorer Cory Conacher earned the game-winning goal for Norfolk and Mark Barberio assisted on two of the Admirals’ goals. Aaron Voros collected the lone...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 14, 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...
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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Valentenko Nets Game Winner, Whale Beat Adirondack 3-2

Connecticut Whale 3, Adirondack Phantoms 2 By Brian Ring   Hartford, CT, December 21, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-2, Wednesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. The Whale received a late game-winner from defenseman Pavel Valentenko, as well as three assists from Brendan Bell. Kris Newbury assisted on two of the Whale’s goals. The win pushed...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Connectiut Whale 3, Adirondack Phantoms 2

By Brian Ring   Hartford, CT, December 21, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 3-2, Wednesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. The Whale received a late game-winner from defenseman Pavel Valentenko, as well as three assists from Brendan Bell. Kris Newbury assisted on two of the Whale’s goals. The win pushed the Whale (17-8-1-3, 38 points) to five...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Whale Offense Falters, Fall In Shootout

Providence Bruins 2, Connecticut Whale 1 (SO) By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 17, 2011 – The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Providence Bruins, 2-1, in a shootout before a crowd of 4,863 at the XL Center Saturday night in Hartford. Kris Newbury scored the only goal in regulation for Connecticut, with Jamie Tardif tallying Providence’s lone score. Josh Hennessy recorded...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Providence Bruins 2, Connecticut Whale 1 (SO)

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 17, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Providence Bruins, 2-1, in a shootout before a crowd of 4,863 at the XL Center Saturday night in Hartford. Kris Newbury scored the only goal in regulation for Connecticut, with Jamie Tardif tallying Providence’s lone score. Josh Hennessy recorded the shootout-ending goal for the Bruins...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Options In Case of Sauer

Mike Sauer remains day to day but with a concussion the Rangers are likely to be very careful with the ever improving defenseman. That brings in to focus the current defensive corps and the (lack of) depth the Rangers currently have on the big club. Your bottom three defenseman should not be named Steve Eminger, Jeff Woywitka and Anton Stralman. Especially when you have Mike Del...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Tanski Contributes Beyond Scoresheet

By Bruce Berlet When Scott Tanski roofed a shot under the crossbar to win his second practice-ending shootout in three days last week, he was mobbed by virtually all of his Connecticut Whale teammates, many of whom leaped into the plexiglass to try to get at the personable curly-haired redhead. “It might have been my new stick,” a smiling Tanski said of his latest skills competition...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Whale Weathering the Storm of Personnel Losses

By Bruce Berlet Connecticut Whale defenseman Pavel Valentenko is sometimes self-conscious about his English. But the personable Russian has certainly improved on the official language of the United States since arriving in Hartford two years ago. And he was right on in the clearest terms Tuesday night, when asked why the Whale has won five of six games to move into first place...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Whale Notebook - 11/30

By Bruce Berlet The Connecticut Whale players had a rare day off from the rink Sunday, but applied their energy to an even more important endeavor than playing hockey. Each player bowled two games during two shifts with 220 fans at their annual Bowl-A-Thon at AMF Silver Lanes in East Hartford, raising $15,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut while signing autographs, chatting with...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Voros Scores; Erixon Scratched in Whale Victory

Aaron Voros scored his first goal as a member of the CT Whale to help lead his team to a 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears.Tim Erixon was scratched due to an injury he sustained in the previous game.Pavel Valentenko scored the game winner, while Mats Zuccarello chipped in with his fourth goal of the season....it's only a matter of time before Voros is skating on a line with...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Whale Roll Again, Beat Hershey Bears 4-2

Connecticut Whale 4, Hershey Bears 2 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, November 29, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 4-2, Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Pavel Valentenko recorded the game-winning goal, Jordan Owens had two assists and Chad Johnson made 26 saves to earn the win in net. The Whale once again rallied from a first period deficit, erasing...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Hershey Bears 2

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, November 29, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 4-2, Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Pavel Valentenko recorded the game-winning goal, Jordan Owens had two assists and Chad Johnson made 26 saves to earn the win in net. The Whale once again rallied from a first period deficit, erasing a 1-0 Hershey lead in the first period...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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