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Wolf Pack Pick Up 2-1 Win In Shootout Over Bruins

 Hartford, CT, April 5, 2014 – Hartford Wolf Pack goaltender David LeNeveu had his shutout streak ended Saturday night at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins, but LeNeveu made 26 saves in regulation and overtime, and stopped five out of six in the shootout, as the Wolf Pack pulled out a 2-1 win. “Every point is important right now, tonight we just had to bear down and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers prospect focus shows no sign of changing

Kreider is only of several draftees from the US system (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) When you look at the current Rangers roster there are plenty of examples how the Rangers have successfully looked to the American hockey program and how the franchise have a preference for American trained players. Whether it be the drafting of Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, JT Miller or Carl Hagelin...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack Pick Up First Shutout in 4-0 Win Over Sound Tigers

Hartford, CT, March 29, 2014 – David LeNeveu had the Hartford Wolf Pack’s first shutout of the season Saturday night at the XL Center, making 22 saves, and Ryan Bourque scored twice, as the Wolf Pack defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-0. Conor Allen also had a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pack, and Danny Kristo scored his 21st goal of the season.  Danny Syvret had two...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the farm: Struggling Pack routed by Providence

* Just a note: I know that I’ve said I will get these out daily. Had a bit of a rough start to the month. Luckily the Euro prospects are all on break. Will continue to try to get these out as much as possible. The Hartford Wolf Pack are certainly struggling. After starting the season with five straight wins, the Pack have dropping to 7-5-0-2, including a 0-3-0-1 run. While this...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Fast injured in Pack loss

Jesper Fast left last night’s game with the Hartford Wolf Pack unable to put pressure on his right leg after falling in the corner in the first period. Fast did not return to the game (Pat Leonard later tweeted that the injury was a sprained ankle) as the Pack lost their second straight to Springfield by a score of 3-2. Danny Kristo and Stu Bickel scored for the Wolf Pack, with...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Connor Allen nets first pro goal as Pack stays unbeaten

Connor Allen, the last defenseman cut from the roster during preseason, notched his first professional goal last night in Hartford’s 3-2 win over Portland. Danny Kristo also scored in the contest, with his goal holding up as the game winner. The scoring lines from all prospects from the AHL, CHL, NCAA, and international play are below. International Calle Andersson (Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Hartford Wolfpack announce training camp roster

The Hartford Wolfpack have announced their training camp roster, with camp set to begin tomorrow (on-ice on Friday). There are currently 30 players (18 forwards, 9 defensemen, 3 goalies) in camp for the Pack, but that number will change as players get cut by the Rangers and cut by the Pack. The training camp roster as of today: Forwards: Sean Ambrosie, Scott Arnold, J.T. Barnett...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 1: Lots of prospects in against Devils

Kreider is getting his chance on the top line (Image: Boston Herald) The preseason starts tonight, with the Rangers in Newark to face those pesky Devils. Even though this is preseason, the general mood of the fan base is that of excitement. There is a lot of hype for this year’s club, as they should be contending for a Cup this season. Today is all about the prospects, as only...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers announce roster for tomorrow

Following today’s cuts, the Rangers have announced the roster for tomorrow’s preseason kickoff against the Devils (per Katie Strang). Forwards: Arron Asham, Brian Boyle, Ryan Bourque, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Brandon Mashinter, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash, Shawn O’Donnell, Darroll Powe, Brad Richards Defense: Marc Staal, John Moore, Justin Falk, Aaron Johnson...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Rangers training camp roster

The Rangers have (finally) released the 66-man training camp roster. Although there is no online version, Rick Carpiniello tweeted two pictures of the roster (here and here) Forwards: Arron Asham, JT Barnett, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Derick Brassard, Taylor Burke, Ryan Callahan, Derek Dorsett, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Josh Graves, Carl Hagelin, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Having fun with a theoretical expansion draft

When the new NHL realignment was announced, the first thing people noticed was the unbalanced nature of the Eastern and Western Conferences. The East had 16 teams, and the West had 14 teams. This led to two different mindsets: 1) The NHL was bound to go through realignment again if/when the Coyotes moved (they aren’t), and 2) The NHL is going to expand to 32 teams. Without getting...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The offseason cap and team needs/surpluses

Who’s in Ranger blue next season? (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports) With the offseason in full swing, the Rangers brass is going to look for ways to improve the team and fill holes by dealing from strengths. At the moment, the Rangers currently have 17 players signed for next season (10 F, 5 D, 2 G) at $50.9 million in cap space. That leaves them around $13.4 million to bridge the...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall Ten from Whale

NEW YORK, April 28, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled 10 players from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) – Stu Bickel, Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, Dylan McIlrath, Jason Missiaen, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Cameron Talbot, and Christian Thomas. PLAYERS RECALLED...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers recall ten players for playoffs

As expected, the Rangers have recalled several players to serve as this year’s “taxi squad” for the playoffs. With the Connecticut Whale out of the playoffs, the Rangers were able to recall ten players: Goalies: Cam Talbot, Jason Missiaen Defensemen: Stu Bickel, Dylan McIlrath Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale close season 0-5-1, need help to make playoffs

The Connecticut Whale did themselves no favors over their last six games of the  year, dropping all six games and getting just a single point as they pushed to make the playoffs. Following last night’s 5-1 loss to Portland, the Whale need help to make the playoffs. They need losses by both Hershey and Norfolk in order to back into the playoffs as the eighth seed. Check after the...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Noreau, St. Croix victorious last night

Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL) and Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL) were both victorious last night. St. Croix notched an assist in Edmonton’s 6-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen to even up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game a piece. Noreau’s Baie-Comeau squad took a 1-0 series lead after their 2-1 win over Blainville-Boisbriand. Noreau was held off the...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale lose both weekend games, streak to three in a row

The Whale had a rough weekend, dropping three games in a row and both weekend games. With these three losses, the Whale have dropped to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the ninth seeded Hershey Bears. However, the Bears have a game in hand on the Whale. Below are the scoring lines from the weekend games. AHL (OTL 4-3, L 4-3) Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 1...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: St. Croix with an assist, Edmonton takes 2-0 series lead

Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings continued their WHL dominance, blanking Medicine Hat 2-0 and taking a 2-0 series lead. St. Croix had a powerplay assist on the second goal, which sealed the deal for the Oil Kings. The only other prospects in action last night were those with the CT Whale, who lost 1-0 to Providence. AHL (L 1-0) Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 0 A, 5 PIM, ...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale win 3-2 over Bridgeport

The Connecticut Whale inched closer to a playoff berth in the AHL, beating Bridgeport 3-2 and improving their record to 35-27-5-3, good for 78 points, second in the Northeast Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in CT’s season, they need to hold off one of Norfolk and Hershey (both with 75 points) to qualify for the playoffs. Ryan Bourque, Benn...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

Bridgeport, CT, April 6, 2013 – Cam Talbot made 38 saves Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena to key a 3-2 victory for the Connecticut Whale, who were outshot 40-20 by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, including 14-3 in the third period. Brandon Segal’s early third-period goal held up as the game-winner, and the Whale also got goals from Benn Ferriero and Ryan Bourque.  Matt...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Thomas nets game winner in CT’s blanking of Worcester

Christian Thomas netted his 18th goal of the season in the second period of Connecticut’s 3-0 win over Worcester last night. Thomas’ goal was a powerplay goal and the eventual game winner. Sam Klassena and Brandon Segal also scored for the Whale, with Logan Pyett, Mike Vernace, Andrew Yogan, Nick Palmieri, Kelsey Tessier, and Micheal Haley contributing with assists. The win gives...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Whale Go 2-1 for the Weekend; Look Ahead to Thursday’s Contest

The New York Rangers’ farm team, the Connecticut Whale, won two out of three games this past weekend at home. Defenseman Logan Pyett, forward Nick Palmieri, and Ranger prospect Andrew Yogan all had three points this weekend, while defenseman Dylan McIlrath, Sam Klassen, Blake Parlett, and forwards Ryan Bourque, Benn Ferriero, Brandon Segal, and rookie [...]
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Springfield Falcons 2

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, March 17, 2013 - In the Connecticut Whale locker room on Saturday night, Jason Missiaen’s goaltending partner, Cam Talbot, gave a shout in passing, “There ya go, Mish! Big as a house!” The mild-mannered, six-foot-eight goaltender gave pause to flash a grin before continuing to praise his defense for help with rebounds and screens. The Chatham...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale win third straight entering All Star break

The Connecticut Whale won their third straight game last night, finally beating the Springfield Falcons by a score of 3-2. This was the Whale’s third straight win, moving them into second place, behind the Falcons, in the division. Christian Thomas netted another goal, giving him nine on the season. This gives him the highest total among rookies on the Whale, and the third highest...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: J.T. Miller named to AHL All Star Team

Before the Whale went on to win last night’s game 4-1, rookie J.T. Miller was named to the AHL All Star Team. Miller will be the Whale’s lone representative, replacing Chad Kolarik, who was traded this week for Benn Ferriero. Miller struggled out of the gate with the Whale, but has been much stronger since returning from the USA’s gold medal winning World Junior Championship...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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