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New-York-Rangers3-150x1501BY: Mitch Beck, Publisher – Howlings

It’s been a busy day in the New York Rangers accounting and player personnel office.

The Rangers announced that they have signed defenseman, and former Whale, Michael Del Zotto. TSN.ca reports that the deal is for  two-years for a total of $5.1 million.

The Rangers also announced that they have signed Matt Gilroy to a contract. CapGeek.com reports the Gilroy signing is for $650K.

As if that weren’t enough, Chris Kreider has officially been recalled by the Rangers. That answers just about all of the questions as to who will be coming and going from the Whale. Continue reading


Connecticut-Whale_thumb1-150x15024BY: Mitch Beck, Publisher – Howlings

With New York Rangers training camp likely to open in the next couple of days and rumors swirling that gold medal winning forward JT Miller and forwards Marek Hrivik, Michael Haley and that kid from Boston College…I think his name is Kreids… or something like that…as well as defenseman Matt Gilroy all possibly going to take part, the Connecticut Whale are going to need forwards for the time being. With that in mind, Connecticut has made their first move to compensate by recalling Andrew Yogan from the ECHL Greenville Road Warriors. Continue reading


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BY: Mitch Beck, Publisher – Howlings

The 2012-2013 debut of heralded rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath was not enough to stop the bleeding as the Whale dropped their third straight  and tenth out of their last thirteen (3-9-1)  3-0 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in front of 6,073 at the XL Center Thursday night.

The 2010 New York Rangers first-rounder (10th overall) suffered a dislocated kneecap back in July in a freak accident when the Winnipeg, Manitoba native collided with fellow youngster, Kyle Jean at the Blueshirts’ prospect development camp. The injury required major knee surgery that the 6’5, 215 pounder has finally recovered from. Continue reading



BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings Publisher

It was an eerily quiet Connecticut Whale locker room after taking a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of their 1-91 rivals, the Springfield Falcons before 2,091 at the XL Center early Sunday evening.

The humiliating loss comes after blowing a three-goal lead the previous night to the Syracuse Crunch and a 4-2 wipe-out in Providence Friday.

Everything that the Whale did in their four-game winning streak over the previous weekend just failed to show up Sunday. It started in net and worked it’s way out as rookie Jason Missiaen (23 saves, 2-3-0), who had played well in beating the Falcons in their visit to the MassMutual Center a week earlier, was at times shaky and and off his game.  Continue reading



BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings Publisher

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend now over, it’s a safe bet if you’d have asked anyone on the Connecticut Whale roster what they’d be most wanting to be thankful for prior to the three-games-in-three-days, odds are you’d get a pretty unanimous answer of, “Six points!”

When Kelsey Tessier’s pass sent Ryan Bourque screaming up the left wing with time expiring, the son of Hall-of-Famer, Ray Bourque, granted his team’s wish putting a shot under the arm and above the pad of Springfield Falcons‘ starter Paul Dainton (1-2-1, 23 saves) and giving the visiting Whale a 3-2 win and clinching the six point weekend. Continue reading



BY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CT Whale

Worcester, MAChris Kreider and Ryan Bourque scored goals 1:17 apart in the third period Saturday night at the DCU Center, to erase a 1-0 deficit and give the Connecticut Whale a 2-1 win over the Worcester Sharks.

Cam Talbot made 23 saves in the Whale net in the victory, which snapped a two-game Connecticut losing streak.  Brodie Reid scored the only Worcester goal, and Alex Stalock made 21 stops for the Sharks. Continue reading



By: Mitch Beck, Publisher of Howlings

Hartford, CT – There are no other words for it; the Connecticut Whale power play is awful. Combined a times with a lack of general discipline and an inability to put pucks on the net, let alone in it, and you can kiss two points good-bye; and that’s exactly what the CTWhale did on Friday night dropping a 2-1 decision to the visiting Portland Pirates.

With ex-Whale netminder Chad Johnson coming back to Hartford as a visiting goaltender for the first time since signing with the Phoenix Coyotes over the summer and being assigned to the Portland Pirates. Last year’s Whale starter guarded the Pirate cage while his former goaltending partner  Cam Talbot (4-4-0 31 saves) aced him across the ice.   Continue reading