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RANGER CUTS – NO BAND-AIDS NEEDED

new-york-r1-150x1441RANGERS REASSIGN NINE PLAYERS
34 Players Remain in NHL Camp

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, October 1, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned nine players from its training camp roster to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The players who were reassigned are: Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Tommy Hughes, Danny Kristo, Jason Missiaen, Nick Tarnasky, and Petr Zamorsky.

The Rangers have 34 players remaining in training camp. The roster breakdown is listed below:

Forwards (21): Derick Brassard, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan Malone, J.T. Miller, Dominic Moore, Chris Mueller, Rick Nash, Ryan Potulny, Martin St. Louis, Lee Stempniak, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello

Defensemen (10): Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, Matt Hunwick, Steven Kampfer, Kevin Klein, Michael Kostka, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, John Moore, Marc Staal

Goaltenders (3): Henrik Lundqvist, Cedrick Desjardins, Cam Talbot

Editor’s Note: Several of the New York beat writers report that Ryan Potulny is actually being sent to the Wolf Pack and was cut, but with Michael Lombardi still out injured he has been taking his place temporarily. Also Cedrick Desjardins is going to be reassigned as well, but he has an injury that has been pronounced as, “day-to-day” and cannot be sent back while he is injured per NHL rules.

CANLTON’S CORNER: PACK SCHOOL NOW IN SESSION

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Class is in session.

The 2014-15  Hartford Wolf Pack season officially got underway this past Saturday at what felt like a frozen meat locker or as it is otherwise known, the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. The location will be the team’s sole training camp site renovations continue at the XL Center.

There are plenty of new faces all over the ice each attempting to securing an AHL job or even an ECHL position with the Pack’s affiliate there, the Greenville Road Warriors. All of the activity is under the watchful eye of Head Coach, Ken Gernander. The one-time captain of the team is now in his seventh season behind the bench. General Manager Jim Schoenfeld was observing everything from above the ice in the offices of the Hartford Junior Wolf Pack sitting with assistant coach,  Jeff Buekeboom, Meanwhile, on the ice playing the part of a linesman is Assistant General Manager and the team’s other assistant coach, Pat Boller. Continue reading

BRIAN GRATZ JOINS ROADIES AS ASST COACH

Alan FuehringBY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that Brian Gratz will join the organization as assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.

“Brian brings a solid base of professional coaching experience to the organization,” said General Manager, Chris Lewis. “He’s been around the game as both a coach and a player for many years and has had tremendous success in both roles. Brian has a tireless work ethic and will be a great addition from both the hockey and front office business perspectives.” Continue reading

RANGERS PRESEASON DIET INCLUDES BACK-TO-BACK CHEESESTEAKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Mon. Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. ET

Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers continue the 2014-15 preseason against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network). The matchup marks the third of six preseason games for the Rangers, and is also the first half of a home-and-home set with Philadelphia. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 1-1-0 preseason record (0-1-0 at home, 1-0-0 on the road) following a 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at United Center. The Flyers had posted a 2-1-1 record through four preseason games before Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: MUELLER CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE TO HARTFORD

Mueller Action Shot - Dallasbob-crawford_thumb5BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Centerman Chris Mueller brought nearly 400 games of pro experience with him when he signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers July 1, and he is fresh off of a 2013-14 season that was full of highlights.

In his sixth pro campaign, and his first with the Dallas Stars organization after four years in the Nashville Predators’ system, Mueller scored 25 goals and had 57 points in 60 AHL games with the Texas Stars last year, got his first taste of NHL playoff action with Dallas, and helped lead the Texas club all the way to its first Calder Cup championship.

“It was great,” Mueller said of his 2013-14 ride, in an interview after a Ranger training camp skate.  “Going to a different organization for the first time in four years, a little nervous, just don’t know anybody, not even like security guards at the rink or the equipment manager, so just getting to know everybody in Dallas and down in Austin (where the AHL Stars are based), they’re first-class, just great people.  And we started winning right away in Austin, that makes things good, and I got my handful of games with the big club.  I was up and down a lot, then I finished with Dallas in playoffs, and that was an experience, my first NHL playoff experience. Continue reading

RANGERS GROUP B VS. BLACKHAWKS TONIGHT

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BY: THE NEW YORK RANGERS

NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

  • Friday, Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • United Center – Chicago, IL
  • Rangers: 0-1-0
  • Blackhawks: 1-1-0*

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers continue their 2014-15 preseason schedule against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m. – TV: MSG Network). Tonight’s matchup marks the second of six preseason contests for the Rangers, and it is also New York’s first road preseason game this year. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 0-1-0 preseason record (0-1-0 at home, 0-0-0 on the road) following a 5-4 loss in their preseason opener against the New Jersey Devils on Monday at Madison Square Garden. Chicago has posted a 1-1-0 record in the preseason, after playing its second preseason contest last night against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: BIG AHL/ECHL/CHL CHANGES COMING… WOLF PACK PREPARE FOR NEW SEASON

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Before moving on to all the excitement building up in preparation for the new season of hockey in Hartford, there are bigger and more important changes afoot to share.

Minor league hockey sources have told Cantlon’s Corner to expect a change in the ECHL schedule shortly as they will add some games with Central Hockey League teams as the two sides are heading toward a merger. Cantlon’s Corner reported exclusively over the summer the now seven team CHL will likely fold after this season with four teams likely to head to the ECHL next year (Allen, Missouri, Rapid City and Quad City) and two teams that suspended operations this year, Denver and Prescott Valley (Arizona Sundogs) will resurface next year in the AHL as affiliates for the two NHL teams in their cities Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes respectively.

Announcements that the teams and/or local ownership have purchased an AHL team to formally apply for relocation will likely be made after the New Year. Continue reading