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RANGERS/HABS: NOW WHERE WERE WE?

new-york-rangers_thumb13-150x150NY RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell CentreMontreal, QC
Rangers: 4-3-0 (8 pts)
Canadiens: 6-1-0 (12 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers conclude their two-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, and have posted a 4-3-0 record (8 pts) this season. New York defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, in overtime in its last contest on Oct. 21 at Prudential Center. The Canadiens enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, and have posted a 6-1-0 record (12 pts) this season. The Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, in overtime in their last contest on Oct. 21 at Bell Centre. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: TURN UP THE LIGHTS IN HARTFORD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The doors are ready to be opened.

Hartford Wolf Pack fans will get their first taste of the newly renovated XL Center and all its glitzy interior work, new food and brew offerings and as an added bonus, they’ll see the 2014-15 edition of the New York Ranger‘s AHL affiliates begin year number 18 of their existence in Connecticut’s capitol.

Then captain Ken Gernander was there the very first night and now enters his seventh season as the team’s head coach. His teammates included PJ Stock, who’s now with, “Hockey Night in Canada;” Brent Thompson is now the head coach in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers; Pierre Sevigny watches his son Mathieu – born in Hartford – play with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL and the team’s head coach at the time, EJ McGuire, he watches the team from above. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY – October 7-12, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack kick off their 18th season of AHL action this Sunday, October 12, travelling to Syracuse to battle the Crunch in a 5:00 PM game.  The Pack completed a four-game preseason slate with a 1-1-0-2 record, after a 3-2 shootout loss at Springfield on Sunday.  That followed three local exhibition outings, a 3-1 victory over the Albany Devils at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT Wednesday, a 5-4 shootout loss to the Worcester Sharks Thursday at Quinnipiac University’s TD Bank Sports Center and a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center Saturday.  

This week:

The Wolf Pack opens its 2014-15 campaign at the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, facing off at 5:00 PM.  Continue reading

ROAD WARRIORS REVAMP TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

rp_greenville-road-warriors_thumb16.gifRoad Warriors Revamp Training Camp Roster

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors 

Greenville, SC - The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a handful of changes to the team’s Training Camp Roster.

Goaltenders Mackenzie Skapski and Jeff Malcolm, as well as forward Josh Nicholls and defenseman Dallas Jackson have all been released from Hartford’s Training Camp and assigned to Greenville. In addition, defensemen Alex Lepkowski and Ryan Hill have been signed to tryout contracts, while center Michael Catenacci has elected to retire.  Continue reading

RANGERS NAME MCDONAGH AND HAND OUT A’S

new-york-r1-150x14411BY: The New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been named the 27th captain in franchise history. The team also announced that Dan Girardi,Martin St. Louis, Marc Staal, and Derek Stepan will serve as the Rangers’ four alternate captains.

Ryan McDonagh exemplifies what we want a New York Ranger to be,” Sather said. “He has earned the respect of his teammates through his commitment to excellence, both on and off the ice, and the passion with which he plays on a consistent basis. He is the ideal choice to lead our team as its captain.” Continue reading

WOLF PACK MAKE FINAL CUTS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoHARTFORD WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE ROSTER CHANGES

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Twelve Players Loaned or Released

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf  Pack 

HARTFORD, October 6, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced the following changes to the Wolf Pack’s roster:

Reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (1):         Michael St. Croix

Loaned by the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (1):         Vinny Saponari

Goaltenders (1):     Jeff Malcolm

Released from training camp tryouts and joining Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (3):         Tyler Brown, Kyle Jean, Pat Mullane

Defensemen (3):    Sean Escobedo, Andrew Himelson, Dallas Jackson

Reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Erie (OHL):

Defensemen (1):    Troy Donnay 

Released from training camp tryout and joining Fort Wayne (ECHL):

Defensemen (1):    Mikael Tam

Released from training camp tryout and joining Rapid City (CHL):

Defensemen (1):    Brandon Martell

With those moves, the Wolf Pack training camp roster now stands at 24 players:

Goal (2):           Cedrick Desjardins, Jason Missiaen

Defense (7):      Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Mike Kostka, Dylan McIlrath, Sam Noreau, Steve Spinell

Forwards (15):   Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Joey Crabb, Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik, Michael Kantor, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Shawn O’Donnell, Ryan Potulny, Nick Tarnasky, Justin Vaive

The Wolf Pack begin regular-season play this Sunday, October 12, traveling to Syracuse to battle the Crunch in a 5:00 PM game.  The Pack open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL regular season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center, hosting the Portland Pirates at 7:00 PM.  Tickets for that game, and all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games, are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

RANGERS CLEAR SPACE FOR DUCLAIR – BRING BACK EX-DRAFT PICK JOEY CRABB

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JOEY CRABB

Blueshirts Trade Steven Kampfer and Andrew Yogan to Florida

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, October 6, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward Joey Crabb from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Andrew Yogan.

 Crabb, 31, split last season between the Panthers and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). He skated in nine NHL games with Florida, recording one assist and seven penalty minutes. In 62 games with San Antonio, Crabb registered 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points, along with 51 penalty minutes. He led San Antonio in power play goals (seven) and ranked third on the team in goals last season. Continue reading