Whale’s start indicates prospect patience is required

It’s fair to say that the Connecticut Whale have had an indifferent start to the season, stumbling to a 1-3-1 record to open the year. What the Whale’s start also suggests is that when you dig a little deeper there may be a need for patience in regard to prospect development. With two points in his first five games Chris…

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AHL Recap – Admirals defeat Whale in OT

Norfolk Admirals 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (OT) Norfolk, VA, October 19, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale got its first point of the young season, courtesy of a third-period comeback, but remained winless on the season Friday, as Corey Elkins’ third goal of the game with 29.2 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Norfolk Admirals a 5-4 win at Scope Arena….

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Whale open 2012-2013 season with four strong forward lines

Although the Connecticut Whale are opening the season without Marek Hrivik and Ryan Bourque (in addition to Dylan McIlrath and Cam Talbot), they are still able to dress a formidable set of 12 forwards in tonight’s opener against Bridgeport. Blueshirts United posted the lines from Wednesday’s practice, and they look strong: Chris Kreider-Kris Newbury-Chad Kolarik JT Miller-Kyle Jean-Andrew Yogan Tommy Grant-Michael…

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Four assigned to Greenville, nine cut from Connecticut

Connecticut is trimming its roster in preparation for their season opener this Friday, and that included trimming the roster by 13 players. Four players will skate for the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, while nine were cut and released from their training camp tryouts. Assigned to Greenville (ECHL): Defensemen (1):    Steven Delisle Forwards (3):         Ryan Flanigan, Danny Hobbs, Jordie…

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Whale Preseason Game 3 Live Stream

Sorry for the delay folks, but here’s the live stream of the Whale game currently underway: Streaming live video by Ustream

Connecticut trims roster by 12; Newbury returns; new line combos

With two preseason games down and one to go, Connecticut General Manager Jim Schoenfeld trimmed the Whale roster by 12 players. These 12 players will either be assigned to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, or given their outright release if they were not under contract: Danny Hobbs, Brent Henley, Scott Tanski, Steven Delisle, Ryan Flanigan, Jordie Johnston, Kyle Haines,…

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Whale Preseason Game 2: CT at Worcester Sharks

After wrapping up last night’s loss, we decided that it may be a good idea to create some game threads for the CT Whale games during the lockout. Our goal is to post some background info on the opponent, and hopefully some line combinations. Opponent: Worcester Sharks NHL Affiliate: San Jose Sharks Notable NHLers: Tim Kennedy? Top Prospects: Freddie Hamilton…

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Around the Farm: Miller strong in AHL preseason debut, Lindberg/Fast continue hot starts

Despite the 3-1 loss to Albany in Connecticut’s 2012-2013 preseason opener, there were many positives coming from the game. Per Jim Cerny, top prospect J.T. Miller was one player that stood out the most during the loss. Miller recorded the Whale’s lone goal and was a physical and dominating presence on the ice. Miller, playing on a line with Michael…

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Connecticut signs forward Ryan Flanigan

The Whale signings keep on coming. This time around, Connecticut has agreed to terms with undrafted forward Ryan Flanigan. Flanigan played four seasons with Merrimack College in Hockey East, finishing his college career with a line of 34-45-79 in 131 games. Following the conclusion of his senior season, the 6’1″ 180 lb forward played four games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL…

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Connecticut Whale roster announced

Despite the lockout, there is still some hockey to be played that affects the Rangers organization. The Rangers website has the preliminary roster for the Connecticut Whale this year: Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew Yogan. Defense: Sean Collins, Steven…

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