Rangers acquire Benn Ferriero from Penguins for Chad Kolarik

In a bit of a surprising move, the Rangers have traded forward Chad Kolarik to the Penguins for forward Benn Ferriero. The move struck everyone as a bit of a surprise, considering Kolarik’s strong play with the Whale in the AHL. Whale expert Laurie Carr (Beyond The Blueshirts) noted on Twitter that Kolarik may have requested the trade, especially after not receiving a training camp…

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Musings Unlocked

The hockey world is back up to full speed, and it’s hard not to be excited. See you soon New York; my annual regular season trip is now in the planning phase. Cannot wait to be back at the Garden, something I’m sure we all are excited for. Musings Time! Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reported that the…

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Rangers place many on waivers, players to participate in camp

The Rangers have placed Sean Collins, Michael Haley, Chad Kolarik, Kris Newbury, Logan Pyett, Brendon Segal, Mike Vernace and Tommy Grant on waivers today. They will clear tomorrow, and some will join the club for the rest of minicamp before the NHL season starts. These moves likely address who will replace Arron Asham in the lineup on opening day, as he still…

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In extradorinary circumstances, Kolarik not Kreider

When the Rangers hit the ice in due course (once the CBA is finally resolved), they’ll do so knowing it’s a sprint to finish the regular season. There will be minimal margin for error in player selection and form, and health will be a priority – not player development. With the likelihood of a conference only playoff-play-in, and the chances…

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Rangers, Prospect and Whale Puck Talk (Part Two)

Earlier this week, we ran the first part of our most recent Q&A with Brian Ring of the CT Whale who has kindly taken time out to discuss a whole array of things with us such as the Whale, Rangers’ prospects and his candidates for breakout performers in the future. Today we have the second part of the Q&A. Today’s…

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Chad Kolarik Press Release

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD CHAD KOLARIK New York, June 17, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Chad Kolarik on a contract extension. Kolarik, 25, skated in 49 contests with the Connecticut Whale and Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) last…

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Chad Kolarik Extended

Per Jesse Spector, the Rangers have signed forward Chad Kolarik to a contract extension.  Kolarik was acquired by the Rangers midway through last season in exchange for Dane Byers.  In 36 games with the CT Whale, Kolarik netted 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points, a +4 rating, and 31 PIMs.  In 49 total AHL games, Kolarik finished with…

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Roster Moves: Five Players Back To Connecticut; Callahan, Prospal Activated.

According to Andrew Gross, the Rangers are going to use the NHL All-Star break as a chance to allow many of the recent recalled players to go back to the Connecticut Whale and continue playing.  Here is what he had to say during his recap of last night’s loss: Defenseman Michael Del Zotto and forwards Evgeny Grachev, Brodie Dupont, Chad…

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Kolarik, Dupont Recalled; Fedotenko Injured

Last night, MSG announced during the Rangers 7-0 drubbing of the Leafs that Chad Kolarik had been called up to replace the injured Brandon Dubinsky. Kolarik has 13 goals and 23 points in 26 games since being acquired for Dane Byers earlier in the season. Kolarik, 24, was a 7th round pick in 2004, and has played in just two…

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Trade Winds: Rangers Acquire RW Chad Kolarik from Columbus

As being reported from various media outlets, the Rangers have acquired Columbus Blue Jacket RW Chad Kolarik in exchange for LW Dane Byers.  Originally drafted #48 overall by the Rangers in 2004, Byers played in only 6 games for the Rangers, tallying a single point, that being a goal against the Minnesota Wild.  Kolarik was drafted 199th overall by the…

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