Hartford Wolf Pack finalize roster

The Hartford Wolf Pack have appeared to finalize their roster:

Goal (2): Marek Mazanec, Dustin Tokarski

Defense (8): Chris Bigras, Brandon Crawley, Sean Day, John Gilmour, Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren, Rob O’Gara, Vince Pedrie

Forwards (13): Lias Andersson, Bobby Butler, Steven Fogarty, Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger, Ryan Gropp, Peter Holland, Michael Lindqvist, Ville Meskanen, Shawn O’Donnell, Ty Ronning, Shawn St. Amant, Cole Schneider

Like the Rangers, the Pack will carry eight defensemen. There is a lot of developing to do this year in Hartford, but that looks like a team that should finally get out of the cellar. It’s been a few tough years in Hartford. This year could be different.

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  • Oct 2, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Team looks to have 4 or 5 guys who may see time with the big club this year. If we are as deep in talent that people believe, we should (Wolfpack) end up 10 or so games above .500. It will be a process and take time, but by game 20 (just like with the big club), the Pack need to start rocking.

    • Oct 2, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      I think that’s very debatable with 4 or 5 names coming up. If you rule out any major injury or slump that would warrant a AHL demotion, than next to nobody would get the call up. Hypothetical: Vlad, Vesey and Spooner are all playing amazingly and really buy into Quinn’s system to help the team be quite competitive this year. JG might look to keep 2 of those names. That means no experiments will be happening with AHL names replacing them during the deadline, at best JG will flip them in the summer if the team is in playoff contention. I think Beleskey will be back in 2 weeks that’s already 2 extra forwards on standby and imo he’s going to warrant a full time roster spot.

      What happens if Chytil and Howden play their current roles pretty well? Than one of Zib or Hayes goes down during that surge? It becomes a Holland vs Andersson for 4c on the temporarily time frame. I have a feeling that JG won’t bring up any growing type pains due to a certain draft pedigree.

      They rave how Hajek should have made the team so I’ll be giving him the benefit of the doubt as a try out once they figure out the defensive jam. That could also take a long time to see if all the defense plays lights out. They will have someone like ADA ready to get a chance to solidify his role for the team.

  • Oct 2, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Ranger shuttle between Hartford and MSG could be a very busy shuttle.

  • Oct 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Andersson will develop properly with Gropp on his side during the 5v5, PP and PK. Taking the bus all along the East Coast is not a demotion, he needs minutes…

    Against AHL talent

    • Oct 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      While undoubtedly true it doesn’t change the fact that he was beaten out by Howden who is almost the same age. Howden was better than Lias and is more versatile (PK) so Lias was demoted.

      • Oct 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        Howden is the better player also because we didnt draft him.

        • Oct 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

          Interesting enough JG rather take some fans heads for a spin and pull out the 6-8 minutes wouldn’t be worth it against NHL talent for Lias. Than meanwhile we all know that Howden will receive 10-11:30 minutes with PK and maybe some PP time while having a chance to move up in the ranks.

          JG isn’t afraid to boast his none draft picks. He’s done it with KH in the summer of 2014 with the 3c being up for grabs between him and JT. Than during the post trade of Stepan, when he brought up Hayes up as being one of the main components to why he traded him and most likely (Zib). Than the 2 yr deal was a mini battle of JT vs Hayes which once again brought up during the post trade of this time being JT Miller. I already see the battle of Andersson vs Howden in the making. I doubt the management thought that Chytil, Howden and Andersson were going to be the next top 9 down the middle, that timeline never fit. Howden is going to be a major thorn for Lias if he takes off as a NHL center, thanks Tampa 🙁

      • Oct 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        I thought that using Gropp was a upgrade over Ronning for my wise a** comment about Lias ” promotion “. I was obviously messing around there with all of that and his weekend bus rides. I have been saying that Howden was going to make the team over Lias since mid June. Idk if you’re trying to troll me?

    • Oct 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Gropps time May be running out with the Rangers. He needs to earn a roster spot in the NHL soon.

  • Oct 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Where are all the Goalies we have drafted over the years? Nell, Halverson etc…

  • Oct 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    It will be interesting to see how the defense shakes out as the Pack have eight left defensemen and zero right defensemen.

    • Oct 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      That side of the ice is over-rated anyway

    • Oct 3, 2018 at 6:11 am

      A point that is taking too lightly IMO. I agree Raymond.

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