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HERSHEY DOUBLES UP CHARLOTTE TO EVEN SERIES 1-1

Charlotte Checkers  VERSUS  Hershey

Dalpe scores twice, leads all players with 3g, 2a in series

HERSHEY, PA – The Hershey Bears used three second-period goals to double up the Charlotte Checkers, 4-2, and tie the East Division Semifinals 1-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The series will now shift to Charlotte for Games 3, 4 and 5 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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VARSITY AND JV BOTH WIN

Connecticut-Whale_thumb4_thumb_thumb VERSUS  Worcester

Saturday hosted one of those rare nights where both the NHL and their AHL affiliates would squared off on the same day. The AHL Connecticut Whale did their part with a 4-2 victory, their fifth in seven tries, against the Worcester Sharks. After that game concluded, some three hours later the parent New York Rangers went on to beat the San Jose Sharks in a shootout 3-2.

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BEARS CHEW UP CHECKERS LATE

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS Hershey

LATE GOAL DOOMS CHECKERS IN GOALTENDING DUEL
Holty earns shutout in Bears’ sixth straight win

HERSHEY, PA – A third-period power-play goal by former NHL All-Star Sheldon Souray was the difference as the Hershey Bears edged the Charlotte Checkers, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon.

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CHECKERS OUTWORK BEARS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS     Hershey

EARLY OUTBURST HELPS CHECKERS TO 5-3 VICTORY OVER BEARS
Checkers jump Hershey for third place; Boychuk adds four points

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Charlotte Checkers scored three first-period goals and held on to beat the Hershey Bears, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Checkers jump Hershey and grab sole possession of third place in the East Division. Continue reading

Lots of news…

NY Rangers logo There’s been some news coming out of New York today…how it all plays out is anyone’s guess. The big news of the day is of course the signing of Tim Kennedy, a left wing formerly from the Buffalo Sabres. According to Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, it is expected that Kennedy will be moved to center. Which brings me to the next item.

Howlings has heard from one metsa-metz source and then read it later in a couple of places that the Rangers are about to pull the trigger on a three-for–one deal sending three forwards somewhere for on stud defenseman.

The two names out there that make the most sense in terms of the defenseman would be Tomas Kaberle and Sheldon Souray. Kaberle would likely warrant a three-for–one deal from Glenn Sather’s pal, Brian Burke.  Kevin Lowe might be asking for three, but could Sather actually believe that Sheldon Souray is worth that much? Stranger things have happened.

But let’s roll the dice here a moment shall we? And since we’re the ones writing, we shall.

Who would the three players be that other teams would want off the Rangers’ roster up front?

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Here are the names other teams would want: Artie Anisimov, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Gaborik. From the prospects, Dane Byers, Dale Weise, Evgeny Grachev and MAYBE Brodie Dupont. There are even more prospects but none of them even have AHL experience so we highly doubt that any of them are going anywhere.

Of the current roster players, the only one potentially going would be Dubinsky. Gaborik isn’t going anywhere and neither is Anisimov, who is expected to be going up to one of the top two lines. John Tortorella got Ryan Callahan on the Team USA Olympic team and gave him an “A” last season. He’s not going anywhere. Of the Hartford guys, only Weise is ready for the NHL on a game-in, game-out basis. Byers is a fourth line banger and Grachev still has to prove he can play at an American League level. There’s an awful lot of hype surrounding the 20 year old Russian. Maybe they move him? Who knows?

So let’s assume it’s Kaberle.

Who would Brian Burke want? He knows Dubinsky from Team USA. He would most certainly ask for Callahan, but won’t get him. So two others? Sean Avery is despised in Toronto, but he’s certainly their type of player more than say Brandon Prust or Brian Boyle. Burke would love Chris Drury except his insane contract for the level of gas still in the tank is going to negate that. So it goes on again to the young guys. Dale Weise is far more of a Brian Burke type of player although Byers would excite the Toronto GM as well.

So would you make a Dubinsky, Avery and either Weise or Grachev for Kaberle?

What about for Sheldon Souray? Avery certainly played well for Tom Renney in the past and so did Dubinsky. But we ask you again, “Is Sheldon Souray worth three players?”

Stay tuned to see where this all goes…

Here’s the release on the signing of Kennedy.

NEW YORK RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD TIM KENNEDY

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Tim Kennedy.

Kennedy, 24, skated in 78 games with Buffalo in 2009-10, registering 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points, along with 50 penalty minutes.  He recorded two multi-point performances, and registered a four game scoring streak from March 26 to March 31.  Kennedy also tallied three game winning goals for the Sabres (October 28 at New Jersey, November 30 at Buffalo and March 29 at Boston).  In addition, he appeared in six postseason games with the Sabres, recording a goal and two assists for three points, along with a plus-three ranking.

In 2008-09, the 5-9, 175-pounder, appeared in 73 games with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 18 goals and 49 assists for 67 points, along with 51 penalty minutes.  He collected three points (one goal and two assists) in his first game with the Pirates, a 6-3 win over the Manchester Monarchs on October 11, 2008.  Kennedy recorded a nine game scoring streak from October 11, 2008 to November 5, 2008, registering three goals and 11 assists in that span.  In addition, Kennedy skated in five postseason contests with the Pirates.

The Buffalo, New York native played three years at Michigan State University, 2005-06 to 2007-08.  He played in 113 regular season contests, recording 42 goals and 63 assists for 105 points, along with 130 penalty minutes.  Kennedy recorded the game tying goal and an assist on the game winner as Michigan State defeated Boston College in the 2007 NCAA Championship game, and was named to the all-tournament team in the Midwest Regional and the Frozen Four.  He led the Spartans in scoring in both 2006-07 and 2007-08, recording 43 points in each of the two seasons.

Kennedy played two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), 2003-04 and 2004-05, playing in 110 regular season contests, recording 39 goals and 41 assists for 80 points, along with 154 penalty minutes and a plus-39 ranking.  In 2004-05, he played in 54 games, tallying 30 goals and 31 assists for 61 points, along with 112 penalty minutes and a plus-26 ranking.  In addition, he appeared in 20 playoff contests with the Musketeers, registering eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points, along with 24 penalty minutes and a plus-24 ranking.

Kennedy was originally Washington’s sixth round choice, 181st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Rangers roster courtesy of Newyorkrangers.com

POTTER RECALL

Hartford Wolf Pack CT LotteryAccording to Larry Brooks in his Twitter account and theahl.com Corey Potter is on his way to New York as “precaution against injury…and not as a first step in a deal for (Sheldon) Souray.”

Potter is not expected to play. He also has just come back from a concussion that kept him sidelined for nine games. He had three assists in the Pack’s 5-1 wipeout of Norfolk Saturday night.

Here’s the official release:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Corey Potter has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Potter, 26, tied his AHL career-high with three assists, and registered a plus-three rating in a 5-1 win at Norfolk on Saturday.  He has skated in 43 games with Hartford this season, registering two goals and 10 assists for 12 points, along with a plus-six rating and 44 penalty minutes.  His plus-six rating is tied for second on the team overall, and he ranks third among team defensemen in assists, and is tied for third in points and fourth in goals.  Potter also ranks fourth among Hartford defensemen with 68 shots on net this season.  He has recorded three multi-point efforts, including back-to-back two-point performances in a 5-2 win vs. Lowell on October 24 (one goal and one assist) and a 4-3 win vs. Worcester on October 25 (two assists).  Potter’s goal vs. Lowell on October 24 was his first career shorthanded tally.

The 6-3, 206-pounder recorded one goal and one assist in five games with the Rangers last season.  He recorded his first career point with an assist in his second NHL game on December 27, 2008 vs. New Jersey, and notched his first NHL goal on April 2, 2009 at Carolina.  He made his NHL debut on December 7, 2008 vs. Calgary.

Potter has skated in 220 career AHL games with Hartford, registering 19 goals and 67 assists for 86 points, along with a plus-52 rating and 249 penalty minutes.  He established a career-high with 10 goals and 141 shots on goal, and tied his career-high with 32 points last season.  In 2007-08, Potter recorded a career-best 27 assists and a plus-33 rating, which led Hartford and ranked second in the AHL overall.  In addition, he has skated in 18 career post-season contests with the Wolf Pack, registering two goals and eight assists for 10 points, along with 42 penalty minutes.

The Lansing, Michigan native was originally the Rangers fourth round selection, 122nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.