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SPOTLIGHT: STATE OF THE LEAGUE

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

The biggest news out of AHL president and CEO Dave Andrews’ State of the League Address during the All-Star Classic is video review of disputed goals is one step from becoming a reality.

Andrews said the AHL board of governors will vote on whether to adopt replay at its meeting in Chicago in May.

“It’s pretty hard to logically argue we shouldn’t have a system that gets it right more often than not or helps us get it right in those circumstances,” Andrews told the media in Atlantic City, N.J.

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LATEST WHALE NEWS

The only trade that the Rangers have pulled off today was one to bring a player to Hartford. John Mitchell, a 26 year old center that plays for Toronto has been dealt for a 7th round draft pick. His role is to pick up where Tim Kennedy left off.

One ex-Pack Captain gone (Dane Byers) from Springfield another comes in (Greg Moore). Moore was traded to Columbus for along with Michael Chaput for Tom Sestito.

Other Whale news has Kris Newbury, Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello paperwork filed for their return to Connecticut. That’s just a formality so they can be on the clear day roster and play in the AHL playoffs.

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JUST NOT ENOUGH

Connecticut-Whale_thumb4_thumb_thumb VERSUS Charlotte-Checkers_thumb2

Goaltender Mike Murphy stopped all 28 Connecticut Whale shots on goal and Matthew Pistilli scored the first goal of the game for the second consecutive game meting with the Checkers and that was enough to give Charlotte a 1-0 win at the Time Warner Cable Arena in front of a vocal 12,933 in attendance Saturday night. The win by the Checkers gave them a sweep of the two game series in Charlotte.

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KENNEDY OUT FOR MCCABE, DEL ZOTTO IN…

New York RangersRANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN BRYAN MCCABE
New York sends Tim Kennedy and a third round draft pick to Florida

New York, NYNew York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Bryan McCabe from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Tim Kennedy and a third round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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REDDEN TO THE RESCUE

Connecticut-Whale_thumb4 VERSUS  Portland

If there’s one thing that’s consistent about the Connecticut Whale in 2010-2011, it’s that they don’t win many games pretty; that’s for sure.

Tuesday afternoon’s holiday matinee in Portland was no different. The Whale brought a one-goal lead into the third period, gave up another late goal in regulation and then went on to win in overtime 2-1 on a Wade Redden shorthanded goal in front of 5,574 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Continue reading

WHALE LOOK TO MAKE TWO POINTS AND COME UP SHORT ON BOTH

Connecticut Whale VERSUS  Providence

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” The start to Charles Dickens, The Tale of Two Cities.

It’s so cliché to use it to describe anything these days, but it truly did describe Saturday’s Whale Bowl at Rentscheler Field that saw the Connecticut Whale’s three game winning streak stopped via a skills competition shootout 5-4 in front of, what will go down in the record books anyway, an AHL record 21,673.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

After the forgettable performance/effort in the opener of their only venture into Canada this season, the Connecticut Whale needed a serious gut check Friday night.

They got it from start to finish, scoring on their first two shots and then winning with 1:13 left on a goal by one of their major grinders.

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PATHETIC

Connecticut Whale VERSUS  Toronto

What words can possibly be written without sounding unnecessarily vicious and yet accurately describe what happened on the ice after the Connecticut Whale and were so embarrassingly bad Wednesday morning as the Toronto Marlies destroyed them 9-2 on the road in their second school-day special game of the season?

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“UGLY”

Connecticut Whale VERSUS  Portland

“It was just an ugly goal, just a bad goal,” Connecticut Whale goaltender Chad Johnson said after TJ Breenan’s bad angle shot with just 3:12 remaining was the difference in a 3-2 win for the visiting Portland Pirates Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.

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WHALE OF A COMEBACK

Connecticut Whale VERSUS    Portland

Kris Newbury scored on a power play early in the third period and the Connecticut Whale held on for an important 4-3 road win against the second place Portland Pirates in front of 5,709 at the Cumberland County Civic Center Saturday night.

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