Category Archives: IN THE SYSTEM

Completing the Wolf Pack Roster

Michael Joly

Training camp is a month away for the hockey world, and each team is ready to drop the puck and focus on the upcoming season. Most teams have finalized their rosters, however, there are still unsigned players. Hartford can still add one or two more players, quality veterans, preferably. Here are a few players that I would recommend the club to pursue. And as long as they sign AHL contracts, they won’t affect the Rangers cap situation.

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FULLTILT RANGERS PODCAST EPISODE 4: FEATURING REBECCA RUSSO OF THE NY RIVETERS

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On the latest episode of the FullTilt Rangers Radio podcast, the guys talk with NWHL star Rebecca Russo about life in the NWHL, her time as a hockey player at BU and Shattuck and a whole lot more. The guys also talk about the World Junior Summer Showcase, as well as sending out prayers to former Rangers forward Eddie Olczyk who is battling cancer.

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Who Is Vladimir Tkachyov?

It has been a long time since the Rangers had a great prospect pool.  Trades for Keith Yandle, Eric Staal, and Martin St. Louis brought the Rangers varying degrees of success, but it cost them a lot of prospects. Each trade forced the Rangers to give up talented prospects and multiple high draft picks including Alexi Saarela, Anthony Duclair, John Moore, two first round picks, three second round picks, and a third round pick.  These trades in the past few years, coupled with no Stanley Cup, can set a team back, but those are the consequences of “going for it” year after year. That being said, the Rangers have been able to counter those losses with non-traditional signings including Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Vesey.   Read more

Wolf Pack Announce New Assistant Coach

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On Tuesday morning, the New York Rangers announced that Joe Mormina will be the new assistant head coach for the Wolf Pack. He joins fellow assistant coach Pat Boller and head coach Keith McCambridge behind the Hartford bench. Prior to the hire, Mormina was the assistant coach at Mercyhurst University for the 2016-17 season, after ending his playing career with the Rochester Americans in the 2015-16 season.

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Wolf Pack Town Hall Meeting Recap

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Last night wrapped up the fifth annual Hartford Wolf Pack town hall meeting. The Wolf Pack’s management group, Spectra, began to do these to interact with the season ticket holders when they took over the team and the XL Center. They provide updates on and off the ice such as potential players coming in, theme nights, promotions, and renovations.  Here’s a recap of this year’s meeting.

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What will head coach Keith McCambridge bring to the Wolf Pack?

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Keith McCambridge will begin his tenure as Hartford Wolf Pack head coach on October 6th at home against the Charlotte Checkers. The Wolf Pack will be looking to bounce back after a dismal 2016-17 season. The returning players, Adam Tambellini, Robin Kovacs, and John Gilmour to name a few, will want the opportunity for growth after struggling last season. Keith McCambridge’s role will be to develop future New York Rangers players and prospects and help get each individual to reach his full potential.

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