Per @CapFriendly, Wolfpack have signed Travis Oleksuk to an AHL contract. Undrafted forward, probably going to be a depth player for them.
So ... Raphy Diaz and jayson Megna successfully pass through waivers to Hartford.
The New York Rangers successfully assigned defenseman Raphael Diaz to the AHL after he was not claimed on waivers.The New York Rangers successfully sent Jayson Megna to the AHL after he cleared waivers on Saturday.
If n ya gots jowls, they might as well be furry ones
RT by Chris Johnston
@BergerNeueLZ: Raphael Diaz will report to Hartford, but his camp plans to ask for a release if he isn't back in the #NHL within one month. #NYR #EVZug
“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”- Malcolm Gladwell
So unless an injury occurs, he's gone within a month. I'm not too upset by that, as it makes Skjei the next guy up.
"Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
- John Tortorella
"I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
- Dean Lombardi
"If someone tells me that I've hurt their feelings, I say, “I'm still waiting to hear what your point is.”"
- Christopher Hitchens
General season preview article from the Hartford Courant can be found here: http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey...009-story.html
Their first game is tonight at 7 against St John's.
I'd love to see the Wolf Pack out here in California, but the AHL schedule doesn't work that way.
Notable stats I saw after the first four games. Team is 3-1-0
Adam Tambellini with 3 points (2 g, 1 a)
Megna, Gibbons and 28 year old Chad Nehring leading the offense otherwise
Hellburg has started all four games and sports a 1.75 GAA and a .947 Sv%
Can anyone comment how the D have been playing? Skjei, Bodie, Andersson, Graves etc
Tambellini with 2 goals already tonight... that's 4 goals and 5 points in 5 games now. I think the biggest question in regards to him was whether he could carry over his game from juniors to professional, and so far it seems like he's doing just that. He could be a sleeper top 6 player for us at some point.
I have him pegged as a middle-6 forward at the top of his potential. I hope he can keep this production up for an entire season and remain consistent. That's usually the struggle for skilled players.
Well, he's certainly not keeping up that production, but 20 goals and 20-30 assists would be a great season for him.
Agreed. That would be a fantastic rookie year for a soon to be 21-year old.
Ryan Graves has had a nice start too... 4 points in 7 games and a +4. Too bad we're stuck with Staal and Girardi for the next half decade
Is there a specific reason there is a Wednesday morning game for the Pack now against the Marlies?
Any updates about diaz? Call up for Stepan?
Lets Go Rangers
Megan will more than likely be the 13th forward and not play unless there's another injury.Shortly after Vigneault said this AM "for now we’re going to stay the same" & make no call-ups, #NYR recall F Jayson Megna from AHL
Diaz has three points in 10 games. The entire Wolfpack have been struggling after a hot start.