Cam Talbot, JT Miller welcome to the New York Rangers! Sure, JT you’ve been here before, played a few regular season games, but now you have the ability to really shine, as your offensive talents is greatly needed. Cam, you on the other hand, become the new backup to Henrik Lundqvist. No pressure!
Last week, the Hartford Wolfpack swept their home and home series against the Adirondack , and overall are now 3-0-1 for the year.
Miller would add goals 3, 4 for the season as he picked up one goal in each game during the weekend. Also grabbing goals for the Pack, were Chris Kreider, Dylan McIlrath, Danny Kristo, Tommy Hughes and Brodie Dupont. Kreider had a busy weekend, scoring the goal, but also getting 2 minute penalty during Saturday’s game for slashing and then followed up with a 10 minute misconduct for abuse of an official. Not sure if that was in the game plan of AV and the staff up in New York for him to be abusive towards the guys in stripes, but sure is a side of Kreider that we haven’t seen yet.
Miller and Kreider have been the two talked about players in Hartford due to them being under the microscope for being the two that might see time in the big club sooner rather than later. Miller gets his wish, and should be inserted to the lineup for Wednesday game against Washington. As for Kreider, he more time to adjust to the system down in Hartford, something that he’s been flourishing in.
Jason Missiaen is now the guy for the Hartford Wolfpack expected to start the two weekend games against Manchester and Portland. According to the talent analysis on Hockey’s Future, they say that Missiaen is a very large athletic goaltender (6’8″, 215lbs) with good lateral movement. He spent last year splitting time between the Whale and the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. During the playoffs last year, Missiaen was called up as the teams third goaltender, while Talbot was dealing with injury.
The Wolfpack have three games in store for them as on Friday they’re home against Hersey before playing the Portland Pirates in Portland, Maine on Saturday, then following up back home against the Pirates on Wednesday.