Jeff Jacobs at CTnow.com reports that today at 5pm the Whalers Sports & Entertainment will assume control of the Hartford Wolfpack and rename the team the Connecticut Whale...
"Based on internal discussions and significant feedback from both Whalers fans and Wolf Pack fans, we've chosen a name that touches on our past but also signifies this new era in Hartford hockey," one source close to former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin said. "Fans have always referred to the Hartford Whalers as the 'The Whale,' so it's a very familiar name."
...to be honest there are rumors that the Rangers may be changing AHL affiliates anyway so I don't really care. And even if they don't, changing the name won't help or hurt the Rangers prospects play so again I could care less.
...the one thing I do love about the name "The Whale" is it reminds me of this quote from Bodie in Mall Rats:
“Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, ‘the Whale,’ they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.”
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