Official word on the Kolarik-Ferriero trade; new “Beginnings”


From the NYR:


Send Forward Chad Kolarik to Pittsburgh

NEW YORK, January 24, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Benn Ferriero from Pittsburgh in exchange for forward Chad Kolarik.

Ferriero, 25, has registered four goals and 14 assists for 18 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. He ranks third on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in assists, is tied for fifth on the team in points and ranks second in shots on goal (97). The Boston, Massachusetts native tallied six assists in a seven-game span from October 19 at Springfield to November 2 at Manchester, and registered 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in a 10-game span from November 10 against Portland to December 7 against Hershey.

The 5-11, 195-pounder has skated in 155 career AHL contests over four seasons with the Worcester Sharks and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, registering 48 goals and 73 assists for 121 points, along with 68 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played (58), goals (19), assists (31), points (50), shots on goal (164) and penalty minutes (20) as a rookie during the 2009-10 season.

Originally selected by the Phoenix Coyotes as a seventh round choice (196th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Ferriero signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks on August 23, 2009. He has registered 14 goals and eight assists for 22 points in 92 career NHL contests over three seasons with San Jose. He established a career-high with seven goals in 35 games last season. He made his NHL debut with San Jose on October 1, 2009, at Colorado, and registered his first career point with a goal two days later at Anaheim. Ferriero has also notched one goal in eight career playoff contests with the Sharks.

Kolarik, 26, has registered 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points, along with 38 penalty minutes in 41 games with the Connecticut Whale (AHL) this season. The Abington, Pennsylvania native was acquired by the Rangers from Columbus in exchange for forward Dane Byers on November 11, 2010. He was originally selected by the Phoenix Coyotes as a seventh round choice (199th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.


Also, from MSG:

Season Two of the MSG Original Series “Beginnings” Continues With Three Consecutive Weeks of Episodes Featuring New York Rangers Players:

Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. – Dan Girardi

Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 p.m. – Ryan McDonagh

Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m. – Brad Richards


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  1. who do so many people think a demotion for a young guy means a coach is giving up on him, or is harming him in any way, or doesn’t have the patience for him, or — this is my favorite — that the coach doesn’t know better than we do?

  2. Cross Check Charlie on

    Let’s see Ferreiro…18 points in 34 games….Kolarik…35 points in 41 games.

    Yeah, let’s trade Kolarik.

  3. Up *and* playing, Carp? Are we looking at a fourth line of Rupp-Newbury-Bickel ? Don’t we now have a surplus of Centres?


  4. well, Rupp played with Boyle on third line most of last night, so I’d guess Newbury and Bickel play wings wit Halpern.

  5. Tostitos might have once been the worst player in the league, Carp, but you forget that he has since honed his latent offensive skills in Anglopånsyland. Expect him to replace Hartnell next to Giroux.

  6. Nothing more than another one of those “tweak” moves that never really amount to being of major substance. Kolarik wasn’t going to see time with the club and usually if they do something like this ( same positioned average size late 20s player swap) it means whoever we send packing isn’t someone Torts is high on thus they aren’t going to see time here even if our top 2 RWs are injured.

    On another note- Taylor Pyatt has been a pleasant surprise thus far as far as I’m concerned. He’s Jeff Beukaboom big on the wing and has 2 goals in the first 3 games. thus far he looks like a good fit for this teams style of play and one of those guys most fans wll grow to enjoy having. Once they regain consciousness from that piece of sky that fell and hit them in the heads.

  7. Tony it’s great to hear from you. Haven’t spoken to you since I ditched FB. I hope you’re feeling better and doing well, my friend.

  8. word has it that Halpern has trouble getting a minyan together for the pre-game prayer circle.

  9. A native of Essex, MA, Ferreiro was a Boston Collge teammate of Rangers center Brian Boyle for two years.

    “He can shoot, and he can lay a sneaky hit on you, too,” Boyle said of Ferriero after Thursday’s morning skate in Philadelphia. “I haven’t seen too much of him the past few years, but I know he can play.”

  10. Paul in sunrise on

    The trade seems pretty sinister to me. I can visualize a scenario where kolaric request a trade based on what he perceives to be the depth chart for the big club. Slats says okay and trades him to the penguins and that basically buries him even further on the depth chart.

  11. Stranger Nation on

    …and he can lay a sneaky hit on you, too”

    not sure what that means, but i am sure he can kick Boyle’s assen a fight

  12. Kolarik will probably end up being the latest plug on Crosby’s wing for a bit. Good for at least a couple of goals next time they play the Rangers.

  13. Carp…. As I mentioned here last night during the game, I disagree in your assessment there was improvement in Kreider’s play. He had several opportunities to hammer vulnerable Bruins but clearly failed to finish his check like an NHL player. I’m always concerned when I watch a player with his size and skating ability consistently turn away from or softly glide into contact with a vulnerable opponent. It’s early yes, but it appears he may not possess the mean gene in his game which would be a dang shame. Torts should sit him a couple and have him focus on watching how Callaghan plays the game then give him 5 games to step it up before banishing him to Hartford.

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    Paul, I actually think the Penguins would be an easier place for him to cut his teeth. They are always looking for skilled wingers to play with their top centers. When Pascal Dupuis is a winger for Crosby, you know you can improve there.

  15. Stranger Nation on

    LW3H January 24th, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    When are MSG showing “Beginnings – Mike Rupp”?


  16. Doodie Machetto on

    ilb, I’m not complaining about losing Kolarik, I’m just surprised he didn’t net a better return.

  17. Asham and Pratt showed up for Tort’s dog walk. Nothing like starting off on the right paw!

  18. Doodie Machetto on

    Stranger, definitely on the PP, but usually they keep Malkin and Crosby separate at even strength.

  19. Ferriero just more likely to fill a bottom six role if he’s needed, no? Even if he’s not as good a player in the AHL.

  20. Wicky©Carp jinxed my macbook and bought his from bettman! on

    over under 5 seconds for snozberries first fight tonight?

  21. Wicky©Carp jinxed my macbook and bought his from bettman! on

    I’d like to see both mcilrath and JT miller up with the Rangers by playoff time…not that I think they will be or will be ready by then, just like to see them up here.

  22. Wicky©Carp jinxed my macbook and bought his from bettman! on

    no, not really, we still had weise and snozberries for other teams to pummel in fights (at that time, sadly we only have snozberries left now)

  23. Newbury can’t play wing. I would put him as 4th line Centre and move up Halpern to third line. Why waste our best faceoff guy on a wing?

  24. In ten years, McDonagh, Girardi, Zotts have a chance to be Blueshirt legends. Bickel has a chance to be 36.

  25. the strange thing about trading Kolarik today
    is not only the timing —
    AHL All Star game is this weekend
    but also
    the trade itself
    it’s not as if the Whale is putting the puck in the net
    so getting someone who
    is doing worse than him
    seems odd

  26. another thing on Kolarik trade

    i wonder if these types of transactions
    (including Redden here)
    done by the gm as a “favor”
    to the player’s agent
    in order to gain some “credit”
    for future negotiations
    or assistance in getting a player on your team

  27. lol just had one of those “I love it here” moments. It’s either “trading for star players just proves Sather hasnt learned his lesson” or “who is this nobody?!”..Some fans leave less gray area then critics.

  28. Doodie Machetto on

    “In ten years, McDonagh, Girardi, Zotts have a chance to be Blueshirt legends. Bickel has a chance to be 36.”


  29. Doodie Machetto on

    ilb, yes, he is. But I still would have liked to have seen a better AHL player come the other way, or maybe even a low conditional pick if he resigns with the Pens.

  30. How could they possibly play the Super Bowl in New York if the weather is like this next year? It could never be like the SB spectacle is in the typical warm weather sites

  31. Yea. We might have to have a REAL Super Bowl played in freezing cold weather the way football was meant to be played.

  32. realize this is totally off-topic but Michael Kay has spent most of the last hour trying to prove that Jets fans wouldn’t really care if Darrelle Revis was traded

    have to admire the sheer relentlessness of his arrogance

  33. Got to agree with him. I think Revis _should_ be traded. The Jets have SO many holes on that team and Revis is a piece that could really bring something back. They were like 11th in pass defense without him anyways. And what if he gets on the field and can’t play anymore? Why not trade him now?

  34. you’re not getting Larry Fitzgerald for Darrelle Revis now

    and my comment had nothing to do with whether or not to trade him

  35. Happy for Chad Kolarik, after missing an entire season because of an injury. He came back and didn’t miss a beat. He was doing good things in Hartford, but with the injury and all he really didn’t get chance. Since his come back this season he has been playing the best he has ever played in Hartford. Hopefully he get another chance at the big league. He plays a bit soft though. I don’t know anything about Ferriero, but its a good bet he plays more physical than Kolarik.

  36. Sorry, Lloyd. I guess I would assume that people would care about their Marquis player. So I disagree with Mikey K.

    As a clear thinking human being though, I think trading Revis is a very smart move.

  37. Kay’s point is that Revis isn’t really that big with Jets fans and they’d be fine with losing him. La Greca, who is no MENSA candidate himself, tried to point out that he is at every Jets home game and sees how much love there is for Revis. Kay doesn’t buy it and thinks he’s not that big of a deal.

  38. I’m a jet fan and as far as I’m concerned, trade revis, if not he will become a free agent after next year and the jets will get nothing for him.

  39. I don’t believe they’ll do better than second round picks and that to me seems like a waste of time

  40. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Don’t think so Manny, not yet. Carp hinted at them earlier in the thread, but your guess is as good as mine.

  41. Thanks Kenny. Looking forward to seeing what rolls out there tonight.

    Thanks, LW. Sounds cool. What’s a two-line pass?

  42. Lloyd,
    so don’t trade revis and get nothing for him when he becomes a free agent after next year? That makes no sense.

  43. unfortunately the Jets can’t franchise him because Revis and his angent negotiated to have the jets not be able to franchise him. It’s either Revis walks after next year or they get something for him.

  44. I have a feeling tonight will be nasty, even though usually the ranger/flyer games are nasty anyway but the flyers are a wounded team and haven’t won a gane yet. The rangers better be mentally in this game or it could get ugly.

  45. Carp, you didn’t mention the terrible power play in your notes about last night’s game. That should probably be your number 1 for the rest of the season.

  46. Good evening all! I missed chat….carcillo….but must catch up later at least to see the LW troll!

    Check this out all….for the Feb. 2 game I will be BLogmama from AZ….I’m going to visit Tony!!!!!!!!

  47. Good evening, Carp!

    My Philly friends (Rangers fans, don’t worry) said they heard “Good Feeling” on the drive to the arena. Hope it’s an omen!

  48. Yeah, I know Sally, me too….but I promised a long time ago and got a free flight……you are welcome to join me! Got two double beds so hotel would be free! And it’s going to be warm!!!!!!!

  49. Huh? What set up ilb? I’m hoping to see Little Tony play a game! As Tony says, future Ranger!

  50. People forget Torts was saying the same things about Del Zotto when he was demoted back to AHL as he’s saying with Kreider… I think for tonight it’s sit and watch… Then they’ll decide in the next week wether to keep him up or send him down for a while… Whatever happens I’m cool with it.

    For the person that said every time the Rangers make a transaction you say, “who?” Needs their head examined! Look at the lineup.


  51. Absolutely…..came close enough when he was in hospital in NY….I will allow for shorts though…

  52. LMAO Sally! I gotta share that with Tony! Though the TT cut his B a while ago….yay! Looks great.

  53. if they use more than one Stall it could be Crosby, Stalls, Nash … but i don’t know if there are more than one Stall.

  54. How about this for a fourth line for the Dr. Seuss All Stars? – Mean Joe Greene, Malcolm X, and Jack Ham? “Green X and Ham” line.

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