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Report: Changes Coming For Rangers’ AHL Squad

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former owner of the Hartford Whalers is expected to announce that he is taking control of the city’s minor league hockey team.

Howard Baldwin has called a news conference for Monday evening with officials from the AHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Hartford Courant reported Sunday that Baldwin plans to change the name of the Rangers affiliate to the Connecticut Whale.

Baldwin runs Whalers Sports & Entertainment which is trying to generate enough support for hockey in Hartford to convince the NHL that the city deserves a team. He has said that increasing attendance at the AHL games is an important part of that plan.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.