The name, a new logo and uniforms are expected to be in place by Feb. 19, when the Whale face the Providence Bruins.
Thanks to The NYR Blog for the link & @MotherPucker for the image above
Originally posted 8/5/10:
According to Howlings, a reliable blog covering the Hartford Wolf Pack
There's more information about the ownership change and the push for the name change here and here
I'd imagine that the reason the team will become the Connecticut Whalers instead of the former "Hartford Whalers" is beceause of naming rights issues. I'll also assume that the logo will not resemble the old Whalers logo above.