Who are these… oh, wait: Wednesday notes

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A different-looking Bridgeport team than we remember. Halmo with Langkow and Vaughan. Diamond with Holmstrom and Harris. Mangene alongside Gallant. Sundstrom with Antipin and Bruton. Donovan. Mayfield. It’s almost like a midseason practice. Almost. “There’s still guys like Hickman, Antipin, Holmstrom, Crus Rydberg, Harris, all the young defensemen,” Scott Pellerin said. “We’re still teaching the […] [Read More]

They belong to the World: off-day notes

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The United States team that’ll seek our first non-Olympic world championship since 1933 will include Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. The tournament’s in Belarus beginning May 9, and Peter Laviolette was named coach of the team earlier in the day. The Flyers were busy, signing Andrew MacDonald to a massive contract […] [Read More]

Stockton playoff roster/Heat leaving

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The Stockton Thunder, proud affiliate of the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, announced their playoff roster. It includes some of each. It has 20 players now (including one in reserve), and the Thunder can add three more over the course of the playoffs from its list of also-eligible players. And that list of […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business, Stockton

Execution: Adirondack postgame

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For the first time in a while, Scott Pellerin sounded disappointed. Still outmanned, still outgunned, but lamenting a few things that could’ve made a difference. “When you get to certain moments in a game,” Pellerin said, “when you have a four-minute power play, a scoring chance in the slot, and miss. You have opportunities to […] [Read More]

Welcome to Pulock: Adirondack pregame

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Obviously the whole “Foam” thing was a ruse to get Ryan Pulock a home game. A sop for the fans who suffered all year. (Or something.) Pulock arrived in time for this morning’s team picture and will make his pro debut tonight against Adirondack. The AHL return of John Persson follows a flurry-of-transactions day. If […] [Read More]

Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards 2014

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(Should really have posted this over the weekend. Including newbie Ryan Pulock, who’s in town, you guys have 65 candidates to sort through. And counting.) It’s time once again to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria, ’cause he’s your favorite) […] [Read More]

Springfield postgame: I mean, come on

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Seriously. “We had a couple of mistakes on the penalty kill that cost us,” Scott Pellerin said. “It’s going to happen in a game. We had some other opportunities to finish, to get two points; 5.4 seconds away from getting a point? Come on.” No way: That’s what I said. He’s frustrated, and it’s hard […] [Read More]

Where are they now: Springfield pregame

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As the Big Club wraps things up today: Opening-day Sound Tigers, where they are now: NYI: 10 BST: 7 STK: 4 Traded: 3 Sweden: 1 Players on NHL contracts on each roster now:: NYI: 30 BST: 8 STK: 3 (Junior: 2/Sweden: 2) Players on NYI/BST full-season NHL/AHL contracts: BST: 10 STK: 11 So here we […] [Read More]