Group I Players/Group II Players: Thursday notes

Feel like trying to read the tea leaves? Here’s how the groups were broken up today, though if they knew whether one group or the other is playing Saturday up here, it wasn’t readily available (pairs

Defensive depth: Wednesday notes

A conceivably big signing for Bridgeport: veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Obviously that’s not a signing for Bridgeport, but it adds a body to the New York Islanders’ mix on defense. The Big

Debut win: Monday notes

The Big Club opened its exhibition season with a win over a Flyers split-squad team in Brooklyn tonight; Josh Ho-Sang scored a reported beauty, Michael Dal Colle got an empty-netter, and two guys

Welp, back to work: Weekend notes

Some vacations are better than others. This one, we’ll leave it alone. Stuff happens, yeah? Anyway. Senators to Belleville will reportedly be announced Monday, leaving Binghamton in the market for a

RIP, Dick Ernst

When Jack Capuano became Sound Tigers head coach for real in the spring of 2007, I did a long feature on him, tried to dig deep. I don’t think it made the final story, but we talked about his

SHU announcement due: Late Sunday notes

Edit, 11:40 a.m.: here’s the official announcement. While we’re here, the Islanders also invited Colin Markison and Tanner Fritz to training camp. The league spilled their beans about 10 days ago, but

Rookie camped/World Cup at last

Dropped in on rookie camp this morning on the Island. Best shape of their lives, etc. Seriously, good to see some of the guys and the staff again. A couple of weeks until they show up here. Gathered a

Markison finally back

It’d become the worst-kept secret: Colin Markison returns on a one-year AHL deal. Impressed in an energy/penalty-kill role last year. …. RIP, Pavel Lainka.