Inside jokes, virus-style

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This is what I get for talking to security guards. And Koalska. All is supposedly status quo at the moment. And we might get some answers tomorrow. Bonus content part 1, nothing of significance but something that struck me funny… Check out the dates and stats on these two scoring streaks, the first of which […] [Read More]
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“It thinks it’s people”

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"It thinks it's people"

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In the ongoing quest for a Simpsons quote for all situations, I use the above one occasionally*. It probably doesn’t sound flattering, but I tend to mean it fondly, because it applies to my own brand of hockey from age 17 on, too: I use it on a player who’s normally not involved in the […] [Read More]
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Du gamla, Du fria, Du fj�llh�ga nord

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Well that’ll exorcise some demons, eh? It almost seems unfair that Finland can play so well, stun the world throughout this tournament, lose its first game and go back to the real world in second. Still, this Swedish team earned the gold. Great finish, too: Lidstrom wins the game in the first minute of the […] [Read More]
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Eight and Hoberg

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In all, Bridgeport and Lowell played 480 minutes, 17 seconds this season. Lowell led for just 18:29. The teams were tied for only 124:50. That’s freaky. A huge special-teams effort in the second period. Rob Collins got lucky (so he says; he wasn’t even going to go for the puck at first) and took the […] [Read More]
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Arrivals downstairs, departures upstairs

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Tomorrow’s stories will be a lot of ins and outs, so here’s a sneak preview… IN: Tomi Pettinen from the Islanders, who was at practice today. Mark Lee from Trenton, who was not. Probably Rob Collins (the better bet) and Jeff Hamilton. OUT: The three guys up to the Isles last night, Bouchard, Smith and […] [Read More]
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Four on the floor

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Trivia time: 1) Sean Bergenheim’s was the third natural hat trick in Sound Tigers history. Who had the other two? 2) Who else has scored four in a game for Bridgeport? Answer to 1 below. Answer to 2: Trick question. This was it. While banging in second edition’s story tonight, I thought back to that […] [Read More]
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Heightened awareness

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(BTW, the no-real-news news is on the comments of the previous post.) Got this press release from Danbury today (trimming sponsorship details and some boilerplate): NEW YORK WOMAN SUITS UP FOR TRASHERS Colon Cancer Survivor Molly McMaster To Play On March 1 Molly McMaster, 29, of Wilton, NY, is making history during March as she […] [Read More]
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Captain Courageous

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By far the best thing about today’s game came afterward. There was a crowd around the coaches’ offices as I was about to leave the dressing room. And for good reason. Kevin Colley had stopped by after the game for a visit. The captain looked good. Just talked to him briefly; exchanging hellos and passing […] [Read More]
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Big game hunter

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Cute stuff in the morning story from Dieter Kochan, whose journey back to Bridgeport took him from Russia to a Russian hospital to home to Portland. He was good. He was typical. Bridgeport wishes it had tested him more, but the Sound Tigers needed to be better with the puck. Too many mistakes at bad […] [Read More]
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