The long week continues

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There’s a seventh game in Portland-Hershey, a series that looked over in the second intermission Monday night. And there’s not even a fifth game in Milwaukee-Grand Rapids, with a team that’s just dominated since its parent club got knocked out. And just when the momentum looked to have swung, Drury’s boys hang on to take […] [Read More]
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Begin the long week

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Springfield announces its coach today. Sounds like we’ll be interested. (Afternoon update: Yup, it’s official. Steve Stirling is the Falcons’ new coach. Good to see him back behind a bench.) Keep them funky nicknames comin’ below. I just remembered another of mine, one that fits my MO pretty well: Victorb Zambrano. It keeps getting truer […] [Read More]
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Give a hoot: Read a book!*

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Since I’ve thrown one down on the comments to the last post… You have any nicknames for people, places or, particularly, players that make absolutely no sense to anyone else? A few years ago, my Dad and I were watching a game… must’ve been a Devils game, because I’m pretty sure Chico Resch was the […] [Read More]
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Boom!

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Ouch. Speaking of Sweden, there’s apparently reports out of Europe that defenseman Johan Halvardsson and the Islanders have agreed to terms. No apparent confirmation from the Isles, but it makes sense: They have until June 1 to sign the 26-year-old, or they lose his rights… Edit to add: Nighthawks reference. Edit edit… Bill at the […] [Read More]
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Things change

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So by now you’ve probably seen the blurb in Tuesday’s paper. Bill McLaughlin won’t be back as the voice of the Sound Tigers in the fall. The backhanded good news is that that’s all. No horror stories. No chilling vision of things to come*. They let him go. Neither side wanted to air it in […] [Read More]
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Nice to be missed…

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Yeesh, take a few days to get back on the horse, and the “where are you”s start! What’s Anon 12:17 gonna do when I go on vacation? (Hi, buddy!!!) Ump: As I go to bed Thursday, I’ve not heard/seen anything concrete about Collins signing in Germany. Wouldn’t be the strangest thing I’ve ever heard, though. […] [Read More]
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Ga-wha?

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Despite that I never like picking teams that have played seven games against teams that won in a sweep, I would totally have called Hershey vs. WBS (or Hershey vs. Bridgeport) a tossup, just like BPT-WBS was. So this all, from afar, amazes me. Almost confounds me. Hershey leads 3-0. Wow. Meantime across the pond, […] [Read More]
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Tomi Boy

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Hat tip to e-mailer TJ, who saw the Frolunda Indians have announced the signing of Tomi Pettinen. I can’t read Swedish, but I have been told it’s a two-year deal with a June 15 NHL out clause… [Read More]
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Big first game

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Sean Bergenheim had the tying goal in Finland’s 5-3 win over Slovenia to open the World Championship. The U.S. beat Norway 3-1. [Read More]
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Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t easy

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