What a moose, what a moose*

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From the box score, I’m disappointed to have missed Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final. Moose go up 3-1, fail on a penalty shot that would have made it 4-1, blow the lead and trail going to the final 4:30, get a five-on-three and score to tie it with 1:16 to go… …and then […] [Read More]
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Sertich to Croatia

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Official announcement here, complete with funky music. That team has apparently just recently joined the Austrian League. [Read More]
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Haley, Morency returning

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The team has announced that Micheal Haley has an NHL contract for next year (two-way), and Pascal Morency is coming back on another AHL deal. Edit: Thanks to the birdie who points out that Haley, signing at 23, probably signed for two years. [Read More]
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Job No. 95 is elsewhere

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As just about everybody guessed, Bridgeport’s PR guru, Kimber Auerbach, will replace Corey Witt on the Island. Four years is a long time to have to take the beat writer’s guff (especially since it was incoherent for a year or two). Hope Logan goes easier on him. [Read More]
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Best and worst

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So it’s Hershey (minus Keith Aucoin for the time being) against Manitoba for the Calder Cup, beginning Saturday in Winnipeg. Elite Prospects points out that Rauman Lukko says it has signed Kurtis McLean (apparently; can’t read Finnish), which would mark the first semi-official departure. That team includes Tomi Pettinen, recent signee Jakub Petruzalek, and a […] [Read More]
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Going on elsewhere

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(Not counting the Mets and Sox tonight) Friday night’s games look like a couple of good ones. The Bruins go up 3-0, then 4-2, then lose to the Bears, 6-4. Then Houston leads Manitoba 3-0, the Moose get one back, then score two in the final 42 seconds to tie it. It’s not until 24:19 […] [Read More]
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Happy anniversary

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From the league’s “Morning Skate”: May 22, 2002 – Raffi Torres breaks a scoreless tie with 1:27 left in regulation and Rick DiPietro posts the fifth Game 7 shutout in AHL history as Bridgeport advances to the Calder Cup Finals with a 3-0 win over Hamilton. That has stopped feeling like yesterday and now feels […] [Read More]
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Good things happen to… wait.

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The Islanders have let go of Corey Witt, one of the good guys on their PR staff. And while the chalk says this means good things for another good guy we know well — if so, here’s hoping he either has about 95 fewer jobs to do up there, or at least they pay him […] [Read More]
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Home opener: Oct. 3

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(The 58th anniversary of… and the 10th anniversary of… oh, sorry, wrong sport.) That’s a Saturday. Five other home dates, with times and opponents TBA: Friday, Nov. 27 (day after Thanksgiving); Sunday, Nov. 29; Saturday, Dec. 26; Saturday, Jan. 9; Sunday, Jan. 17. [Read More]
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Inexact science

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We have been tearing the house apart lately*, and one of the things that came down from the attic Sunday was the 1989 Hockey News draft preview. Fascinating stuff. Especially since it’s one of those drafts that goes to my theories about the draft itself (as I may have mentioned). And it’s of a time, […] [Read More]
Categories: Inexact Science