Cutdown

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So the Islanders have sent Greg Moore and Trevor Smith to the Sound Tigers while returning Calvin de Haan to Oshawa. That sets the defense up there, though it leaves 17 forwards, including the injured Weight, Nielsen and Reich. But that’s a question for down the road. Down here, everyone except Mark Flood was on […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Moore, Smith

Typical

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So the Islanders finish up the preseason with a loss and three majors for Joel Rechlicz, and Jeremy Reich broke his left wrist in a fight. Yes, it’s not even this year yet, and it’s that kind of year. Carolina assigned Rob Hennigar to the ECHL. The Devils waived Jay Leach and Tim Sestito. (Greg […] [Read More]

As seen perhaps through fog

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Better photos will appear, but here’s a first attempted look at the new Sound Tigers sweaters on Pascal Morency and Mark Wotton: Let me stress this was not a staff photo. (I’m available for office picnics, other people’s parents’ plays and other events you don’t want to remember clearly.) Morency was wearing a replica jersey, […] [Read More]

Staking claim

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Just about status quo here this morning, but not so much on the Island, where Rob Schremp is on his way. So competition just got a little tighter for the last couple of forward spots up there — and maybe, ultimately, down here, too. The assumption is that the last wave comes Wednesday. Greg Mauldin […] [Read More]
Categories: Flood, Mauldin, Transactions

Fun ‘n’ games

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It’s that kind of fall (again): Greg Mauldin left practice about halfway through after tweaking something; “lower body” was the only report. Anton Klementiev departed early, too, though it wasn’t clear if that was injury-related or not. Mark Flood (lower body) remains out, but everyone else skated, which brings us to that annual exercise: Even […] [Read More]

Fun ‘n’ games

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It’s that kind of fall (again): Greg Mauldin left practice about halfway through after tweaking something; “lower body” was the only report. Anton Klementiev departed early, too, though it wasn’t clear if that was injury-related or not. Mark Flood (lower body) remains out, but everyone else skated, which brings us to that annual exercise: Even […] [Read More]

Fun 'n' games

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It’s that kind of fall (again): Greg Mauldin left practice about halfway through after tweaking something; “lower body” was the only report. Anton Klementiev departed early, too, though it wasn’t clear if that was injury-related or not. Mark Flood (lower body) remains out, but everyone else skated, which brings us to that annual exercise: Even […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Sunday Night Links

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Our friend Phil Janack was let go by his paper. He’s blogging on his own for now. Hopefully someone hires him soon. The Oilers sent Kip Brennan and Rob Schremp to the Falcons. So now we see about that whole “Isles might claim him on waivers” thing. The Devils sent Ben Walter down. Jaime Sifers […] [Read More]

Gannon, Sixsmith survive

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Healey and Sellars were released; Nikiforov won’t stick around either, though I’m not positive where he’s headed. Jason Dale is going to Utah. Otherwise, the Odessa guys were sent back to Odessa, the Utah guys were sent back to Utah. So unless I’m forgetting something, that leaves something like: Forwards — Sean Bentivoglio, Justin DiBenedetto, […] [Read More]
Categories: Gannon, Sixsmith

Deep cuts

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Well, the kids made their cases. Of the 18 skaters, 14 played for the second night in a row, and they put together a 3-2 win Saturday night. It appears that most of them won’t be around for long — official cuts come down Sunday, though some long faces appeared Saturday night amid several meetings […] [Read More]