Another Penguin promotion

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Standalone table: TEAM Old New SYR* Ross Yates (4/12) Mark Holick (5/21)  HOU Kevin Constantine (4/15) Mike Yeo (6/16) PEO Rick Wamsley (5/6) Jared Bednar (6/15) ROC Benoit Groulx (5/31) Chuck Weber (7/27) MTB Scott Arniel (6/8, CLB head coach) Claude Noel (6/21) HAM Guy Boucher (6/10, TB head coach) Randy Cunneyworth (7/20) LOW/ALB John […] [Read More]
Categories: Coaching Carousel

Witt-less

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The Islanders announced today they’ve put Brendan Witt on waivers. One assumes a buyout, like Joel Rechlicz’s, follows if nothing happens on the wire. Edit: Buyout’s official. [Read More]
Categories: Witt

Broken chocolate

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With thanks to Ray in the comments, Joel Rechlicz signed with Hershey. [Read More]
Categories: Rechlicz

Chuck it all

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Chuck Weber takes over the Amerks. TEAM Old New SYR* Ross Yates (4/12) Mark Holick (5/21)  HOU Kevin Constantine (4/15) Mike Yeo (6/16) PEO Rick Wamsley (5/6) Jared Bednar (6/15) ROC Benoit Groulx (5/31) Chuck Weber (7/27) MTB Scott Arniel (6/8, CLB head coach) Claude Noel (6/21) HAM Guy Boucher (6/10, TB head coach) Randy […] [Read More]
Categories: Coaching Carousel

Light and tumble journey

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As you might have seen earlier today, Kalamazoo is Bridgeport’s new ECHL affiliate. The Wings, playing in an old IHL market, are coached by Nick Bootland, brother of Darryl. [Read More]
Categories: Kalamazoo

Sad day in Bridgeport

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RIP, Lieutenant Steven Velasquez and Firefighter Michel Baik. It appears Lt. Velasquez played for the fire department hockey team at least once at Harbor Yard. [Read More]
Categories: RIP

Thank you and good night

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When we add rows to this chart this late in the summer, it’s usually because someone got a nice promotion (or at least the guy getting whacked actually got whacked earlier). The Yzerman/BriseBois regime in Tampa Bay changed that up today: TEAM Old New SYR* Ross Yates (4/12) Mark Holick (5/21)  HOU Kevin Constantine (4/15) […] [Read More]

Emergency white-out

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We’re here tonight mostly to link to old maps* for this, sent along by former Admirals beat writer Tris Wykes: A Manitoba man called 911 to demand that someone… Nah, go and read it. Too good. (“He had apparently been drinking.” Ya think?) Serious note: RIP, Clint Hartung. *-Though I really, really liked this Bridgeport […] [Read More]
Categories: RIP

Bentivoglio to Germany

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As noted in comments, Sean Bentivoglio signed with Augsburg, joining sometime linemate Mike Radja over there (along with, among others, Barry Tallackson, Jon D’Aversa, Noah Clarke, Jonathan Paiement and Kyle Wanvig). They will have a lot of joy in it, their coach is absolutely convinced. [Read More]

Geography notes

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Have surely plugged this way too much on Twitter and elsewhere, but finding this map when looking for something else? Breathtaking. If that’s not where you’re from, there are 22,000 other files on that site. I’m still poking around. Some neat old Connecticut maps linked from Twitter. (If you’re trying to follow political boundaries, this […] [Read More]
Categories: Rampant nostalgia, RIP