Monthly Archive for September, 2010

: September, 2010

Jacks/Boots

Unexpected press release led to this conclusion, with help from a couple of sources: Darryl Bootland is on an AHL/CHL two-way contract with the Sound Tigers and Odessa. EDIT: Another source says
Categories: Alumni watch

Day 4: Who are these guys?

Pat Bingham said he’s finally getting a handle on who’s who out there. (That puts him a step ahead of me, but no shock there.) “I had my moment of clarity today — good timing,” he said. That, he

Whale of a tale

From that paper upstate, the new logo in Hartford. Edit: From my e-mail, and shrunken since I’m not bright enough to get it to show up full-sized, here it is: Mitch Beck has a poll on his site asking
Categories: Hartford

They got a system: Day 3

The Big Club finally gets it going tonight in two different time zones; one split squad has Calgary in Sarasota, and the B-squad goes to Fort Lauderdale. Or maybe I’ve misheard. The Sound Tigers,

Wrapping up, Day 2

So a wacky day, both on the Island and in my sinuses. I could do with more consistent weather. Thanks. Apologies for the posting delay. In Shelton, apparently the calmest place in the Islanders’

Livechat, Tuesday, 3 p.m.

We’ll begin the livechats anew. A lot of it will be speculation and innuendo, but hey, what the heck. Be here. Edit: Some technical difficulties, apparently. If the CoverItLive box doesn’t appear
Categories: Chattin' away

One Day Done

“It went according to plan,” Pat Bingham said at the end. “No casualties.” A good first-day skate, a bit more than an hour and a half. Lots of drills on the rush, two-on-ohs, two-on-ones,

Defense deeper, more familiar

The only apparent late addition to the Sound Tigers’ training-camp roster is one of the only two familiar faces: Brett Motherwell. Awaiting firm word on whether it’s an AHL deal or a tryout.
Categories: General

Defense deeper, more familiar

The only apparent late addition to the Sound Tigers’ training-camp roster is one of the only two familiar faces: Brett Motherwell. Awaiting firm word on whether it’s an AHL deal or a tryout.
Categories: Alumni watch, Motherwell

Torn up

Katie Strang’s report that Mark Streit needs rotator-cuff/labrum surgery is obviously a heck of a blow for the Islanders. If the Big Club does find a replacement — off the pile in a tryout, or on