New guy!

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Matt Donovan joined the optional practice in progress, putting all 10 ATO players on the ice at the same time. A few familiar faces here for him, which he figures will help. Only three non-ATOs on the ice: Romano, DiBenedetto and Marcinko. DiBenedetto and Marcinko both said they’re feeling better; no guarantee on them for […] [Read More]

Speaking of 10: Portland liveblog

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The funky 6:30 start means that warmups are under way as we type. Koskinen vs. Leggio, Jamie tweets. Last meeting of 10. Portland leads 5-4. We’ll be listening to the Pirates’ feed, unless it turns out Phil sneaked up there. The box score will be here. Two referees: Ian Croft and Terry Koharski. Good news […] [Read More]

That’s 10/Rakhshani all-rookie (updated)

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Three more players have signed amateur tryouts today, although one is, with all due respect, a little more interesting. Matt Donovan left Denver after his sophomore season and signed his entry-level deal to begin next season. Donovan, a lefty defenseman, doesn’t turn 21 until May. Out of 13 players in that 2008 draft, the Islanders […] [Read More]

That’s 10/Rakhshani all-rookie (updated)

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Three more players have signed amateur tryouts today, although one is, with all due respect, a little more interesting. Matt Donovan left Denver after his sophomore season and signed his entry-level deal to begin next season. Donovan, a lefty defenseman, doesn’t turn 21 until May. Out of 13 players in that 2008 draft, the Islanders […] [Read More]

That's 10/Rakhshani all-rookie (updated)

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Three more players have signed amateur tryouts today, although one is, with all due respect, a little more interesting. Matt Donovan left Denver after his sophomore season and signed his entry-level deal to begin next season. Donovan, a lefty defenseman, doesn’t turn 21 until May. Out of 13 players in that 2008 draft, the Islanders […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Off to Newark

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Hadda run out tonight* after writing the daily feature, and moments after I left, the Islanders got around to announcing that Dylan Reese and Mark Katic got called up. With Dustin Kohn and Anton Klementyev out and everybody else up top, the only other defenseman in the organization with an NHL contract for this season […] [Read More]

Chat Wednesday 1:30

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Team is practicing in the morning, so we’ll see which of the walking wounded give it a go. Edit: In addition to what’s in the chat — and nothing official yet on call-ups — Al Montoya signed a one-year (and per Katie Strang, one-way) extension, making much of the last quarter of the chat obsolete. […] [Read More]

A lonely number

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One long shift turned into a wide-open game-winner. One more minute turned into a two-goal lead. An empty-net goal from the other side of the rink put it away. One little broken-play power-play goal was the difference for over 40 minutes. Bridgeport tied it on one nice setup and one nice shot. That was the […] [Read More]
Categories: Postgame, RIP, Romano, Syracuse

Second attempt

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Players have been all over those trouble spots with neither incident nor seeming concern. Looks like a normal game. Except that it’s a quarter to one and there’s like 50 people here. Stuff happens. The same 18 Sound Tigers and 19 Crunch players showed up for warmup, with the same apparent starting goalies. Syracuse never […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Syracuse

Sometimes it rains

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The markings on the ice for the NCAA tournament were painted over the Sound Tigers’ markings, with more ice on top of that for the college games. After Yale and Duluth finished up last night, that ice and paint had to come up. Most of it did. Some of it didn’t. Digging up what didn’t […] [Read More]
Categories: Ppd., Syracuse