Assortment to end Tuesday

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So let’s see, June 1. Junior kids from two years ago have to be signed; that’s taken care of. (So do kids who leave college after three seasons but four years after they were drafted; thanks for the CBA lessons, boys.) Start of the high school lacrosse state tournament; that’s important. Stanley Cup Final begins; […] [Read More]

Cizikas signs

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The Islanders announced Casey Cizikas’ signing. He most likely starts here. [Read More]
Categories: Cizikas, Futures

Winnipeg gone…

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…because they’re back in The Show (and selling season tickets, as hard as they can). The AHL released this statement congratulating Mark Chipman, et al, for bringing the NHL back to Winnipeg. Chipman has been a big part of the leadership of the AHL; as Dave Andrews’ statement mentions, it’s 10 years ago this week […] [Read More]

Welcome to the Maritimes

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Casey Cizikas had an assist on his team’s only goal, but Saint John won the Memorial Cup with a 3-1 win tonight in Mississauga, Ontario. The Islanders’ rights to Cizikas expire Wednesday. Have heard nothing to think he won’t be here next year. Meanwhile, a lovely night tonight in Shelton. Until what from all accounts […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures

Final tied up

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Jim O’Brien scores in overtime, sending Binghamton back home with a split of the first two games at Houston in the final. The teams had traded goals in the first five minutes, then played 60-plus without a goal, despite penalties late in regulation and early in overtime. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday in Binghamton. That was the […] [Read More]

BSG joins BFG

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Beating the clock and adding further goaltending depth, the Islanders signed Anders Nilsson to an entry-level deal. Casey Cizikas, Jason Gregoire and Blake Kessel have to be signed* by Wednesday, or the Islanders will lose their rights. The Big Club has 31 NHL contracts now for next year: six goalies, 11 defensemen, 14 forwards. In […] [Read More]

Thursday notes: Weight, Sifers, etc.

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Tip of cap to Doug Weight, a great American hockey player. Noted a little late tonight: Stratford’s Jaime Sifers (translated) to Mannheim. Calder Cup Final begins Friday. Still think the numbers lean toward Binghamton. Six or seven. Nick Bootland got a two-year contract extension from Kalamazoo. New York Magazine on the Mets’ new minority owner […] [Read More]

Five years for Okposo

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Kyle Okposo is sticking around for five more years. Thursday might not be a bad day to put a different letter on him, no? Chris Roy points out this CBC story that adds one more layer of intrigue to the Atlanta/Winnipeg/St.John’s rotation Craig Custance got the Group II compensation chart for restricted free agents, and […] [Read More]

Aeros-Senators

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South Windsor’s Jon DiSalvatore slid to the front of the net to poke home the winner with 1:13 left in regulation, and Houston is on to the Calder Cup Final with a 4-3 win over Hamilton on Tuesday in Texas. The schedule for the final round, from the league: Game 1 – Friday – Binghamton […] [Read More]

Kessel run

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New Hampshire announced this afternoon that Blake Kessel is leaving school to turn pro. At first blush, the situation is like Jason Gregoire’s: another 2007 draft pick who played one year of junior and three years of college, under the CBA, he could become an unrestricted free agent. We’ll see where this goes. [Read More]
Categories: General