Promising Sea Dogs

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Peter Mannino returns to Harbor Yard in net for the Pirates, who’re in a dogfight (sea battle?) for a playoff spot. They’re two points behind the seventh-place Crunch. Albany’s a point behind them. This thing could take until the last day of the year. Same thing in the Northeast Division, of course, and those teams […] [Read More]

Ever closer

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You add David Ullstrom back into the mix, that lineup gets a heck of a lot deeper. If he’d like to score a couple of goals while he’s here, all the better. “I’m excited,” Ullstrom said. “The boys are unbelievable. The team effort they put in every night is unbelievable. … We went on a […] [Read More]

Reunion

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Micheal Haley turned 26 today. It’s an irregular tradition for players to score goals on their birthdays. Just a warning. Haley appears reunited with David Ullstrom and Kael Mouillierat on a line that was pretty good together when the team was rolling. One to scratch both ways, and it looked like Oleksy and Blomqvist. BRIDGEPORT […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Reunion

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Micheal Haley turned 26 today. It’s an irregular tradition for players to score goals on their birthdays. Just a warning. Haley appears reunited with David Ullstrom and Kael Mouillierat on a line that was pretty good together when the team was rolling. One to scratch both ways, and it looked like Oleksy and Blomqvist. BRIDGEPORT […] [Read More]
Categories: Haley, Pregame, Springfield

Ullstrom back (edit: Sinkewich suspended)

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While the Sound Tigers were on the ice this morning, the Islanders sent them back David Ullstrom. Obviously a boost in several situations. (And obviously he could go back up if they need him over the last 10 days.) Edit: In the afternoon, the AHL suspended Russ Sinkewich one game for his check-to-the-head minor against […] [Read More]
Categories: Sinkewich, Ullstrom

Facts that probably amuse only me

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Imagine that the AHL hadn’t realigned radically; say it had only swapped Charlotte to the Rumored Conference (put it wherever you’d like) and moved St. John’s to the Atlantic. ATLANTIC Pts St. John’s 86 Bridgeport 77 Connecticut 77 Manchester 73 Portland 70 Providence 69 Springfield 68 Worcester 67     EAST Pts x-Norfolk 99 Hershey […] [Read More]

Taking the option

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Edit: The Islanders did call up Kevin Poulin after 5 p.m. today. Nothing further from this side yet. Edit2: Arthur Staple tweets that the Islanders will sign veteran John Grahame, who’d been coaching this year, which should (if nothing else changes in the meantime) allow them to get Poulin back here before the Sound Tigers […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Taking the option

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Edit: The Islanders did call up Kevin Poulin after 5 p.m. today. Nothing further from this side yet. Edit2: Arthur Staple tweets that the Islanders will sign veteran John Grahame, who’d been coaching this year, which should (if nothing else changes in the meantime) allow them to get Poulin back here before the Sound Tigers […] [Read More]

‘What just happened here,’ Vol. … 867?

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“Give Worcester credit,” Brent Thompson said. “They threw everything at us.” “The first period, there’s no excuse,” Justin DiBenedetto said. They didn’t get a lot of bounces, he said, but “we were sloppy.” And then this happened. I mean, if you turned this game off in disgust at 4-1, you’ve got to be excused. This […] [Read More]

‘What just happened here,’ Vol. … 867?

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“Give Worcester credit,” Brent Thompson said. “They threw everything at us.” “The first period, there’s no excuse,” Justin DiBenedetto said. They didn’t get a lot of bounces, he said, but “we were sloppy.” And then this happened. I mean, if you turned this game off in disgust at 4-1, you’ve got to be excused. This […] [Read More]