Arrival, departure, retirement

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That’s a successful tryout: ATO playoff hero Marek Hrivik signed with the Rangers. Dany Sabourin back to the Caps/Hershey for another year. Ian Herbers leaves Milwaukee for a Canadian college job. TEAM Old New TEX Jeff Pyle (4/16)  —  SPR Rob Riley (4/16) Brad Larsen (5/21)  BIN Kurt Kleinendorst (5/8)  Luke Richardson (5/23) ADK Joe […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Arrival, departure, retirement

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That’s a successful tryout: ATO playoff hero Marek Hrivik signed with the Rangers. Dany Sabourin back to the Caps/Hershey for another year. Ian Herbers leaves Milwaukee for a Canadian college job. TEAM Old New TEX Jeff Pyle (4/16)  —  SPR Rob Riley (4/16) Brad Larsen (5/21)  BIN Kurt Kleinendorst (5/8)  Luke Richardson (5/23) ADK Joe […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 31, 2002

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This one put the Sound Tigers on the brink. Derek MacKenzie beats Justin Mapletoft cleanly on a faceoff, Brad Tapper deflects in a point shot to break a tie, and the Wolves go on to win on this Friday night, 4-2, at Rosemont. Chicago leads the series 3-1. “In playoff hockey, it’s not usually pretty […] [Read More]

A Long Decade: 10 years ago, May 30, 2002

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — With just about a minute left in regulation Thursday, Matt Higgins’ glove popped off and into the Chicago Wolves’ net. It was the first thing the Bridgeport Sound Tigers put past Pasi Nurminen all night. That was how the Game 3 gamer opened as Bridgeport fell behind in a series for the […] [Read More]

Persson announced, etc.

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The John Person contract became official. Pithy but heartfelt comment via e-mail from signee himself: “It feels great to be a part of the Isles/Bridgeport!” Off his ATO, would imagine the feeling’s mutual. The Marlies’ Matt Frattin, who has a league-leading 10 goals in the playoffs (including the empty-netter to clinch the OKC series and […] [Read More]

Looking ahead

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Teammate tweets pan out… well, eventually. Was told tonight that John Persson and the Islanders have indeed agreed to terms, though he hasn’t technically signed that contract yet. Certainly good to have done, considering how he played here this spring. Meanwhile, at this writing the Memorial Cup final is going to overtime. The tying goal […] [Read More]
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Looking ahead

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Teammate tweets pan out… well, eventually. Was told tonight that John Persson and the Islanders have indeed agreed to terms, though he hasn’t technically signed that contract yet. Certainly good to have done, considering how he played here this spring. Meanwhile, at this writing the Memorial Cup final is going to overtime. The tying goal […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures

Bourque a Bruin (not that one)

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An odd but big AHL trade: pending unrestricted free agent Chris Bourque to Boston for pending restricted free agent Zach Hamill. Tim’s got Bourque and Doug Yingst on the deal. [Read More]
Categories: 'Round the League

A busier hockey night

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On third-period goals from defenseman Simon Gysbers (his first of the playoffs) and Matt Frattin (his 10th, into an empty net) gave Toronto a 3-1 win over Oklahoma City and a berth in the Calder Cup Final. So after a five-game conference final there and a sweep in the East, it’s Admirals-Marlies. The final begins […] [Read More]
Categories: General

A busier hockey night

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On third-period goals from defenseman Simon Gysbers (his first of the playoffs) and Matt Frattin (his 10th, into an empty net) gave Toronto a 3-1 win over Oklahoma City and a berth in the Calder Cup Final. So after a five-game conference final there and a sweep in the East, it’s Admirals-Marlies. The final begins […] [Read More]