Buying out, selling up, going home

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A little less than 24 hours to the opening of free agency, unless you’re a 22-year-old-next-week college defenseman*. Mike Heika reports that Dallas plans to buy out Eric Godard’s second year. Bob McKenzie just tweeted that the Leafs are buying out Colby Armstrong. Edit: And Oskars Bartulis and Eric Boulton as well. Some other accumulated […] [Read More]

Instant replay/looking forward

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After the test here during the second half, the AHL has adopted that video review system for the upcoming year. The various postgameblogs that dealt with Bridgeport’s replay test are assembled here. The league will also spend five weeks testing a version of no-touch icing. I obsessed probably too much about it on Twitter today, […] [Read More]
Categories: Futures, Rulebook

Thompson called up

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The coaches’ room at Iceworks in Syosset, N.Y., has a lock on it; you have to punch a code to get in. Brent Thompson couldn’t get himself in a couple of times yesterday. He’ll have to learn that code soon. The Islanders made it official today that Thompson is now an Islanders assistant. Bridgeport is […] [Read More]
Categories: Coaching Carousel

Change in Hartford

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The big news is upstate today: Howard Baldwin is indeed out at the Whale. Paul says AEG may take them over; I’d heard maybe the Rangers. Either way, last season of their lease. Spent a little time at minicamp today, sandwiched between hitting, I have to think, every conceivable bit of traffic in the metropolitan […] [Read More]

Southern Connecticut, etc.

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The Islanders’ kiddie campers hit the ice Tuesday morning, and it appears they’ll do so with a few locals: West Haven’s Mike Pereira of UMass (Joe, here a couple of springs ago, is his older brother); Hamden’s Patrick MacGregor of BU; and Trumbull’s Alex Vazzano, who recently transfered to Sacred Heart. Jeff Blashill is the […] [Read More]

Chicken Tenders ’12: Non-tendered unrestricteds

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We try this every year, and every year I lose interest eventually. (Golf often has something to do with it.) Let’s give it one more go. Just trying to compile a good list of those players who’ll become unrestricted free agents on Sunday because their teams didn’t tender them qualifying offers by Monday at 5. […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business

Chicken Tenders ’12: Non-tendered unrestricteds

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We try this every year, and every year I lose interest eventually. (Golf often has something to do with it.) Let’s give it one more go. Just trying to compile a good list of those players who’ll become unrestricted free agents on Sunday because their teams didn’t tender them qualifying offers by Monday at 5. […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business

Chicken Tenders '12: Non-tendered unrestricteds

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We try this every year, and every year I lose interest eventually. (Golf often has something to do with it.) Let’s give it one more go. Just trying to compile a good list of those players who’ll become unrestricted free agents on Sunday because their teams didn’t tender them qualifying offers by Monday at 5. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Chicken Tenders '12: Non-tendered unrestricteds

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We try this every year, and every year I lose interest eventually. (Golf often has something to do with it.) Let’s give it one more go. Just trying to compile a good list of those players who’ll become unrestricted free agents on Sunday because their teams didn’t tender them qualifying offers by Monday at 5. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Qualifications

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The Islanders announced that they’ve tendered qualifying offers to eight players today. Matt Martin’s been gone from here awhile, so the seven that matter include three who were here at the end of last year: Sean Backman, Ty Wishart and Tomas Marcinko. The other four are Mikko Koskinen, who finished last year in Finland; and […] [Read More]