Just deserts

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Starting point, maybe. (Precisely one point, after all.) They did, as Scott Pellerin said, “do a lot of good things. I can only say so much. … We’ve got to find a way to get through, find a ways to be accountable to each other.” For two periods, they were outstanding. For the first, especially, […] [Read More]

Back from break

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(And not just Colby Cohen) Bridgeport looks pretty much like it did last night, so that’s a good start. No Johan Sundstrom, but Matt Watkins apparently returns at full strength. Kirill Kabanov on home ice for just the second time. Providence has one to scratch. Looks like Tommy Cross, as was foretold by Mark Divver […] [Read More]

Unclear Day

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Wondering how Clear Day was going to work with the late NHL trade deadline? Well, reports Tim Leone, Hershey president Doug Yingst says it won’t, really: Yingst says there will be an AHL trade deadline April 10, taking that half of Clear Day, and teams will submit a playoff roster at the end of the […] [Read More]

“How did 64 get into it?”: All-star liveblog

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Thoughts here and there on the all-star game… –To me the most interesting thing out of the State of the League presser this morning: Dave Andrews said the league is willing to work with the NHL’s west-coast teams on putting AHL teams out there, for travel savings and ease of call-up. They’re putting together a […] [Read More]

All-star fun, Day 1

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Sorry for the lack of contact; wireless was spotty earlier. As tweeted, nothing all that thrilling from the local perspective. Matt Donovan salvaged an OK first hardest-shot with a 98.1 on his second. Nino Niederreiter went 4-for-7 in the accuracy contest. The Rumored Conference trailed all night long until their last two shooters in the […] [Read More]
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Norfolk Liveblog 2: all-star break edition

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Pete Michaud once again on Norfolk’s broadcast. Following Twitter reports from Jamie, Pete, the Ads’ official feed and their play-by-play account. The box will be here. It’s a 7:15 start. Pete will be on at 7, with warmup a bit earlier. Back in a bit. @sporkabella congrats buddy! Hope you sent a gift basket to […] [Read More]

Saturday morning notes

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A few bits for a Saturday morning when the team’s hundreds of miles away: –The AHL announced its all-star starters, and a quarter of them are local: Nino Niederreiter and Matt Donovan in the East; Milford/Fairfield Prep/Yale/everywhere else’s Mark Arcobello for the Rumored Conference. Here’s TV info again if you need it. –St. John’s announced […] [Read More]

Norfolk off the radio 1

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A scheduled 7:30 start in Norfolk, where apparently the weather’s bad enough for them to send out the “yes, we’re playing tonight” press release this afternoon. We’ll as usual have Pete Michaud up on Norfolk’s broadcast. Following Twitter reports from Jamie, Pete, the Ads’ official feed and their play-by-play account. Jamie’s tweets earlier today indicate […] [Read More]

Going where it’s warm(er)

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It’s 20 here; it’s 28 in Norfolk. Fair trade; I’ll take it. (Looks like they’re right about on that snow/rain/ice line for tomorrow. It’ll be 40 there by Saturday, though. Where do we sign?) The Sound Tigers are already on the bus in that direction, though they’re reportedly going without Johan Sundstrom or Max MacKay. […] [Read More]

Still here

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Same cast of characters at Wonderland today as yesterday, with Matt Watkins still in red; he’ll make the trip and see how he is day-by-day. Scott Pellerin said Johan Sundstrom had a workout scheduled today back at Harbor Yard, and they planned to see how he’d done with that before making a decision on whether […] [Read More]