Ever closer (to something)

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The Sound Tigers welcomed a group of youngsters from St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services today, which is always neat. As they did last year, a bunch of players stayed afterward to take a bunch of the kids around the ice. The kids got to see 24 players practice, including Johan Sundstrom, back in a full-contact […] [Read More]

News before practice

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Day begins with a change of forwards: Bridgeport sends Max MacKay to Wheeling and signs Las Vegas forward Adam Huxley to a PTO. Huxley’s numbers suggest he may help fill Brett Gallant’s role for as long as Gallant is out. For MacKay, presumably, it’s a chance to play regularly. More in a few hours. [Read More]
Categories: Huxley, MacKay

Midweek, no game (edit: Jackson signs)

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Edit: Strike the last PTO from the list. His 25 games were scheduled to be up Sunday, but Dallas Jackson has signed an AHL SPC for the rest of the year, according to the AHL’s transactions. Got a few minutes with Rick DiPietro this afternoon; story online at some point. He and Kenny Reiter stayed […] [Read More]
Categories: Jackson, RIP, Sundstrom, Wishart

You mean the goalie

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There was a potentially huge addition for the Sound Tigers on the ice today at Wonderland, on early. Johan Sundstrom got through the pre-practice skate OK. The plan is for him to skate again tomorrow before practice. Out since mid-January after taking a blow to the head, and considering how well he had played, Sundstrom […] [Read More]

Coin flips

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Can’t fault the defensive effort. Can’t fault the PK. Sure can’t fault the goaltending. They got one. So did Wilkes-Barre. Pretty much how Wilkes-Barre games go, but still. And they haven’t won in six games. (Though technically the losing streak ends, for what that’s worth.) Scott Pellerin tinkered with the top two lines twice, trying […] [Read More]

Finishing up

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The weekend wraps with the Penguins, as Tom Kostopoulos returns in a WBS sweater for the first time since Mike Therrien complained about Bridgeport holding him in the leadup to the 2004 playoffs. (Paid off.) Looks like more or less the same Bridgeport lineup in the same array as last night, with the possible exception […] [Read More]

Getting late early

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Look, as Jon Landry said tonight, it may be getting toward that point where it’s do-or-die, “but there’s still life.” A good five-game winning streak counterbalances this five-game losing streak and Bridgeport could be back in it. They’re playing a lot of the teams they’re racing, so that’s a lot of four-point games down the […] [Read More]

Tonight, or 10 years ago

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On the Sound Tigers’ roster right now are Rick DiPietro, Stephen Valiquette and Dusan Salficky Kenny Reiter, the last of whom is expected to start tonight against Manchester. DiPietro cleared waivers at noon and was sent down; Kevin Poulin is up. Valiquette should suit up tonight (wearing his original number, 35) and back up Reiter, […] [Read More]

Throwback Friday

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When I think back on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, I think of one thing. And yes, it’s Dieter Kochan’s forgetting that Rick DiPietro is a lefty and walking into one. But if there’s something else… It’s Ken Sutton, of all people, getting tossed (and suspended) for fighting before a faceoff. No, actually, it’s Justin Mapletoft, […] [Read More]

Throwback Friday

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When I think back on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, I think of one thing. And yes, it’s Dieter Kochan’s forgetting that Rick DiPietro is a lefty and walking into one. But if there’s something else… It’s Ken Sutton, of all people, getting tossed (and suspended) for fighting before a faceoff. No, actually, it’s Justin Mapletoft, […] [Read More]