Monday, idle here

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That’s, um, former Connecticut Whale forward Chad Kolarik. And I don’t know about you, but I could feel that one from here.

So you’ve noticed some changes around here, notably in the URL (which puts us with the rest of the company blogs). They came with little warning and even then quicker than expected, so there are some bugs to work out. Surely they will be. Let me know if anything really weird is going on for you; otherwise, please bear with us in the meantime.

Somewhat unofficially — there were some apparent healthy-scratch nights that seemed later to really be injury-scratch nights, and I’m hoping I was consistent with the way I counted Anders Nilsson — I’ve got 302 man-games lost to injury or illness for this team this year, plus another 13 to suspensions. That’s the fourth-highest injury/illness total in the team’s 12 seasons (380 in 2010-11, 362 in 2005-06, 341 in 2004-05). Which didn’t help. On the other hand, almost a quarter of that total is Calvin de Haan’s 73: a huge loss, but one man times 73 games, nonetheless.

Exit interviews much of the day tomorrow. I’ll have at least a little something here tomorrow night, if not the whole mess. We’re planning something for Wednesday’s paper, so that’ll have to get written first. Anything crazy, I’ll chase signal and tweet.

Dallas Jackson and Gwinnett won Game 2 to even up their Eastern Conference semifinal series. They’ll go to Cincy for the rest of the series.

The Flames appear to be staying put in Abbotsford.

In addition to spam blog comments, we get emailed tons of press releases from publicists, PR folks, people in the community, anything under the sun. Once in a while there’s one to pass along here. Maybe. We’ll hope. May 4, 9 p.m., the Hallmark Channel of all things: “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.” About his comeback in Houston, apparently. We may have to give that one a look.

But we’ll obviously miss Futurama again after this summer.

And RIP, Richie Havens, referenced once here for a show in Bridgeport.

Michael Fornabaio

7 Responses

  1. H: There aren’t even official numbers kept/released on that, let alone records. I can tell you the Islanders lost somewhere close to 600 two years ago.

  2. Howie says:

    Michael,

    How about the 440 man games lost by the Caps? Is that some kind of record?

  3. Yeah, another format. Happens. … Sometimes it’s clear that a guy’s not coming back, but typically both sides are somewhat diplomatic about it in public. … Comedy Central. Moved over a few years ago when Comedy Central ordered new episodes.

  4. raul17 says:

    Another format?! Does the team uses the exit interviews as barometer for a player return for next season? Cartoon Network?

  5. hank says:

    comment section pops up udner the Around the Web “stuff” after the post.

  6. Jeff says:

    Just heard on the radio that the Whale has submitted a request to the AHL to go back to the Wolfpack name.