Two days at Wonderland begin with one good skate and a chance to try to pick out numbers from helmets (and match a face to a name once in a while):
39 Diamond-28 Sundstrom-23 Persson
9 Lee-18 Strome-16 Bruton
26 Halmo-19 Wetmore-77 Kabanov
17 Miller-22 Quine-72 Clark
44 Gallant/24 Wiles/49 Johnson/58 Irwin
The odd-number-of-defensemen circumstance strikes again; here’s one run-through when they paired (and similar ones reappeared at other times):
27 Ness-10 Mayfield
52 Finley-21 Jackson
3 Pedan-12 de Haan
15 Cantin-2 Dalhuisen
A day to kind of reinforce some things about the systems, Scott Pellerin said; to him, they seemed to be getting it and were asking some good questions.
A lot of bodies, for starters, everywhere except in goal. Does everyone make it to the weekend? “We’ll go day-to-day,” Pellerin said. There will be some competition.
Eric Boguniecki, who as we mentioned back in minicamp had the other hip replaced, was back on the ice for just the second day. Surely he’ll be ready for the PTO soon.
Elsewhere, didn’t mention it yesterday, but Bruno Gervais was sent down to Adirondack. Edit: Today, Mark Divver reports that Providence is sending Scott Campbell and New Canaan’s Jack Downing to South Carolina.
Programming note: Partying like it’s 2009 here, I’ve set up a couple of different ways, using that newfangled social media in two different places, to fire out links for you to new blog posts and to stories that hit our BST-news RSS feed.
You can pretend to like this blog on TheFacebook at facebook.com/bstsoundinoff, or follow posts on Twitter @BSTSoundinOff. Our main account, @ConnPostSports, usually tweets out stories as well, and if you’re in the area, hey, you should be following that anyway (plug).
If you want to connect socialistically, please emfriend me here on Facebook. (I’m not terribly active there, but still.) As always, I’ll be overtweeting pretty much everything @fornabaioctp. And if you’re stuck like me in the ’90s, the email link still works.
(Thanks for the idea to Jonathan Bombulie… though it took me like two years to follow through.)