Belated tip of cap, JC: Monday notes

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I don’t know how I missed this, but Jeremy Colliton announced his retirement earlier this month in Sweden. Concussions. Brutal. (In talking with someone about the Dane Byers hit on Aaron Ness a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned it being about 100 feet (I was off by 30-40) from where Colliton took that hit from Staffan Kronwall; similarly borderline by the days’ standards, but apparently and hopefully dissimilar results.) At any rate, he’s got a head start on the next chapter: Mora named him interim head coach soon after.

Caught that bittersweet news going to check on Kirill Kabanov’s first day with MoDo. He’s made it, and he may play Wednesday.

Fun With Stats That Pretty Much Annoy Everybody: Matt Donovan is, at this instant, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ record-holder… in career plus/minus. He’s plus-29 overall including this year’s plus-3, which is one better than Ray Schultz’s two-year plus-28. That’s obviously a net figure and subject to change.

Caught that embiggening this li’l list:

Place  Name Years GP G A Pts
7 Trent Hunter 2001-03 150 60 76 136
8 Justin Mapletoft 2001-05 240 47 83 130
9 Ben Walter 2007-09 133 40 76 116
10 Rhett Rakhshani   2009-12 120 44 69 113
11 Matt Donovan 2010-14 170 28 84 112
12 Jesse Joensuu 2007-11 177 42 69 111
13 Mark Wotton 2006-11  368  22  88  110

You know, just in case it’s necessary this weekend.

Pete Dougherty got a one-on-one with Dave Andrews on some issues around the AHL.

The Daily News reports that the NHL would consider pulling out of the Olympics if the terrorism concerns warrant.

The ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls folded today under severe money woes. Former Sound Tigers defenseman Steve Tarasuk was there on an AHL deal with Worcester; he’s one of five guys the Sharks will have to find a new place for.

And it’s in a bigger Jim Bransfield column about the CIAC football playoffs (no further comment here), but in there: RIP, Fran Mullins.

Michael Fornabaio

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