EDIT: Meshing with the gossip of the day (on- and offline): ECHL transactions say Stockton’s Joey Martin’s heading to Bridgeport. Martin’s been a point-a-gamer this year for Stockton. The PTO will presumably come on arrival.
First question: “Anything new?” Scott Pellerin was all business, though. Figures on a couple of players coming but didn’t have any firm names yet. Would imagine we’ll see some in the next 24 hours or so.
What type of players will fill the holes in the lineup left by the departure of the top line: That was one question I’d tossed around in my head last night. (To be determined.) We’ve seen two of the remaining lines on the power play at times, and it’s easy to imagine they stop splitting time and just become the top two PP forward groups; what do the call-ups mean for the penalty kill, losing one of the top two forward pairs? (We’ll write about that for tomorrow’s paper, probably.) Biggest question: Who inherits the light-blue “Argentina” practice jerseys? No one, yet. They practiced in the same combinations they played in this weekend, with Joey Diamond joining the Clark-Quine-Persson line, with Justin Johnson, back on skates, joining the Gallant-Langkow-Vaughan line.
Elsewhere: Glens Falls says its mystery team isn’t coming. Jack Hillen’s playing for Hershey tonight on a conditioning assignment.
And RIP, Harold Ramis.