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Author: Michael Fornabaio

Landing Boulton: Friday notes

Agent Michael Wulkan tweeted that Eric Boulton is coming back to the Islanders; Arthur Staple says he expects Boulton here more than there. It feels as if we’ve heard that song before, but maybe this

Coaching change in Danbury: Tuesday notes

Coaching change in Danbury, where the Titans and East Haven’s Phil Esposito have parted ways. Other notes: Kael Mouillierat reportedly to Sweden. Jason LaBarbera, one of the AHL’s best goalies, is now
Categories: Alumni watch, Danbury, RIP

Three re-signed

The Sound Tigers this afternoon announced they’ve re-signed Connor Jones, Pat Cullity and Kane Lafranchise. Three players who became mainstays at the end of the season.

Carousel stops: Monday notes

Hey, we got us a table. Providence has its new coach, former Butch Cassidy assistant Kevin Dean: TEAMOldNew BINLuke Richardson (4/18) Kurt Kleinendorst (6/8)  MTBKeith McCambridge

Quine/The Constant Question(s): Wednesday notes

The group I was in with new Islanders owner Jon Ledecky today was very concerned with ice quality. (The team is confident in it; they didn’t think it was bad to begin with and think it’s improving.)

Mayfield re-ups

The Islanders announced that Scott Mayfield has re-signed for two years. It’s more interestingly a one-way contract: Arthur Staple reports it’s for an average $625,000.
Categories: Mayfield

Halmo to the Bolts: Saturday notes

Excited to be joining the @TBLightning organization. Letssss goooooooooo— Michael Halmo (@mhalmz) July 9, 2016 After four-plus seasons, Halmo departs seventh in goals (56) and seventh in PIM
Categories: Halmo, Just business, RIP

New rules: darks-at-home AHL BoG meeting wrap

Much to chew on. I’m still technically on vacation, so please chew all you’d like in the comments. To bullet-point: With Portland gone, the East Atlantic Division will be a seven-team division. So too

Carkner retires: Wednesday notes

Matt Carkner made it official today: he has retired from playing. He’ll still be around as a coach, though. So ends a 15-year pro playing career — he started the same year that the Sound Tigers

Four signed, fifth implied: Tuesday notes

Bridgeport announced four AHL contracts today, only one of which fits into that set we had heard was re-signing, though he sort of implies the other one. That’s Kellen Jones, twin brother of Connor,