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Author: Michael Fornabaio

Qualifying offers day/nontendered day

It’s one of many deadline days, the day that Group 2 (restricted) free agents are due their qualifying offers, which retain their rights. From a Bridgeport standpoint, the important non-qualified
Categories: Just business, Vaive, Wright

Helping Gary DeCarlo

We had lots of fun in March when Providence played “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” in the closing seconds of regulation when the Bruins led the Sound Tigers by two goals. Three Bridgeport goals

DraftWrap ’16: Saturday notes

So while I was out, the Islanders traded up in, then back into, the fourth round for a couple of Europeans including one highly regarded Russian forward. College/European on everybody except their

Krys to the Blackhawks: Day 2

Ridgefield’s Chad Krys went to the Blackhawks early on Day 2 of the NHL draft, 45th overall, the middle of the second round. The defenseman, who was with the National Team Development Program, is

Tage Thompson to the Blues

The St. Louis Blues traded up tonight to take Tage Thompson 26th in the NHL draft in Buffalo. Brent’s older son had been projected, generally, right in that range. He becomes UConn’s first NHL
Categories: Futures

Draft day coming: Wednesday notes

Caught up with the Thompsons ahead of Friday’s big day. Wild that Tyce will be in Buffalo, but not at the draft. I really wanted to dateline it “Orange,” but we weren’t quite in town. I thought about

Campin’ nationally: Tuesday notes

Open tab. Get distracted by run in soccer game. Forget what I was going to search for. Ah well. Might as well. As their draft day approaches, Tage Thompson and Chad Krys were invited to the USA junior

Catchup: What’s old is new (Monday notes)

Tucson is officially the Roadrunners, a traditional minor-pro Arizona nickname. Rockford and the Blackhawks re-upped through 2022. A new coach, officially, in Iowa: TEAMOldNewBINLuke Richardson

MonsterThunderFalcon: Wednesday notes

Caught up with the local guys on Lake Erie as they started home after Tuesday night’s celebration. Loved the way Brett Gallant and Jaime Sifers talked about each other, the respect they had for each

Another title in the Burgh: Sunday notes

He didn’t play an NHL game this year, but I think Steve Oleksy got more screen time tonight after the game than Matt Murray did. It was kinda cool. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup,
Categories: Alumni watch, RIP