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Free agency, Day 2: Many in, Gallant gone

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Round 2. Today’s the day we expect the Islanders to actually start acknowledging the guys they’re bringing in for Bridgeport. Ren Lavoie reports another this morning: James Wright, former Admiral, Rampage, Lightning, Jet. He played last year in Zagreb, Croatia, with a bunch of former Sound Tigers at one point or another. Yesterday’s crew of […] [Read More]

Free Agency ’15, Day 1: Arcobello to Toronto

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We’ll work off this post unless something crazy happens to change our minds. Happy Canada Day. And Merry Christm… If July 1 UFA frenzy is like Christmas, this is a Christmas when you're too old to get fun toys and know all the gifts are pajamas or socks. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 1, 2015 […] [Read More]

Paliotta to Columbus

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Three days ago, we got all excited about Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty joining Westport’s Michael Paliotta, his ex-USA Hockey teammate, with the Chicago Blackhawks after Haggerty was traded there. Today Paliotta’s gone, part of a seven-player-plus-a-pick trade that sends him with centerpiece Brandon Saad to Columbus. Marko Dano and former Ranger Artem Anisimov are the bigger […] [Read More]

Qualifying offers in

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The Islanders announced their qualifying offers, including Kevin Poulin, Kevin Czuczman and Mike Halmo. They also qualified Johan Sundstrom, who signed in Sweden a couple of weeks ago. No great surprise there. That makes Poulin, Czuczman and Halmo restricted free agents come noon Wednesday. In cases like Sundstrom’s, it also retains their NHL rights after […] [Read More]

Westport/Stamford reunion: Saturday notes

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Out of touch all day*, but one of the radio stations gave me a heads up on the way home about the Rangers’ trade for a Talbot-replacing backup, Antti Raanta. That deal had the side effect of reuniting Michael Paliotta and Ryan Haggerty, the latter dealt in the trade, with Chicago. They’re a couple of […] [Read More]

Kids to camp/lots of coaching: Friday notes

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The Islanders announced their development camp schedule. The Blue and White Scrimmage is, as was announced earlier, July 8, a Wednesday night, in Brooklyn. The rest of the camp is in Eisenhower Park. I was kind of hoping they meant the one in Milford, but they meant the one on the Island. At least it’s […] [Read More]

Tage Thompson to UConn; Nas to the Show: Wednesday notes

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UConn officially welcomed Tage Thompson as part of its 2015-16 freshman class. Brent’s older son, U-18 World Champion and all, pushed up his high school graduation a year to join this group. As Jonathan Bombulie I think first speculated and pretty sure first reported, Alain Nasreddine rejoined John Hynes in New Jersey as an assistant […] [Read More]

Yet another for the one you believe: Hawks win the Cup

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Three championships in six years… You know, maybe it gets a little old… @fornabaioctp never!!! — Chris Elsberry (@elsctpost) June 16, 2015 Antoine Vermette was always huge for those Binghamton Senators teams. Andrew Desjardins helped drive those Worcester Sharks. Nice to see them get to the top. Here’s SportsNet’s season-ending montage. So does Ville Pokka […] [Read More]