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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

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.)

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,

FA ’16 running Day 2 notes

A couple from this morning to start us off (on a day, again, I’ll likely be distracted, but…): Trevor Smith reportedly returns to North America with Nashville. General Fanager has it as a two-year
Categories: Alumni watch

Free agency ’16

All reports are that the New York Islanders’ big three free agents aren’t returning. That’s a blow in many ways, but it’s a particular blow to the group that was, to borrow a phrase, Born in

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

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

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