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Snowy Thursday notes

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Wasn’t able to get to practice this morning — fortunately didn’t land on 13 and make an accidental left; sweet merciful… — but a few moves in the organization. Ryan Toohey had last night from Naples that Kevin Czuczman is coming back up after last night’s game with the Everblades. Six games, 11 shots and […] [Read More]

New faces: Wednesday notes (update: Seabrook traded)

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Awaiting the arrival of Mark Louis, still — probably tomorrow — but Dustin Jeffrey (in 20, as the roster said) and Dyson Stevenson (in 41, his Portland number, also as the roster foretold) joined the group this morning for a systems practice. Got the F3s about as down as they can get ‘em for the […] [Read More]

Shut out (different) loss (same): Springfield postgame

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Fran Sypek, former Falcons beat writer for the Republican, understood where I was sitting during this one. He saw some tough years, too, and understands the fun of trying to come up with something different each night. (Mine today, though planned during the week, was to talk to Jaime Sifers this morning. I figured this […] [Read More]

That time of year: Stretch traded, Wednesday notes

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C.J. Stretch, Brent Thompson said this morning, is a really nice player on a good team. When the Sound Tigers signed him, that’s what they were hoping to be. Oklahoma City’s leading the Western Conference; that’s what they are. They know Stretch well. And they wanted him, and today, the Sound Tigers sent him back […] [Read More]

Status quo until the release comes: Monday notes

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Same cast of characters on the ice today, including Sebastian Collberg on his 21st birthday*. It may not be the same for long, because they may need a replacement: Official word should come down today on Scott Mayfield’s suspension for leaving the penalty box. Will be writing more about it for the paper. They will […] [Read More]

Yes, yes, yes, there was no skate: Wednesday notes

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What’s this about the strongest man in the world? Anyway. The Sound Tigers didn’t skate this morning; stuff off-ice. Back on the ice tomorrow. The Islanders put Casey Cizikas on injured reserve, so there’s a spot open should the Big Club desire to use it. Steve Oleksy was sent back to Hershey, so perhaps tag-teaming […] [Read More]
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Carrots and measuring sticks: Hershey postgame

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That defensive-zone coverage… “terrible,” Brent Thompson said. Intensifiers optional. “The effort is there. Our effort is great, but we work stupid,” Thompson said. Stuff will happen; five-on-threes after weird or unfortunate penalties, two-on-ones moments after you nearly score yourself. And Hershey’s no slouch, with points in 13 consecutive games. But it seems every time Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Three in 2:22: Providence postgame

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An OK first 40 turns into something that, as Aaron Ness said, “just can’t happen.” One goal cascaded quickly. The Bruins got traffic in front of Kevin Poulin and used it to their advantage. They took advantage of a broken little neutral-zone faceoff, broke in and scored on a two-on-one. And then soon enough, one […] [Read More]

Two goalies/Arcobello moves again: Wednesday notes

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Kevin Poulin appears set for a full workload, or at least to participate in a full weekend: Bridgeport sent Kent Simpson back to Stockton. Team otherwise looked as it did yesterday. Mark Arcobello moves on again: Claimed by Arizona. There was a small NHL deal that went down at about the same time, so you […] [Read More]

A chair may have feared for its life, Vol 2: Tuesday notes

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Things got a little crazy when @TheSoundTigers hung out at #JerryJerry! We hope you guys had fun & come back soon! pic.twitter.com/ehbmoItheQ — Jerry Springer Show (@SpringerTV) February 10, 2015 Not a bad day off, I guess. “It was fun. I watched it as a kid,” said Kevin Czuczman. He said they were told the […] [Read More]