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Down with a fight (eventually): Springfield postgame

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The gamer is almost exclusively about the last 35 seconds, so I’ll try to dwell on the first 59:25 here after mentioning that Brett Gallant, if nothing somehow changes, has a suspension of two automatic games coming to him, one for the instigator in the last five minutes, one for his third game misconduct (he […] [Read More]

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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Fairly sure Griffin Reinhart played more tonight than in his last two NHL games combined. For the second time in three games, a defenseman was missing most of the night (see the pregame post for Aaron Ness’ update; tonight, Andrey Pedan gets the ever-popular interference major/game misconduct for a hit on Stefan Matteau). Then with […] [Read More]

First day in town: Monday notes

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Edit: The Islanders announced this afternoon that they’ve sent defenseman Kevin Czuczman to Bridgeport. And lo, there were line combinations and numbers and all kinds of players on the ice at the Land of Wonder. 26 Halmo-22 Quine-21 Mouillierat 16 Zolnierczyk-28 Sundstrom-49 Collberg 23 Persson-12 Stretch-17 Gillies 44 Gallant-11 Langkow-7 Vaughan 36 Rowe/63 Sutter/14 Courtnall/41 […] [Read More]

Getting back to work: Weekend notes

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Goodbye, Derek Jeter. I assume I will continue to see you triumphantly pump your fist in cold sweat nightmares for the rest of my life. — Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 28, 2014 From a different angle, same sentiment. Tip of cap, too, to Bobby Abreu, professional hitter, and Paul Konerko as well. Two from the […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Baseball

Catching up: vacations, schedules, notes

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Through all of this stuff the past few weeks, no one relegated Bridgeport to the Central League? You’re slipping, Internet. Even if you’ve been to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, seriously, get yourself out to Dulles and see the relatively new Udvar-Hazy Center. The grown-up review is that it’s […] [Read More]

Ness, Lee qualify/schedule (one day)/Friday notes

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Agent Neil Sheehy reports that Aaron Ness accepted his qualifying offer. He probably won’t be the team’s most-experienced AHLer again, but as of now he still stands to be the “veteran” defenseman. Sheehy also said Anders Lee accepted his qualifying offer, as Arthur Staple said Lee would. Meanwhile, all indications are an Oct. 11 home […] [Read More]

Poulin opts in: holiday weekend notes

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A newsy local bit as Kevin Poulin exercised his right to salary arbitration, one of 20 restricted free agents to do so. That essentially takes him off the market; either he and the Islanders will agree to a new contract, or an arbitrator will do it for them. From Pittsburgh on the “new approach” to […] [Read More]

Final to the brink/Cro’s back: Monday notes

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Texas is a win away from the Calder Cup after a huge comeback-slash-massive St. John’s collapse Monday. Travis Morin scored in overtime for the second game in a row, a 4-3 Stars win. Morin, if I’ve updated lists accurately, becomes the 10th player in AHL history to score two overtime goals in the same series. […] [Read More]

Flames in Adirondack: Friday notes

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Glens Falls is now home to the Adirondack Flames, complete with something resembling the old Atlanta Flames logo. Clear victory. The buzz out of that press conference was that the Flames will wind up in the Western Conference with Utica et al. They made official as well that former Portland boss Brian Petrovek will run […] [Read More]

Road to the End: Thursday notes

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This last week with an eliminated team felt different from other seasons’ last weeks, and I think I figured out why yesterday, dumb as it sounds. This is the first time Bridgeport will miss the playoffs while finishing the season on the road. The first five times, the season ended at home. But there’s a […] [Read More]