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Two more in: Monday notes

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Drying out from a soggy night at Harbor Yard, though glad the Brakettes and Bluefish will give it another go on Sunday. Seemed like they were having fun. Decent crowd, too. CapGeek tonight reported that Brett Gallant and Matt Donovan have re-signed; the math suggests it’s their qualifying offers. That leaves Casey Cizikas and Calvin […] [Read More]

Inexact science ’14: Draft day/Thursday notes

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And so it’s draft day, the day organizations stock their farm systems down the road. Of course, considering the moving pieces around the league, the renovations at Nassau Coliseum, the uncertainty almost everwhere in the AHL… Wonder whose draft picks we should really be following. But there’s always the (Dusan Salficky) (Martin Chabada) (Steve Regier) […] [Read More]

Stars go up: Wednesday notes

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The Sound Tiger factor continues: Six goals in the final for St. John’s, five of them by former Sound Tigers. But Jordan Hill was out, Kael Mouillierat got the only IceCaps goal, and Travis Morin won Game 3 7:20 into overtime. The Stars take a 2-1 series lead after the AHL’s first overtime game since […] [Read More]

Adding Boyle: Thursday notes

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Jaro Halak worked out for the Big Club. Thursday, they went at it again, sending a conditional draft pick to San Jose for veteran defenseman Dan Boyle. If they sign him, it’s more defensive depth, an older guy, obviously (37), but one who’s been a top player for a long time. If not, it’s a […] [Read More]

More… or less (and chat Tuesday, 1:30)

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Turned out the Sound Tigers didn’t skate today. They’ll go the rest of the week in preparation for the Penguins. We’ll do a chat tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m. The box will appear here at some point today. And tip of cap to Milford’s Doug Coby, Whelen Modified Tour champion. Also, a reminder: If things […] [Read More]

“Where’s my spy camera? Where’s my spy camera?”*

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The schedule question always comes. And though the schedule doesn’t sound imminent, the question always comes harder once the basketballers put theirs out. So after 11 years, I figured it was worth doing this. Schedule releases: Year AHL NBA  2001-02  Aug. 2 July 26  2002-03 Aug. 1 July 18  2003-04 July 31 July 29  2004-05 […] [Read More]

Missing man

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Many Islanders staffers were in and around the equipment room this afternoon, but equipment manager Matt Broyles was not among them. There was no immediate confirmation about what might have happened. Otherwise: All hands on deck. Rather than toss out a short line, Bridgeport had an extra forward on each of the bottom two lines, […] [Read More]

Brake Time: Brakettes done

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The second all-Stratford affair went to the kiddies. Sara Plourde pitched a three-hit shutout and beat the Brakettes 1-0 with an RBI single in the fourth. It had John Stratton wondering whether he’d be back and Denise Denis calling it the worst ending of her career. The Breakers are hanging in in the losers bracket […] [Read More]
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Brake Time: Rematch

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The Brakettes beat the New York Freedom late Saturday to advance to face those pesky Breakers (and probably Bristol’s Sara Plourde again). Kasey Barrett rebounded nicely to pitch the shutout for the Brakettes. Meanwhile, the winners bracket produced the NYC Havoc, a team that lost its two pool-play games, a team that few people had […] [Read More]
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Brake time: No rush

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Another Kasey Barrett throwing error, coupled with an unusual decision to play the infield in in the third inning, led to five St. Louis Saints runs in the top of the third. Barring a miracle comeback, the Brakettes won’t play until 8:30 at the earliest. Edit: 6-2, Saints, final. Brakettes-New York Freedom at 8:30 p.m., […] [Read More]
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