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Roster takes shape: Islanders cuts

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The Islanders as promised dropped their big set of cuts just before noon, sending 11 players here: Sebastian Collberg, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Kael Mouillierat, John Persson, Alan Quine, Johan Sundstrom, Scott Mayfield, Andrey Pedan, Adam Pelech and Ville Pokka. Arthur Staple reported as well that David Leggio, Kevin Poulin, Aaron Ness, Jack Skille and […] [Read More]

Crowned: Islanders-Bruins postgame

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Tre Kronor revisited… Swedish Meatballs redux… UPS… well, there’s no U in “Sebastian Collberg,” but… PCS? CPS? SPC? (That’s different.) If it comes to it, we’ll figure something out. The Swedes had a really solid first three shifts. Really solid. They controlled territory, controlled play. And then on the fourth they were dominated. Ah well. […] [Read More]

Rosters for Islanders vs. Boston

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The Big Club posted the rosters for tonight’s game in Bridgeport — one to scratch on D for Boston, I guess — and the Islanders’ includes a bunch of players who were here in the recent past, including Brett Gallant, recalled today along with also-in Sebastian Collberg. Somewhat similar to the Group 2 that went […] [Read More]

Camp, Day (wait, for me or them?)

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Our very first, preliminary look at a new day in Bridgeport. No names on backs, unfortunately (Islanders practice jerseys, but at least there was an Argentina Line, and a Swede dressed in gold), but some numbers on some helmets to give us a rudimentary idea in some cases. They had been separated into groups, but […] [Read More]

Camp roster released

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Bridgeport’s camp roster (though camp is in Syosset) is here. Finishing a story; will come back and do some annotating in a bit. Some interesting names in the meantime, maybe most notably vet Jeff Deslauriers in goal. Updating: In poking around this list, was revealed that Justin Courtnall actually has an AHL contract. Couple of […] [Read More]
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Day 2: Tweaks

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“R: Lemelin, Luxmore. L: Briggs, Wahl.” –(tentative) partial blogposts from Oct. 5. Arrived to these forward lines: Halmo-Quine-Clark Persson-Sundstrom-Kabanov Diamond-Miller-Wetmore Gallant-Keenan-Johnson Chris Bruton and Anders Lee were over at the Coliseum, while Johan Sundstrom came back here. That left 11 forwards and 11 defensemen. Mike Keenan got the call today to play up front, just […] [Read More]
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Day 1, Group 2

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Computer’s in midseason form. Don’t Call It Bridgeport. But there was something resembling Bridgeport on the ice together in Syosset this morning while a different group went at Nassau Coliseum. Forward lines: Halmo-Quine-Kabanov Gallant-Clark-Johnson Diamond-Miller-Lee Persson-Wetmore-Bruton Defensemen, not necessarily in pairs (not least because there was still an odd number and they changed up) but […] [Read More]
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Camp, Day 0 (again): Five tryouts

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The Islanders haven’t yet disclosed how (or if) they’ll split their group for the next few days, but we’ve at least got the names of Bridgeport’s tryouts: RW Brayden Irwin. Stockton contract. Has two NHL games and 66 AHL games to his credit. Went to the 2009 Frozen Four with Vermont, so he probably practiced […] [Read More]

Delayed release

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So now it sounds as if they’ll release their camp roster Monday, which is when they report. Anyway. In the meantime, there is hockey violence to tide us over. Mildly locally newsy bit from the afternoon: Longtime Manchester Monarchs captain Marc-Andre Cliche was claimed off waivers by Colorado. [Read More]

Tryouts coming

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We’re expecting a full Bridgeport camp roster Sunday; they’ll report Monday and be on the ice Tuesday. Hope to sneak down there for a day or two during the week. A couple of names, mostly from Stockton, trickled out here and there but one intriguing name popped loose Friday: Sean Wiles is expected in camp […] [Read More]
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