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Nothing official on a call-up yet on defense. Stockton won in overtime tonight in Colorado — goals for Kirill Kabanov and Corey Trivino in regulation — and next plays Sunday in Bakersfield. Mike Dalhuisen would seem to be the logical candidate if and when it happens; all the contract guys were in the lineup tonight. […] [Read More]

Status sorta quo: Friday practice

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There was no call-up yet on defense for the Sound Tigers, at least not for the Sound Tigers; obviously, Aaron Ness remained gone after what sounded like a good return to the NHL. But they haven’t yet made a call-up from Stockton, which plays again tonight in Colorado. So that leaves six defensemen, which works […] [Read More]

Olympic alumni

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USA Hockey’s National Team Orientation Camp will include locals Jonathan Quick and Max Pacioretty (and local-by-birth-and-youth-hockey Kevin Shattenkirk) along with Kyle Okposo. Travis Hamonic was among those invited to orientation camp for the Canadian Olympic team. Further internationally, Ben Rosen is part of the United States team in Israel for the Maccabiah Games. Former Islanders […] [Read More]

Friday notes

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South Carolina (ECHL) signed Quinnipiac’s Zack Currie. Via Elite Prospects, Yale’s Colin Dueck to Idaho. We’ll have a coach in Iowa Monday. Edit: Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register reports it’ll be Kurt Kleinendorst, Calder Cup winner with Binghamton. A wild (and three-year-old, but he RT’d it into my timeline this week) story from […] [Read More]

All about Vancouver

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Kind of a busy day on all fronts in the Canucks organization. Starting most locally: The NHL.com lists have Brandon DeFazio to Vancouver. With its board meeting over, the AHL announced division alignments. The Eastern Conference is [Read More]

An absence

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So the Islanders’ reserve list alphabetically now goes DiBenedetto, Diamond, Donovan. Weird not to see that name in the middle. Along the lines of what Garth Snow said in the Islanders’ release, Rick DiPietro is one of the most competitive guys I’ve ever been around. Don’t know what the body will let him do, or […] [Read More]

No DeFazio/former futures watch (with late-night updates)

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Word this morning that the Islanders won’t be extending a qualifying offer to Brandon DeFazio, making him an unrestricted free agent on Friday. (We have like 40 things we’re supposed to be doing, so don’t tell the bosses we’re trying to compile that annual list of the non-qualified and bought-out. (Semi-passively, at the moment.) Probably […] [Read More]

Six dates, one 102 days away

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The Sound Tigers’ home opener will be Saturday, Oct. 5. The notorious Six Guaranteed Dates also include the traditional Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29 this year) and the day after Christmas (Dec. 26 this year), along with three Saturdays, Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and the infamous Dec. 7. History suggests the full schedule is at […] [Read More]

One (Cup) for the Dagger…

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Chicago comes back with two goals in 17 seconds, wins its second Cup in four seasons, and denies us all two more days of winter. Ah well. A heck of a Stanley Cup Final either way. Tim Thompson does good work. A long wait (about 100 days) now ensues. Business looms shortly: Arthur Staple reported […] [Read More]

Grand Rapids wins the Cup

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Brennan Evans scored through traffic with 10:06 to go, Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson added empty-netters, and the Grand Rapids Griffins finally buried Syracuse in six games and won the Calder Cup. The Griffins fell behind in the first, scored two in the second, got tied up, and finally got that goal. It’s the Griffins’ […] [Read More]