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Hockey, Day (KC1): A visit to an Island

Called up the blog template on this computer for the first time since the last day of the year. Deleted out all the templates for penalty minutes, top-scoring defensemen, Alan Quine with the most assists since…. Ah well. But hey, kiddie camp, rebirth, new hope and whatnot. Arrived at the gleaming, if bankrupt, Twin Rinks […] [Read More]

Pulock (and Pokka) named all-rookie

The AHL’s all-rookie team includes a Sound Tiger for the seventh time in 14 years: Ryan Pulock’s 17 goals helped earn him the honor, as the league announced today. Pulock is joined on the team by Islanders draft pick Ville Pokka, who has 30 points and rates a plus-2 for Rockford. Pokka was technically assigned […] [Read More]
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Ness and fog: Wednesday notes

Sounds like cautiously optimistic news on Aaron Ness. Though Brent Thompson said he was waiting on the results of Ness’ MRI, “as far as the day-to-day recovery, he seems to be getting stronger, moving a little bit,” Thompson said. The warm, muggy weather outside carried inside as well: The glass was misted over, the ice […] [Read More]

Squared away: Saturday notes

Notes from the stats update: Scooter Vaughan scored three short-handed goals, which led AHL rookies (as well as, um, defensemen, though that’s obviously bookkeeping; he was playing forward). Appears he’s the first Bridgeport rookie to score three short-handed goals. (Frans Nielsen did it in 2006-07, but he had too much European experience to be considered […] [Read More]

Strome all-rookie (Langlois, too)

Ryan Strome obviously had a remarkable rookie year for Bridgeport, though you had to wonder whether voters planned to focus on that brilliance in a short period of time (crazy stat in tomorrow’s notebook; meanwhile, despite playing just 37 games, Strome’s still sixth among rookie scorers) or would reward those who’d been in the AHL […] [Read More]

‘Tigers are hot': Providence postgame

Shots were something like 17-3 at one point in the first, all Providence. There are times that doesn’t say much about the territorial game, but tonight, yeah, it did. Totally. The first was the Bruins’, except for Kenny Reiter, who shook off four weeks’ rust after a couple of minutes and was brilliant the rest […] [Read More]

Friday night notes: ice is slippery

The Sound Tigers are supposed to return to practice Friday afternoon. We’ll see how weather affects all of that. Went out this afternoon to get rid of the first half of this mess. Can’t wait to do the second half. Albany has signed veteran Johan Hedberg to a PTO; spelling the injured Keith Kinkaid. (Seriously […] [Read More]

Donovan, Nilsson down

With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic break, based on those guidelines Lindsay Kramer had — after tonight, he could play no more than 15 of the Isles’ last 20 — […] [Read More]