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Change in Manchester: Wednesday notes (updated)

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For six years, Mark Morris and Scott Pellerin developed players for the Los Angeles Kings, helping them win a Stanley Cup. Pellerin came here two years ago, and the Monarchs won a division title this year. And right now they’re both out of a job. The Monarchs and Kings announced Morris won’t be back next […] [Read More]

The General Category: Monday notes

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We can chuckle about the roughing major, but it struck me too late last night that changing it to a cross-check does have a potential effect down the road. There are two classes of game misconducts; there are stick fouls, boarding and checking-from-behind, and then there’s everything else*. You get a game’s suspension if you […] [Read More]

Wishart to Germany

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As was reported as possible a few days ago over there, Ty Wishart has signed to play in Germany after two and a half years here. Onetime Sound Tigers defenseman Steve Tarasuk has an AHL deal with Worcester. And RIP, Frank Pulli. [Read More]

Muscle memory/Monday notes

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Fun story, I hope: Kind of awesome/scary. Was looking for something on YouTube the other day, and one of the recommendations on the margin was, remarkably and for some unknown algorithmic reason, an upload of a vinyl rip of The Beatles’ Second Album* in full. Had to give it a listen. (Yay, harmonica fills on […] [Read More]

JC back to Sweden/half a final set

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Jeremy Colliton signed to play with Mora in Sweden next year. ObFWB: “He is working hard in every byte, is dangerous forwards but also backwards.” (The story seems to have been broken by one @MrMadhawk on Twitter with a delightfully vulgar tweet that I probably shouldn’t link you to directly, even though it’s vulgar in […] [Read More]

Rough start

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It was Stanley Cup Final time on “The Americans” tonight, and those 1981 Islanders scored one more goal on TV than these Islanders did tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury got the playoff-opening shutout, but except for maybe a Casey Cizikas flurry early, the difference seemed to be the Penguins’ play at the other end. The Big Club […] [Read More]

Reunions, many miles away

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A couple of alumni notes, with help from Elite Prospects: Tomas Marcinko to HC Kosice*, where he played before jumping to the OHL as an 18-year-old. And Matt Keith apparently goes to Austria, joining a team with quite a few familiar names. Per Katie Strang, the team where Keith had been, HC Karlovy Vary, will […] [Read More]

Marcinko to Modo

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Tomas Marcinko has at least a temporary landing spot, signing a tryout this morning with Modo in Sweden. (Hat tip to Tomas Ros, who had the first tweet I caught, at least.) (Fun with Google Translate: “Right Sagittarius Marcinko was born and raised in Poprad.” (“Rightskytten“: will guess right-shooting.)) [Read More]

Monday notes/Tuesday chat

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After today’s loss to Nashville, the Islanders sent Kevin Poulin back down. A report from Yaroslavl has Anton Klementyev joining Lokomotiv. (Saw it from Dmitry Chesnokov on Twitter.) Certainly the logical destination. Anyway, the Islanders report no change in his status as far as they’re concerned. (ObFWGoogle Translate is a different variety today, which throws […] [Read More]

Hey, look, it’s Tuesday

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They get back to work in the morning, and we’ll see what things look like and then chat about it at 1:30 on Tuesday. Links In The Meantime: Owww (hat tip Jonathan Bombulie). Mark Howe’s Hall of Fame speech was beautiful. Geography links: An awe-inspiring video. A typically fantastic xkcd cartoon. Edit: Just to break […] [Read More]