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Ppd. (foam): Saturday POSTPONED

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They had the World’s Largest Foam Party here last night, whatever the heck that is*. It was not advised. Foam leaked through the fibreboard, melted the ice and forced the postponement of Saturday’s game to Monday night at 7. Arena staff found the damage when they pulled the boards up, and Cliff Lydiksen and the […] [Read More]

First ATO: Tuesday notes

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The first Bridgeport ATO — the first skater in the league this year, it appears — is Dmitry Antipin, listed as a left winger out of UMass Dartmouth. (He’s “Dimitry” in some places.) Joined a group that was otherwise the way we’d left it (except for the Halmo and Donovan recalls) at Wonderland six days […] [Read More]

Amateur stuff: Sunday notes

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As college seasons begin to finish, ATO season begins. The Isles don’t have any college-senior draft picks, but they haven’t been shy the past few years about bringing in others. The draft picks in juniors are all in the playoffs except, at the moment, for Ryan Pulock. Brandon’s in a three-team dogfight for two spots […] [Read More]

Milner shutout, Finland golden: Off-day notes

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Oh, right: Trivia answers. Been lax on keeping up with Stockton — seriously, I had plans — but Saturday night was a nice one for the Thunder at the Cow Palace, with Parker Milner’s first pro shutout and a good night for Greg Miller. Former Sound Tigers centerman Mark Lee apparently played that game, then […] [Read More]

Snowballed: Springfield postgame

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Went to the wrong spot first, apparently; missed Mike Keenan, whose take I wanted on Goals 2 and 3 of this one. With a 1-0 lead, Bridgeport proceeded to give up three in the second. One came on a Springfield clear that Keenan couldn’t keep in, which sent the Falcons on a rush; the shot […] [Read More]

Boxing Day, early edition

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A short (but sweet) Christmas break. Back at it in the morning. Some links that may help in the meantime: The World Juniors begin Thursday. North Branford’s Adam Erne is a member of the United States team, and Yale assistant Dan Muse is video coordinator. Isles draft picks Adam Pelech and Griffin Reinhart are on […] [Read More]

Harper, transition, etc.

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He’s an afterthought in the press release*, but the Islanders acquired Shane Harper from the Flyers as part of the deal that sent Mark Streit’s rights to Philadelphia. Harper’s a restricted free agent this summer, due a qualifying offer by July 2 (transition rules) after his entry-level contract expired. Michael Cignoli caught up with him […] [Read More]

Yikes, OKC

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Natural disaster strikes again in Oklahoma City: Another massive storm with tornado warnings left the OKC dressing room flooded and postponed Game 4; they’ll play Saturday and add a date Sunday. Mark Arcobello tweets. Nothing but good thoughts to those folks out there, who’ve put up with way too much from the sky the past […] [Read More]

Sunday, Monday: wacky days

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(Not sure which Game 7 surprised me more Monday. Crazy.) Yann Danis made 30 saves in a shutout, Mark Arcobello had a goal and Oklahoma City took a 2-1 series lead over Texas in the only game in the league Monday. All four series resume Wednesday. Meanwhile, Dave Eminian reports that, on the day the […] [Read More]

Closing out the season (sorta)

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At home on the road, Gwinnett was eliminated in six games Tuesday night in Cincinnati. With Dallas Jackson’s season coming to a close, that means the only Sound Tigers left playing are… in Uniondale. Well, and Nino Niederreiter at the Worlds. And, well, actually, Anders Nilsson is probably in Pittsburgh by now. Jack Capuano said […] [Read More]