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Westport/Stamford reunion: Saturday notes

Out of touch all day*, but one of the radio stations gave me a heads up on the way home about the Rangers’ trade for a Talbot-replacing backup, Antti Raanta. That deal had the side effect of reuniting Michael Paliotta and Ryan Haggerty, the latter dealt in the trade, with Chicago. They’re a couple of […] [Read More]

Kids to camp/lots of coaching: Friday notes

The Islanders announced their development camp schedule. The Blue and White Scrimmage is, as was announced earlier, July 8, a Wednesday night, in Brooklyn. The rest of the camp is in Eisenhower Park. I was kind of hoping they meant the one in Milford, but they meant the one on the Island. At least it’s […] [Read More]

Markison signs: Monday notes

“Your goalie appears injured.” “No, no, he’s just really tall.” Classic. The Sound Tigers seemed impressed by lots of little things about Colin Markison’s game, so it’s no great surprise to see that Markison has been signed to an AHL contract. He joins Jared Gomes as Bridgeport’s first two AHL signings for next year. Meanwhile, […] [Read More]

Saffan out: Tuesday notes

Get home from lacrosse to a tip from the office that proves true: Howard Saffan went to Long Island for a meeting today and came back no longer president of the Sound Tigers or Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment. The Islanders haven’t returned a call. Saffan’s reaction after a decade in that spot is in […] [Read More]

Adieu, Colisee / Comets lead: Sunday notes

Islanders draft pick Michael Dal Colle and the Oshawa Generals are Memorial Cup champions after a 2-1 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets. Dal Colle had five points in four games at the tournament. That’s the last game at Le Colisee in Quebec. Bridgeport won its only visit, March 6, 2002; Patrick Leahy broke a […] [Read More]

Monarchs reign over East: Wednesday notes

It ends for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the conference final, a 3-1 loss to Manchester for a four-game Monarchs sweep and the future Ontario Reign’s first trip to the Calder Cup Final, which begins next weekend. Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty tied it in the second period, but Greenwich’s Sean Backman, off to the final, assisted […] [Read More]

Hartford moves on: Friday notes

The East Division over the past decade had provided the AHL with Calder Cups for Norfolk and Binghamton and Philadelphia and, of course Hershey; with finals appearances for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse. And it’s now out of business. The AHL’s new alignment cobbles bits of the East, Northeast and Atlantic into a new Atlantic next year, […] [Read More]

Game 5 in Hartford: Tuesday notes

Hartford got the Game 4 win it needed to stay alive in Providence tonight. Yann Danis allowed only a power-play deflection, and Tyler Brown’s deflection of Tommy Hughes’ shot proved the game-winner in a 2-1 win at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Game 5 is Friday night at 7 in Hartford. The word from Rangers camp […] [Read More]
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