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Draft day: Nino to the Wild/picks/Greenwich everywhere

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Nino Niederreiter and his agent got their wish: Arthur Staple first reported Niederreiter to the Wild for Cal Clutterbuck and a third-round pick today. Clutterbuck adds grit and some skill to the Big Club (and, as I think Katie Strang first noted, was a teammate of John Tavares’ in junior). Niederreiter obviously has bunches of […] [Read More]

‘I see it all now, it’s a plot’

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All golf, all the time, but stuff I missed and you may’ve this weekend… –The Islanders draft seven defensemen. Enfield’s Robbie Baillargeon to Ottawa; New Haven fans may be interested in the scout talking about him. The Rangers pick Calle Andersson; they will wait eight years for him to come over, then trade him for […] [Read More]

‘I see it all now, it’s a plot’

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All golf, all the time, but stuff I missed and you may’ve this weekend… –The Islanders draft seven defensemen. Enfield’s Robbie Baillargeon to Ottawa; New Haven fans may be interested in the scout talking about him. The Rangers pick Calle Andersson; they will wait eight years for him to come over, then trade him for […] [Read More]

Long day on the course=short post

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A new Sound Tiger… er, probably non-Sound Tiger… on Twitter. Draft on Friday. Phil is out in Pittsburgh to help handle it for the Isles, and native Dylan Reese gives him a hand. (Ask my Dad about the Duquesne Incline sometime.) The Norfolk-Syracuse/Tampa-Anaheim affiliation swap is complete, and the Admirals announced they’ll have Trent Yawney […] [Read More]

You gotta have DeHart

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The intriguing pick comes at 125, defenseman Tony DeHart. He’s 20, which means he could be here. We eagerly await word of some sort about whether he might wind up here or back in Oshawa or what. DeHart played two games for Springfield in March. He was plus-1 in both of them. By my quick […] [Read More]
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You have a plethora

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Interesting stuff at the NHL draft. Not that Messrs. Niederreiter and Nelson affect the Sound Tigers anytime soon. See ya in a few years… maybe. (Party pooper.) Should tomorrow’s picks appear to have a more immediate impact, and we’re not chasing golfers around, we’ll try to get them posted as quickly as possible. Elsewhere, not […] [Read More]

That other Niemi

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So Jyri Niemi is a Ranger. Suppose we’ll see where he falls on the spectrum of Former Future Sound Tigers like Andy Chiodo, like Cory Stillman, like Jan Holub, like Igor Volkov, like Cody Blanshan, like Wes O’Neill, like Stefan Ridderwall. Who am I forgetting? Regardless, as his non-look-see for the playoffs made clear, Niemi […] [Read More]
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Inexact Science, Vol. 2

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If we had a draft preview, you know it’d be something cynical like this “Alex Daigle or Chris Pronger?” piece from TSN. For the record, This Space has gone back and forth for months between “how can you pass up a goal-scorer?” and “how can you pass up that defenseman?” — and I’m not sure […] [Read More]

Inexact science

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We have been tearing the house apart lately*, and one of the things that came down from the attic Sunday was the 1989 Hockey News draft preview. Fascinating stuff. Especially since it’s one of those drafts that goes to my theories about the draft itself (as I may have mentioned). And it’s of a time, […] [Read More]
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Count Five: Psychotic Reaction

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Here’s a sample of what you might be getting yourself into: twenty years of the fifth selection in the National Hockey League Entry Draft. 2007 – Karl Alzner, Washington. Dude hasn’t even played a pro game yet. Come on. Bust. (Seriously, he could be a Bear to face in ’08-09, if he’s not a Capital.) […] [Read More]
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