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Free agents and drafts: Saturday notes

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Jonathan Bombulie’s and Michael Cignoli’s AHL free agents list is out. It only includes the unrestricted free agents, not guys who may not be tendered by Monday at 5 p.m. Of Bridgeport’s four NHL free agents, then, Joe Finley is the only one to make the Top 100. An assortment of former Sound Tigers are […] [Read More]

Round 1 dealings: Friday notes

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At No. 5, the Islanders picked character and offense, forward Michael Dal Colle. Saturday got a little less busy when Friday got a little busier: The Big Club traded its two second-rounders to Tampa Bay to get the 28th pick, and they took Joshua Ho-Sang, from quite the background. The two of them combined for […] [Read More]

Inexact science ’14: Draft day/Thursday notes

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And so it’s draft day, the day organizations stock their farm systems down the road. Of course, considering the moving pieces around the league, the renovations at Nassau Coliseum, the uncertainty almost everwhere in the AHL… Wonder whose draft picks we should really be following. But there’s always the (Dusan Salficky) (Martin Chabada) (Steve Regier) […] [Read More]

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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