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Reinhart to the Oilers: Friday notes

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The Islanders dealt their way into the first round Friday night, sending Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton for two draft picks, Nos. 16 and 33. They used 16 to take centerman Mathew Barzal, and 33 will be one of the first picks Saturday morning. Got to admit I wasn’t as down on Reinhart as some others. […] [Read More]

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]