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Free Agency ’15, Day 1: Arcobello to Toronto

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We’ll work off this post unless something crazy happens to change our minds. Happy Canada Day. And Merry Christm… If July 1 UFA frenzy is like Christmas, this is a Christmas when you're too old to get fun toys and know all the gifts are pajamas or socks. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 1, 2015 […] [Read More]

Arcobello non-tendered: Monday notes

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Assembled, to the best of our ability, the annual Chicken Tenders list: players who weren’t tendered a qualifying offer, thus becoming unrestricted free agents Wednesday. A late addition: Milford’s Mark Arcobello, not tendered by Arizona after a season in which he played for four NHL teams. (They also non-tendered John Moore, whom they got from […] [Read More]

Non-tenders ’15

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Our annual attempt to compile this list, which will be worthwhile for an even shorter period than usual: Players not tendered qualifying offers, thus becoming unrestricted free agents on Wednesday, with sources. Teams not listed: indications are that all Group 2 free agents (RFAs) were qualified. Teams with blank spaces: haven’t seen any reports. Yes, […] [Read More]
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Qualifying offers in

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The Islanders announced their qualifying offers, including Kevin Poulin, Kevin Czuczman and Mike Halmo. They also qualified Johan Sundstrom, who signed in Sweden a couple of weeks ago. No great surprise there. That makes Poulin, Czuczman and Halmo restricted free agents come noon Wednesday. In cases like Sundstrom’s, it also retains their NHL rights after […] [Read More]

Blow, ye winds, etc.: Tuesday notes

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The traditional “You may want to evacuate the media center” thunderstorm hit the GHO Travelers Championship this afternoon. Most of us stayed. We survived. Actually, had I left, I might’ve wound up in the middle of all those falling trees in Wallingford, which might’ve been a bad time. As it is, it’s always a good […] [Read More]

Monarchs strike again: Sunday notes

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Another day, another overtime: Nic Dowd scores 5:36 into overtime Sunday to give Manchester a 2-0 lead in the Calder Cup Final. Sean Backman assisted on the Monarchs’ regulation goal in the last minute of the first period, but the Comets struck quickly in the second period to tie it. Wednesday, Friday and, if necessary, […] [Read More]

Monarchs win G1/Q draft: Saturday notes

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Edit: Knew I left something out. From yesterday: Scott Pellerin gets a nice promotion with the Maple Leafs. Great to see. Michael Mersch’s second goal, 4:10 into overtime, gave Manchester a win in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final. The Monarchs took the lead twice — Mersch himself scored the second Manchester goal, 2:23 […] [Read More]

New boss/new player/new jersey?/New York: Wednesday notes

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The Islanders still aren’t talking about their change in Sound Tigers management, but we’ve been told that the office has been told that Michael Picker will be the new man in charge. It’s a familiar name around this organization: He’s been high in the New York Islanders’ management for years. (For instance: When the Islanders […] [Read More]
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