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Camp invites, farm interests: Notes on a Monday

Have been sitting on most of these links for a while, but a bit of news to spur actually posting it: The Islanders announced PTOs for Matt Carkner, Tyler Barnes and Parker Milner, all of whom are under contract to Bridgeport. Missouri, Bridgeport’s ECHL affiliate, signed Patrick Cullity and Wes Cunningham. Cunningham was briefly, twice, […] [Read More]

Home again (long, windy, messy): vacation notes/bookkeeping

If you missed this afternoon’s news, Matt Carkner will return on a two-year AHL contract, and Kevin Poulin also re-signed. Wrapping up two lost weeks from there… For a few days a couple of weeks ago, I was out in Chicago, and we stayed out near O’Hare to save a few (hundred) bucks. When my […] [Read More]

Free Agency ’15, Day 1: Arcobello to Toronto

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

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

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

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

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

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]