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Teen Beat: WBS liveblog

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I’ve now missed four Sound Tigers trips to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 13 years. Two were because of blizzards. One was because the car and I kind of got knocked around that one time (pardon me, upper-body, day-to-day, for the past 2,900 days). And tonight. What can you do. What we’ll do is listen to Mike O’Brien […] [Read More]

Responsive designs or somesuch

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You may have noticed changes to the blog. I haven’t had a chance to play around with what is supposed to be happening, but it looks halfway OK to start. Let me know if anything isn’t working for you, either in a comment or by email. Thanks. [Read More]

Wednesday’s 12, 6 and 2 (plus) (Updated: Martinek)

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Bridgeport was almost down to a game roster Wednesday as Joe Finley remained out. “He’s seeing the doctor again,” Scott Pellerin said. “It’s something minor that we have to make sure he’s 100 percent before he can get back on the ice.” That left six defensemen to go with the 12 forwards, though Brett Gallant, […] [Read More]

Back in town / social media programming notes

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Two days at Wonderland begin with one good skate and a chance to try to pick out numbers from helmets (and match a face to a name once in a while): 39 Diamond-28 Sundstrom-23 Persson 9 Lee-18 Strome-16 Bruton 26 Halmo-19 Wetmore-77 Kabanov 17 Miller-22 Quine-72 Clark 44 Gallant/24 Wiles/49 Johnson/58 Irwin The odd-number-of-defensemen circumstance […] [Read More]

Schedules, obligations, Backmans, etc.

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Schedule. Thursday. 3 p.m. Inquiry to the City brought this, and this alone at the moment, from Elaine Ficarra, spokeman for Mayor Bill Finch: “We fully expect the Islanders to honor their obligations to the City.” Sean Backman, speaking of Sound Tigers leaving town (OK, I’ll stop), has signed with Manchester after two years here. […] [Read More]

Grand Rapids wins the Cup

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Brennan Evans scored through traffic with 10:06 to go, Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson added empty-netters, and the Grand Rapids Griffins finally buried Syracuse in six games and won the Calder Cup. The Griffins fell behind in the first, scored two in the second, got tied up, and finally got that goal. It’s the Griffins’ […] [Read More]

Monday, idle here

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Gotta love heading to the rink on a Monday morning knowing its playoff time. Other teams are not so lucky… #WBSPens — Chad Kolarik (@CKolarik) April 22, 2013 That’s, um, former Connecticut Whale forward Chad Kolarik. And I don’t know about you, but I could feel that one from here. So you’ve noticed some changes […] [Read More]

Bring in the closers

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They got a little bit from everyone, getting the rookie goal-scoring record from one guy, getting their standout young defenseman a share of the league lead, getting another strong comeback game from their goalie. But a couple of the kids had big nights tonight, too, one on the scoresheet, the other more subtly. Well, subtle […] [Read More]

Spam’d/Syracuse

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(Not that one has anything to do with the other. I assume.) We were positively bombarded with spam comments last night, so it was a lot of “select all-delete” this morning. If I caught up yours in the sweep, (1) apologies, (b) either repost or email me and I’ll go find it. Thanks/sorry. (Also, we […] [Read More]

McDonald named captain/DeFazio gets six (further updated)

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Edit: Probably shoulda waited. Could be a newsy day. The Sound Tigers have chosen Colin McDonald as the team’s eighth captain. Casey Cizikas will wear one ‘A’, and the other will be split between Jon Landry (home) and Matt Watkins (road). –Edit again: The league handed Brandon DeFazio a six-game suspension for leaving the bench […] [Read More]