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Poulin opts in: holiday weekend notes

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A newsy local bit as Kevin Poulin exercised his right to salary arbitration, one of 20 restricted free agents to do so. That essentially takes him off the market; either he and the Islanders will agree to a new contract, or an arbitrator will do it for them. From Pittsburgh on the “new approach” to […] [Read More]

They have to make it up in June: Wednesday notes

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Snow day. Or sleet day. Or freezing rain day. Or whatever the heck that was beating on the window this morning. The roads were awful, most of the state was closed, and the Sound Tigers’ practice was cancelled. (Looks like the boys got the workout in, though; nice touch.) They’ll be back at it tomorrow, […] [Read More]

Muscle memory/Monday notes

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Fun story, I hope: Kind of awesome/scary. Was looking for something on YouTube the other day, and one of the recommendations on the margin was, remarkably and for some unknown algorithmic reason, an upload of a vinyl rip of The Beatles’ Second Album* in full. Had to give it a listen. (Yay, harmonica fills on […] [Read More]

Post-Bowl returns

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The team got Super Bowl Sunday off and didn’t skate again Monday, so back to work Tuesday. And after two days off, they worked hard. Good, hard skate. Lineup looked similar to the past few games. They were today without Nathan McIver, who got an extra day for a lower-body injury, but Scott Pellerin said […] [Read More]

Break time

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Odd game. Seems like a decent start: no shots on goal. Seems like Bridgeport’s doing OK: down 1-0. Seems like it’s doing fine, getting chances: down 2-0. Scott Pellerin was a little concerned about the body language as things went against them, dealing with the frustration. He was concerned about the 60-minute consistency. He was […] [Read More]

Break time

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Odd game. Seems like a decent start: no shots on goal. Seems like Bridgeport’s doing OK: down 1-0. Seems like it’s doing fine, getting chances: down 2-0. Scott Pellerin was a little concerned about the body language as things went against them, dealing with the frustration. He was concerned about the 60-minute consistency. He was […] [Read More]

Portland liveblog: Breaking out

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After his four-point game Sunday, Colin McDonald noted that he hadn’t scored a goal in a while: 11 games, since the Norfolk game in the morning. It kind of surprisingly goes deeper. A few games ago, when he and his linemates had gone a couple of games without scoring, I’d wondered what kinds of droughts, […] [Read More]

Not brake time

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“I think it was a strong effort to turn around the game,” David Ullstrom said, and in a way, they did it twice. “We let off the gas.” They started slow again, and they recaptured the momentum, and when Johan Sundstrom scored twice in the first 7:36 of the third period, you figured they’d climbed […] [Read More]

Special guests

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“Miserlou” to “Help” to “I Can’t Explain” in the second intermission of Sacred Heart’s 2-2 tie against American International. That yielded to a very different pregame mix during Sound Tigers warmup. Interesting. Also interesting: Jack Capuano will be with Bridgeport’s coaches behind the bench tonight. Phil asked Scott Pellerin about it, so tune into the […] [Read More]

Special guests

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“Miserlou” to “Help” to “I Can’t Explain” in the second intermission of Sacred Heart’s 2-2 tie against American International. That yielded to a very different pregame mix during Sound Tigers warmup. Interesting. Also interesting: Jack Capuano will be with Bridgeport’s coaches behind the bench tonight. Phil asked Scott Pellerin about it, so tune into the […] [Read More]