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No continuation, another loss: Worcester postgame

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Biggest difference between this thing and Saturday’s win? “Overall urgency,” Brent Thompson said. “Each one-on-one battle. That was the difference. We didn’t win enough one-on-one battles. We lost D-side positioning.” The Sharks scored two quick goals in the second and didn’t have that lead particularly threatened. There were a few big drives on the power […] [Read More]

Halmo, Mouillierat, Mayfield back

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Two-thirds of a top line — or, a third of their top six — returns tonight for the Sound Tigers. Mike Halmo’s back from injury; Kael Mouillierat’s back from the NHL. Lengthens the lineup just a tiny bit, no? Scott Mayfield comes back from his six-game suspension, too. The Sharks have one to scratch. First […] [Read More]

More ins and outs: Tuesday notes

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Bridgeport was still missing Brett Gallant this morning, but Ryan Pulock was back on the ice. Mike Halmo could be ready to go: “I think we’re going to try,” Brent Thompson said. “We’re excited to have that leadership back in the lineup. Obviously we’re going to give him some leeway.” That practice was over before […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Halmo, RIP

No days off: Monday notes, pre-deadline

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No day off for the Sound Tigers. Brent Thompson changed plans last night and called them in for practice this morning at Wonderland. Skating, hard-working drills, more skating, more hard-working drills with skating, skating. No one lingered afterward, as you’d expect. Matt Carkner was the only one not on the ice. “Maintenance day,” Brent Thompson […] [Read More]
Categories: Carkner, Halmo

Ness an all-star: Thursday notes

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What’s here is about ready to go: Sebastian Collberg is out of his red jersey, back in white (along with the three who skated on that line Sunday, Alan Quine, Kael Mouillierat and Colin McDonald). The rest looked much the same as they have the past few days. What’s not: Mike Halmo, Brent Thompson said, […] [Read More]
Categories: Halmo, Ness, Pulock

Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

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The New York Islanders’ reassignment of Griffin Reinhart back to Bridgeport — the Big Club has two spots open now after putting Michael Grabner back on IR, and Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both practiced today — came while the Sound Tigers were on the ice Wednesday. So, things there looked pretty much as they […] [Read More]

Conacher in, Halmo out: Hartford pregame

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No Mike Halmo today — reportedly injured in Friday night’s loss in Wilkes-Barre; hoping for more after the game — so Cory Conacher makes his Bridgeport debut in Halmo’s spot (well, on the right side, from the rushes) with C.J. Stretch and Harry Zolnierczyk. Otherwise similar, though it looks like Justin Courtnall slots back in […] [Read More]
Categories: Conacher, Halmo, Hartford, Pregame

Line realignment: Thursday notes

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Mike Halmo, as foretold, appears ready to go, and if today’s practice is an indication, his return rearranges the longest-standing combination up front. Halmo was in the spot where John Persson has been, next to C.J. Stretch and Harry Zolnierczyk; John Persson was where Brett Gallant has been, with Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan. Obviously […] [Read More]

Knock It Off, Day 3/Admirals reinforcements: Tuesday notes

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We were warned about David Leggio’s personality coming in. It’s been in clear focus the past few days. Radio appearance early this afternoon, Marek vs. Wyshynski at about 2:20. We chatted a bit about the attention today for tomorrow’s paper. Mike Halmo practiced today; took the whole thing. “One more day of rest can’t hurt,” […] [Read More]

Taking aim at the A with ‘A’s: end of preseason notes

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I asked Mike Halmo what the ‘A’ meant to him. He thought I said the aim, meaning for tomorrow, and said “The guys are excited. We’ve been cooped up a while. I think everybody’s ready to play for keeps. … It’s time to show what we can do.” Liked that, but I meant something different: […] [Read More]