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Draft day: Nino to the Wild/picks/Greenwich everywhere

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Nino Niederreiter and his agent got their wish: Arthur Staple first reported Niederreiter to the Wild for Cal Clutterbuck and a third-round pick today. Clutterbuck adds grit and some skill to the Big Club (and, as I think Katie Strang first noted, was a teammate of John Tavares’ in junior). Niederreiter obviously has bunches of […] [Read More]

The 10th one’s the tricky one

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Switzerland was 9-0 at the World Championship through Saturday. But Sweden is the World Champion, coming back from an early deficit to win gold on Sunday. The U.S. coughed up a 2-0 lead in the bronze-medal game, but Alex Galchenyuk scored on back-to-back shootout attempts, one to keep the thing going and the next to […] [Read More]

Niederreiter, Switzerland looking golden

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The rest of the organization waits at home, but Nino Niederreiter’s playing for gold on Sunday. He scored the first goal on a two-on-one off a neutral-zone turnover, and he assisted on Reto Suri’s breakaway empty-netter (complete with Suri’s awesome leap-into-bench celebration) to put away Switzerland’s 3-0 win over the United States. First chance I’d […] [Read More]

Building block, but over

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So it ends for the Big Club, in overtime at home in Game 6. Fine job to get themselves in; a good step along the way. (“Now do it again,” etc.) Brock Nelson played 7:44 in his NHL debut, on for the Penguins’ second-period goal but drawing five more shifts, up until 6:11 remained in […] [Read More]

Where were we?

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Notes and links: The Big Club continues to impress. Coming back off a tough one Sunday (Islanders fans, you dreaded that first TV time out, no?), they bounced back Tuesday night with a resilient 6-4 win in Game 4 to even up the series. Issue: Arthur Staple says Andrew MacDonald has a broken hand. Tuesday’s […] [Read More]

Staying in it

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Kyle Okposo was somehow not the first star tonight in Pittsburgh as the Big Club got a win in Game 2. The Islanders had a good first period but trailed 3-1. Okposo fought Matt Niskanen after a bump on Matt Moulson left Moulson momentarily shaken. Wasn’t long after that when Colin McDonald banked one in, […] [Read More]

Ends, to seasons and careers

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(Covered my first game since Game 76 tonight. Lacrosse. It ended 19-2. A little different.) Binghamton took a lead to the third. The Penguins scored three, one into an empty net, before the Senators tacked on a goal in the final seconds, too late to avoid a sweep at the Penguins’ hands. Trevor Smith and […] [Read More]

Worcester pregame: Chasing Nino

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Nino Niederreiter has led Bridgeport in scoring, whether outright in points or on the goals tiebreaker, since Bridgeport’s second goal of the season. Casey Cizikas scored the first one off Travis Hamonic’s and Niederreiter’s assists, so Cizikas, technically, was the Sound Tigers’ leading scorer. That lasted 110 seconds before Niederreiter scored the second from Kirill […] [Read More]

Falcons, without Nino

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No Nino Niederreiter: “He did his rehab (Saturday morning), but he’s not 100 percent,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s day-to-day.” Joey Diamond makes his pro debut, with some changes in the line combinations. Pellerin wasn’t positive about his defense in the morning and had Mike Keenan dressed for warmup as an extra defenseman (on top of […] [Read More]

Saturday morning notes

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A few bits for a Saturday morning when the team’s hundreds of miles away: –The AHL announced its all-star starters, and a quarter of them are local: Nino Niederreiter and Matt Donovan in the East; Milford/Fairfield Prep/Yale/everywhere else’s Mark Arcobello for the Rumored Conference. Here’s TV info again if you need it. –St. John’s announced […] [Read More]