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Strome all-rookie (Langlois, too)

Ryan Strome obviously had a remarkable rookie year for Bridgeport, though you had to wonder whether voters planned to focus on that brilliance in a short period of time (crazy stat in tomorrow’s notebook; meanwhile, despite playing just 37 games, Strome’s still sixth among rookie scorers) or would reward those who’d been in the AHL […] [Read More]

So they’ve won 12 of 14*

Halmo steps on ice, levels Kessel. Already a fan favorite. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 28, 2014 Not a bad start to the NHL career. A few big hits (four in all in 9:01), a few plays almost made, and Mike Halmo’s an NHLer. Anders Lee scored his second NHL goal on a third-period power […] [Read More]

Recalls in units: Top line goes up

In every game in which Ryan Strome has played for Bridgeport since Oct. 30, the top line has been Anders Lee-Strome-Mike Halmo. The New York Islanders have the option of deploying that line together on Thursday: They recalled the three of them tonight. It’s Halmo’s first call-up. It’s a group that has worked well together […] [Read More]
Categories: Halmo, Lee, Strome

Accurate: skills contest plus Tuesday notes

Ryan Strome hit two posts, then hit four targets in succession to set the bar with a 4-for-6 in the accuracy competition. Then Magnus Nygren and Jason Jaffray matched him. He still gets a share of the title, joining Trent Hunter (same event, 2003 at Portland) as Sound Tigers to win an individual event at […] [Read More]

All-Stars from away, Day 1

That is a whole lot of awesome flags. Hoping for four songs. NESN and MSG Plus and AHL Live tonight if you want to watch it; 6:30 p.m. start. Make it NESN Plus or MSG+2* tomorrow for the game itself.** Rosters: PlanetAHL (Ryan Strome wears 81) and Farjestad (Radek Hamr’s an assistant coach. Missed that. […] [Read More]

Skate a little: Tuesday notes (with edit)

Gimme of the week: After being off for the Super Bowl on Sunday and again on Monday, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers skated. And skated. And skated some more. They’d gone through a practice already, which included three people who weren’t included on Saturday, to differing degrees of involvement. Ryan Strome, feeling OK, took practice in […] [Read More]

Syracuse postgame: hats surrounded by fists

They had a talk two, two and a half weeks ago as John Persson was coming back from injury, about how he has to play, the physical game, the skating, the work on the boards. “And he has to finish,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s got to (be) that down-low, mean player. He’d gotten away from […] [Read More]

Moving the puck: Thursday notes

They worked a little on the power play Thursday morning at Wonderland. They tried some different ideas, Scott Pellerin said, a little trickier because Eric Boguniecki, who coaches the power play, had a family obligation this morning. But got to admit, it was a little cool to watch Ryan Strome work one side and Pierre-Marc […] [Read More]