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Rearrangement pre-Norfolk: Monday notes

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The past two games, C.J. Stretch had sat late after penalties. His spot on that line was occupied by Alan Quine this morning, between Cory Conacher and Harry Zolnierczyk (Mike Halmo: upper body, day-to-day*). Peter Sivak was up with Kael Mouillierat and Colin McDonald. “It’s a discipline issue,” Brent Thompson said after he’d skated the […] [Read More]

Killing them: WBS postgame

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We are eight days shy of the 10th anniversary — seriously? How the heck — of the seven-second-delay game, in which Greg Cronin let loose on a Wes McCauley no-goal call in his postgame interview, complete with visual aids (the game film). Brent Thompson didn’t break out video on us for this one, so it’s […] [Read More]

Memory, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton: WBS pregame

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Memory is strange. I walked in this morning and said I’d go around the corner to the runway to watch the skate. There’s no runway here, though; that’s in Manchester, where there’s a similar hallway and similar bowels. I was surprised this morning to walk in and find only one banner hanging in the rafters […] [Read More]

Sivak, day-to-days, etc.: Wednesday notes

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Sorry for the delay. Computer problems, another assignment… ah, you don’t care. The newsiest bit, anyway, was that Colton Gillies wasn’t on the ice. Just banged up and day-to-day, Brent Thompson said. Peter Sivak, back up from Stockton, was alongside Johan Sundstrom and Justin Courtnall today. “He’s going to play,” Thompson said of Sivak. “He’s […] [Read More]

Emotion, passion, effort: Springfield postgame

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Thompson: "We didn't play with any emotion. We didn't play with any passion. We didn't work hard. It's that simple." #BST — Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) November 22, 2014 Pretty much. See you tomorrow. …… Perspective: “We’re having trouble playing against those guys for whatever reason,” Colin McDonald said. “One thing I’ve learned in this league, […] [Read More]

Reinhart back in blue: Wednesday notes

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Same crew as yesterday for Bridgeport; biggest change was Griffin Reinhart out of no-contact red, into regular-defenseman’s blue after yesterday’s hard practice. (Also the return of skills coach Bernie Cassell, always welcome.) Rocco Grimaldi played a doubleheader Tuesday, starting San Antonio’s morning game against Oklahoma City, then joining the Florida Panthers in L.A. It’s been […] [Read More]

Poulin Wall ’14: Hartford postgame 1

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You look up at the end of the night, and it’s 6-1, and the goaltender ends up third star. Sometimes credit for the goalie gets a little lost in a night like this. “He didn’t get lost,” Brent Thompson said. “He was very noticeable. … Whenever there was a breakdown, he was there to shut […] [Read More]

Ruining averages: 6-for-6 Albany postgame

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When Ben Thomson was penalized for roughing up Colin McDonald — who’d neatly rope-a-doped Darcy Zajac three minutes earlier, making Bridgeport 6-for-6, seriously, SIX-FOR-SIX, on the power play — and Kael Mouillierat stepped in to cut him off, I thought, well-played, kid. Even this thing up. Playing with fire here. Mouillierat didn’t get a penalty. […] [Read More]

Unusual circumstances, changes: Friday notes

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Rulebook geekery plus rarity equals much fun Presumably the last word on the Leggio Adventure this week, about the Leggio Rule, from David Leggio himself after the AHL rewrote Rule 63.5 yesterday to give a goalie a game misconduct for such a play: “If that’s what they feel is best for the game, I agree […] [Read More]

Not bad on the penalty kill: Norfolk postgame

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It almost looks kinda placid, doesn’t it? Norfolk with 15 shots in the second period despite 11:00 of power-play time: As my grandfather used to say when he’d ask how much something cost, since it didn’t cost him anything, “that’s not bad.” Contained within those four-plus power plays and 11 minutes with 1:26 of five-on-three, […] [Read More]