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Status quo until the release comes: Monday notes

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Same cast of characters on the ice today, including Sebastian Collberg on his 21st birthday*. It may not be the same for long, because they may need a replacement: Official word should come down today on Scott Mayfield’s suspension for leaving the penalty box. Will be writing more about it for the paper. They will […] [Read More]

A chair may have feared for its life, Vol 2: Tuesday notes

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Things got a little crazy when @TheSoundTigers hung out at #JerryJerry! We hope you guys had fun & come back soon! pic.twitter.com/ehbmoItheQ — Jerry Springer Show (@SpringerTV) February 10, 2015 Not a bad day off, I guess. “It was fun. I watched it as a kid,” said Kevin Czuczman. He said they were told the […] [Read More]

Somewhere not in the swamps of Jersey: Albany pregame

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Just up the road 11 years ago tomorrow, Bridgeport played Albany in the Meadowlands at Continental Airlines Arena, later the Izod Center, soon to be closed. Mattias Timander had just been traded. Bridgeport lost 2-1 that Thursday night. At a newer building in a downtown setting, the Sound Tigers will meet a team that isn’t […] [Read More]

Shots on goal, near goal, around goal: Providence pre/postgame

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Those first 25 minutes, man. I know I didn’t tweet ‘em much (sigh), but what I got out, I guess, helped do them in. Game could’ve been over. It seemed Providence couldn’t cross the blue line in the first period. Bridgeport kept going the other way and not scoring. Or not getting a shot off. […] [Read More]

Stop that (and that) (and that): Wednesday notes

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Fun little practice today, in which the lines and pairs were as they’ve been with the addition of one Matt Lashoff, paired with Loic Leduc. At the end they went to a drill, one net on each blue line, top three lines (including Sebastian Collberg, still in red, which Brent Thompson said surprised him a […] [Read More]

Change at the top

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We let this pass kind of quietly after discussing it along the way, but Brett Gallant’s fight with Dylan McIlrath in Sunday’s game gave him the team record. Name Years PIM Brett Gallant 2010-15 707 Eric Godard 2001-05 705 Micheal Haley 2007-12 639 Graham Belak 2001-05 434 Pascal Morency 2007-10 416 Through 1/11/15 [Read More]

Showing up early: Hartford pregame

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Figuring out when to set my alarm led me to realize it was the first time I was setting it for quite this trip at quite this time. This will only be the fourth Bridgeport visit to Hartford on a Sunday in the regular season, and the earliest start. And as it turns out, the […] [Read More]

Trivia 2014 (plus bonus practice note)

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Come for the trivia, stay for the note from practice (in front of a couple of Jersey high school teams) embedded within… The once and future coach, Brent Thompson, returned to Bridgeport this year, which calls to mind nonconsecutive things of all sorts. 1) A number of Sound Tigers have had nonconsecutive Bridgeport careers, been […] [Read More]

Taking advantage: WBS postgame

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You play them as they come, traffic and weather and mechanics permitting, and sometimes you catch a team when they’re suffering. Goodness knows the shoe has been on the other foot before. A solid, effective game, from all accounts — listened to a bit when possible, but don’t know much at the moment beyond tweets […] [Read More]

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]