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Awaiting arrivals, remembering departures: Tuesday notes

The only new face on the ice this morning for Bridgeport was Kent Simpson, up from Stockton, just in time for yet another hard skate. The other additions — Dustin Jeffrey, acquired for Cory Conacher yesterday; Mark Louis, for David Leggio; and Dyson Stevenson, last night for Matt Lashoff in an AHL deal — were […] [Read More]
Categories: Conacher, Lashoff, Leggio, RIP

Embarrassed: WBS postgame

That’s the word. Heard it from everywhere. Ugly day. Uninspired. A couple of pushes — Matt Murray was complementary and said they came at the start of each period; there’s a broken-up two-on-one in the second period that could’ve changed things, sure, but still — but not enough. “Obviously we’re all embarrassed,” Thompson said. “Games […] [Read More]
Categories: Postgame, RIP, Wilkes-Barre

Shut out (different) loss (same): Springfield postgame

Fran Sypek, former Falcons beat writer for the Republican, understood where I was sitting during this one. He saw some tough years, too, and understands the fun of trying to come up with something different each night. (Mine today, though planned during the week, was to talk to Jaime Sifers this morning. I figured this […] [Read More]

(Another) heartbreaker: Springfield postgame

My first “who to talk to” instinct was Colton Gillies. He walked out of the room with a bit of a muffled scream after this one, so I felt like the instinct was going to work out. “Heartbreaking” came up once or twice. “The feeling in the room, at least, is we’re so close,” Gillies […] [Read More]

‘Rat to the Show: Friday notes

The Islanders needed a forward with Mikhail Grabovski out indefinitely, and they called for Kael Mouillierat. Playing under his first NHL deal this year, he could make his NHL debut. “It’s well-deserved, well-earned, considering the course of his career,” Brent Thompson said. “He’s been one of our top forwards, one of our key players on […] [Read More]

Pulock coming back: Thursday notes

Ryan Pulock was back taking the first set of drills alongside Aaron Ness at Wonderland today, which was a good tipoff: Bridgeport’s expecting Pulock to be available this weekend for the first time since Jan. 2. Everything’s feeling good, he said. More on him in tomorrow’s paper. Chris Langkow and Justin Courtnall were back on […] [Read More]
Categories: Pulock, RIP, Sutter

Yes, yes, yes, there was no skate: Wednesday notes

What’s this about the strongest man in the world? Anyway. The Sound Tigers didn’t skate this morning; stuff off-ice. Back on the ice tomorrow. The Islanders put Casey Cizikas on injured reserve, so there’s a spot open should the Big Club desire to use it. Steve Oleksy was sent back to Hershey, so perhaps tag-teaming […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, RIP

In 3D? Tuesday notes

One of those remarkable mornings when you’ve almost got more defensemen than forwards. With Sebastian Collberg and Mike Halmo in red still, Bridgeport had 12 forwards on the ice. Colton Gillies was still feeling it but back in action; Chris Langkow is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and Justin Courtnall is sick. There were nine […] [Read More]

Carrots and measuring sticks: Hershey postgame

That defensive-zone coverage… “terrible,” Brent Thompson said. Intensifiers optional. “The effort is there. Our effort is great, but we work stupid,” Thompson said. Stuff will happen; five-on-threes after weird or unfortunate penalties, two-on-ones moments after you nearly score yourself. And Hershey’s no slouch, with points in 13 consecutive games. But it seems every time Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Brutal bus rides: Hershey pregame

The Sound Tigers got back to town after midnight last night after a 3 p.m. game in Manchester. Hershey’s brutal ride after a 7 p.m. home game got the Bears here at almost 5 a.m. Three-in-three. Good luck, gentlemen. Last night’s three scratches get back in for Bridgeport, nine points back with 26 games to […] [Read More]
Categories: Hershey, Pregame, RIP