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Blow, ye winds, etc.: Tuesday notes

The traditional “You may want to evacuate the media center” thunderstorm hit the GHO Travelers Championship this afternoon. Most of us stayed. We survived. Actually, had I left, I might’ve wound up in the middle of all those falling trees in Wallingford, which might’ve been a bad time. As it is, it’s always a good […] [Read More]

Coaches for everyone: Thursday notes

Busy day on the carousel. The Penguins made Mike Sullivan official Thursday; Grand Rapids will be official tomorrow, and all reports are that it’s Todd Nelson. Ron Rolston will coach Springfield. And a pretty interesting bombshell out of a Dan Bylsma/Tim Murray presser: Instead of joining the Flyers, Terry Murray will assist Bylsma in Buffalo, […] [Read More]

Tage Thompson to UConn; Nas to the Show: Wednesday notes

UConn officially welcomed Tage Thompson as part of its 2015-16 freshman class. Brent’s older son, U-18 World Champion and all, pushed up his high school graduation a year to join this group. As Jonathan Bombulie I think first speculated and pretty sure first reported, Alain Nasreddine rejoined John Hynes in New Jersey as an assistant […] [Read More]

New affiliate: Thursday notes (update: Sunny goes home)

The ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks announced a two-year affiliation with the Islanders. Richard Matvichuk is their head coach. Based in Independence, next door to Kansas City. Unfortunately no New England twirl for the Mavericks this season. There’s a report from Sweden (h/t EliteProspects) saying Frolunda will introduce Johan Sundstrom on Friday. Edit, 4:15 a.m.: Indeed, they’ve […] [Read More]

Series continue: Wednesday notes

Manchester lost 3-2, and in the war of attrition, they got hit hard, losing J.S. Berube and MVP Brian O’Neill to injuries. (They’d signed goalie Jeff Lerg to a PTO this week, so maybe there was something going on.) Utica, back in the series after two overtime losses, lost Hunter Shinkaruk and Brandon DeFazio. We’ll […] [Read More]

Saffan out: Tuesday notes

Get home from lacrosse to a tip from the office that proves true: Howard Saffan went to Long Island for a meeting today and came back no longer president of the Sound Tigers or Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment. The Islanders haven’t returned a call. Saffan’s reaction after a decade in that spot is in […] [Read More]

Adieu, Colisee / Comets lead: Sunday notes

Islanders draft pick Michael Dal Colle and the Oshawa Generals are Memorial Cup champions after a 2-1 overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets. Dal Colle had five points in four games at the tournament. That’s the last game at Le Colisee in Quebec. Bridgeport won its only visit, March 6, 2002; Patrick Leahy broke a […] [Read More]

Winner for DeFazio: Sunday notes

The scoring was done early, and Brandon DeFazio got the game-winner in [Read More]
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