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Some late-Thursday links

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After a night at softball: Chris Bourque back to the Caps and likely Hershey. No word on Aucoin and Giroux. Jason LaBarbera to the Flyers and likely Allentown. Michelle on Twitter pointed out this. I have an assortment of assumptions about it, but though I’m hoping for further clarification, I was told he did sign […] [Read More]
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Paliotta to Columbus

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Three days ago, we got all excited about Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty joining Westport’s Michael Paliotta, his ex-USA Hockey teammate, with the Chicago Blackhawks after Haggerty was traded there. Today Paliotta’s gone, part of a seven-player-plus-a-pick trade that sends him with centerpiece Brandon Saad to Columbus. Marko Dano and former Ranger Artem Anisimov are the bigger […] [Read More]

Blow, ye winds, etc.: Tuesday notes

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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]

Monarchs reign over East: Wednesday notes

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It ends for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the conference final, a 3-1 loss to Manchester for a four-game Monarchs sweep and the future Ontario Reign’s first trip to the Calder Cup Final, which begins next weekend. Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty tied it in the second period, but Greenwich’s Sean Backman, off to the final, assisted […] [Read More]

Even out West: Monday notes

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Dylan Larkin’s second pro game went OK: The latest hotshot Red Wings prospect scored his first two pro goals in the first period Monday night as Grand Rapids held on to beat Utica 4-2 and tie the Western Conference Final at 1. The series takes a few days off before they play Thursday, Friday and […] [Read More]
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Monarchs win Game 1 vs. Hartford

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First game in the Eastern Conference Final to the Manchester Monarchs: Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch (his second) scored in the second period to break a 1-1 tie, enough to withstand Mat Bodie’s third-period goal in a 3-2 win at Verizon Wireless Arena. J.F. Berube made 24 saves for the Monarchs against Yann Danis’ 22. […] [Read More]

Comets hit Barons/adieu, Dave: Wednesday notes

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Utica completes the final four in the AHL with a 1-0 win over Oklahoma City in Game 7 of the Western Conference semis. Alexandre Grenier scored with 12:49 left in the game, and Jacob Markstrom (in the company of Johnny Bower in the history books, per the AHL) made 35 saves. So that’s it for […] [Read More]

Game 7, All-Star Game, stolen stuff: Monday notes

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There’ll be a Game 7 in the AHL this year: Oklahoma City got goals from Brad Hunt and Ryan Hamilton and 33 saves from Richard Bachman, surviving Sven Baertschi’s late goal to beat Utica 2-1. Game 7 is Wednesday in Utica. David Andrews has called for the youth of the American League to convene in […] [Read More]