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Without Pulock: Hershey liveblog

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No roadie for us, but an extra one for Ryan Pulock, called up this afternoon to make seven defensemen with Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. We’ll hang out here and listen to a game with a suddenly thinned-out Bridgeport defense corps — these things change in a day, don’t they? good thing for versatility — […] [Read More]

Back to resembling normal: Tuesday notes

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All hands on deck this morning for Bridgeport, including Jesse Graham (in non-contact red), Johan Sundstrom (back in green with the full line that played the other day, Persson-Quine-Gillies) and Ryan Pulock (so evidently the just-in-case case did not materialize). Scooter Vaughan was back in forward’s light blue though he took some shifts on defense […] [Read More]

Blasting away: Hartford postgame 2

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Normally I write about something, and… well, it’s like the SI cover jinx. Sometimes it’s just regression to the mean. But last week I wrote Griffin Reinhart, and he got hurt. This week, I wrote Ryan Pulock to advance the weekend… and he’s got three goals in two games. It struck me even last night […] [Read More]

Pedan to Stockton, attrition: Thursday notes

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He wasn’t cracking the top six here with the present cast, so Andrey Pedan got a seat on a plane… though not the best seat. He’ll join Stockton for the Thunder’s two games in Idaho this weekend. Brent Thompson said he’ll be back, but he’s got to play, and with eight defensemen, he wasn’t expected […] [Read More]

Off-day bits: Wednesday notes

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Team got the day off today. Two further days of practice before Saturday’s trip to Albany, then Springfield in town Sunday (with the president across town). Mike Russo says referee Dave Lewis broke his jaw last night in Boston. Fits right in with the Wild. Of course, who isn’t hurt in Boston right now? (Mark […] [Read More]

Familiar line change/Huskies vs. Bobcats: Tuesday notes

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One swap — well, one and a half — from Sunday’s lines to note: A trio we saw a bit Sunday, Lee-Quine-Mouillierat, was together, giving a longer look at Alan Quine in the middle and Kael Mouillierat on the wing. That put Sebastian Collberg where Quine started Sunday, with Mike Halmo and Johan Sundstrom. Mark […] [Read More]

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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Fairly sure Griffin Reinhart played more tonight than in his last two NHL games combined. For the second time in three games, a defenseman was missing most of the night (see the pregame post for Aaron Ness’ update; tonight, Andrey Pedan gets the ever-popular interference major/game misconduct for a hit on Stefan Matteau). Then with […] [Read More]

Chemistry lessons ’15: Thursday notes

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Another few tweaks to the top-nine forwards this morning: Lee-Mouillierat-Collberg, Persson-Quine-Halmo, Zolnierczyk-Sundstrom-Gillies. “Chemistry,” Brent Thompson said. “Just trying to find chemistry.” It’s that time of year. It was Game 7 last year when Lee-Strome-Halmo first started together. Lukas Sutter has an AHL deal, as Darrell Romuld reported; the lone tryout remaining is Colton Gillies. It […] [Read More]

JJ goes home: Tuesday/Wednesday notes

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Still on vacation but checking in on Twitter: A few moves the past couple of days, including one of note today as Justin Johnson goes home, signing with the Alaska Aces. Tim Leone meets Jon Landry; good stuff ensues. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan, off an NCAA title with Union, signs with Cincinnati. Ryan Walters’ agent says […] [Read More]

Remembering, three years later: weekend notes

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Sept. 7 remains a great day in lots of ways for me: important family day, and it’s the anniversary of the blog (entering its 10th season, somehow). But now it’s also the anniversary of the Lokomotiv plane crash. Still devastating to think about checking the Yaroslavl roster page over at EliteProspects that night three years […] [Read More]