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Free agency, Day 2: Many in, Gallant gone

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Round 2. Today’s the day we expect the Islanders to actually start acknowledging the guys they’re bringing in for Bridgeport. Ren Lavoie reports another this morning: James Wright, former Admiral, Rampage, Lightning, Jet. He played last year in Zagreb, Croatia, with a bunch of former Sound Tigers at one point or another. Yesterday’s crew of […] [Read More]

Free Agency ’15, Day 1: Arcobello to Toronto

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We’ll work off this post unless something crazy happens to change our minds. Happy Canada Day. And Merry Christm… If July 1 UFA frenzy is like Christmas, this is a Christmas when you're too old to get fun toys and know all the gifts are pajamas or socks. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 1, 2015 […] [Read More]

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]

Arcobello non-tendered: Monday notes

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Assembled, to the best of our ability, the annual Chicken Tenders list: players who weren’t tendered a qualifying offer, thus becoming unrestricted free agents Wednesday. A late addition: Milford’s Mark Arcobello, not tendered by Arizona after a season in which he played for four NHL teams. (They also non-tendered John Moore, whom they got from […] [Read More]

Westport/Stamford reunion: Saturday notes

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Out of touch all day*, but one of the radio stations gave me a heads up on the way home about the Rangers’ trade for a Talbot-replacing backup, Antti Raanta. That deal had the side effect of reuniting Michael Paliotta and Ryan Haggerty, the latter dealt in the trade, with Chicago. They’re a couple of […] [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]

Coaches for everyone: Thursday notes

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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

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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]