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Springfield postgame: I mean, come on

Seriously. “We had a couple of mistakes on the penalty kill that cost us,” Scott Pellerin said. “It’s going to happen in a game. We had some other opportunities to finish, to get two points; 5.4 seconds away from getting a point? Come on.” No way: That’s what I said. He’s frustrated, and it’s hard […] [Read More]

Where are they now: Springfield pregame

As the Big Club wraps things up today: Opening-day Sound Tigers, where they are now: NYI: 10 BST: 7 STK: 4 Traded: 3 Sweden: 1 Players on NHL contracts on each roster now:: NYI: 30 BST: 8 STK: 3 (Junior: 2/Sweden: 2) Players on NYI/BST full-season NHL/AHL contracts: BST: 10 STK: 11 So here we […] [Read More]

Philosophy, chemistry, mathematical elimination: Springfield postgame

Addenda to the Spring Fun 102 workbook: Preschool: Count to 60. Fifth grade math: 144:57+58:18=? Ninth grade math: Using CapGeek contract data, an AHL minimum salary of $41,500 ($32,500 for PTOs), this year’s AHL per diem of $67 and a 209-day AHL regular season, estimate what today’s lineup cost. Tenth grade history: Discuss the causes […] [Read More]

Everybody’s (been) here: Springfield pregame

Including the new guys, Victor Crus Rydberg, Brant Harris and Mathieu Gagnon — that’s all, right? Nobody else new since yesterday? — there’ve been 26 forwards here since the AHL trade deadline. Seriously, 26 in less than a month. Nine of those are down in the Coast; two are up. The D corps has been […] [Read More]

Springfield liveblog: Enough with the snow already

Hit Wonderland for the morning skate (early-morning, because of ice-availability issues), then rather than drive home through the third period, stuck around to watch in the lobby with a bunch of parents. And then I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do: At the overtime buzzer, rather than watch a shootout, I stood […] [Read More]

Special night: Springfield postgame

Scott Pellerin said Ryan Strome’s day-to-day. The team’s off until Tuesday after keeping Springfield winless in five, so there’s two days right now. Odd, if you think about it, but with all the PK time, it’s not like he missed all that much tonight. I had Andrew Clark for five shifts in the first and […] [Read More]

Springfield pregame, one hopes

Technical difficulties keeping a wireless connection for the moment; hoping this makes it. No Strome. Pellerin said he’ll be evaluated tonight. Andrew Clark took over that spot in the third last night and stays there tonight; Joey Diamond gets back in, and Riley Wetmore moves back to center to fill out four lines. Johan Sundstrom […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Springfield

Three in a row: Springfield postgame

“I think we’ve just found our game,” Kenny Reiter said. “How we played last night, we played the same way tonight.” “We’ve come together,” Chris Langkow said, “and we’re just helping each other out through the process, being positive and just keeping it simple. … It’s a big stepping stone for us.” It’s a big […] [Read More]

Without Gallant: Springfield pregame

Brett Gallant moved four behind Micheal Haley’s team record for career fighting majors last night (Haley 65, Eric Godard 63, Gallant now 61), but he won’t get any closer tonight, sitting out with an injury suffered last night. Will ask more about that postgame, but in the meantime that gets Justin Johnson back in for […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, Pregame, Springfield

Snowballed: Springfield postgame

Went to the wrong spot first, apparently; missed Mike Keenan, whose take I wanted on Goals 2 and 3 of this one. With a 1-0 lead, Bridgeport proceeded to give up three in the second. One came on a Springfield clear that Keenan couldn’t keep in, which sent the Falcons on a rush; the shot […] [Read More]