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Comeback wins: Springfield postgame

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Coming back from injury Saturday, going back-to-back, Aaron Ness took some good whacks early in Sunday’s game. There was a hard, lateish hit behind the Bridgeport net from Josh Anderson. There was a slash from Brian Gibbons. They both left him looking uncomfortable. “It was a tough game. A lot of things going on there,” […] [Read More]

Taking aim at the A with ‘A’s: end of preseason notes

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I asked Mike Halmo what the ‘A’ meant to him. He thought I said the aim, meaning for tomorrow, and said “The guys are excited. We’ve been cooped up a while. I think everybody’s ready to play for keeps. … It’s time to show what we can do.” Liked that, but I meant something different: […] [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]

Day planners due Wednesday: Tuesday notes

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Schedule. Wednesday. 11 a.m. #wheresmyspycamera.* Over the Boards reported that Tage Thompson, Brent’s son, has committed to UConn. Tage is Class of 2016 for high school, so it’s a couple of years away. Former Fairfield Prepster Will Brophy tweeted the other night that he’s given his commitment to Holy Cross. Tim Leone notes that there’s […] [Read More]

Chicken Tenders ’14/Christmas Eve: Monday notes

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Happy Canada Day… and Merry Christmas. Didn’t do the annual list of the nontendered, or more accurately didn’t seek them out as aggressively, in part because of this year’s timing: the actual full free agents list should be out about 11 hours, as I post this. The ones I caught along the way are below. […] [Read More]
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Stars go up: Wednesday notes

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The Sound Tiger factor continues: Six goals in the final for St. John’s, five of them by former Sound Tigers. But Jordan Hill was out, Kael Mouillierat got the only IceCaps goal, and Travis Morin won Game 3 7:20 into overtime. The Stars take a 2-1 series lead after the AHL’s first overtime game since […] [Read More]

One in, one out: Wednesday notes

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The biggest-name remaining draft pick to sign for the Islanders was Ville Pokka. Pokka signed. There you go. Jesse Graham is the lone remaining player whose rights could expire for the Islanders on Sunday. If I count correctly, that’s 32 NHL contracts for next year (1 G, 13 D, 18 F), not counting restricted free […] [Read More]

Flames in Adirondack: Friday notes

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Glens Falls is now home to the Adirondack Flames, complete with something resembling the old Atlanta Flames logo. Clear victory. The buzz out of that press conference was that the Flames will wind up in the Western Conference with Utica et al. They made official as well that former Portland boss Brian Petrovek will run […] [Read More]

Bridgeport 2, Belarus 1: Friday notes

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Brock Nelson and Colin McDonald both scored (and considering the way Sound Tigers score on their birthdays*, it’s an upset Matt Donovan didn’t get in the act) as the U.S. opened the World Championship with a 6-1 win over host Belarus in Minsk**. Solid start all around. Russia also got off to a good start […] [Read More]

Whited out: Tuesday notes

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It snowed in St. John’s. No, really*. Snowed. Like mad, apparently. Didn’t cool off Norfolk, which won its fourth in a row, with the winner from John Kurtz, who had five goals in the regular season and 14 in his AHL career. Playoff hockey, baby. John Gibson made 42 saves, and rookie Nic Kerdiles had […] [Read More]