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Call For Votes: Fake Team Awards 2014

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(Should really have posted this over the weekend. Including newbie Ryan Pulock, who’s in town, you guys have 65 candidates to sort through. And counting.) It’s time once again to vote for our Fake Team Awards. You guys pick the winners of two fake trophies: Fan Favorite (choose your own criteria, ’cause he’s your favorite) […] [Read More]

Where are they now: Springfield pregame

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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]

Round 2: Late Thursday notes

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Brett Gallant vs. George Parros tonight. Did a heck of a job. I feel like I could’ve written twice what I wrote on Gallant’s NHL debut (Friday’s paper, would you?). Space allowed what it allowed, so some stuff hit the floor, but one bit I had to share. Brett’s dad was awesome to chat with […] [Read More]

Who are these guys: Hershey pregame

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Matt Watkins, one of the first guys out for warmup for Hershey, was the captain of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of last season. He played with only three guys dressed for Bridgeport tonight. Steve Oleksy only played with three, too, but that’s only because of Chris Langkow, who obviously left and came […] [Read More]

Philosophy, chemistry, mathematical elimination: Springfield postgame

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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]

Playoffs somewhere: Monday notes

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Bridgeport treated today’s practice a little like a morning skate, Scott Pellerin said, complete with the forwards all wearing orange rather than different colors for different lines. That’s OK. A slew of Sound Tigers weren’t there anymore. Stockton should be loaded up next month. Bridgeport sent Matt Mangene, Jeremy Langlois and Riley Wetmore to the […] [Read More]

Novelty: Hartford postgame

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Today’s Bridgeport lineup, by where they were on Feb. 1: F: UNO-Bakersfield-Evansville Stockton-Yale-Injured Adirondack-Bridgeport-Bridgeport Bridgeport-Bridgeport-Bridgeport D: Injured-RPI Bridgeport-Bridgeport Injured-Ontario G: Islanders Bridgeport Wouldn’t have thought of this if not for what I’d watched the past two days, but I think I saw a couple of Bridgeport’s college guys avoid playing a defensive-zone hand pass in […] [Read More]

No. 56: Tuesday notes

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After sending Adam Brace down yesterday, Bridgeport had Ben Rosen up here today, flying in on the red-eye to practice. He’s the latest to inherit No. 25; I was kind of hoping doubly he might be No. 56, first because that’s the lowest unworn number in team history, but also because he could be the […] [Read More]

Offensive offense: context, Adirondack pregame

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If no one comes back down and Alan Quine (6-16-24) doesn’t go all Mark Arcobello in the last 15 games, Ryan Strome will lead the Sound Tigers in scoring. (Part of that is that pretty much everyone else in hailing distance left with him, but anyway.) Strome left with 13-36-49. By the goals tiebreaker, that […] [Read More]

First-time caller: (early) Wednesday notes

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Trainer Dave Stickney was holding Scott Pellerin’s phone this morning at Wonderland. And when Sticks called Pellerin over, I wondered what was about to go down. But all 23 skaters stayed on the ice. They continued with practice. And then at the end, Stickney handed the phone over again. And nothing happened. So, had to […] [Read More]
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