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World’s Largest Traveling Penalty Party!

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Had time during Family Guy, so what the heck. Dec. 6, 2014, at Lehigh Valley: SITUATION Incidences Total time LV goals BPT goals 5-on-5 10 38:19 2 2 4-on-4 3 5:02 0 0 3-on-3 1 0:51 0 0 B 5-on-4 5 8:31 0 0 B 4-on-3 1 0:08 0 0 L 5-on-4 6 9:19 0 […] [Read More]

On fancystats and accurate estimates

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Stats post, wading into deep water without the little swimmy things… Expansion and sources on Wednesday’s story: Start Here, @joshweissbock’s post Sunday night with estimated Fenwick Close and PDO numbers for the AHL. “Bridgeport is bad,” he writes. “WATCH THE GAME, NERD” I hear a cry. Well, I do, usually. Try to. Attempt. When not […] [Read More]
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Good problems to have, etc.: Hartford pregame 2

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John Persson back in, C.J. Stretch out tonight. “We’ve got a lot of good players,” Thompson said. That, they do. Kael Mouillierat moves back to the middle for Stretch as Persson moves into Mouillierat’s spot. The third and fourth lines, both effective last night, remain intact. One to scratch each way. Pedan did take the […] [Read More]

First Islanders cuts

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The Islanders’ first cuts include Sebastian Collberg, Jesse Graham, Loic Leduc, Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech, assigned to Bridgeport. Sound Tigers contracts Chris Langkow, Scooter Vaughan, C.J. Stretch, Mark Nemec and Philippe Trudeau were also released from assorted NHL tryouts. Unsigned draft pick Lukas Sutter was also sent to Bridgeport’s camp, which Arthur Staple noted […] [Read More]

Watching the Final and the comics: Friday notes

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The AHL summarized the multimedia broadcast coverage schedule for the Calder Cup Final. Without NHL Network ourselves and not being otherwise flush with the cash, we’ll be listening to either Brian Rogers or Owen Newkirk, figuring we can’t go wrong either way, when we’re not otherwise working. (Busy few weeks, as you may’ve noted on […] [Read More]

Final set/Don’t Score Fourth: Tuesday notes

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St. John’s clinched the first berth in the Calder Cup Final with a 5-0 win tonight at Mile One. Blair Riley’s first of the playoffs was the first in a three-goal third period to put it away. He, Kael Mouillierat and Jordan Hill have a chance to become former Sound Tigers to win the Calder […] [Read More]

Thirteen Years Gone: Hartford postgame

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So the last day. Poulin’s spectacular, hecklers be damned (we’ll take the sober ones over the drunk ones; that’s a rant for another day). One deflection by a guy untouched at the top of the crease. They can’t find a way to beat Dov Grumet-Morris, equally stellar, who robs Sundstrom on a power-play glove save […] [Read More]

The Drought at 11: annual playoff-winless examination

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Let’s get this annual endless bit of exposition out of the way. It keeps growing, somehow. Used to be like one paragraph. Anyway. The Sound Tigers last won a playoff series in 2003. (Game 3 against Manchester was 11 years ago tonight, as it happens, also a Friday.) Since then, 25 of the other 29 […] [Read More]

Less-than-magic numbers: Late Wednesday notes

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Stockton added Mathieu Gagnon and Andrey Pedan to their roster, leaving one spot open for everybody else. Adirondack beat Syracuse in a shootout, relegating Bridgeport to last place in the Northeast Division. (Adam Erne of North Branford scored his first pro goal for the Crunch.) Portland lost in a shootout to Albany (clinching a Devils […] [Read More]

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]