AMac for Mangene (and some picks)

The Islanders have traded mainstay Andrew MacDonald for a Maine Black Bear and two draft picks. MacDonald goes to the Flyers; they get two picks and Matt Mangene, second-year pro forward who’s been with Adirondack. Capgeek has him a restricted free agent after this year. Edit: As you’d expect, AHL transactions have Mangene assigned to […] [Read More]
Categories: Mangene, Transactions

24 hours to go: Tuesday notes

After an offensively challenged couple of days, Bridgeport’s lines were tweaked when the Sound Tigers got back to work Tuesday. Andrew Clark was where Johan Sundstrom had been Sunday (presumably for the return of Mike Halmo, they wore Argentina/Columbia blue). Sundstrom was with John Persson and Matthew Pistilli. Alan Quine joined the otherwise-intact Mercier-Martin-Diamond trio. […] [Read More]

Johnson signs with the Islanders

As first noted by Justin Bourne and confirmed on the AHL transactions, Justin Johnson has himself an NHL deal. He remains with Bridgeport. Believe that’s his first NHL contract at age 32. [Read More]
Categories: Johnson

Arcobello Player of the Week

We joked last night about the hundreds of points Milford’s/Fairfield Prep’s/Yale’s Mark Arcobello had in his nine AHL games. To stay true to the joke, we should probably say he had 244 of them in three games this week to earn AHL Player of the Week honors. It was only seven (3-4-7), but still. [Read More]

Power outage: Utica postgame

When it comes down to it, kind of an even game in a lot of ways. One even-strength goal each way. Shots on goal just about even. Even-strength attempts pretty close to even. Both goalies made some big ones. The difference is an 0-for-8 vs. a 1-for-5. Talked kind of heavily in the gamer (and […] [Read More]

Halmo’s back: Utica pregame

With the return of Frans Nielsen up top, Mike Halmo comes back here. For now, at least. Wednesday at 3 p.m. creeps ever closer. He appears to take Matthew Pistilli’s spot today. The other lines revert to Friday-like, but the third defense pair appears to swap out entirely to get them back in. One to […] [Read More]
Categories: Halmo, Pregame, Utica

Eight is not happening: Worcester postgame

Streak’s over. “It (is objectionable or inadequate),” Matt Donovan said. “Obviously you want to keep that streak going. I felt that was a very winnable game if we showed up the first 40 and played like we did in the third. It was ours to take, those two points.” A rough first two periods; a […] [Read More]

Milestones: Worcester pregame

Though Kevin Poulin doesn’t get them there, Bridgeport’s nearing a milestone: If you include the backup goalies and the playoff players, the next new guy to dress for a Sound Tigers game will be No. 400 in team history to wear the sweater during a game. They’re only at 388 who’ve actually played, not counting […] [Read More]