Pellerin out, Thompson back

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Scott Pellerin is out as Bridgeport coach. His predecesor, Brent Thompson, returns. More in a bit. –Eric Boguniecki and Doug Holewa will return as assistants, by the way. First time as a trio, as Holewa came in when Bertani was promoted along with Thompson. –Scott Pellerin: “Obviously I want to thank the organization for the […] [Read More]
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If we win a game in the second round: Thursday notes

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“Now we’re all in love with Jaroslav Halak.”* Last season’s Islanders free agency haul, in total, now sums to two months of negotiation with a potential No. 1 goalie. They acquired Halak’s rights from Washington for the fourth-rounder they got from Chicago for Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin. Halak’s an unrestricted free agent on July […] [Read More]

Moving on: Wednesday notes

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Kevin Schultz linked up a story from Sweden on Anders Nilsson. Nilsson’s quoted in the story as saying he doesn’t want to play another year in the AHL. Interesting tack after a year that admittedly had some ups and downs here. Granted, the first two years were marked by injuries and health issues at times, […] [Read More]

Silver pounds Sterling?: Tuesday notes

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Got to be honest. My knowledge of the NBA stops around Eighth Avenue, if it gets that far. So when the Clippers weren’t atrocious the past few years, I’d assumed Donald Sterling was no longer involved. Anyway. Saturday is the Sound Tigers’ annual locker room equipment sale, 10-11:30 a.m.; full- and 20-game-season-ticketholders can show up […] [Read More]

Leduc signs

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Loic Leduc’s junior team was knocked out a little too late for him to become ATO 13 and Player 66. He could be around a little earlier next season: The Islanders announced that he’s agreed to terms on his entry-level deal. That’s three locked up from the Islanders’ seven-defenseman draft two years ago. [Read More]
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Squared away: Saturday notes

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Notes from the stats update: Scooter Vaughan scored three short-handed goals, which led AHL rookies (as well as, um, defensemen, though that’s obviously bookkeeping; he was playing forward). Appears he’s the first Bridgeport rookie to score three short-handed goals. (Frans Nielsen did it in 2006-07, but he had too much European experience to be considered […] [Read More]

Julie Chu Day

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A reminder that Bridgeport will honor Julie Chu on Sunday afternoon, 2-4, at Wonderland. Details here at the Wizards’ web site (scroll down a bit). “Bring your skates,” said both the flyer and John Ferguson. [Read More]

Hospitality: Friday playoff wrapup (updated)

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There were games in every series but Texas-OKC on Friday night. And a few went to overtime, on the 10th anniversary of the last Game 7 played in Bridgeport, the last time the Sound Tigers had a playoff series end at home. And among those games: One involving the team that won that game 10 […] [Read More]