Speed kills: Manchester postgame

Even when Manchester wasn’t getting shots on Kenny Reiter’s net in the first, it was spending time around his net. The first period was right in front of us in the press box. J.F. Berube had to stop two shots for about the first 17 minutes. And by that time it was, hard to say […] [Read More]

New guys: Manchester pregame

Guy Leboeuf makes his pro debut on that amateur tryout. Pronounce both names French, Guy Lafleurish: He is Florida born and raised, West Palm as the bio says, but his dad’s from Montreal. Game plan is to be that big, tough defenseman in his own end but willing to join the rush if he can. […] [Read More]

Poulin home, Leboeuf in: Friday morning skate

Kevin Poulin is home from Manchester; his wife’s pregnant. So backing up Kenny Reiter tonight is Kevin Moore, former UMass goalie, who apparently lives around Manchester. Bridgeport also has defenseman Guy Leboeuf , late of RPI, in on an amateur tryout. Could make his pro debut tonight. [Read More]
Categories: Leboeuf, Moore-Kevin, Poulin

Not Friday yet: Thursday notes

Edit, 5:10 p.m.: Well, it’s CBA Friday: The Islanders have called up Johan Sundstrom. He could get his first crack in an NHL sweater tomorrow night. In this case, they’ve used emergency recall. Original post follows. So we await word on a recall. The Islanders have defensemen like Bridgeport has forwards — you’d think there’d […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, Schools, The Big Club

Haggerty to the Rangers

The Rangers just announced they’ve signed Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty to an entry-level deal. The contract begins this year, so he’s going straight to the Rangers for the rest of the year. Haggerty was a Hobey Baker nominee this year, scoring 28 goals and 15 assists as a junior for RPI. He had 47 goals in […] [Read More]

Today’s deal, yesterday’s ATOs, snow and sadness

Edit: Took a while to get the “that’s all” signal, but just the Jackson for Langlois deal for Bridgeport. No reported call-ups or send-downs, either: 16 F (with one presumed to be going for Michael Grabner), 6 D, 2 G. They’ll adjust if they have to, Scott Pellerin said, but that’s what they’ve got for […] [Read More]

Jackson for Langlois

Bridgeport has traded Dallas Jackson to Springfield for former Quinnipiac forward Jeremy Langlois, who has better than a point a game for Evansville (ECHL) this year. Langlois will be coming here. More a little later. No other outward moves, including any indication on who may be called up; same cast as yesterday otherwise. [Read More]
Categories: Jackson, Langlois

Czuczman signs with Islanders

As Elliotte Friedman first reported, Kevin Czuczman has signed with the Islanders, going straight to the NHL. So this’ll be the first year of that two-year deal. A lefty defenseman with some size who put some points up, too. And if this is indeed his Twitter account, solid handle. [Read More]
Categories: Czuczman