Wednesday’s alignment/notes

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Only tweak today: Colton Gillies back up with Johan Sundstrom and Justin Courtnall, with John Persson with Peter Sivak and Sebastian Collberg. Griffin Reinhart seems doubtful for the weekend. Down in the Coast, Lukas Sutter scored his first pro goal last night. Unfortunately, it cut into a five-goal lead. Ryan Malone joined the Wolf Pack. […] [Read More]

Veterans and rookies: Tuesday notes

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Happy Veterans Day, particularly to those who served… Griffin Reinhart remained out. “He’s moving in the right direction,” Brent Thompson said. It sounds as if they won’t rush him back, but “he’s making progress. That’s probably the best way to put it.” Still terming him day-to-day; too early to tell if he goes on the […] [Read More]

Powering down: Albany postgame

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Too many power-play goals against, sure, though they saw more bounces and breakdowns doing it to them there than anything. Some of those aspects from last night that we talked about, they showed up again Sunday. Six more power plays against, a night after eight? “Discipline’s going to be an issue moving forward,” Brent Thompson […] [Read More]

Amended roster for second day: Albany pregame

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A few changes, most notably Jesse Graham in for the injured Griffin Reinhart (termed day-to-day last night; see below) and Brett Gallant for Colton Gillies. Some minor rearrangements off of those swaps. Mike Sislo is back for the Devils (who have, including him, four guys wearing letters in warmup; used to happen here all the […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Ruining averages: 6-for-6 Albany postgame

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When Ben Thomson was penalized for roughing up Colin McDonald — who’d neatly rope-a-doped Darcy Zajac three minutes earlier, making Bridgeport 6-for-6, seriously, SIX-FOR-SIX, on the power play — and Kael Mouillierat stepped in to cut him off, I thought, well-played, kid. Even this thing up. Playing with fire here. Mouillierat didn’t get a penalty. […] [Read More]

Incumbents in: Albany pregame

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The decision on defense, it appears for tonight, is to stand pat. Could change tomorrow, but not tonight. The lines look as they have the past couple of days, breaking up that second line for the first time since opening weekend. One to scratch each way. BRIDGEPORT F: Mouillierat (A)-Quine-McDonald Halmo (A)-Stretch-Zolnierczyk Gillies-Sundstrom-Courtnall Persson-Langkow-Vaughan D: […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Unusual circumstances, changes: Friday notes

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Rulebook geekery plus rarity equals much fun Presumably the last word on the Leggio Adventure this week, about the Leggio Rule, from David Leggio himself after the AHL rewrote Rule 63.5 yesterday to give a goalie a game misconduct for such a play: “If that’s what they feel is best for the game, I agree […] [Read More]

Leggio Rule: game misconduct

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As Darren Dreger reported, there’s now what you could call a David Leggio Rule, effective immediately, in the AHL. A goalie who deliberately displaces a goal post while facing a breakaway will receive a game misconduct. Such a play will still result in a penalty shot, but that goalie won’t be around for it. This […] [Read More]
Categories: Leggio, Rulebook