Belated tip of cap, JC: Monday notes

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I don’t know how I missed this, but Jeremy Colliton announced his retirement earlier this month in Sweden. Concussions. Brutal. (In talking with someone about the Dane Byers hit on Aaron Ness a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned it being about 100 feet (I was off by 30-40) from where Colliton took that hit […] [Read More]

Donovan, Nilsson down

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With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic break, based on those guidelines Lindsay Kramer had — after tonight, he could play no more than 15 of the Isles’ last 20 — […] [Read More]

Syracuse postgame: hats surrounded by fists

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They had a talk two, two and a half weeks ago as John Persson was coming back from injury, about how he has to play, the physical game, the skating, the work on the boards. “And he has to finish,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s got to (be) that down-low, mean player. He’d gotten away from […] [Read More]

Syracuse pregame: Missing goalie?

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I don’t believe Cedric Desjardins, who’s been among the better goalies in the league the past few years, has ever played here. (Please correct me if I’m misremembering). Backed up the two games Norfolk played here in November 2010 (Mark Wotton in overtime; Poulin’s shutout in Jack Capuano’s last game here), was still with Hamilton […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Syracuse

Three in a row: Springfield postgame

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“I think we’ve just found our game,” Kenny Reiter said. “How we played last night, we played the same way tonight.” “We’ve come together,” Chris Langkow said, “and we’re just helping each other out through the process, being positive and just keeping it simple. … It’s a big stepping stone for us.” It’s a big […] [Read More]

Without Gallant: Springfield pregame

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Brett Gallant moved four behind Micheal Haley’s team record for career fighting majors last night (Haley 65, Eric Godard 63, Gallant now 61), but he won’t get any closer tonight, sitting out with an injury suffered last night. Will ask more about that postgame, but in the meantime that gets Justin Johnson back in for […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, Pregame, Springfield

Portland liveblog

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We’re following along from afar again and living vicariously through every mention of coffee. We’ll listen to Jeff Mannix (audio / video) and follow Chris Roy, Jeff, the Pirates and as always Corey on Twitter. The box will be here; fifth time Tom Chmielewski works a Bridgeport game in the past nine, and besides, if […] [Read More]

Friday statistical companion: youth, etc.

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Stats post to go with Friday’s story. You’re warned. My favorite part of the whole Dennis Green “The Bears are who we thought they were” rant from 2006 was that I read it before I saw it. And that I misread it before I saw it. “You want to crown ‘em, then crown their (behind).” […] [Read More]