Free agency ’16

All reports are that the New York Islanders’ big three free agents aren’t returning. That’s a blow in many ways, but it’s a particular blow to the group that was, to borrow a phrase, Born in

BST Free Agent Scorecard ’16

The usual color code: Black=unsigned. Blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. Red=signed elsewhere in North America. Green=signed in Europe. Italics means it’s unannounced, but either we’re reporting it or some

BST Non-Free-Agent Scorecard ’16

Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished, except for the first-rounders and non-AHL-eligibles. As things come into sharper focus, I may

Crazy Wednesday notes

The NHL was kind enough to pack most of its craziness into about a half-hour today, the kind of day that used to break before the draft, while we were usually at the GHO or whatever it was called that

Tuesday bad-news notes

The report is that Ryan Haggerty also wasn’t tendered yesterday, making him and fellow Fairfield Countyite Michael Paliotta an unrestricted free agent. (Toronto’s had a couple of semi-surprises, too.)

Qualifying offers day/nontendered day

It’s one of many deadline days, the day that Group 2 (restricted) free agents are due their qualifying offers, which retain their rights. From a Bridgeport standpoint, the important non-qualified

Helping Gary DeCarlo

We had lots of fun in March when Providence played “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” in the closing seconds of regulation when the Bruins led the Sound Tigers by two goals. Three Bridgeport goals

DraftWrap ’16: Saturday notes

So while I was out, the Islanders traded up in, then back into, the fourth round for a couple of Europeans including one highly regarded Russian forward. College/European on everybody except their