Courtnall to Syracuse

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Confirmed Lindsay Kramer’s report that the Sound Tigers have traded Justin Courtnall to Syracuse. A game combatant when he had to be, a penalty killer at times and a good forward on a good team, which he’ll be in Syracuse. That seems to be the Sound Tigers’ only trade. They have 14 forwards and eight […] [Read More]
Categories: Courtnall, RIP

Lessons in context: Monday notes

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Today is the AHL trade/reassignment deadline at 3 p.m. Brett Gallant and Ryan Pulock weren’t on the ice today. Those facts have nothing to do with each other; Gallant and Pulock are both sick, Brent Thompson reports. But those were the two things I most wanted to mention in this post, and accidentally putting them […] [Read More]

Broken records: Matt Murray and the ’03-04 Sound Tigers

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Quick diversion before we start: Looks like the fresh start suited David Leggio nicely in his first Portland start. Matt Murray’s a bum. He gave up infinitely more goals in the last two minutes today than he had in the previous 300. And I mean, I’m no math major, but when your track record says […] [Read More]

Worcester (last trip in) semiliveblog

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Again otherwise occupied today, though hoping to catch up on tonight’s game relatively early. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, you’ve got Phil tonight (audio/pay per view). Follows include Paul, Phil, Eric Lindquist’s in-game (his call is here) and [Read More]

Won’t be getting up today: Lehigh Valley postgame

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A point. Hey, better than it was. Still a 10th straight loss (team record), 10 in a row without a win (two shy of the team record), 17th straight without a regulation win (team record). Remarkable. Actually, with the Phantoms embarking on the fateful power play in the final seconds, Kevin Poulin got tied up […] [Read More]

The Pennsylvania we never found: Lehigh Valley nonliveblog

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No Allentown trip for us this year. Partly because we’re, um, on assignment today, so I’ll try to catch up later tonight and post some thoughts and lines and things. In the meantime, listen to Chuck Scott (audio/pay per view) and follow him and Paul and Gary Blockus and Tony Androckitis and Bob Rotruck. The […] [Read More]

Snowy Thursday notes

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Wasn’t able to get to practice this morning — fortunately didn’t land on 13 and make an accidental left; sweet merciful… — but a few moves in the organization. Ryan Toohey had last night from Naples that Kevin Czuczman is coming back up after last night’s game with the Everblades. Six games, 11 shots and […] [Read More]

New faces: Wednesday notes (update: Seabrook traded)

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Awaiting the arrival of Mark Louis, still — probably tomorrow — but Dustin Jeffrey (in 20, as the roster said) and Dyson Stevenson (in 41, his Portland number, also as the roster foretold) joined the group this morning for a systems practice. Got the F3s about as down as they can get ‘em for the […] [Read More]