Off to Pennsylvania: Thursday notes

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From the Land of Wonder to the Land of Chocolate after practice today. Status quo this morning at Wonderland, down to Jesse Graham’s red jersey. Day-to-day though he is, he took his usual reps with the power play. The forward lines included four men each on the third and fourth lines, both somewhat rearranged from […] [Read More]

Collberg to Stockton, Reinhart up: Wednesday notes

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Two men missing this morning: Griffin Reinhart was called up with the Islanders’ defense corps banged up (termed an emergency recall; Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky went on IR today), and Sebastian Collberg is going to Stockton. “Listen, Collberg’s obviously a big prospect,” Thompson said. “We want to get him a lot of games in […] [Read More]
Categories: Collberg, Graham, Reinhart, RIP

On fancystats and accurate estimates

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Stats post, wading into deep water without the little swimmy things… Expansion and sources on Wednesday’s story: Start Here, @joshweissbock’s post Sunday night with estimated Fenwick Close and PDO numbers for the AHL. “Bridgeport is bad,” he writes. “WATCH THE GAME, NERD” I hear a cry. Well, I do, usually. Try to. Attempt. When not […] [Read More]
Categories: Thinking too hard

Two additions

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Bridgeport popped up twice on the ECHL daily transactions report: defenseman Mark Nemec coming up from Colorado, and forward Jason Bast loaned from Idaho for a probable PTO. Bast has scored a regular-season point per game in the ECHL since finishing at St. Francis Xavier in the spring. Nemec was 1-6-7 in 13 games (1-1-2 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bast, Nemec, RIP

Back to resembling normal: Tuesday notes

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All hands on deck this morning for Bridgeport, including Jesse Graham (in non-contact red), Johan Sundstrom (back in green with the full line that played the other day, Persson-Quine-Gillies) and Ryan Pulock (so evidently the just-in-case case did not materialize). Scooter Vaughan was back in forward’s light blue though he took some shifts on defense […] [Read More]

Two Monday notes

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–Kent Simpson, with David Leggio apparently fine, went back to Stockton. –The Dec. 21 game against Worcester, it’s now clarified, is a 3 p.m. start. Some schedules listed it at 7. (Not the league.) Bridgeport’s in Norfolk the night before, which surely won’t be fun. [Read More]
Categories: Schedules, Simpson

Second chances: Providence postgame

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They still give up a lot of shots, still spend a lot of time in their own end (though less today in the third, a big part of the finish), still live a little dangerously sometimes. Today’s streak-breakin’ win seemed to limit some of those endless shifts in their own end. Yeah, they had a […] [Read More]

Big one missing: Providence pregame

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No Ryan Pulock, apparently, today. Not-injured is about all we got. Could be precautionary in case the Islanders need/want him. Could be for naught. We’ll see. With Jesse Graham (upper body) hurting, Scooter Vaughan moves back to defense for the first time this year. Sebastian Collberg’s back in for Pulock. BRIDGEPORT F: Collberg-Mouillierat (A)-McDonald Halmo […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Providence, Pulock