Yes, yes, yes, there was no skate: Wednesday notes

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What’s this about the strongest man in the world? Anyway. The Sound Tigers didn’t skate this morning; stuff off-ice. Back on the ice tomorrow. The Islanders put Casey Cizikas on injured reserve, so there’s a spot open should the Big Club desire to use it. Steve Oleksy was sent back to Hershey, so perhaps tag-teaming […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, RIP

In 3D? Tuesday notes

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One of those remarkable mornings when you’ve almost got more defensemen than forwards. With Sebastian Collberg and Mike Halmo in red still, Bridgeport had 12 forwards on the ice. Colton Gillies was still feeling it but back in action; Chris Langkow is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and Justin Courtnall is sick. There were nine […] [Read More]

Carrots and measuring sticks: Hershey postgame

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That defensive-zone coverage… “terrible,” Brent Thompson said. Intensifiers optional. “The effort is there. Our effort is great, but we work stupid,” Thompson said. Stuff will happen; five-on-threes after weird or unfortunate penalties, two-on-ones moments after you nearly score yourself. And Hershey’s no slouch, with points in 13 consecutive games. But it seems every time Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Brutal bus rides: Hershey pregame

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The Sound Tigers got back to town after midnight last night after a 3 p.m. game in Manchester. Hershey’s brutal ride after a 7 p.m. home game got the Bears here at almost 5 a.m. Three-in-three. Good luck, gentlemen. Last night’s three scratches get back in for Bridgeport, nine points back with 26 games to […] [Read More]
Categories: Hershey, Pregame, RIP

Blowin’ in the Wind: Manchester liveblog

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Cough: Thanks, Jackie, for correcting the header… I just finished reading Along the Cherry Lane, a memoir/oral-history-style book about the life and career of Milt Okun, as told to his son-in-law. Accord biases from there as you will, but it’s a fun read, and Okun’s had a remarkable career: producer, arranger, publisher, working with people […] [Read More]

Three in 2:22: Providence postgame

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An OK first 40 turns into something that, as Aaron Ness said, “just can’t happen.” One goal cascaded quickly. The Bruins got traffic in front of Kevin Poulin and used it to their advantage. They took advantage of a broken little neutral-zone faceoff, broke in and scored on a two-on-one. And then soon enough, one […] [Read More]

Returning to action: Providence pregame

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The returns of John Persson, Brett Gallant and Harry Zolnierczyk rearrange things a bit from how they were last weekend (and all week), though not incredibly. One to scratch; looked like Justin Courtnall. Tommy Cross of Simsbury is a scratch for Providence, which has a slew of injuries, to go with Justin Florek’s illness, costing […] [Read More]

Rearrangements (later): Thursday notes

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Day of transactions, not that you’d know it from practice: The same cast was on today as was on yesterday. The most notable change was that Ryan Pulock is out of the red no-contact jersey and back in real-boy defenseman’s blue. He’s not playing this weekend, but that’s a step closer. Brent Thompson was hopeful […] [Read More]