Round 1 dealings: Friday notes

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At No. 5, the Islanders picked character and offense, forward Michael Dal Colle. Saturday got a little less busy when Friday got a little busier: The Big Club traded its two second-rounders to Tampa Bay to get the 28th pick, and they took Joshua Ho-Sang, from quite the background. The two of them combined for […] [Read More]

Inexact science ’14: Draft day/Thursday notes

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And so it’s draft day, the day organizations stock their farm systems down the road. Of course, considering the moving pieces around the league, the renovations at Nassau Coliseum, the uncertainty almost everwhere in the AHL… Wonder whose draft picks we should really be following. But there’s always the (Dusan Salficky) (Martin Chabada) (Steve Regier) […] [Read More]

Notes from the past few days: Monday notes

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A total bummer from a busy personnel day: Dave Baseggio has been promoted to assistant to the general manager in Anaheim. The bummer, obviously, isn’t in the well-earned promotion for a good guy. The bummer’s that he and family will be leaving the area. Bummer, man. But great news. The Ducks were busy, too, with […] [Read More]

Bonino at the pro-am: Wednesday notes

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You can keep your UConn coaches and chefs or whatever (well, most of them) — when I looked over the list of celebrities and amateurs playing in the celebrity pro-am Wednesday, the only name that jumped was Farmington’s Nick Bonino’s. Caught up with him for a couple of minutes. Said he hit ‘em pretty well […] [Read More]

Stars are champions/Tuesday notes

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Patrick Nemeth’s goal 14:30 into overtime has made a champion of the Texas Stars. Nemeth ended a back-and-forth overtime in a back-and-forth Game 5, and Texas took the Calder Cup with a 4-3 win. Travis Morin follows Jason Krog, 2008, as the only players to win both the regular-season and playoff MVP awards in the […] [Read More]

Final to the brink/Cro’s back: Monday notes

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Texas is a win away from the Calder Cup after a huge comeback-slash-massive St. John’s collapse Monday. Travis Morin scored in overtime for the second game in a row, a 4-3 Stars win. Morin, if I’ve updated lists accurately, becomes the 10th player in AHL history to score two overtime goals in the same series. […] [Read More]

Kings win the Cup again: Friday notes

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Alec Martinez wins the Stanley Cup for the L.A. Kings in double OT tonight, an amazing game with almost two full periods of amazing overtime. One of several Kings to come through Manchester under Mark Morris and Scott Pellerin. All that separates us from baseball season are two to four AHL games. The Calder Cup […] [Read More]

Stars go up: Wednesday notes

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The Sound Tiger factor continues: Six goals in the final for St. John’s, five of them by former Sound Tigers. But Jordan Hill was out, Kael Mouillierat got the only IceCaps goal, and Travis Morin won Game 3 7:20 into overtime. The Stars take a 2-1 series lead after the AHL’s first overtime game since […] [Read More]