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David Gove has already seen lots of Bridgeport and will see lots more of Bridgeport, traded from Carolina to Pittsburgh. And a former Tiger had a big night tonight: Stephen Valiquette earned his first NHL shutout at Philly. (It was apparently an easy 20 saves, ’cause Ant’ny SanFilippo didn’t peg him as a star.) [Read More]
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Get back

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Despite the bug assailing the Islanders, no one unexpectedly was missing from today’s Bridgeport practice. Mark Wotton, in fact, is back. And Jeff Dwyer is up. The lines were the same as they’ve been. Several people were expectedly missing. The injury report: –Sean Bentivoglio is making progress but won’t play this weekend; he’ll probably be […] [Read More]
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Coincide? Why, is it raining?*

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Bridgeport somehow got injected into the speculation on this outdoor-game idea. Old jokes about Kennedy Stadium aside, I cannot see it. In the slightest. Ever. You know how cold it’d be at a game like this? It’d have to be colder somewhere else, if you know what I mean. Don’t bet on it, is what […] [Read More]
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Partial liveblog, maybe

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Tim Tookey just got booed. Rivalry never dies. State of the league: Dave Andrews said there’s some talk about having an outdoor game, and he threw no cold water on “Hersheypark Stadium” speculation. Makes the most sense, doesn’t it? I asked him about going to 18-and-two, just because I’ve heard it from some people, and […] [Read More]
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Aw-nuts moment

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Knocked over a stick rack in the visitors room while talking to Teddy Purcell. Didn’t even realize I was doing it until I was done. Darn it. At least the obsessive-compulsive sorting urge came in handy while picking them up. Neat after the skills last night: Norfolk mascot “Hat Trick” went over and hung out […] [Read More]
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That’s a wrap

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That's a wrap

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Denis Hamel just skated out to get his gloves off the bench. He got a standing ovation. (Not really. But someone left in the crowd let out a “whooo!” No lie.) Tambellini’s feet are killing him after spending “98 percent of the time out there doin’ nothing.” But he had fun. He said he didn’t […] [Read More]
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Liveblogging dumb thoughts

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Y’know, ’cause it’s the Skills Contest, and I should be writing the Aucoin feature… We need an AHL counterpart to the NHL’s Young Stars competition. Get a pool of the AHL veterans and pick two teams out of those. Obviously there’d have to be an exemption to get a Rochester representative. This kid Jerry D’Amigo […] [Read More]
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