I can tell he's mad by the way he growls*

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Lots of chalk talk today; a meeting before practice, some meetings during practice, some meetings after practice. One drill didn’t go exactly right, and Capuano smacked a guy’s stick on the restart to make sure he had it. They worked on faceoffs, they worked on battles, they worked on the systems, forecheck to backcheck and […] [Read More]
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Don’t start

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Don't start

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Start to finish, a fine job by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which bottled up Bridgeport all over the ice and denied the Sound Tigers time and space and ice, and maybe won almost every shift. The Sound Tigers talked about it all after the game, about the starts, about not thinking they can flip the switch on and […] [Read More]
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Ragged heavens open up

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Here’s the thing: For all that about the slow start, just check out that first shift. Coupla forced turnovers. Picture-perfect cycle. Sure, nothing on net, but that Bentivoglio-Walter-Jackman line was fierce, right up until the time Hershey took the puck out of the zone and Jackman took it out on Josef Boumedienne. “That’s what we […] [Read More]
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Joe who?

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Aaron Johnson apparently makes his season debut on the wing tonight at Washington. Eurohockey says Gordie Dwyer retired and took an assistant coach’s job back at home. If you’re 14 or under, you can design a St. Patrick’s Day jersey for the Worcester Sharks. (Don’t know how that “tickets for (your) entire class” thing would […] [Read More]
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Oh, baby

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Indeed, Joey MacDonald’s wife is having the baby, so the goalie has headed home for a few days. Mike Mole is in town in the meantime, and it looks like Mike Morrison will get a chance to play at least one game. All else status quo. Atlanta has reportedly fired Bob Hartley after an 0-6 […] [Read More]
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Notes from the West II: Look, kids! Krog!

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We go back now to our Western Conference correspondent, my little brother (“The Little Punk in Illinois”), for this report from the Rosemont Horizon. Driving along Interstate 294 past O’Hare, my driver and cohort commented, “It’s a shame we’re not higher up, so you could see what the airport looks like.” Ignoring the fact that […] [Read More]
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And the Rockies are good, too

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While the Rangers tweak their lines and put Drury on what John Dellapina calls a third, the Sound Tigers tweaked the lines a bit this morning, too. Jack Capuano said he doesn’t put labels of first, second, third on his lines, noting that the guys in gold — Labelle, Brennan, Johnson and Morency — were […] [Read More]
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