Like that band-aid company

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Utah coach Jason Christie asked Gregg Johnson about the $100. What $100, Gregg asked. The $100 Keith Johnson gave Gregg, Christie joked, so Gregg wouldn’t show him up. Keith had a goal and an assist Friday in that 2-0 win, and he’s right there in the mix of people who won’t be making any decisions […] [Read More]
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Camp, Day 5: Cloak ‘n’ Dagger

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Camp, Day 5: Cloak 'n' Dagger

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How’s this: It’s pretty clear that some people are going up for the Islanders-Rangers game, but the Islanders haven’t released their names. They apparently don’t want the Rangers to know who’s dressing at the Garden. For a preseason game. Keep your Yankees-Red Sox, people. Anyway, Mole and Ouellet will be the goalies tonight in Shelton. […] [Read More]
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RIP, Darcy Robinson

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Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defenseman Darcy Robinson died today in an Italian League game. Robinson, 26, played parts of four seasons with the Pens; this was his third season with Asiago. You may best remember him as the guy whom Kevin Colley hit in the first game of the 2004 playoffs; it was the last AHL playoff […] [Read More]
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Camp, Day 4: But first, we pause

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We gathered this morning to pray for the soul of Bill Gonillo — which, as one of his cousins alluded to in one of three inspiring eulogies, seems like redundant effort. If Billy’s not up there already… A beautiful service, and a beautiful turnout: A cross-section of the state’s media, schools, teams. I hope his […] [Read More]
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First of all…

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Fight night? In a Sound Tigers game? This is preseason, so it’s not that unusual. Except in Bridgeport. Heck, they even played a fight-free preseason two years ago. Could find only one exhibition game with more than four fights. That was in 2003-04 at Philadelphia, with seven fights, one more than tonight. Things have been […] [Read More]
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Camp, Day 3: Game Day

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“I love hockey. Lots of aggression. Tons of blood. Wanna guess who my favorite team is?” –The Devil, Reaper (Wow, hockey in a production directed by Kevin Smith?) If you’re blowing off Stamford to go to Lowell, you’ll see Tim Jackman, Ben Walter, Gordie Dwyer, Frans Nielsen and Joey MacDonald. They’re on their way up […] [Read More]
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Camp, Day 2: Colliton in town

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Jeremy Colliton joined Group I today, making it 43 in camp. An OK practice today; some hard-working five-on-five drills, and lots and lots more skating. Had I to bet, sounds like the Group 2 listed here is tomorrow’s lineup; Jack Capuano said there would be lots of kids and tryouts. I’m looking forward to seeing […] [Read More]
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