He's a star, all right

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There was a time, maybe a month or so ago (no, a little longer, come to think of it), where a few of us put our heads together to try to imagine who’d be Bridgeport’s all-star representative. It wasn’t coming to us. But then the Islanders camped Jeff Tambellini down here, and then Tambellini went […] [Read More]
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Newbies

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Steve Regier and Jeremy Colliton (sore shoulder, was the initial indication) won’t play tonight, so Bridgeport called to the Coast and got Pierre-Luc Faubert and Brett Pilkington in from Elmira. They have both played in Bridgeport before: For Albany, Dec. 16, the night half the River Rats team was out with Michael Leighton’s Disease. (At […] [Read More]
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High School Musical Chairs

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Apparently the ice hadn’t gotten back to normal after the kiddies’ favorite ice tour swung through, so the boys stepped off the Harbor Yard ice and went, in full gear, up to Shelton this morning. Once there, Bentivoglio was back with Tambellini and Nielsen. Regier practiced, with Walter and Smith; he was supposed to have […] [Read More]
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Couple of moves

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AHL transactions have Pitton’s reassignment finally becoming official, with Mole, Kinasewich and Haskins going back to Utah. And Raffi Torres has a torn ACL and will have surgery. Did you see The Simpsons last night? With the Bayeux-Tapestry couch gag and the happy prospector dance at the start? Good stuff. [Read More]
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Philly Phlop

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Did I say it would be good to be here? Ugh. A good first shift, anyway. And then a penalty on the third shift, and then a goal for Philly on the fourth. Bridgeport had chances, but as Newtown’s Own Pete Zingoni said, Philly kept them outside, mostly. Scott Munroe was good, and he got […] [Read More]
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Destiny, schmestiny (updated twice now)

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This one looked for a few minutes like one where I could just point out yesterday’s post and say, “ditto.” No dice on that one, but then again, a shots disparity like 32-19 sounds like trouble. And it’s tough killing major penalties, no matter who’s coming against you. Although, listening to Phil call a Nielsen/Tambellini/Bentivoglio […] [Read More]
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Come back

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We haven’t had to talk about blowing a third-period lead in a while (since Nov. 9), but the opposite has been a little better of late for the Sound Tigers. They had come back to win only one of their first 11 games in which they trailed after two periods. Since then, of the past […] [Read More]
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Number, please

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Was interested to see this column by Bill Ballou in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, because it meshed so well with something that had been bugging me. Remember this a couple of weeks ago, about shooting first or second in the shootout? That stuff got me intrigued, and I want to keep the numbers up, […] [Read More]
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