Standard caveats apply…

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Bates-Walter-Regier Tambellini-Nielsen-Bentivoglio Comeau-Colliton-Bootland Brennan-Johnson-Kinasewich-Morency …but that’s how they lined up today. Bates story tomorrow. Lindsay Kramer reports on a big Anaheim-Columbus deal that’ll affect Portland and Syracuse. Appropriate for this week, it’s Bridgeport-Hershey in the semifinals over at Tournament of Hockey Logos. Houston and Winnipeg are in the, um, Western Conference final. The Kings’ Web […] [Read More]
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Afternoon roundup

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Ben Walter is on the way here, as is — hey, wait long enough — Shawn Bates for a conditioning stint. Both are supposed to be here in the morning. Bates is expected to be here until the day after Thanksgiving. Mark Wotton’s father passed away last week — Wotton apparently kept it quiet; he’s […] [Read More]
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Keep your head up

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Practice has just been delayed about 20, 25 minutes… Jamie Fraser hit Sean Bentivoglio along the boards and shattered a pane of glass, in front of the first big entryway to the left of the Zamboni doors. (The third full-width, low pane, between Secs. 106 and 107.) John Sullo helped the arena staff clean up, […] [Read More]
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Louis, Lou-ay

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Here’s indirect evidence of the difference in Bridgeport from last year to this year: Louis Robitaille. In particular, now he’s being Louis Robitaille against Bridgeport. In Robitaille’s first three seasons, he played eight games against the Sound Tigers, collecting only four minors. Last year, he played seven more, picking up three minors and one misconduct […] [Read More]
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Dread not

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The Sound Tigers thought back to that game eight days ago in Hershey: They wanted to do to the Bears what the Bears had done to them, Joey MacDonald said, to come out strong and grab the lead. Best of all for Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers kept going once they’d done that. Big shots advantage […] [Read More]
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In both directions

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PHI 2, BIN 0… Ryan Potulny: four goals in eight minutes. Binghamton: No goals in 186 minutes. [Read More]
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Saturday off, not idle

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Jeremy Colliton, sportin’ the Quebec Nordiques cap, worked out today instead of practicing, but all other hands were on deck for a practice that kept going. No roster moves, though the big club claimed Freddy Meyer, half-price. The guys Bridgeport wants to see scoring for Utah? They scored for Utah last night. Former Sound Tiger […] [Read More]
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But it did

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Heard a bit of “it can’t happen” tonight. “That can’t happen.” “If we want (x), that can’t happen.” They are true, give them that. Turns out the Phantoms didn’t need Brian Boucher, just Ryan Potulny. Got dirty for two goals, waited on the third and made it happen, and Bridgeport goes home in disbelief. There […] [Read More]
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