Bossman cometh

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Charles Wang’s daughter’s team (Al Arbour’s granddaughter is a teammate) played today at The Rinks at Shelton after Bridgeport’s skate; the owner gave a little talk before the skate. Got a couple of minutes at first intermission: –On the team this year: “It’s good. Very good. We’ve got a good team, good young guys. They’re […] [Read More]
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Break out

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Unlike the last time Bridgeport came here, it didn’t have a good start, it didn’t pepper Jeff Glass with even-strength shots from all over. This time, it could barely get out of its own zone for 20 minutes. And when it did get to the other end, every scoring chance was “just routine. We were […] [Read More]
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Jackals in bus accident

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Elmira was in an accident early this morning on the way home from Cincinnati. Best wishes to the driver, who seems to have suffered the worst injuries. —- Brennan and Fata practiced in the morning. Brennan was not to make the trip; Fata was going to travel but wasn’t guaranteed to play. Calling Tim Tookey […] [Read More]
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Midweek workout

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Darryl Bootland took part in practice today and appeared to make out OK. Hope he did, because it ended with a good workout: goal line to blue line, five pushups, back to goal line; goal line to far blue, five situps, back to goal line; goal line to goal line and back. Rest, repeat. I […] [Read More]
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Walking wounded

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Bad luck for Pascal Morency, who needed surgery to clean out that wound on his hand. Apparently Jake Taylor’s tooth got all the way down to cartilage between the knuckles, and an infection was starting to set in. Two to four weeks. Darryl Bootland was woozy — not sure if he was knocked out, but […] [Read More]
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A city exhales

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(or, “First Cut is the Deepest”) OK, I went and looked it up, so here it is. The Sound Tigers didn’t lose four games in five nights at all through their first three and a half seasons. Since then, they have done it once a season: January 2005 (which included a shootout loss), December 2005 […] [Read More]
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You again…

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Here’s where I go, and here’s where I bucked the trend and picked Jamie Johnson first star tonight: There’s about 20 seconds left in the first, and Bridgeport maybe isn’t coming, but they’re in the game after a mind-blowing first six minutes that had them down 3-0. It’s 3-1 after Darryl Bootland’s goal. There’s a […] [Read More]
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Capping off

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The brass was in town, and they wanted to talk afterwards, and, well, they take precedence sometimes. So two little bits that didn’t make the gamer: –Shawn Bates’ conditioning assignment is indeed over; no extension requested. He’ll rejoin the big club. –Pascal Morency got a cut on his hand in his fight with Jake Taylor; […] [Read More]
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