Comeback kids

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You may have seen that Trevor Smith is back… Well, so’s Jason Pitton, pending a medical checkup on a banged-up shoulder. Funny to see him walking through the parking lot as I was heading in with Steve Feldman. Did one of these: “That’s… Is it?… Yeah, it’s… No, is it?… Yeah, it’s….” It was. [Read More]
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The spirit of giving

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It’s the holiday season (the holiday season)…. And we’ll gaze with childlike wonder at a power play that’s operating at 29.1 percent efficiency and has a nearly six-percent lead over everybody else in the league. We’ll gasp at how this team can go from nothing to moving in a blink. (Good Capuano quote in the […] [Read More]
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Call the cops!*

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If the mark of a good team is winning when it’s not at its best… The Wolf Pack kept coming. They’re a solid AHL team, and they forechecked hard, kept pressure on, battled tirelessly, worked on Bridgeport’s defense (which was cut to five after Jamie Fraser took a slash across the wrists). They kept Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Four minutes for givin’ him the business

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Four minutes for givin' him the business

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The Fraser Watch was for naught. Back on Nov. 9 in Philly, he got a penalty from his cousin, but it was credited all this time to Mark Wotton. It has apparently been corrected in the record. (It was a holding penalty, so nothing fancy.) I’d completely forgotten that, but both my box score (“Fraser, […] [Read More]
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Party like it’s 1995

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Party like it's 1995

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It didn’t seem to matter much who was on the ice tonight. Not to say they were the ol’ Jacques-Lemaire-style interchangeable flock of forwards* or anything like that, but come the third, they were putting out some offbeat combinations. Jack Capuano said it was because of the early power plays, when he had to overuse […] [Read More]
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Okposo

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The short answer is he’s probably going to be here in January. (Update: Islanders’ site confirms they’re talking.) The long answer, I’m working on… [Read More]
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