I’m gonna tell you a story

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I'm gonna tell you a story

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With the trip to Lowell tomorrow, up against a certain event featuring a certain team (no Devils concessions to the World’s Serious), it called to mind another fall trip deep into New England. This was Oct. 29, 2004, two days after Doug Mientkiewicz ran off with the ball. Bridgeport was in the middle of that […] [Read More]
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I can tell he’s mad by the way he growls*

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I can tell he's mad by the way he growls*

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Lots of chalk talk today; a meeting before practice, some meetings during practice, some meetings after practice. One drill didn’t go exactly right, and Capuano smacked a guy’s stick on the restart to make sure he had it. They worked on faceoffs, they worked on battles, they worked on the systems, forecheck to backcheck and […] [Read More]
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Don’t start

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Don't start

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Start to finish, a fine job by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which bottled up Bridgeport all over the ice and denied the Sound Tigers time and space and ice, and maybe won almost every shift. The Sound Tigers talked about it all after the game, about the starts, about not thinking they can flip the switch on and […] [Read More]
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Ragged heavens open up

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Here’s the thing: For all that about the slow start, just check out that first shift. Coupla forced turnovers. Picture-perfect cycle. Sure, nothing on net, but that Bentivoglio-Walter-Jackman line was fierce, right up until the time Hershey took the puck out of the zone and Jackman took it out on Josef Boumedienne. “That’s what we […] [Read More]
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Joe who?

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Aaron Johnson apparently makes his season debut on the wing tonight at Washington. Eurohockey says Gordie Dwyer retired and took an assistant coach’s job back at home. If you’re 14 or under, you can design a St. Patrick’s Day jersey for the Worcester Sharks. (Don’t know how that “tickets for (your) entire class” thing would […] [Read More]
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