Postgame math

on
If this night has proven anything, it’s that I can’t add in my head in Base 60. That, and this Okposo kid might be OK. Maybe he had a couple of shifts where he looked a little tentative, but he did a lot of good things, and did them simply. To sum it up: “He […] [Read More]
Categories: General

A very special period

on
Lots of special-teams play, and with Bridgeport’s first penalty kills, Okposo was off the ice for some stretches; he had seven shifts for 6:23 (note: edited), but he did put the puck back to Dustin Kohn at the left point for Ben Walter’s redirection all of 11 seconds into the period. So that’s 15-14:39, including […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Eight or nine?

on
How do you count shifts, for real? If it’s split by the TV timeout, is that two? How about even strength-turned-power play? These questions and more, prompted by no. 12 (and not Mapletoft). Anyway, if all those situations count as one, I had Okposo for eight shifts, 8:16 give or take a coupla seconds, including […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Warmup report

on
BRIDGEPORT F: Tambellini (A)-Nielsen-Okposo Smith-Walter-Bentivoglio Pitton-Colliton-Keith Brennan/Haley D: Fata-Ford Kohn-Spiller (A) Sertich-Wotton (C) BINGHAMTON F: Foligno-Hennessy-Dimitrakos Zubov-Nikulin-Mauldin (A) Weller-Mapletoft-May Yablonski/Johnson D: Kinch-Carkner (A) Nycholat(A)-Lee Smith-Amadio For all of Okposomania, I’m just about as interested to see Nick Foligno for the first time. First time referee Shaun Davis has worked a Sound Tigers game. He shares […] [Read More]
Categories: General

From one Golden Boy to another…

on
Here we are in Binghamton, site of Rick DiPietro’s last AHL game, and Ricky’s an All-Star. Meanwhile, the highest pick to play for Bridgeport since DiPietro gets ready to hit the ice in two hours. Speaking of long contracts, Alex Ovechkin gets 13 years, $124 million. That’s, what, about $123.6 million more than I could […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Liveblogging the morning skate

on
(Just kidding. Although Okposo put on a pretty good move in the little fake shootout, going backhand to forehand…) Jamie Fraser (hip flexor) didn’t skate and appears out for tonight. I may try to do some between-periods bloggin’ tonight, if the timing’s right. Check back. (Or, you know, boot up the RSS reader.) [Read More]
Categories: General

Just another Thursday

on
So Jeremy Colliton practiced and has been feeling pretty good, so he’s likely to be available tomorrow. Either way, the Elmira boys are being thrown back to the Jackals, leaving the Sound Tigers at 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Jack Capuano didn’t commit to any lineup decisions, though the options seem to be a little […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Did I forget to write something?

on
I’m late. It’s short. This is just the kind of blog entry for which I need to be held accountable. They battle back a third time, and they get dumped on the next shift. Yipes. There was a longish chat after the game in the room, so we’ll see what follows Friday, now that they’re […] [Read More]
Categories: General