Campin' out

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So while we wait for real news — on all fronts — here’s something to tide us over… Rookie Camp. (Or development camp. Or prospects camp. Or minicamp. Call it what you will.) Monday through Saturday in Syosset, they’ll work out and skate in the morning, then hang out at night. These have seemed to […] [Read More]
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Good clear, bad clear

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The Islanders just announced the Bouchard re-signing. One-year deal. Also, the AHL announced a rules change: If a skater shoots a puck directly into the stands from his own D-zone, his team cannot make a line change (unless the ref deems it deliberate and gives him a delay of game penalty). It’s the same as […] [Read More]
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Independent thoughts

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Brian at On the Wings reminisces on the retirement of Steve Yzerman… and comes up with a 22-year-old pic of (sadly former) BST assistant coach Lane Lambert cooking lunch with Stevie Y. Jason Krog is back in the USA with Atlanta. The Thrashers also sign Darren Haydar, who’s only been one of the better young […] [Read More]
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Fine print

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Knew it would be staring at me. Thanks to the NHL office, which directed me to the back of the book, Exhibit 16.2(m)* to the CBA, presented here in case anybody else was as confused as I was: For purposes of qualifying for Group 6 Unrestricted free agency: (1) the 2004-05 League Year will notbe […] [Read More]
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Sound Tigers Free Agency Scoreboard

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There’ll be a link to this in the right-hand links column, and we’ll update this from time to time. (Color code: black: unsigned. blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. red=signed elsewhere in North America. bright, bright green=signed in Europe. Italics indicate it’s not announced, but either we’re reporting it, or some other semi-official source has it. New: Split […] [Read More]
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Homecoming

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Big homeowner Stephen Valiquette, who played coy last week, has re-signed with the Rangers after a good year in Russia. [Read More]
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“Let’s go Flyers!”

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"Let's go Flyers!"

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Apparently the season-ticketholders have received a brochure that includes the new sweater design, and one posted it online. The darks look sufficiently Islanderish. The lights… …there’s a lot of orange. Since one of the big reasons for the redesign was to let players wear the same helmets and pants and gloves with both teams, expect […] [Read More]
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