Afternoon light reading

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Before heading to Amity, and then resting up for opening night: Jeff Jacobs upstate writes a Ken Gernander profile. Tomorrow is Gernander’s head-coaching debut. Rehabbing Jose Theodore will play for Cleveland (or Lake Erie, whatever) Saturday. Sure, spoil ‘em early. They’ll want Sakic next. Kevin Oklobzija previews the young Americans with some good bits. Allan […] [Read More]
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Is it the season yet?

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Thanks to Miriam, who noticed that Trevor Smith disappeared from the roster somewhere between typing and publishing… He’s in 23, Morrison’s in 33, and no one’s in between. At least, as long as Jackman is wearing 16; he still had 28 on the lid this morning. Check the “Meet the Tigers” finale in the morning […] [Read More]
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To everything, churn, churn, churn…

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Season preview ran today, with a nice display package from David Wells on the front. Run out and get yours! Or if you’re cheap: The big bigness story. Breaking down by position. Five questions for the season. We didn’t do player capsules this year, but there’s a little-more-detailed-than-usual roster. And a glance at the league. […] [Read More]
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Wreck my predictions, why dontcha…

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It begins with Wilkes-Barre’s 5-4 win over Hershey. Chris Minard had a natural hat trick in a little under nine minutes, trumping Chris Bourque’s three-point night. (Not that the predictions were really in the paper. I’m thinking Hershey and Norfolk, Bridgeport with a chance to sneak into that discussion if things go right, Wilkes-Barre and […] [Read More]
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Full house

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Your (for some of you, anyway) 2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers skated as a whole this morning. With the usual caveats about subject-to-change, here’s how they went today: F: Tambellini-Nielsen-Comeau Bentivoglio-Walter-Jackman Regier-Smith-Colliton Brennan-Johnson-Labelle-Morency D: Fata-A.MacDonald Kohn-Wotton Spiller-Fraser Masi Marjamaki was cleaning some stuff out. He said it’s not final where he’s going next. (It sounds like […] [Read More]
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Peachy roster? No pit(t)s

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Well, it’s out and it’s final: Jason Pitton’s starting in Utah. More than a bit surprising. (Marjamaki was said to be toward the low end of the depth chart, but I wasn’t quite expecting him to be sent away; Pitton comes a bit out of left field.) And not a whole lot of comment on […] [Read More]
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Still (somewhat) waiting…

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OK, here’s what we (think we) know so far: –Most obviously this morning, Masi Marjamaki was not here. What’s next with him, that’s unclear at the moment. (That’s a weird thing to write.) –Of the tryouts and semi-tryouts, four survive: Morency, Labelle, Gregg Johnson and Morrison. –The Islanders’ 23-man roster includes none of Jeff Tambellini, […] [Read More]
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And still waiting

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No word on this off-day, neither from up nor down, about what’s going on with the roster. Apparently some affected players won’t be told their fates until the morning, here and there. That would seem to indicate they’re working on deals with one (or two) (or three?) of their tryout players. And that would affect […] [Read More]
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