It's a start

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Jack Capuano came into the pregame meeting and preached it, Masi Marjamaki said: The starts had been bad. They had to come out hitting, come out with something meaningful. Well, when Marjamaki nailed Grant Stevenson on his first shift, and Eric Boguniecki kept it deep twice more, that’s kind of the start they were talking […] [Read More]
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No, all of them

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There have been some legendary haircuts in our time. Keri Russell. Samson. Steve Testa. Allan Rourke. Today, Steve Regier and Petteri Nokelainen were to join the list. We’ll have to see what they look like tomorrow. Tomorrow, they may well be joined on the ice by several people who weren’t on the ice in Providence. […] [Read More]
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Switch it up

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They stuck with those lines for quite a while, but when it all went to pot the past two days, they changed ‘em up pretty good last night. And give them this: When that wasn’t working again, they changed ‘em up pretty good again this afternoon. Some things clicked. The power play worked; all those […] [Read More]
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Bad start, finished

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Hersheypark Northeast? Nope. All I could think of with about five minutes left in the second: (expletive deleted), they’re gonna do this again. Awful, just awful, for a period-plus. Then Nolan scores. Three guys rip shots wide. Johnson and Johnson cycle hard. Jamie Johnson’s feed to Boguniecki skips; Boguniecki gets a chance after a Motzko […] [Read More]
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Running out the door is…

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…Drew Fata. He signed a two-way NHL deal and was off to join the Islanders. Talked to him for about a second before he ran out to catch a flight. I hear Martinek got hurt, but if you’ve been in touch this afternoon, you probably know more than I. update: guess so. And just heard […] [Read More]
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Overstayed

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Overextending shifts is another subtle indication of a lack of discipline. –Mike Keenan, Feb. 23, 1994 Now if the Sound Tigers’ coaches really wanted to get innovative, they’d have kept guys out on the ice for six and seven minutes at a time, the way Keenan did with Alexei Kovalev that night. First thing Dan […] [Read More]
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Bandaging the roster

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Jeremy Colliton isn’t likely to play this weekend, and Jeff Tambellini got the call to the Isles as well as Frans Nielsen, so the Sound Tigers actually brought two guys in: Johnson and Johnson. Gregg, Windsor’s own, was here this morning, skating with Blake Comeau and Eric Boguniecki. He got the call from Trenton late […] [Read More]
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Match Game P.M.

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You may have seen by now that Frans Nielsen got the call to fill in for Shawn Bates. He didn’t practice today with the Sound Tigers, already off to the Island. (While these 2 p.m. practices are nice, you pay for it on the writing side.) They had a team-wide shootout competition at the end […] [Read More]
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