The Pennsylvania we never found: Lehigh Valley nonliveblog

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No Allentown trip for us this year. Partly because we’re, um, on assignment today, so I’ll try to catch up later tonight and post some thoughts and lines and things. In the meantime, listen to Chuck Scott (audio/pay per view) and follow him and Paul and Gary Blockus and Tony Androckitis and Bob Rotruck. The […] [Read More]

Snowy Thursday notes

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Wasn’t able to get to practice this morning — fortunately didn’t land on 13 and make an accidental left; sweet merciful… — but a few moves in the organization. Ryan Toohey had last night from Naples that Kevin Czuczman is coming back up after last night’s game with the Everblades. Six games, 11 shots and […] [Read More]

New faces: Wednesday notes (update: Seabrook traded)

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Awaiting the arrival of Mark Louis, still — probably tomorrow — but Dustin Jeffrey (in 20, as the roster said) and Dyson Stevenson (in 41, his Portland number, also as the roster foretold) joined the group this morning for a systems practice. Got the F3s about as down as they can get ‘em for the […] [Read More]

Awaiting arrivals, remembering departures: Tuesday notes

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The only new face on the ice this morning for Bridgeport was Kent Simpson, up from Stockton, just in time for yet another hard skate. The other additions — Dustin Jeffrey, acquired for Cory Conacher yesterday; Mark Louis, for David Leggio; and Dyson Stevenson, last night for Matt Lashoff in an AHL deal — were […] [Read More]
Categories: Conacher, Lashoff, Leggio, RIP

Lashoff to Portland

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Matt Lashoff was signed to be a veteran defenseman and a power-play guy on a team pushing for the playoffs while Ryan Pulock was out. Then he got hurt, the team slipped, he came back, the team won a couple, and then, well, this nine-game losing streak happened, with him out a couple of times. […] [Read More]
Categories: Lashoff, Simpson

Conacher, Leggio traded

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The Islanders have traded Cory Conacher to Vancouver for Dustin Jeffrey. 2:16 p.m.: Jeffrey was leading Utica in scoring with 17-24-41. No word if he’s coming here or up there yet. That’s two former WBS Penguins acquired by the Islanders today. Meanwhile, David Leggio’s agent tweets that Leggio has been traded to Phoenix. Awaiting word […] [Read More]

No days off: Monday notes, pre-deadline

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No day off for the Sound Tigers. Brent Thompson changed plans last night and called them in for practice this morning at Wonderland. Skating, hard-working drills, more skating, more hard-working drills with skating, skating. No one lingered afterward, as you’d expect. Matt Carkner was the only one not on the ice. “Maintenance day,” Brent Thompson […] [Read More]
Categories: Carkner, Halmo

Embarrassed: WBS postgame

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That’s the word. Heard it from everywhere. Ugly day. Uninspired. A couple of pushes — Matt Murray was complementary and said they came at the start of each period; there’s a broken-up two-on-one in the second period that could’ve changed things, sure, but still — but not enough. “Obviously we’re all embarrassed,” Thompson said. “Games […] [Read More]
Categories: Postgame, RIP, Wilkes-Barre