Halmo to the Bolts: Saturday notes

Excited to be joining the @TBLightning organization. Letssss goooooooooo— Michael Halmo (@mhalmz) July 9, 2016 After four-plus seasons, Halmo departs seventh in goals (56) and seventh in PIM

New rules: darks-at-home AHL BoG meeting wrap

Much to chew on. I’m still technically on vacation, so please chew all you’d like in the comments. To bullet-point: With Portland gone, the East Atlantic Division will be a seven-team division. So too

Carkner retires: Wednesday notes

Matt Carkner made it official today: he has retired from playing. He’ll still be around as a coach, though. So ends a 15-year pro playing career — he started the same year that the Sound Tigers

Four signed, fifth implied: Tuesday notes

Bridgeport announced four AHL contracts today, only one of which fits into that set we had heard was re-signing, though he sort of implies the other one. That’s Kellen Jones, twin brother of Connor,

FA ’16 running Day 2 notes

A couple from this morning to start us off (on a day, again, I’ll likely be distracted, but…): Trevor Smith reportedly returns to North America with Nashville. General Fanager has it as a two-year

Free agency ’16

All reports are that the New York Islanders’ big three free agents aren’t returning. That’s a blow in many ways, but it’s a particular blow to the group that was, to borrow a phrase, Born in

BST Free Agent Scorecard ’16

The usual color code: Black=unsigned. Blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. Red=signed elsewhere in North America. Green=signed in Europe. Italics means it’s unannounced, but either we’re reporting it or some

BST Non-Free-Agent Scorecard ’16

Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished, except for the first-rounders and non-AHL-eligibles. As things come into sharper focus, I may