Sans Rullier

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Even though it turns out he had a few games left, Bridgeport released Joe Rullier from his PTO today. If I don’t get the quote in the gamer, I’ll put it in the postgame; short version of the official line is to let the kids play, and Rullier wasn’t as good as they’d hoped. Big […] [Read More]
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…and not enough time

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I had a whole screed drawn up about that penalty near the end of the first period, with Dustin Kohn sitting on top of the dashers… Long story short, I didn’t think you could say it wasn’t a penalty, but because he wasn’t on the ice — which is defined as both skates on the […] [Read More]
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Done deal…

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Not that this is a shock or nothin’ — the only question is where he will go, which is still officially undetermined, PA-announcements aside, not that you want to sell off your Jan. 9 tickets — but Kyle Okposo signed his entry-level contract with the Islanders. [Read More]
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We’re talking about practice

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We're talking about practice

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Lots of players’ family around today. You’d think it was Christmas or something. A good news/bad news kind of morning: Pascal Morency has been cleared to skate, so he’s at least taking his first steps back (so to speak). Mike Mole was in town for practice. And Jason Pitton’s gear finally arrived from Utah, so […] [Read More]
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Pulling victory from the jaws of victory

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How’s it going, Frans Nielsen? “OK. We won.” Something with with I’m too familiar: Nielsen seems to be incredibly hard on himself when he makes a mistake, such as tonight, when he chose to carry the puck back to the neutral zone, then lost it on a play that led to the third Hershey goal. […] [Read More]
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Comeback kids

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You may have seen that Trevor Smith is back… Well, so’s Jason Pitton, pending a medical checkup on a banged-up shoulder. Funny to see him walking through the parking lot as I was heading in with Steve Feldman. Did one of these: “That’s… Is it?… Yeah, it’s… No, is it?… Yeah, it’s….” It was. [Read More]
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The spirit of giving

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It’s the holiday season (the holiday season)…. And we’ll gaze with childlike wonder at a power play that’s operating at 29.1 percent efficiency and has a nearly six-percent lead over everybody else in the league. We’ll gasp at how this team can go from nothing to moving in a blink. (Good Capuano quote in the […] [Read More]
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