CFA, Day 9: So Near It's Stirring the Blood in Their Veins

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So it appears the Isles will do their usual trick of not announcing official cuts at the start; they’ll split them up into a Bridgeport group and a Long Island group (so to speak). Here’s Kimber’s last from Moncton, on the Blue-White scrimmage; they made it back in one piece late tonight. Greg Logan’s Sunday […] [Read More]
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CFA, Day 8: So Very Tired*

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Well, it’s everywhere. Howard Saffan is back from Moncton and raving about Jamie Fraser. Dropped weight, got faster, got more agile, looked great despite feeling the nerves of being in NHL camp. He’s excited about the potential of the defense, with the balance between the puck-movers and the stay-at-home types. Will be interesting, for sure. […] [Read More]
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CFA, Day 7: It’s Magic

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CFA, Day 7: It's Magic

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The crazy things that get me: What do you notice from this rookie game recap? For me, it’s the first Moncton name: Nicolas Laplante, who came to camp here in 2004. (Steve Regier was here then, at least.) Nice to see Masi Marjamaki’s name in there a few times. Good stuff with Bernie Cassell and […] [Read More]
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CFA, Day 6: It’s in Revelations*, people!

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CFA, Day 6: It's in Revelations*, people!

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Got a few minutes on the phone today with Jack Capuano — a little story in the paper tomorrow. Capuano also mentioned something that Kimber Auerbach mentioned in his report today: Jamie Fraser dropped about 12 pounds and has really looked quick. Got a kick out of the Pitton-Regier encounter that Kimber describes. Tonight, Jon […] [Read More]
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CFA*, Day 5: A piece of the Rock

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*-CFA: We mean it this time Trent Hunter returns to the site of my favorite road trip ever… and loses. Chris Campoli had the only Islanders goal in a 3-1 loss in St. John’s, in which Boston led 3-0. Kimber writes on Olivier Labelle and some notes. Around the leagues: Cam Janssen gets hurt after […] [Read More]
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CFA, Day what, 4?

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Losing track already. Our man Corey Witt from the Isles’ PR department has a bit on the rookie game in Moncton, in which Martin Frechette had the only kiddies’ goal in a 3-1 loss to Rutgers the University of New Brunswick. Corey calls out Jamie Fraser as “the best player on the ice for either […] [Read More]
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