Amid Mid-Atlantic preparations…

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–Bootland on waivers. –Labelle to Utah. –Kasparaitis to Russia. ObFwB: “We simply searched for player for strengthening the shielding line.” That story claims St. Petersburg picked between Alexei Semenov, Danny Markov (now of Dynamo Moscow) and Kasparaitis. –Over at SPB’s high schools blog, check out the mind games that Greenwich and Naples (Fla.) are playing. [Read More]
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Rullier arrives/Fun with vowels

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Joe Rullier is easy to pick out on the ice: He’s the only righty in defenseman’s blue. In the fine tradition of 2001-04 around here, Bridgeport had been going with six lefties on the blue line. Rullier (PTO) changes that, though when he’ll play is uncertain; Jack Capuano said they’ll take it slow with him. […] [Read More]
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Breakdown

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You make your own breaks, or something like that, right? Here’s another one of those annoying hypothetical nights where you wonder what would have happened if Bridgeport had popped another one of its scoring chances in early, if it was 3-0 instead of 2-0. Or if Francois St. Laurent called things differently (he had his […] [Read More]
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Two down

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I usually say that five games is a really small sample, and don’t read too, too much into it. At the same time, Bridgeport had never faced more than eight five-on-threes in any single five-game span before. What makes it even worse is there wasn’t one at Hartford: They’ve racked up nine two-man disadvantages in […] [Read More]
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I’m gonna tell you a story

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I'm gonna tell you a story

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With the trip to Lowell tomorrow, up against a certain event featuring a certain team (no Devils concessions to the World’s Serious), it called to mind another fall trip deep into New England. This was Oct. 29, 2004, two days after Doug Mientkiewicz ran off with the ball. Bridgeport was in the middle of that […] [Read More]
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I can tell he’s mad by the way he growls*

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I can tell he's mad by the way he growls*

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Lots of chalk talk today; a meeting before practice, some meetings during practice, some meetings after practice. One drill didn’t go exactly right, and Capuano smacked a guy’s stick on the restart to make sure he had it. They worked on faceoffs, they worked on battles, they worked on the systems, forecheck to backcheck and […] [Read More]
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