Aw-nuts moment

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Knocked over a stick rack in the visitors room while talking to Teddy Purcell. Didn’t even realize I was doing it until I was done. Darn it. At least the obsessive-compulsive sorting urge came in handy while picking them up. Neat after the skills last night: Norfolk mascot “Hat Trick” went over and hung out […] [Read More]
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That’s a wrap

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That's a wrap

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Denis Hamel just skated out to get his gloves off the bench. He got a standing ovation. (Not really. But someone left in the crowd let out a “whooo!” No lie.) Tambellini’s feet are killing him after spending “98 percent of the time out there doin’ nothing.” But he had fun. He said he didn’t […] [Read More]
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Liveblogging dumb thoughts

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Y’know, ’cause it’s the Skills Contest, and I should be writing the Aucoin feature… We need an AHL counterpart to the NHL’s Young Stars competition. Get a pool of the AHL veterans and pick two teams out of those. Obviously there’d have to be an exemption to get a Rochester representative. This kid Jerry D’Amigo […] [Read More]
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Right at home

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Here at the BCVMA, in an auxiliary press box… not at the Holiday Inn, but above… Wait for it… Section 14. This is solid. Storm is across the way dancing to “Twist and Shout.” He’s having too much fun. [Read More]
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Confounding

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Steve Regier knew where I was going at the end of the night. He even remembered that it was the franchise’s first shootout. “You’ve been involved in a few of these,” I said, actually thinking he might have even been on for Sean Bergenheim’s with 1.0 left (he wasn’t). Regier went right to Dec. 22, […] [Read More]
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Sailing over a cardboard sea

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Jackman and Comeau: Only a paper transaction. Maybe it wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in them. Why, yes, I did only post this separately to use the gag. [Read More]
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Not so Rosie

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Stefan Ruzicka received a five-game suspension for his night in the box Wednesday. The bug is going through the team, apparently. Jamie Fraser sat out Friday. Mark Wotton skated, though it’s too early to tell if he might play in a pinch Saturday. Gregg Johnson has gone off to Frankfurt. ObFunWithBabelfish: Turns out he’s from […] [Read More]
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