True grit

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You know, I bought into it a little. Not to the extent that it was going to turn the series, but that it was going to be a pain in the neck for Bridgeport. The gritty, gritty Penguins against the slick-and-speedy Sound Tigers. Like I said, a little. WBS is more physical. No doubt there. […] [Read More]
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For starters…

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No Hamilton, O’Marra, Rourke (or Nasreddine). But tell me if some of these look familiar: F: Bergenheim-Colliton-Nilsson Tambellini-Collins (A)-Comeau Marjamaki-Koalska-Masse Papineau-Regier-Thompson D: Jarrett (A)-Gervais Pettinen (A)-Caldwell Grebeshkov-Pratt [Read More]
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Having a party

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Rollin’ down I-84 Wednesday toward Pennsylvania, temperature 76 degrees, Sam Cooke on the radio, trees getting green, grass getting greener, sun shining down, on the road to playoff hockey. Is there a better time of year?* This never-ending road to Wilkes-Barre has finally ended, and the postseason begins for Bridgeport tonight. Figure on a couple […] [Read More]
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Hit the road

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There is such a thing as trying too hard to fit in with one’s teammates, and Ryan O’Marra should really get that lecture before it’s too late. The kid shows up on Team Infirmary with a cold developing into walking pneumonia. That clears up, and now he’s got an eye infection. He’s probably out for […] [Read More]
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Web slinging

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The number is… well, still 10. But Ryan Caldwell and Matt Koalska walked in at about 11:15 this morning, lugging their gear and their sticks. They’re back early, while Cole Jarrett and Masi Marjamaki headed out to the Island to make their NHL debuts tonight. Then, they all come back here. There’s a team meeting […] [Read More]
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Back for more

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Some very interesting comments from the two Yalies tomorrow: One quite serious set from Dave Baseggio, another set from Jeff Hamilton that I hope will at least make you grin. The latter was one who took the full optional practice, as did Justin Papineau. Also taking the skate: Luciano Aquino, who’s back in Bridgeport after […] [Read More]
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Done and done

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So Providence got beat, and the Bruins get the Pirates to start. Manchester gets Hartford and starts Tuesday night. Full playoff schedules for all eight series are here. Also… it’s likely Blake Comeau will be on his way here. His Kelowna Rockets were eliminated in six games tonight. One more body to sort out… [Read More]
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Gotta punk it

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(Time-warped to keep it off the front page) As mentioned back here, I usually write some kind of filling-space article (“punk story”) before each playoff game, just in case of overtime. Just because I can, here’s, like, way too many from years past. Some might have run in first edition, I don’t remember… (Many deadlines […] [Read More]
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