Free agency, Day 2: Many in, Gallant gone

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Round 2. Today’s the day we expect the Islanders to actually start acknowledging the guys they’re bringing in for Bridgeport. Ren Lavoie reports another this morning: James Wright, former Admiral, Rampage, Lightning, Jet. He played last year in Zagreb, Croatia, with a bunch of former Sound Tigers at one point or another. Yesterday’s crew of […] [Read More]

Departed history

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For the Bridgeport Sound Tigers: Points per game (min. 5 GP) Name GP G-A-Pts PPG Josh Bailey 11 6-11-17 1.55 Jeff Tambellini  113 71-67-138 1.22 Ryan Strome 47 15-41-56 1.19 Dustin Jeffrey 20 8-15-23 1.15 Eric Boguniecki  48 22-32-54 1.13   Defenseman scoring Name GP G-A-Pts Aaron Ness 280 23-100-123 Matt Donovan  180 32-87-119 Mark […] [Read More]

Free Agency ’15, Day 1: Arcobello to Toronto

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We’ll work off this post unless something crazy happens to change our minds. Happy Canada Day. And Merry Christm… If July 1 UFA frenzy is like Christmas, this is a Christmas when you're too old to get fun toys and know all the gifts are pajamas or socks. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 1, 2015 […] [Read More]

BST Free Agent Scorecard ’15

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The usual color code: Black=unsigned. Blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. Red=signed elsewhere in North America. Green=signed in Europe. Italics means it’s unannounced, but either we’re reporting it or some other semi-official source has it done. Split color means there’s some kind of report saying it’s happening. Remember, everyone except Group II is unrestricted. (And remember, stray Roman […] [Read More]

BST Non-Free-Agent Scorecard ’15

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Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished. As things come into sharper focus, I may rearrange. Forward positions aren’t strict. There could (will probably) be swing on the margins and within positions. *-Unsigned restricted free agent. Italics: AHL contract. Blue: added since July 1. […] [Read More]

Paliotta to Columbus

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Three days ago, we got all excited about Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty joining Westport’s Michael Paliotta, his ex-USA Hockey teammate, with the Chicago Blackhawks after Haggerty was traded there. Today Paliotta’s gone, part of a seven-player-plus-a-pick trade that sends him with centerpiece Brandon Saad to Columbus. Marko Dano and former Ranger Artem Anisimov are the bigger […] [Read More]

Arcobello non-tendered: Monday notes

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Assembled, to the best of our ability, the annual Chicken Tenders list: players who weren’t tendered a qualifying offer, thus becoming unrestricted free agents Wednesday. A late addition: Milford’s Mark Arcobello, not tendered by Arizona after a season in which he played for four NHL teams. (They also non-tendered John Moore, whom they got from […] [Read More]

Singalong: “Whatever Became of Dono?”

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/Furiously rewriting Tom Lehrer’s “Whatever Became of Hubert?” with Matt Donovan references Almost sent that as a tweet several times during the Islanders-Capitals playoff series, but never did. But it was true. If there’s one thing we do well around here, it’s arcane references to musical artists of the ’50s and ’60s*. Unfortunately — or […] [Read More]