We're talking about practice

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Lots of players’ family around today. You’d think it was Christmas or something. A good news/bad news kind of morning: Pascal Morency has been cleared to skate, so he’s at least taking his first steps back (so to speak). Mike Mole was in town for practice. And Jason Pitton’s gear finally arrived from Utah, so […] [Read More]
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Pulling victory from the jaws of victory

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How’s it going, Frans Nielsen? “OK. We won.” Something with with I’m too familiar: Nielsen seems to be incredibly hard on himself when he makes a mistake, such as tonight, when he chose to carry the puck back to the neutral zone, then lost it on a play that led to the third Hershey goal. […] [Read More]
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Comeback kids

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You may have seen that Trevor Smith is back… Well, so’s Jason Pitton, pending a medical checkup on a banged-up shoulder. Funny to see him walking through the parking lot as I was heading in with Steve Feldman. Did one of these: “That’s… Is it?… Yeah, it’s… No, is it?… Yeah, it’s….” It was. [Read More]
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The spirit of giving

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It’s the holiday season (the holiday season)…. And we’ll gaze with childlike wonder at a power play that’s operating at 29.1 percent efficiency and has a nearly six-percent lead over everybody else in the league. We’ll gasp at how this team can go from nothing to moving in a blink. (Good Capuano quote in the […] [Read More]
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Call the cops!*

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If the mark of a good team is winning when it’s not at its best… The Wolf Pack kept coming. They’re a solid AHL team, and they forechecked hard, kept pressure on, battled tirelessly, worked on Bridgeport’s defense (which was cut to five after Jamie Fraser took a slash across the wrists). They kept Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Four minutes for givin’ him the business

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Four minutes for givin' him the business

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The Fraser Watch was for naught. Back on Nov. 9 in Philly, he got a penalty from his cousin, but it was credited all this time to Mark Wotton. It has apparently been corrected in the record. (It was a holding penalty, so nothing fancy.) I’d completely forgotten that, but both my box score (“Fraser, […] [Read More]
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Party like it’s 1995

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