Overstayed

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Overextending shifts is another subtle indication of a lack of discipline. –Mike Keenan, Feb. 23, 1994 Now if the Sound Tigers’ coaches really wanted to get innovative, they’d have kept guys out on the ice for six and seven minutes at a time, the way Keenan did with Alexei Kovalev that night. First thing Dan […] [Read More]
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Bandaging the roster

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Jeremy Colliton isn’t likely to play this weekend, and Jeff Tambellini got the call to the Isles as well as Frans Nielsen, so the Sound Tigers actually brought two guys in: Johnson and Johnson. Gregg, Windsor’s own, was here this morning, skating with Blake Comeau and Eric Boguniecki. He got the call from Trenton late […] [Read More]
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Match Game P.M.

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You may have seen by now that Frans Nielsen got the call to fill in for Shawn Bates. He didn’t practice today with the Sound Tigers, already off to the Island. (While these 2 p.m. practices are nice, you pay for it on the writing side.) They had a team-wide shootout competition at the end […] [Read More]
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MV…eep

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Was about a minute away from getting the phone handy last night. “Just a word of warning,” I’d have said at intermission. “Dubielewicz didn’t allow a goal and has a three-goal lead. Made some big stops, too. He’s got a shot at being presented with an etched crystal award.” Well, maybe I wouldn’t have called […] [Read More]
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Simply Stated

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Jonathan Bombulie posted some highlights from Dave Andrews’ state of the league press conference today in T.O. Confirmation of some rumors, squashing of some others, and some interesting stuff. [Read More]
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Gump

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Hall of Famer Lorne “Gump” Worsley has died at 77. Here’s his IHDB page. [Read More]
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Overcaffeinated

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Frequent commenter Stan pointed me toward Exit 24 last night. Bear right, go about a quarter of a mile, and there it is on the right: a 24-hour Tim Hortons. Caffeine late at night never used to bother me, but I’m getting old, I guess; I was up late, mind free-associating. Tim Hortons sent me […] [Read More]
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Timing

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If you could drop in four goals, you might not be able to drop them into better times than Hartford did tonight. Late in the first, Bridgeport riding a 1-0 lead on Masi Marjamaki’s first goal against a goalie since it was Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 6, Dubielewicz is making big saves (like one off […] [Read More]
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