Maine Event

on
Portland had nine players in the lineup with 30 or more points; Bridgeport had three. The goal scorers are Joe Tallari and, you could feel it coming, Mark Lee. Great job by them. Sure, mistakes were made, but this Portland team is downright terrifying when it’s on and skating, and after a nutty refereeing night […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Fake Team Awards

on
So it appears the Sound Tigers won’t give out their couple of team awards again this year. While it’s a feeble and unscientific exercise, what say we pick ‘em? Leave a comment with your picks (and vote only once, especially you, you rotating NHL city). I’ll throw my Seventh Player vote in at the end, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Packed for the Pack

on
This was the kind of night where the Sound Tigers could score a goal, not have it count, blow a five-minute power play and still take a lead. This was the kind of night where Joe Tallari would finally get on the board, where he’d neatly set up Peter Tsimikalis, where he’d go sprawling to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

This post is injured, too

on
Chris Thompson was very unhappy afterward, and he didn’t even play. Thompson caught a rut in the morning skate and crashed into the boards. No final word on it, but crashing head-and-shoulders-first into the boards is no fun. So up came Doug Christiansen from Reading as the Sound Tigers were missing 12 skaters from the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bully, Joel

on
The writers down on the Island have nominated Joel Bouchard for the Masterton Trophy, a nice call for a great honor. Funny story about today’s all-star announcement… As you may know, players and media get a vote, one per city. Before and during Saturday’s game, Peter Zellen and I sat down and hashed out the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The Phantoms are ghosts…

on
…but that means Norfolk (3-1 winner over Philadelphia) moves five points ahead of idle Bridgeport with five games to go. The Admirals’ magic number to clinch third is six. More pressing for Bridgeport, Binghamton beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6-4 on the road behind Jeff Heerema’s hat trick. The Sound Tigers still need four points gained by them […] [Read More]
Categories: General

“I must be seeing things/Oh no it can’t be true”

on
Categories: General

"I must be seeing things/Oh no it can't be true"

on
Well, Paul’s right again: Rob Collins is back from the Islanders, making it “just” eight players up in the show. And that’s the only reason they could practice with three full lines today. Update: Bridgeport’s bringing in D Chris Barr and C Jeff Miles on PTOs. Paul also mentioned the idea that the boys in […] [Read More]
Categories: General