But in good news…

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Pat Bingham has been named coach of the Fort Wayne Komets. [Read More]
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Five Alive

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So I was thinking about doing something toward the end of the season, and then things got busy, and then life got in the way, and then the season ended. And as it was slipping away, I got an e-mail from Bob Farrington that brought it all back. I can’t believe it’s over! [...] So […] [Read More]
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TMI

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“Wait a second,” Fornabaio asked himself. “In the Five-Year Team post… Is that St. Laurent joke fair?” This being just the kind of rhetorical question that sparks a database search, and then a table with too much space around it… 2005-06 Two-Man Advantages (TMA) for Bridgeport (B) and Opponents (O) by referee Referee Games TMA(B) […] [Read More]
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Campin’ out

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Campin' out

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So while we wait for real news — on all fronts — here’s something to tide us over… Rookie Camp. (Or development camp. Or prospects camp. Or minicamp. Call it what you will.) Monday through Saturday in Syosset, they’ll work out and skate in the morning, then hang out at night. These have seemed to […] [Read More]
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Good clear, bad clear

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The Islanders just announced the Bouchard re-signing. One-year deal. Also, the AHL announced a rules change: If a skater shoots a puck directly into the stands from his own D-zone, his team cannot make a line change (unless the ref deems it deliberate and gives him a delay of game penalty). It’s the same as […] [Read More]
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Independent thoughts

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Brian at On the Wings reminisces on the retirement of Steve Yzerman… and comes up with a 22-year-old pic of (sadly former) BST assistant coach Lane Lambert cooking lunch with Stevie Y. Jason Krog is back in the USA with Atlanta. The Thrashers also sign Darren Haydar, who’s only been one of the better young […] [Read More]
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Fine print

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Knew it would be staring at me. Thanks to the NHL office, which directed me to the back of the book, Exhibit 16.2(m)* to the CBA, presented here in case anybody else was as confused as I was: For purposes of qualifying for Group 6 Unrestricted free agency: (1) the 2004-05 League Year will notbe […] [Read More]
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