Monthly Archive for June, 2015

: June, 2015

Paliotta to Columbus

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

Arcobello non-tendered: Monday notes

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

Singalong: “Whatever Became of Dono?”

/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

Non-tenders ’15

Our annual attempt to compile this list, which will be worthwhile for an even shorter period than usual: Players not tendered qualifying offers, thus becoming unrestricted free agents on Wednesday,

Qualifying offers in

The Islanders announced their qualifying offers, including Kevin Poulin, Kevin Czuczman and Mike Halmo. They also qualified Johan Sundstrom, who signed in Sweden a couple of weeks ago. No great

Westport/Stamford reunion: Saturday notes

Out of touch all day*, but one of the radio stations gave me a heads up on the way home about the Rangers’ trade for a Talbot-replacing backup, Antti Raanta. That deal had the side effect of reuniting

Reinhart to the Oilers: Friday notes

The Islanders dealt their way into the first round Friday night, sending Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton for two draft picks, Nos. 16 and 33. They used 16 to take centerman Mathew Barzal, and 33 will be

Blow, ye winds, etc.: Tuesday notes

The traditional “You may want to evacuate the media center” thunderstorm hit the GHO Travelers Championship this afternoon. Most of us stayed. We survived. Actually, had I left, I might’ve wound up in

Kids to camp/lots of coaching: Friday notes

The Islanders announced their development camp schedule. The Blue and White Scrimmage is, as was announced earlier, July 8, a Wednesday night, in Brooklyn. The rest of the camp is in Eisenhower Park.

Coaches for everyone: Thursday notes

Busy day on the carousel. The Penguins made Mike Sullivan official Thursday; Grand Rapids will be official tomorrow, and all reports are that it’s Todd Nelson. Ron Rolston will coach Springfield. And