Monthly Archive for March, 2019

: March, 2019

Ramped up: Hershey postgame

Boy, that one almost boiled over. Got pretty heated, and the sideshow was fun, too. I thought maybe it settled down a bit after the major penalty kill. Ben Holmstrom disagreed. Maybe the second period

Fritz out: Hershey pregame

Bad news from the Island this morning: Tanner Fritz is out six to eight weeks after surgery on a blood clot in his hand. That’s, like, conference finals at best, which is disappointing. His mates on

Back to it: Charlotte postgame

His old team on the other side, a bunch of his old teammates, and Jeremy Smith came up with a big win, backing up a return to basics for his current teammates with 28 saves. “(Goalie coach) Chris

Trying again: Charlotte pregame

Round 2 against the Checkers features some lines that are a bit mixed up. Bobo Carpenter took warmup but appears to be out. A few guys back in, a few out. Could be Zack Stortini in for Charlotte,

New guys: Friday notes

Can’t tell your players without a scorecard, ATO edition: They had a special-teams-heavy practice this morning, which meant two colors (white on the power play, blue on everyone else) as opposed to

Wahlstrom signs

The Islanders announced an entry-level deal with Oliver Wahlstrom, their first-rounder last year. The contract begins next season. No word yet if he’s coming here. Wahlstrom leaves Boston College

Breakaways broken: Charlotte postgame

Two things, as it’s just my nature to be contrary, especially when I’m this tired (it’s been a long month). If Alex Nedeljkovic doesn’t stop any one of those three breakaways, or that Jeff Kubiak

Down a couple: Charlotte pregame

Bridgeport is missing Kyle Burroughs and John Stevens tonight. Burroughs is said to be upper-body; Stevens is lower. Day-to-day, supposedly. Grant Hutton appears set to make his pro debut in

Checkers, Carpenter coming: Tuesday notes

Quick hit, as I’m Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: –The Islanders have signed Bobo Carpenter to a two-year contract that starts next year. He’s not in on an ATO yet while he tends to some things

Home standing: Syracuse postgame

Asked Chris Casto about how the team defense had come along, holding a couple of pretty good offenses in check the past two nights, including this one Sunday. A goal a game on the homestand, he