Hammer and Nino to Bridgeport

As explained in the press release this morning, the Islanders announced the assignment of 21 players to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The release is shown below. The New York Islanders announced today that 19 players have been assigned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The club also assigned two players to their respective junior teams. The players assigned to the…

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Hockey From the Blind Side, Toughness is not the Question, but Will They Be Smart Enough?

I have often commented on the toughness of hockey players compared to the players of other sports. In fact, I have often gotten flack because of how merciless I can be on baseball players in conversations with friends when we talk about the sports. My favorite line is that you never see a hockey player missing two weeks of a season because of a hang nail …. Yesterday, I had…

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One week to go…..

And there is nothing to be seen on Newsday, and nothing just about in any web site on the potential lockout that is now just a week away. A good number of the players are already here practicing at Ice Works in the hope that the Islanders will still have a camp on the 21st. “We’re still getting ready for training camp,” Islanders forward Michael Grabner said to New York Islanders.com….

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