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March 18, 2014

The homecoming that not many people was expecting to see some six months ago is happening tonight. THe Minnesota Wild, red hot until last night’s loss to Boston, comes to the Island tonight to face an Islanders team that won 4-1 over Buffalo on Saturday, looking to extend on their streak. To the Blue and Orange, two familiar faces will be wearing the visiting white. First, the former first round…

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Isles Get Wild

  To be honest, as I was sitting in the studio, doing my broadcast of Sports Talk 1240, and when I saw the 3-0 score on my computer screen, I just shrugged my shoulders and said, here goes another bad game. Then the Isles Got Wild on the Wild. Thomas Hickey had a goal, two assists, and a +4 rating.  Kyle Okposo had two goals (the last 2 of the…

December 29, 2013
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Talent vs. Chemistry: Isles Trades

Over the past few NHL seasons, the New York Islanders have been a team on a limited budget. They have made calculated, cost efficient roster transactions that have rarely made the headlines.  Draft and development has become the motto of the organization as they continue to acquire key players through the draft from Ryan Strome to Ryan Pulock.  With that being said, the 2013-14 New York Islanders season could very…

November 30, 2013
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Pre Game Notes: Islanders @ Blackhawks (Game 4)

Capuano on Tonight’s Game:  Poulin to start it net. Clutterbuck to make Isles debut. Moulson is a game time decision.   Cal is ready, Are you? Tylers Take: Smart move by Capuano to start Poulin on the front end of the back to back this weekend. Tomorrow is the more favorable game to pick up 2 points so why not start the stronger goaltender in that game and give your…

October 11, 2013
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Isles May Look To Improve From Within

As Arthur Staple has pointed out on Newsday that the Islanders are pretty set in their decisions with the three big unrestricted free agents: Brad Boys, Evgeni  Nabokov and now former Islanders captain, Mark Streit as it has been stated that Boyes and Striet will not resign and that there’s a good chance Nabokov will resign before July 5th. So, with that knowledge, especially coming from Staple, we can do…

June 5, 2013
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The Paul Thompson Show Deflates the Sound Tigers

When it was time for the players to come out for the Second Period, Scranton/Wilkes Barre winger Paul Thompson must have taken some SUPER SKILL PILLS.  The second year pro from UNH scored a natural hat trick over the second stanza to deflate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, for a 5-3 victory at Webster Bank Arena today. It was a period, that Sound Tiger netminder Kevin Poulin would rather forget.  The…

November 4, 2012
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My Scouting Report On Bridgeport

Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch in person the Sound Tigers play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Wilkes-Barre Pa. For me this was a big important game, not because it was a local game for me, but because the AHL Penguins have been nothing short of dominant in the AHL. Ten straight years in the playoffs with a Conference Championship and Calder Cup Champions. This was going to be…

October 25, 2012
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deHaan Surgery Today – Tigers Recall Reiter

Sound Tigers defenseman Calvin deHaan goes under the knife today to repair his shoulder.  As stated earlier in the week – he will be out for the remainder of the season. In addition, Kenny Reiter is rejoining the Sound Tigers, as he was recalled from Fort Wayne in the ECHL.  Reiter was leading the league in Goals Against and Save Percentage before his recall.  Anders Nilsson has not played this…

October 25, 2012
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Notes from Ice Works

With the two pre-season games completed, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ended up at 1-1-0-0.  They defeated the Providence Bruins 3-1 in Marlborough, Mass, and were defeated last night by the Manchester Monarchs 2-0 at St. Anselm, NH. I went to practice, which was open to Islanders season ticket holders at IceWorks today.  The practice, as usual, was spirited, and much more intricate than any practice that I have seen of…

October 6, 2012
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