- Good weekend for the Tigers but two out of three is just not good enough at this point. You get what you pay for and once again the Islanders prospect playingMessage 1 of 4 , Mar 14 4:25 PMView SourceGood weekend for the Tigers but two out of three is just not good
enough at this point.
You get what you pay for and once again the Islanders prospect
playing for Hartford (Jeff Hamilton) cost the Tigers points they had
to have last Friday. I wonder what the difference in all the players
they have signed would be as opposed to the difference in Hamilton's
contract offers between Bridgeport and Hartford?
Seems like Collins and Kochan have been carrying this team more than
anyone. Campoli is second in rookie defenseman scoring. Dubielewicz
got a rare start and win against Springfield Sunday.
The good news is the Tigers cut into the lead and there is some
disparity now between first and fourth place in the division. Also
they are gaining some ground on Hershey.
The bad news is the road trip (where I think they must run the table)
and the dwindling number of games left. No room for anything less
than a big winning streak.
Fifteen points out, one game in hand, only thirty six points
available for Bridgeport.
Tragic number: Any combination of points won by WBS or lost by
Bridgeport equaling twenty two.
Team GP PTS
Binghamton 65 81
Philadelphia 64 80
Norfolk 65 78
WB/Scranton 63 76
Hershey 64 69
Bridgeport 62 61
- Good week for the Sound Tigers in the playoff race, winning five of six going into the weekend but again they had to do more and really should have done more.Message 2 of 4 , Mar 21 4:31 AMView SourceGood week for the Sound Tigers in the playoff race, winning five of
six going into the weekend but again they had to do more and really
should have done more.
Winning in Binghampton and Manchester only to lose another game in
Springfield and an ot loss with a record low shot total against
If your a team making a serious playoff push you have to beat two
last place teams. Springfield has 27 less goals than Bridgeport.
I know the team is traveling, and it's the four games in five days
but you have to beat Albany if you have any real hope of getting into
serious contention. The games the Tigers had for so long have been
played. WBS now has a game in hand.
Bottom line you get what you pay for. The Tigers have the least goals
in the division w/154. Papineau is not even scoring as he did two
year ago in the AHL. Mapletoft does not score nearly enough either,
Bergenheim has gone over ten games without a goal. I know Godard is
on that wing a lot and this will likely be a line when all three
return to the NHL, but Cronin's playing Kochan, so he should be
playing to win.
You add the other recent loss in Springfield, the game Jeff Hamilton
scored the winning goal in a loss and add in the recent moves by the
Tigers and it reflects an organization not making any push to get
into the playoffs despite what Cronin has said.
Sound Tigers can get 94 points. WBS has 78 points at this time. They
needs a combination of sixteen points won by them or lost by
Bridgeport to eliminate the Sound Tigers.
It's not looking good but it looks a little better than it did a few
WB/Scranton 65 78
Hershey 67 73
Bridgeport 66 66
It was kind of interesting to me in a game that Bridgeport had to win
Dubielewicz got his first back to back games in months, especially
after the slow start Saturday. According to the papers he played
great and stole a point on the road.
Seems like a long time between goals for Bergenheim. Caldwell had
five points (all assists) last week. Collins seems like go to player
out of this forward group...
It's on to Nassau Coliseum where a lot of people will try and pull
for a team many folks do not even know.
- Team GP PTS WB/Scranton 69 83 Hershey 71 77 Bridgeport 69 68 Last week was really the clincher if the Sound Tigers were to have any hope of getting intoMessage 3 of 4 , Mar 28 8:54 AMView SourceTeam GP PTS
WB/Scranton 69 83
Hershey 71 77
Bridgeport 69 68
Last week was really the clincher if the Sound Tigers were to have any
hope of getting into serious contention. They had not lost a game all
season they were leading entering the third peirod until the Coliseum
game and they came out of it with no points. The WBS game on Friday
was a must win and they lost that game also.
Bridgeport's tragic number is now seven or eight depending on
tie-breakers. The Tigers must go 11-0 to reach ninety points, WBS has
eighty-three points and only needs seven/eight of twenty two available
points even if Bridgeport ran the table.
Bottom line, unless a miracle happens which also includes Hershey
falling apart it's over. Hershey's magic number to clinch fifth is
thirteen or fourteen.
What was disappointing is they lost the Norfolk game with Richard
Seeley playing for the other team. Why? So Ed Campbell can stay with
the club or to save money between the contracts.
Milbury's explanation of wanting to use Vince Macri is fine, but
keeping Ed Campbell and moving Seeley indicates an organization that
threw in the towel on it's playoff hopes.
Also Milbury's comments on Jim Campbell were telling enough, but that
does not give him a pass on Hamilton or Hunter, it does not give him a
pass on not signing Brenda Yarema or a team that would go on the road
for three games in three days with less than the minimum players to
I know this team has had a lot of injuries but they had choices and in
the end they got what they paid for which was a sixth place team with
Eric Godard on the ice in one-goal games in the final seconds. Collins
had the kind of year where if the veterans produced they should have
been ok. Mapletoft, Bergenheim had some good stretches but they were
not consistent producers, Papineau has not done enough when healthy.
The good news was on defense with Gervais and Campoli. Kochan did
nothing to hurt his outside shot of another look with an NHL team.
- Too little too late. Great games by Kochan, Gervais and Campoli Sunday and a excellent road effort on Saturday where Papineau got a hat-trick. Fifteen goalsMessage 4 of 4 , Apr 4, 2005View SourceToo little too late.
Great games by Kochan, Gervais and Campoli Sunday and a excellent
road effort on Saturday where Papineau got a hat-trick. Fifteen goals
from this roster in three games with all these recent signings and
In the Hershey game Bridgeport came back and took a lead in the third
only to lose in ot. Rivers scoring after killing off the front end of
the five on three was a very tough as was Brett Clark in overtime
after the Tigers killed off Campoli's penalty.
Five out of six points on the weekend is a very good job. Hershey has
a real chance at catching WBS and the Tigers were only a few points
behind Hershey just two weeks ago so it was there for Bridgeport. The
Coliseum game and the WBS game were fatal.
The tragic number is now any combination of four points gained by WBS
or lost by Bridgeport.
WB/Scranton 73 84
Hershey 74 81
Bridgeport 73 73
If Bridgeport goes 7-0, WBS would need to go 2-5 or some combination
of four points gained.
I expect the Tigers will be eliminated by this time next week.