Springfield Falcons

Content regarding the Springfield Falcons organization.

Note About Tonight's Falcons/Bruins Preseason Game

Apparently there has been a miscommunication in scheduling between the Falcons, who moved tonight's game from 7pm to 6pm and B2 Networks. As a consequence, Bolt Prospects will not be able to live blog tonight's game. We will have a game recap later tonight at the conclusion of the game.

Preseason Game Night 9/29: Wolf Pack at Falcons

Bolt Prospects is watching this game live on B2: HFD-5 SPR-3 Final [b]1st Period[/b] 1. SFD Cavanaugh, ([url=darren-reid]Reid[/url]) 2. SFD [url=adam-henrich]Henrich[/url], ([url=radek-smolenak]Smolenak[/url]) [b]2nd Period[/b] 3. HFD Jessiman, (Smith) [b]3rd Period[/b] 4. HFD Falardeau, (unassisted)(PP) 5. HFD Lee, (Bochenski, Moore) 6. HFD Falardeau, (Weller, Grahame) 7. SPR Adams, (Boisclair, Cavanaugh)(PP) 8. HFD Moore, (unassisted)(EN)

Falcons Camp Day 4 Wrap Up

Well, Sean Burke actually showed in Springfield and in his interviews didn't sound as depressed about being in Springfield as most of it's residents are. "It was nice to get back on the ice and get some work in," said Burke, who spent the 2005-06 season with Tampa Bay. "I just want to come in and work hard and be part of the team. Having played in Hartford earlier in my career, it's nice to see the area once again, both of my kids were born in Hartford, so it's been a while, but the new MassMutual Center looks great." Burke met with members of the media after practice and took some time to meet with teammates. Falcons forward David Spina skated with Burke this summer in Phoenix, Arizona and was happy to see the netminder.

The Roster: Where We Stand

As the Lightning get down toward their final cuts we can finally get a good picture of what the team will look like on opening night and how it will effect the Springfield Falcons:

Falcons Camp Day 3 Wrap Up

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - DAY 3 RECAP Another day of double sessions with a morning workout and afternoon scrimmage. Doug O'Brien, Blair Jones and Karri Ramo were back with the Falcons. Stirling paired Jones, Blatny and Kvapil for the scrimmage as well as Keller, Reid and Cavanaugh on another line. Stirling said it was another good day of practice and they look forward to the preseason game on Friday at home vs. the Wolfpack.

Falcons Camp Day 2 Wrap Up

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - DAY 2 RECAP For the second straight day, the Falcons went through morning workouts, followed by an afternoon scrimmage at the MassMutual Center. Zdenek Blatny, Eric Healey and Marek Kvapil skated together during the scrimmage, while Dan Cavanaugh and Darren Reid also stayed paired on the same line during day two of training camp. The Springfield Falcons returned for an afternoon scrimmage at the MassMutual Center. Falcons forward David Spina scored a pair of goals, while Andre Deveaux also scored during the 60-minute workout. Coach Stirling sounded very positive about the energy level and intensity of the practices through the first two days and he also said that he was making plans for Sean Burke in Falcons Camp.

Burke, Rogers Joining Falcons

According to the Springfield Falcons, the Lightning have reassigned goaltender Sean Burke and defenseman Andy Rogers to the Falcons. Rogers has been battling a hip injury throughout camp and Burke cleared waivers today. He has been fighting a back injury. As was reported yesterday in the [i]Tampa Tribune[/i], the Lightning have recalled Karri Ramo and Blair Jones for tonight's game in Montreal. (Note: Source/link not active as of yet on falconsahl.com)

AHL Rule Changes Approved

Came across this info on the AHL's website. I'm unsure if these changes are the same in the NHL, but they could have an affect on scoring in the AHL this season for sure: The maximum allowed curvature of a player’s stick has been increased from half an inch (½”) to three-quarters of an inch (¾”). The home team now has the option of shooting first or second in a shootout. Previously, the visiting team always shot first. Requests for stick measurements during a shootout must be made prior to the referee blowing his whistle to begin a shootout attempt. If the stick is deemed to be legal, the requesting team forfeits its next shootout attempt; if the stick is deemed to be illegal, the offending team forfeits that attempt and the offending player becomes ineligible to participate in the rest of the shootout.

HF's Falcons Preview, Not So Good

Phil Laugher [url=http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9085]stubs his toe[/url], in my opinion.

Erlendsson: Tarnasky the Frontrunner?

Erik Erlendsson [url=http://www.tbo.com/sports/lightning/MGBJIN1UGSE.html]writes in today's Trib[/url] that LW/C Nick Tarnasky may have "the inside track" for the still open fourth line job alongside Tim Taylor and Rob DiMaio. Tarnasky's physical style may appeal to the Lightning more so than the finesse games of competitors Eric Perrin and [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] and while Milley and Perrin have shown offensive spark in the preseason Tarnasky's fight against Brad Norton in the game against Detroit may be the defining moment that puts him over the top. Tarnasky, a 2003 9th round pick, played in a dozen games for the Lightning last season registering 1 assist. He finished the year rated #6 in [url=http://www.boltprospects.com/prospects]Bolt Prospects' Final Rankings[/url] and was a consensus choice as the prospect most likely to make the Lightning this season by the Bolt Prospects staff.
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