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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – DEVEAUX, IN THE BELLY OF THE WHALE

BY: Bruce Berlet

Upon reflection, Andre Deveaux had one overriding thought.

“I’m just happy I wasn’t hurt,” Deveaux said.

Happy, indeed.

Deveaux, a noted tough guy, is the latest victim of a seemingly increasing number of senseless hits from behind and the blind side that have unfortunately invaded hockey. Deveaux was run face-first into the boards when the Flyers’ Tom Sestito took a major-league run at the New York Rangers right wing Monday night in Philadelphia. Defenseman Stu Bickel, who played for the Connecticut Whale last season, immediately came to Deveaux’s defense and pummeled Sestito as a melee broke out. Veteran pest Sean Avery also was a major help, and Sestito received a five-minute major for boarding, five minutes for fighting and a game misconduct.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

In an extensive interview with “Puck Daddy” at Yahoo! Sports, former Hartford Whalers icon and captain Kevin Dineen discussed his new first NHL head coaching job with the Florida Panthers and his old surroundings in Hartford.

Dineen will have to deal with 12 new faces brought in by Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, who began clearing salary cap space last season and made an extensive overhaul after Pete DeBoer failed to get Florida to the postseason in his three seasons before being fired on April 11 and hired by the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

But the moves weren’t made haphazard since Dineen was named coach June 1.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

With general manager Dale Tallon having added 11 new players to the Florida Panthers’ roster in less than a month, first-year coach Kevin Dineen has plenty of familiarizing and strategizing to do before the season opener Oct. 8 on Long Island.

Dineen, the former Hartford Whalers icon and captain who coached the AHL’s Portland Pirates the past six seasons before being hired June 1, said his major challenge in his first six weeks on the job has been getting in touch with so many new players and running his cell phone bill.

“I waited to get in the office to call the Euros because I don’t think that falls under my phone plan,” Dineen joked to Dave Lozo of nhl.com.

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EX-PACK SANGUINETTI RESIGNS IN CAROLINA

Caolina‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH BOBBY SANGUINETTI

Defenseman signs one-year pact

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Director of Hockey Operations of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti (san-GIH-neh-tee) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level, and $62,500 at the minor-league level for the 2011-12 season.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

The melancholy filtered through the phone line.

Brodie Dupont, the player with the longest standing with the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale, had got his wish this week when he was qualified by the parent New York Rangers.

But Saturday the multi-purpose forward suddenly found himself headed elsewhere.

Dupont, a third-round pick in 2005 who played in his first NHL game last season, was traded to the Nashville Predators for forward Andreas Thuresson.

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SORYAL SIGNS IN CAROLINA

Justin Soryal, who has been the Hartford Wolf Pack / Connecticut Whale enforcer for the past three seasons will join another ex-Wolf Pack player, Bobby Sanguinetti when he joins the Carolina Hurricanes AHL club in Charlotte.

Here’s the official release from the Carolina Hurricanes announcing the signing:

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1Sounds like the Connecticut Whale made a good move today signing center Max Campbell to an AHL contract.

Jess Rubenstein of Prospect Park called Campbell “the comeback kid who rebuilt his entire game” at Western Michigan University and should have been given at least an amateur tryout contract with the Whale at the end of last season.

“The lack of centers, let alone those who are natural goal scorers in the system, should have been enough to earn Campbell a look,” Rubenstein said via email. “The kid scored some huge season-saving goals for Western Michigan. Heck, Campbell is the kid who knocked off (wing) Carl Hagelin and Michigan in the CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) semifinals. He had one game where he scored with like 0.09 on the clock to beat Notre Dame.

SENATORS VETO CHECKERS FOR THE THIRD TIME, 7-1

Charlotte Checkers    VERSUS   Binghampton

SENATORS EXPLODE FOR 7, TAKE GAME 3
Checkers trail best-of-seven series 3-0; Game 4 tomorrow

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.Zack Smith recorded a hat trick and Robin Lehner stopped 37 of 38 shots as the Binghamton Senators downed the Charlotte Checkers, 7-1, on Tuesday evening.

With the loss, the Checkers now trail the best-of-seven series, 3-0. Charlotte will look to avoid elimination on Wednesday in game 4 from Binghamton. The game will be available on Time Warner Cable digital channel 520.

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NORFOLK POWER PLAY TOO MUCH FOR CHECKERS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS   Norfolk

Ritola, Jones each score twice in 5-3 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After squandering two one-goal leads, the Norfolk Admirals used three straight goals to defeat the Charlotte Checkers, 5-2, at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Connecticut-Whale_thumb4_thumb_thumb VERSUS Charlotte Checkers

With under five minutes to go in the game Friday night and the Connecticut Whale trailing 0-2, some of the 5,862 fans at the XL Center began filing out of the building…wonder how they feel now after the home team scored two goals in 1:13 to tie it, played perhaps the most exciting overtime period in recent memory and won it in the shootout over the visiting Charlotte Checkers 3-2.

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