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Ex-Sharks on the move, minor grudge match tonight

Some ex-Worcester Shuttle frequent flyers have been on the move lately, and for some reason this is as interesting to me as pre-game thoughts about the Sharks in Anaheim.  I have only one thought about tonight's game: the Sharks need to avenge that near loss they suffered at home on the 29th.  I just hope it isn't with a near win like the Ducks got.  Something on the order of a regulation win would be better.

Reports say Greiss will start, and Boyle missed the morning skate again due to lingering flu symptoms:

@PollakOnSharks: McLellan says Boyle missed practice because of flu symptoms, but should play. Note: #SJSharks coach said same when teams met 1/29. Hmm.
@PollakOnSharks: To be precise (and fair),  #SJSharks McLellan said of Boyle that he "antcipates him playing."

Precise and fair it is.  I did wonder if playing while sick or after just being sick would be a bad idea.  I'll dwell on how perfectly rational that explanation is instead of getting all worked up about it.  Right.

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Two scrimmages and finding Mash

I was in a city named Read.  There was a festival going on, something like a Dickens or Renaissance Fair.  The city had winding cobbled streets on steep hills.  I kept bumping into people from my Twitter feed.  Jewel Staite was singing an operetta on an open air stage.  A Dickensian play was being performed in an amphitheater, the cast mostly Sharks prospects.  There were silver beer steins in every hand.   I realized I was in costume too, everyone was.  We were literally players on a very big stage.  "As in: All the world's a...?" I thought.  That cliche overload might be what woke me up.

I think this means that I am ready for hockey season to start.  The immersion process has begun.

The Sharks scrimmaged today, no drills.  Irwin cemented his place as the front runner for a spot on the blue line by being paired again with Dan Boyle.  As far as I could tell, Petrecki and Tennyson were paired, making Pelech the odd man out.  Braun was with Murray again, and Vlasic with Stuart.

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  Tags: bracken+kearns, brandon+mashinter, todd+mclellan

Unlocking the rosters: ECHL, AHL bracing for NHL training camps

It's a little like a combination lock being opened, the roster spinning that ECHL and AHL teams will have to do in the next week.  The CBA documentation may not be in order yet, but the roster shuffle has started in anticipation of NHL training camps opening this weekend.  The SF Bulls' Andrew Crescenzi and Jamie Devane will be heading back to Toronto tonight.  Who else will go?  Possibly one, or three more, according to this SF Weekly report.  Depends on whether or not the two from Toronto were counter there.

The Worcester Sharks of the AHL have  a lot of players out with injuries right now.  Off the top of my head: Tim Kennedy is likely to be out for some time.  Curt Gogol is still recovering from an ugly hit that resulted in a suspension many have deemed inadequate.  I didn't see it but I'll believe the reports.  Brandon Mashinter did not play in the last game, and a minor injury was mentioned.  Defenseman Sena Acolatse was also absent for the last game due to an injury.  Bracken Kearns, who did finish the game Sunday, was absent for a bit of that game getting his hand repaired after a fight.  So that could be not actually okay.  I know I missed someone in there, but the gist of it is that the Sharks' AHL team has all kinds of players missing right now.  NHL training camp can only shorten their bench.

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Last games of 2012

There are games going on today in the AHL, and the Worcester Sharks will be in one of them.  They play tonight at 7 EST against the Monarchs.  The Worcester Sharks' Friday game got some attention for suspense and spectacle, with the highlight goal from James Sheppard and the tenacity of Matsumoto to keep after that game winner.  But their Saturday game was memorable too, with Mashinter scoring after a very long dry spell, and a game winner on top of it.  Unfortunately, Sena Acolatse is likely to be out for some time, after being injured in that game.

The Bulls' last game of the year rivaled the season opener for attendance (8,000+), and they won handily to boot.  The Bulls owed Vegas one, after that regrettable visit to Nevada last month. That was a close game but it shouldn't have been.  With Scott Langdon back in the lineup, the team grabbed an early lead and went on to win 4-1.  Hans Benson was also back, and he left a mark or two on the game. Speaking of back in the lineup, or the lineup in general:

@Guimond15: "Flying all night ! Back in san francisco tomorrow #freshmind #misstheboys #playoffhockeynow"

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