Sn 11 Ep 5: Brad Mills PED Suspension, Eric Lindquist and Bob Kaser

Brad Mills PED Suspension

BRAD MILLS PED SUSPENSION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves for another edition of the only show dedicated to the American Hockey League. This week’s show starts off with a topic that has become to known in other sports like Major League Baseball and the National Football League, rather then hockey, Performing Enhancing Drugs. This week the AHL suspended Binghamton Senators forward, Brad Mills for 20 games after testing positive for PEDs and the two host provide their thoughts on this hot topic. How long has this been going on? Will this be the last time we hear about this in the AHL? How does this effect Brad Mills and the Binghamton Senators? … Continue reading

Paul Thompson Leads Veteran Charge For Albany Devils

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In the modern day American Hockey League, there is a lot more emphasis on player development. It is a source of pride for a league which saw over 133 AHLers make their NHL debuts during the 2013-14 campaign. Yet in the process of developing and winning, having veteran players to bolster a roster and lead the way, is still important. This off-season the Albany Devils signed one such veteran AHL free agent. They chose Paul Thompson and they chose wisely. Thus far the shrewd move is paying early dividends for the A-Devils. Following a nice preseason showing, Thompson has started his Albany career with a bang, posting an AHL leading six goals, through four contests. Included in that was an impressive debut in which Thompson … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 4: Frozen Dome Information, Jason Shaver and Dan D’Uva

Frozen Dome Information

MORE FROZEN DOME INFORMATION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff start the show off talking about the tragedies happening north of the border in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the impacts of sports on our way of life as an escape, healing and community. With the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs game cancelled on Wednesday night due to the tragedy, the two hosts talk about the importance of the sport when the tragedy happens and afterwards. Bob and Megan then turn their attentions to the American Hockey League with news on the Frozen Dome Classic featuring the Syracuse Crunch vs the Utica Comets in the Carrier Dome; a discussion about illegal checks to head and a look … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Trevor Gillies Fallout, 18 year olds in AHL, Pirates winning fans back

Trevor Gillies Fallout

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL suspends Trevor Gillies 12 games for head-slamming incident By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer Adirondack Flames forward Trevor Gillies, a career-enforcer throughout the minor leagues and briefly with the Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders, has been suspended 12 games by the American Hockey League for an incident during an attempted fight with Rochester Americans forward William Carrier. After Gillies engaged the 19-year-old Carrier, who did not appear willing to drop the gloves with the 35-year-old pugilist, Gillies picked Carrier up by his jersey collar and slammed his head to the ice twice. The noted goon received 27 minutes in penalties including two misconducts for his actions. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Flames Shooting For Profitability; Falcons New Coach, Texas Being Hunted

Texas Stars Captain, Maxime Fortunus talks about the ease of the new AHL CBA.
(Photo by: Steven Christy/Texas Stars)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flames shooting for profitability By Amanda May Metzger | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — As the Adirondack Flames take the ice, they’re aiming not only for the net. They’re making a play for your discretionary spending in the competitive arena of family entertainment. As Flames President Brian Petrovek explained, operating the Calgary Flames American Hockey League affiliate is like running other businesses, but with an uncommon product: a hockey team that takes the ice for its home opener Saturday at 7 against the Albany Devils. “We define ourselves as a properly priced family entertainment option. What makes us unique is we have world-class athletes that can do things on … Continue reading

Albany Devils Familiarity Breeds Success

Can the Albany Devils be marketed better? Students spoke to the President of the Devils

Continuity. The Albany Devils have plenty of that, as they enter season five of play in the Capital District. Yes, you read that correctly, the Devils have now been back in town longer than their predecessors and this season will mark 18 years of Devils affiliated hockey in downtown Albany, NY. There is swirling optimism abound and the Devils are looking to get right back to where they started from. In his fifth season at the helm, Rick Kowalsky is once again tasked with shepherding the top prospects of the New Jersey Devils. Joining his staff once again is Sergei Brylin, along with newcomers David Cunniff and Johan Hedberg. That’s a lot of experience in the Devils organization, in both New Jersey and Albany. Kowalsky: … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 3: AHL Season Begins, Utica All-Star Phil Giubileo and Stephen Meserve

AHL Season Begins

AHL SEASON BEGINS This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are excited for the return of the American Hockey League as the season starts Friday night with five contests. The two hosts discuss three major trades that affect AHL teams from around the league including our very own, “Three J. Brennan” who was on the New York Islanders but after a pre-season game that Megan saw him in, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks and sent to the Rockford IceHogs. Then the two hosts sing the praises of the city of Utica and the Utica Comets as the 2nd year franchise was awarded with the 2015 AHL All Star Classic that will take place on Sunday, January 25th … Continue reading

Wrap Around: A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off!

Shane Prince scored 2 goals in France, 39 goals the last 2 seasons for the B-Sens.

A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off! BSens Scoring Continues BINGHAMTON, NY – Welcome to the new home of Wrap Around, a column about the Binghamton Senators right here at the home of the Power Play Post Show. I am also excited that we will be featuring other talented writers right here on PPPShow.net and these won’t be your boring typical beat writing articles but stories, opinions and columns about the teams these writers cover and follow. I would personally like to encourage the fans that read this articles to comment on them, share them and express your thoughts about them to the writers. This season for the Power Play Post Show our motto is #AHLFansFirst, so please don’t hesitate … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Five Player Trade For Islanders, Spezza/Morin AHL MVP, McKenna Homecoming

Five Player Trade For Islanders

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Islanders trade for defensemen Boychuk, Leddy By John Kreiser | NHL.com Managing Editor The New York Islanders retooled their defense Saturday, acquiring veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins and up-and-coming defenseman Nick Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in separate trades. Boychuk, who helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, was obtained for two second-round picks, one in the 2015 NHL Draft and another in 2016. There is a conditional third-round pick in 2015 involved in the trade, which comes into play if the Islanders trade Boychuk to another Eastern Conference team before the end of this season. The 2015 second-round pick going to Boston was … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Civic Center Future Decision, Bruins prospects, Stars Julius Honka, Ryan Craig Returns

Civic Center Future Decision

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Common Council to meet in private Monday to reach Civic Center sale consensus By Maury Thompson | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Common Council is expected to reach “a consensus opinion” on the sale of the Glens Falls Civic Center at a special meeting on Monday, said 1st Ward Councilman James Campinell. “I think we’re all going to be in agreement. Let’s put it that way,” he said, in an interview at City Hall on Friday. Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond and Common Council members would not say specifically which of the two bids they favor, but said they have concerns with aspects of the … Continue reading