Sn 9 Ep 7: Derek Nesbitt, Ken Cail, Phil Giubileo, Jonathan Bombulie & Tim McManus

 This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard interviews five great guests from around the American Hockey League. Joining Bob first on this week’s show is Peoria Rivermen‘s right wing, Derek Nesbitt. The veteran of the AHL & ECHL reflected on his decision to play for Ferris State University before turning pro; playing on a very talented Idaho Steelheads team in the ECHL’s 06-07 season and about his time with the Rivermen including playing with T.J. Hensick and last season with NHL veteran Jonathan Cheechoo. Bob then welcomed back to the show good friend and the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the Bridgeport Soundtigers, Phil Giubileo. Phil talked about the recent news of the New York Islanders moving from the Nassau County to … Continue reading

Power 5 WK 1: Last season’s Calder Cup group now in Syracuse tops list

1. Syracuse Crunch 4-0-0-1 9 Pts – After the Tampa Bay Lightning moved it’s Calder Cup & record setting group from Norfolk, VA to Syracuse NY, the group that was crowed last year’s champs has continued it’s winning ways within the first five games of this season with points in all five games and winning the last four even in dramatic fashion. Syracuse allowed five goals in the first 26:35 of a game vs. the Binghamton Senators before storming back with six unanswered goals of their own to win in overtime at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 20th . The Crunch also boast 3 players in the top ten in scoring including: 1) Cory Conacher 4+5+9 3) Tyler Johnson 5+3=8 & 9) … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 6: Jim Sarosy, Jordan Caron, Tim Erixon & Chris Roy

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard takes a look at the American Hockey League standings after the first full weekend of games and then breaks down the latest NHL CBA proposal to the NHLPA in regards to the potential impact on the AHL with the “105 rule” as Bob has now dubbed it for the show. Bob’s first guest this week on the show is the Chief Operating Officer of the Syracuse Crunch, Jim Sarosy. Jim talks with Bob about the challenges of the day to day operation/marketing of the Crunch; about the plan & execution of the Outdoor Game Syracuse hosted a couple years back and the expectations of this new batch of players who won the Calder Cup last season … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 5: Dave Andrews, Aaron Sims, Eric Rogers, Gerry Cantlon

With the American Hockey League season starting this weekend, the Power Play Post Show brings the fans 4 great interviews from around the AHL. Host Bob Howard was joined first by American Hockey League President & CEO, Dave Andrews. Bob & Dave talked about the start to the season; marketing in the AHL during the lockout; all the great players playing in the league this season; the All-Star game in Providence and the importance of the Hershey Bears vs. the the 29 teams in the league. Bob then moved out west to Milwaukee with Aaron Sims, the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the Milwaukee Admirals. Aaron gave his thoughts and insights on the Admirals upcoming season; traveling a bunch of times early on in the season and provided … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 4: Billy Gardner, Phil Giubileo, Stephen Meserve

This week on the Power Play Post Show; Host Bob Howard welcomes 3 guests to the show to discuss the American Hockey League, the NHL lockout and a whole lot more. Host Bob also goes through the first batch of pre-season games as the AHL begins it’s exhibition games before the regular season starts on October 12th. Bob’s first guest on the show this week is Billy Gardner, the Chicago Wolves TV Color Analyst. Billy talks extensively about the NHL lockout, last season’s Wolves team, this seasons team and how the American Hockey League will be affected with the all the younger talent being sent down to the AHL teams. Phil Giubileo, radio play-by-play broadcaster for the Bridgeport Soundtigers was Bob’s second guest on the … Continue reading