Pivotal Weekend Ahead For Albany Devils

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One doesn’t have to be Kenny Loggins to realize, “this is it.” This, being the upcoming home-stand for the Albany Devils. More specifically, this weekend’s three-and-three at the Times Union Center, when the Devils host the Worcester Sharks, Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons. After winning just two games in February, Albany has matched that total (2-0-1) already in March, earning a point in each contest thus far. Currently the sixth through eighth spots in the Eastern Conference are knotted up at 70 points apiece, with the aforementioned Sharks, Falcons and Portland Pirates all playing musical chairs. With 59 games played, Albany has 62 points and is eight back of a postseason berth. The Devils have a game in hand on Springfield and the same amount … Continue reading

Built To Be Champions The 1994-95 Albany River Rats

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The 1994-95 season was a special one for the New Jersey Devils organization. It was a championship season that was on full display, with the franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary of winning its first Stanley Cup title. That club featured a number of players who honed their craft at Albany, Utica and other stops around the AHL. Speaking of which, that year was pretty special for the Devils top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats. That season, the Rats won Albany’s first Calder Cup championship. It was the first time since the Montreal Canadiens and Nova Scotia Voyageurs, each won it in the same season, back in 1976-77. Seeing the 1995 squad back together, brought back a lot of great memories, leading some in Albany … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 20: Falcons Captain Ryan Craig, Brien Rea, Will O’Neill & T.J. Hensick

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FALCONS CAPTAIN RYAN CRAIG BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard welcomes Co-Host Megan Reiff into the studios for this week’s edition of the show. On her way up to Hamilton, Ontario to catch two games this weekend with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Megan stopped by the studios to record this week’s segment and drop off a Bridgeport Soundtigers, Brett Gallant bobble-head for Bob’s extensive AHL collection. The two hosts in their very un-script scripted segment walk the fans of the American Hockey League through the NHL trade deadline and how the AHL was affected, plus a walk through the standings and all the latest news and information around the AHL. A mini debate through out this week’s segment … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 19: Milwaukee Admirals Taylor Aronson & an All Star Medley

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MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS TAYLOR ARONSON This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring all the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League. With the NHL’s trade deadline coming up this Monday at 3:00 PM, trades are already starting to happen in the AHL and the two hosts discuss the latest moves. The two also breakdown the latest standings, news on the Albany Devils staying in Albany, more news on the Pacific Division teams names and a little history lesson on the San Diego Gulls name. This week’s special guests on the show: Taylor Aronson – Milwaukee Admirals -Defenseman – On Twitter: @Taronson37 – Taylor joined Host Bob this week on the show to talk about growing up … Continue reading

Albany Devils Looking To Strike The Right Balance

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Fighting through the fog of February. It is never an especially easy task. A task only made more difficult with a slate chalk full of road games, including a recent three-in-three weekend road swing. While they clotted the bleeding Saturday at Utica, the Albany Devils have been scuffling of late. Albany remains a game over AHL .500 but by virtue of going 2-8 in its last ten contests, has fallen seven points off the pace for the 8th and final playoff spot. Certainly there are some key differences between this squad and the one which stood atop the standings after all hallows eve. In New Jersey are Keith Kinkaid, Steve Bernier and Peter Harrold. Then of course the injuries and various call-ups that all clubs … Continue reading

Binghamton Senators vs Hershey Bears Pictures 2/20/2015

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Binghamton Senators vs Hershey Bears Pictures 2/20/2015 Pictures by Bob Howard from the Binghamton Senators vs the Hershey Bears game at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY. The B-Sens won the game, 5-3 and improved their current winning ways to 4-1 in their last 5 games and also broke the Bears 11-0-2 streak. To view all 170+ photos from the game click here. Like this:Like Loading…

Sn 11 Ep 18: Dedicated to Jeremy Hall, Andrew Gordon & Tony Androckitis

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DEDICATED TO JEREMY HALL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff, pay their respects to one of the biggest American Hockey League fans, Jeremy Hall who lost his battle to cancer on February 12th, 2015. Jeremy was beloved in the AHL community from Broom-ball Tournaments to AHL Booster Club Conventions to AHL All-Star Classics which is where Host Bob and former Co-Host Jason Wilcox were honored to meet Jeremy and his wife Donna. A fan of the show, a huge fan of the Syracuse Crunch and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Jeremy will be missed greatly and we dedicate this episode to his passion for the AHL, love of life and to Donna his wife, his family and friends. … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 17: Barons Andrew Miller, Sharks Bryan Lerg & Ted Warren

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BARONS ANDREW MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another spirited edition of the show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts run down the AHL standings, discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including a couple of suspensions, trades and the weekly award winner. The two hosts then discuss music for a few minutes as both are very passionate for hard rock and metal music which is no longer a form of mainstream music anymore. This week’s guests are: Andrew Miller – Oklahoma City Barons – Right Wing  – Andrew joined the PPPShow this week to talk about growing up in Detroit as a young hockey … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Canadian AHL Teams Hurting, NHL vs Independent AHL Owners, Ashton Traded

Are the Canadian AHL teams hurting because of the fallen Canadian dollar?
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canada’s AHL teams hit hard by falling dollar By Teri Pecoskie | Hamilton Spectator In Hamilton and across Canada, American Hockey League teams are being burned by the drooping dollar. Bulldogs president Stephen Ostaszewicz says a dip in the loonie’s value — around 15 per cent since the team’s travel budget was set last June — has created “a significant headwind.” “All of our trips on the back end of the schedule, specifically the months of March and April, are U.S.-based,” he added. “It’s just another avenue that creates pressure on the business.” The Bulldogs — along with St. John’s IceCaps and Toronto Marlies, the league’s other Canadian franchises … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy

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AHL PACIFIC DIVISION TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the … Continue reading