Martin Brodeur The Last Utica Devil

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One year, 90 miles and one Peter Sidorkiewicz injury. That’s how close I came to seeing Martin Brodeur in an Albany uniform. Alas, Brodeur spent the 1993-94 season with the New Jersey Devils, won the Calder Memorial Trophy and the rest as they say is history. While he never played in Albany, Brodeur did spend one season in the AHL, playing for the Utica Devils. During the 1992-93 campaign, Brodeur posted a ledger of 14-13-5, in 32 games. That season also saw Brodeur register a goals against average of 4.03 and a .884 save percentage, while making 1,002 saves and recording six assists. In that year, Brodeur also shared duties with Corey Schwab and Chad Erickson. It was the final season of AHL play for … Continue reading

AHL State of the League Address with Dave Andrews

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AHL STATE OF THE LEAGUE ADDRESS WITH DAVE ANDREWS Verona, NY – Dave Andrews met with the media this morning for his annual State of the League Address. Below is a link to the audio of the his 54 minute meeting with the AHL press. If you share the audio, please credit the Power Play Post Show, thank you. Dave Andrews – President and CEO of the American Hockey League – MP3 Audio Like this:Like Loading…

AHL Read This: AHL Western Movement Begins, Nick & Drew Shore, Tom Kostopoulos

We know the Admirals owner is being forced to sell, but today in Utica could truly be the beginning of the Western Movement with the BOG meetings in Utica.

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL’s West Coast migration becomes official today By Kevin Oklobzija | Rochester Democrat & Chronicle When the American Hockey League’s board of governors convenes today in Verona — amid the backdrop of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s slot machines and roulette tables during the All-Star Classic — they will vote into reality the league’s first full-fledged footprint on the West Coast. Whether it’s a division, a pod or a sub-league is a matter of semantics. But starting next season, there officially will be five teams in California, with at least two other NHL teams, the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche, exploring how to bring their AHL operations closer to the NHL … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 15: Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg and Bruins Matt Linblad

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ADMIRALS ALL STAR MAGNUS HELLBERG On this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and continue their coverage of all the latest breaking news on the Western Movement as the American Hockey League moves into its All-Star Classic weekend in Utica, NY. Talk about where the San Jose Sharks will place the Worcester Sharks in the Western Movement scenario heated up and Hosts Bob and Megan discuss this news and truly how it will affect the AHL plans to move out west. The All-Star Classic is this weekend in Utica and the AHL has announced new players to roster as well as announced who you the fans picked to be the starters at this weekends celebration of young stars. The two hosts … Continue reading

AHL Read This: San Diego AHL Town?, Shane Prince Progresses, Jason Akeson Struggles

Can a new team named the San Diego Gulls be playing in the AHL next season?
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. A pro hockey town again? By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego At the time, four decades ago, official capacity at the San Diego Sports Arena was set at 13,363. That particular Saturday night, more than 14,000 tickets were sold to a hockey game, an impressive fact that the San Diego Gulls proudly shared on the public-address system. “The fire marshal went berserk,” said Bruce Binkowski, the front-office employee who announced the attendance. “The next time we sold more than 14,000 seats, we only announced 13,363.” The point is, there was a “next time.” The Gulls — despite playing in a much smaller city than it is today, a … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 14: 2015 All Star Colin Miller, Rampage Garrett Willson & the Wild’s Joe O’Donnell

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2015 ALL STAR COLIN MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another star studded edition show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week’s show includes three great guests, including an Eastern Conference All-Star defenseman, one of the top players of the San Antonio Rampage and a radio broadcaster from the Western Conference. The two hosts break-down all the latest news and notes from around the league including Toronto Marlies LW Brad Ross being nailed with a 20 game suspension by the AHL. We get Megan’s thoughts on Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Aaron Ness being added to the All Star Classic, as well as Bob’s thoughts on the edition of Todd Bertuzzi to the Binghamton … Continue reading

New Jersey Devils AHL Development Belongs In Albany

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In 2010 they rode into town and planted their pitchfork at center ice. Hey Albany, we’re back. It was with that proclamation, the AHL was to stay in the capital of New York. Replacing the Albany River Rats, the artists formerly known as the River Rats, before they were the artists formerly known as the Lowell Devils, the Albany Devils signed a five-year lease agreement with the Times Union Center, which included facility upgrades. Fast forward to 2015 and they are in the final year of that lease. In case you haven’t noticed lately, much has been bandied about with regard to mass migration of clubs around the American Hockey League. Albany has not been immune from such speculation. That isn’t to say the New … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Could Albany Lose Team, Wild John Torchetti & More West Movement Articles

Could Albany Lose Team

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Could Albany, Glens Falls lose hockey teams? League realignment plan could have an effect on fates of Flames, Devils By Pete Dougherty | Times Union California, here we come. The American Hockey League hasn’t adopted the slogan yet, but it may soon fit. The 79-year-old circuit, which develops players for the National Hockey League, is on the verge of creating a group of Golden State affiliates. The plan, which has been in the works for 21/2 years, may affect the future of the two Capital Region AHL franchises. AHL president Dave Andrews, unavailable Monday for comment on this story, has said previously that owners of many NHL Western Conference teams want … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 13: More Silly Season News, TJ Brennan, Pete Michaud & Jeff Mannix

Finally on the PPPShow, Host Bob welcomed TJ Brennan of the Rockford IceHogs on the show to talk about his career.

MORE SILLY SEASON NEWS This week on “Silly Season” edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff try to make sense of the recent and credible news articles pertaining to the Western Movement that is apparently being planned for next season in the American Hockey League. Two articles were posted on Wednesday that talked about seriously planning for the potential Pacific Division in which both Bob and Megan give their thoughts on. One of the articles: Sources: Admirals being sold, will leave Norfolk basically talks about the Norfolk Admirals being sold to the Anaheim Ducks to be moved to San Diego while the Edmonton Oilers would move it’s ECHL team from Bakersfield, California to Norfolk and has quotes from the Admirals owner, Ken … Continue reading

AHL Movement Madness: Is Your Team Safe?

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The dominoes are slowly falling but when the dust settles, the American Hockey League landscape could be something more resembling Jenga. Where the pieces or in this case the teams, fit and or fall, is anyone’s guess. First it was the announcement that the Oklahoma City Barons will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Now there’s news, the Norfolk Admirals will raise anchor and change coasts. While it’s hardly news that there will be an AHL Pacific Division, come 2015, this chain reaction could have reverberations far beyond Oklahoma City, Norfolk, Manchester, Worcester, Glens Falls, etc. Not to be an alarmist or create mass speculation but if you think your team is safe, you may want to think again. If the initial … Continue reading