AHL Read This: Marc Methot To Binghamton; Griffins’ McCollum; Monsters Joey Hishon

Marc Methot to Binghamton

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Marc Methot To Binghamton On A Conditioning Stint by Jack Leiper | Senshot.com The Ottawa Senators announced on Friday that veteran d-man Marc Methot will have a conditioning stint in Binghamton. Methot has been dealing with back trouble since last April at the world championships. Methot had previously considered a conditioning stint while Paul MacLean was in town, but as Bruce Garrioch tweeted Thursday, it sounded as though MacLean was blocking any prospects of an AHL stint. The conditioning stint is set to begin this weekend and Methot is likely to return to Ottawa after Sunday. Binghamton is set to play Saturday and Sunday, in two games where Methot … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 9: Monarchs Forward Brian O’Neill, Doug Plagens and Chris Roy

Monarchs Forward Brian O'Neill

MONARCHS FORWARD BRIAN O’NEILL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another excited and jammed packed broadcast to the fans of the American Hockey League. Bob and Megan open the show with Megan’s thoughts on her mini “Arena Tour” from this past weekend, a look at the standings in the AHL, the trades from this week effecting AHL teams and a discussion on fancy stats. Brian O’Neill – Manchester Monarchs – Right Wing – On Twitter: @Brian9ONeill – Brian joined the show this week to talk about growing up outside of Philadelphia in the suburb of Yardley, Pennsylvania, the challenges of a young hockey player in that part of the country, playing with the Yale Bulldogs and playing within … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 6: David Leggio Rule Change, Paul Thompson, Jim Byers and Ken Cail

DAVID LEGGIO RULE CHANGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a jam packed show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts talk about the award winners  from October including Binghamton Senators defenseman, Chris Wideman who won the Player of the Week for last week and Player of the Month for October as he powered a struggling BSens team with 6 goals and 5 assists. The two hosts talk about the news and notes from around the league including moving into the press-release bag to let you know what some of the teams are doing for charity. The “David Leggio Rule Change” has been the hot topic in the American Hockey League through … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Lidster To Vancouver, St. Denis re-signs, Morris Lands in Florida, Pirates Future

Lidster To Vancouver

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Doug Lidster to join Canucks as assistant coach BY ELLIOTT PAP, VANCOUVER SUN VANCOUVER — One-time Vancouver Canucks defenceman Doug Lidster will be joining Willie Desjardins’s staff as an assistant coach with the team. Lidster, 53, played nine full seasons with the Canucks from 1984-1993 but was with the New York Rangers in 1994 when they beat the Canucks in the Stanley Cup final. A native of Kamloops, Lidster spent the last two seasons as Desjardins’ assistant with the Texas Stars of the American League. The Stars won the AHL championship last month. With Glen Gulutzan apparently staying on, it appears the Canucks coaching staff is now complete. Goalie … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Green Tells Penguins No, Bears Hire Troy Mann, Landon Speaks, Stars Hire Laxdal

Green Tells Penguins No

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Travis Green turns down Penguins, to head back to Utica By John Pitarresi | Utica Observer Dispatch Travis Green could have been working in the National Hockey League next season. Instead, he expects to return to as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. Green was offered a job as an assistant to Mike Johnston, the new coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but turned it down. Green was Johnston’s assistant for five seasons with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He took over the team for the second half of the 2012-13 season, when Johnston was suspended. “Mike Johnston is a phenomenal career coach,” Green said, … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mark Morris Hershey Bears, Jake Allen NHL, AHL LED Lights, Petrovek Happy

Mark Morris Hershey Bears

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Coach Mark Morris eyes opportunity to follow Bruce Boudreau from Manchester Monarchs to Hershey Bears By Tim Leone | tleone@pennlive.com  After four seasons as head coach of the Manchester Monarchs, Bruce Boudreau was let go by the parent Los Angeles Kings and made a championship landing with theHershey Bears. Boudreau, now head coach of the Anaheim Ducks, won the Calder Cup in 2005-06 in his first season and followed with a 51-win season in 2006-07 and took the Bears back to the Calder Cup Finals. After eight seasons as Manchester’s head coach, Mark Morris was let go by the Kings following his team’s first-round playoff exit in 2013-14. The 56-year-old would … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Kings Monarchs Part Ways With Mark Morris, Justin Dowling Shining, Amerks Coaching News

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Monarchs head coach Mark Morris fired From Union Leader in New Hampshire The Los Angeles Kings, parent team of the Manchester Monarchs, on Wednesday informed head coach Mark Morris that his contract will not be renewed. Behind the bench for the American Hockey League franchise since 2006, Morris is the longest-tenured and winning-est coach in Monarchs history, with 332 regular-season victories and 23 playoff wins. He’s also the only coach to win more than 300 games at both the professional and collegiate levels, having won more than 300 with Clarkson University. Read More… ——————————————————- LA Kings Will Not Renew Contract for Manchester Monarchs Coach Mark Morris By Robyn … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates Ray Edwards New Role, Pirates Get 1 More Year, Monarchs A Good Partner

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to announce affiliation extension with Coyotes By Chris Roy | Main Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Cumberland County Civic Center where they’ll announce a one-year extension on their affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes. The Pirates affiliation agreement with the Coyotes expired last month, however, both sides were optimistic when the deal expired that a new agreement could be easily reached. The new one-year agreement will allow both sides greater flexibility as the American Hockey League works toward creating west coast option for western NHL teams. “It’s a one-year agreement for next season,” … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Brian Petrovek Resigns from Pirates, Monarchs hit the road, Phantoms gone

Brian Petrovek resigns

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Petrovek resigns from the Pirates By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates announced on Monday that Brian Petrovek has resigned from the organization after 14 years as the team’s CEO and managing partner. The announcement came via a press release from current Pirates’ majority owner Ron Cain and Governor Lyman Bullard. “Brian is at the top of his game – our loss will be another’s gain,” said Cain in a written statement. “What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team’s future … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 31: AHL Calder Cup Coverage, Dougherty, Meserve, Sims, Astle, Cail

Andrew Gordon Talks Career

AHL CALDER CUP COVERAGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, it’s all about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs! Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you a jammed packed show talking about the start of the post season in the AHL. The two hosts discuss first the end of the awards portion of the year with the top goalies announced and the top scorers in the league. Hosts Bob and Megan then talk about the AHL’s President and CEO, Dave Andrews comments to Texas reporters about 5 game playoff series being in the future of the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs. The two hosts end their segment with a look at the schedule for the playoffs along with their picks … Continue reading