AHL Read This: Willie To Vancouver, Yawney to Anaheim, Sommer Back, Hedden to KHL, Huska to Flames

Willie To Vancouver

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canucks hire Desjardins as coach Monday, 06.23.2014 / 12:12 PM / News NHL.com Willie Desjardins was hired Monday as the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Desjardins, 57, had spent the previous two seasons as coach of the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars‘ American Hockey League affiliate. They won the Calder Cup this season, and Desjardins was named the AHL coach of the year in 2012-13, his first season. In two AHL seasons he had a 91-40-21 record. “It’s a big challenge and if I thought I had to do it by myself, it’d be overwhelming,” said Desjardins, the 18th coach in franchise history, who will meet the media during a … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 28: Owen Newkirk, Jason Shaya & Mike Peck talk AHL Western Conference

AHL Western Conference

AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PUSH TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff start the show off with the announcements of the weekly AHL Player of the Week award along with the monthly awards for March. The two hosts breakdown with the American Hockey League news and notes for the past week, a small chat about the recent pictures circulating around consisting of injuries for the Grand Rapids Griffins Mitch Callahan and the Binghamton Senators Stephane Da Costa. The two hosts ended the first segment with the ever popular “If the Playoffs Started Today” segment recapping the movement of both the Eastern and Western Conference teams as the AHL gets closer to the end of the regular season. … Continue reading