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: Kolarik On John Hynes, Oilers Poor Use of Prospects, Kostopoulos re-signs

Kolarik On John Hynes

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Hynes is “1000% Ready” to Become an NHL Coach Highland Park Hockey | Tony Androckitis Whether or not John Hynes’ scheduled interview for the Pittsburgh Penguins coaching vacancy, first reported by the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review’s Rob Rossi, is one of formality or he is on newly-hired GM Jim Rutherford’s “short list” of head coaching candidates, a former player under Hynes certainly believes he’s NHL-ready.“Hynes does not get the credit he deserves,” said forward Chad Kolarik, a member of the 2012-13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who is now playing overseas with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).Kolarik came to the AHL Penguins in a mid-season trade during the 2012-13 season and while he … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 33: Zenon Konopka Suspension, Crocker, Kaser, Shaver and Bombulie

Zenon Konopka Suspension

ZENON KONOPKA SUSPENSION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff break down all the latest news and information from around the American Hockey League. This week includes news on Head Coaches movement in Manchester and Hershey, affiliation extensions in Milwaukee and Portland, plus the two hosts talk about the play of John Gibson, the suspension of Bobby Robbins and the importance of the Grand Rapids Griffins announcement of 40 televised games starting next season. On a serious note, the two hosts also discuss the news that broke today about former AHL player Zenon Konopka being suspended without pay for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Program through use of an over-the-counter-product. With this not happening often in professional hockey, host … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mike Haviland Leaves Hershey, Pens Look To Farm, Preds Extend With Ads, Matt Fraser

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Colorado College names Mike Haviland new hockey coach By Joe Paisley The Gazette Just got off the phone with the new CC coach. Here is the first draft of the article. More details to come … Colorado College hired a Stanley Cup-winning assistant as its newest coach. Longtime professional coach Mike Haviland, who was an assistant on the 2010 NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks squad, was announced as the 14th coach in the 75-year-old program’s history on Friday. “This is a very exciting day,” Haviland said. Haviland, 46, replaced former longtime coach Scott Owens, who resigned after 15 seasons at his alma mater following a 7-24-6 campaign. Haviland beat out current CC … Continue reading