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

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?

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

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 5: Brad Mills PED Suspension, Eric Lindquist and Bob Kaser

Brad Mills PED Suspension

BRAD MILLS PED SUSPENSION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves for another edition of the only show dedicated to the American Hockey League. This week’s show starts off with a topic that has become to known in other sports like Major League Baseball and the National Football League, rather then hockey, Performing Enhancing Drugs. This week the AHL suspended Binghamton Senators forward, Brad Mills for 20 games after testing positive for PEDs and the two host provide their thoughts on this hot topic. How long has this been going on? Will this be the last time we hear about this in the AHL? How does this effect Brad Mills and the Binghamton Senators? … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Trevor Gillies Fallout, 18 year olds in AHL, Pirates winning fans back

Trevor Gillies Fallout

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL suspends Trevor Gillies 12 games for head-slamming incident By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer Adirondack Flames forward Trevor Gillies, a career-enforcer throughout the minor leagues and briefly with the Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders, has been suspended 12 games by the American Hockey League for an incident during an attempted fight with Rochester Americans forward William Carrier. After Gillies engaged the 19-year-old Carrier, who did not appear willing to drop the gloves with the 35-year-old pugilist, Gillies picked Carrier up by his jersey collar and slammed his head to the ice twice. The noted goon received 27 minutes in penalties including two misconducts for his actions. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Five Player Trade For Islanders, Spezza/Morin AHL MVP, McKenna Homecoming

Five Player Trade For Islanders

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Islanders trade for defensemen Boychuk, Leddy By John Kreiser | NHL.com Managing Editor The New York Islanders retooled their defense Saturday, acquiring veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins and up-and-coming defenseman Nick Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in separate trades. Boychuk, who helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, was obtained for two second-round picks, one in the 2015 NHL Draft and another in 2016. There is a conditional third-round pick in 2015 involved in the trade, which comes into play if the Islanders trade Boychuk to another Eastern Conference team before the end of this season. The 2015 second-round pick going to Boston was … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Minard Sentenced For Sexual Misconduct; Civic Center gets $1.5 million bid; New Rules

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Minard sentenced for sexual misconduct Telegram Sports | Published on September 10, 2014 Former St. John’s Maple Leafs goaltender Mike Minard is in a Maine jail today, serving a two-month sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl. Minard, who had been working as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates, began serving his sentence Aug. 27. According to the Portland Press Herald, it is a two-month sentence without probation. He will spend the next 10 years on Maine’s Sex Offenders Registry. Minard was charged earlier this with soliciting sex from a minor and sending her a cellphone picture of … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 38: AHL Rumors Shot Down, Phil Giubileo, Sean Shapiro and Chris Roy

AHL Rumors Shot Down

AHL RUMORS SHOT DOWN This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return for a near summers end episode to talk about all the latest news and information about the American Hockey League. The two hosts discuss the important notes from the AHL’s release of the 2014-15 schedule, the new Education and Drug testing program, the Providence Bruins affiliation extension with the Boston Bruins and lastly the two hosts discuss the latest bogus AHL team sales rumors. Chris Roy – Portland Pirates – Beat-writer – Maine Hockey Journal – On Twitter: @Chris_MHJ – Chris joined the show this week to talk about a number of items including the health of the Arizona Coyotes as well as the health of the Portland … Continue reading

AHL Read This: PHPA AHL Extend CBA, 1994 Pirates Celebrate, IceCaps Award, Realignment, Rules Changes

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. No Drama as PHPA, AHL Agree to Extend CBA for One Year Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey If you were expecting drama and fireworks around the AHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations this summer, you are probably going to be disappointed. Then again, that lack of fireworks is a good thing for labor negotiations and keeping the top development league in the world up and running for another season. “Our CBA was up this year, but the league had an option to renew it,” said Texas captain Maxime Fortunus, who has served as a PHPA player rep for five years. “This year was pretty easy for us. … 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