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

AHL Read This: Flames Shooting For Profitability; Falcons New Coach, Texas Being Hunted

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flames shooting for profitability By Amanda May Metzger | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — As the Adirondack Flames take the ice, they’re aiming not only for the net. They’re making a play for your discretionary spending in the competitive arena of family entertainment. As Flames President Brian Petrovek explained, operating the Calgary Flames American Hockey League affiliate is like running other businesses, but with an uncommon product: a hockey team that takes the ice for its home opener Saturday at 7 against the Albany Devils. “We define ourselves as a properly priced family entertainment option. What makes us unique is we have world-class athletes that can do things on … 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: Civic Center Future Decision, Bruins prospects, Stars Julius Honka, Ryan Craig Returns

Civic Center Future Decision

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Common Council to meet in private Monday to reach Civic Center sale consensus By Maury Thompson | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Common Council is expected to reach “a consensus opinion” on the sale of the Glens Falls Civic Center at a special meeting on Monday, said 1st Ward Councilman James Campinell. “I think we’re all going to be in agreement. Let’s put it that way,” he said, in an interview at City Hall on Friday. Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond and Common Council members would not say specifically which of the two bids they favor, but said they have concerns with aspects of the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 1: Season 11 Premiere, Jonathan Bombulie and Mike Gwizdala

SEASON 11 PREMIERE This is the Season 11 Premiere of the Power Play Post Show with hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff! In this episode, Bob and Megan recap the happenings over the summer that includes the new rule changes affecting the American Hockey League, the changes in Head Coaches and the changes in divisions going into the 2014-15 AHL season. The two then discuss the affiliation extensions that the Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, St John’s IceCaps and others signed in the off-season and how they affect the status of the AHL. With going into the Power Play Post Show’s 11th season, hosts Bob and Megan discuss their hopes for the show, the AHL season and the future of the PPPShow in regards to how they … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Bulldogs pass on Veterans, Support to Keep IceCaps, BriseBois on new Rules

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Will Hamilton Bulldogs regret passing on high-scoring veterans? By Scott Radley | Hamilton Spectator The opening days of any hockey team’s training camp are always thick with optimism. Everything’s fresh and better. All slates are clean. Last year is in the past. So today it’s possible to believe many of the young men who will eventually be released from the Montreal Canadiens’ camp — which opens on Thursday — and handed a bus ticket to Hamilton will make this year different from the last three in which the Bulldogs missed the playoffs each time. Hopefully, that’s the case. But if it turns out they’re not yet quite ready for primetime … 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: Adirondack Flames Arrive Articles, Bruce Landon Speaks on Falcons, the real Slap Shot

ADIRONDACK HEAT ARRIVE

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flaming ‘A’ returns to AHL Exciting building in Glens Falls for Adirondack Flames BY SCOTT CRUICKSHANK, CALGARY HERALD This, for the Calgary Flames’ busy-beaver general manager, represents another check mark. After meeting his scouts in Toronto — and before a trip back to Calgary prior to heading to London, Ont., for the Memorial Cup — Brad Treliving was in Glens Falls, N.Y., to officially introduce his new farm club, the Adirondack Flames. The Flames, having severed their working relationship with Abbotsford last month, needed a base for their affiliate in the American Hockey League. As of Friday, that task was complete. At least the first phase of it. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Grand Rapids Down to Texas, D’Amigo Dominating, Dean Arsene Retiring, Matt Marquardt

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Grand Rapids Griffins have work to do, down, 2-0, in AHL playoff series By George Sipple The Grand Rapids Griffins are looking to fix a lot of things in practice Monday, after dropping the first two games in their American Hockey League playoff series against the Texas Stars. The Griffins host Game 3 at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at VanAndel Arena. Despite having some Detroit Red Wings players on their roster, the Griffins have struggled to score against Texas. “We gotta go to work Monday and we gotta work at fixing the things we’re not doing good enough,” Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill said after a 4-0 loss in … Continue reading