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 12: All Star Coaches Announced, Sean Shapiro and Alex Ackerman

ALL STAR COACHES ANNOUNCED This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a special Tuesday night edition of the show just a day away from the 2014 New Years Eve holiday. Bob and Megan start the show off with a look at the American Hockey League standings through December 30th and how the divisions stand going into the new year. The two hosts then went over the latest news and notes from around the AHL including the announcement of this season’s Eastern and Western Conference coaches for the 2015 All Star Classic, plus a rec goalie gets to live out his dreams with the Iowa Wild and the Rockford IceHogs Assistant Coach Mark Osiecki coaching Team USA in the 2015 … Continue reading

AHL New York State Of Mind

If the AHL season ended today, well that would be one short tease of a season. All joking aside, the top of the AHL standings have a distinctly Empire State look about them. Pacing the field and positioned atop the Western Conference are the Utica Comets with 14 points. Jump over to the Eastern Conference and you’ll find the Albany Devils and their 13 points leading the charge up top. Mind you, in a New York minute, everything can change. That said, there was a lot to be excited about along the Thruway in October. Utica Comets (6-1-2-0, 14 points, 1st place Western Conference) – Jacob Markstrom knows a thing or two about playing in Upstate, suiting up for 37 games with the Rochester Americans … Continue reading

Wrap Around: A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off!

A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off! BSens Scoring Continues BINGHAMTON, NY – Welcome to the new home of Wrap Around, a column about the Binghamton Senators right here at the home of the Power Play Post Show. I am also excited that we will be featuring other talented writers right here on PPPShow.net and these won’t be your boring typical beat writing articles but stories, opinions and columns about the teams these writers cover and follow. I would personally like to encourage the fans that read this articles to comment on them, share them and express your thoughts about them to the writers. This season for the Power Play Post Show our motto is #AHLFansFirst, so please don’t hesitate … 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

Sn 10 Ep 37: AHL Rules Changes, Division Realignment & Alex Ackerman Talks Crunch Hockey

AHL Rules Changes

AHL RULES CHANGES  This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return during the hot summer to discuss all the latest news and information from around the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts breakdown the new AHL divisions as teams were shuffled around after the departure of the Calgary Flames team in Abbottsford which moved operations to Glens Falls after the Phantoms moved to their new home in Allentown, PA and all the effects of other teams moving due to those first two moves. The AHL Board of Governors also made some rules changes for the upcoming American Hockey League season and Bob and Megan give their views on the new overtime, fighting and helmet rules. And … 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: 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

Sn 10 Ep 35: Calder Cup Final, Sarosy, Nearhos, Newkirk, Rogers, Meserve

Calder Cup Final

CALDER CUP FINAL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves to talk about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Final which pits the Texas Stars vs the St. John’s IceCaps. The two hosts breakdown the first 3 games between the two conference champions before taking about the AHL’s CEO & President, Dave Andrews recent comments on the western movement that has become one of the hottest topics in the AHL. The two hosts finish the first segment of the show with the news out of Syracuse as the Syracuse Crunch announce the Frozen Dome Classic details vs the Utica Comets. Jim Sarosy – Syracuse Crunch – COO – On Twitter: @JimSarosy – Jim joined the … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 34: AHL Arena Rankings, Charles Dart and Tony Androckitis

AHL Arena Rankings

AHL ARENA RANKINGS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring the American Hockey League‘s only true internet based talk show to the airwaves. The two hosts go through the two conference finals series as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins host the St. John’s Ice Caps in games 4 and 5 (Thursday/Saturday) and the Toronto Marlies host the Texas Stars in games 4 and 5 (Thursday/Saturday) as well. Besides news from around the league, the two hosts provide their thoughts on the outspoken owners and whether or not they are good for the league. Lastly Hosts Bob and Megan talk about the Stadium Journey Magazine‘s ranking of the AHL’s arenas which has received some harsh criticism from media and fans on … Continue reading