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: 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

AHL Read This: AHL Pacific Division, Gudlevskis Makes History, Matt Puempel’s Binghamton Success

AHL Pacific Division

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Possible Pacific Division of AHL doesn’t bother Pirates Portland’s affiliation agreement with Phoenix runs two more years. By Glenn Jordan gjordan@pressherald.com The idea of a Pacific Division of the American Hockey League is not a new one, and no cause for concern to the Portland Pirates, according to Brad Church, the team’s new chief operating officer. “It’s something that has been talked about for years,” said Church, who played for five AHL teams during a 13-year professional career that included a brief stint with the NHL’s Washington Capitals. “Those Western teams have always grumbled about getting their affiliates closer to them and, to date, there really hasn’t been much traction … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals, Mouillierat season’s over, Patrick Wiercioch reflects

AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals Amerks get Petrecki from San Jose March 12, 2014 | TheAHL.com The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Petrecki on loan from the San Jose Sharks. Petrecki, 24, has played in 35 games with the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points along with 54 penalty minutes.  Read More… Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms March 12, 2014 The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has acquired forward Kris Newbury on loan from the Philadelphia Flyers, and have loaned forward Derek Whitmore to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms. Newbury, 32, comes to Hershey … Continue reading

AHL Read This: 2014 NHL Trade Deadline effecting the AHL, Corvo to Wolves, Grant to BSens

2014 NHL Trade Deadline

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Veteran NHL defenseman Joe Corvo rejoins Wolves From Chicago Wolves.com The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that defenseman Joe Corvo has been loaned to the team by the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators. CORVO, who appeared in 23 regular-season games and 18 playoff games for the Wolves during the 2004-05 season, has produced 92 goals and 218 assists in 780 regular-season games since making his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 14, 2002. Read More… —————————————————————– Total of 11 goaltenders dealt in week leading up to NHL trade deadline By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press In the week before the NHL trade deadline, a total of 11 goaltenders were … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Colborne speaks on Ben Scrivens, Mikael Samuelsson, Phantoms in Philly

Former Toronto Marlies Ben Scrivens

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Former Ben Scrivens teammates abuzz after goalie’s masterful stoning of the San Jose Sharks BY KRISTEN ODLAND, CALGARY HERALD JANUARY 30, 2014 Joe Colborne’s phone started blowing up late Wednesday night and the Calgary Flames forward knew something was up. The incoming texts were from his Toronto Marlies buddies who, along with Colborne, had played with Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens in the American Hockey League. Scrivens — Colborne had quickly found out — was having quite the game versus the San Jose Sharks. In the end, the undrafted former Toronto Maple Leaf and Los Angeles King from Spruce Grove had turned aside 59 (!) shots in a 3-0 … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 19: Benn Ferriero, Bill Ballou and Chris Roy

Utica Comets Right Wing Benn Ferriero

BENN FERRIERO TALKS COMETS & CAREER On a brand new edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to break down and discuss all the latest news & information from around the American Hockey League and more.  The two hosts discuss the three outdoor games played this previous week in the NHL, Megan’s experience at Yankee Stadium and the differences between the LA & NYC outdoor games. Just before the show’s Top Two Player Standout segment, Bob and Megan broke down and explained the situations in Glens Falls, NY with the city’s mayor talking with an AHL team to bring that team to the city after the Phantoms move to Allentown, PA, plus the announcement that the Winnipeg Jets … Continue reading