Sn 11 Ep 15: Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg and Bruins Matt Linblad

Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg

ADMIRALS ALL STAR MAGNUS HELLBERG On this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and continue their coverage of all the latest breaking news on the Western Movement as the American Hockey League moves into its All-Star Classic weekend in Utica, NY. Talk about where the San Jose Sharks will place the Worcester Sharks in the Western Movement scenario heated up and Hosts Bob and Megan discuss this news and truly how it will affect the AHL plans to move out west. The All-Star Classic is this weekend in Utica and the AHL has announced new players to roster as well as announced who you the fans picked to be the starters at this weekends celebration of young stars. The two hosts … Continue reading

AHL Read This: San Diego AHL Town?, Shane Prince Progresses, Jason Akeson Struggles

Can a new team named the San Diego Gulls be playing in the AHL next season?
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. A pro hockey town again? By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego At the time, four decades ago, official capacity at the San Diego Sports Arena was set at 13,363. That particular Saturday night, more than 14,000 tickets were sold to a hockey game, an impressive fact that the San Diego Gulls proudly shared on the public-address system. “The fire marshal went berserk,” said Bruce Binkowski, the front-office employee who announced the attendance. “The next time we sold more than 14,000 seats, we only announced 13,363.” The point is, there was a “next time.” The Gulls — despite playing in a much smaller city than it is today, a … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 14: 2015 All Star Colin Miller, Rampage Garrett Willson & the Wild’s Joe O’Donnell

2015 All Star Colin Miller

2015 ALL STAR COLIN MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another star studded edition show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week’s show includes three great guests, including an Eastern Conference All-Star defenseman, one of the top players of the San Antonio Rampage and a radio broadcaster from the Western Conference. The two hosts break-down all the latest news and notes from around the league including Toronto Marlies LW Brad Ross being nailed with a 20 game suspension by the AHL. We get Megan’s thoughts on Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Aaron Ness being added to the All Star Classic, as well as Bob’s thoughts on the edition of Todd Bertuzzi to the Binghamton … Continue reading

New Jersey Devils AHL Development Belongs In Albany

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In 2010 they rode into town and planted their pitchfork at center ice. Hey Albany, we’re back. It was with that proclamation, the AHL was to stay in the capital of New York. Replacing the Albany River Rats, the artists formerly known as the River Rats, before they were the artists formerly known as the Lowell Devils, the Albany Devils signed a five-year lease agreement with the Times Union Center, which included facility upgrades. Fast forward to 2015 and they are in the final year of that lease. In case you haven’t noticed lately, much has been bandied about with regard to mass migration of clubs around the American Hockey League. Albany has not been immune from such speculation. That isn’t to say the New … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Could Albany Lose Team, Wild John Torchetti & More West Movement Articles

Could Albany Lose Team

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Could Albany, Glens Falls lose hockey teams? League realignment plan could have an effect on fates of Flames, Devils By Pete Dougherty | Times Union California, here we come. The American Hockey League hasn’t adopted the slogan yet, but it may soon fit. The 79-year-old circuit, which develops players for the National Hockey League, is on the verge of creating a group of Golden State affiliates. The plan, which has been in the works for 21/2 years, may affect the future of the two Capital Region AHL franchises. AHL president Dave Andrews, unavailable Monday for comment on this story, has said previously that owners of many NHL Western Conference teams want … Continue reading

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

Finally on the PPPShow, Host Bob welcomed TJ Brennan of the Rockford IceHogs on the show to talk about his career.

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?

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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

AHL Read This: Barons Championship Run, IceCaps Challenges, All Star Coaches

Barons Championship Run

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Oklahoma City Barons: Are Barons on a championship run? by Michael Baldwin | News OK As the American Hockey League season nears the halfway point, the Oklahoma City Barons are looking a lot like last year’s version of the Texas Stars, the defending Calder Cup champions. A year ago, the Stars were the most consistent team in the AHL, earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and stormed to the title by losing only six playoff games in four series. This season, it’s the Barons (23-7-4) who are currently the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is riding a seven-game win streak and is 9-1-0 … Continue reading

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

Rockford IceHogs Asisstant Coach, Mark Osiecki has left the team to coach Team USA in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. He will return when the tournament is over.

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