Sn 11 Ep 23: Rampage Broadcaster Dan Weiss & Monarchs Ken Cail

Rampage Broadcaster Dan Weiss

RAMPAGE BROADCASTER DAN WEISS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another entertaining and informative show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week’s big news is the Twitter harassment of N.Y. Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and whether or not hockey players or any athlete can be harassed in a way that warrants the FBI to be involved. The two hosts also break down where the current playoff teams sit in the standing in the segment ‘If the Playoffs Started Today’ and hear all the latest news and notes from around the AHL. This week’s special guests: Dan Weiss – San Antonio Rampage – Radio Broadcaster – On Twitter: @DanWeissPBP – Dan returned to the PPPShow to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Owner Speaks on Rumors, Habs Time in St. John’s & More

The Monarchs are on the move but will the Springfield Falcons see a new NHL parent? Falcons owner says don't believe all the rumors. 
(Photo By: Bob Howard | PPPShow.net)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons owner on report of affiliation shift to Arizona: ‘There is nothing to report’ By Ron Chimelis | rchimelis@repub.com The owner of the Springfield Falcons dismissed a report linking his franchise to a multi-team switch of National Hockey League affiliations involving their minor league partners. “There is nothing to report. We currently have another year (on the Falcons’ deal) with Columbus,” Charlie Pompea said Thursday after an unconfirmed report from Rochester, N.Y., that the Arizona Coyotes would supply the Falcons with players for the 2015-16 season. Officials from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are Springfield’s NHL affiliate, have not commented on the report of Rob Sanderson, a … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 22: Panthers to Portland, Chris Roy & Cole Schneider

Florida to Portland

PANTHERS TO PORTLAND BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves with another great episode covering the American Hockey League. On this week’s show, the two hosts breakdown the latest on the Florida Panthers and the Portland Pirates entering into a multi-year agreement starting in the 2015-16 season. The two hosts discuss the immediate reports of three other affiliation moves including where might the Arizona Coyotes land for next season and that may not be with the San Antonio Rampage as most might think. The two hosts then discuss once again the debate of the role of the American Hockey League, is it just a developmental league to get prospects up to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates New NHL Affiliate, IceCaps Hellebuyck, NHL Looking at 3 on 3 OT

Pirates New NHL Affiliate

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to have new NHL affiliate By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates will have a new NHL affiliate next season. It is expected the Pirates will announce this week that they’ve signed an affiliation agreement with a new National Hockey League team for next season, ending a four-year relationship with the Arizona Coyotes. Leading candidates to replace the Coyotes currently are the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Brad Church, Pirates’ Chief Operating Officer, has acknowledged that he has held talks with several NHL clubs, but declined to comment on the specifics of those talks. He did say they were promising, and an … Continue reading

AHL Read This: St Johns IceCaps Hamilton Bulldogs Relocation Reaction

St. John's IceCaps Goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck will likely be suiting up for the Manitoba Moose next season.
(Photo by: Bob Howard | PPPShow.net)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. IceCaps had to be good to be lucky By Brendan McCarthy | The Telegram Things fell in place for Habs deal, but St. John’s had a lot to offer, too It’s understandable, all this Habs hype. After all, it’s THE Montreal Canadiens who will be bringing their American Hockey League team to St. John’s next season. Not the New Jersey Devils or New York Islanders or Ottawa Senators, Mind you, Danny Williams and Glenn Stanford and the St. John’s IceCaps would have gladly taken the Devils, Isles or Sens as a replacement NHL affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets, but if you had asked them to rate the 29 other NHL organizations … Continue reading

Changing AHL Still Has A Few Moves To Go Before The I-6 Invasion Year’s Major Shake-up

Dave Andrews holds up an American Hockey League jersey along with the 5 NHL teams moving their AHL teams to California.
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MAJOR CHANGES IN PLACE FOR AHL 2015-16 SEASON BAK STUDIOS – The American Hockey League has seen many changes over its 79 years of supplying prospects to the National Hockey League. In the AHL’s first season in 1936-37 the league consisted of 8 teams: New Haven, Philadelphia, Providence and Springfield in the Eastern Division and Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the league’s first champion, Syracuse in the Western Division. Move forward to 2014-15 and the the league now sits with 30 franchises, boasting a franchise affiliation with every NHL team. However at one point, the AHL was in a battle with the International Hockey League who catered as well to the NHL but ran things differently trying to run in major cities in the United States and … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 21: Devils Captain Rod Pelley, Pat Cannone, Ben Holmstrom & Jonathan Bombulie

Chicago Wolves Center Pat Cannone joined Host Bob on this week's PPPShow to talk about many things, including playing for Miami University of Ohio.

DEVILS CAPTAIN ROD PELLEY BAK STUDIOS – This week on the only show produced to cover the American Hockey League, the Power Play Post Show brings another huge show with four guests and a lot of news centering around the league. Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff start the show off with thoughts on the breaking news involving the sale of the Hamilton Bulldogs to the Montreal Canadiens, the move out of Hamilton to St. John’s to become the new St. John’s IceCaps and the Winnipeg Jets decision to move their AHL franchise from St. John’s back to the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba to revive the Manitoba Moose.  The two then break down all the latest news and information from around the league including … Continue reading

Pivotal Weekend Ahead For Albany Devils

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One doesn’t have to be Kenny Loggins to realize, “this is it.” This, being the upcoming home-stand for the Albany Devils. More specifically, this weekend’s three-and-three at the Times Union Center, when the Devils host the Worcester Sharks, Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons. After winning just two games in February, Albany has matched that total (2-0-1) already in March, earning a point in each contest thus far. Currently the sixth through eighth spots in the Eastern Conference are knotted up at 70 points apiece, with the aforementioned Sharks, Falcons and Portland Pirates all playing musical chairs. With 59 games played, Albany has 62 points and is eight back of a postseason berth. The Devils have a game in hand on Springfield and the same amount … Continue reading

Built To Be Champions The 1994-95 Albany River Rats

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The 1994-95 season was a special one for the New Jersey Devils organization. It was a championship season that was on full display, with the franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary of winning its first Stanley Cup title. That club featured a number of players who honed their craft at Albany, Utica and other stops around the AHL. Speaking of which, that year was pretty special for the Devils top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats. That season, the Rats won Albany’s first Calder Cup championship. It was the first time since the Montreal Canadiens and Nova Scotia Voyageurs, each won it in the same season, back in 1976-77. Seeing the 1995 squad back together, brought back a lot of great memories, leading some in Albany … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 20: Falcons Captain Ryan Craig, Brien Rea, Will O’Neill & T.J. Hensick

Falcons Captain Ryan Craig

FALCONS CAPTAIN RYAN CRAIG BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard welcomes Co-Host Megan Reiff into the studios for this week’s edition of the show. On her way up to Hamilton, Ontario to catch two games this weekend with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Megan stopped by the studios to record this week’s segment and drop off a Bridgeport Soundtigers, Brett Gallant bobble-head for Bob’s extensive AHL collection. The two hosts in their very un-script scripted segment walk the fans of the American Hockey League through the NHL trade deadline and how the AHL was affected, plus a walk through the standings and all the latest news and information around the AHL. A mini debate through out this week’s segment … Continue reading