Back in May, the American Hockey League’s Board of Governor’s met to confirm the divisional alignment for the following season. There are fewer changes than of recent years as the AHL takes shape but the league shall welcome more new teams to the fold as well as saying goodbye to some familiar names. Pacific Division: … More AHL 2017-18 Divisional Alignment
As reported in the Denver Post over a week ago, the Colorado Eagles are in discussions with the Colorado Avalanche in regards to becoming their AHL affiliate as early as 2018-19. The Eagles are currently the ECHL affiliate for Colorado (a four year agreement in place since 2016) but have ambitions to move a rung … More Eagles to become 31st AHL team?
With the NHL expanding to 31 teams from 2017-18, speculation was rife as to whether there would be a 31st American League team. There’s only been flitting rumours regarding the latter but the expansion outfit Las Vegas Knights have found their AHL affiliate in a slightly unlikely place. The Chicago Wolves are very much their … More Las Vegas forge minor league partnership with Chicago
Excellent drafting, player development and asset management are now the key elements to winning a Stanley Cup. Admittedly being able to draft a generational talent like Sidney Crosby help’s matters along, but simply having one superstar doesn’t equate to a championship – as Washington has found to their cost. It’s Pittsburgh organisational depth and the … More Development the key to Pittsburgh success
Syracuse Crunch 3 – Grand Rapids Griffins 4 In what’s been a memorable 2017 Calder Cup Finals, a third period comeback sealed a second championship in five years for the Grand Rapids Griffins. They were made to fight every step of the way by a talented Syracuse Crunch team, who will certainly look back to … More 2017 Calder Cup Final – Game Six Review
The Edinburgh Capitals have placed their future in the hands of Dmitri Khristich for the 2017-18 season. The Ukrainian native is a two time NHL All-Star and veteran of 811 games having played for the Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs. The 47 year old scored 259 goals and put … More Edinburgh Capitals announce former NHL All-Star as Head Coach
Grand Rapids Griffins 1 – Syracuse Crunch 5 Up until game five this had been an evenly fought contest with both teams throwing heavyweight punches. However, with Grand Rapids in sight of the championship, they put in an abject first period performance which meant this bout was over before it really began in earnest. The … More Calder Cup Final 2017 – Game Five Review