On the outside of the AHL playoff picture as of mid-January, things do not look like they will get any easier for the Syracuse Crunch, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Thanks in large part to Steven Stamkos' broken leg, among other injuries, a number of Crunch players have been summoned for short term replacement.
The Ontario Hockey League loves to bill itself as the marquee developmental league for the National Hockey League. It’s a statement that’s at the core of its recruiting and marketing tactics for players throughout the province, into the U.S., and around the world. And 2014 is shaping up to be another banner year — led by an “exceptional” player that hockey watchers have been anxiously awaiting.
Following a hot start to the season for the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate for the Chicago Blackhawks, the squad has settled into a familiar spot in the standings. The 'Hogs hold the eighth spot in the West with an 18-18-4-2 record but have played three to four more games than many other teams.
The first time around, he failed to make a blip. But after a half season of physical play, combined with some solid goal scoring, the Saginaw Spirit’s Dylan Sadowy has caught the eyes of NHL bird dogs.
- Around the League 2014 (non-Yotes NHL talk)
- GDT: Jets @ Avs | Nintendo Edition | 7PM MST | March 10th
- Line Combos: New PP & ES lines at practice. Bourque Benched?
- GDT: Devils @ Flyers 7pm 3/11/14: Rooster Cloweburn Part 2
- Canucks meltdown: Worst ever?
- GDT: #66 - 03/11/14 | New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes | 7:00 - MSG