This week, the ECHL All-Star Classic happened in Orlando and Scotty will have results from the event and what some reserves who didn't get a chance to go did during the break. The South Carolina Stingrays are going to the city of Charleston are talking about keeping the team in town the financial losses to a minimum. The William Nylander Show is in town in Toronto and he seems to be adjusting to the media and game slowly but surely. Oh, and a little thing call the AHL West could be voted upon today....not big deal. All that, News and Notes, plus We Hardly Knew Ye on the 1st Anniversary Edition of the Farm Report.
On this week's Farm Report, Scotty talks about the great piece done by ESPN's Katie Strang about Cory LaRose's venture out of and back into hockey and how the Charlotte Checkers are helping him get his love for the game back. Many writers in the ECHL thinks there needs to be a little more justice when guys get plucked from to the AHL, but sometimes it's not the league's fault in that. The Norfolk Admirals have a lot of tough guys on their roster, but thanks to adapting, they've become more valuable than just throwing fists. Oh, and there's some more news developing from the AHL West migration this week as we get closer to a possible announcement during All-Star Weekend. All that plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye
This week, the AHL West news hit the fan with teams buying, selling, and completely making the silly season come in full force just at the start of the year. Scotty will try to sort it all out, but could leave you more confused as ever. One thing not confusing is Olie Kolzig's reasoning to step down to a development coaching role and how he's adjusting to it, Drew MacIntrye is not confused with his place in AHL history, the Columbus Cottonmouths players aren't confused with why they moved down from Edmonton, while the AHL and ECHL All-Star announcements will be as confusing as you let it. All that, some news and notes and We Hardly Knew Ye
AHL All-Star Rosters: http://theahl.com/rosters-announced-ahl-all-star-classic-p195655
ECHL All-Star Starters: http://www.echl.com/starters-named-for-echl-all-star-team-p195663
ECHL All-Star Reserves: http://www.echl.com/reserves-and-alternates-named-for-all-star-classic-p195683
The first Farm Report of the new year will provide the story of how Sebastian Collberg used his time in the ECHL to hone his game and to shake off the rust for injury. Also, what Reverend Michael Bowyer is provide to the Hamilton Bulldogs, how Matt Dumba is dealing with getting passed over for NHL call-ups, how Prescott Valley can get hockey back, and the shuffle in net for the FireAntz. Also, monthly awards, weekly awards, coaching changes, Max Strang's adventurous week, Dany Heatley's full-time AHL debut, and how could we forget We Hardly Knew Ye??
The Toledo Winterfest started with the Walleye hosting the Kalamazoo Wings in the first of two ECHL outdoor games. Scotty Wazz has the results, reactions, and some stories from the lead up to the first ECHL outdoor game. Tulsa's Kevin Carr has had himself the journey from Buffalo State University to the ECHL and the rookie goalie isn't going to stop there. The Toronto Marlies are trying to stop their slide of mediocrity this season, but will now go for a new method going into the new year, while Rocco Grimaldi is trying to make a bigger name for himself than he already has thus far. All that-- but the AHL West could be picking up steam, the Las Vegas Wranglers front office takes a huge hit, the AHL OT is a huge hit, and of course-- We Hardly Knew Ye