Did you say there's a big trade? No truth to us shedding salary to make a pitch for Stamkos this summer. Link: http://youtu.be/Ova7WgnyvGc
This week, Scotty reviews what the John Scott-Mania brought to the St. John's IceCaps and how they are dealing with the new publicity. The AHL held their All-Star Classic and Skills Competition in Syracuse, but with no fan voting underdog stories to speak of, but exciting hockey nonetheless. Zach Yuen has made his way from Hong Kong to Canada from figure skating to one of the top power play defensemen in the ECHL. Meanwhile, Richmond is still waiting for their team to come back, regardless of who it may be. All that plus Monthly Awards, News and Notes, and We Hardly Knew Ye.
We think Marc is moving, and this is a Jon Scott show ... but is it? Come watch us and find out: http://youtu.be/mKYIcj5YqaE
On this edition of the Farm Report, Scotty walks down memory lane with the first All-Star Classic in Syracuse and how it set-up the market for more events from the AHL. The Reading Royals are really feeling the pinch in dealing with affiliation. The ECHL says the Steven brothers can own three teams, but Bob Lutz is concerned about the end game for it. While he wasn't initially warmed up to it, Connor Toomey's play has made him a big pick-up for the SPHL. All that, plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
The All Star Game is coming, and everyone is heading to Nashville ... well, not us, but everyone else. Watch us on Youtube: http://youtu.be/EP1eYXq16AQ
In a bit of a longer Farm Report, Scotty talks about the IceMen possible move from Evansville to Owensboro, the Beast's possibly on thin ice in Brampton, and the Wolf Pack maybe migrating from Hartford. The Missouri Mavericks' Lamar Hunt, Jr. talks about his tenure as Mavs owner and his faith throughout his life. Corey Syvret went from Alaska to Florida this past off-season, but finally being healthy could have been the best trade-off he made. The Charlotte Checkers' success has been due in a part by the coaching methods of Mark Morris and what he hopes to leave with the players. All that, plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
On the Farm Report this week, Scotty talks about how the Idaho Steelheads lucked out with acquiring Jefferson Dahl and what he has meant to the power play. The Bakersfield Condors moved up to the AHL, but still try to hold onto their fun factor with the Oilers at the helm. Due to Donald Trump, the Pensacola Ice Flyers were able experience the NHL treatment in Raleigh. A quartet of rookies have helped the Rapid City Rush quicker than some expected. All that plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
This week, Scotty reviews the fine work of Michael Finazzo and Matthew Harding of TheSinBin.net in their coverage of the Evansville IceMen lease negotiations. It's a learning transition for Brett Lernout in St. John's but with a former steady NHL defenseman as a coach (Sylvain Lefebvre), he keeps getting the knowledge needed to grow faster. Eric Levine is the latest in the Colorado Eagles goalie revolving door, but with his past experience all over the minor league landscape, he's doing his best to stick in Loveland, Colorado. The Knoxville IceBears are hoping that shaking up their roster will get the defending SPHL champs back on track. All that, plus Monthly Awards, News and Notes, and We Hardly Knew Ye.