The AHL unveiled some new, crazy rule changes and Scotty will talk about that and what it could mean for the NHL game in the future. The SPHL has teams coming, going, and some new playoff formats. The Australians are getting a taste of the North American game, the Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals are trying to get on the same page, coaching changes in the AHL, We Hardly Knew Ye, and the passing of a Midwest hockey legend.
The ECHL wrapped up their Board of Governor's meeting and there's a lot of changes going to come, which will be tackled this week. There's changes in the SPHL, as the Macon area gets a team once again-- full with a punny name. The Glens Falls area is looking for some outside help with funding their arena, but what will that mean for the Flames?? The Toledo Walleye are already getting amped for their outdoor games this winter, while other teams are amped to be affiliated with some higher-up clubs. All that, plus some coaching changes, the Arizona Sundogs owners get unburied, and We Hardly Knew Ye.
The minor league hockey season ended with a bang this week, as the Calder Cup was handed out to the team from the heart of Texas. We'll talk about that and the dream season for the Texas Stars this year. Big rumors coming out of the SPHL when it comes to two franchises coming into the fold-- one familiar, one kind of familiar. The ECHL Governors' Meetings are going on in Sin City, there's coaching moves in the AHL, and the Flames are trying to get rooted in the Adirondacks. All that, plus We Hardly Knew Ye.
This week, the Kelly Cup was going way up north, as the Alaska Aces go ahead and win a record championship in the ECHL. The Syracuse Crunch look to break a record in attendance with their latest announcement, as well as break some travel records for their pre-season tour. The SPHL had their owner's meetings and trying to make sure the league lasts was top spot on the agenda. The Arizona Sundogs are trying to bury their owner's and management in the name of selling tickets, while the Fort Wayne Komets hope to not get buried with top players leaving for Europe. All that, plus a Calder Cup update after their long delay and We Hardly Knew Ye