Not much has happened in minor league hockey the past two weeks....oh, except SOMETHING THAT NEARLY BROKE THE INTERNET!! Well, not really. We'll talk about the crazy ECHL/CHL merger rumors and what to believe, what not to believe, and what would be great in a perfect world. Also, we'll talk about the Stars being bought by the Stars, some affiliation news and notes, one retirement, and one comeback. All that, plus We Hardly Knew Ye.
It's all about money and chances this week in the Farm Report. The CHL had their annual meetings and Scotty will reveal how much money you'll need to get an expansion franchise there. Some minor leaguers have no off-season, as they need to make sure they don't go poor. We'll talk about the summer jobs that some minor leaguers have to deal with to make ends meet. Speaking of ends, could this be the last chance for Angelo Esposito?? He sure thinks so, but hopefully Fort Wayne will be good for him. Plenty of news and notes from Adirondack, Bakersfield, Brampton, and the SPHL as a whole. Not to mention, We Hardly Knew Ye is back and kicking.
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.