In this quick edition of the Farm Report, Scotty sets up the championship series in the AHL and ECHL, while giving some News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
Archive for May 2016
In this edition of the Farm Report, Scotty looks at how the Reading Royals plan to not only have more consistency in their line-up, but also some consistency in their stands. The lease is official in Tucson, so now it's time for the Coyotes to figure out how to create the synergy they need in order to keep hockey successful for them and their AHL squad next season. While it was called an "absolute financial disaster," the Adirondack Thunder are hoping for a bigger boost next season-- which has gotten underway already. All that, plus plenty of News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
Ok people, round 2 of testing the travel studio ... seems like I can hear things, for now. How will the show sound? http://youtu.be/nBxF6x0Mrto
This week, Scotty talks about how the AHL Board of Governor's Meetings went and what it meant for the transfers of organization, as well as why one writer things this movement will blow up in the AHL's face...while also worrying about his team. While other western teams are going the AHL route, the Utah Grizzlies are content with the ECHL and how that works out for them. Despite a short playoff run, the Red Wings brass is still hard at work, hoping that the long run for the Grand Rapids Griffins will develop two of their blue-chip prospects. All that, plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
Well, since the NHL season is over, for another year ... come and listen to our off season ramblings. Wait, what? https://youtu.be/9nqgAWG_ILY
On an AHL-centric Farm Report, Scotty talks about the shocking move from the Portland Pirates out of Maine and into Springfield, plus what it could mean for that market in terms of minor pro hockey. Derek Ryan took the odd route to the NHL, but his single season in the AHL could have given him a big bargaining chip this off-season and provided the Charlotte Checkers with the direction they needed for the future. It's been rough to the a New Jersey Devils' AHL team, but with a fresh brass and system, Rick Kowalsky seems to have righted that ship. All that, plus News and Notes and We Hardly Knew Ye.
There are no suspensions on this show ... actually, there might be people on that haven't been here. Come find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mm2bXubc1E
This week, Scotty talks about how the Mallards of Quad City dealt with being the sole affiliation of the Wild and what they learned from the season of call-ups they had. The Greenville Swamp Rabbits may not have had the best success on the ice to end the season, but their brand change and their mentality towards their players made them feel it was a successful venture. While many people may frown on the Plus/Minus stat, Joey Leach is showing that his play is more than just the Plus/Minus and that he takes pride in being a shutdown guy. All that, plus the SPHL awards, a lot of News and Notes, and We Hardly Knew Ye.