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06-20-2012, 03:53 AM
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Favorites for the 2012-2013 Calder Cup?

I really don't follow the AHL much but I was just wondering who you guys thing will be some good teams next season? Is it too early to tell given the fact that we haven't completed the draft, yet alone gone through free agency, or is there already some teams that you guys have in mind?

I suppose it's also gonna be hard to know where some of the younger players on each team will be playing next season as well. By that I mean will they be sent back to their CHL/European team, sent to the AHL, or will they earn a spot on the NHL club's roster?

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I really don't follow the AHL much but I was just wondering who you guys thing will be some good teams next season? Is it too early to tell given the fact that we haven't completed the draft, yet alone gone through free agency, or is there already some teams that you guys have in mind?

I suppose it's also gonna be hard to know where some of the younger players on each team will be playing next season as well. By that I mean will they be sent back to their CHL/European team, sent to the AHL, or will they earn a spot on the NHL club's roster?
I wait until Thanksgiving to decide who's going to be good.

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I have 4 words for ya Adirondack Phantoms win Calder Cup

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I have 4 words for ya Adirondack Phantoms win Calder Cup
I got 4 more for you.......yeah well fat chance.

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St. John's vs Hershey in the East
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It's tough at this point to guess...i would bet on the east division to represent the eastern confrence... make that what 10 years in a row? and I like Chicago out west right now but I would ask again in september.

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The last time a Calder Cup champion switched affiliates, they won the Calder the following year (Springfield Indians 1990-91).

Therefore, the Norfolk Admirals will be your 2013 calder Cup Champions.

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The last time a Calder Cup champion switched affiliates, they won the Calder the following year (Springfield Indians 1990-91).

Therefore, the Norfolk Admirals will be your 2013 calder Cup Champions.
Shouldn't that be Syracuse?

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I have 4 words for ya Adirondack Phantoms win Calder Cup
Except, well, ummmm, that's five words....

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Shouldn't that be Syracuse?
No, in 1989-90 the Indians won the Calder Cup as the Islanders affiliate. In 1990-91 the Indians won it again as the Whalers affiliate.

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I may be a little bias

Charlotte Checkers.

Recently signed John ( I am the Moose ) Muse.

2 NCAA Championships with BC, and Kelly Cup winner.

When he was in Charlotte, his numbers was unbelievable. With a rock in net, and more vets coming back.

We was #2 in the Western Conference for most of the year and fell off when Muse left.

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No, in 1989-90 the Indians won the Calder Cup as the Islanders affiliate. In 1990-91 the Indians won it again as the Whalers affiliate.
My point is the Norfolk players are moving to Syracuse. They have a lot of playoff experience and that should carry over if there aren't too many call-ups.

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06-20-2012, 11:41 PM
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Just curious what you guys think about Houston considering I'm a Wild fan and all.

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Except, well, ummmm, that's five words....
Now that's beyond a Hutchism


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I wouldn't flat out say the IceCaps are going to be a contender for the east. They're looking at a totally different Defence core. A few of their players who can walk this year were large contributors last season.

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My point is the Norfolk players are moving to Syracuse. They have a lot of playoff experience and that should carry over if there aren't too many call-ups.
The Binghamton Whalers were the worst team in the AHL, and then many of those players won the Calder Cup the next season with the Indians.

Anything can happen in the AHL...

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I wouldn't flat out say the IceCaps are going to be a contender for the east. They're looking at a totally different Defence core. A few of their players who can walk this year were large contributors last season.
I'm thinking in terms of how these teams operate a little different then the other teams get to.

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St. John's vs Hershey in the East
Chicago vs Oklahoma City in the West
I wish I could agree with the Hershey prediction, but it is going to be a tough year for us by the looks of it. The Caps have raided our cupboards ad I have not seen any replacements. Holtby not coming back is the tip of the iceberg. Unless we end up signing some vets quickly, Hershey will be fielding an ECHL caliber team this year.

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I wish I could agree with the Hershey prediction, but it is going to be a tough year for us by the looks of it. The Caps have raided our cupboards ad I have not seen any replacements. Holtby not coming back is the tip of the iceberg. Unless we end up signing some vets quickly, Hershey will be fielding an ECHL caliber team this year.
No, they'll finally be fielding an AHL caliber team

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St. John's/OKC final

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I wish I could agree with the Hershey prediction, but it is going to be a tough year for us by the looks of it. The Caps have raided our cupboards ad I have not seen any replacements. Holtby not coming back is the tip of the iceberg. Unless we end up signing some vets quickly, Hershey will be fielding an ECHL caliber team this year.
See McFlicker is gone.

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No, they'll finally be fielding an AHL caliber team
So them and the Wolvies are AAAA

Figured it out. They should play eachother 76 times and whoever wins the series should play the NHL Champion for the right to be Puck's Champ!

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Alright no one is answering my question so I'll ask it again. How about Houston? They'll have a number of good prospects coming in such as Charlie Coyle, Zach Phillips, Brett Bulmer, and Jason Zucker. A few other players that may arrive in Houston, depending on what moves are made between now and the start of the season, include Johan Larsson, Granlund, and Jonas Brodin.

I'm trying not to be a homer but I think they'll have at least a decent team.

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Nobody knows because nobody knows what prospects will sign and which ones will be assigned to the AHL.

Binghamton won the 2011 Calder Cup and finished with the fewest points in the AHL in the 2011-12 regular season.

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