The Peoria Rivermen have been bought by the Vancouver Canucks and are supposed to be moving to Abbotsford, BC. The Canucks and Blues would flip flop affiliates.
Abbotsford becomes available as the Flames are moving them to Utica.
Given that it's the Flames, Utica probably won't last either. There is an interesting connection though with Utica. Before their last team was moved to Albany, they served as the affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, and John Weisbrod (Calgary's Asst. GM) formerly was a scout for NJ (before becoming Orlando's GM in 1998)
The Minnesota Wild and Orlando Solar Bears affiliate, the Houston Aeros apparently will not sign a new lease with their rink, and a move to Des Moines is expected.
Peoria(STL) -> Abbotsford(VAN)
Abbotsford(CGY) -> Utica, NY(CGY)
Houston -> Des Moines, IA
Last edited by Felonious Python: 04-09-2013 at 10:34 AM.
I don't know how narcolepsy works really, but wiki says that it begins mildly and worsens. The 'C' clip was from a year ago, but the first two examples are much more recent, so that makes a certain amount of sense.
Last edited by Felonious Python: 04-11-2013 at 06:04 PM.
The NHL also is planning on 6 outdoor games for next season. This is supposed to be the schedule.
Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings at Michigan Stadium, Jan 1 (Winter Classic)
Ducks vs. Kings at Dodger Stadium, Jan. 25
Devils vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium, Jan. 26
Islanders vs. Rangers at Yankee Stadium, Jan 29
Penguins at Blackhawks, Soldier Field, March 1
Senators at Canucks, BC Place, March 2
Last edited by Felonious Python: 04-17-2013 at 07:41 AM.
Ovechkin scored 2 goals and added an assist tonight. That brings his goal total to 30 (3 ahead of Stamkos) and point total to 51 (2 behind Stamkos and Marty, 5 behind Crosby). Wouldn't be at all surprised to see him win both the Richard and Art Ross. Hopefully that embarrasses the stink from Stamkos and Marty and they can get back to playing full 60 minute efforts on both sides of the puck. I understand that Stamkos is injured and Marty hasn't been bad lately, but they both had pretty large leads on him and now he is on pace to blow them away.