on your smartphone by using the application "iHeart Radio"
Here's the info. from the Bears press release: "Sunday's game can be heard via the BEARS Radio Network (100.1 FM, 1460 AM, 97.3.2 HD) beginning with the pregame show at 4:35 p.m. The game can also be heard on HERSHEY'S brand new internet streaming partner, WHP-580. All games this season can be heard worldwide at WHP580.com, and also on your smartphone by using the application "iHeart Radio" John Walton has the call of the action from downtown Rochester."
2nd intermission, Walton ran an interview by the Houston PBP guy with Theodore from his time in Houston while waiting for Minnesota to return from Finland...didn't say much, other than he was waiting to see what would happen and then signing with Minny and about the goal still being wanting to win the Cup. Still, a nice bonus to hear during the Hershey game.
Question about tonights lineup, well two players, Grant McNeill and Joe Finley.
In the boxscore, it has McNeill listed as a defenseman and Finley listed as a left wing. Is that right, or should it be the other way around?
From the portion of the game that I listened to today, my note above is consistent with what I heard Walton calling in the PBP, Finley at D in for Kroll, and McNeill in at wing replacing Rome.
Grant McNeill has been listed as a dman in past years in the AHL system, it just doesn't get updated/modified. Finley played forward last year in the preseason so perhaps that is why they have him listed at wing, don't know for sure.
They had it listed backwards. I think the whole Finley at the wing is dead at this point thankfully! AHL or maybe it is Hershey seems to have an issue about updating that kind of things. Pinner is still listed as a center in a lot of things and I don't know if he ever played center. Maybe R.I.T.?
Finley looked okay, but they more or less all did last night. Aside from Lessard's antics, the Sens really didn't show much. Lessard was trying to get at Finley more or less all night (that's who Perreault was holding him back from), but he kept finding Rechlicz instead. Joel looked a lot better in the second fight.
Finley's not using the body as much, but I think that'll come in time. The 5-on-3 was almost entirely killed by Holtby - he made 3 or 4 terrific stops during that stretch. His movement on side to sides was solid.
Souray looked like he was getting his legs and just trying to fit in, but you could see he had another level to his game. He may not be here all season, but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.
Coming home for the opener with 5 points is nice. Looking forward to my second look at Markstrom (the Amerks goalie) - he impressed me big-time up in Rochester.
Speaking of goalies, Lehner (Sens goalie last night) was recalled to Ottawa. I'm guiessing he wishes it'd happened one night earlier.
- Nylander won the battle of the NHL players playing in the AHL. We were joking at the game that part of the loan agreement should have been that Nylander wasn't allowed to play against Hershey.
- Sabourin in goal; played well
- Uneven effort for the Bears and it showed on the scoreboard
- Souray paired with Collins; Nycholat with Miskovic; Wellar and Kroll
- Kugryshev scratched for the first time this season
- the jersey auctions in Hershey are always interesting to watch; no exception tonight with the throwback jerseys and Miskovic's going for more than quite a number of players. (I don't have specific numbers)