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Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

The Albany Devils will open the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs by battling the 4th seeded St. John’s IceCaps.  These two teams did not meet during the 2013-14 AHL season.  They […]

Hershey Bears bench (Annie Erling Gofus/The Hockey Writers)

Hershey Bears: Why They Missed the Playoffs

Postseason play had become a yearly tradition for the Hershey Bears and their fans since they became affiliated with the Washington Capitals. However, this season the Bears underachieved monumentally and […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Hershey Bears
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Norfolk Overtakes Hershey In Conference Standings

As playoffs loom the Norfolk Admirals and the Hershey Bears are in a dogfight for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference which is the final position as both clubs […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Hershey Bears, Norfolk Admirals
(Albany River Rats 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs/Rink Rat Illustrated).

Albany Devils Top 10 Playoff Moments

Up until this season, it has been quite some time since a New Jersey Devils affiliated team in Albany has qualified for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.  To be precise, […]

Sven Baertschi (Ross Bonander/THW)

The Life and Death of the Abbotsford Heat

In April 2009, the Calgary Flames announced the transfer of their American Hockey League affiliate from the Quad Cities to Abbotsford, British Columbia. On April 15, 2014, the Flames announced […]

Zajac & Jagr celebrate (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

A Glass Half Full Look At The Devils’ Season

By now you’re looking at the Stanley Cup playoff bracket and obviously you know that the New Jersey Devils are nowhere to be found.  That’s not to say it was […]

Josh Manson Photo Credit: (Northeastern
 University Athletic Communications)

Josh Manson: A Welcomed Addition To Norfolk’s Blue Line

Josh Manson knew what he wanted to do from the time he could walk and that was to play hockey. The 22-year-old defenseman could have had no better teacher than […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Norfolk Admirals
Grand Rapids Griffins bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Power Rankings Week 28

The AHL regular season will come to a close this week, and as of this writing, 11 teams have clinched their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, the […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Dane Byers (Annie Erling Gofus/The Hockey Writers)

Hershey Bears Top Binghamton Senators

The Hershey Bears 2013-13 campaign came down to the wire and the club reached the playoffs on the final day of the season. The 2013-14 Bears club could have their […]

by · April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears (stat19/flickr)

Hershey Bears Weekly: Playoff Push

The Hershey Bears (37-25-4-4) are feeling pretty good about their play of late. They’ve won five straight games and their defense has substantially improved, up to 11th in the league, […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Hershey Bears
(Ross Bonander/THW)

The 2014 Grand Rapids Griffins Offseason Gameplan

Earlier in the month, I outlined what I thought was the best possible offseason gameplan for the Detroit Red Wings. Today, I want to focus on the minor league club […]

Ritchie celebrates goal #4 with (L to R) Derek Meech, Maxime Fortunus, Mike Hedden and Justin Dowling. (Ross Bonander/THW)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 27

The final two weeks have arrived in the 2013-14 American Hockey League season, with multiple teams closing in on playoff spots. Two teams in the Eastern Conference and four teams […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings