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Title: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on April 19, 2013, 11:16:35 AM
Not Marlies specific, but I've usually posted news about AHL franchise movement in this section of the board.

The Minnesota Wild are moving the Houston Aeros to Des Moines, Iowa for next season. The team has been in Houston since 1994, first in the old IHL then moving over to the AHL in 2001. This will be the 2nd time for Des Moines in the league having hosted the Iowa Stars/Chops for 4 seasons before that team moved to Texas in 2009. Also, the AHL has approved the sale of the Peoria Rivermen from the St. Louis Blues to the Vancouver Canucks. Nothing official, but there is a rumor of the team being moved to Abbotsford to replace the Flames affiliate there, which would move to Utica, NY. The Blues are expected to sign an affiliation with the Chicago Wolves, whose agreement with Vancouver is up after this season.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on April 24, 2013, 03:50:29 PM
As expected the Chicago Wolves are the new AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues starting 2013-14 season. Still no official word on what the Canucks will do with the Peoria Rivermen franchise that they just acquired from the Blues.

http://theahl.com/blues-wolves-announce-affiliation-p183353
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Corn Flake on April 24, 2013, 03:52:20 PM
As expected the Chicago Wolves are the new AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues starting 2013-14 season. Still no official word on what the Canucks will do with the Peoria Rivermen franchise that they just acquired from the Blues.

http://theahl.com/blues-wolves-announce-affiliation-p183353

Gillis will probably sign it to a 400 year contract.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 17, 2013, 10:01:37 AM
Have not seen an announcement on where the Canucks will be placing their AHL affiliate next year, but we know it will not be staying in Peoria. The SPHL (think low A ball) has announced that both Peoria and Bloomington, IL will be joining the league next season. The last speculation have the Canucks playing their AHL team out of Vancouver.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 22, 2013, 08:30:05 PM
Turns out Rogers Arena falls within the AHL territory for Abbotsford so that is out unless the Canucks write a nice big cheque. Utica, NY is the latest city to get some consideration. The city has previously hosted the AHL and is only 55 miles away from Syracuse. Placing the team on ice for a year is still an option, but the least desirable as the players would be spread out across several AHL teams, not to mention the $150k fee involved.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Utica+rolls+welcome/8417735/story.html
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2013/05/16/utica-n-y-emerging-as-front-runner-to-house-canucks-new-ahl-franchise/
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on June 14, 2013, 05:56:42 PM
The Canucks have firmed up the plans for their farm team. They will relocate the Peoria Rivermen to Utica NY to play under the name Comets.  This marks a return of the AHL to Utica which last hosted a team (Utica Devils) in the 1992-93 season.  Expect to see some realignment. The easiest solution would be for Utica and Lake Erie to switch divisions, but nothing official yet from the league.

http://theahl.com/utica-comets-to-join-ahl-in-2013-14-p184568
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: KoHo on June 14, 2013, 06:53:56 PM
Vancouver to Utica is a pretty far ways away. All the Pacific teams have to deal with brutal travel to their AHL affiliate.

San Jose - Worcester, MA
LA - Manchester, NH
Anaheim - Norfolk, VA
Phoenix - Portland...Maine.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on July 11, 2013, 01:42:42 PM
The AHL has announced the divisions for the 2013-14 season. Turns out they did a bit more shuffling than I had expected. Utica will move from the Midwest to the North. Iowa moves into the Midwest from the West (formerly South). Abbotsford moves from the North to the West. The one move that wasn't made was leaving Charlotte in the West division. It made sense as the South, but the divisional trip from Charlotte to Abbotsford will be a fun one for sure.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on August 22, 2013, 11:39:54 PM
The 2013-14 AHL schedule was announced today.

Marlies schedule:
http://theahl.com/stats/schedule.php?view=season&team_id=335&season_id=43&home_away=&division_id=
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 21, 2014, 12:41:56 PM
The Jets are hoping to move their AHL team from St. John's to Thunder Bay:

Quote
Leith Dunick ‏@LeithDunick 11m
Here's a quick hit on the letter of intent announced this morning to possibly bring the AHL to Thunder Bay. http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/318135/Partner-found #tbay
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on January 21, 2014, 09:47:43 PM
I was just coming to post this. Apparently True North has signed on as a partner in a group led by former TSN analyst Gary Green. There's still a few hurdles to clear before a shovel goes in the ground in TBay.

IceCaps COO Glenn Stanford is well connected in AHL circles from his time with the SJML and then Hamilton. CEO Danny Williams was also part of the SJSE board during the Leafs days. They have released a statement saying that they have expected this and have been working on a replacement, which will play under the IceCaps name.

The Jets are hoping to move their AHL team from St. John's to Thunder Bay:

Quote
Leith Dunick ‏@LeithDunick 11m
Here's a quick hit on the letter of intent announced this morning to possibly bring the AHL to Thunder Bay. http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/318135/Partner-found #tbay
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 22, 2014, 02:16:19 PM
I was just coming to post this. Apparently True North has signed on as a partner in a group led by former TSN analyst Gary Green. There's still a few hurdles to clear before a shovel goes in the ground in TBay.

IceCaps COO Glenn Stanford is well connected in AHL circles from his time with the SJML and then Hamilton. CEO Danny Williams was also part of the SJSE board during the Leafs days. They have released a statement saying that they have expected this and have been working on a replacement, which will play under the IceCaps name.

The Jets are hoping to move their AHL team from St. John's to Thunder Bay:

Quote
Leith Dunick ‏@LeithDunick 11m
Here's a quick hit on the letter of intent announced this morning to possibly bring the AHL to Thunder Bay. http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/318135/Partner-found #tbay

Hope it happens, but I think they should go throwback and call themselves the Port Arthur Lakeheads.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on January 22, 2014, 05:48:40 PM
Don't know what they will call themselves in TBay, but they won't get a warm welcome when they are the visitors in St. John's.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Kessel Run on January 22, 2014, 06:28:22 PM
Don't know what they will call themselves in TBay, but they won't get a warm welcome when they are the visitors in St. John's.

That's for sure. They're just using us!!  ;)
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: moon111 on January 22, 2014, 10:10:48 PM
When I think hockey in Thunder Bay, it was the Thunder Bay Twins.  The worst was when it was the Thunder Bay  :P Senators  :P .
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on April 15, 2014, 03:23:31 PM
The 2014 AHL silly season has started. The Flames have announced that they will be relocating from Abbotsford. Utica might be next as the Canucks were looking at Abbotsford last season after buying the old Peoria franchise.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=449430
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 05, 2014, 10:35:49 PM
So the carousel has settled for now. The Canucks will not be moving out of Utica. The Flames will be relocating to Glens Falls, NY. The city has been home to the Adirondack Phantoms for the last 5 years, but the Flyers always intended to move to Allentown once a new rink was ready, which it now is.

Changes
Abbotsford Heat (CGY) > Glens Falls, NY
Adirondack Phantoms (PHI) > Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Allentown, PA)
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 10, 2014, 01:32:30 AM
Changes coming for AHL, ECHL franchises as NHL teams seek out new affiliations for developing their prospects, and then some...

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/western-expansion-driving-proposed-overhaul-to-ahl--echl--and-chl-in-2015-16-091626868.html
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on August 11, 2014, 07:03:32 PM
This has been talked about for a few years. However, they have also stated that the league will not go beyond the 30 teams, unless the NHL expands. Can't see extra teams being added anywhere. Could see the Central and ECHL merging though. That would give the western ECHL some closer opponents.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 23, 2014, 11:20:06 AM
Attendance record for a U.S. indoor hockey game,  between the AHL's Syracuse Crunch & the Utica Comets, in Syracuse, N.Y.  Attendance was 30,715.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=740540 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=740540).
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 09, 2015, 11:41:56 AM
So the Anaheim's AHL team will be changing coasts, going from Norfolk to San Diego:

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/08/report-norfolk-admirals-moving-to-san-diego/
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Captain Canuck on January 21, 2015, 07:59:24 PM
So the Anaheim's AHL team will be changing coasts, going from Norfolk to San Diego:

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/08/report-norfolk-admirals-moving-to-san-diego/

The Sharks are moving their AHL affiliate cross-country as well. Worcester is moving to San Jose and the Sharks will share their building with their farm team, creating a unique situation. Expect a name change as they both can't be named the "San Jose Sharks".
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Kessel Run on January 21, 2015, 08:38:13 PM
Setting up the new AHL west coast conference. It's too bad, a few good, long term AHL markets will lose their teams.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on January 29, 2015, 08:41:20 PM
It's been speculated for a few years, but today it became official. 5 AHL teams are on the move west for 2015-16.

Norfolk Admirals (ANH) > San Diego Gulls
Adirondack Flames (CGY) > Stockton Heat
Oklahoma City Barons (EDM)> Bakersfield Condors
Manchester Monarchs (LA) > Ontario Reign
Worcester Sharks (SJ) > San Jose

The 1st 4 cities all have history in the IHL (San Diego) or the ECHL. Stockton, Bakersfield, and Ontario all have current ECHL teams. It is speculated (not in this link) that the ECHL franchises will move into the displaced markets.
 
http://theahl.com/ahl-approves-formation-of-pacific-division-p196033
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on March 12, 2015, 08:45:09 PM
The rumours have been swirling for the last week and today the hammer dropped. The Hamilton Bulldogs are now under the ownership of the Montreal Canadiens. The franchise is on the move as they will become the St. Johns IceCaps for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The current incarnation of the IceCaps, which is owned by the Winnipeg Jets is moving back to Winnipeg effective next year. I suspect that they will go back to the Manitoba Moose name and colours, but I haven't seen anything official on that front.

This was all set about as the current Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer has executed a purchase and relocation of the Belleville Bulls. They will play out of Copps next season under the Bulldogs name.

http://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/ohl-board-of-governors-approve-transfer-of-ownership-and-relocation-to-hamilton/166024

http://theahl.com/ahl-announces-franchise-transactions-p196769
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: L K on March 12, 2015, 08:51:25 PM
The rumours have been swirling for the last week and today the hammer dropped. The Hamilton Bulldogs are now under the ownership of the Montreal Canadiens. The franchise is on the move as they will become the St. Johns IceCaps for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The current incarnation of the IceCaps, which is owned by the Winnipeg Jets is moving back to Winnipeg effective next year. I suspect that they will go back to the Manitoba Moose name and colours, but I haven't seen anything official on that front.

This was all set about as the current Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer has executed a purchase and relocation of the Belleville Bulls. They will play out of Copps next season under the Bulldogs name.

http://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/ohl-board-of-governors-approve-transfer-of-ownership-and-relocation-to-hamilton/166024

http://theahl.com/ahl-announces-franchise-transactions-p196769

Overall I like all of these moves.  If Quebec City fails to acquire an NHL franchise despite their new arena I wonder if Montreal works out a move to put their AHL team in Quebec city down the road.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on March 12, 2015, 08:53:41 PM
There's been talk of a new rink in Laval that is to be managed by the Habs. That is the expected destination. The Jets are still hoping to relocate to Thunder Bay, but last I heard a shovel hasn't gone in the ground there.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 12, 2015, 09:38:20 PM
There's been talk of a new rink in Laval that is to be managed by the Habs. That is the expected destination. The Jets are still hoping to relocate to Thunder Bay, but last I heard a shovel hasn't gone in the ground there.

Yeah the expectation is that Laval will be ready for 16-17 and the Habs will go there so their AHL team is close by, like a lot of teams are doing. St. John's will just be a placeholder for them. Not sure what happens to hockey there after though.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Kessel Run on March 12, 2015, 11:15:53 PM
There's been talk of a new rink in Laval that is to be managed by the Habs. That is the expected destination. The Jets are still hoping to relocate to Thunder Bay, but last I heard a shovel hasn't gone in the ground there.

Yeah the expectation is that Laval will be ready for 16-17 and the Habs will go there so their AHL team is close by, like a lot of teams are doing. St. John's will just be a placeholder for them. Not sure what happens to hockey there after though.

Yes, the Bulldogs are a 2 year placeholder. More local rumours have Danny Williams trying to acquire one of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Albany Devils, though that was before this announcement. The Senators franchise in Binghamton has also been a potential target as they have the lowest attendance in the league. This gives them two more years to search for a more permanent franchise.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Bullfrog on March 13, 2015, 08:12:01 AM
There's been talk of a new rink in Laval that is to be managed by the Habs. That is the expected destination. The Jets are still hoping to relocate to Thunder Bay, but last I heard a shovel hasn't gone in the ground there.

Funding for the arena and events centre has been disapproved by the government. The project is close to dead. The City is still pursuing it, but will have to look at alternative funding sources now. It's a very political situation too with many residents opposed due to increased taxes, arena location, etc.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on March 13, 2015, 06:24:20 PM
Question, where is all the lottery money going? you would think Lotto Ontario could afford to build communities with what we spend on Lotto tickets.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: cw on March 15, 2015, 12:11:02 PM
Globe & Mail Duhatschek: Player-development key in AHL shift to California (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/duhatschek-player-development-key-in-ahl-shift-to-california/article23462681/)

not a bad article for those interested
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on March 19, 2015, 10:26:19 AM
The western shift continues. The Arizona Coyotes have ended their affiliation agreement with the Portland Pirates. The Pirates will be the affiliate of the Florida Panthers next year. The Panthers have been based in San Antonio the last few seasons so it's expected the Coyotes will go there, but nothing official yet. They had previously teamed up for 6 seasons.

http://theahl.com/pirates-announce-affiliation-with-florida-p196853
http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/rampage/article/Rampage-NHL-s-Florida-Panthers-part-ways-6142663.php
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on April 17, 2015, 09:18:21 PM
The Arizona Coyotes have announced their new AHL affiliate. They have signed a multi-year deal with the Springfield Falcons. Mass Live reporting it is a 3 year deal. The two were previously affiliated from 1994-2004. This move left Columbus looking for a new dance partner, which they found within Ohio. They have announced an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters, formerly the Colorado affiliate. The Avs have apparently signed an 5-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage.

http://www.masslive.com/falcons/index.ssf/2015/04/falcons_announcement_live_pres.html
http://www.cleveland.com/monsters/index.ssf/2015/04/lake_erie_monsters_announce_af.html#incart_related_stories
http://theahl.com/three-ahl-clubs-announce-new-affiliations-p197468
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 12, 2015, 06:33:19 PM
The schedule format has not been decided, but the divisions are set. The Marlies find themselves in the North Division with the following:

Albany Devils (NJ)
Binghamton Senators (OTT)
Rochester Americans (BUF)
St. John's IceCaps (MTL)
Syracuse Crunch (TB)
Utica Comets (VAN)

http://theahl.com/ahl-announces-alignment-for-2015-16-p197883
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on May 13, 2015, 10:04:46 AM
Maybe they can trade on the Raptors slogan and MLSE can get more bang for their buck. "We da North"
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 19, 2015, 06:00:54 AM
Well, the Donald, (as in U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump), may consider, he being no stranger to hockey.  How about it -- given the challenge to run an AHL team, the Syracuse Crunch -- the business angle of it, that is.

Vance Lederman,  CFO of the Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate) initially offered the Donald a coaching job to be behind the Syracuse bench.  No response.
So now, instead of that, Lederman is offering Trump a chance to learn how to run the business side of an AHL franchise (the Crunch itself).

Hmm.  Looks like the Donald may be too busy for that too.

Here's the story:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=779613&navid=nhl:topheads

Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 10, 2016, 05:05:54 PM
The Springfield Falcons have been sold and are on the move to Tuscon, AZ. The team has been purchased by the Arizona Coyotes. Additionally, the Portland Pirates have been sold and there is an application in with the AHL to relocate the team to Springfield.

http://theahl.com/bog-conditionally-approves-coyotes-purchase-p202491
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/05/04/mike-lowe-the-pirates-are-leaving-portland-but-fans-should-embrace-their-memories/
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on May 24, 2016, 12:44:28 AM
The franchise shifts are now confirmed. The AHL governors have approved the move of the Portland Pirates to Springfield (home of the AHL offices) for the 2016-17 season.

Also, nice article on the inaugural AHL season in San Diego.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nothing--minor-league--about-san-diego-gulls-return-220351896.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on June 23, 2016, 10:12:16 PM
The new Tuscon team will go by the Roadrunners name. 3rd team in the AHL to use that name after Toronto and Edmonton. The name has some history in Arizona as several Phoenix based teams used that name in the IHL and ECHL.

Meanwhile, the team that moved into Springfield to replace the one that moved to AZ will go by Thunderbirds. According to the press release, they choose the name based on some Air force connections.

http://theahl.com/tucson-welcomes-the-roadrunners-p202807
http://theahl.com/thunderbirds-flying-into-springfield-this-fall-p202794
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: TBLeafer on June 24, 2016, 08:31:21 AM
The new Tuscon team will go by the Roadrunners name. 3rd team in the AHL to use that name after Toronto and Edmonton. The name has some history in Arizona as several Phoenix based teams used that name in the IHL and ECHL.

Meanwhile, the team that moved into Springfield to replace the one that moved to AZ will go by Thunderbirds. According to the press release, they choose the name based on some Air force connections.

http://theahl.com/tucson-welcomes-the-roadrunners-p202807
http://theahl.com/thunderbirds-flying-into-springfield-this-fall-p202794

Yep.  Coyotes brand going all Looney Toons.  :)
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on June 24, 2016, 10:52:29 AM
The new Tuscon team will go by the Roadrunners name. 3rd team in the AHL to use that name after Toronto and Edmonton. The name has some history in Arizona as several Phoenix based teams used that name in the IHL and ECHL.

Meanwhile, the team that moved into Springfield to replace the one that moved to AZ will go by Thunderbirds. According to the press release, they choose the name based on some Air force connections.

http://theahl.com/tucson-welcomes-the-roadrunners-p202807
http://theahl.com/thunderbirds-flying-into-springfield-this-fall-p202794

Yep.  Coyotes brand going all Looney Toons.  :)

The name has some history in the area with the IHL and ECHL. No word though if ACME Industries will be a sponsor of both teams though  :P
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: TBLeafer on June 24, 2016, 12:33:47 PM
The new Tuscon team will go by the Roadrunners name. 3rd team in the AHL to use that name after Toronto and Edmonton. The name has some history in Arizona as several Phoenix based teams used that name in the IHL and ECHL.

Meanwhile, the team that moved into Springfield to replace the one that moved to AZ will go by Thunderbirds. According to the press release, they choose the name based on some Air force connections.

http://theahl.com/tucson-welcomes-the-roadrunners-p202807
http://theahl.com/thunderbirds-flying-into-springfield-this-fall-p202794

Yep.  Coyotes brand going all Looney Toons.  :)

The name has some history in the area with the IHL and ECHL. No word though if ACME Industries will be a sponsor of both teams though  :P

When do they start training by power lifting anvils?
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 25, 2016, 02:52:35 AM
The new Tuscon team will go by the Roadrunners name. 3rd team in the AHL to use that name after Toronto and Edmonton. The name has some history in Arizona as several Phoenix based teams used that name in the IHL and ECHL.

Meanwhile, the team that moved into Springfield to replace the one that moved to AZ will go by Thunderbirds. According to the press release, they choose the name based on some Air force connections.

http://theahl.com/tucson-welcomes-the-roadrunners-p202807
http://theahl.com/thunderbirds-flying-into-springfield-this-fall-p202794

Yep.  Coyotes brand going all Looney Toons.  :)

The name has some history in the area with the IHL and ECHL. No word though if ACME Industries will be a sponsor of both teams though  :P

When do they start training by power lifting anvils?


Beep! Beep!   
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Nik the Trik on July 11, 2016, 08:47:56 PM

Looks like the Habs are going to be following the Leafs' lead in keeping their AHL team local. They'll be moving from St. John's to Laval.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: seahawk on July 11, 2016, 09:17:55 PM
The intention of moving to Laval for 17-18 was made clear when they brought the team to St. John's. I just wonder how much the attendance suffers with it being made official.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on July 11, 2016, 09:41:28 PM
Senators are moving their farm team to Belleville.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on July 11, 2016, 11:11:07 PM
Used to live in Laval (85-90) which actually is French for Level. 
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: TBLeafer on July 12, 2016, 08:06:50 AM
Yup.  2017 I believe...
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on July 12, 2016, 08:17:14 AM
Used to live in Laval (85-90) which actually is French for Level.

No, it's not.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on July 12, 2016, 10:18:19 AM
its a joke!!!! ;)
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 12, 2016, 10:18:29 AM
I wonder how many teams DON'T have their AHL affiliate within a couple hours driving range now. It's gotta be a pretty small number at this point.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Nik the Trik on July 12, 2016, 10:23:30 AM
I wonder how many teams DON'T have their AHL affiliate within a couple hours driving range now. It's gotta be a pretty small number at this point.

There's a couple:

http://theahl.com/nhl-affiliations-p197472 (http://theahl.com/nhl-affiliations-p197472)
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on July 12, 2016, 06:29:53 PM
Used to live in Laval (85-90) which actually is French for Level.

No, it's not.

its a joke!!!! ;)

Oh.  Well, it takes some measure of character to admit that.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Bender on July 12, 2016, 07:10:38 PM
Used to live in Laval (85-90) which actually is French for Level.

No, it's not.
https://cdn.meme.am/instances/400x/60301094.jpg

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on July 12, 2016, 09:41:29 PM
Bender, my new favorite saying is Whale Sperm, whether for a condiment or a hair gel. Or perhaps a new Le Corden Bleu sauce for fine French food.
As I have been up close  (within at least 5 feet) to a few 50 ton humpbacks I do have respect for the massive Mammals. And have filmed pods of up to 20 off the Cabo coast.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Arn on July 13, 2016, 08:12:15 AM
What?
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Highlander on July 13, 2016, 09:37:50 AM
What?

Hey Arn,
This is in relation to what Bender put up  https://cdn.meme.am/instances/400x/60301094.jpg
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: Nik the Trik on July 13, 2016, 09:40:52 AM
What?

It's probably best to just nod your head and back away slowly without making eye contact.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on July 13, 2016, 11:10:07 AM
AHL
Whale
Seminal fluid
Mmm Food.
Title: Re: AHL Franchise News
Post by: L K on July 13, 2016, 11:22:11 AM
Used to live in Laval (85-90) which actually is French for Level.

No, it's not.

its a joke!!!! ;)

Oh.  Well, it takes some measure of character to admit that.

I could have sworn the first time I read it the sentence started with "I'm"