Author Topic: AHL Franchise News  (Read 8676 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Highlander

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 4269
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #30 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.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"
                                           Navaho Proverb

Offline cw

  • Administrator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 3167
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2015, 12:11:02 PM »

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #32 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

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #33 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

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #34 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

Offline Highlander

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 4269
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #35 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"
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"
                                           Navaho Proverb

Offline hockeyfan1

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 6625
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #36 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


Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #37 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/

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #38 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

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #39 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

Offline TBLeafer

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1856
  • Gender: Male
  • One with the Shanaplan!
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #40 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.  :)

Offline seahawk

  • Site Contributor
  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 877
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #41 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

Offline TBLeafer

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1856
  • Gender: Male
  • One with the Shanaplan!
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #42 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?

Offline hockeyfan1

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 6625
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #43 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!   

Offline Nik the Trik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 21720
  • Some Guy On a Message Board
    • View Profile
Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #44 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.
Give a man the reputation of an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon
-Mark Twain

TMLfans.ca

Re: AHL Franchise News
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2016, 08:47:56 PM »