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2011-2012 The Hockey News AHL Predictions vs End of Season Standings

At the start of every season most publications try and predict the season ending standings, something I would never want the task of doing.  I decided to take a look back at the The Hockey News predictions for the 2011/2012 season compared to the final standings and for the most part they were way off. …
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The Hockey News Ranks Amerks to be 4th in the West

The Hockey News has published it’s preview of the American Hockey League’s 2011/2012 season and the Rochester Americans are ranked 4th in the West and based on those predictions would win the North Division.  The rankings were put together by the D&C’s Kevin Oklobzija. Thanks to Admirals Roundtable for the rankings.  Looking back at the …
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Amerks to Have Solid Goaltending, Drew MacIntyre Signs

We’re a five days into free agency and it appears as if the Buffalo Sabres have made their first signing that will have a direct impact on the Rochester Americans roster.  Word has just come out via Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator @radleyatthespec that the Buffalo Sabres have signed goalie Drew MacIntyre. Amerks fans will know …
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More Amerks-Sabres Fuel, Pirates-Panthers Affiliation a Possibility

The silly season (AHL affiliation changes) continues with this latest story that the Kennebec Journal wrote discussing the realistic possibility of the Florida Panthers and Portland Pirates affiliating.  The Panthers just hired Kevin Dineen as head coach for the Florida Panthers, Dineen had spent the previous five seasons as coach of the Portland Pirates. For Dineen …
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Mike Sgroi is Passionate about Hockey and Fighting

When the name Mike Sgroi is brought up in the world of hockey fighters you’ll get responses ranging from a great heavyweight fighter that can skate to someone who is a lunatic, a cancer in the locker room, and a whack job with a highly inflated ego. Some of things may have been true years …
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Tough Guy Mike Sgroi Invited to Amerks Camp

The calls for an enforcer for the upcoming season could be answered, tough guy Mike Sgroi has been invited to the Amerks training camp on a tryout contract.  Thanks to Lyndsay Kramer (covers the Syracuse Crunch) for reporting the info. Apparently Ted Nolan has shown interest in Sgroi and called to invite him to camp.  …
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Amerks Jersey Ranked 2nd by The Hockey News

The Hockey News ranked jerseys last year based on the teams logo, this year they decided to go by patches, striping, and piping to rank the jerseys.  I also need to mention colors as well. The Amerks were ranked second for a “Classic crest with a clean look to it.”  I’m not quite sure how …
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American Hockey League Teams on Twitter

As the 2009/2010 season approaches it appears as if the American Hockey League is finally represented within the Twitter universe. Twitter is a great service for sports fans due to the fact that news can usually be summed up in less than 140 characters leaving out all of the extra fluff that accompanies articles. If …
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Janis Sprukts Returns and Amerks Defeat Wolves

The Rochester Americans have started out a five game road trip with their second straight win, tonight coming against the Chicago Wolves with a 4-3 victory. Janis Sprukts didn’t fly in to Chicago until around 2:30pm and from there he still had to get to the arena for the game.  One would think flying half …
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