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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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Four Teams Make Moves Around The AHL

The deadline is Monday at 3pm for American Hockey League teams and their parent clubs in the NHL to make deals and four teams have already done so.  The four teams are the St Johns IceCaps, Portland Pirates, Peoria Rivermen and Texas Stars. Stay tuned to see if the Sabres and/or Ron Rolston think that …
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Florida to Finland and Back, David Leggio is Closer to Home and His Dream

David Leggio might be a new name to some Rochester Americans fans but the 27 year old undrafted goalie has traveled the world with success and plans to continue that here in town.  The Williamsville, NY native is living the dream playing as a prospect for his favorite team growing up, the Buffalo Sabres.  He’s played in …
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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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1996 Video Highlighting Amerks Calder Cup Win

In 1995 the Rochester Americans home opener was October 13.  They went on to win the 1996 Calder Cup.  In 2011 the Amerks home opener is October 13th. A championship isn’t won off of one date but given hockey superstitions can’t hurt to point it out.  The Amerks defeated the Portland Pirates in seven games …
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Amerks Roster to see Greece Native Derek Whitmore and Veteran Colin Stuart

The Buffalo Sabres signed two players on Wednesday who will see most of their time in a Rochester Americans uniform, Greece native Derek Whitmore and veteran Colin Stuart. Whitmore is a Rochester native that many local hockey fans know of.  He started his pro career in an Amerks uniform when he played in eight games …
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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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Amerks Loss to Portland is like Groundhog Day

It’s only fitting that as I find a movie to watch as I write about the Amerks fourth straight loss the movie Groundhog Day is on.  Can someone check the alarm clocks of the Amerks and make sure I’ve Got You Babe is not waking the players up every morning?  It sure does feel like …
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Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Other Possible AHL Affiliation Changes

The next six months are going to be for the American Hockey League with teams being sold, teams being moved, and affiliation changes taking place.  This post could become confusing with all of the changes and possibilities that could take place. One thing is for certain is that the affiliation between the Rochester Americans and …
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