That’s not a typo, which is slightly sad. What’s sadder is this may be his last chance to deliver on his “upside”.
It’s a start. They’re trying.
On May 12, 2015 The AHL unveiled the realignment plan for their 30 teams. While the plan is based upon the dramatic shift in franchise movement out west, minor yet important tweaks were incorporated into the new format.
Charlotte, North Carolina…member of the AHL’s Western Conference. Doesn’t make much sense to me either. That should be changing.
“If you’re going to attach yourself to something, attach yourself to something big.” – Lars Ulrich
There will be a seismic shift in minor league hockey soon. Maybe. The New York Islanders will have to find a way to align their prospects accordingly in the new system. Maybe.
Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is excited about the move of the Abbotsford Head to Glens Falls, NY. The home of the Flames’ AHL affiliate is now 2500 miles away from their parent club, yet the benefits are now being vocalized. Benefits that outweigh cost.
The New York Islanders have made their first management changes of the 2014 off season.
Today American Hockey League President/CEO Dave Andrews announced that there will be a shift in the geography of the AHL. This will not be an expansion move; it is a full-on relocation of multiple franchises to accommodate their NHL parents. Mostly Western Conference NHL teams. This may be the first time a minor league has enacted a wide-scale, forced realignment.