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.
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.
After the announcement that possibly 6 teams could be forced west, the American Hockey League revealed the divisional makeup for the 2014-15 season.
Curious moves, to say the least.