Author Archives: Jake Gittler

AHL Weekly Review: Manchester Monarchs are hot

The Monarchs are playing well, and back in the thick of the Eastern Conference (credit:

What a difference one week makes, that is, except for the Iowa Wild. While the Wild remain at the bottom of the league with just four wins and eight points on the season, other teams are beginning to make moves. Read more

The time has come for overtime reform

The Shootout has brought us some great moments, but it’s finally time to cut down on the skills competition. (Credit:

When the shootout was implemented following the ’04-’05 NHL lockout, it was welcomed as a fresh, new alternative to the hockey scene. Instead of games ending in ties, there would finally be a defined winner and a loser in every game. Read more

FTHN’s AHL Weekly Review: Week 4

Dylan McIlrath got the call-up. Now he needs to show he’s NHL ready. (Credit:

Part of what makes the AHL so unique is the fact that rosters can change in the blink of an eye. If an injury happens in the NHL, a recall is made from an AHL roster. When an NHL player returns from an absence, a reassignment back to the AHL is often in the cards. Read more

FTHN’s AHL Weekly Review – Week 3

The Milwaukee Admirals are off to quite a good start to this new AHL season. (Credit:

The AHL season is now three weeks old, and things are starting to take shape. The Milwaukee Admirals haven’t missed a beat from day one, the Albany Devils are still without a regulation loss, all the while Kris Newbury is lighting it up for the Bears in Hershey, PA. Perhaps the best news of all though, is that every AHL team has now recorded a win, as the Iowa Wild finally earned two points for the first time this week. These are just a few of the storylines from this past week’s play in the AHL. Read more

FTHN’s AHL Weekly Review: Week 2

Brendan Leipsic of the Milwaukee Admirals is off to a good start to the 2014-15 AHL season. (Credit:

Week two of the AHL season has come to a close. The Milwaukee Admirals’ strong play from week one carried over as they had another strong week. The defending Calder Cup Champion Texas Stars are once again playing like champions, and Paul Thompson had another big weekend for the Albany Devils. These are just a few of the storylines from this past week’s play in the AHL. Read more

FTHN’s AHL Weekly Review: Week 1

The Milwaukee Admirals are off to a solid 2-0-0-0 start to the 2014-15 AHL season. (Photo Credit:

The American Hockey League began its 79th season this past weekend. Some teams had a great opening slate of games, while others would like to move on as quickly as possible. Some players had career nights, and some simply did not. Here’s a look at who’s hot and who’s not in the AHL, as teams across the league are now heading into the first full week of regular season play. Read more

FTHN Magazine’s 2014-15 AHL Season Preview

The Texas Stars look to defend the Calder Cup again in 2015. (

As training camps across the AHL have come to a close, the final NHL to AHL assignments are taking place, official practices are underway, and pre-season games are being played, teams across the American Hockey League are getting set to kick off the 2014-15 season. That means it is now time for the Full Tilt Hockey Network to look at who the contenders will be for this year’s run towards the Calder Cup. Read more

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