Category Archives: Minor League Hockey

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

Connor McDavid’s fight and injury sparks social media fire

McDavid just separated himself from Crosby comparison's a bit (Photo Credit:

McDavid just separated himself from Crosby comparison’s a bit (Photo Credit:

Connor McDavid did something his constant comparison Sidney Crosby never did in juniors last night, he stood up for himself. In the course of the fight, McDavid unfortunately fractured his hand is out indefinitely. 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

AHL goalie knocks off net instead of facing 2 on 0, what if it happened in the NHL?

David Leggio knocks net off in the middle of 2-0 (AHL)

David Leggio knocks net off in the middle of 2-0 (AHL)

I just saw this story on BarDown, Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio was about to face a 2 on none breakaway when he made a “play”. In what they call a moment of brilliance, Leggio simply took his net off the moorings. 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

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