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  1. The guys on AHL only contracts can play in the Olympics. The Milwaukee Admirals signed several players last year, since they could not get much help from Cincinnati! Some of those guys may end up in Norfolk this season, plus a few in Milwaukee. Three of those players came from Manchester.
  2. Maybe we will see Mike Fisher at the Olympics for Canada, or maybe the US, since he hasn't played internationally as far as I can tell. Since he is now "retired" from the NHL, he can do what he wants in 6 months.
  3. 2017-18 AHL schedule unveiled

    The Admirals have a road trip at the end of February. They play 2 games in Winnipeg and 2 in Cedar Park. That is 4 games in 6 days and 3,700 miles of traveling. Ouch! I like seeing Hershey and WB/S this season. I hope to see Rochester in the future.
  4. AHL BOGs Commit to Expansion in 2018-19

    The public areas of the arena are nicer than they were in 1981 or 1987. The seats have all been replaced, the downstairs lounge is nice, they have bands down there sometimes. The concourse is a little narrow, but that is a 1950 design. Since there are streets around the arena on three sides and another building on the fourth, you really can't change that! The arena in Rochester is similar in the original portion, but Milwaukee doesn't have a stage at one end. The Panther Arena is cozy and loud.
  5. AHL BOGs Commit to Expansion in 2018-19

    Yes. When I moved to Milwaukee in 1981, the Admirals, Bucks and Marquette University played in MECCA (Milwaukee Exhibition Convention Center and Arena). The Bucks won the 1971 NBA title in MECCA, which seated just over 11,000 for basketball. The Bradley Center opened Oct 1, 1988 with the Wayne Gretzkyless Oilers versus the BlackHawks in an exhibition game. I still have the souvenir card that they gave out that night.
  6. AHL BOGs Commit to Expansion in 2018-19

    R.I.C.H. Yes, the Admirals moved out of the now BMO Harris Bradley Center after the 2015-16 season to the UWM Panther Arena (formerly MECCA and then US Cellular Arena). The Admirals put up 2 million of the 6 million dollars spent on arena upgrades. They have the nicest locker room that I have ever visited. It has extra heavy duty ventilation so that it doesn't smell like a locker room. It has a small kitchen area/cafeteria for the players pregame meals. It has the usual athletic gear and big screen TV for video replays. My point was that the Admirals and the AHL no longer had to wait on the NBA schedule and the Bucks. The Ads usually started playing two weeks before the Bucks, but had issues with trying to get Friday and Saturday night games, as the Bucks were the #1 tenant. That has been eliminated, which both speeds and smooths the process. The Bucks owners had been non-cooperative to the point of refusing to speak to Harris Turer, the Admirals owner, about whether or not the new arena would have an ice plant. He decided to move. The Bradley Center was built with money that came from the previous Admirals owner, Jane Bradley Pettit, so the Ads were kind of pushed out of their own arena. The home openers for all 30 AHL teams were listed on TheAHL.com website today. Milwaukee hosts Hershey on Oct 20.
  7. AHL BOGs Commit to Expansion in 2018-19

    I heard that the schedule is coming out next week! It will run Oct 6 to April 15. The announcement would be a month earlier than usual. Blame the 3 stooges running the Bucks for previous delays and their NBA brethren.
  8. At least Chicago got more than one home game in the playoffs! I am surprised that the finals don't start until Friday. Is the AHL waiting to get more games on the weekends or is it an arena scheduling problem?
  9. 2017-18 AHL alignment announced

    No, you didn't miss anything, but a matrix! When Rochester was in the WC, they rarely played Milwaukee. Charlotte moved to the EC from the Admirals division. Milwaukee has 29 division home games, they are the top 6 teams on the list below. From the Milwaukee Admirals and the Admirals Roundtable: The Admirals will continue to play a 76-game, unbalanced schedule which includes 38 home contests at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Chicago Wolves will be the most common opponent at Panther Arena with six match-ups, while the Ads will host Grand Rapids, Iowa and Rockford each five times. Milwaukee Admirals Opponent Breakdown: Chicago Wolves…………6 Grand Rapids Griffins…..5 Iowa Wild……………….5 Rockford IceHogs……….5 Cleveland Monsters…….4 Manitoba Moose………..4 San Antonio Rampage….2 Texas Stars………………2 Hershey Bears…………..1 Ontario Reign…………..1 San Diego Gulls….……..1 Stockton Heat…………..1 WBS Penguins………….1
  10. 2017-18 AHL alignment announced

    Milwaukee loses Charlotte and San Jose from schedule; gains SD Gulls, Bakersfield, Ontario, Tucson and Stockton (the Heat came last year). Hershey and W-B visit.
  11. Just four comments. 1) Thanks for posting all of this! 2) I can't believe that Chicago and Grand Rapids are going from a Monday to a Saturday (5 days) between games. 3) I can't believe those lazy California teams have only played 2 games, while the above have played 4 games. 4) Ditto for Hershey and Providence. Play 2 games and take 4 days off. Is the circus in town? Go around NYC and avoid the traffic. It is less than 350 miles on your buses.
  12. 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs-First Round Schedules

    The Admirals lost in three games to Grand Rapids, again. Chicago won in 5 games over Charlotte, so the Wolves play the Griffins in Round 2.
  13. 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs-First Round Schedules

    The Admirals lost Game 1 in OT 4-3. They are trailing 3-2 late in period 3 of Game 2.
  14. AHL Playoffs Picture

    It looks like the Hartford Wolf Pack is the first team eliminated from a playoff spot. The Rochester Americans look like they could be next. The Amerks have had a few down years in a row. Will your favorite team make it this year? How well do you think they will do?
  15. Wild v Wolves: 2-Rounder Ends with KO

    My daughter called to ask me if I had seen this low light. It was on another site. It was nice to see the aggressor get dropped. Maybe the shopping cart is to wheel the guy away!
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