The Vancouver Canucks Affiliate Should Stay in Utica

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In a year of upheaval, could the Vancouver Canucks affiliate be moved? Sure, the option is there. But they shouldn’t. Vancouver Canucks Affiliate Should Stay Put With the season inching closer to an actual opening – don’t look behind the curtain – there are details to discuss. Even with an all-Canadian division, the border is […] READ MORE



AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

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The AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview kicks off the last professional league to begin their postseason.  As a reminder, the AHL seeds the teams based on winning percentage, not points.  A primer on the interesting rankings is found here. AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview Hershey Bears vs. Portland Pirates Both teams hail from the Atlantic […] READ MORE





Manchester Monarchs Poised for Calder Cup Finals

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How They Got Here After finishing the AHL regular season with a league high 109 points, the Manchester Monarchs began the postseason facing the 8th seed Portland Pirates. Oddly enough, this matchup proved to be the toughest challenge for the Monarchs in reaching the Calder Cup Finals. Portland rallied from 0-2 down in the series […] READ MORE


Dylan Larkin Elects to Go Pro

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The coveted 18-year old Waterford native has chosen to forgo his NCAA eligibility for the AHL. Expect announcement Dylan Larkin leaving @umichhockey for Detroit Red Wings and will be available for Grand Rapids series vs Utica. #TSN — Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) May 21, 2015 The announcement comes after a season that was one to remember […] READ MORE


Jacob Markstrom Excelling Early in Utica

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These past few years haven’t been the greatest for 24-year-old Jacob Markstrom. Once touted as the best goaltender not in the National Hockey League, Markstrom struggled to establish himself as a legitimate NHL caliber starter with the basement dwelling Florida Panthers. Markstrom was then traded to the Vancouver Canucks as part of the Roberto Luongo […] READ MORE


Meet a New Canuck: Bobby Sanguinetti

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Meet a new Canuck is a feature I’ll be running throughout the off-season as an introduction to the newest members of the Vancouver Canucks. Biography Bobby Sanguinetti is a 26 year old defenseman born and raised in New Jersey. Sanguinetti was selected 21st overall by the New York Rangers in the 2006 National Hockey League entry […] READ MORE