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AHL, Adirondack Flames press conferences coming

 

The landscape of the American Hockey League is changing and so is Glens Falls hockey.

The AHL will hold a news conference in San Jose on Thursday and the Adirondack Flames will hold one locally on Friday. It would make sense for those announcements to be about the new Pacific Division of the AHL. The league could announce those moves and then the Flames could announce a new ECHL team.

Under threat of being fined, no one is talking about what happened at the AHL Board of Governors meeting on Sunday. However, league president Dave Andrews alluded to a vote having been taken and passed. 

He said the board can vote to approve a proposal contingent on conditions and it will not have been passed but another vote does not have to be taken to approve the proposal.

Therefore, it is conceivable that the board voted to approve the creation of a Pacific Division contingent on something like the sales of a few organizations. Anaheim is reportedly buying its AHL affiliate in Norfolk and Calgary is in the process of buying the ECHL team in Stockton, California. That would give the league the loophole of saying the proposal had not been approved after the meeting and then it could approve it and announce when it wanted.

That is the announcement expected in San Jose on Thursday. The Adirondack Flames would then be open to announce that they are moving to the ECHL on Friday.

If Calgary moves its AHL team to Stockton, it will need some place for its new ECHL team. Glens Falls makes sense as that spot. Calgary already has everything in place to run a team; it can even keep the same name, logo, etc.

 

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Watch today's AHL press conference live - January 29, 2015

 

The American Hockey League is hosting a press conference on Thursday, January 29, to make a major announcement regarding the 2015-16 season.

The live stream will be streamed here at theahl.com at 1:30 PM MST [3:30 p.m. EST / 12:30 p.m. PST]

The stream will also run right here on the Calgary Flames website.

 

The Adirondack Flames' news conference is scheduled for 10:00 AM EST [8:00 AM MST] Friday in Glens Falls.

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Unconfirmed speculation is that the ECHL team that is presently the Stockton Thunder may move to Glens Falls.

I am unsure about the future status of the Colorado Eagles as Calgary's ECHL affiliate is though.

All will be known in the next 24 hours.

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Can see why San Jose are excited as farm team in same building. Does this move really make sense for us?

Thought we went out East to stop the travel time and loss of practice/development time.

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Can see why San Jose are excited as farm team in same building. Does this move really make sense for us?

Thought we went out East to stop the travel time and loss of practice/development time.

 

 

That was compared to the rest of the league. In Abbotsford we were the only team that far west, this way there will be a whole division in a close area that is also close (or closer) to the big league teams. I could be wrong, but I do believe that the AHL season series for divisional games is 7 games, with I believe 5 times in this division that is still 35 games a year within division plus home games. We may lose a little practice/development time tp travel over Addy, but call-ups wont take as long for flights for most the teams. Makes it easier for our development team and management with the big club to more easily keep an eye on the small club instead of having to leave a day early to catch the afternoon games.

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SOmeone's a Metallica fan.

Actually, that was a line from "The Ten Commandments".  Yul Brynner as Rameses said it, when banishing Moses, etc.

 

Of course, he could be a Metallica fan too.  :)

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Actually, that was a line from "The Ten Commandments".  Yul Brynner as Rameses said it, when banishing Moses, etc.

 

Of course, he could be a Metallica fan too.  :)

I associate it with the non-IPad tablet but I do like Metallica too. B)

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