This week we’re thrilled to have an extended in-depth discussion with outgoing AHL President and CEO Dave Andrews on his career, the transition to a new league boss and what’s to come post-COVID.
This week we run down some of the big AHL names that have decided to make the jump to the KHL in Russia, chat about Dave Andrews’ tenure winding down and get the results of the Conference Final round for our “What-If” playoff poll.
Plus, we’re joined by longtime reporter covering the Rochester Americans, Kevin Oklobzija, to discuss the major cuts in the Buffalo/Rochester Hockey Operation Departments.
A great show as always, check it out!
On this week’s show,
We discuss the response from the AHL, its teams, and players, to the ongoing social issues and protests around North America and beyond.
We’ll also go over the last two league award winners and chat with the new Rookie of the Year, Josh Norris of the Belleville Senators.
This week we discuss the AHL’s All-Rookie team and season All-Stars for 2019-20, along with some affiliation news and the completion of the deal to build a new arena for the incoming Vegas farm club.
We’ll go further in-depth on the Vegas move with long-time goaltender-turned-broadcaster Mike McKenna and chat with veteran hockey writer Ken Wiebe, of The Athletic.
This week we’ll discuss how the coronavirus situation is affecting the AHL (and beyond), we’ll talk about the new partnership between the Springfield Thunderbirds and St. Louis Blues and over some of the other top headlines from the past couple weeks.
We’ll also check in on the Binghamton Devils with Rob Lippolis, as they push towards a long-awaited playoff birth.
Plus veteran AHL reporter Gerry Cantlon joins us for a Hartford Wolf Pack update and more.
This week on ATA,
Patrick and David discuss how the NHL trade deadline has trickled down to AHL teams and get you set for the AHL movement deadline coming up.
This week we’ll check in on the Toronto Marlies with Todd Crocker and get some info on the Grand Rapids Griffins turnaround with Rachel Anderson.
Plus, we see who’s trending in the right and wrong direction as the playoff push begins, break down some of the early trades ahead of the deadline and more.
This week on episode 16 of Around The A,
We check-in on which teams are on hot streaks out of the all star break, we go in depth on the the move of the San Antonio Rampage to Vegas and we learn about the Stockton Heat w/ Broadcaster Chris Picher and the San Diego Gulls w/ Digital + In Game Host Emily Harlan and Broadcaster Andy Zilch.
This week on ATA,
We recap Pat’s trip to the 2020 AHL All Star Classic in Ontario, California, plus we go in-depth with Mike McKenna @MikeMcKenna56 to find out about life as an AHL goaltender, the transition from the ice to the broadcast studio, if players really do shoot as hard as the radar gun says and more!
This week we go over some of the additions/subtractions from the rosters for the upcoming AHL All Star Classic, plus we relive the 2019 Calder Cup run with Charlotte Checkers’ PxP man Jason Shaya and discuss the challenges facing the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season, with Tony Androckitis of insideAHLhockey.com.