Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Catching Up

Good to be part of the festivities here in Atlantic City. There is no free wifi at my hotel, so this entire blog post is being constructed via my iPhone.

The Skills Competition was yesterday. Full detail of who did what, is here. Of note, Colin McDonald missed all four targets in the accuracy shooting challenge. In Jonathan Bombulie’s post skills wrapup, he had a quote from McDonald which I found interesting.

Funny exchange between Hershey’s Chris Bourque and I during the autograph session after the skills competition. I asked him to “go easy” on the Penguins. His reply? “Tell them to go easy on us, you’ve been killing us lately.”

AHL President & CEO David Andrews had his state if the league with the press. What I gleaned from reading what others wrote about it was the following: 1) No cities are moving teams next season. 2) Two-ref system will be in place in five years. 3) Replay is getting a more closer look an the right way to implement it is being kicked around harder. There is going to be a vote at the Board of Governors Meeting in Chicago. 4) Schedule was discussed briefly, we are never going to see a more diverse opponent listing. 5) Next years All-Star location is already selected. There will be an announcing as to where in a few weeks. On top of that, there are sites lined up for the coming years. That’s a great thing. It indicates that the league is healthy and that cities want the All-Star event. These things are really expensive.

Blog pal Keith Wozniak who runs LetsGoAmerks had a great recap too.

That’s about all I can think of sitting here at PF Chang’s typing away on my iPhone. I’ll probably run a brief All-Star Game recap tomorrow, once I return home.

Let’s Go Pens!

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