Phantoms retain Paterson as head coach

Glens Falls, NY – Today the Adirondack Phantoms, in collaboration with their NHL Affiliate Philadelphia Flyers, proudly announce that Joe Paterson has been hired as the team’s Head Coach. Paterson returns behind the bench after taking over the coaching duties on an interim basis on December 20th of last season. His record of 25-16-2-6 was near the top in the AHL during that period of time. “It goes without saying; we were pleased with the results of the hockey team as the season progressed. Joe was able to pass on his passion and knowledge of the game to the players …

Winnipeg-O-Meter

For the first time since the Jets left Winnipeg following the 1995-96 season, NHL hockey is closer than ever to returning to the capital of Manitoba. With Phoenix already ruled out for a return to its Great North roots, it appears that the Atlanta Thrashers are the most likely franchise to relocate at the moment. On Monday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Winnipeg Free Press combined to provide a brief glimpse into the wheels currently in motion to get a franchise back into the Canadian Prairies. The AJC reported that Atlanta Spirit, the group which owns the Atlanta Thrashers as well …

Carcillo suspended for off-ice incident

File this one under WTF…the National Hockey League issued a two-game suspension for Flyers forward Dan Carcillo for actions between periods in Philly’s season-ending Game 4. Here’s the official release from the NHL: “Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Daniel Carcillo has  been  suspended  for  the  period  covering  two regular season games, without pay, for his actions off the ice following the first period of Game #4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Bruins on May 6, the National Hockey League announced today. National  Hockey  League  Senior  Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy reached the decision following a hearing into …

Report: Flyers-Rangers Winter Classic in Philly to happen on January 2

Courtesy of NHL.com Multiple media reports in Philadelphia, New York and Canada are reporting the Philadelphia Flyers will host the New York Rangers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. According to the reports, the game will be played Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. If the reports are accurate, it would be the first time the game has been played on a day other than Jan. 1. However, New Year’s Day next year falls on a Sunday. If the NFL plays this season — that league currently has locked out its players …

Happy Chelios Revenge Day!

Hard to believe it was 22 years ago today that Ron Hextall really lost it for the first time in his career. Unlike his slash across the back of Kent Nilsson’s legs in Game 4 of the ’87 Finals against Edmonton that was a spur-of-the-moment brain cramp, Hextall’s attack on Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Chelios in the waning moments of Game 6 in the 1989 Wales Conference Finals was payback for a specific incident earlier in the series. In Game 1 at Montreal, in the second period, Chelios unloads onto Flyers forward Brian Propp: Even though we’ve been desensitized to …