It sounds so nice, what you’re proposing

Teemu Selanne isn’t an All-Star. Nicklas Lidstrom ain’t going either. Ditto for Jaromir Jagr. The HORROR! But what do the above three players all have in common? Yep, they’re all wily veterans and are all over the age of 35. So why should we be upset at their anti-selection to the league’s midway fete in Ottawa? Why are we so worried that their lights won’t get to shine amongst the younger and brighter stars? Because nobody’s thought of the only true solution to this mess. You want to spice up All-Star Weekend and try to rescue it from encroaching irrelevance? …

AHL All-Star rosters announced

Atlantic City’s venerable Boardwalk Hall will play host to the 2012 American Hockey League All-Star Classic from January 29-30, but the Adirondack Phantoms are not well represented. Taking a starting role for the Eastern Conference squad will be goaltender Michael Leighton, who was selected alongside Tyson Sexsmith of the Worcester Sharks and Jeff Zatkoff from the Manchester Monarchs. Leighton, only 30, is completely deserving if for nothing else than his professionalism during three seasons of constant upheaval. This year, he’s gone 11-11-0 with a 2.44 goals-against average and one shutout as ADK has risen from DFL in the East to …

2012 AHL All-Star festivities to be held in Atlantic City

Courtesy of AHL.com SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic will be held at historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, January 29 and Monday, January 30, 2012. The first AHL All-Star event held outside an AHL city is being made possible through the partnership of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Caesars Entertainment and the American Hockey League. “The American Hockey League is looking forward to working with Boardwalk Hall, the ACCVA, the CRDA and Caesars to make the …

Flight Plan week of 01.30.2011

Now that we are officially past the All-Star Game and subsequently the half-way mark of the season, it would be a good time to let everyone know that this is when the real fun starts. The fine line between good teams and great teams starts to become even finer and more blurred. Those teams at the bottom of the barrel start to play better, those teams in the middle of the pack will feel the pressure of game 82 bearing down on them and this is where those great stories are written. Just like last year, there will teams fighting …

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