Friday, April 30, 2010

Predators resign Wade Belak

In my best Short Shifts impersonation.... one roster spot with the Preds has been eliminated with the resigning of Wade Belak.

4/31/10 Game 1: Texas Stars vs. Chicago Wolves

Game recap from Hundred Degree Hockey

Photos from tonight's Game 1 of the Chicago Wolves vs. Texas Stars

Starting forward Joey Crabb comes out at Introductions

Peter Mannino gets a pad on a Stars shot with traffic in front

Colton Sceviour's first period goal for the Stars

Wolves defenseman Paul Postma

Anthony Stewart deflects the puck into the net to tie the game in the second period.

The Wolves celebrate after Stewart's goal

Garrett Stafford celebrates after scoring the game-winner in OT

4/30/10 Peter Mannino

A shot of Peter Mannino's 08/09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers mask that he used during the 2009-10 pre-season with the Chicago Wolves. (IMO 100x better than his Wolves/Thrashers mask)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

4/29/10 Greg Rallo

Not a very interesting picture, but its a shoutout to fellow Gurnee, IL native Greg Rallo. Who would have thought there would be 2 people from Gurnee in Winnipeg last year when the Aeros faced the Moose? Definitely wasn't me before I read the stat sheet!

On a slightly different note, with Admirals Short Shifts going away, I attempt (key word) to pick up some of what is lost with their disappearance as best I can. Doesn't mean I will know exactly why Ian McKenzie gets send up/down 10 times each season, but I'll try to throw up relevant news as it happens... and similar to the "Game Recaps" I've done in most of the post-season, I plan to do that for every game except now it probably won't look as biased to the other team due to the fact that I won't be leaving out the photos posted on Short Shifts.

But to make it worthwhile for everyone, is there anything the readers would specifically want to see? More Admirals? Less Aeros? No more of Skates? More examples of Yonkman's anger mismanagement?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

4/28/10 Chris Mueller, Joey Crabb

Admirals forward Chris Mueller and Wolves forward Joey Crabb give chase to the puck behind the net in Game 7.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

4/27/10 Game 7: Wolves beat Ads

When fireworks go wrong

Peter Mannino gets his blocker on a Mike Santorelli shot.

Ryan Maki knocks the puck away from Wolves' Tim Stapleton.

Arturs Kulda

The victors.

Monday, April 26, 2010

4/26/10 Matt Beaudoin

Ex-Admiral Matt Beaudoin rips at shot on goal towards Milwaukee Admirals goalie Chet Pickard.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

4/24/10 Ryan Maki

Ryan Maki celebrates after his OT game winning goal against the Chicago Wolves in Game 6.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/22/10 Recap of Ads/Wolves Game 5

Wolves fans, insert your own caption for this one. (Arturs Kulda)

Goaltender Peter Mannino makes the glove save despite traffic from Ads' Ryan Thang.

Joey Crabb knocks the puck past Chet Pickard into the net.

Spencer Machacek

Players attempt to locate the puck in front of goalie Mark Dekanich

Chris Mueller and Jonathan Blum celebrate Mueller's game winning goal.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/20/10 Recap from Game 4 Ads/Wolves

A glove save by Mark Dekanich

Peter Maninno gets a pad on the shot.

Admirals' Ryan Thang releases a shot.

Wolves' captain Jason Krog

Tim Stapleton

Monday, April 19, 2010

4/19/10 Blake Geoffrion

A repost from ASS, Blake Geoffrion's first pro goal

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/18/10 More from Game 3 Wolves/Ads

One of the best scoring chances the Wolves had, but couldn't capitalize.

Hobey Baker winner Blake Geoffrion celebrates after scoring his first pro goal.

Michael Latta made his pro debut, battling here with Wolves Arturs Kulda.

One of Peter Mannino's better saves on Mike Santorelli.

Andreas Thuresson's "goalie interference" penalty

Geoffrion celebrates his second goal of the game with goaltender Mark Dekanich.

A nice blocker save by Mark Dekanich, who netted the shutout.

Friday, April 16, 2010

4/16/10 KC

One of the worst kept secrets of the AHL season was announced yesterday with the Wild not renewing the contract of Head Coach Kevin Constantine in Houston. One of my favorite coaches to watch in terms of strategy, never one to shy from pulling a goalie with 5+ minutes left in a game. The fact he pulled his goalie in the final game of the season tied in regulation for an opportunity to not finish last showed his competitive nature.

Thanks KC.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/15/10 Photos of Wolves/Ads Game 1

Look who's back!

Ryan Maki's goal in the last minute of the first period.

Noah Welch

Yonkman being his idiot self.

Wolves' Artus Kulda and Ads' Mike Santorelli

Triston Grant's hip check on Wolves' Noah Welch

Kulda & Chelios

Ben Guite gets the Admirals within one goal.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4/14/10 "and the wolf that shall break it must die"

A collection of photos from the regular season of the Milwaukee Admirals' Round 1 foe, the Chicago Wolves

Wooden ceiling? Check. Fireworks? Check. Marshmallows? Let me check...

The other team even gets to take part in the Intro!

Goaltender Peter Mannino has been hot enough this season to cause water bottles to spontaneously combust.

Chelios: Lives on Mt. Olympus (with his walker and great-great-great grandchildren)

This is NOT what the Admirals want to see at any point during the series.

Victory celebrations are usually in the form of headlocks.

Will next year's logo have a 3rd Calder Cup on it?