Friday, May 28, 2010

5/28/10 Justin Bowers

Quad City Flames Justin Bowers celebrates after the winning shootout goal in the 15th round against Mark Dekanich and the Admirals; March 8, 2009.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lindback may play w/ Ads next season

Per this article on the Preds website, there's the possibility that Lindback will play with the Admirals next season.

From a Preds roster standpoint, today's signing of Anders Lindback probably doesn't change any plans for the NHL roster as Lindback will likely open the season in the AHL.

The article also discusses the fact the Predators also have Pickard and Smith under contract while Dekanich is an RFA.

5/27/10 Matt Climie

Stars goaltender Matt Climie makes a pad save; March 23, 2010.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

5/26/10 Antti Niemi

Antti Niemi making a glove save against Milwaukee. The Admirals would sweep Rockford in 4, with Niemi lsing the two games in Rockford; April 21, 2009.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goalie Anders Lindback signed by Preds

Probably not going to affect much in Milwaukee, but worth noting that the Predators 2008 7th Round draft pick, goaltender Anders Lindback has been signed by the Preds for 3 years.


And in the unsubstantiated rumors department, I've heard rumblings of Robert Dietrich returning to Germany next season as he is an Restricted Free Agent this off-season. (edit, should I add an Eklund rating of E2?)

Lastly and sadly, former Admiral forward Michel Mongeau, 45, passed away from melanoma on May 22. He had 90 pts in 76 games with Admirals, and is best known for his time with rival Peoria Rivermen and NHL's St. Louis Blues. Link

5/25/10 Troy Brouwer

Troy Brower prepares for his shootout attempt; Rockford Icehogs at Milwaukee Admirals, January 12, 2008.

Friday, May 21, 2010

5/21/10 John Vigilante (or when poke-checks go bad)

John Vigilante beats QC Flames goalie Matt Keetley after a failed poke-check attempt; February 19, 2008.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5/20/10 Manny Legace

Rivermen goalie Manny Legace makes a save; Houston Aeros vs. Peoria Rivemen April 25, 2009

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

5/19/10 Matt Kassian

Matt Kassian goes toe-to-toe with Icehog Ryan Flinn; January 15, 2010.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Predators sign, sigh, Kelsey Wilson

What a waste of an NHL contract and a roster spot in Milwaukee.

Monday, May 17, 2010

5/17/10 Petr Kalus

Petr Kalus rips a shot; Houston Aeros @ Chicago Wolves, December 30, 2009

Friday, May 14, 2010

5/14/10 Matt Beaudoin

Matt Beaudoin; Texas Stars at Chicago Wolves, April 30, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5/13/10 Game 7 Stars over Wolves Recap

Morin scores the first Stars goal, bringing them back within 1.

Anthony Stewart playing physically.

Andrew Kozek

Stars celebrate after the winning goal.

Nathan Oystrick reflects on the winning goal.

As does Matt Stephenson

Peter Mannino consoles Drew MacIntyre

Handshakes by two #22s

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Preds Sign Jani Lajunen To Entry-Level Contract

May not end up in Milwaukee next year, but worth noting.

Lajunen, 19 (6/16/90), spent his first full season in the Finnish Elite League with Espoo in 2009-10, tying for the team lead in plus/minus rating (+4) and posting 15 points (5g-9a) in 46 games. The 6-1, 184-pound two-way center also participated in his second consecutive World Junior Championship tournament in 2010, tying for third on Team Finland in points (1g-5a-6pts) and tying for second on the team in assists.

The Helsinki native was Nashville's sixth choice, 201st overall (seventh round), in 2008 Entry Draft.

Preds link

5/12/10 Stars beat Wolves in Game 7

Didn't have time to post a proper recap of photos, but this shot summarized the entire game. Texas' second goal of the game by Scott McCulloch, with 3 Wolves defenders looking back at the play.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

5/11/10 Jamie Lundmark

Quad City Flames at Milwaukee Admirals; January 20, 2009

Monday, May 10, 2010

5/10/10 Drew MacIntyre

Drew MacIntyre makes a blocker save against the San Antonio Rampage; January 23, 2009.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ads Equipment Sale Date Announced

The dates of June 2nd and 3rd (Times TBD) have been announced for the Milwaukee Admirals Equipment Sale. Up for sale will be some of last years jerseys (I was told by one player he was given the gray jersey by the team, so expect the white and blues for sale), along with skates, helmets, unused sticks and other merchandise.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

5/7/10 Antti Pilhstrom (& Auction Info)

Antti Pihlstrom in one of the few games that he played wearing the Admirals' blue alternate jersey. On a related note, the Ads are auctioning off this jersey (unsigned) HERE. Interestingly, the Ads original price on the jersey was $800, then $650. Apparently, it's not worth that much.

5/6/10 Mark Dekanich

Admirals goaltender Mark Dekanich cracks a smile during a stoppage against the Grand Rapids Griffins; November 18, 2008.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

5/5/10 Bryan Bickell

Rockford Icehog Bryan Bickell fires a shot on goal against the Milwaukee Admirals; October 30, 2009.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5/3/10 Blake Geoffrion

Blake Geoffrion in his pro debut against the Chicago Wolves on April 16, 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010

More from Game 2: Texas Stars at Chicago Wolves

Starting forward Kevin Doell

Francis Wathier

Wathier puts a hit on Wolves forward Riley Holzapfel

Brent Krahn makes a glove save with traffic in front.

Opportunity missed for Colton Secviour

The waived off OT goal of Riley Holzapfel

Trevor Ludwig

First Star Anthony Stewart

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Game 2: Texas Stars/Chicago Wolves

Gotta cut it short, will have more tomorrow.

Leg-save by Brent Krahn

Jamie Benn

Mahachek's goal

Stewart's goal