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2012 Training Camp is nearly here!!
September 18, 2012 | View Comments
It's hard to believe, but next week, players will start making their way into Puckopolis in preparation for 2012 Training Camp! As always, thanks to our friends at Tin Roof Cincinnati for sponsoring the blog!
With the NHL Lockout in place, there's not a lot of knowledge as to who will be sent down from the affiliates, but that won't likely happen until the second week of October. I'll keep you posted!
Just like last year, there will be opportunites for fans to come out and watch Training Camp LIVE at U.S. Bank Arena. We'll be releasing a schedule soon on what practice days are open and how you can follow the Clones.
In the meantime, here's who has been added to the 2012-13 roster and will be in camp:
A full list of camp invitees who will be on a "tryout" will be released next week, so stay tuned!
The reason the Cyclones won't have any affiliate players in their training camp is because the AHL opens their training camp on the same day...
Here are the players that have been assigned to the San Antonio Rampage from the Florida Panthers...
Forwards: Andre Deveaux, Jean Francois Jacques, Greg Rallo, Casey Wellman, James Wright, Jonathan Hazen, Quinton Howden, Mattias Lindstrom, Anthony Luciani, John McFarland, Jon Rheault, Colby Robak, Eric Selleck, Drew Shore, Scott Timmins and Garrett Wilson.
Defensemen: Michael Caruso, Nolan Yonkman, Jason DeSantis, Josh McFadden, Alex Petrovic
Goaltenders: Dov Grumet-Morris, Michael Houser, Jacob Markstrom, Brian Foster
And now, players assigned to Milwaukee from the Nashville Predators...
Forwards (12): Daniel Bang, Taylor Beck, Gabriel Bourque, Patrick Cehlin, Kevin Henderson, Jani Lajunen,Michael Latta, Jack MacLellan, Juuso Puustinen, Ben Ryan, Josh Shalla and Austin Watson.
Defensemen (8): Taylor Aronson, Victor Bartley, Anthony Bitetto, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Joonas Jarvinen,Charles-Olivier Roussel and Scott Valentine.
Goaltenders (2): Magnus Hellberg and Jeremy Smith.
In NHL Lockout News...there really isn't anything new. The standoff has continued since it became "official" on Saturday. However, Alex Ovechkin has publicy stated that he thinks the lockout could last the year....
The System Works...The Split Doesn't
Say what you will about the NHL, but at least you know exactly where the league stands in its labor dispute with the NHLPA. It’s real simple – the owners want a higher share of the league’s revenue. And they’re not going to apologize for it.
The AHL will likely gain some extra exposure on TV with the NHL Lockout leaving networks scrambling...
The NHLPA has released this video message to the fans...what's your reaction? Tweet at me!
Hate Away - Donald Fehr doesn't work for you
Remember the 1994 World Series? Nobody does, thanks largely to Fehr. Everything he touches seems to turn to lockouts and acrimony. I’d hire him in a minute. For all his loathsomeness, there is nobody you’d rather have at a bargaining table. Even if you know Fehr will storm away from it, leaving fans to again feel like toilet paper on the bottom of the players’ and owners’ shoes. They should have seen this one coming since Fehr became head of the NHL Players' Association in December 2010. That was plenty of time for him to consolidate power and convince players the owners are out to shaft them. They are, of course. That’s how the negotiating game is played. Fehr’s job is to shaft them back.
For those of you reading this blog who happen to live in an NHL city...I invite you to follow the Cyclones (whether in person or on the web). The ECHL brand of hockey has never been stronger, now entering it's 25th Anniversary Season. The games are exciting, the building are electric, and the cost is minimal. We've even made it easier to try it out...introducing a "Lockout Relief" package. If you're within driving distance (or have racked up a ton of frequent flier miles), I urge you to check us out!
UPDATE (9/19)...CBA negotiations are at a crucial period....this from ESPN.com