Friday reading: Hillen, Michigan Tech, Alaska-Fairbanks, DU student assistant, Bemidji State, Minnesota-Duluth, NHL lockout
September 21, 2012 Leave a comment
Former Tiger Jack Hillen’s future with the Capitals (assuming lockout ends fairly soon) is predicted by this Washington blogger. Hillen is pictured last season playing for Nashville.
Denver player Wade Bennett has retired due to injuries and will return as a student assistant coach according to DU’s Twitter feed.
Bemidji State home games will be broadcast on the regional Lakeland TV Network. This does not affect Colorado College
The NHL lockout is giving these five AHL teams a serious boost in starpower and talent. What does that mean for some former Tigers? It may be difficult for the unsigned free agents to make some AHL teams during training camp, which could lead to a trickle-down effect that may boost some ECHL franchises. Or they may consider the stability of playing overseas, if spots are available.
Once the NHL lockout ends (I remain hopeful), rosters will shift and a number of promotions from the ECHL to the AHL will return things to normal for most former Tigers.