I watch way more AHL hockey than most and probably more than I should, it is only one rung below and teams have begun to move their AHL franchise into their own backyard but in many ways it is a million miles away. Kids on their way up, vets on the way down, AHL stars toiling mostly in obscurity except for the market that takes them in as one of their own, playing for a fraction of NHL money, hanging on for love of the game.
Anyway, I look at teams organizational depth charts and k
OH one more thing that I forgot about Sommer who trails only Scotty Bowman , Trotz and Quenneville all time for professional wins, he has now , and read this one twice to let it sink in, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE CURRENT AND FORMER SHARKS HAVE PLAYED FOR SOMMER. I am going to write that again because it seems remarkable for one organization to have this kind of stability, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE CURRENT AND FORMER SHARKS HAVE PLAYED FOR COACH SOMMER. Talk about consistency within an organiz