Archives for October 2012

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Americans pull off big comeback to win at Hershey (Rochester D&C)
Rochester Amerks rally to spoil Hershey Bears’ home opener (Harrisburg Patriot News)
Americans outlast Bears (Lebanon Daily News)
Foligno leads Amerks to wild 8-7 win over Hershey (
Amerks win goal-fest in Bears’ home opener (

NHL cancels more games

‘If a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached by Thursday – the league’s deadline to start an 82-game season Nov. 2 – a larger portion of the schedule is expected to disappear. That could include the New Year’s Day Winter Classic between Toronto and Detroit, scheduled to be played in 110,000-seat Michigan Stadium.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks edge Grand Rapids Griffins (Rochester D&C)
Grand Rapids Griffins penalty killing struggles in third straight loss to open AHL season (Grand Rapids Press)
Amerks Find Power Play in Win (WGR-AM)
Amerks power past Griffins for 4-3 win (
Power outage (

Union counteroffers go nowhere fast

‘“It’s clear that we’re not speaking the same language in terms of what they came back to us with,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “It is still my hope that we can accomplish my goal, the league’s goal of getting an 82-game season, but I am concerned based on the proposal that was made today that things are not progressing. On the contrary, I believe the proposal that was made by the players’ association in many ways was a step backward.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

NHL lockout on minds of some Amerks players (Rochester D&C)
Amerks Profile: Matt MacKenzie (
Amerks Turn To Veteran Porter For Leadership (

NHL hopes new offer can get pucks flying

‘“We believe we addressed the concern that players have about what happens to their salaries as a result in this year reducing the percentage from 57 to 50 percent,” Bettman said. “We had a number of significant elements that we believe can and should serve as the basis of a deal to get us playing hockey.”’

Is there reason for optimism for a NHL season?

‘There’s a part of this offer that the players probably won’t like, but I love and really think is needed. There are too many loopholes in the current salary cap. The proposal would count salaries stashed in the AHL against the NHL cap. That means Shaone Morrisonn and Ales Kotalik would’ve counted against the Sabres cap last year, even though one was in Rochester and one was loaned to the Czech Republic.’

Sabres players don’t like much of new proposal

‘“We’re excited that talk has started, hopefully it can entice everything to have more and more discussion. I think the first view of it is that’s it’s a pretty fair deal and you hear what people are saying, but I think there’s a lot of detail in it that doesn’t really advantage the players that much.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Americans fall to Binghamton Senators (Rochester D&C)
Wiercioch, Lehner solid in B-Sens’ victory (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Amerks come up short in 3-1 loss to Binghamton (
B-Sens top Amerks in road opener (

Alexander Sulzer (D) from Buffalo Sabres to ERC Ingolstadt

Status: Confirmed
Date: 10/17/2012
Player: Alexander Sulzer (D)
From: Buffalo Sabres
To: ERC Ingolstadt
Information: NHL lockout contract
Source: Link

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks lose Tropp for season (Buffalo News)
Rochester Amerks’ Corey Tropp out for rest of season (Rochester D&C)
Sabres Tropp is out for the season (WGR-AM)

KAC brings NHL defenseman Tyler Myers

“Contacting us with Myers for six weeks now, he wanted to come right away, has checked with his friend Tyler Spurgeon about the KAC, now it worked,” said sports director Manny Viveiros, adding: “He was with me thanks that we give him the chance to come to Austria. He wants to develop here.”‘

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks struggle with penalties in loss (Rochester D&C)
Marlies win fast-paced opener (Toronto Sun)
Marlies put on show of power in opener (Toronto Sun)
Toronto Marlies open season with 3-1 win over Rochester Americans (Toronto Star)
Photo gallery (Toronto Star)
Ryan Hamilton’s two goals lead Toronto Marlies past Rochester Americans 3-1 (CP)
Amerks comeback falls short in Toronto (
Marlies Take the Home Opener Against the Americans (

Defender Tyler Myers comes to EC KAC

‘”We had to respond to the injuries,” said sports director KAC Manny Viveiros. “And with Tyler us a good commitment succeeded. He is certainly in the next 10, 15 years, one of the top defenders in the NHL and wanted to come to Klagenfurt.’

French Connection enshrined

‘“Who would have thought all this while growing up in the small town of Trois Rivieres, Quebec years ago using catalogues as shin pads, pieces of wood nailed together [as goals] and fantasizing one day of playing in the NHL,” said Robert, 63. “Never mind standing here one day 50 some-odd years later looking at this.”’