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Bites from the Farm: Americans, Everblades notes

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  • A new book by New York native Warren Kozireski follows the adventures of what has oftentimes been considered the AHL's model franchise in Rochester Americans: The First 50 Years. Amazon:  "From former players and hockey icons like Al Arbour, Bronco Horvath and Gerry Cheevers in the early years to Mike Keenan, and one of the AHL's all-time greats in Jody Gage along with a chapter from the lighter side on and off the ice, this trip down memory lane will hopefully bring a smile to the face of every hockey fan." Can be purchased here. Cool cover, though I doubt whether there'll be much newfound love for their Panther overlords quite yet.

 

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  • The 'Blades continue their trek through the ECHL postseason, and announced today that the three (!) games at South Carolina will be shown at Estero's Germain Arena: "The games will be broadcast on B2 Networks, the 'Official Broadband Broadcast Provider' of the ECHL."    Yeah! Whatever all that meant. I can count on one hand - no, really - the number of times I've personally read a single sentence with three uses of the word "broad". One hand. And it never referred to women in a derogatory sense. Oh, wait...

 

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  • ...a bit closer to home, the Panthers Ice Dancers will be making a local appearance in Palm Beach County this weekend. Click this here link for details on the charitable event and tickets.

 

 And no, nothing new since yesterday on the possible sale/merger/melding of the club. We'll just keeping Googling away until something pops up. Or perhaps make something up. Gonna be a long summer.