Monday's Catch Up & Lunch Links 8/25

Monday, August 25, 2014
Philip Samuelsson looks to carve out a spot on the NHL roster this fall at training camp. 

The next big newsworthy item should be the release of the AHL's schedule for the 2014-15 season, as the league tweeted today that news of the release is coming Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET pending AHL Board of Governors approval.

Outside of that, and maybe an AHL depth signing or two, the rookie tournament in London, Ontario is the next big thing to keep an eye on in the hockey world for Penguins fans.

Here at Highland Park Hockey, there will still be some player features between now and then on Penguins prospects and WBS Penguins hopefuls in the fall. I'll also have some extra details and specifics on the schedule when it's released.

As I do every week, some noteworthy happenings of late with links to help you get caught up.
  • If you want a look at the top twenty prospects in the Penguins system, take a look at this Hockey's Future Top 20 article from friend and colleague Ian Altenbaugh.
  • The AHL schedule for the 2014-15 regular season is nearing its completion and will will be released at 11 a.m. on WednesdayExpect about half of the Penguins 76-game schedule to be against the other teams in the East Division - Hershey, Binghamton, Norfolk and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Syracuse is no longer in the division, having been moved to the Atlantic Division where the Phantoms were last season. 
  • The buzz surrounding a possible AHL movement to the West has been high all summer long, and many believe that the league will eventually move out West to appease some of the NHL clubs on the west coast such as Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Jose among others. Chris Roy from the Maine Journal wrote this nice update with named sources and quotes from team and league officials dispelling rumors that AHL franchises are already in the process of being bought and moved to the west coast. 


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