Thursday, October 7, 2010

Post-Star Weekly Phantoms Forum Podcast; Power Rankings from The Hockey News; Twitter updates

CLICK HERE to listen to the latest Phantoms podcast on the Post-Star site.

The Hockey News has released its AHL Power Rankings. Click HERE to see them. The Phantoms have almost nowhere to go but up, as they've been ranked 29th out of a possible 30 teams. I can't say that's a surprising way for the team to start this season, given the combination of underachievement last year plus the loss of our top scorers. However, I do believe that we've got what it takes to have a far better season this year than the subpar results of last year. Unfortunately, we've got a couple of powerhouses in the division, with Hershey and Wilkes-Barre, so challenging for a playoff spot will be as difficult of a task as ever. However, I see that Hershey has lost some of its Phantoms-killers to other teams and other leagues (Alexandre Giroux, anyone?), so perhaps that will be to our benefit.

According to beat writer Tim McManus's Twitter feed, Dan Jancevski has been named captain of the team, with Greg Moore and David Laliberte as alternate captains. Shane Harper is confirmed as sent to the ECHL affiliate in Greenville. D Cullen Eddy appears to have been sent to Greenville as well.

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