After years of speculation, the American Hockey League is finally moving westward. At a press conference today in San Jose, the league and several team officials announced the relocation of five East Coast franchises to California, creating the long-awaited Pacific Division. The ECHL will also receive a bit of a shake up, with some California teams moving east to start playing in the soon-to-be former AHL markets.
Last year, Hulu struck a deal to bring a ton of Russian TV programming stateside via their VOD service. Of course, I don't speak or read or really understand Russian (which was half the fun of trying to blog KHL games), so there isn't too much that really appeals to me. However, I did stumble upon the hockey drama series Junior League, and have been watching a few episodes. Spoilers ahead!
I was going to refrain from writing about the All Star Game because, well, we all know I hate fun. That I’d prefer to sit in a dark corner and listen to Jim Hughson read a list of players names than partake in any contrived fun event. And seriously, we've been talking about Columbus hosting the All Star Weekend for what feels like a decade.
But then I saw the NHL’s announcement this morning and I had to say something: