Archive for June 2011

Renewing the Rivalry

Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves Let’s rewind the timeline to 2007…. Back in that year the Rockford IceHogs debuted in the American Hockey League.They had the likes of Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Troy Brouwer who were all Stanley Cup Champions down the road. But when these guys took on the Wolves the action was... Read more »

Billy Gardner Previews The Season

Billy Gardner was nice enough to take time to talk with me regarding the Wolves affiliation as well as the Rockford IceHogs rivalry. Below is the video of Billy talking with me and what he though of last year’s team. Enjoy the video from a person who isn’t afraid to share his thoughts on anything... Read more »

The Fresh Coat of "Paint"

I almost joined the masses today lighting up the torches and carrying my pitchfork to O’Hare airport and booking my ticket to Vancouver and start the “witch hunt”. I looked at numerous message boards and almost fell for the words that many were posting such as “Wolves and Canucks not a fan” or “Never attend... Read more »

Wolves and Canucks Official

With much news coming from around the hockey news feed this afternoon regarding the Chicago Wolves, I can confirm through multiple sources the team is linking up with the Vancouver Canucks for 2011-2012 season. The team has scheduled a press conference on Monday at 10AM regarding their affiliation and a possible coaching announcement could happen... Read more »

Kevin Doell Returns

The Wolves penalty kill really suffered last year and was one of the worst in the league in that category. With looking for any improvement in that area General Manager Wendell Young decided to bring back a well-known name and that is Kevin Doell. Doell comes back to the Wolves after a year overseas and... Read more »

Jason Krog Heads Overseas

Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves Former Wolves captain Jason Krog has officially signed with the HV 71 of the Swedish elite league of Elitserien. With no contract with any team after this past season it looked likely that Krog was looking for something overseas to continue his playing career. Below is a rough translation of the website... Read more »

Could it be the Canucks?

With no news coming this week about the Chicago Wolves and their affiliate other teams in the AHL slowly began to team up with NHL affiliates for the upcoming season. The Winnipeg team made it official that the new St. John team will be the affiliate to them this fall ruling out any chance of... Read more »

Kevin Cheveldayoff To Winnipeg?

Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves With the recent firing of former General Manager of the Atlanta Thrashers Rick Dudley, it looks all but certain that Kevin Cheveldayoff will take the reins of that title for the new Winnipeg team. According to TSN the Winnipeg team owners were asked for permission to talk to him and the Blackhawks... Read more »