Chatterbox, Vol. 183

(Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch)
(Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch)

Today for the Milwaukee Admirals was the first day back to practice in Milwaukee after a four game road trip. The team is fresh off of a month of February that saw them go 8-3-1-0. What’s best, perhaps, is that after the recent road trip they now only have seven road games left this season with a hefty thirteen games to be played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

White-Smith-Åberg
Richard-Ribeiro-Gaudreau
Kirkland-Kamenev-Payerl
Florek-Army-Liambas

Oligny-Carrier
Murphy-Granberg
O’Brien-Dougherty

Mazanec
Gunnarsson

The line combinations for today were precisely the same as they have been for a long time now. I feel as though that is a big factor for results coming up positive for the Admirals in recent weeks. Not jumbling up lines means more stability and fluidity among the group and that is a luxury in the AHL to have a roster set as the Admirals have been able to do.

Not present in today’s practice was defenseman Rick Pinkston. He has been released once again from his PTO Contract after having done so late last month only be be re-signed three days later. It is likely that this move comes now that the NHL Trade Deadline has passed and the need for potential flexibility is no longer required. I suspect he reports right back to the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL in due time.

After practice wrapped up I had the opportunity to speak at length with Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason. I then chatted with Pontus Åberg, Frédérick Gaudreau, Jonas Gunnarsson, and Mike Ribeiro. Here were today’s interviews from the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Comments on the comments? How do you see the final push for the Milwaukee Admirals entering the playoffs going with so many home games ahead? Will the upcoming home ice advantage that the Admirals have coming provide the spark for them to get hot at the right time?

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