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IceHogs Thursday: Near Perfect Set in Charlotte

Mark McNeill scored on Thursday night for Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Mark McNeill scored on Thursday night for Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs took on the Charlotte Checkers down in the Queen City during week 10 of the AHL schedule. While it wasn’t a completely perfect trip, it was still a very successful one for the visitors.

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IceHogs Thursday: A Crazy Thanksgiving Weekend

It was Teddy Bear Toss Night at the BMO on Saturday. Read to find out who scored the goal to make them come down onto the ice. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

It was Teddy Bear Toss Night at the BMO on Saturday. Read to find out who scored the goal to make them come down onto the ice. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs finished up week 9 of the AHL schedule, along with the extended Thanksgiving weekend—with home-and-home match-ups against their I-90 rivals, the Chicago Wolves. These 2 games had a little of everything, including flying teddy bears and hats, as well as a Rockford victory.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs Gobble Up 4 Points

In his return--once again--to the IceHogs line-up, Jeremy Morin factored into the outcome on Wednesday night. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

In his return–once again–to the IceHogs line-up on Wednesday night, Jeremy Morin factored into the outcome of the game. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs finished out week 8 of the AHL season with 2 games on the road and then began week 9 with a home contest against their Midwest division rivals to the north.

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IceHogs Thursday: 2 Points In 3 Games. Welp.

Jeremy Morin scored 2 goals in 2 games since he returned to the Rockford line-up. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Jeremy Morin scored 2 goals in 2 games since he returned to the Rockford line-up. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs closed out week 7 of the AHL season with back-to-back games. The Hogs were then slated to play a mid-week match-up against the Abbotsford Heat to kick off week 8.

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IceHogs Thursday: A Week to Forget

IceHogs defenseman Klas Dahlbeck celebrates his 3rd period goal on Sunday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs defenseman Klas Dahlbeck celebrates his 3rd period goal on Sunday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs had a very important stretch of games in the past week as they were slated to play 4 games in 6 days. It was a good opportunity for them to pick up some big points, especially against Midwest Division rivals Milwaukee and Grand Rapids. Unfortunately for the Hogs, the week didn’t go according to plan.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs’ Hot Start Continues

Mark McNeill winds up for a shot--a shot which will turn into the game winning goal on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Mark McNeill winds up for a shot–a shot which will turn into the game winning goal on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs wrapped up week 4 of the AHL schedule with two games at the BMO Harris Bank Center this past weekend. The Hogs were riding on momentum from their 3 point Canada trip from earlier in the week into their contests with Charlotte and Texas on Saturday and Sunday.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs Picking Up Points Early

Jeremy Morin has scored 3 goals in the last 4 games for the IceHogs. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Jeremy Morin has scored 3 goals in the last 4 games for the IceHogs. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs were busy in week 3 and the beginning of week 4 of the AHL schedule as they took on 2 Midwest Division rivals as well the 2 teams from Ontario, with 3 of the 4 games being on the road.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs Leave Texas with 2 Points

Klas Dahlbeck tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday against Texas. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Klas Dahlbeck tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday against Texas. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The 2013-14 AHL season officially started for the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night as they rolled on down to Texas to take on San Antonio. In typical AHL fashion, the IceHogs were right back at it the next day as they took on the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Hockey Is Almost Here!

Ooh, shiny!

Ooh, shiny!

Casey and I return with the last preseason Second Balcony Breakdown before the regular season starts later on tonight!

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Topics include:

  • The final preseason game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime.
  • The last few Rockford assignments, Jeremy Morin and Brandon Pirri. (This was recorded before Ryan Stanton was picked up on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.) Meanwhile, Kyle Beach goes to Sweden.
  • Opening Night is, well, today! Be there or be somewhere else — I’m not the boss of you.
  • Other NHL news, including Andrew Ference being named captain of the Edmonton Oilers and fun with getting under the cap.
  • We answer your questions about offsides, hybrid icing, forechecking, backchecking — as well as Casey’s love life and me nerding out about hockey historical figures. Along with other things, of course.
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown Is In Fine Preseason Form

Not unlike Brandon Bollig.

Not unlike Brandon Bollig.

Casey and I return for what turned out to be the loopiest Second Balcony Breakdown yet, thanks to certain things mentioned at the beginning of the podcast. Yeeeeah.

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Topics include:

  • Stan Bowman‘s two-year extension, and why this is a good thing
  • Preseason rule/equipment changes
  • The Chicago Blackhawks held their training camp over the weekend and into Monday with the Training Camp Festival.
  • The first preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Blackhawks won 2-0. Which is nice.
  • The Dan Cleary hot mess that ended with him re-signing with the Red Wings
  • The Jordan Nolan hit on Rostislav Klesla
  • Tim Thomas is in Florida, trying out for the Florida Panthers, which means two of Casey’s least favorite things have been combined. (For anyone who lives in Florida and is reading this now — I apologize in advance.)
  • Nathan Walker is a precious Australian gift to the NHL, and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
  • Evgeni Malkin is a smart cookie about his answer to “the gay question.”
  • Louis Leblanc‘s girlfriend yells at the Canadiens for cutting him. Did I mention his girlfriend is Aleksandra Wozniak?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.