A lot of turmoil this past offseason. The Rivermen and the Aeros are sadly no more, but the Wild and the Comets join and will hopefully become wildly successful at the gate. Yet another year, yet another realignment, and yet another new division for Charlotte. Dark clouds are hovering over the state of Maine, with the Pirates out of Portland and scheduled to spend a year in Lewiston after some.... unpleasantness between them and the city. Only time will tell where they'll be by this time next year. But a new season is finally upon us, the Griffins seek to repeat as Calder Cup champions, and 29 other teams seek to dethrone the kings from Michigan. Feel free to discuss any and all events for this AHL season here, folks. And enjoy the best of minor league hockey that there is to find.