Since we’re just hours away from 2012, I realized I should hurry and write a year-end list of the top-ten stories of 2011.
10. Kirk Muller accepts head coaching position with Milwaukee Admirals
9. ECHL expansion to Colorado and Chicago
8. Coaching changes in NHL (Boudreau, Carlyle, Maurice, Murray, etc.)
7. Affiliation changes in AHL
6. Vancouver riots
5. Brendan Shanahan doling out suspensions, and explaining them on Twitter
4. Boston wins Stanley Cup
3. Winnipeg returns to the NHL
2. The concussion EPIDEMIC in pro hockey.
1.The deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak and the Lokomotiv team in Russia which featured former Admirals Karlis Skrastins and Robert Dietrich.
I apologize for not going in-depth. I was running short of time before the Admirals played Grand Rapids tonight. Give me your thoughts.
Have a Happy & Safe New Year!