In The Corners Episode #89: Where There’s a Wills…
On this episode of the In The Corners Podcast…C.C. Hawkley and Sean O’Brien welcome on The Sin Bin’s Charlotte Checkers correspondent Joseph Wills to talk about the new Florida-Charlotte affiliation and more!
CHARLOTTE, CHICAGO WITH NEW NHL AFFILIATES
Joseph joins C.C. and Sean to talk first and foremost about the NHL affiliation shuffle between the Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves — the dominoes that fell before, the bad blood that caused the change, and what it means for Charlotte moving forward
OAK VIEW GROUP PIVOTS ON AHL PALM SPRINGS ARENA
After months of delays in downtown Palm Springs, the NHL’s Seattle Kraken and ownership consortium Oak View Group calls an audible with revised plans for their AHL franchise’s new arena
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON WELCOMES NEW HEAD COACH
J.D. Forrest accepted the new head coaching position for the WBS Penguins on September 10. C.C., Sean, and Joseph discuss how the assistant coaches in minor league hockey oftentimes get a better shot when bench boss vacancies open up
SIGNINGS AND RE-SIGNINGS
Weeks worth of notable NHL/AHL signings and re-signings are picked through and covered thoroughly by C.C. and Sean (with Joseph adding his two cents in, as well!)
SOMMER BACK AGAIN WITH THE BARRACUDA
Long-time San Jose Sharks AHL coach Roy Sommer returns to coach his 23rd season for an Sharks-affiliated AHL team (Kentucky, Cleveland, Worcester, and SJ Barracuda)
C.C. and Joseph have their knowledge tested by Sean in his latest quiz game concoction Gangsters or GOAT. The players have to guess if the name given by Sean is that of an infamous gangster of a crime organization, or that of an AHL Hall of Famer!