The Alpena Flyers are a Tier III Junior Hockey team that plays out of Alpena, Michigan. We play in the United States Premier Hockey Leagues Mid-West division and are USA Hockey sanctioned. We are owned by the Northern Lights Arena Community (NLAC) management group that manages Northern Lights Arena which is a 501.3.C non-profit.
I completely understand that Rick Nash is the New York Rangers best pure goal scorer and I understand he also plays a great all around game, but 3 straight years of subpar playoff appearances really bother me. He did come on strong in the conference final but like the rest of the team, went dead silent in game 7. In my opinion the reason Rick Nash is even on this team is to push us over the top. Whether its helping an already hot team or saving an ice cold team, Rick Nash needs to be the guy that steps up especially in the playoffs.
I feel with the Rangers salary cap issues it wouldn't be an awful idea to trade Nash. I'd like to see the Rangers fill their lineup with depth through all 4 lines because it seems it's always the blue chip roll players that always come through in the playoffs and the superstars are always struggling. I always say I'd rather have two 20 goal scorers than one 40 goal scorer.
A great example of how trading all stars for proven playoff performers makes a BIG difference is 1994. On trade deadline day, The Rangers traded Tony Amonte, Doug Weight, and Mike Gartner who are all superstars and they received in return Stephane Matteau, Steve Larmer, Brian Noonan, and Craig Mactavish who all are not big names, but they all have played a lot of playoff hockey and have been a part of winning teams before. This trade helped them win a Stanley Cup and I'm my eyes 40 goals in the regular season is great but if you're going to following that up with an inconsistent playoffs every time then what good is it? Read more...
Blueshirts13 Obviously Cam Talbot has become a fan favorite in Rangerstown but it's in the teams best interest to trade him. I keep hearing that the Oilers are willing to part ways with their 16th overall draft pick this year which would be perfect for the Rangers considering 1st round picks haven't been there for the Rangers since they took JT Miller. They may have the sweeten up a deal and maybe throw in Kev
I am looking for some local Russian-American Hockey players in the Michigan area. I am trying to form a hockey team for next season to play in Dearborn at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC). We will be playing in the HNA(Hockey North America) League. If anyone can locate some Russian-American hockey players in the Michigan area, message me back. Read more...
We are happy to announce our 9th Annual Belle Tire Back to School Classic September 25 to 27th in Metro Detroit. Over 120 teams participated last year. Travel divisions are u18, u16 ,01s, 02s, 03s, 04s, 05s and 06s. There is a four game guarantee with 15 minute periods in all divisions. We offer both Gold (competitive) and Silver (intermediate) divisions. Rinks utilized are: DISC Dearborn, Trenton, Taylor and the Arctic Edge in Canton. Info can be found at: