Pirates to Springfield done: Monday notes Tuesday (updated)

Wrote blog post. Posted blog po… darn

The AHL gave its formal approval to Portland’s move to Springfield on Monday. The Panthers apparently examined all their options and stuck with the franchise, yet to be named.

Roy MacGregor on the Niagara River.

Good wishes to the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Awful news this morning.

And we admittedly toss the word “legend” around casually sometimes; particularly I do. But John Brophy? Legend. RIP.

Update: Coaching news out of the Bruins organization:

TEAM Old New
BIN Luke Richardson (4/18) 
MTB Keith McCambridge (4/22) 
SA Dean Chynoweth (4/26) 
CHA Mark Morris (5/3, St. Lawrence) 
SYR Rob Zettler (5/10)  Benoit Groulx (5/10) 
ROC Randy Cunneyworth (5/16)  Dan Lambert (5/16) 
PVD Bruce Cassidy (5/24, BOS ass’t) 
Michael Fornabaio