As an NHL-oriented hockey fan, this weekend poses a new predicament: how to recognize AHL players at the penny slots in Atlantic City. It’s a rare and happy day when anything hockey-related comes closer to home than Philadelphia so when I uncovered that the locale of the 2012 AHL All-Star Game would be the eastern city of sin, I hopped on the bandwagon.
Unfortunately, my love of the NHL and the lack of televised AHL games hindered most of my attempts to become familiar with the names and faces rocking the minor leagues. Sure I know the Adirondack Phantoms up and down, but ask me what affiliate the Chicago Wolves play for… I’m at a loss. So without further adieu, I present the players who could be walking around AC this weekend. For those who may be playing the slots this weekend as well, we added pictures!