Losing Jack Combs Creats Massive Void For Americans

The ECHL’s leading scorer has left the league for greener pastures. The Allen Americans announced last Monday that forward Jack Combs has left the team after accepting an offer to play in Europe. The Americans suspended Combs but that is just so they retain his rights should he come back to the states. Combs was having a phenomenal season for the first place Americans. In 32 games...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Combs And Costello’s History Leading To Success

The Allen Americans have been arguably the best all around team in the ECHL this season.  Their 47 point this season are the most in the Western Conference and they still have three games compared to the second place Idaho Steelheads. One of the main reasons the team has been so good is the scoring tandem of Jack Combs and Chad Costello. They have been unbelievable so far this season...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Clutch Players

The ability to be a clutch player is extremely hard to quantify, mainly because the of the lack of formula to determine what goes into making a clutch player.  On this list a couple of variables are used to determine who are the top clutch players this year including scoring, game winning goals, overtime goals and power play goals/points. All these a categories make the list up...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Balance Has Propelled The Americans To The Top Of The ECHL

The Allen Americans are playing like the best team in the ECHL. Winners of eight of their last 10 game, the Americans have done so by playing the type of all around hockey championship teams do. Their ability to put the puck in the net and the same time be so defensively sound, it is a balance we have seen from championship teams in the past. pic.twitter.com/jZJORVVJBf — Allen...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 ECHL Western Conference Teams

Most teams in the ECHL are through a quarter of their season. Some teams took a while to get going but have been dominated of late. There is no doubt that there is parody in the league, especially the Western Conference. In the West the number one seed right now is only separated from the 8th seed by six points. It should lead to a fun rest of the season. With that, here are my top...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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