While the NHL owners and players try to find 1.74 billion dollars to get the season started on time, now’s as good a time as any to quickly run through some info on Edmonton’s AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City.
The AHL released their schedule for the 2012-13 season a few days ago, and you can view the OKC Barons’ calendar by clicking here. The Barons are slated to play a back-to-back opener in Lake Erie starting on the 12th of October. Their home-opener will be one week later on the 19th against San Antonio.
The Barons play Calgary’s affiliate in Abbotsford on November 9th and 10th. It’s only a twelve hour drive from Edmonton. Grab a cooler and some gas money. If you’re inclined to catch a flight to see the Barons in OKC, they play Abbotsford at the Cox Convention Center on April 19th and 20th.
Maybe a game or two will find the way to Rexall Place.
It could happen.
Like to catch all the Barons games on the web? It’s possible. The AHL offers a feature that’s similar to the NHL’s GameCenter (where you can view all of the Barons home and away games via the AHL website) called AHL Live.
— AmericanHockeyLeague (@TheAHL) August 19, 2012
Should the NHL season be delayed (or cancelled altogether), you can expect to see an increase in AHL coverage at Oil On Whyte. Originally, I thought that this package cost $600 to view, and that was wrong. Turns out you can download any AHL game from 2011-12 for just under $600. I’m not quite sure why you’d want to do that, but the option is available. I’m hoping the 2012-13 live version is available for roughly half that amount (and maybe less. Hint, hint).
In the meantime, we’re still looking for a couple billion dollars to get this NHL rocket ship off the ground.
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