The Death Pool – Alpena Flyers Have Wings Clipped
Its another beautiful Monday morning. As we get to the end of April we are starting to find some teams already getting killed off. Yep, nothing quite like the stench of a rotting carcass to start off the work week if you ask me.
Bring in another body bag boys and then lets kick some dirt on the good old Alpena Flyers. May they rest in peace.
What’s crazy about this team folding up shop is that it actually became a winning team last year. Like they actually won games and looked like they were starting to turn a corner to respectability.
This team just clipped its own wings and said they were done. Really doesn’t make too much sense for them to do it either.
Sure they were an absolute shit show for the first few years. Couldn’t get players to go there, and the ones that did absolutely stunk up the joint.
But last year they finished with a winning record, and a pretty full roster with decent players. Shit, they even won their first round of playoffs.
No announcement from the team though. Nope, nothing to see here, keep moving along. Never mind the body on the side of the road.
Alpena, the place where junior hockey teams go to die. Kinda like an assisted living facility for hockey. They give ya some hope and then someone walks by while you’re sleeping and kicks the life support plug out of the wall.
But hey, the good thing about Alpena being the place where teams go to die is we can always predict what’s going to happen to the next team that goes there. Common you know someone is going to try to go back there at some point.
On a positive note though, all these 2017 expansion teams now have a hand full of experienced players to fight over and make ridiculous promises to. Yep, its expansion team recruiting season!
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*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.