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It’s been a long summer for the IceHogs and their fans after the team missed the playoffs by a mere 2 points to the Milwaukee Admirals in 2012-13. The Hogs finished 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 42-31-2-1 (87 points). The roster turnover will be noticeable this year for Rockford, which is different from last season where the majority of the team was the same from the year before.

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Must be relentless: Chicago Tribune

Building Block Win: CSN CHICAGO

I really wanna know how much that jet costs: Verdi

This is Insane: MNWILD

Easy to see the talent gap:Star Tribune

Round and Round: CSN CHICAGO

Two Playoff games in nine years appears to be all: CBC

Scum down to the wire as told to us by Larry Horse’s favorite writer: Det Free Press

Scum Jr. on the brink too: LaTimes (AP)

Oh well…..CBC

The Right Move: CTV

Its time for Handshakes at Home!!!!

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Full Recap: (AP)

Whew…(CTA)

Good, Bad and Ugly: (HockeeNight)

Holy Mother of God that was fun: (Chicago Tribune)

The good Ottawa boy is clutch: (Comcast Chicago)

Niklas Backstrom hurt: (PuckDaddy)

Harding played his ass off: (Minny Star Tribune)

Parise and Suter must lead for the Wild to succeed: (CBC)

Scum Jr. takes a 1-0 lead on the Kings: (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Grinding out wins on the first night: (TSN)

As Crosby turns: (SPORTSNET AP)

People with more talent than me explain the history of the chalice:(Visual Capitalist)

Remember where we all come from: (SPORTSNET)

 

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This was it. Week 28 in the AHL schedule. The IceHogs had 2 games left in their schedule and they needed all 4 points to keep their playoff hopes alive. They weren’t in complete control of their own destiny though—they needed the Milwaukee Admirals to lose just one, measly game in order for Rockford to make their first playoff appearance since 2009-10. Only half of the plan worked.