The summer months make it tough on puck fans everywhere. The American Hockey League, considered by many in North America as the second best league in the world (sorry, KHL) and the main feeder league for the NHL, has thrown those drowning in a sea of badminton and bocce ball a life preserver in these dreary hockeyless months. And they did it without rehashing things you've already seen hundreds of times over the pervious season.
For those begging for October, the AHL released a rather terrific video of the best goals scored in the league from last season. It's a three-and-a-half minute island in mid-July.
Among the incredible goals is perhaps the best scored anywhere in any league last season in Brian Gibbons' magical individual effort while with the Wilkes- Barre/Scranton Penguins. The more you watch that goal, the more incredible it becomes. It's the first clip in the video. Gibbons just signed a deal to join the Columbus Blue Jackets.
There are more than a few great shots, passes and dangles in this supercut of goals, many of which went unnoticed or undercovered over the course of the year without the national exposure of the big leagues. The video also highlights a lot of other young players that very well could be gracing NHL arenas as early as next season with several high-level draft picks adding their highlights to this reel.