Special Sub-Topic: AHL Affiliation
|During much of the 1980s, what team was affilated with the Philadelphia Flyers?|
Maine Mariners. During the 80s, the Mariners won a Calder Cup and lost two.
|Which team had been the affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres for more than 20 years?|
Rochester Americans. In 2003, the two teams agreed to a 25th season together. Before 1970, Buffalo had an AHL club competing at the same level as the Amerks.
|Who was the San Jose Sharks' affiliate in 2000-2001?|
Kentucky Thoroughblades. After the season, Kentucky moved to Cleveland, reviving the Barons after a 29 year absence.
|Who was the affiliate of the New York Islanders in 2002-2003?|
Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The previous year, the Islanders shared the Lowell Lock Monsters with the Los Angeles Kings.
|When the Adirondack Red Wings folded, who did Detroit share affiliation with until the close of the 2001-2002 season?|
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. Anaheim took over full control again in 2002, and the Red Wings agreed to an affiliation with the Grand Rapids Griffins, formerly an Ottawa Senators development club.
|Who won the Calder Cup in four games in 1995, just like their affiliate, the New Jersey Devils?|
Albany River Rats. This was the first time two affiliated clubs won by way of sweeping their opponent in the same year.
|What 2001-2002 Montreal Canadiens affiliate won their division, only to be immediately folded in the post season?|
Quebec Citadelles & Citadelles. In the following season, Montreal joined up with Edmonton to share the Hamilton Bulldogs, and the Canadiens affiliate won the division again.
|Which team was surprisingly the 2001-2002 affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers?|
Chicago Wolves. This was Chicago's first AHL season after spending several in the IHL, which shut down the previous summer. The Wolves won the Calder Cup in their first AHL season.
|The defunct Cornwall Aces were reactivated after three seasons as which team?|
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They were reactivated in 1999.
|Which brand new club for 2003-2004, is the affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers?|
Toronto Roadrunners. In 2003, Montreal takes full control of Hamilton, so Edmonton revived a familiar WHA and IHL logo with the Roadrunners. (By the way, the Eskimos were a WCHA team from the 1910s, Orlando was the last IHL Turner Cup champ in 2001, and Atlantic City won the ECHL's Kelly Cup in 2003)
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