Mike Ashmore of The Trentonian reports the Trenton Titans, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, will cease operations for the 2013-14 season with the opportunity to return in the 2014-15 season.
According to the report, the team struggled financially and players wondered if they would even see paychecks or if they’d clear towards the end of the season. Had the Titans made the playoffs there were questions as to how they’d pay for travel. With worries like that it’s no wonder the team is taking a break for at least a season.
It’s not the first time an ECHL team in Trenton has had problems as the Trenton Devils folded up shop after the 2010-11 season. Financial issues in the ECHL aren’t anything new, but maybe this is just a sign that things just aren’t going to work in New Jersey’s capital city.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Yesterday was one of those days where things got… Awkward. First there was Matt Cooke getting oddly teed off on in an Ottawa Sun column and then there’s Example No. 2: Boston’s Tyler Seguin getting in trouble via Twitter. (Puck Daddy)
Example No. 3: Duncan Keith may or may not have stepped in it knee-deep by getting lippy with a female reporter following Chicago’s loss to Vancouver. (Team Radio 1040)
‘Hawks coach Joel Quenneville says their loss to the Canucks was their “worst game of the season.” (CSNChicago.com)
Nail Yakupov wants to close the season strong and take a run at the Calder Trophy. (Edmonton Journal)
The Leafs making the playoffs gives the team the opportunity to raise their already league-high ticket prices another 75-percent (!!!). (Toronto Sun)
Speaking of the Leafs, Sean McIndoe hits it out of the park with his thoughts on them making the playoffs. (Grantland)
They’re loving Radko Gudas in Tampa Bay. (Tampa Tribune)
Kyle Wellwood will be done for a while whether the Jets make the playoffs or not with a broken hand. (Winnipeg Sun)
The ECHL’s Trenton Titans are shutting it down out of the blue. (The Trentonian)