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October 24, 2016

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Wranglers to face familiar foe and that’s putting it mildly


Since when did the ECHL become the UFL?

The Wranglers begin a stretch tonight where they will play the minor league hockey team from Utah seven consecutive times in 13 days.

It's essentially a seven-game series. It should cut down on travel and breed familiarity. And, because this is hockey, contempt. It'll be just like the playoffs, except nobody will get to skate around with a cup after it's over. At least not a shiny silver one.

Andy Pettitte is expected to start every game in goal, with or without three days' rest.


This much -- and only this much -- is certain about the UFL. If there's a game, there's a 50-percent chance it will include the Las Vegas Locomotives. Or the Florida Tuskers. Or the California Redwoods. Or whatever they call the other team based in Arizona that calls itself New York.

Billy Gillespie, the former Kentucky coach, would like the UFL. Because everybody makes the Final Four.

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