The end is near in Springfield as Bruce Landon announced that the Oilers were moving their affiliation to Oklahoma City. Now comes word that the Springfield separation is official and the worst-kept secret in the AHL SHOULD finally be announced next week some time. Prodigal Hockey could not be reached for comment. In the meantime, Springfield continues to search for a new affiliate relationship and they may be closing in on that agreement.
Thanks to the investigators at the OKC Slackers message board, we've discovered that Prodigal Hockey has reserved @okcoilers, @okcroadrunners, @okchawks, @okcoilkings, @okcoilbarons, @okc89ers on Twitter. Follow them all and you might be the first to hear about the announcement next week.