Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
The NHL continues to struggle with lockout talks, but the AHL has taken full advantage of being the only game in town. For the B-Sens it means keeping on players like Ben Bishop, who may otherwise be up in Ottawa with the big club.
Back in 2004-05, current head coach Luke Richardson was still in the NHL during the last lockout that cost the league the entire season. A tough year for him to look back on.
"When you look back, you're thinking why? What was it for? Should we have cut our loses earlier? Well, you can always second guess," said Richardson. "I think you hope that you put the trust in the powers above, and the leaders that are guiding us through this labor dispute to get the proper deal done and put the egos aside to get hockey back on the ice."
Richardson also added, the lockout hasn't had too much of an affect on how things have operated around Binghamton and has helped his team grow closer together from the beginning.
Friday you can catch the sit-down interview with Coach Richardson during our live coverage of the B-Sens 40th Anniversary celebration starting during Action News at 5.