Chicago Wolves get mixed results versus best teams

Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves are in the middle of the AHL Western Conference playoff race, which explains their play against the teams ahead of them in the standings. Chicago is in fourth place in the west with 76 points, only 7 points out of eighth. Ahead of them in the standings are Grand Rapids, Texas, and Toronto, the division leaders.

It would be tough to imagine Chicago jumping any of those three teams in the standings. Division and Conference-leading Grand Rapids is eight points ahead of the Chicago Wolves, and have been the better team all season. The team has played well against the lower seeded team in the west, but if the Wolves want any chance of making a deep playoff run, they need to beat the best to get out of the west. [Read more…]