Ever since The Utica Comets joined the AHL, the Syracuse Crunch quickly became their biggest rival. Some rivalries are friendly, but this one sometimes can get pretty serious. The big story after last year's season was the jersey bet between Comets President Rob Esche and Crunch President Howard Dolgon. Now the big story this post-season is the reconfiguration of the AHL Conferences which now puts Syracuse and Utica in the same division! This has caused some serious Twitter smack talk!