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Propane Nightmares 10-10-2012 01:07 PM

EIHL discussion thread
 
As suggested by stv11 we're going to have some separate threads from now on. All EIHL talk goes in here, including player signings, game discussion, news regarding EIHL teams.

AlanHUK 10-10-2012 01:17 PM

http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/

NHLers are currently playing in the EIHL

Belfast -
Breahead - Drew Miller (DET)
Cardiff - Paul Bissonnette (PHO)
Coventry - Matt Beleskey (ANA)
Dundee -
Edinburgh -
Fife -
Hull -
Nottingham - Anthony Stewart (CAR)
Sheffield - Tom Sestito (PHI)

Are there any others rumoured to be headed over?

PuddlesTheDuck 10-11-2012 10:44 AM

Mr Simms said today that its cheaper to sign a lockout player at the moment than to sign an ECHLer. Take that as you wish.


Tom Sestito arrived today in Sheffield and has pricked the media's attention. Look North have been filming with the Steelers today and Calender are doing so tomorrow. Hopefully a nice little bit of press.

howeaboutthat 10-11-2012 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PuddlesTheDuck (Post 54909761)
Mr Simms said today that its cheaper to sign a lockout player at the moment than to sign an ECHLer. Take that as you wish.

Dave Simms also said that no team would win the league with a British netminder and "Pecker will be the best player in the league".

There is a reason why he is known as 'DS the BS' by many who follow British hockey.;)

PuddlesTheDuck 10-11-2012 01:56 PM

Like I said, take it as you wish.

Although as much as he runs his mouth, I'm more inclinded to believe him on this one.


Oh and guess which Panther CN is talking about here - "He skates well and is a huge wall of muscle."

Alpine 10-12-2012 07:05 AM

Bruce Graham interview on Panthers site.
From small town or maybe medium city NB to big city UK. Whatever you want to call a Metro population of 140.000.Toronto calls it the boonies :)
Nice to hear the NB accent
Good Luck/Bonne Chance Bruce...........hey we're an officially bilingual province (in the Canadian constitution) in an officially bilingual city

AlanHUK 10-13-2012 07:39 AM

This weekends fixtures/results

Fri, Oct 12
Dundee 2 at Braehead 5 - GWG - Sam Zajac.
Man of the Match awards, Nic Riopel(DUN), Jade Galbraith(BRA).
Attendance 2,385
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Sat, Oct 13
Cardiff 3 at Belfast 6 - GWG - Andrew Fournier
3 Stars, 1st Adam Keefe(BEL), 2nd Phil Hill(CAR), 3rd Scott Champagne(BEL)
Attendance 3,839

Edinburgh 3 at Braehead 6 - GWG - Ryan Watt
Man of the Match awards, Mitch Maunu(BRA), Jade Portwood(EDN)
Attendance 2,559

Hull 0 at Nottingham 6 GWG - David Clarke
Man of the Match awards, Craig Kowalski(NOT), Kurtis Dulle(HUL)
Attendance 4,933

Sheffield 2 at Fife 4 - GWG - Kriss Hogg
Man of the Match awards, Kirss Hogg(FIF), Tom Sestito(SHE)
Attendance 1,377
----------------------------
Sun, Oct 14
Belfast 1 at Sheffield 2 - GWG - Steven Goertzen
Man of the Match awards - Tom Sestito(SHE), Stephen Murphy(BEL)
Attendance 4,099

(Challenge Cup) Nottingham 1 at Coventry 3 - GWG - Dustin Cameron
3 Stars, 1st Peter Hirsch(COV), 2nd Eric Werner(NOT), 3rd Mike Egener(COV)
Attendance 2,895

Fife 2 at Edinburgh 5 - GWG - Marcis Zembergs
Man of the Match awards, Tomas Hiadlovsky(EDN), Danny Stewart(FIF)
Attendance 937

Hull 1 at Dundee 2 (SO) - GWG - Mike Wirll
Man of the Match awards, Ben Bowns(HUL), A.J. MacLean(DUN)
Attendance 900

Total Weekend Attendance: 23,924
Average 2,658

Beville 10-13-2012 08:53 AM

Beleskey is splashing the cash...

Beleskey's new passion wagon...

clatchie 10-13-2012 06:52 PM

Finnerty is a terrible coach.
Fife are good though, knocking on the door of a top half finish in the league I reckon. 6th at worst and look for them to make a big playoff upset.

Looking forward to tomorrow, lol at Beleskey splashing out on such a modest car. Will be interviewing Schutte for On Fire magazine after the game, can't wait. Genuinely good guy.

Alpine 10-13-2012 09:48 PM

That's a huge statement from Fife.
Flyers gotta be taken seriously now.

Geo73 10-14-2012 02:57 AM

Think Flyers will struggle for consistency, much like Braehead, due to their lack of depth. Great result for them though after a tough season last year.

PuddlesTheDuck 10-14-2012 01:03 PM

The jury is out on Finnerty, but he finished above Nottingham, Cardiff and Coventry in his rookie year and is still above Cardiff and Coventry after a poor spell.





After laughing and saying the Steelers had signed just a goon, Sestito scored on his debut last night and got a Gordie Howe hat trick in 2 periods tonight against Belfast. :yo:

Shrimper 10-14-2012 02:31 PM

Drew Miller's always looks like an old grandad who really shouldn't be playing to me. :laugh:

PuddlesTheDuck 10-14-2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geo73 (Post 54979403)
Think Flyers will struggle for consistency, much like Braehead, due to their lack of depth. Great result for them though after a tough season last year.

As if to prove your point they lose 5-2 to the Caps.


As much as the Steelers have really stumbled of late we have still taken 3 out of 4 points against Nottingham and 4 out of 4 against Belfast. We're like Nottingham of previous years, winning against the big teams and stumbling against other teams.

The season is shaping up to be very interesting with the conferences.

AlanHUK 10-14-2012 06:31 PM

was anyone on here at the giants/steelers game? if so can you remember who got man of the match/3stars, and did they announce the attendance, neither are listed on the gamesheets.

PuddlesTheDuck 10-14-2012 07:58 PM

Sestito and Stephen Murphy were the MOMs

howeaboutthat 10-15-2012 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlanHUK (Post 54995219)
was anyone on here at the giants/steelers game? if so can you remember who got man of the match/3stars, and did they announce the attendance....

The scuttlebutt is that Steelers don't release their attendance if they play at the Arena and it is below break even, so I'm guessing it was poor.

AlanHUK 10-15-2012 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PuddlesTheDuck (Post 54997611)
Sestito and Stephen Murphy were the MOMs

Cheers

Quote:

Originally Posted by howeaboutthat (Post 55004359)
The scuttlebutt is that Steelers don't release their attendance if they play at the Arena and it is below break even, so I'm guessing it was poor.

And that sucks.

PuddlesTheDuck 10-15-2012 09:03 AM

I don't know about that, the amount of times I've been to games and some/most of the guns used to scan the tickets aren't working. That could be why some of them don't get released.

But if you're looking for attendance figures, try here http://steelersstats.co.uk/total_games.htm#2012/13

AlanHUK 10-15-2012 06:48 PM

sweet, just want to use it so I have full stats on the weekend games thing i'm going to try to keep doing.

Alpine 10-16-2012 09:45 AM

Oly qualifying coming up Nov 8-11
Any word on what clubs will be missing whom for the weekend besides Murph for Belfast?

villevalo 10-16-2012 10:24 AM

Hull will miss Bowns if he's picked, which he should be.

Belfast will miss Christensen as he's the assistant.

Tbh I think it'll mostly be the same sort of squad going as the one for the WC's.

Propane Nightmares 10-16-2012 12:15 PM

If you guys want to talk about roster predictions we can make another thread

AlanHUK 10-17-2012 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpine (Post 55028033)
Oly qualifying coming up Nov 8-11
Any word on what clubs will be missing whom for the weekend besides Murph for Belfast?

Quote:

Originally Posted by villevalo (Post 55028795)
Hull will miss Bowns if he's picked, which he should be.

Belfast will miss Christensen as he's the assistant.

Tbh I think it'll mostly be the same sort of squad going as the one for the WC's.


Belfast, Nottingham and Sheffield aren't playing during the international weekend.

Alpine 10-17-2012 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99 Problems (Post 55031627)
If you guys want to talk about roster predictions we can make another thread

No I waS more concerned how missing players would affect EIHL teams.
At the right time the Q's will appear in the Brit thread.
Giants in Continental Cup coming up soon!!


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