How is the economic crisis effecting teams in Germany?
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09-20-2009, 12:05 PM
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Those losses were primarily because their #1 goaltender Kellen Briggs is out with an injury and they had to play a 20 year old rookie (with an 18-year old backing him up). I believe Dresden spent quite a bit of money on Briggs (he was signed early in the off-season when prices are highest) so that is now a worst-case scenario for them.
They also said they are going to appeal the 8 point penalty because it was unfair. As for their financial future, it's German minor league hockey so who knows? Dresden has been touted as a potential DEL market but they need better management for that to happen. The club is now affiliated with the Eisbären Berlin, hopefully they'll learn a thing or two about running a business from that.
Yes, Dresdan would make a good DEL city. Nice facility and a good population to draw from. There must be someone in Dresdan with money and a vision who can take charge and get things headed in the right direction. Thanks for clarifying why the 2 big losses. Much better result last game.
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