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12-26-2011, 08:10 PM
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edgevolution
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Originally Posted by 99 Problems View Post
Wade Belak, Eric Cairns, Nick Boynton, Scott Nichol and Brendan Witt all played in the British Elite league during the lockout. Theo Fleury also played here in 05/06, he said he would never play here again due to the standard of the officiating, he racked up 270 penalty minutes in 34 games The Elite league is considered a professional league now, with a similar standard to ECHL or Swedish Allsvenskan, but the standard is inflated by the amount of imports (max of 10 per team)

Considering my age, I've done well to make it to the 4th tier as a goalie. Juniors only go up to U18's so you get thrown straight in against adults. Only 3 of the starting goalies in the Elite League are actually British and in the 2nd/3rd tier all the starters are experienced and established goalies. So as a teenage goalie either you warm the bench at a higher level or play 4th tier, unless you're an exceptional talent
Do you really make any money, or is it more just for fun? It's cool that you made it!

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