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07-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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Hannover Scorpions about to leave DEL

As announced today Scorpions chief partner Günther Papenburg denies further support after the community wasn't supportive regarding the lease terms of the TUI Arena. GM Stichnoth is hoping for a last signal from the community but in no less than 2 days the Scorpions, 2010 DEL champions, could be history.

Source: www.hannoverscorpions.de

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07-22-2010, 01:19 PM
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As announced today Scorpions chief partner Günther Papenburg denies further support after the community wasn't supportive regarding the lease terms of the TUI Arena. GM Stichnoth is hoping for a last signal from the community but in no less than 2 days the Scorpions, 2010 DEL champions, could be history.

Source: www.hannoverscorpions.de
The DEL has become the utter joke of European hockey!
First the debacle about the EHC München, then Kassel out and in and out and in, the Frankfurt Lions fold and now the reigning champion, not to forget the troubles of Icetigers, Penguis and others in the past years.

It's a damn shame. I know, many hockey fans in Hannover won't care as the support the other local club, but I feel sad for the Scorpion fans and for any supporter of this league.

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I hope it's true so that the ESC Wedemark will rise again!!

Winning the title was nice but now it's time to go back.


I'm predicting the Indians to be back in the DEL in 2011/12 but hopefully
not in the Arena but in the Pferdeturm.

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I'm predicting the Indians to be back in the DEL in 2011/12 but hopefully
not in the Arena but in the Pferdeturm.
you think there's a DEL in 11/12?

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Probably not!

This thing needs to implode to really get better.

Salary cap or whatever. It's clearly not working right now.

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Probably not!

This thing needs to implode to really get better.

Salary cap or whatever. It's clearly not working right now.
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you think there's a DEL in 11/12?
So, is the DEL not a very solid/strong league? There's a threat of the entire league folding? I would think teams with long histories like Berline and Cologne would be around for a while, but that's not the case?

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Sounds like a wind of change.

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Every single year I think "at least it can't get worse"....

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Wow, I can see the league collapsing before the year starts.

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It's hard to believe a league that draws as many fans and has as many quality arenas as Germany does that their top league would be in trouble. Frankfurt averaged almost 8000 fans per game and seemed to have a good list of sponsors and they still folded.

Send your owners and General Managers to North America and we will teach them how to run their programs. One has to believe there is a degree of coruption, incompetence or both for these constant problems to surface the way they are. Disgusting.

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Still, despite the demises of Rosenheim, Kaufbeuren, Landshut, Preussen Berlin, Ratingen etc. there has always been a German league and there will be one without Frankfurt and Hannover (and Kassel).

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One has to believe there is a degree of coruption, incompetence or both for these constant problems to surface the way they are. Disgusting.
You still must take into account that most, if not all, of these german pro teams are not managed as corporations (we may subtract the Anschutz lead franchises here), but as Kingdoms where the King (aka President) of the club acts as if there wouldn't be a real world outside.

The feeling of being a "High Roller" seems to pave the way when economical decisions are to be made, regardless of any casualties by putting the existence of a franchise on the line.

I call this the "Weifenbach-Effect". I guess, anybody familiar with german hockey history knows what i'm referring to.

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The DHL needs a salary cap badly to save the club president from them self.

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