HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Islanders
Notices

Katic rumored to be signing with DEL team

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-20-2012, 03:45 PM
  #26
Chapin Landvogt
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 12,236
vCash: 500
Hasn't been verified here yet.

Chapin Landvogt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-20-2012, 05:05 PM
  #27
xECK29x
Moderator
 
xECK29x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Coram, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 4,826
vCash: 500
Confirmed by Staple https://twitter.com/StapeNewsday/sta...51139418763265

xECK29x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-20-2012, 07:24 PM
  #28
CDirt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 424
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeZebra View Post
The DEL is in horrible financial shape from what I have heard. Why KAtic would want to go there, I have no idea. The women?
CBA is expiring. Probably see lots of guys start signing deals overseas prematurely.

CDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-21-2012, 06:31 AM
  #29
Chapin Landvogt
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 12,236
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDirt View Post
CBA is expiring. Probably see lots of guys start signing deals overseas prematurely.
This is sound logic. My experience is that a lot of players over time have signed with a DEL team in the summer, only to drop out at the last minute due to options in North America.

Could be the case here.

Still, there is some precedents about players playing in Germany and then becoming regular NHLers. Not much, but there is some. The most successful case has been Robidas of the Dallas Stars. Boy was he good here! The path wasn't all-too different from Katic's thus far. Besides, I think a lot of these kids just think "Tim Thomas was in Europe first, Brian Rafalski was in Europe first. It can happen for me too." without thinking about which league exactly he's going to.

To be honest though, I'm almost surprised that Berlin would sign Katic. They usually go for a slightly higher profile player, but no doubt about it: They are the non-plus ultra of the DEL. They've won 4 of the last 5 championships. GM Peter John Lee sure knows what he's doing!

Chapin Landvogt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-22-2012, 12:15 PM
  #30
It Was 4 to 1
Penguins MVPs
 
It Was 4 to 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bring Back Lavvy
Country: United States
Posts: 1,802
vCash: 500
Matt Martin ‏@mattymarts17

Gonna miss my Sarnia boys @Thedibster09 and @KOkatic next season as they head overseas, I wish them all the best! #onemanwolfpack

looks like it isn't just a precautionary thing

It Was 4 to 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2012, 07:41 AM
  #31
SchwenningerWildWing
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Country: Germany
Posts: 574
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to SchwenningerWildWing
Eisbaeren today confirmed that they signed Katic. No word on terms

http://www.eisbaeren.de/meldungen/ei...katic-und-foy/

SchwenningerWildWing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.