I thought the 2 liga was similiar to AHL. Not exactly the same,but can't they sign or bring someone up to fill a spot? I obviously want him to stay,but I don't see the point of wasting development time for someone who is headed out of town.
You cannot fill spots easily with players under contract in minor leagues. You have to an negotiate explicit agreement with these teams for using their players in your roster even for a few games.
And mostly you have send down some of your 3rd and 4th liners for a few games as a return.
If you have an official affiliate in the minors it works better.
But you always have to use the "Förderlizenzsystem"
Last edited by Toni Porkka: 09-26-2008 at 01:56 AM.
Frankfurt Lions 4 Hamburg Freezers 3 (SO)
0:1 HAM Marcus Sommerfeld (Sarno, Retzer)
1:1 FRA Jason Young (SH) (Hahn, Gordon)
1:2 HAM Vitalij Aab (Fortier, Wilm)
2:2 FRA Chris Taylor (PP) (Biron, Armstrong)
2:3 FRA Jeff Heerema (Unassisted)
3:3 HAM Vitalij Aab (Sarno, Tripp)
4:3 FRA Chris Taylor SO Winner
Would be nice to start a nice long string of wins...
Hannover Scorpions 5 Frankfurt Lions 4 OT
FRA Pat Kavanagh (PP) (Hahn, Kopitz)
HAN Thomas Dolak (Kathan, Vikingstad)
HAN Oscar Ackestrom (Mitchell, Kottstorfer)
FRA Derek Hahn (PP) (Kavanagh, Gawlik)
HAN Tore Vikingstad (Dolak, Kathan)
FRA Jeff Heerema (PP) (Young, Biron)
HAN Tore Vikingstad (PP) (Dolak, Reib)
FRA Jeff Heerema (Bresagk, Taylor)
HAN Tore Vikingstad (PP) (Lambert, Kathan)
Up and down and up and down...
Not 100 percent sure but it really looks better than in September/October when the Wolfsburg rumor was all around.
With Danner re-signed and Wörle/Osterloh/Gawlik under contract until 2010 I am more optimistic that the German group stays together.
They get quality minutes in Frankfurt (wonder whether this would be the case in Mannheim/Berlin, too) and use them succesfully to bring energy into the game. The only drawback is that they do not produce as much as they give away too many quality chances.