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06-24-2008, 11:07 PM
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Getting into German Hockey

Hey german hockey fans,

I take german in college and its definitely something i like and i absolutely love hockey so if figured I would start paying some attention to the DEL. But I don't really know anything about it. Is there anywhere I can go to get an overview or maybe some of you guys can give me a quick run down of the deal in Deutschland?

Danke Schoen

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You can try this site. http://www.khl-mladost.hr/linkovi/strani/njemacka.htm They have links to all of of the teams in Germany.

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06-25-2008, 06:47 PM
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The Frankfurt Lions are the class of the league and are by far the only team worth rooting for...

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I think the Ice Tigers would have something to say something about that. .

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I really don´t think that there is some kind of "overview" online, which is written in english. They wiki-article is pretty short ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Eishockey_Liga ), but more than you will find elsewhere. The german wiki-article offers much more information.

I think the best way to work on your German is "learning by doing". You do feel like you could express yourself in german? Come over and write your stuff on a message board like this one. No one will boo you for not writing like a german. We do also have some guys from the US and Canada writing there, which could probably teach you something of german hockey.

If you want to work on your german skills by reading, you can work with some Interviews of www.Haimspiel.de . Some of them are available in german as well as in english, so you can check out if you get everything right. -->

http://haimspiel.de/www/cms/website....ex/english.htm
http://haimspiel.de/www/cms/website..../interview.htm

You have also the chance to listen the, of course, german commentator of the DEL´s Game-Review-Videos on http://www.deltv.org

In case you are searching a team you can cheer for -> In my view you can´t do something wrong with the Kölner Haie / Cologne Sharks -> http://www.haie.de/

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I really don´t think that there is some kind of "overview" online, which is written in english. They wiki-article is pretty short ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Eishockey_Liga ), but more than you will find elsewhere. The german wiki-article offers much more information.

I think the best way to work on your German is "learning by doing". You do feel like you could express yourself in german? Come over and write your stuff on a message board like this one. No one will boo you for not writing like a german. We do also have some guys from the US and Canada writing there, which could probably teach you something of german hockey.

If you want to work on your german skills by reading, you can work with some Interviews of www.Haimspiel.de . Some of them are available in german as well as in english, so you can check out if you get everything right. -->

http://haimspiel.de/www/cms/website....ex/english.htm
http://haimspiel.de/www/cms/website..../interview.htm

You have also the chance to listen the, of course, german commentator of the DEL´s Game-Review-Videos on http://www.deltv.org

In case you are searching a team you can cheer for -> In my view you can´t do something wrong with the Kölner Haie / Cologne Sharks -> http://www.haie.de/
thanks alot Rene! I will definitely look into all of this information.

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I think the Ice Tigers would have something to say something about that. .
No, they don't.

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Hey! What about the team that was in the Playoff-finals 4 times in the last 5 years and won the German Championships 3 times or that ?!?
Frankfurt Lions being the class of the league
Eisbären Berlin 4 ever!

Okay, back to topic:
If you want information about other teams than Frankfurt Lions, Cologne Sharks (Kölner Haie) or Nürnberg Ice Tigers, too, you might want to look at the homepage of my favourite team:
http://eisbaeren.de
They have also a small English section there.

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Hey FutureGM, I recommend seeing the DEL first hand. Plane tickets are cheap in the Feb/March area for round trip and you can check out some games. Saw one in Inglostadt last year and I enjoyed it a ton. Even if youre used to watching NHL its good.

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I think the Ice Tigers are on the verge of taking over the league. I think they will be dominant for a long time.

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I think the Ice Tigers are on the verge of taking over the league. I think they will be dominant for a long time.
No, I don't think they will. Apparently some serious trouble brewing up in Icetigerland over the next few years. Money and attendance issues. Affiliate team changed from EHC 80 Nürnberg to Höchstadt which left many fans disgruntled and finally led to the closure of the official message board. The never ending bickering between owner Hertel and Arena manager Schnabel concerning rent money and things like that. Not unlikely that the franchise will move somehere else within the next 3 years, in my opinion at least. I don't really know what an impact the 2008/09 team and the new coaching staff will make, but don't get your hopes up too high.

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Hey! What about the team that was in the Playoff-finals 4 times in the last 5 years and won the German Championships 3 times or that ?!?
Frankfurt Lions being the class of the league
Eisbären Berlin 4 ever!
I lived in Berlin for 3 months this past summer and everyday I would take the S-bahn along Ostbahnhof and Warschauer Strasse. With each passing week the O2 World centre looked closer to completion. I left on August 21st so it hadn't opened yet.

Are Eisbaren playing their home games there now? Have you been inside the building yet? Is it nice? I'd really appreciate an update.

I miss Berlin and I miss Sternburg...

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Die Adler Mannheim soars above all others!!

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Are Eisbaren playing their home games there now? Have you been inside the building yet? Is it nice? I'd really appreciate an update.
Yes, they do. And here is what it looks like:
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=ELHZHE...eature=related

I'll be back in Berlin for a couple of days in late October and will be attending the Eisbaren-Lions game

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Die Adler Mannheim soars above all others!!
Lies, lies, lies, lies......

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Are Eisbaren playing their home games there now? Have you been inside the building yet? Is it nice? I'd really appreciate an update.
I like the o2-world as a multifunction-arena, but I'm not sure if I like at as my favorite team's arena. The atmosphere was great during the first game, but I doubt that it will be like that at every game
Here are some pictures that I took on the day of the first official game (including some of the "walk" from Alexanderplatz to o2-world):
first DEL-game in the o2-World
(the pics in the video seem to be from the unofficial pre-opening)

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Die Adler Mannheim soars above all others!!
DEG > DEL in total

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Is there any teams that play in an open air stadium?

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Is there any teams that play in an open air stadium?
Augsburger Panther play in a stadium that is open air on one side, the Curt Frenzel Stadion.

Check out some pics.

It was actually a great place to watch a game, the fans were very into it.

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