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  2. Not gonna pre-judge Esposito. That has bitten me in the past. The guys played much better last night and I'm looking forward to a fresh restart. We still have plenty of time this season to right the ship. I am also looking forward to adding some toughness and physicality back into the game. Mazzolini had no clue how to use a tough guy. Let's go Marksmen!!!
  3. I have created all 10 teams.....took me a few weeks because I didn't do it straight through and skipped some days. I am playing Franchise mode and using VGK with the Fayetteville players on the VGK roster. I leave all other players in FA and let others teams pick them up w\e they want.
  4. Now, if only Roanoke will do the same.
  5. Espostio will arrive next week. Cruthers will serve as intern HC this weekend.
  6. Sorry, slow to come back to this thread. He said he just used the generic bear logo and the Davy Crocket looking logo and he said he used a 3rd logo but can't remember which one. He said he made smoky grey, purple, and orange jerseys. A couple of years ago he made Jason Price through the career mode. He played so much as Jason that the Detroit Red Wings drafted Price first. LOL
  7. Today
  8. The most despised head coach in the Federal Hockey League. He won't get away with the things he did in the FHL. In away arenas, he lines up ten pieces of gum on tbe ledge behind him, unwrapping a piece and tossing the wrapper over the glass onto fans in the front row. He has, after periods and game, walked over to the penalty box and confronted referees and linesmen. I will say eight year old girls should not be where players and head coaches leave the ice. So he knocked her down, she shouldn't have been there. I don't know about rumors of controlling what referees and linesmen work in visiting arenas for the playoffs. That is a FHL problem and isn't going to happen in the SPHL.
  9. If so, we have an excellent coach sitting in Knoxville without anything to do. His name is Butch Jones. He's from Michigan, so I suspect he's seen hockey before. He teaches eye discipline, and you'll be Champions of Life in no time. If you're interested, let us know. Butch will likely do that hockey.
  10. Could Ftorek be next? *crosses fingers*
  11. Just what I suspected-- the organization seems to be in complete disarray. Even the player transaction announced in another post seems to have went poof.
  12. That was fast. Way to say "thanks" to Mazzolini the day after Thanksgiving.
  13. That's why they invented Spandex. Especially useful during this holiday season.
  14. Wow. Coach Phil Esposito (not related to the Hall of Famers Phil and Tony Esposito) behind the Whalers' bench. Coaching Season Team Lge Type GP W L T OTL Pct Result 2008-09 Hudson Valley Bears EPHL Player-Head‡ Out of Playoffs 2010-11 Danbury Whalers FHL Assistant 2011-12 Danbury Whalers FHL Head 51 30 20 0 1 0.598 Lost in Finals 2012-13 Danbury Whalers FHL Head 51 28 17 0 6 0.608 Won Championship 2013-14 Danbury Whalers FHL Head 56 37 11 0 8 0.732 Lost in Finals 2014-15 Danbury Whalers FHL Head 54 27 21 0 6 0.556 Lost in round 1 2015-16 Danbury Titans FHL Head 57 39 14 0 4 0.719 Lost in Finals 2016-17 Watertown Wolves FHL Head 56 29 23 0 4 0.554 Lost in round 1 ‡ Midseason replacement
  15. wow, maybe he can turn things around, still hope we can find another goalie
  16. http://marksmenhockey.com/news/mazzolini-relieved-of-coaching-duties-phil-esposito-named-new-bench-boss/ Phil Esposito replaces Mazzolini behind the bench.
  17. KANSAS CITY: Not in my or your lifetime ... NEXT ... SEATTLE: Only a matter of time, but give Seattle-area politics plenty of it to mess this thing up a few more times before they get it right. HOUSTON: Tilman Fertitta is doing nothing more than promoting his image within the Houston metro area. He's only serious about himself, not about bringing a hockey team back to town. QUEBEC CITY: Never gonna get an expansion team. MIGHT get a relocated team, if the entire slate of current NHL BOGs retires to Florida & takes Bettman with them as a shared pool boy.
  18. So now we're expanding on the Expansion discussion? How expansive of you, Mac.
  19. Breaking down four cities the NHL could expand/relocate to By Rory Boylen | sportsnet.ca Read more at: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nhl-expansion-relocation-houston-seattle-quebec-city/
  20. @DTWDoriginals @Jimy_Macc

  21. NHL is trying to clean up the trash talk on ice By Kevin McGran - The Toronto Star Read more (and vote in the survey) at: https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/11/23/nhl-admits-its-trying-to-clean-up-the-trash-talk-on-ice.html
  22. Five Goalies Who Want to Forget the First Quarter of the 2017-18 NHL Season By - Jared Clinton | The Hockey News Read more at: http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/five-goalies-who-want-to-forget-the-first-quarter-of-the-2017-18-nhl-season
  23. Then there's this: An expansion team unlike any other, Golden Knights could make NHL playoffs in 1st season By Isabelle Khurshudyan | Washington Post Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2017/11/23/an-expansion-team-unlike-any-other-vegas-golden-knights-could-make-the-playoffs-in-first-season/?utm_term=.7ec16901c891
  24. That misstep would be on Google's head, as the translator.
  25. Sometimes I feel like the players that deserve more playing time do not get it. I think Russell should get a lot more ice time. He is small but he is so aggressive and fast! If he was on the ice more I feel like he would generate more scoring chances. He gets a lot each game because he actually carries the puck into the zone and doesn't give up. The same cannot be said for Spraggs. I have never gotten the hype around him he has terrible hands and constantly loses the puck. On top of that he never hustles. I really think he is out of shape and needs some conditioning. There are several players that are better than him and they should get more of a look. I used to say that Babenko should get more playing time but he is like a completely different player than last year. I do agree that the team needs to be more physical but I don't think the team needs a player just to fight. The team needs someone that can score a lot, set up plays, but also is not afraid to drop the gloves. I think the team could do a lot better if they would just work on passing. They constantly lose the puck. The same could be said for the powerplay that needs a lot of work too. Something needs to be done and I think the issue is the coach. There are a lot of surly fans that are basically calling for the coaches head. Last year, there was one fan that would consistently yell at the coach and talk about how they disliked his coaching style. However, after a few games this season I hear a bunch of fans yelling at the coach, that is not good. I hope something is done sooner rather than later. If this team does not at least make the playoffs then I don't think the future is very bright for this team. People will only support a losing team for so long.
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