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  1. 5 points
    SPHL Forums would like to welcome Greg81102 as Moderator for the Roanoke forum. He will be overseeing any issues with the forum and helping with posting of Game Day Threads. Congratulations!
  2. 4 points
    Maybe wins was not the problem? I have had employees that were great workers but could not be placed around customers.. I don't know what the problem is/was but I was not nor were any of you all privy to happenings away from the actual games. Unless you are on the inside anything else is speculation. We all know what happens when you ASSUME something. I have better things to do than try to tell or figure out management, we need to trust them to do their job. I am.sure this was NOT an easy decision but the owners have the investment and need to do as.they see best. Our best bet is to be happy hockey was saved in Fayetteville and go with the flow. They have the money invested and they make the decisions, they have to live with that and.i am.fine with that. So, sit back and enjoy the games and see where this road leads.... Rant over, time for work.... See you on the ice
  3. 3 points
    I’ve heard that Ftorek, his family, and many of the players on the team are really nice and overall good people! That’s the kind of people we need! We may not win games but at least we have nice people!
  4. 3 points
    https://dawgstalk.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/get-to-know-your-rail-yard-dawgs-qa-with-dmytro-babenko/
  5. 3 points
    Let's give the new coach some time to fix our Defense.
  6. 3 points
    We don't know what was going on inside the organization. I'm sure the director of operations had some input. Players could have complained abouth his coaching style and or decision making. We are the fans and not decision makers. We have to allow those in charge to make the best decisions for the Marksmen. You can't put butts in a seat if they keep losing.
  7. 3 points
    I have always supported the Dawgs, I don't think anybody on the boards or on Facebook want the team to not succeed, it's the exact opposite, we want the team to start playing better, we are already seeing the attendance decline, I have talked this team up to everyone I know the past 2 years hoping they would fall in love with Hockey the way I did back with the Virginia Lancers. Guess what the majority of them think it's boring as hell. There's rarely any fore-checking or any sense of urgency from our players most nights, I can't remember how many times teams have played in our zone for minutes at a time getting shot after shot because all we do is chase the puck around, the offense most nights is dump the puck and go get it, I keep hearing play the systems but I have rarely seen our systems work with any consistency since the team started last year. I gave them and the Coach a pass last year because it was a new franchise, but who brings back 75% of a team that wasn't very good last year? Our Coach that's who, yes we have gotten bigger but if we aren't using that size why did we get them? We get pushed around most nights and nobody on the team does a thing to stop it. We are already seeing the injuries again this year just like last year, if you play soft most nights these teams that are a lot more physical end up hurting our players. I have never asked that we become a goon team or even get a goon that does nothing but fight, I just want a team that acts like it wants to be out there giving their all every night, we don't see that a majority of nights with this team. Hopefully it changes soon, just because we see a team that doesn't look like it's improved much from last season doesn't make us FAKE FANS, it means exactly the opposite and we care and want to see this team do good and more and more people come to Berglund Center and get hooked on Hockey like the rest of do. You are always going to have 2,000 hard core fans in Roanoke but the team won't survive with only us, we need about another 1,000 to become hard-core fans like us and then get your 1,000-1,500 fans that want to come to 10-15 games a year.
  8. 3 points
    Pensacola doesn't play by the rules.
  9. 3 points
    I will support this team till the end, and it is not too late to bring players in, the last few years we brought players in in Dec and January, other teams are doing this quite often. We had plenty of 3 game tryouts in the middle of the season for the last 10 years.
  10. 2 points
    There are tons of passionate fans in Roanoke. I think that’s why a lot are very critical. The ones criticizing the team really care about the team and want them to do well. People wouldn’t call them out if they didn’t care. The idea that being critical of the team equates to not being a real fan is silly.
  11. 2 points
    Maybe Fayetteville and Roanoke should combine into one team.
  12. 2 points
    That's the brand of Hockey we're going to have under this regime and that sucks because numbers are going to begin to dwindle. I hate being negative but those are the facts our guys are undersized and Ftorex is trying to re-invent the minor league game with a finesse brand of Hockey. Seriously, this team make the women's national team look like the Hanson brothers. There's no high energy guy on this team and it's like they skate around in a daze. This thing is teetering and we saw a similar brand of Hockey when the vipers were in town. So for all of you in the know, did ownership sign off on this brand? Is it their doing or is it Ftorex? I'm going again tonight, reluctantly and much like Thursday it should be a good place to take a nap.
  13. 2 points
    You think maybe he has Clinton's e-mails?
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Good, entertaining, and physical game the whole night. That one is how biggest rivals should be. You guys have a very good goaltender in Patterson. I cant believe Bes traded him to you.
  16. 2 points
    I'm glad to see they are willing to make changes. Last year's team was bad until they made several player changes. Peoria just lost Parks to the ECHL. Now watch Zenzola go to Peoria and it turn into another Kyle Rank story. *Campagna didn't play for Reading last night. They added a 7th D-man to their roster and only used 5 D-men in the game so maybe he'll be returned to FAY soon.
  17. 2 points
    Yes it will, especially if the Dawgs lose both games to the Marksmen.
  18. 2 points
    I'm very disappointed with our attendance so far in Fayetteville. I thought with the new front office and increased marketing that we'd be a lot higher at this point. I know we traditionally draw much better after the holiday season but maybe it has a little to do with having a miserable team so far. We're ahead of where we were last year so I guess improvement is still improvement so something is better than nothing. Hopefully we get the numbers back up both in the W column and seats filled.
  19. 2 points
    He looked decent in the two games watched on SPHL Live this weekend. Threw the body some. We will see how long it takes for the head man to “coach” that out of him.
  20. 2 points
    No one can tell me that Bob is not seeing this. Or Mickey for that matter. How do you throw away a game and sit back and say hey, our coach knows what he is doing. We just have to get the chemistry going. If the chemistry is not there after the first 1/3rd of the season, then it won't be there. In just the first 7 weeks, Roanoke has lost a total of 14 points on the Elimination number. If they do not get off their butts soon then Sam, is going to run the franchise into oblivion. I understand teams won't always be good, but you also run a sports franchise for another reason other than money; championships.
  21. 2 points
    We cant hold a lead then basically gave them the goal in overtime. Let everybody wide open in front of our net to receive a pass and put it in. Same old, no defense and let them run free in front of our net.
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Wanted to show off my completed jersey set as I took a few months to make these as accurate as possible. All home, away, and known 3rd’s based on pics from the 17-18 season. I also have mascots I could show off but those aren’t as accurate as options are limited. Arenas are also tough, but I have basics like proper seat color, Jumbotron style, and unique touches like Fayetteville’s orange stanchions and smoke from the goal light for home Havoc goals.
  24. 2 points
    Have one of the 3 goalies skate as a defenseman can't do no worse then what has been out there so far. Junior has been the only one performing.
  25. 2 points
    But on the bright side, we are showing consistency. Looking at the +/- from last night, we had players who were a 0, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 and a -6.
  26. 2 points
    Götcha cövered ön my phöne, Greg.
  27. 2 points
    Firing someone after 11 games is idiotic in most circumstances. You can't possibly be making a good evaluation of the on-ice performance this short into a guy's term. The only reasonable explanation would be for something else (ie behavior, conduct, etc). If nothing else, it's a terrifying statement to the next guy. We're going to make you put your career on the line for us, but we might discard you without giving you a chance to succeed. I'm going to give a first time coach the whole season, unless there's some unusual circumstances (last year the team was great, under new coach they're terrible). I'd still give him 20-ish games to right the ship though.
  28. 2 points
    They beat them for 40 minutes? It’s too bad hockey games are 60 minutes.
  29. 2 points
    Bonar did play today.....ATL won 4-2....As "Onetimer" said, Bonar played 2nd and 3rd....Bonar was credited the win.....so Bonar is now 4-0, GAA - 1.91, SV % - .940
  30. 2 points
    Well, the team pulled out 5 out of a possible 6 points on the weekend after they fired him on Thursday ... so ... I would say the team made a little statement of their own ... they came from behind Friday and Saturday night ... I will reserve judgement til I see what Esposito brings ... but these guys apparently haven't given up after losing the coach
  31. 2 points
    I wasn't insinuating that you were, I just wanted to post the reminder in case it did become uncivil and it was shown that a warning was instituted.
  32. 2 points
    Geez, Louise- the franchise has been in existence only a short time. I know you expect more, and at a higher level as when previous Roanoke teams were playing. At least you have a pro hockey team in your city. Ask the fans in Biloxi, Columbus (GA), and elsewhere who don't have teams currently if they want hockey back, then complain.
  33. 2 points
    I think Desantis has another job and was not available...
  34. 2 points
    Rail Yard Dawgs wrap up homestand with traditional Thanksgiving skate By Randy King - The Times Read more at: http://www.roanoke.com/sports/roanoke_rail_yard_dawgs/rail-yard-dawgs-wrap-up-homestand-with-traditional-thanksgiving-skate/article_8ee8beff-8718-511a-97f4-2347cd2a9dfd.html
  35. 2 points
    Fayetteville 11/19/17 DEL Skudalski, Craig (D) placed on waivers In other news Peoria re-signed Tyler Parks (G).
  36. 2 points
    Wow- "happy hour" actually an hour long- what a concept! ("Yappy Hour has been extended and now runs from 6-7 PM, featuring $2 beers and improved concession products.") Fred might be there for every game now.
  37. 2 points
    On your first win of the season.Keep it up.
  38. 2 points
    If they like winning, they need to keep Bonar. No brainer.
  39. 2 points
    Did the new name look at all familiar to you ... Mississippi RiverKings-Front Office? I don't reckon we'll be getting any insider scoop on this move.
  40. 2 points
    Replacing a rookie coach 10-15 games into the season is a 50/50 call. On one hand, it could send a message to the players, they respond to the new coach, turn things around, salvage the season and become a playoff championship contending team. On the other hand, it could backfire and yes, things could continue to get worse. A new coach could come in, take a while to instill his system and expections, make a slew of roster transactions and struggle to make the playoffs if we're that lucky. This is a huge season for hockey in Fayetteville with new ownership and front office. The excitement is there and fan support is up so the emphasis on having a winning team, even a team that wins 50% of the games would be considered a success at this point, is critical to continuing that success into next season. I'll continue to have faith in the ownership and front office to make whatever changes they feel necessary to make. They have a lot more invested in the on-ice product than any of us and that translates to fan support in the form of season ticket holders and the casual fans/families and corporate sponsors. They've done great so far and have proven they want to make this a the premier sports franchise in Fayetteille.
  41. 2 points
    You are funny, I get it. McNeil is not the problem. He could fit in on a good SPHL team when surrounded by good players. But go ahead and post again if you feel you must to make your point again. The Marksmen went out and signed many players from the FHL and that is where the major issues are. The players are young, inexperienced and slow to adapt to the speed of the next higher level. Without McNeil we'd be 0-8-1 maybe 0-9. And I don't know if you've noticed but the current roster is poor, the record don't lie.
  42. 2 points
    Obviously, there is a reason the coach is suspended.
  43. 2 points
    Tim Boyle wasnt put on the protected list http://pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_485957
  44. 2 points
    That could get him in trouble in certain venues Quite interesting that you posted this in "Well THAT was fun" thread
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    Actually, it was Sportscenters #3 on top 10 tonight!! Stick taps to Riley! Awesome goal!!
  47. 2 points
    So, is this winning at home in OT going to become a thing for the Dawgs?
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    But remember what our beloved head coach said a couple of weeks ago that these games don't matter.
  50. 2 points
    I've been doing plenty of work.
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