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  1. 3 points
    Pensacola doesn't play by the rules.
  2. 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.
  3. 2 points
    Fayetteville 11/19/17 DEL Skudalski, Craig (D) placed on waivers In other news Peoria re-signed Tyler Parks (G).
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    On your first win of the season.Keep it up.
  6. 2 points
    If they like winning, they need to keep Bonar. No brainer.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 2 points
    Obviously, there is a reason the coach is suspended.
  10. 2 points
    Tim Boyle wasnt put on the protected list http://pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_485957
  11. 2 points
    That could get him in trouble in certain venues Quite interesting that you posted this in "Well THAT was fun" thread
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Actually, it was Sportscenters #3 on top 10 tonight!! Stick taps to Riley! Awesome goal!!
  14. 2 points
    So, is this winning at home in OT going to become a thing for the Dawgs?
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    But remember what our beloved head coach said a couple of weeks ago that these games don't matter.
  17. 2 points
    I've been doing plenty of work.
  18. 2 points
    Bes isn't on the best of terms with any of his players.
  19. 2 points
    It's great for Peoria that they had someone so dedicated to hockey in their town. In similar news, Evansville is going to be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of Ron Geary before Friday's home game. Laubscher Meadows Landfill will dedicate "Ron Geary's Corner" for the dumping of toxic waste.
  20. 2 points
    Norfolk just picked up 2 Forwards from Atlanta. Could that mean Tayler will be on the move?
  21. 1 point
    Here is this week's Gene Marrano interview with Sam Ftorek. https://soundcloud.com/gregrobertslive/grl-gene-marrano-talks-with-head-coach-sam-ftorek-of-the-roanoke-rail-yard-dawgs-1122
  22. 1 point
    Okay, I will go year-by-year. 2004-05: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Jacksonville Barracudas Macon Trax Winston-Salem Polar Twins Asheville Aces 2005-06: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Jacksonville Barracudas Florida Seals (expansion) -- 32-17-7 (71 pts) Pee Dee Cyclones (expansion) -- 16-33-7 (39 pts) Asheville Aces (folded) Winston-Salem Polar Twins (folded) Macon Trax (folded) 2006-07: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Jacksonville Barracudas Florida Seals (folded mid-season) Pee Dee Cyclones Richmond Renegades (expansion) -- 27-25-4 (58 pts) 2007-08: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Jacksonville Barracudas Richmond Renegades Twin City Cyclones (formerly Pee Dee Cyclones) 2008-09: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Richmond Renegades Twin City Cyclones Jacksonville Barracudas (folded) 2009-10: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers (expansion) -- 25-23-8 (58 pts) Louisiana IceGators (expansion) -- 23-31-2 (48 pts) Mississippi Surge (expansion) -- 34-14-8 (76 pts) Twin City Cyclones (suspended operations) Richmond Renegades (folded) 2010-11: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi Surge Augusta RiverHawks (formerly Twin City Cyclones) -- 35-21 (70 pts) 2011-12: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi Surge Augusta RiverHawks Mississippi RiverKings (expansion) -- 25-28-3 (53 pts) 2012-13: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi Surge Augusta RiverHawks Mississippi RiverKings 2013-14: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi Surge Mississippi RiverKings Peoria Rivermen (expansion) -- 30-18-8 (68 pts) Bloomington Thunder (expansion) -- 20-33-3 (43 pts) Augusta RiverHawks (suspended operations) 2014-15: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi RiverKings Peoria Rivermen Mississippi Surge (folded) Bloomington Thunder (folded) 2015-16: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Louisiana IceGators Mississippi RiverKings Peoria Rivermen Macon Mayhem (formerly Augusta RiverHawks) -- 24-27-5 (53 pts) 2016-17: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Columbus Cottonmouths Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Mississippi RiverKings Peoria Rivermen Macon Mayhem Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (expansion) -- 17-30-9 (43 pts) Evansville Thunderbolts (expansion) -- 14-32-10 (38 pts) -- lowest point total for expansion team in SPHL history Louisiana IceGators (suspended operations/folded) 2017-18: Knoxville Ice Bears Huntsville Havoc Fayetteville FireAntz Pensacola Ice Flyers Mississippi RiverKings Peoria Rivermen Macon Mayhem Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Evansville Thunderbolts Birmingham Bulls (expansion) Columbus Cottonmouths (folded) As far as coaches go, you can look that up. I'm tired! LOL
  23. 1 point
    And here i thought everyone loved Bes last year....huh?
  24. 1 point
    Looking at the stats and our record, it doesn't look we have any at all.
  25. 1 point
    I always wish our players good luck in the ECHL. I'll keep an eye out on the ECHL transactions during the next couple of weeks.
  26. 1 point
    Signed contract with the Orlando. https://www.echl.com/echl-transactions-nov-21-2017
  27. 1 point
    I think particularly when it comes to goalies, the motive is developing a prospect. The NHL/AHL staff don't really care if that means the ECHL squad is getting the best guy to win that night. The Vladar kid just turned 20, and he's put up good numbers in the AHL when he's played at the level. I'm sure he's there for the minutes. Matt Ginn is a tougher puzzle. He doesn't have a higher contract that I'm aware of, so I don't think there'd be pressure from "up high" to play him. We are talking about some fairly small samples, and maybe there's something hiding there with the opponents. The only other reason I can imagine Bonar isn't booting the Ginn guy is that he's a known commodity. He's gotten time with at least 5 ECHL squads in the past few years, and his numbers weren't always great. 26 isn't retirement age for a goalie though (ask Matt Ginn), and I expect he'll have more chances soon.
  28. 1 point
    Lee, unidentified guy and Mueller skating with team this morning. Numbers crunch coming soon, which is a good problem to have I guess.
  29. 1 point
    This might be why you dont see him in a marksmen jersey. He started a new career. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155199562438233&id=161080468232&__tn__=C-R
  30. 1 point
    I also heard there was another player in a suit with Lee last night. Not Mueller. I will give it to Ftorek, he is not sitting on his hands and is trying to get more talent to fit his wants.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Our coach basically said the samething in an interview in the roundabout way. Saying its not how you play at the beginning of the season, but how you are finishing. If they both had Pensacola's record they wouldnt be talking like that. Which is bullcrap. They might not be as important but you can screw yourself with getting into the playoffs or a better seed depending on who your playing and how many times you play them for the tiebreaker. Since they arent that important, maybe we should just flip a coin instead of playing next Sunday. Why risk an injury with such meaningless games. I didnt notice until now this emoji looks like the Dawgs getting checked with our new red gloves and helmets.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    I thought Bes had hacked your link trying to get his suspension reduced.
  35. 1 point
    Bonar won his second game in net for Atlanta last night! Gladiators beat the Solar Bears 4-2. Bones stopped 37 pucks of 39 and got the first star. Guy is definitely worthy of this league! https://www.echl.com/stats/game-center/15085
  36. 1 point
    Fox Sports Knoxville is now the Official [Radio] Home of the Knoxville Ice Bears. Fox Sports Radio Knoxville 1340 AM & 101.5 FM will provide a live game broadcast for select games for the 2017-2018 season. They will also broadcast a weekly radio show featuring Head Coach Jeff Carr on Tuesdays at 8 pm. 2017-2018 ICE BEARS BROADCAST SCHEDULE - (All home games starting Dec. 15th except for Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 18) Fri, Dec. 15th vs. Peoria Rivermen Tue, Dec. 26th vs. Fayetteville Marksmen Fri, Dec. 29th vs. Huntsville Havoc Sat, Dec. 30th vs. Evansville Thunderbolts Tue, Jan. 2nd vs. Birmingham Bulls Fri, Jan. 19th vs. Mississippi RiverKings Sat, Jan. 20th vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Sat, Jan. 27th vs. Mississippi RiverKings Sat, Feb. 3rd vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Fri, Feb. 9th vs. Huntsville Havoc Sat, Feb. 17th vs. Macon Mayhem Fri, Feb. 23rd vs. Birmingham Bulls Sat, Feb. 24th vs. Macon Mayhem Fri, Mar. 9th vs. Huntsville Havoc Sat, Mar. 10th vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Thu, Mar. 15th vs. Huntsville Havoc Fri, Mar. 23rd vs. Birmingham Bulls Sat, Mar. 31st vs. Evansville Thunderbolts Fri, Apr. 6th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers Sat, Apr. 7th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers Playoffs TBD FOX SPORTS RADIO KNOXVILLE LINKS: Website iOS App / Android App SoundCloud Tunein Streema
  37. 1 point
    WOW. First ive heard of this. I don't know the details so ill hold off on any remarks but whatever happened...this is a huge loss
  38. 1 point
    Knoxville is desperate for defensemen and just cut him to sign an unnecessary forward from free agent camp. That should tell you his value.
  39. 1 point
    Kinda makes you nervous to shake his hand.
  40. 1 point
    While my original response was to the other poster, this underscores the point I'm making. Are expectations set correctly for an expansion team? Well, we're going to disagree on this point. What you're doing is using statistics to make analytical decisions. I don't question the numbers, I question the analytics. You're comparing a new team's stats against established ones, and your greater hockey experience which will be almost entirely experienced teams. You can forecast with accuracy if your data is relevant and accurate, but I don't think it's reasonable to judge a coach's ability after the first few games of an expansion team because the results are poor compared to more experienced teams. Take the last 9 NHL expansion teams: 0 finished above 500, and several were dead last in their conference. It's the nature of the game. What you want to look for is some sort of improvement. Evansville was terrible last year, but as a numbers fan myself I dug into them. There was a marked difference between the play at the end of the season and the earlier phases. In the end, that's going to be how your season should be judged. An expansion team is never competing for the championship. It's about identifying the people/players it takes to build a solid core for the program. I understand that some people don't feel this way, but I think their optimism isn't tempered by reality. I don't even disagree that the data appears to forecast bad results (although, again caution - it's not a normal team, so comparative data is hard to come by). But let's be honest, nobody on here needed to see the game logs to tell you that the Bulls were going to be bad this year. Everybody already knew it. Because they're an expansion team. Good luck with the season guys. I hope your team's able to play competitively and especially pickup some wins for the home crowd. I just encourage you to give the coach and players some time to figure things out. Edit: Agreed, the distinction is that you are looking for the continuous improvement over time. A sample size of six games at the beginning of a hockey season isn't enough to guarantee any sort of accuracy.
  41. 1 point
    Here is your replacement defenseman......a cast off from another SPHL team......Most recent, Knoxville.... Myles McCauley : http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=32746 He can also play forward.
  42. 1 point
    Pat Mcafee, former Colts punter, and now full-time talker spent some time with the Indy Fuel today. Specifically, he got some ice time in goal. I think the guy has what it takes: On the subject, if you have Twitter, and you don't follow Pat... get it together. He's got a million followers for a reason, and he's a good guy to boot.
  43. 1 point
    I spoke to one of the owners who spoke to Tayler and he said if he came back to the SPHL he wouldn't play for anyone but Fayetteville. We own his rights anyway.
  44. 1 point
    It's there... https://www.echl.com/echl-transactions-nov-15-2017
  45. 1 point
    Huntsville Havoc present $12k to benefit students By Scott Theisen - WAFF-TV WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL
  46. 1 point
    I think 6 games into your inaugural season is awfully early to be deciding whether or not the coach is up to the job. Evansville went 11 games last year before our first win, and that was against the other expansion team Roanoke. It was a slog.
  47. 1 point
    Same with Brad Bourke who is playing in the Senoir Canadian league.
  48. 1 point
    Not my pick either, but no way Gandara should be dropping them and then screaming at the bench to get the guys fired up.
  49. 1 point
    I don't blame Trudel one bit for reporting it to the league...he had just got beat 2 straight games by the Ice Flyers and it is a rule that is put in place to be followed, not broken.
  50. 1 point
    Massimo and Brad both told Bes that they were not returning to the SPHL for the upcoming coming season. Was that info relayed to the new team? No it wasn't! Kalisz did not want to play for Bes. Several players left for Europe for the same reason. Pensy will figure it out later. Let's see who returns for next season. Bes has the worse record for the playoffs.
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