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  1. 5 points
    Wow... Let's give the guy a chance. As already stated I don't think things here could get much worse. I am sure the senior players had a lot to do with the move to replace the coach but even more so was Esposito's stats. Granted he was in a bad situation as well but I also feel he didn't improve it much if any at all. I'm just saying be somewhat positive be it good better or worse he is gonna be with us through the remainder of the season lets not beat him down before we give him an opportunity to see what he has got. I have lived in Fayetteville my whole life and I know we are a town of hard asses and we want what we want. Well come to the games and beat on the glass and hoot and holler till the whole town hears what you got to say and fire this damn team up....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 3 points
    I think you guys will be happy with Porter. He works his butt off from puck drop to whistle every game. He is not explosive or flashy on offense but he is a good passer. He will hit somebody in a second. If he needs to he will mix it up or protect a teammate. He can play D in a pinch. To me it seems he is the type of player Bremner is building his team around.
  3. 3 points
    I absolutely agree. My initial thought was, you have got to be kidding me, but after having some time to digest the moves and really think about it I believe this will end up paying off for us in the long run. As far as those losing it on Facebook one of them is Mueller's sister so I would take her opinion with a grain of salt, and most of the other complaints are more emotional than anything else. I find myself constantly having to remind my wife to not get to attached to any individual players because turnover is a huge part of minor league hockey, that's a lesson I think a lot of our fans still need to learn.
  4. 3 points
    Unqualified for a struggling team in the SPHL? 2017 Asst Coach ECHL Indy Fuel 2016-17 Head Coach Alabama 2013-16 Asst Coach SPHL Columbus Cottonmouths 2012-13 Asst Coach SUNY Canton I'm not sure I see the huge separation between him and an FHL retread. The season is almost over, so you aren't going to be bringing any HOFers out to finish the year. Why not try out a young guy to see if he could be your coach for the future?
  5. 3 points
    For what it's worth, I did a quick pull of the data from SPHL transactions, and filtered out all the returned. I noticed one error in their data and removed it, but there's always the chance for more. Shamelessly stealing RH's original table with updated #s: TEAM Current Callups Who Haven't Returned (2/20) Pensacola 11 Macon 9 Mississippi 8 Peoria 7 Evansville 7 Fayetteville 7 Roanoke 6 Knoxville 6 Birmingham 5 Huntsville 4 Obviously, just the current number of callups doesn't tell the whole story, but it's interesting nonetheless. ECHL apparently likes a lot of what they're seeing from the SPHL guys this year. Update: I couldn't help myself, and I totaled up the number of days a player has been with an ECHL team totaled for each SPHL. I used SinBin callup page to derive the results. Know that I didn't correct for trades, I think there were only a couple effected players anyway. Pensacola - 692 Evansville - 526 Fayetteville - 482 Peoria - 462 Macon - 459 Mississippi - 386 Roanoke - 323 Birmingham - 278 Knoxville - 274 Huntsville - 165 Digging just a bit further, I broke out each person who was gone for 60+ days (sorry I haven't combined multiple trips - ostensibly I have a job to do). Connor Reilly (RW) Birmingham 89 John Rey (D) Birmingham 73 Jeremy Brodeur (G) Evansville 119 Jackson Leef (C) Evansville 66 Blake Thompson (D) Evansville 100 Justin MacDonald (LW) Evansville 73 Tyler Deresky (RW) Evansville 65 Sean Robertson (D) – 2 Fayetteville 110 Max Cook (RW) Fayetteville 86 Travis Jeke (D) Fayetteville 70 Kent Patterson (G) Fayetteville 63 Evan Neugold (D) Knoxville 75 Chris Joseph (D) Macon 86 Don Olivieri (D) Mississippi 73 Vytal Cote (D) – 2 Mississippi 85 Daniel Tedesco (LW) Mississippi 79 Derek Sutliffe (RW) Mississippi 79 Sean Bonar (G) – 2 Pensacola 100 Phil Bushbacher (LW) Pensacola 89 Alex Pompeo (D) Pensacola 88 Brian Morgan (C) Pensacola 70 Mark Bennett (RW) Pensacola 70 Mark Esshaki (D) Pensacola 68 Eli Lichtenwald (C) Pensacola 64 Geoff Fortman (D) Peoria 119 Nick Neville (D) Peoria 93 Joe Widmar (C) Peoria 61 Christian Horn (C) Peoria 61 Travis Armstrong (D) Roanoke 71 Mitch Vandergunst (RW) Roanoke 64
  6. 3 points
    Wow. Tough situation whenever you have to make in-season changes - especially two of them. I hope it works out for the Marksmen - lots of good people there and give the owners credit for trying to right the ship. Hope it works out.
  7. 3 points
    On a positive note Max Cook was activated from injured reserve by Norfolk if no one noticed.
  8. 3 points
    Congratulations: Thanks to @Oldcat "They found the leak."
  9. 3 points
    Another impressive victory. Cole finally got two goals to show for his speed and hard work. Spraggs again was the most physical player on the ice. 2 of his hits he laid the guy out. He might be the one impressing me the most. He has totally changed his game up and I love it. Barone was a beast in net again. I would just keep riding him til he loses one. Bronner is another one out there that has improved dramatically. I can't say enough about these players, coach, or whole team in general. Their isn't one player I would want to give up right now. Great game Dawgs!!! Let's do it again tomorrow and make it 6 in a row!!! Go Dawgs!!!
  10. 2 points
    Bierchen's more qualified than you'll give him credit for. He has a better resume than Craigen did when he became a head coach.
  11. 2 points
    You seriously have zero clue what you’re talking about. Bremner was an ACHA Asst when he got the job in Roanoke and he’s doing quite well. Bierchen was an Asst in SPHL for 3 seasons, a Head Coach at ACHA Alabama (Not Asst) and then an Asst at ECHL Indy. That’s actually VERY qualified to be SPHL Head Coach. Smh
  12. 2 points
    I won't mention my source but the players had a lot of input to his dismissal. It will happen in Pcola also unless he has changed his coaching style. Do you remember Matt Robertson of the antz? He refused to return after Bes was hired and played in the FHL. How many of our players from last season fled to Europe? If they knew Bes was leaving, they would have stayed. By the time they found out, they were already under contract.
  13. 2 points
    To get something you've got to give something. At this point coach has earned his right to trade any player he sees fit. We got another certain player from Fayetteville who wasn't doing so well Beer. Putting players in the right setup with the right team can drastically help. I'm not thrilled with losing Mueller but am excited to see what Porter can do on our squad.
  14. 2 points
    The important take away from the SPHL's suspensions is that Peoria was completely innocent.
  15. 2 points
    This guy isn't at all qualified. What a joke. The SPHL gong show continues.
  16. 2 points
    I would believe the jumbotron is used for more in the Crown than just hockey season........would be a good reason why the article said, "county commissioners' committee", instead of "marksmen ownership". Come'on people.
  17. 2 points
    It's probably because there hasn't been anything good to comment on this season......
  18. 2 points
    Everyone has a different definition of "fan" apparently. Just voicing my opinion. Anyone is welcome to agree or disagree with it.
  19. 2 points
    Evidently you do since you continue to jump on this site when the team isn't winning.....its probably best if you stay off all SPHL and Marksmen social media. Wouldn't want you to have a heart attack. Be careful out there.
  20. 2 points
    He might if he doesn't have a job lined up elsewhere- gotta pay the bills!
  21. 2 points
    Actually, late November would be a really difficult time to find any openings in hockey ops no matter what continent your search includes. But I reckon Mazzolini made the best choice for his own situation, and I wish him well. Not sure what the beer market is like around Anchorage, but a distributorship in the U.S. Midwest can be mighty lucrative if you're willing & able to put in the hours.
  22. 2 points
    Current 2017/18 totals as of the Chen transaction- 116 total call-ups (91 different players- some called up more than once) with 64 currently on loan. The SP has achieved its goal of becoming a developmental league. PEN is currently hit the hardest with 11 on loan while ROA is the lowest with 3 currently on loan.
  23. 2 points
    Good for him. There is a lot of money to made in his new line of work unlike the lowly job of coaching A level Pro hockey. The man was not given a legitimate chance as a hockey coach but it looks as if he has moved on.
  24. 2 points
    I thought it was a clean hit. It was close to being late, but the Roanoke player had committed to the hit before a quick shot was taken by Chen. I think the benefit of the doubt should be given on that. I just guessed that the hit was shoulder level or better at the time of the hit live, and I think video makes that clear. I think his visor cut Chen from the whipping action of his head moving a different direction that his chest and shoulders.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    Exactly this team was already trending upward before that 10-0 loss in Knoxville, but since that time they have been playing at another level. I think that thumping got every player in Roanoke's attention that you have to come play every night in this league or you can get easily embarrassed.
  27. 2 points
    I sure as hell hope so antman, I sure hope so !!
  28. 2 points
    I for one would rather pay to see a competitive Fayetteville hockey team rather than a new shame screen....holy S--t !!
  29. 2 points
    These type of penalties shows that the players are frustrated. They are dedicated and want to win. Nobody plays to lose. Coach is the problem. The end of season meetings with the players will tell it all. I also hope next season will be much better. I believe in this ownership to overcome the issues we had this season.
  30. 2 points
    Sucker? Look's like both set's of gloves's are off?
  31. 2 points
    I've seen and coached a lot of hockey and this is probably the worst coach I've seen in a long time. Belongs behind a squirt minor bench. No adjustments to what the other team was doing. Some pretty good players on the team but he doesn't play them and his better players he skates into the ice. Again more of a squirt hockey mentality but at this level it will turn out exactly the way it did. Peoria rolled his lines, ran 2 power play units and a couple of PK units this guy rolled the same 3 guys and then expected them to run a PP.... this is Pro Hockey isn't it? Wasn't the Goalie and it's not the D and there are some quality forwards. some play and others sit for whatever reason. No consistency with the lines, some guys play 6 minutes out of 10 and then don't see the ice again....? Peoria went in to a trap 1-2-2 in the third and the d never widen out, kept passing or skating right into the trap? Simple Peewee minor level adjustment. I would agree with earlier post it's a FHL team because those are the only players he actually plays. Some good 3rd line type players and then load up your top 2 and let them play it out. Stop trying to mix them up. Can't even imagine the level of frustration the players are feeling.
  32. 2 points
    Having a defense helps....you and others were complaining when Di Salvo played here.....it shows it wasn't a goaltender problem here in Fay....it was a defensive problem.....and Klecha coming here does help, 8G and 9pts in 10 games.....that's 8G we didn't have..... Goes to show you dont "know" what's going on within the team......
  33. 2 points
    The new ownership has done great for the entertainment, being able to watch replays and even had them on TV. The only thing left is to fix the team. I would start with a new coach next season that has coaching experience in our league or above and allow him to build his team for next season. I believe it will be much better next season. The ownership are diehard hockey fans and knows they need to work on a better team.
  34. 2 points
    This team of ours is a complete shi* show. What was Esposito trying to prove by starting four guys who aren't exactly known for piling up lots of goals and assists? Peoria is well coached (something we know very little about) and won't buy into that crap....Esposito's record is now 6-17-4. The coaching change sure did make a positive impact......This team is on pace to have the worst winning % in the 20 yrs we've had professional hockey in Fayetteville.
  35. 2 points
    Decided to give my ticket vouchers away, they asked how much I wanted for them, I said I should pay you for taking them. This team is too painful to watch.
  36. 2 points
    Another 60 minute performance. The boys are playing so good. BHam took a loss tonight and we are now only 5 points behind Mississippi. Keep playing hard fellas!!
  37. 1 point
    NAIL OFFICIALLY HIT...on the proverbial head!!!
  38. 1 point
    That had everything to do with Bes.....nothing to do with the new owners.
  39. 1 point
    There's more to the story with him leaving. Why do you think some of our best players fled to Europe to play verses staying in Fayetteville?
  40. 1 point
    Mueller and Bauer for porter??
  41. 1 point
    Gotcha, thanks. I knew Espo was gone. New coach isn't messing around.
  42. 1 point
    Trust me,y’all are getting a good one in McCormick.Not sure why we would even make this trade but I believe in the coach’s decisions.
  43. 1 point
    Feb. 22 Roanoke Bauer, Ben (D) traded to Fayetteville Roanoke Mueller, Mitchell (LW) traded to Fayetteville Roanoke Porter, Chris (RW) acquired in trade from Fayetteville
  44. 1 point
    And also has the smallest rink in SPHL and have been begging the city for an upgrade. They promised to name a street after Kevin Swider and that has not been done.
  45. 1 point
    Arena jumbo-trons are not two-sided- they are cubic (or somewhat cubic depending on the dimensions) in shape so all 4 (sides and end-zones) can see.
  46. 1 point
    So a few of us are so-called fans? Thanks for the compliments.......On behalf of those so-called fans.
  47. 1 point
    So we could be seeing a lot more new players in Fayettevllle possibly as soon as Thurs morning.....
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    I'm not going to totally blame the coach for all the problems going on this year. I will say the last few transactions he made have been questionable at best. Signing Al Graves and Anthony Parisi, when the Markmen already had Drobot is a head scratcher. You guys need defense and scoring, not more toughness.
  50. 1 point
    Thunderbirds head coach Andre Niec ... are we seeing the next Fayettevile bench boss?
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