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Everything posted by AfghanPiehole

  1. A Win?

    It took him a while because he forgot what it was like to write an article after a win since it had been so long. LOL! Seriously though, ACC basketball traditionally gets better coverage, especially this time of year, which is sad because the Marksmen have more of an economic impact in this area than basketball.
  2. Don’t ever make a comment like that on here ever again. He can go start a team in Winston Salem or anywhere for that matter.
  3. 2018-19 Season Expansion News?

    Winston Salem would be a great fit but I'm not sure how a Barry Soskin owned team would be very welcome in the SPHL. I think it's worth a try and they'd fit in perfectly with Roanoke and Fayetteville as geographic rivals. I know we used to have a really 'friendly' rivalry with Winston Salem in the past.
  4. Fay/Evansville #44

    But they didn't assemble the worst team in the history of Fayetteville hockey. Sure, they didn't do a very good job of filling seats the last few seasons but we also never had as much trouble winning games. The current ownership group has done a phenomenal job of marketing, coming up with new promotions and generating excitement for hockey once again. Now if they could dramatically improve the on ice product, all will be good to go.
  5. Fay/Evansville #44

    But look at the bright side......With last night's loss, we're one game closer to setting the mark for worst ever winning % in Fayetteville hockey history. Oh wait, that's not something you want to see happen.
  6. Nah, he had more than enough time.
  7. There's 11 games left and we have yet to win back to back games. It's hard to say who to bring back or go with a complete rebuild at this point or if the problem is the constant changing of the coaches or the players since we've gone through so many of each.
  8. Hawaiian themed road trip I can understand having a little bit of fun but when you've only won 10 out of 45 games, have gone through three coaches (four if you include the two games Cruthers coachces), are on an 11 games losing streak, etc, the last thing you need to do is act like being the worst team in the SPHL and worst team ever in Fayetteville hockey history isn't really that big of a deal. It's now obvious that losing (a lot) doesn't really matter because it's all about having fun. Who cares about winning hockey games when you can go on a Hawaiian themed road trip with the boys and act like it's a frat party. This team had one game this week so there was plenty of time to practice, watch video and get ready for this game but it's quite apparent that it wasn't time well spent.....
  9. We've almost gone through as many goalies as we have wins this season.
  10. Coach Phil Esposito Fired

    Thanks for thinking about me there buddy.....
  11. PEN vs FAY 2/22

    You're very welcome. You don't even know me so accusing me of fake words is a bit of a stretch.
  12. Gotcha, thanks. I knew Espo was gone. New coach isn't messing around.
  13. PEN vs FAY 2/22

    I know this might sound crazy and not make much sense but losing 5-2 to one of the best teams in the SPHL and being down by four skaters isn't a bad showing and actually very respectable. There aren't points for losing in regulation but if we can win a few games the rest of the season and cost a team or two a coveted playoff position, then the season won't be completely lost. Yes, I know the playoffs are a longshot if not next to impossible but if we can play spoiler, then the remaining games will still at least mean something instead of nothing.
  14. Just a curious question.....is this a leftover trade that was orchestrated by Esposito and just now went through?
  15. Potential Expansion

    I'd like to think that they would be welcome to join but you listed two words that I think could prevent that. Barry Soskin. You're correct because he's ran a few teams into the ground. With the right ownership and staffed front office, WS could make it in the SPHL. I just hope the spike in their attendance isn't a one yr honeymoon. It would be awesome for us since we'd have WS at a 2 1/2 hr drive and Roanoke at 3 1/5 to 4 hrs. Not only would it re-ignite a rivalry but it would cut down on travel too. As for the building, I think it's suitable.
  16. Drobot being suspended really doesn't have much of an impact. He doesn't get much ice time when he is in uniform and his +/- can't get any worse when he's not playing.
  17. Coach Phil Esposito Fired

    This shouldn't come as much of a surprise. My guess is that Bierchen is a fill-in while they wait to see who's available after most of the leagues have concluded their seasons. I just hope the ownership finally makes a good call for once when it comes to hiring a new coach......The front office has done a great job with marketing, promotions and ticket sales. Hockey is on the up and up in Fayetteville. Attendance is up by a good amount and should continue on an upward trajectory next season. For that, I say awesome job!!!!!! Much to be happy about with that........Now we just need to get the hockey operations side of the house fixed!!!!!....
  18. Looks like Esposito has a whole lot of free time effective immediately!!!!!
  19. So a few of us are so-called fans? Thanks for the compliments.......On behalf of those so-called fans.
  20. It's probably because there hasn't been anything good to comment on this season......
  21. FHL's Future Unclear?

    So we could be seeing a lot more new players in Fayettevllle possibly as soon as Thurs morning.....
  22. It's actually 0-6-1 on the current winless streak and 4-14-2 in the past 20 games. Neither streak is very good.
  23. Have you been buying booze from Mazzolini?
  24. The new additions sure didn't help much......
  25. So what's happened with the chemistry since Esposito took over? Please enlighten us with your great insight? If the chemistry wasn't good then, this team must be headed to summer school since the chemistry grade now is an F!!!!!!
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