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Speedracer

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  1. https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/statement-from-the-washington-capitals-on-barry-trotz/c-299100932 I'm not surprised, as I was hearing rumblings he wouldn't be brought back next year anyway. Maybe this was the good PR way to let him go?
  2. Since the front office never reads these forums... Have a social media night. Players where their @ Twitter names on their jersey nameplates. Contests during the game to live tweet and see if it can get retweeted by the official Twitter account (not some rip-off that had more followers than the entire SPHL combined back in the day when Twitter was still a new thing...). Facebook contests, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. The Ice Bears logo would have an @ next to it... Just some thoughts to throw out during the off season...
  3. Entry form for naming the team: http://www.thesphl.com/view/thesphl/quad-city-hockey/quad-city-name-the-team-contest So..........let's have some ideas! I thought Black Hawks would be the most suitable, but not sure if a certain NHL team would approve...
  4. Were you even ALIVE when Roseanne attempted it???
  5. http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Stefan-to-retire-return-to-Havoc-as-assistant-coach--485175321.html http://whnt.com/2018/06/11/havocs-stuart-stefan-hangs-up-skates-for-assistant-coaching-job/
  6. Didn't they win the CHL championship before moving to the ECHL?
  7. Thought for sure miracle save Holtby was Conn Smythe winner.
  8. Damn, why can't we do this in Knoxville? Take it to the voters!
  9. If not Smallville, how about Metropolis, IL?
  10. Any ideas on finalists for the name? Polls on supposed names?
  11. I'm sure this goes without saying, but since the RiverKings are not going to be in the SPHL next season (unless something miraculous occurs), these forums will be turned off later this Summer. We'll post a hard date at a later time. We certainly hope to see the RiverKings (or whatever they call themselves) back in the league sooner rather than later, and we'll have a spot reserved for them when that time comes. RiverKings fans are welcome to continue using the forums as they like. We will welcome them to whatever team(s) that they would like to support.
  12. For what it's worth, the ECHL no longer refers to itself as the "East Coast Hockey League" but retained the "ECHL" letters for brand recognition/marketing. Same thing with a lot of cable TV channels: MTV no longer means "Music Television" TLC no longer means "The Learning Channel" TNT/TBS no longer use "Turner" in their channel names (He's sold these channels) While the SPHL still has "Southern Professional" in their name, they might as well do the same as ECHL and drop the spelled out name and just run with SPHL for marketing/branding retention. They could seek a new name, but that tends to be frowned upon if your name is recognized already by the general population. Unless you do stupid things...but I'm not going to use WHAtever 2 examples I have in mind. And for what THIS is worth, Palin never made that comment. The person who calls herself a comedian Tina Fey made it during an SNL skit and it's been incorrectly cited to the former Alaskan Governor ever since.
  13. https://www.echl.com/crelin-to-succeed-mckenna-as-echl-commissioner The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Ryan Crelin to succeed Brian McKenna as Commissioner of the League. The transition will occur during the off-season and Crelin will assume the duties as the Commissioner and Treasurer prior to the 2018-19 Season. Crelin has been with the ECHL since 2005, and has held a variety of roles, most recently Chief Operating Officer, a position he assumed in May 2017.
  14. My understanding was that Jeffries took up a new franchise and Cherney was left holding the bag after the SEHL didn't prosper as hoped after their one season. If I am inaccurate, then my bad. Just how I seemed to remember things transpiring because as far as I knew, the SEHL was going to have a year 2 with Knoxville, Fayetteville, Birmingham, and Huntsville, when the SPHL just popped up with Knox/Fay and Huntsville getting a new name/owner, and the Bulls backed out because the WHA-2 group was involved and the Pelham Civic Center were still stinging from the Alabama Slammers debacle. My understanding was that Cherney was essentially shut out of the process and didn't know what'd happened until the new league was announced.
  15. Ok Google, I'm REALLY getting sick and tired of seeing stories about that damned camera burned up on the last Space… https://t.co/fv8DPw6Puz

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  17. Not just CHL but SEHL. The previous Huntsville team was in the 4-team SEHL (and monopolized the league, I might say...) and ... fun fact ... the Birmingham Bulls of Pelham were set to be the new team along with Columbus in that league until... The Columbus folks weren't comfortable with thew Channel Cats owner running the show, so they did a bit of a coupe, along with Knoxville, Fayetteville, and some of the WHA-2 franchises, then got new owners in to the VBCC and called them the Havoc. And that's how the SPHL was born...
  18. https://busleaguehockey.com/2018/05/28/meet-the-fan-who-created-a-fully-custom-sphl-in-nhl-18/
  19. @tom_oboyle @GoldenKnights I have no loyalty to either team. Would like to see Trotz get a #StanleyCup win. Was in… https://t.co/AW6lPZDOOm

  20. Boring race. That's all. #CocaCola600

  21. https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2018/05/huntsville_keeps_growing_on_tr.html?ath=b2df1f9dbc351e53fd5cccb774463458#cmpid=nsltr_strybutton The Huntsville juggernaut keeps rolling. The Rocket City continues to see a surge in population growth and is on track to become the state's largest city perhaps in as soon as five years. U.S. Census population estimates, released Thursday, stated that Huntsville added by far the most people to its population of any city in the state from 2016 to 2017. Meanwhile, the Huntsville suburb of Madison remains the state's 10th-largest city and added the fourth-most people, according to the census estimates. The numbers indicate that the growth seen over the past decade in the Huntsville metro area - the second-largest in the state to Birmingham - is showing no signs of weakening. But while Huntsville barrels toward becoming the state's largest city, Mayor Tommy Battle said the population number doesn't matter as much as the quality of life.
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