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  1. Welcome to the 21st century and modern medicine and surgical techniques. Fayetteville has similar facilities so if that incident had happened there I'm sure he would have been in the stands at the Crown, too. Doc
  2. Mayhem Roster

    Per Havoc coaching staff, a team can sign a college kid for up to 3 consecutive ATOs (9 games total) before signing him to a regular contract or releasing him.
  3. I think

    Teams' contracts with their arena management may or may not give them a slice of the revenue. In any case, it doesn't cost the venue more than $2 per beer, hot dog, soda, etc so there's still some profit to be made, just not as much as when beer is at regular price. The vendor sure is not losing any money with these promotions.
  4. I remember when this song first came out. I have sung it frequently. Doc
  5. They know I'm beyond help. I often joke with my ER colleagues and psych screeners that there's a bed in the psych ward with my name over it, as a "memorial bed", and that I'm out on "work release".
  6. No offense to the mods, and the good Lord knows I may need a psych consult for supporting P.O., but I think s/he has a valid question. The previous topic "Potential Expansion" is still an open active topic which has not been locked to further discussion. I do like JMC's Yul Brynner pharaoh reply. Doc
  7. You're welcome. Take 2 aspirins and PM me in the morning. I'll send you the bill within 2-3 business days.
  8. Mayhem Roster

    Please see what I just posted in the "SPHL League" section. Doc
  9. I talked with the Havoc coaches last night and tonight about the differences between these 2 "tryouts". ATOs are for college/university guys who have completed their careers at their respective schools and now turn pro. The league grants 5 ATOs per team. They are for 3 games, and the guys get paid a per-game salary for 3 games, whether they play or not (they can get paid, since they are no longer under NCAA restrictions regarding earning money to play). Once a team has played 3 consecutive games, the ATO is done, and the kid has to be signed to a regular contract or let go. These are a good way to evaluate new guys to stay on the team for the playoffs or get invited to training camp the next season. PTOs are also 3-gamers, but for players who are already pros. The league cut down the number of 3-gamers from 10 to 4 per team. Since teams now have 19-man rosters, the thought was that teams would not need as many 3-game tryouts. These guys also get paid the same amount as an ATO player for those 3 games, whether they play or not, and when the team has played 3 consecutive games these players too have to be signed to a regular contract or let go. The ATO and PTO salaries do not count against the team's salary cap. Teams are still allowed to dress only 16 skaters and 2 goalies per game. Doc
  10. I'm an ER doc, can't help with this issue. Doc
  11. Also a former Huntsville Havoc player in 2012-13: 2012-13 Huntsville Havoc SPHL 39 7 9 16 83 4 | 2013-14 Mississippi Surge SPHL 40 9 11 20 107 5 | Tulsa Oilers CHL 20 1 2 3 23 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0 2014-15 Terrace River Kings CIHL 14 17 14 31 76 | Playoffs 6 6 3 9 16 2015-16 Terrace River Kings CIHL 13 14 5 19 56 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 28 2016-17 Terrace River Kings CIHL 5 3 3 6 23 | 2017-18 Pensacola Ice Flyers SPHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
  12. Venting is a good way of lessening mental stress, helping reduce the risk of a heart attack. Doc
  13. Fox

    It wasn't Fox- it was Bates.
  14. I saw a water bottle come on the ice right after the game ended- didn't know then where it came from but now I can guess, plus Coach Carr may have had some choice naughty words and/or gestures for Mr Szczurek, Mr Krasnichuk (the 2 refs), Mr Barreca, and/or Mr Williams (the 2 linesmen). Regarding http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/7238583, I just saw the 1st 2 Havoc goals and the 1st IB goal on the clip, not the 2nd IB goal or the OT goal. Doc
  15. Many thanks to those who bid on jerseys, sticks, and ties. Special props to Wanda Amos, who plunked down 10K for Willigar's jersey, then gave it to a local Huntsville family who's a "NICU grad". Well over half a million dollars has been raised in the 12 years the Melissa George Night has been done! What progress has been made in just those 12 years. Believe me, when I was in residency back in the dark ages, the technology now is quite amazing, and these little ones surely need it. I can also tell you those NICU nurses and doctors are tremendous and have great skill- they take care of their charges incredibly well and for so long until the kids are ready to leave the NICU. I delivered a 23-week one in the ER a while back and the few minutes I had to manage that tiny patient until the NICU team came down was truly frightening for me, and humbling to see the way they immediately helped me and the staff in the "adult" ER and got that baby over to the NICU so quickly and expertly. We are blessed to have the high-quality NICU that we do at Huntsville Hospital, and to have the players, fans and staff to support the Melissa George Night at a Havoc game is a sweet added bonus. Doc
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