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hockeydoc

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  1. Let me tell you that I don't intentionally disseminate false information (or to use the current lexicon, "fake news"). As I posted in another thread, I am in no way a spokesman for the Havoc (or the SPHL for that matter), but when someone on the Havoc staff tell me something, I consider that information pretty reliable, especially in this particular discussion of the vet rule. At the risk of supporting P.O., all 9 other teams in the league played by the same 900-game limit last season. There was absolutely no reason for the Havoc to have 3 vets on the roster with only a cap of 900 total games while the rest of the teams could have vets with more experience on their rosters. Doc
  2. I am in no way a spokesman for the Havoc (much less the SPHL), but when the staff tell me something, I consider the info pretty reliable. Doc
  3. Thanks. Just curious as to what you edited in or out before re-posting. Doc
  4. Go back to the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs "Protected List Thoughts" started on 5/30/18, which you posted in, so I do think you've seen this before: Marksmen3519 Marksmen Moderator Forum Moderator 682 3,499 posts Posted June 1 I still havent seen any "Official" release that "Vet GP" has dropped to 900. Asked the Sin Bin and they said they havent seen a change either. Quote MacGuy Senior Moderator Senior Moderator 1,012 9,374 posts Posted June 1 Drop a note to the league and see if they give you an answer. Quote hockeydoc 119 214 posts Posted June 5 There was no "official release" and it's not in the SPHL rule book. See my post on 5/15/18. So unless the Havoc coaches/staff are stupid and don't know the league policy, or they are content with having "veterans" with less total game experience than other teams' "veterans" in the league (neither of which I believe is true), consider the limit a total of 900 games. Doc
  5. Just stated a fact over 2 months ago. Thanks for the applause- (or are the clapping hands just ?) Doc
  6. Thanks for confirming what I posted over 2 months ago: Posted May 15 Per Havoc staff, there was a limit of 900 games combined played by "veterans" this past season, and it won't drop this upcoming season. FYI, a "veteran" is a player who has played 224 pro games. Doc Doc
  7. Still get a great laugh from this one- probably the funniest Havoc ad ever! Doc
  8. The power of Facebook, Tumblr, etc is frightening. On a recent trip to Alberta, as soon as we stepped off the plane Facebook welcomed my wife to Canada, and she wasn't even logged on to Facebook. She also looked at some airbnb listings in Louisville, KY (where our son lives) and both gave recommendations (she wasn't even logged onto airbnb, just used the links supplied by our son, much less wasn't logged onto Facebook or Tumblr at the time either). Info sharing among these juggernauts is scary, which is why I'm not on any social media (except these forums). Doc
  9. As a retired Air Force Reservist, I'll drink to that! . Doc
  10. Oly and Clew also played in Huntsville and were well-liked by the fans here, too. Doc
  11. Thanks for your support (I guess). Doc
  12. There was no "official release" and it's not in the SPHL rule book. See my post on 5/15/18. So unless the Havoc coaches/staff are stupid and don't know the league policy, or they are content with having "veterans" with less total game experience than other teams' "veterans" in the league (neither of which I believe is true), consider the limit a total of 900 games. Doc
  13. Having been a team doc since 1997, starting with the Channel Cats, then the Tornado, then the Channel Cats again, and now the Havoc, let me shed some light on this. The CHL CC's folded and didn't have a team in 2001 (I guess fortunately for me since I was called up by the Air Force Reserves after 9/11 and was not able to be in Huntsville that season). John Cherney bought the franchise and renamed it the Tornado for the 2002-3 season. That name didn't stick well with Huntsville/Madison County residents as the area had (and has) been hit hard with tornadoes, so the CC name was revived for the 2003-4 season. When Keith Jeffries bought the franchise from Mr Cherney, the CC name was not allowed to continue. In fact, even banners of CC championships and retired numbers of CC players were removed from the VBC. I don't know all the politics of "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..." so I won't comment on that statement. Doc
  14. Per Havoc staff, there was a limit of 900 games combined played by "veterans" this past season, and it won't drop this upcoming season. FYI, a "veteran" is a player who has played 224 pro games. Doc
  15. How many IBs are still in town? Most of the Havoc players have already left for their homes. Doc
  16. My hockey income is $0- all volunteer. Ooooohhh noooooooo, Mr Bill, please not "The Perfesser". Government CMS and insurances set the fees paid- I'm stuck. Doc
  17. Y'all need help, but it won't come cheap- Doc
  18. Havoc would have won after the 2 games anyway under this format- though even number of goals (8 in aggregate- 6-5 Havoc at Peoria, 3-2 Rivermen at Huntsville), Havoc had more "away" goals- 6-3. Doc
  19. Sorry, I don't do telemedicine; I only treat ER patients and the Havoc team. Plus, many of those kinds of meds are OTC. Doc
  20. They will be there Wednesday, and if necessary, on Sunday. Doc
  21. Goalies just have to be on the roster for 5 games to be eligible for the playoffs- even being the back-up counts. Sakellaropoulos played (and won) on 1/6/18 and was b-u on 1/5/18 and 1/9/18 before his call-up. Thus, he needs to be listed on the roster for just 2 more games of Pensacola's remaining regular season schedule. He wasn't listed on poinstreak tonight, but Pensy didn't have a b-u goalie listed on the game sheet (as of yet, but neither did Macon) and Pensy still has 2 regular season games to go, so I'm guessing that Mr S will be eligible (I don't think Coach Bes would do something really stupid like not having an eligible b-u goalie). Doc
  22. Correct, no, and yes. Regarding the last statement- 5 games in the current SPHL season regardless of how many teams a player was with (as long as he wasn't called up to another league after the deadline) Regarding the college kids who have recently signed after completing their college/university careers: see my post in the "SPHL League" thread "ATO v PTO". These kids are eligible to be on playoff rosters without having played 5 SPHL games if they're good enough. Doc
  23. Update: the college kids who sign ATOs are eligible to be on the playoff rosters even if they haven't played 5 games in the SPHL. Doc
  24. 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
  25. Congratulations to the Havoc ownership, staff, team, and especially the fans. For the 3rd year in a row, the Havoc have set a new league record in total attendance: Huntsville 133,672 28 4,774-total, home games, average attendance
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