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About Geoff
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  • Birthday 02/26/1988
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  1. Someone doesn't like research or factual accuracy. As it stands, Louisiana currently has two Jr. teams with the Mudbugs of the NAHL and the Louisiana Drillers of the NA3HL.
  2. That's not even apples and oranges. That's apples and aluminum foil. And show me a coach in this league who has coached more than a handful of games in this league (essentially not the midseason replacements) who hasn't done that. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Bremner and Espo have done it already. I may not be with the team anymore but I know what happened in that instance and it's a little more complicated than it sounds. It honestly was a simple mistake. For those firmly on the "Bes pays his players under the table" train, I'd like to point out that Bes took over in Biloxi when Tim Kerr wouldn't pay players under the table and let Walby go. That was a huge factor in why the Surge were in so much debt.
  3. I'd really like to see this evidence. I know for a fact that Pensacola doesn't, or at least didn't, pay their players under the table. Then again, I'm sure a Fayetteville fan knows more about Pensacola than a former member of the Pensacola front office.
  4. As established it was a simple mistake. I agree rules need to be followed but I guarantee that Trudel has skated unsigned players. In fact, I know of one player I can say with absolute certainty that Trudel skated while unsigned last season. It happened in Pensacola. It's like paying players in college football. Everyone has done it and if you think your team hasn't, you're delusional.
  5. It has nothing to do with Kalisz or Hertz. Y'all can put "two and two" together all you want but it had to do with an unsigned player practicing with the team in Peoria. A common practice but Trudel has a reputation and history of narcing on people. With the league's new crackdown on that, a simple mistake mandated a 5-game suspension (the minimum punishment). But I guess y'all wanna keep the tin foil hats on.
  6. You must not pay attention to most the offseason trades in the SPHL. It happens every year. A guy's rights get traded, then he never plays for the new team. A prime example is a guy who is now back in Fayetteville: Kalisz.
  7. UHL Returns For 2018\19 Season

    That's the same logo the UHL was using when they switched to the IHL name.
  8. Rosters at this point are far from set. Don't put too much stock into what is and isn't announced.
  9. That I can not answer. Sometimes their system does that when entering future teams onto a player's profile. Below is the tweet they cite as a source and when you hover over the info icon, it says "For 18/19"
  10. This is for 2018-19. I'm not sure what Frenchie is doing this season but as of right now, his commitment to U of Moncton is for next season. Regarding the use of the word, "veteran": Bes doesn't write these releases. The guy who does is probably used to the NHL definition of "veteran" being someone who's experienced.
  11. FHL's Future Unclear?

    I'm sure the FHL loves their only southern team saying, "we're just doing this to get an SPHL team." lol
  12. Tallahassee - no suitable arena due to lack of available dates Mobile - not suitable arena NOLA - no suitable arena due to issues at other buildings and the Bensons' lack of willingness to share the Smoothie King Center Baton Rouge - honestly don't know enough about the current state of affairs there
  13. Lol, that's not the interior under construction. Right now the Gardens are used mostly as a large storage unit. I'd love for it to happen (and it will if I hit the Power Ball) but it is definitely not happening right now.
  14. Two More Signings

    And this is precisely why you don't make major announcements on a Friday unless you intentionally want it lost in the weekend news cycle.
  15. If true, I'll apologize for my inaccuracy but I trust my source.
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