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About TwistedBrass
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  1. Combs Signs Extension

    As an individual I agree with you. But, as you immediately point out, hockey is a business. A performance bond guaranteeing you could survive to the end of the season under any condition is simply business capital. In order to maintain their lines of credit for day-to-day operations, business are often required to maintain a minimum amount of capital in the bank. Why would this be any different? Yes, it increases the initial investment to start a franchise. But it would dissuade the kind of mid-season collapses we've seen in the FHL. Cost-conscious owners should crunch hard numbers at the beginning of every summer. If business conditions are bad and they question whether they'd survive the upcoming season, why risk the performance bond? Shut down before the season starts. Don't drop the puck and hope you can keep the doors open until playoffs. Hope is not a business plan.
  2. Combs Signs Extension

    Since you tout your own experience... If you discovered yourself running the SPHL in lieu of Combs, what would you do? What changes would you make to improve the stability of the existing league and to encourage sustainable new franchises?
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  4. The full season schedule has been announced for the Havoc. The promotional schedule is still TBD. The schedule features: 9 games with Birmingham (5 home, 4 away) 8 games with Peoria (5 home, 3 away) 8 games with Pensacola (4 home, 4 away) 7 games with Knoxville (3 home, 4 away) 7 games with Mississippi (2 home, 5 away) 5 games with Macon (3 home, 2 away) 4 games with Evansville (2 home, 2 away) 4 games with Fayetteville (2 home, 2 away) 4 games with Roanoke (2 home, 2 away) There are three Thursday night games, one Sunday afternoon game, and one Wednesday night (post-Christmas) game. Puck drop will be 7 pm again this year, save for the lone Sunday game which will start at 5 pm. Also, some of the Saturday games (TBD) will start at 3 pm, to share the ice with the UAH Chargers.
  5. Bauer Out!

    It costs money when you can't use the remaining equipment next season and wind up selling it at a discount in a yard sale. On the other hand, that loss buys you goodwill in your local hockey community. Saw plenty of Havoc pants and sticks at the Iceplex this week.
  6. Stanley Cup Finals - Who's going to win?

    I can get to Smashville, but I only have one child to sell. That won't be enough for two tickets. Maybe leave the wife at home?
  7. Here's the protected list announced this afternoon by the league: Stuart Stefan (veteran; 323 games) Sy Nutkevitch (veteran; 240 games) Jordan Wood Nolan Kaiser Christian Powers Tyler French Mike Piluso Lou Educate (ended season on IR) Kyle Sharkey Tyler Steel John Lidgett (was on team suspension from January) Dylan Nowakowski (called up to ECHL Cincinnati) John Daniels (called up to ECHL Wheeling) Players not protected: Adam Courchaine Justin Tateson Michael Holland Ben Kramer Scott Fellnermayr Steven Phee (drafted by Birmingham) Eddie Nolan Rob Simpson Blake Hietala John Clewlow
  8. 2016-17 Season Roster Thread

    Looks like Tyler Steel has his summer planned out with a trip Down Under where he will play for the Adrenaline of the AIHL. Best of luck to him.
  9. Despite years of operating losses for the Pelham Civic Complex, it sounds like they are going all-in for the Birmingham Bulls. If the team's goal is to grow their franchise and ultimately move to the BJCC, this could be a bad investment. Pelham could be on the hook for the renovations while finding themselves without their primary tenant in a few short years. On the other hand, it might be an opportunity to address needed facility changes, plug the hole in the operating budget, and leave Pelham in a stronger position to attract other events afterwards. In the meantime, the Frozen Tide would get to enjoy the upgrades, too. Teams frequently try to convince taxpayers to front the money for new facilities with the lure of "local economic benefits." It remains to be seen whether Pelham's bet will pay off.
  10. Sorry, the error is mine. I've updated the roster thread. McCormick was indeed not on the playoff roster. Eddie Nolan was a scratch for both the Wednesday and Friday games.
  11. Neither Cincinnati (Nowakowski) nor Wheeling (Daniels) clinched playoff berths in the ECHL. Their seasons are done. Sometimes players on call-up will ask to be released to return to their SPHL teams for playoffs. That said, I've not heard anything about either Nowakowski or Daniels coming back.
  12. 2016-17 Season Roster Thread

    There's no transaction posted, but Michael Holland has been added to the playoff roster. Holland hails from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he just completed 4 years of play in the NCAA program there. He played some 3-gamers with Macon in March, was signed, then waived over this past weekend. He earned 1-2-3 points in 9 games with the #1 franchise in the league. Now we'll see what he can do with the Havoc. The playoff roster stands at 19 with the addition of Holland.
  13. 2016-17 Season Roster Thread

    Looks like Willigar won't be joining the Havoc in the first round. 04/07/17 Willigar, Andy (D) placed on 14-day IR 04/07/17 Phee, Steven (C) activated from IR Tateson and Kaiser completed their 4-game suspensions with the the 4/7 game in Fayetteville.

    Per the Havoc front office:
  15. 2016-17 Season Roster Thread

    The Havoc release Tyler Noseworthy as they fine tune the roster for playoffs. Noseworthy notched 1-0-1 points in 10 games and was a minus-7 since joining the Havoc back in February. 04/03/17 Noseworthy, Tyler (RW) placed on waivers 04/03/17 Noseworthy, Tyler (RW) activated from IR Piluso and Phee remain on IR. Both should be eligible for return this week, or they could remain on the shelf while the coach continues to kick the tires on post collegiates McCormick and Sharkey. McCormick is 4-1-5 and Sharkey is 1-4-5, both in 5 games. Speaking of the coach, Detulleo completed his three game suspension and should be back behind the bench for the final games of regular season on the road in Fayetteville. Tateson and "Naiser" each have one more game on suspension.
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