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Everything posted by PlannedObsolescence

  1. Indeed, they have gone a Longo way away for a Longo time.
  2. You of all people should know the rules of the forums- posters can't defile others on these boards without risk of censure and/or outright banishment.
  3. I defy you to ask any SPHL or ECHL player/coach/staff if they are professional or semi-professional. But then again, arguing with you is like
  4. Here are 2 problems with the above: The SPHL is the Southern Professional Hockey League, not the Southern Semi-Professional League. The SPHL players are professional, not semi-professioinal. A semi-professional athlete is one for whom sport is not a full-time occupation. They are not amateur because they receive regular payment from their team (company), but at a much lower rate than a full-time professional athlete. As a result, players may have (or seek) a second full-time job. A semipro player/team could also be one that represents a place of employment that only the employees are allowed to play on. In this case, it is considered semipro because their employer pays them, but for their regular job, not for playing on the company's team. The boys don't have, and don't seek, a second full-time job during the season.
  5. At the SPHL level, I can guarantee you that no owner in this league will "invest" in an ice plant on his/her own. An ice plant will be on the city/county/arena dime.
  6. Ice plants cost $$$ to install and maintain- why do you have doubts? There are a multitude of arenas in the US that don't have ice plants.
  7. Thanks, @GusMac. Maybe this info will quiet some discussion about expansion back into Augusta.This will also hopefully quell the repartee between @Harlan and @p3tra, and protect Harlan's arse from the wrath of the mods.
  8. You can't play home games either, if you don't have ice.
  9. At least now Peoria doesn't have to pay for a lot of letters to stitch on the backs of home, away, and 3rd jerseys.
  10. True that! He should be tolerant of a half-visor, at least.
  11. Just goin' with what @hockeydoc posted. I suppose he has pretty close contact with the Havoc coaches and staff, and I would hope he wouldn't post anything about a league rule or policy that the Havoc didn't know about. In addition, as @MacGuy wrote: Posted Friday at 10:39 AM Drop a note to the league and see if they give you an answer.
  12. I guess someone 'splained the rule to you wrongly, so I can see your misunderstanding. The "insult" was not aimed specifically at you, however, if you really want to use the word "vailed" (and noted that it's archaic but still acceptable): vail vāl/ verb archaic past tense: vailed; past participle: vailed take off or lower (one's hat or crown) as a token of respect or submission. take off one's hat or otherwise show respect or submission to someone.
  13. They put lots of these on the floor of the arena:
  14. "Total" means "total". If a player has 901 games played, he alone is over the 900 game limit and he can't play in the SPHL. If another veteran (again, remember that a "veteran" is one who has played more than 224 games) has played 677 games (900 - 224 = 676), a team can't have another veteran on its roster. In sum (pardon the pun), 900 is the limit of TOTAL number of games which have been played, prior to this season, by any combination of 1, 2, or 3 "veterans".
  15. A "marksman" isn't necessarily a killer- just a good shooter. From JMC's fave, Wiki: A marksman is a person who is skilled in precision shooting,[1] using accurate precision scoped projectile weapons (in modern days most commonly a designated marksman rifle or a sniper rifle) to shoot at high-value targets at longer-than-usual ranges. In popular and historical usage, "sharpshooter" and "marksman" are considered synonyms.[2][3] Within the shooting sports and military usages today, however, sharpshooter and marksman refer to distinctly different levels of skill, which are never conflated. Specifically, in the US Army, "marksman" is a rating below "sharpshooter" and "expert".[1] Four levels of skill are generally recognized today in both military and civilian shooting circles: unqualified, marksman, sharpshooter, and expert. Marksmanship badges for the three qualified levels are commonly awarded to both civilian and military shooters who attain proficiency in shooting higher than "unqualified". The main difference between military marksmen and snipers is that marksmen are usually considered an organic part of a fireteam of soldiers and are never expected to operate independently, whereas snipers usually work alone or in very small teams with independent mission objectives. Snipers are also often tasked with responsibilities other than delivering long-range fire — specifically, conducting reconnaissance and directing coordinates for artillery fire or air strikes. Within the military, marksmen are sometimes attached to an infantryfireteam or squad (where they are known as designated marksmen) where they support the squad by providing accurate long-range shots at valuable targets as needed, thus extending the effective tactical reach of the fireteam or squad.
  16. Maybe now he'll get the city to officially name the street "Kevin Swider Way".
  17. 'Nuff said. From Ron Maxey's own words in the Commercial Appeal "Though never personally a hockey fan, it's sad"
  18. You forgot to throw in a in addition to the
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