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About robard
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  1. I’ll go ahead and put 21-52 on here.
  2. What would your lines look like? You're only allowed to use the current roster. Tiutchenko Mele Tellstrom Mueller Moreso Babenko Gustaffson Murray Vandergunst Gandara Tatrn Spraggs Sova Goz Kravtchouk Bauer Scneider Rowland Barone Zenzola I would also make Mele captain and Gandara and alternate Additionally, which players would you trade? I would trade Spraggs, Schneider, and possibly Moreso. In exchange, I would try to get faster, bigger, and more skilled players in return (easier said than done).
  3. It just boggles my mind how many people preface everything they say about the team with “_______ is such a great person with a great family.” I really don’t care how nice or great anyone in the Rail Yard Dawgs organization is off the ice. So many people use that as an excuse. “Well the team is terrible and has not improved at all but they’re all great people.” However, I will say that is refreshing to see a player that is nice and all of that. I read that article about Dennis Sicard. Now, if most players on Roanoke were like him I would not complain. He seems like a great guy AND he plays with intensity. On the other hand, someone like Riley Spraggs, he may be nice but he’s slow, not aggressive, and doesn’t really try unless he has the puck. As much hype that surrounds that guy, you’d think he had 45 points this season. I’m sorry that I’m not the biggest fan of Spraggs. Roanoke desperately needs a dynamic player.
  4. Guys, Ftorek has this under control. He is ushering in a new era of hockey where instead of being aggressive you're nice to the opponents. Of course there will be some growing pains but in a few years Roanoke will be the top team. Have any of you ever seen the Miracle movie about the 1980 Olympic games? Remember how much team USA struggled but then eventually won it all? Ftorek has a plan and it will work. He and his family are such great people.
  5. I don’t get why people think we should just blindly follow the team or that because you criticize that means you don’t support them.
  6. Should I preemptively post “22-51” on the RYD social media pages?
  7. I don’t think putting De Melo on waivers was the right answer. Yeah he did 3 stupid things that basically cost the game. However, the coach should’ve benched him after that first empty net goal to light a fire under him. Let him find his game. I don’t understand why Ftorek basically starts a different goalie every night. Goalies are weird if they get in a rhythm they are great but get them out of it and they’re terrible.
  8. I’ve heard that Ftorek, his family, and many of the players on the team are really nice and overall good people! That’s the kind of people we need! We may not win games but at least we have nice people!
  9. I am all for donating to charity but I am also not going to overpay for something either. I don't really like the auction system for the jerseys. I have seen jersey auctions conducted by other teams and it's a much easier, less chaotic process. I guess I think it's kind of crazy to pay $300-$500 dollars for a game worn SPHL jersey when one could easily buy a game worn NHL jersey for much less. Aside from the normal jerseys, the special jerseys are pretty cheap so I really cannot justify spending several hundred dollars on a cheaply made jersey. I do like the designs of the ones that they have worn this and last season (except that awful looking military jersey). I was hoping to grab a Russell jersey this year but I guess that isn't happening.
  10. The person that is Diesel is also Mugsy and is learning to skate. Does anyone else think the jerseys end up going for way too much at auction?
  11. I am rather upset by the Russell trade. Yeah he is only 5'8" and hasn't scored that much this season but that is because he is hardly played. If he was given more playing time I guarantee that he would have way more goals. For the limited amount that he plays he has a lot of scoring chances. I hope the new guy has the same amount of heart or more than Russell has. Russell is a grinder and we need more of that on the team. He is smaller and has to fight for the puck and usually comes up with it. As for De Melo being placed on waivers, I don't feel one way or the other about that. The one thing that I will say is that I don't understand the goalie rotation. Barone had a great game on Friday night but then De Melo starts on Saturday. I get the idea of not overplaying a goalie but if a goalie gets into a rhythm and is riding a hot streak you keep them in net. I hope this team can decided on who the number one goalie is and give them the majority of the playing time.
  12. Who were the other candidates? A hockey puck and an empty gatorade bottle?
  13. A good goalie doesn’t come out of the net on two separate occasions and give the other team an empty net goal essentially. On one of those he fired it back at the net almost scoring on himself. That was the most idiotic play I’ve ever seen a goalie make.
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