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SJSharkies4ever

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  1. Expansion

    The last Winston team were the Cyclones (Twin City Cyclones), aka the Macon Mayhem. Bob Kerzner's explanation was due to lack of attendance. Their existence in Winston were the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. Twin City 30,698 26 1,180 Twin City 33,909 30 1,130 They averaged a mere 1,154 per game in the 2 seasons they were there.
  2. Expansion

    I have to keep saying this. Greensboro WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, see hockey again. Please trust me on this. I was born at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in the year 1980. Cone Hospital is the biggest hospital in Greensboro. I lived in Greensboro for the vast majority of my life, up until January 2016, when I moved to the foothills of NC. I am Greensboro born and bred. I loved my Monarchs. But as long as Nancy is mayor, Matt Brown and Scott Johnson are directors of the Coliseum, we WILL NEVER SEE hockey again. Besides, the Coliseum would put any SPHL arena to shame! 21,000+ seats. Even the lower half of the arena is nearly 10,000 seats. Evansville is good. The team is owned by the arena management. They are good.
  3. Playoffs

    Did I say a guarantee?
  4. Playoffs

    As we already know, especially with my keen sense of mathematical evaluations, 3 teams have officially clinched the playoffs: Peoria Rivermen Pensacola Ice Flyers Huntsville Havoc Friday's games have some serious playoff implications attached. Let's analyze some key match-ups that could either make or break a team's season. Birmingham @ Knoxville: This match-up could essentially could seriously hinder the Bulls' playoff chances, should Roanoke and Mississippi finish on a stronger note. The playoff clinching is based on Birmingham, despite them being in the playoffs, due to the Bulls having a current maximum points possible of 61. Should the Bears win, this will give them 62 points and essentially guarantee their berth into the postseason, for a chance at another title. Macon @ Peoria: This match is mostly about Macon grabbing a playoff spot. All the Mayhem would need to do is lose in either overtime or a shootout to gain 1 point and clinch a berth, despite what Birmingham does. On the Rivermen side, this would put them one game closer to clinching the regular season title, especially if Pensacola loses in Evansville, considering Pensacola's elimination number from the title is at 6. Remember, with every Peoria win and Pensacola loss, the number for Pensacola decreases by 2. So, in as little as three games, Peoria could clinch the RS title. Roanoke @ Huntsville: This is not as serious as the previous two, however, a Huntsville win, combined with a Pensacola loss, puts Huntsville that much closer to being a team to write its own playoff destiny. A Roanoke loss could put the Dawgs in a sticky situation where they can not afford to lose many more games before being eliminated. Stuck in a tie with Mississippi, the final playoff position could come down to the wire. On the other hand, the loss combined with Mississippi winning in Fayetteville could hamper the Dawgs. These are just a few implications that are on tap for the next slate of games scheduled for Friday.
  5. He did say if there was no ice.
  6. Where do you hear this? Because I specifically heard Carver Arena.
  7. Yea, sorry Mac. Game #1: @ Roanoke (via Liberty University) @ 7:00 PM ET Game #2: at Peoria @ 7:15 PM CT Game #3: at Peoria (if necessary) @ 7:15 PM CT
  8. Wow, that is shocking! #1 Peoria Rivermen vs. #8 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Early elimination possibility for Peoria
  9. Playoffs

    LOL...my luck I'd make a bet and get all the match ups wrong
  10. Playoffs

    Yep. so it is as follows: #1 Peoria #2 Macon #3 Pensacola #4 Huntsville #5 Knoxville #6 Evansville #7 Mississippi #8 Roanoke Playoff match ups will be as follows (I guarantee it ): #1 Peoria vs. #6 Evansville #2 Macon vs. #5 Knoxville #3 Pensacola vs. #7 Mississippi #4 Huntsville vs. #8 Roanoke
  11. Playoffs

    Thanks for the chuckle. I knew you would be able to pass up an easy target.
  12. Playoffs

    LOL Better? Nevermind. I made a mistake on my standings. I thought Birmingham won 8-7 when it was in fact 7-0 Macon. My eyes ain't what they use to be.
  13. Playoffs

  14. Playoffs

    Actually, it is interesting right now. Pensacola needs 1 point to mathematically secure 2nd Macon needs 1 point to secure 3rd Knoxville needs 1 point to secure 5th Evansville needs 1 point to secure 6th 1st is locked in with Peoria 8th is locked in with Roanoke 5th is basically locked in with Knoxville 4th is basically locked in by Huntsville Mississippi can tie Evansville but would finish 6th due to more wins Macon can finish 2nd if Pensacola loses due to HTH advantage
  15. Now that all 8 teams have clinched, I want to create a discussion among everyone and see their thoughts and opinions, especially with the new challenge round. We all know the top 3 have their choice of picks, and sadly, the #4 seed is stuck with whomever is left over. But for fun, let's see what everyone thinks about potential playoff match ups. #1 Peoria is locked in as regular season champ, and thus will have the first pick. Now considering Evansville can not finish greater than 5th in the standings, I am certain, from a distance perspective, the Rivermen will choose the Thunderbolts. The Bolts need a single point to eliminate any chance of finishing worse than 6th. First Round Prediction: #1 Peoria vs. Evansville (98% chance) Currently, Pensacola is sitting second in the standings, with Macon right behind, and ironically, the two play Thursday night. Pensacola will need this regulation win to help cement their second pick for the challenge round. Due to the chance of Huntsville and Macon finishing in the top 4, there are only 3 other teams Pensacola will have to choose from, Mississippi, Roanoke and Knoxville. First Round Prediction: Pensacola vs. Mississippi (67% chance) With the first two down, and the last team to choose, Macon can clearly finish third and only two other teams to pick from, Roanoke and Knoxville. Sticking with the travel perspective, I can see Macon choosing Knoxville. First Round Prediction: Macon vs. Knoxville (50% chance) This leaves Huntsville with no choice in the matter and would be forced to play Roanoke. First Round Prediction: Huntsville vs. Roanoke (100% chance) What are everyone's thoughts?
  16. Updated as of 4/5/2018 10:27 PM ET RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- y-Peoria Rivermen 54 37 12 5 79 .731 34 204 150 +54 20-5-1 17-7-4 -- 2 +2 x-Macon Mayhem 54 32 16 6 70 .648 32 205 171 +34 17-9-1 15-7-5 -- 3 -1 x-Pensacola Ice Flyers 54 32 16 6 70 .648 30 184 151 +33 18-7-3 14-9-3 -- 4 -1 x-Huntsville Havoc 54 29 16 9 67 .620 27 193 170 +23 19-8-1 10-8-8 -- 5 -- x-Knoxville Ice Bears 54 29 19 6 64 .593 27 200 177 +23 18-7-1 11-12-5 -- 6 -- x-Evansville Thunderbolts 54 26 20 8 60 .556 25 181 186 -5 14-9-4 12-11-4 -- 7 -- x-Mississippi RiverKings 54 27 25 2 56 .519 25 175 175 0 13-12-1 14-13-1 -- 8 -- x-Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 54 25 25 4 54 .500 20 166 188 -22 13-14-1 12-11-3 -- 9 -- Birmingham Bulls 54 22 27 5 49 .454 19 155 187 -32 15-10-1 7-17-4 E 10 -- Fayetteville Marksmen 54 11 37 6 28 .259 9 140 248 -108 6-18-4 5-19-2 E x - Clinched playoff berth y - Won regular season title
  17. I am making this thread to post the weekly standings for the SPHL, with the magic numbers included for the teams facing elimination. These standings will be updated weekly in this thread, and will cease once the playoff teams are finalized or the final game of the season is played; whichever shall come first. Updated as of 10/25/2017 1:34 AM ET RANK TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 Mississippi RiverKings 2 2 0 0 4 1.000 2 7 4 +3 2-0-0 0-0-0 -- 2 Evansville Thunderbolts 2 1 0 1 3 .750 1 8 7 +1 1-0-1 0-0-0 -- 3 Huntsville Havoc 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 5 1 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 4 Pensacola Ice Flyers 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 0 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 5 Fayetteville Marksmen 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 3 +1 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 6 Peoria Rivermen 2 1 1 0 2 .500 0 7 8 -1 0-0-0 1-1-0 -- 7 Knoxville Ice Bears 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-0-0 0-1-0 -- 8 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-1-0 0-0-0 -- 9 Birmingham Bulls 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 1 3 -2 0-0-0 0-1-0 56 10 Macon Mayhem 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0 1 9 -8 0-2-0 0-0-0 55
  18. Playoff watch and predictions

    The picks would still be the same in my predictions despite whether or not Macon or Pensacola finishes ahead of each other. If the top 3 teams focus on travel as a deciding factor for the first round, then Macon will most likely either choose Knoxville (my prediction) or Mississippi. Peoria and Pensacola both are NOT choosing Roanoke, unless they want an easy trip into the semifinals in their minds. That is a hefty trip for both teams, especially with Evansville being Peoria's neck of the woods. My prediction is still the same: Peoria vs. Evansville Macon vs. Knoxville Pensacola vs. Mississippi Huntsville vs. Roanoke
  19. New Coach and staff please!

    I'm up for the job!
  20. Playoff watch and predictions

    It is good to see such a great discussion brewing. But, regardless, whether they start on Wednesday or Thursday, that would give them a chance to have back-to-back home games and then hit the road. There is the benefit of being a higher seed.
  21. I figured I would do something a bit different than just post the roster. Have a gander. This will keep all Bulls' fans abreast of up-to-date stats in addition to knowing the roster.
  22. Playoff watch and predictions

    Okay, let's analyze shall we? Thursday Pensacola plays Macon. Macon sits 3rd with 68 points and Pensacola 2nd with 70. Pensacola wins, it drops Macon to a MPP (max points possibility) of 72 points, should Pensacola win in regulation. If an OT or SO loss, then they drop to 73 MPP and then we head to Friday. Considering the wins tiebreaker is not going to decide it, Pensacola would improve to 5-3-1 over Macon in HTH competition, so they clinch second place through tiebreaker. Macon needs 1 point and Huntsville needs 2 points to secure a top 4 finish over Knoxville. I believe come Friday, Pensacola will write the script for them securing #2 and eliminating Knoxville from the top 4.
  23. Playoff watch and predictions

    The dates are for the 14-15th. So considering that the playoffs would probably either start Tuesday or Wednesday, I say the Flyers pick the Kings and they would have back-to-back days at home Wednesday and Thursday and play game 3 in Mississippi over the weekend on Saturday. That way it gives the Bay Center a couple of days to prep for the competitions. But I stand firm with the Flyers choosing the Kings. It's a guarantee Peoria picks Evansville, so the remaining three would be Dawgs, Kings or Bears. The Kings would be the closest match for the Flyers.
  24. I may need to email them again and make sure they still have my number. Trust me when I say, I couldn't do any worse than the Marksmen have done this year. This season is one for the books, and I do mean record books!
  25. FHL opens merger talks with the SPHL

    According to what sources? There are only 4 FHL franchises left, with North Shore and Cornwall ceasing operations. None of which, aside from Carolina, playing in any suitable arena. Even Carolina's arena would be the smallest compared to all other SPHL markets. Birmingham -- 4,100 Evansville -- 9,034 Fayetteville -- 9,500 Huntsville -- 6,200 Knoxville -- 4,973 Macon -- 6,550 Mississippi -- 8,400 Pensacola -- 8,150 Peoria -- 9,919 Roanoke -- 8,672 Carolina -- 4,000 The average seating capacity of the entire league is 7,550. Winston-Salem, I am sure would be welcomed, shoot I would welcome them and become a fan because Winston is considered part of home where I originally come from. But They would need a new owner, as in not Barry Soskin and would need to show they can compete and be sustainable with other SPHL markets. Corporate involvement is not fluid throughout the ranks. Where you may spend a couple thousand on a dasher ad in the F, it could cost nearly $5k for that same ad in the SP, or even more advanced where the cost in in the 10,000 range for a single ad. McMorran Place is even smaller @ 3,400. Palmer Arena even smaller @ 2,350 Danbury Ice Arena @ 3,000 or so Carolina, Danville and Port Huron all owned by Barry Soskin, which I do believe would be disapproved by the BoG's in the SPHL. I do not think that people can hold majority ownership in multiple teams in the SPHL. Minority I am sure is fine, but majority I doubt would be allowed.
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