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Carey Mahoney

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  1. They are not counting games played for Fayetteville towards their professional games. That clears up the problem for everyone. If they do change their mind and consider Fayetteville a professional franchise, the great news is that defensemen are in demand in this league and McNeil will disappear pretty quickly.
  2. Not sure about this. Even his own family think he's a Moran.
  3. I would assume he is a decent guy and teammate. That means a lot at some point. I do believe coaches are enamored with his size, though. He is also a fairly decent skater for that size. He is a decent hockey player that gives you glimpses on occasion of what kind of player they are obviously hoping he is. The problem is that it is always just glimpses. He disappears for extended stretches of time. He's not an embarrassment on the ice, but if you are having to build a team at this point with him on it, you have problems. At best, he is a tenth forward on a team hoping to find a young replacement or awaiting a call-up to drop to the roster. If you need Kyle McNeil on your team, you have roster problems.
  4. Just look at the team statistics for anywhere he had played in his career. Your team has an exceptional chance of being below .500 if Kyle McNeil is part of your roster. It is too frequent to be coincidental. He, in no way, makes your team better. Kyle McNeil is a wasted roster spot. In addition, if you are having thoughts that he's your enforcer/tough guy, you are delusional. Any legitimate middle weight or heavyweight tough guy in the SPHL is licking their chops when McNeil starts his incessant chirping just hoping he's foolish enough to drop his gloves. He is a punching bag at this level. I am just shocked that Carr would sign this guy based on the type of athletes he appears to typically pursue. I hope he is just training camp fodder. If not, that indicates Carr is having an extremely difficult time recruiting or heavily leaning on ECHL cuts to fill out his roster a few weeks into the season. If he needs a tough guy, he'd be better off with Dennis Sicard, even if he only has one functional arm.
  5. I guess if we are built around guys like McNeil, we can just surrender now. What a bum!
  6. I hear these last two are basically Pronger/Niedermayer. They are way under the radar.
  7. I would have put it closer to the ceiling, but to each his own.
  8. That explains his questionable hits on the boards that occur at least once a game. He doesn't know he's 15 feet short.
  9. Will Landmesser move, or is he entrenched in the community?
  10. Any news on a coach? There's a lot of recruiting and signing going on to be without a coach for much longer.
  11. I'd love to understand the salary ranges of coaches in the various leagues. The jumps and maneuvers for pay raises and possible increased opportunity are pretty interesting at those junior to college to minors levels.
  12. That's a pretty amazing price for such an offer. That should lure a pile of kids if it's promoted well.
  13. Pretty good signing for you guys. He's not a great player. He's not a great fighter. He can skate a regular shift, and he can fight and provide some toughness if needed. His versatility with those things makes him pretty useful. He's a good line-up piece for you all, assuming you have the right pieces around him. He's not a guy to expect to over-achieve from what I saw of him in Knoxville as a home player and few times as visitor.
  14. He's retired permanently, kind of like about 800 Fayetteville hockey fans. Hope that's better.
  15. Is there any chance this is so McNeil can be coached to win his first fight and then ride off into the retirement sunset?
  16. Nah, just gonna flip over a poop emoji.
  17. Not sure. He proved himself in many ways. Deserved an extension. Not sure why three years, though. Where is he going that they wouldn't have let him out of his contract to go anyway (like moving up to ECHL)? Three years is a lot of time in this league. Scott Hillman showed quickly that he was a great coach at this level, so he got this type of treatment back in the day. I"m not sure Carr showed quite that impressively. I mean that is like ten or twelve in Fayetteville coaching years.
  18. It was actually Swider, Sich, and Vitek. The league was terrified that 3 of the best scorers in league history were going to be on the same team, so they screwed Knoxville just as the season was ramping up. They prevented Swider's return the previous year because he retired and worked in the front office. A second player also worked in the front office, and there was or is some sort of rule that only one player per season can be employed by the front office. The SPHL office should pay Knoxville child support at this point.
  19. Berkley Scott was the only veteran on Knoxville's roster all year. His game total was not extremely large for the veteran total either.
  20. How far out would you have to live before they'd consider it?
  21. He still lives there. His girlfriend/fiance/wife lives in Knoxville (I assume, as I've not verified his relationship status). He has been living long distance from her playing in Macon the last couple of years. Pure speculation, but I would think he doesn't want to continue that much longer. If he were to play, I would think Knoxville may be the only option he'd want for that. Also, Knoxville needs a veteran. They need a tough guy. They did not use Howe hardly at all in the enforcer role last year, so I'd think they'd want an enforcer kind of guy that can play meaningful shifts.
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