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  1. I never knew until you posted this that he coached in Roanoke. Granted, I wasn’t born when he was around. Anyway, did a quick hockeyDB search and he won a championship here. That’s a neat connection: I was first introduced to Torts in 95-96 when he coached my hometown Rochester Americans to their most recent Calder Cup.
  2. Playoffs 2018-19

    I’m not opposed to a 2-game total goal series, but doesn’t that further dwindle the advantage of a top seed? No extra home game if it goes the distance. All you get is a choice of opponent and maybe a choice of playing home 1st or 2nd in the rare instance arena availability doesn’t make that choice for you. In a league where 80% are already making the playoffs, the regular season needs all the help it can get to remain important.
  3. Update On LancerLot

    And a second “playoff home” for future scheduling conflicts. Because, as we previously hashed out for way too long in a thread, this problem is never going away in the minor leagues.
  4. Huntsville owes Pensacola a big favor. They are the big winners out of this having Mississippi fall to them. I’d be ecstastic about that matchup. Glad to see it didn’t go 1-8, 2-7, 3-6: that would have dampened the intrigue of this excellent idea.
  5. Peoria

    Not good for the Dawgs. But Peoria made the right “hockey decision”. It’s unfortunate because I really felt like we had a good chance to pull an upset against anyone else in this field. I’ll be taking the Rivs in a sweep.
  6. Playoff games

    That’s bizarre. We just saw Macon and Columbus play a 3-in-3 Tue-Thu last year. All I can think is that they couldn’t find teams willing to host a Tue game 1 to make that work.
  7. Playoff games

    My rebuttal (can’t believe I’m even dissecting it on this level): is that it would have to be a Wed-Fri-Sun series for travel. Peoria’s other 4 options are *whips out handy mileage chart from this board* each between 276-569 miles, within the realm of overnight travel, but Roanoke is 700 away. Can’t remember the league allowing that many miles on a back-to-back. Peoria fans may be able to correct me on this.
  8. Playoff games

    This is 100% a winning idea. I believe we’ll see higher leagues start to copy this just as they did with 3-on-3. As far as matchups, I agree Macon is most likely. Mississippi and Evansville are weaker teams right now so I’m expecting them to be off the board 1st and 2nd.
  9. Playoff games

    How so? The Flyers will obviously get game 3 at home, and the Bay Center is booked Sat & Sun. I can’t remember the SPHL ever letting a 1st round series go beyond Sun, so that leaves Fri for game 3. I don’t see any way to jigsaw a series into that window besides beginning in Lynchburg Wed (maybe Tue to allow a travel day), then Thurs and Fri in Florida. The only opportunity for a weekend home game I can imagine is an unlikely matchup with Knoxville, where a 1-1-1 format would be more likely than a 1-2. If nothing else this format has given us fans something to talk about as we hypothesize on 4+ playoff schedules for each team!
  10. Playoff games

    Hmm...Wednesday. Feels like I called this... You see, no need to panic about the travel.
  11. In case you missed it

    I’d be schocked if there wasn’t fisticuffs dotting at least one of the matchups. I’m interested to see how Bremner coaches the guys to approach it. Given the kind of player he was, you have to think they’ll send a message to the league heading into the playoffs that they won’t be pushed around. Just tow that line: don’t need anyone suspended or injured from meaningless games.
  12. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    As seen earlier, I did Columbus and Louisiana because my season mode needed 12 teams. There’s no preset colors that you can use on this one. I pulled up their logo and held it next to my TV while making custom shades of orange, olive, and cream, and they’re still not perfect. Hard colors to replicate.
  13. Playoffs

    Where I disagree with most others on remaining schedule is that I think Roanoke has an easy road. I feel like the prevailing idea is that Peoria will blitz the Dawgs with all of their might, but why? They’ll have #1 locked up soon and nothing to play for. These last 4 are a scouting trip to find out if they want a 3-game extension with Roanoke to start their cup run. I fully expect the Dawgs to at least split the 4 and Bulls to lose 1, thus B-Ham is out.
  14. Since B-Ham has only 4 games left, any combination of 6 points gained by Dawgs or lost by Bulls clinches a playoff spot. Could clinch as early as Friday, but this weekend at home looks like a real possibility. Bulls have 2 at Pensacola, who are in the thick of a battle for a “pick spot” this weekend. I’m liking the Dawgs’ chances.
  15. Playoff games

    Seems likely. I think a couple earlier posters are making an incorrect assumptions that Roanoke gets game 2 of a 3-in-3 weekend. Unless the Dawgs were playing Fayetteville or Knoxville, you’d probably see game 1 in Roanoke followed by a travel off-day before 2+3 at the high seed. Think Wed / Fri / Sat. Roanoke is an outlier for travel like Peoria, and that’s how the league has preferred to schedule Rivs’ series in the past.
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