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Upper Deck Larry

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Upper Deck Larry last won the day on November 11

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  1. Sure. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.
  2. Lopsided win at home for Huntsville. Smoke and mirrors don't work on the road.
  3. They only have 2 defensemen that can play. I don't know how good the forwards are because they cannot control the puck long enough for me to tell. They are constantly compensating for the lack of speed and physicality of the defensemen. Their passing is atrocious, however. I cannot figure out yet how they even stay close in these games. They are brutally bad, and without the excellent goaltending, they'd be a total disaster.
  4. It should be Get Drunk Enough to Watch This ****** Hockey Team Lager
  5. Knoxville's newspaper has almost no local writers still employed. Their staff has been cut to nothing. There is very, very little local information that is covered. There is a local politics and crime beat and a couple beat writers for UT athletics. They will be online only very soon, and being out of business is probably not far behind. It's a sad condition in Knoxville for local news.
  6. What happened to all of the promises from the new ownership? They don't sound any better then the previous ownership.
  7. Knoxville's crowds differ by probably 2000-2500 attendees between weekdays and weekends. They would go out of business with more weekday games, and that is traditionally one of your top 2 or 3 markets in attendance with the smallest arena.
  8. I've only seen one year where attendance stayed steady or peaked in the playoffs (in Knoxville). The local media (news/newspaper) does not cover the Ice Bears at all. If the game isn't on a schedule they got at the store checkout counter, most of the casual fans have no idea a game is happening after that calendar runs out. But, our football season is over before April/May, so we have little competition there. In addition, our movie theaters are now open on weekdays too; so that spreads out the possibilities.
  9. This league is about to fool itself into believing it is a developmental league to the detriment of its survival. The style that is coming along is not conducive to selling tickets to the casual fan. It's essentially mediocre college hockey at this point, and that won't sell in smaller, less hockey crazy markets.
  10. Lack of interest and building availability. They have limited access to their buildings in the playoffs, and weeknight crowds for last minute games that most of the general interest fans know nothing about makes it not lucrative at all.
  11. Greg, I thought Knoxville had outplayed Roanoke so badly in the first two periods that they (Knoxville) lost interest and intensity in the third period. Roanoke really did not look much better in the third than they did in the first two periods. Knoxville simply backed off and almost paid for it. That is a bad sign for you guys because Knoxville is a bad team. As far as physicality goes, Knoxville is as soft as a pack of Jet Puff marshmallows; and your guys never really matched them physically. Again, that's a bad sign for you guys. I'm not trying to bash your team, but they are not good and their physicality was not working last night. I thought Roanoke was a good hockey team at times last year. This team looked more like your teams from a couple years ago.
  12. He is about as unstable as a Fireantz season ticket account.
  13. No one showed in the Marksmen forum? Message board reflects the real world, I guess.
  14. You've got more than a couple dozen more on the way this season. Better prepare yourself. This isn't a playoff team. If they didn't hustle like they do, they'd be unwatchable. I wonder how long that lasts once they take routine beatdowns on a nightly basis.
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