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About Harlan
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  1. Nothing says "Championship Finals" like a three-game series. The #SortaProfessionalHockeyLeague at its best!
  2. False! If you love the league you DON'T CRITCIZE IT! Love the league or leave the league! Make the SPHL Great Again!
  3. Good thing they're clowning around in Hawaiian shirts on the way to and from a 7-2 loss.
  4. You mean the "highly recommended by the NHL" club hockey coach still hasn'y gotten a win? I'm shocked!
  5. Why would these owners tell the truth? Their franchise is a mess that is hemorrhaging money and has been for years. They need fans to keep showing up so they don't completely lose their ass, so they make any change they can to make it look like they're doing something - anything - to feign competitiveness while they rebuild for next year. They drew just over 2,100 last night and they're averaging less than 3,000/game in a cavernous arena that's managed by Spectacor, which is well-known to provide less than friendly lease terms to minor league hockey teams. And what did they put out there? A team that scored one goal and went 0-for-6 on the PP. Great job.
  6. No, he played club hockey in college. There's a huge difference. And he was an emergency backup goalie. Any idiot with pads can fill that role. Scotty Bowman played the equivalent of Major Junior hockey, a level Bierchen wasn't good enough to play.
  7. Wrong. Craigen had extensive playing experience in the SPHL. Bierchen hasn't even put on skates for a professional game.
  8. Wrong. Dude has zero playing experience. He's not respected by professional players. Don't you think he'd have coached with a team that wasn't a mess if he was qualified?
  9. I never said Esposito was qualified either. I just said Bierchen isn't. His only head coaching experience is at the club hockey level, which, for the most part, is barely competitive.
  10. This guy isn't at all qualified. What a joke. The SPHL gong show continues.
  11. SPHL referees

    If you want better officiating, play in a better league.
  12. No, Danbury, which is in Connecticut, an entirely separate state from Massachusetts, saw its FHL franchise fold because of the cost of insuring its players, who are employees, and are treated as such under labor laws. Players deserve to be covered adequately if they are injured at work, just like the rest of us. http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Danbury-Titans-close-down-after-two-seasons-11727860.php
  13. Ahmed Mahfouz

    He was also pulled into the bench in Knoxville that one time!
  14. Ahmed Mahfouz

    Mahfouz only plays at one end of the ice. That type of player only works in the FHL... and in Fayetteville. See Sich, Rob.
  15. Combs Signs Extension

    This league's business model is unsustainable as it stands at the moment. The Columbus situation proves that. Member teams need to be able to prove that they can cover the full expense of playing the season without selling a single ticket with a performance bond before they are approved to play. Teams must have adequate staffing to sell tickets and sponsorships, do public relations, create a first-class website, and provide a quality webcast. Teams must share best practices for sponsorship, group and season ticket sales. The league needs to invest in educating team staffers in sales techniques and marketing. Anyone wanting to buy into the league would be vetted to the point that it would feel intrusive, because it has to be. Can't have another Danny Smith.
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