This is not a knock on Scheistel, but Ben Blood is 10x the player Scheistel was.
He was the best defensive D man on the Tappara roster last year, without question.
He lead all D men in +/- whilst only playing 37 games, and with +15 almost lead the entire team (+16 leads).
Just my opinion on it...
That's quite an interesting theory, I've wondered before if a team would ever consider deliberately starting the season an import short so that they can pay a couple of other players significantly more & attract higher end talent.
However, the whole spare/not spare debate is tricky; undoubtedly...
That's why I said he started with us - played 4/6 of the CHL games which are all played early in the year. (There was an alleged bust-up with Lord at one of the away trips).
As a direct comparison for starting rosters, i'd say we are still bigger and more physical this year; but it's very early...
Faryna started last year with us & Mike Hedden was a 1 man wrecking machine in the CHL; cleaning anything that moved out.
But i agree, Riley, Masi, Dixon, Pope, DUGGAN to name but a few are seriously throwing their weight around forechecking early doors
Gleason Fournier #20 Green St. David's Day Jersey for sale from 2017/2018.
I wish i'd sold this closer to the time as i was offered a small fortune for it.
As much as i love the jersey, i have more interest in spending the money on other things!
Looking for £400 for it, but willing to...
After watching this weekends games (what brilliant games they were by the way) I think the top line most of us had correct (85/88/25)
McNamee brings an awful lot more to the table than i'd expected, he should be the second line center.
Masi looks capable of playing up and down the lines...
I love Bowns and see him as the most valuable player on our entire roster.
However I do think there are better goalies in the EIHL. (not in a negative way)
I've said Fournier as the best signing in the league in terms of talent, and PROVEN talent at that (in the EIHL), but if you're talking...
It's hard to get AS excited about players re-signing compared to new players.
There's a lot of hype around Belfast as they're all new guys and there's an element of the unknown excitement.
In reality any team would take Linglet, Martin, Fournier over 99% of their own squad.
Slight rose tinted...
X) Fife, i'm not even going to bother guessing where they will finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone brave enough to take an early ish season punt at finishing spots?
# Players signed (per EP 5/8/19, some may be 2 way players):
GOALIE / D / F
Belfast - 3/6/12
Cardiff - 3/8/12
Nottingham - 3/7/11
Glasgow - 3/6/12
Guildford - 3/6/11
FIfe - 2/0/8 (lol...)
Sheffield - 0/8/13
Correct me if i'm wrong, but haven't we been here quite a while already?
All in the last 10 years.
I'm 50/50, I want to see the highest standard of hockey I can irrespective of GB, I don't...
Not mindblowingly exciting, but just as important long term.
I'd be gutted if either of those guys were announced as on a 2 way with any other EIHL club.
Awesome to have Lawday & Rutkis back in our system!