My attitude has been called short sighted before, however in a way what Gazza has said:
the top league in ANY country is NOT A DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
Hopefully the new EPL (NIHL) can have a similar U23 (U20 even) rule that develops young players by forcing teams to carry a certain amount on their...
One thing i will say, it's good for the league/neutral perspective to see another team putting together a roster as strong/stronger than ours.
Last year we finished some 10 points clear & the year before 7 points ahead.
This year looks like it will by fractions.
7th Feb 2019 - "The club statement has now emphasised that the team will remain in the Elite League next season and are already in the process of planning for the 2019/20 season. "
The same month...
Duggan has been an exceptional find, he's got the size but needs to fill out just a little more.
He's got the look of the next big thing if Lordo can nurture him over the next 3-4 years and develop him into a legit scoring threat on the top 2 lines.
Ulmer picking up the ban wouldn't really have influenced this, even thought Ulmer personally can't ice, we still have a spare import, so would still have needed to scratch an additional guy for those games to still be playing an import short, so Haddad could have sat out this instead, given that...
With the over 23 Brit rule, he does not fit into our equation unless something drastic changes.
Are our 5 Over 23 Brits, this year was Moore's last year as an U23.
The only other option here would be to swap Murdy out for Lawday, which would open up an...
very clean, clinical performance last night. Didn't look stretched at any point.
Scoring throughout the line-up which is brilliant.
It may be the first time i can remember that a team has scored 5 goals, totalling 13 points, with NO multi point scorers.
There's a post about him (with him rather) on the EIHL banter group on Facebook.
Rumoured to have traveled over with the owners, but no concrete proof of that & nothing from the Owners to say that was the case :)
Devils have announced this Sunday will be NHL appreciation night:
a really cool idea :)
My initial though was poor timing (2 days after St. David's day...), but don't want to be 'that guy' to whine.
I'm now torn as to which jersey...
I've not particularly enjoyed many games this year like i did previous years, that's not to say ALL games by any means, but given where we are in the standings I guess we can't complain; i'd pay double to watch Belfast every week and the type of team Keefe has recruited to similar success (this...
Doesn't wipe the floor with him.
However roughly equal on punches thrown
Batch with bigger punches
Keefe left bloodied
Keefe needing stitches
... not that outcome of fights matters that much, but just wanted to make it clear that "was a draw at best" is so far-fetched it's in Narnia.
Yeah i knew this one Kip, one question though which you haven't got to answer -
are you employed/paid by the EIHL or Devils? (I think it's EIHL??)
Only reason i ask a personal question like that is because if you are employed by the EIHL then it is strange that you guys as off-ice officials...
I had a chat with Darnell on twitter about this yesterday as i understand how the challenge would work & if Sheffield scored in that time their goal wouldn't count.
Interestingly - you could see clear as day the guys in the time keepers box agree it was a goal about 10-15 seconds after and they...