Confirmed Signings (& some departures) - All Teams 2018/2019

Discussion in 'Cardiff Devils & EIHL chat' started by Chris, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. Devil94

    Devil94 Well-Known Member

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    They sign a team of younger, hungrier, quick, energetic guys, and then sign a lazy, injury prone journeyman. Bizarre.
     
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    All the above is true IMO, it has a 50/50 chance of working.

    If it does, we get a centreman with nice size and face off ability who can play on 4th line and special teams.

    If it doesn't, we end up with a coaster (Like Wallace last season) who will offer little and drink a lot

    Hoping it's the former due to how EIHL contracts work, he will be fairly easy to sack and replace though.

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    Lawrence is like the ball in a pin ball machine, bouncing from pillar to post,didn’t Steelers once give this guy the elbow. I see the thought on him being a 4th liner, but it’s a big gamble, but there again Thommo is used to gambling, usually with fans enjoyment.
     
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    He is not a player i would like at Cardiff but he was very effective with Farmer.
    Maybe Thommo can work his magic with him.If not he wont hesitate to dump him.
     
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    Thommo Magic ???, he ain’t a patch on Tommy Cooper.
     
  6. kingmo19.1

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    Come on that’s a bit harsh on Thommo considering he’s made all the trophies disappear!
     
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    A player who is near a point a game in the EIHL, a character, a captain last season, experienced and knows the league, for the 4th line position. That is an excellent signing.

    I know most people are a bit obsessed with everything the Steelers do and trying to rubbish them, but I'd certainly have Lawrence over one of last season's import forwards in a similar role.
     
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    I expected Thompson to build a mind blowing roster this season, and he may well still do but at the moment its not an improvement on last season
     
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    He is the most successful coach in the EIHL whether we like it or not.
     
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    But surely that’s because he has been at it longer than any of the others ?????
     
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    And that’s the key... he has been signed on the fourth line so on that basis... that’s not a bad signing at all. We all know what will happen, he will be unplayable for a third of the season, injured for a third and drifting around for the other third..... I wouldn’t like him as a Devil but I do appreciate his skills when he is ‘on it’ and even if he is only unplayable for a third of the season, that’s more than any other bottom line centre in the league.
     
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    Manchester Storm sign Canadian Netminder Matt Ginn.
     
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    What are people’s thoughts on this signing it seems a strange one to me according to EP he only played 6 games last year. He will probably turn out to be a great pick up but his stats seems strange for there no 1 goalie.


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  14. Gazza272

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    He picked up a season ending lower body injury back in November. So it is a bit of a risk, will he be able to take on the schedule of an EIHL starter? only time will tell.
     
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    A Steeler had already confirmed this yesterday and some Giants fans were quoting it too apparently.

    Steelers sign Jordon Owens. Past team mate of Asselin in Denmark a few year back and coached by Simioni!

    https://sheffieldsteelers.co.uk/steelers-sign-jordan-owens/


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    Owens is an excellent signing. Very similar and probably on a par with Hedden. He should be one of the top players in the league.
     
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    Excellent pedigree and strikes me as a very Faryna type player.
     
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