Season 9: Lisbon H.C.

Owner: Sara Sampaio,  Portuguese super model Farm Club – HC Porto (Portugal)  GM: Bryan Camara  (4th GM in team’s history) Coach: Willie Desjardins (Replaced Peter Laviolette after Season 4; Laviollette replaced Todd McLellan after Season 3) Last season: 5th overall (In playoffs, defeated Madrid, then Athens, then lost to Bratislava) Ins and Outs  (Season 8 to Season 9)…

Season 9: Oslo Outlaws

Farm Club: Bergen (Norway) Bandits  GM: Chris Lee (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: Dave Cameron (replaced Dave Hakstol after 1 game of Sesaon 8. Hakstol replaced Claude Julien after Season 6, who replaced Peter Laviolette after Season 3) Last season: 23rd overall, out of the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Olivier Roland (free…

Season 9: St. Petersburg Krasnyye Zvezdy

Team owner: Sergei Smirnov, former director of JSC Proletarsky Zavod Farm Club: Sibir Novosibirsk (Russia) GM: Ben Stuller (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: John Stevens (replaced Guy Boucher after Season 8, who replaced Paul Maurice after Season 6, who replaced Kevin Dineen after Season 4) Last season: 15th overall, (In playoffs, lost to Copenhagen) Ins and Outs (Season…

Season 9: Stockholm Eagles

Farm Club: Stockholm Sun Towers  GM: Michael Sauer (third GM in team’s history) Coach: Mike Johnston (replaced Bob Hartley after Season 4) (Hartley replaced Claude Noel after Season 3) Last season: 9th overall, (In playoffs, defeated Moscow; lost to Minsk) Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Bobby Ryan (free agent) , Bryan Little (free agent), Keith Yandle (free agent), …

Season 9: Zurich Lions

Farm Club: Venice (Italy) Griffins  GM: Dennis Sullo (4th GM in team’s history) Coach: Peter Laviolette (replaced Paul MacLean after Season 4) Last season: 24th overall; out of playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Artem Anisimov (free agent), Mikael Granlund (free agent), Ryan Suter (free agent), Jaroslav Halak (bought out), Joonas Donskoi (free agent), Marek Mazanec (bought out) In: Carey…

Season 9: Madrid Royals

Team owner: Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, Queen of Spain. A former television journalist, she married King Felipe VI Farm Club: HC Barcelona  GM: Tony B (2nd GM in team’s history) Coach: Dan Bylsma Last season: 7th overall. In playoffs, lost to Lisbon Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Erik Karlsson (trade), Gabriel Landeskog (trade), Patrik Berglund (free agent), Blake Wheeler (free agent), Marc-Andre…

Ennis facing old mates right off the bat

Season 9 of the EURO League gets started Saturday evening with six games across Europe. One of the match-ups that night will feature the league’s best looking players (Bratislava Eagles) versus the league’s ugliest players (Berlin Smurfs). That game will also be Tyler Ennis’ first game in Bratislava wearing something that is not an Eagles…