No punishment following Forssell injury

Sepp Blatter, the league’s director of Player Safety and Discipline, was ready to make someone pay for injuring Berlin super-duper-star Erik Forssell, until he got a good look at the slow motion video of the incident earlier today. In the end, there will be no disciplinary action taken. Late in the first period of Berlin’s…

The Jersey Number Project

I have a weird idea floating inside my skull and I’m trying to get it out. In the past, I have seen some Websimmers suggest that it would be nice if we could assign jersey numbers to the players on our teams. Jersey numbers wouldn’t affect game play; they would just be cool and add…

Season 9 Draft: New fictional list needed

The Season 8 draft was held, the season has begun, and we will have a champion in mid April, I believe. After that, nobody will want to wait two months for Websim to input new players for our Season 9 Draft, so we will need a new, fictional draft set. We covered some of this…

Season 8 profile: 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: Guy Boucher (replaced Paul Maurice in Season 7, who replaced Kevin Dineen after Season 4) Last season: 17 overall, did not make playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Ilya Kovalchuk (free agent),…

Season 8 profile: Dublin Fighting Irish

Farm Club: Cool Mokum Amsterdam (Netherlands) GM: Gayle Rock  (Fourth GM in team’s history) Coach: Bruce Cassidy (replaced Paul MacLean after Season 7; MacLean replaced Dave Tippett after Season 4; Tippett replaced Alain Vigneault after Season 3) Last season: 16th overall, (In playoffs, lost to Minsk) Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Phil Kessel (free agent), Olexander Pobyedonostsev…

Season 8 profile: 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: 8th overall (In playoffs, defeated Madrid, then Athens, then Bratislava, then lost to Belfast in Finals) Ins and Outs…

Season 8 profile: Helsinki Jokerit

GM: Michael Cronebach (3rd GM in team’s history); Trevor Grimm (2nd GM in team’s history) Coach: Doug Weight (replaced Barry Trotz after Season 7) Last season: 9th overall; In playoffs,  lost to Moscow in Round 1. Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out:  Henrik Lundquist (free agent), Pavel Datsyuk (retired), Ville Peltonen (retired) , Niklas Hjalmarsson (free agent),…