Season 8 profile: London Saracens

    Team Owner: C. Montgomery Burns, owner, Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Farm Club: Tottenham Templars GM: Mike Suk (4th GM in team’s history) Coach: Barry Trotz (replaced Darryl Sutter after Season 7, who replaced Ken Hitchcock after Season 6) Last season: 23rd overall; did not make the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out:…

Season 8 profile: Minsk Hussars

Farm Club: Vitebsk Bears  GM: Igor Kirunov (only GM in team’s history) Coach: Dave Tippett (replaced Guy Boucher, who replaced Lindy Ruff, who replaced Claude Julien) Last season: 1st overall, (In playoffs, defeated Dublin, lost to Moscow) Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Colin Wilson (traded), Janne Niskala (free agent) In: David Schlemko (free agent),…

Waiver situation gets a good examination

By Paja Jansson Due to the much controversial situation in EURO, where the Players Union gave the owners the updated salary demands, a lot of players were waived before July 1st to make room for new contracts. But many of the players are having One-Way contracts, and will still get their full salary even when…

Season 8 profile: Moscow Dynamo

Farm Club: St. Petersburg Dynamo  GM: Ron Lavallee (4th GM in team’s history) Coach: Joel Quenneville (formerly Glen Gulutzan) Last season: 13th overall (In the playoffs, defeated Helsinki, then Minsk; lost to Belfast) Ins and Outs: (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Dustin Brown (free agent), Duncan Keith (free agent), Chris Stewart (free agent), Gerhard Unterluggauer (free agent), Derek…

Season 8 profile: Bern Interrail

Team owner: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (Swiss Federal Railways – SBB) Ceo is Andreas Meyer. Farm Club: EHC Vaduz (Lichtenstein)  GM:  Paja Jansson (6th GM in team’s history) Coach: Mike Babcock Last season: 24th overall, out of the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Henrik Zetterberg (retired), Radim Vrbata (retired), Leo Komarov (free agent),  Jiri Hudler…

Season 8 Profile: Belfast Giants

Owners – Two of Northern Ireland’s most famous sons: actor James (Jimmy) Nesbitt (probably best known internationally for his part as one of the dwarves in the Hobbit trilogy); and model/actor/’GLAMOUR sexiest man of 2017′ Jamie Dornan of ‘Fifty Shades’ fame. Farm Club: Belfast Bruins GM: Chris Patton  (only GM in team’s history) Coach: Alain Vigneault…

Arbitration, salary demands hit some hard

General managers who were disciplined enough to let their top free agents leave for the open market might be the last ones laughing as the EURO League continues to reel in an economic crisis. Beginning today, they will get to go shopping in one of the best free agent classes ever, and on top of…