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)…

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…

Coming Soon in the EURO League

Investments: We will advance to the next step Friday night or when the checkboxes are 24/24. If you need more time, please let me know. Team Profiles: I plan to continue my tradition of writing team profiles and am hoping to post two per day in no particular order. I could post the first one…

Minsk, Stockholm see top free agents leave

Two key members of the Cup-winning Minsk Hussars, and a top-line winger for the runners-up in Bratislava will be the top names available when “Free Agent Frenzy” gets under way Sunday night (or earlier).  The EURO League has advanced and 24 players with OV ratings of 80 or higher will be available on the free…

Danish winger Asperup goes to Bern

Danish left wing Matthias Asperup, 19, is now a member of the Bern Interrail and must now, by law, hate the Berlin Smurfs. Asperup plays in Denmark and has represented the country in more than 100 international games during his lifetime. The draft guide said this about him: Asperup might develop into a decent puckhandler/ possession…

Picks 26-29: Four more forwards go

After taking a stable, reliable defensemen in Round 1, the Oslo Outlaws added a skilled winger in 5-9 Henrik Haapala from Finland. Haapala has wheels and hockey smarts and is a good shooter. Scouts said they would like to see him work better with teammates and pass more and people tend to compare him to…

Zurich takes their second Russian RW of the draft

In the first round, Zurich GM Dennis Sullo picked a Moscow-born right wing. In the second round, he picked a Moscow-born right wing. Expect a call from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Dennis. Alexey Toropchenko, a 6-foot-tall, 21-year-old Moscow native joins Alexandre Polunin on the Lions and both are expected to add offense. Toropchenko is not…