Things to look for at season’s end

Things to look for as the season winds down: The President’s Trophy as the league’s best regular season team is still in doubt. Minsk as 112 points with six games to play and Belfast has 110 with five games left. This I find unbelievable: Belfast could finish as the league’s top team and two of…

Young reinforcements coming soon

Will some of the EURO League’s teams get unexpected lineup boosts just in time for the playoffs? It might be less than a week* when we find out the attributes of players like Auston Matthews of Copenhagen, Mitch Marner of Moscow and Ivan Provorov of Paris. The next question is how will their teams use…

Andersen robs Giants of point they wanted

Geneva 2, Belfast 1 (OT-SO) – The Belfast Giants could have used a little help from Geneva goalie Fredrick Andersen Thursday in their quest to beat Minsk to the President’s Trophy. But aside from allowing Cody Franson to score in the game’s first three minutes, the General goalie stopped 33 shots and that led to…

Over/Under … Achievers (Part II)

London Dons Overachiever: Kevin Shattenkirk. Season of upheaval and injuries hurt most players on the team but Shattenkirk seems unfazed. The 28-year-old has a 13.1 shooting percentage and leads Dons D-men in scoring and he averages more than a blocked shot per game, and nearly 3 hits per game. Underachiever: Michael Grabner. Austrian just turned 30 but…

Over/Under … achievers (part 1)

This is just one guy’s opinion of who is overachieving and underachieving this season for each EURO League team. Feel free to comment on the Websim story.  This is part 1 of 2 with the teams listed in alphabetical order. It was written before Friday’s games. Look for the second set of 12 teams over…