Season 8 profile: 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: 18th overall; out of playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Brad Richards (free agent), Drew Stafford (free agent), Patrick Sharp (free agent), Jussi Jokinen (free agent), Marc Staal (waivers), Matt…

Season 8 profile: Berlin Smurfs

Team owner: Neil Patrick Harris, American actor and Smurf fanatic Farm Club: Kolner Haie  GM: Guybrush Threepwood (only GM in team’s history) Coach: Adam Oates Last season: 7th overall (In the playoffs, lost to Berlin) Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Jimmy Howard (free agent), Jeff Carter (trade), Ryan Callahan (free agent), Roman Polak…

Season 8 profile: EHC Munich Red Bull

  Farm Club: Hamburg (Germany) Freezers  GM: Eli Broad  (8th GM in team’s history) Coach: Mike Sulllivan (replaced Craig Berube after Season 6) Last season: 15th overall, (in playoffs, lost to Bratislava) Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Talgat Zhailauov (free agent), Craig Smith (trade), Henrik Sedin (free agent), Tomas Fleischmann (free agent), Ryan Wilson (waivers), Josh Bailey…

Season 8 profile: Geneva Generals

Farm Club: Luxembourg Castles  GM: Andy Rolling  (4th GM in team’s history) Coach: Brent Sutter (replaced Guy Boucher after Season 6, who replaced Darryl Sutter before Season 6, who replaced Joel Quenneville after Season 3) Last season: 19th overall, out of the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Dustin Byfuglien (free agent), Sergei Kostitsyn…

Season 8 profile: Athens Gods

  Owner: Jim Balsillie, Canadian businessman Farm Club: Monaco Gamblers  GM: Justin Haines  (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach John Tortorella Last season: 6th overall, (In playoffs, defeated Paris, then lost to Lisbon) Ins and Outs  (Season 6 to Season 7) Out: Andrew Ladd (waivers), Patrick Marleau (retired), Roman Horak (free agent), Dennis Seidenberg (waivers), Erik…

Season 8 profile: Gothenburg Frolunda

Owner: Bogdan Podarok, entrepeneur Farm Club: Aalborg (Denmark) Pirates  GM: Austin Dwyer  (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: Randy Carlyle (replaced Guy Boucher before Season 6) Last season: 10th overall; In playoffs, lost to Copenhagen Ins and Outs  (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Dan Girardi (free agent), Kevin Dallman (free agent), Athony Nigro (free agent), Mike Cammalleri (free agent),…

Season 8 profile: 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: 20th overall, out of the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 7 to Season 8) Out: Semyon…