The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Alessandro » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:21 pm

And in the end I have published it at THW:

http://thehockeywriters.com/former-blac ... ing-in-uk/

Have a good read

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:31 am

Alessandro wrote:And in the end I have published it at THW:

http://thehockeywriters.com/former-blac ... ing-in-uk/

Have a good read
Some brutally honest answers from Vorobyev, in particular relating to the Caps which is not so surprising given they're the smallest budget team (average attendance of approx. 800 compared to Nottingham who average 5,500), but some things like not having an organised meal before away games is inexcusable. Thanks for translating it :thup:

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Tasku » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:48 pm

Alessandro wrote:And in the end I have published it at THW:

http://thehockeywriters.com/former-blac ... ing-in-uk/

Have a good read
Thanks! Interesting.

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:55 pm

Alessandro wrote:And in the end I have published it at THW:

http://thehockeywriters.com/former-blac ... ing-in-uk/

Have a good read
It made the local paper in Edinburgh : http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/s ... -1-4486117

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Alessandro » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:38 pm

Wow, just wow :)
Call it the butterfly effect :D

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:47 pm

Alessandro wrote:Wow, just wow :)
Call it the butterfly effect :D
:-D Out of interest, do you know how many readers you've had of the article on THW? And if so, how does it compare to your other articles?

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Post by Alessandro » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:08 pm

Calv wrote:
Alessandro wrote:Wow, just wow :)
Call it the butterfly effect :D
:-D Out of interest, do you know how many readers you've had of the article on THW? And if so, how does it compare to your other articles?
It went extremely well. I had 3000+ sessions and for most of articles I get around 700-1500

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:15 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Calv wrote:
Alessandro wrote:Wow, just wow :)
Call it the butterfly effect :D
:-D Out of interest, do you know how many readers you've had of the article on THW? And if so, how does it compare to your other articles?
It went extremely well. I had 3000+ sessions and for most of articles I get around 700-1500
Nice :thup:

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:40 pm

Guildford have lost Ratchuk & Satek already :thdn:

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by archibalduk » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:38 pm

Guildford's recruitment to date makes me a bit nervous (just as it did last season and we ended up having a bad season). Hopefully we have a few big names left to announce/sign.

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by MWE » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:11 pm

What happened with Ratchuk?

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Post by Calv » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:20 pm

MWE wrote:What happened with Ratchuk?
No idea, but I've seen visa issues been banded about a bit.

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:47 pm

Pavel Shegalo joins Khristich (and Vorobyev & Sergei Banashkov) at the Capitals :thup:

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Post by Calv » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Someone at the Elite League has dropped the ball and put up some of the schedule already. They're supposed to be released on Friday...
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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Manimal » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:27 pm

The Giants signed Spiro Goulakos from Hartford/Greenville.
From what I've heard that is a very good signing for that league

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Manimal wrote:The Giants signed Spiro Goulakos from Hartford/Greenville.
From what I've heard that is a very good signing for that league
He certainly looks good, with the high dependance on imports in our league the quality of the players that the teams can afford is related to the strength of the pound. Since the Brexit vote ( ](*,) ) the value of the pound to the dollar has dropped by about 15% (and probably similar to CAD & euro), which means the quality of the league has probably remained the same or decreased slightly (the past few seasons has seen an increase in quality).

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm

I watched the stream of the Sheffield - Sodertalje game this evening, pretty good game for a pre-season match. Sheffield looked rusty, after only being in training for a week - I assume Sodertalje have been in training for longer? - and made a few mistakes at the back (the first Sodertalje goal came from a big mistake from O'Connor). Overall, Steelers looked the stronger team, although they struggled at times with the speed of Sodertalje. First game of many for me this season :thup:

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Manimal » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:27 pm

Swedish teams has practised about a week on ice, as well. Don't know Södertälje specifically

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Post by Calv » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:43 am

Manimal wrote:Swedish teams has practised about a week on ice, as well. Don't know Södertälje specifically
Well, they certainly looked like they'd been on the ice for longer than Sheffield :-D :-p

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:49 pm

Alessandro wrote:Will you guys take care of Zakharchenko?
Sounds as though he might not even make it over there, he is seemingly under investigation for/has confessed to match fixing during the World Championships :-#

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by marksbros6 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:33 pm

Will be off to my first pre-season game at the weekend MKL vs Blaze. We're playing a French team too in a week or so, so will probably miss the Guildford 'friendly' in favour of that.

Can't wait to see this MK team, glad to see we've still got some Brits recruited in addition to retaining Griff, Hook and Odrobny from last season.

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Post by Calv » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:59 pm

marksbros6 wrote:Will be off to my first pre-season game at the weekend MKL vs Blaze. We're playing a French team too in a week or so, so will probably miss the Guildford 'friendly' in favour of that.

Can't wait to see this MK team, glad to see we've still got some Brits recruited in addition to retaining Griff, Hook and Odrobny from last season.
Blaze should be a good test, we face them away tomorrow before Steelers home and away this weekend. Looking forward to getting the season started!

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by Calv » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:06 pm

Also keep your eye on: https://www.freesports.tv/ a new freeview channel that is advertising Ice Hockey (fingers crossed EIHL)

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by MWE » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:41 am

Calv wrote:
marksbros6 wrote:Will be off to my first pre-season game at the weekend MKL vs Blaze. We're playing a French team too in a week or so, so will probably miss the Guildford 'friendly' in favour of that.

Can't wait to see this MK team, glad to see we've still got some Brits recruited in addition to retaining Griff, Hook and Odrobny from last season.
Blaze should be a good test, we face them away tomorrow before Steelers home and away this weekend. Looking forward to getting the season started!
The game at Sheffield Arena is £5 to get in bargain.

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Re: The British Hockey Thread 2017-18

Post by archibalduk » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 pm

What a weekend for Guildford! I was really pleased with the result at Belfast as I feared we'd get a thrashing. Whilst the Giants were all over us for much of the game, we still played really well and the scoreline was very respectable. We lack a physical presence but we have some really fast and skillful players. We seem to be particularly strong on breakaways.

Tonight's result is unreal. I can't believe we beat the Devils, let alone got eight past them. Unbelievable! :banana: I really regret giving up my season ticket though - but it was for the best I guess. At least there are plenty of online streams.

And congrats to MK! Great result for them too! :thup: Granted it's early in the season, but it is good for the league to have the two new teams playing competitively rather than just propping up the bottom of the league. I wouldn't be surprised if we lose more than we win, but so long as we're not getting hammered week in week out then I'm happy.

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