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#1 Mr Ricochet

 

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:22 PM

Interesting read, one that TC fans will like, written by Jerry Giese November 16th 2016.  Was posted on Twitter by the Storm's David Fine.    Link


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:53 AM

Interesting read, one that TC fans will like, written by Jerry Giese November 16th 2016.  Was posted on Twitter by the Storm's David Fine.    Link

 

Now there is a good news story which shows the need for USHL GMs to have good relationships with the CHL nitwits. Hopponen was a victim of the numbers game with Varady’s old Dub Club and somehow SC ended up with him which in turn set up a Fin relationship that has really helped the SC organization. It looks like the old LaRose, Varady regime were able to work the same magic with the Pospisil family and their adviser.

 

IMO some fans underestimate the importance of having good relationships everywhere including with the nitwits, NHL, and legitimate advisers in North America and Europe. Luke Strand is noted for his contacts throughout hockey so it will be interesting to see if he can parlay those into success.

Here is a question one might ask, did SC pay for Goldberg’s trips or did Haula? IMO chances are Haula likely did as most agents know in order to make money you have to spend money.

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

The writer, Jerry Giese, is first rate.  Always worth the read no matter the subject.  It's articles like this that reveal the side of jrs fans weren't aware of.  I didn't know Goldberg had such relationships, or was a catalyst for bringing players from overseas, but thanks to Giese's reporting do now.   ...... Even at this level networking reaches all corners of earth and can add pieces that make one helluva team. 

 

You ask who paid for Golberg's trip.  Now that's one side of any jr league that is hush hush.  Bottom line is resourced franchises find ways to get talent onto their roster.   

 

Not hard to see why SC was so good top to bottom with Varady running the show and Goldberg and Alaban as assistants. 


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:43 AM

The writer, Jerry Giese, is first rate.  Always worth the read no matter the subject.  It's articles like this that reveal the side of jrs fans weren't aware of.  I didn't know Goldberg had such relationships, or was a catalyst for bringing players from overseas, but thanks to Giese's reporting do now.   ...... Even at this level networking reaches all corners of earth and can add pieces that make one helluva team. 

 

You ask who paid for Golberg's trip.  Now that's one side of any jr league that is hush hush.  Bottom line is resourced franchises find ways to get talent onto their roster.   

 

Not hard to see why SC was so good top to bottom with Varady running the show and Goldberg and Alaban as assistants. 

Big shoes for Strand to fill. It will be interesting to see how he fills out his staff.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:01 AM

That's the price of success at this level.  Both cup finalists lost their whole coaching staff.   The top franchises identify top talent, that talent wins and moves up and top talent is identified and brought in to replace what was lost.  Wash, rinse, repeat.......  Dubuque does this every 2-3 yrs and you can bet the mortgage they will be in the Final 4 yr, after yr after yr. 

 

The league has gotten to a point where it is a destination for top talent both on and off the ice.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

 

Interesting read, one that TC fans will like, written by Jerry Giese November 16th 2016.  Was posted on Twitter by the Storm's David Fine.    Link

 


 

http://www.elitepros...hp?player=92047

http://www.heraldnet...-finn-hopponen/

 

 

Just finished the article about Hopponen and the Silvertips.  Good read, thanks for the link.  ......... has the CHL since changed the following rule?

 


Davidson said that if Mueller had still been with the Sharks for the Oct. 1 start of the NHL season, the Tips would have been able to trade Hopponen to another WHL team. Instead, Hopponen had to be released, and the rule states that a released third Euro cannot be claimed by another CHL team. Everett had inquired about changing the rule so that Hopponen could be claimed by another WHL team and remain in the league, but to no avail.

 

 

“That’s a change that has to be made by the whole CHL,” Davidson said. “I believe the rule will be re-looked at. It’s on the agenda for our general manager meetings in Calgary in October. But you need all three leagues, so it wasn’t going to happen this year.”


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

 

 

Interesting read, one that TC fans will like, written by Jerry Giese November 16th 2016.  Was posted on Twitter by the Storm's David Fine.    Link

 


 

http://www.elitepros...hp?player=92047

http://www.heraldnet...-finn-hopponen/

 

 

Just finished the article about Hopponen and the Silvertips.  Good read, thanks for the link.  ......... has the CHL since changed the following rule?

 

 


Davidson said that if Mueller had still been with the Sharks for the Oct. 1 start of the NHL season, the Tips would have been able to trade Hopponen to another WHL team. Instead, Hopponen had to be released, and the rule states that a released third Euro cannot be claimed by another CHL team. Everett had inquired about changing the rule so that Hopponen could be claimed by another WHL team and remain in the league, but to no avail.

 

 

“That’s a change that has to be made by the whole CHL,” Davidson said. “I believe the rule will be re-looked at. It’s on the agenda for our general manager meetings in Calgary in October. But you need all three leagues, so it wasn’t going to happen this year.”

 

 

No the player still has to have a year playing with the draft team before you can move them.