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    Ignore the opening - It's Opole and Bytom who are...

    Ignore the opening - It's Opole and Bytom who are out the league.
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    Polish league in a mess

    Checking the scores for the league it seems there will be no relegation this year as both Janow and Opole have withdrawn.

    Not knowing much about the league, are there any teams that will step up,...
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    End of period 2 - 6-0 Bolzano. The way things...

    End of period 2 - 6-0 Bolzano.

    The way things are going they would be better off folding now, because 5-0 forfeits for the rest of the season would actually leave them with a better goal...
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    Things go from bad to worse. MZ are playing...

    Things go from bad to worse. MZ are playing Bolzano, 3-0 down after period 1 - but their starting line-up only lists 11 players.

    What's the minimum number of squad members you need for a match?
    ...
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    Looking at their fixtures the "breaking point"...

    Looking at their fixtures the "breaking point" seemed to be the 14th December match against Znojmo - from this game onwards you'll see the roster is dominated by Croatian players from (I assume)...
  6. The kind of person whose closest experience of...

    The kind of person whose closest experience of pro hockey they will ever get is playing NHL '19 on their Playstation.

    The fact that these keyboard warriors (who are probably all in their mid-30s)...
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    Gentofte folded?

    I've looked at the Metal Ligaen table for the new season, and there's no sign of them. Dropped a division or are they gone entirely?
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    USA vs. Korea today - will the Americans go easy...

    USA vs. Korea today - will the Americans go easy on them or will they try to top Canada's performance?
  9. Are Tilburg able to win promotion this year or is...

    Are Tilburg able to win promotion this year or is there still the stupid rule that means they have to stay in Oberliga?
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    What a potential embarrassment for South Africa!...

    What a potential embarrassment for South Africa!

    Did anyone really see them getting relegated out of the Worlds entirely AT HOME?

    Enjoy your trip to the UAE for Qualification next year :)
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    Turkmenistan should get through this. I...

    Turkmenistan should get through this. I personally want to see them win just for the novelty of a country that's 90% desert competing in the Worlds!

    One question - there was talk for several years...
  12. Thread: The FHL

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    All quiet on the FHL front...until now! The...

    All quiet on the FHL front...until now!

    The league's international appeal just ended because Cornwall have gone to the wall.
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    Are Belarus 100% certain of the relegation...

    Are Belarus 100% certain of the relegation playoff now or can Switzerland by some miracle still get sucked in? I'm assuming their win over Belarus keeps them safe?
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    The fact they have Canada coming up next doesn't...

    The fact they have Canada coming up next doesn't help - could the US potentially get knocked out in the QF of their own tournament if they now look like they're playing Russia or Sweden?
  15. Thread: Mhl

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    Is there any Serbian domestic championship this...

    Is there any Serbian domestic championship this year, or is it only Zvezda and Vojvodina playing the IHL?
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    Nottingham wins again!

    Nottingham wins again!
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    What they should do now is invite Bars Kazan and...

    What they should do now is invite Bars Kazan and Barys Astana over for a pre-season "Cat Cup" tournament. The winner gets a trophy specially shaped like a pet food bowl.
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    I hope Nottingham can keep it together and...

    I hope Nottingham can keep it together and qualify. If anyone on the forum can read Czech, what's the reaction been to Mountfield losing twice in the media?
  19. Tuesday 22/08 Philippines 7 -2 Singapore (1-0,...

    Tuesday 22/08

    Philippines 7 -2 Singapore (1-0, 2-2, 4-0)

    Period 1:

    3' Fuglister (PHI) 1-0

    Period 2:
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    Monday 21/08

    Indonesia 0 - 12 Philippines (0-1, 0-6, 0-5)

    Period 1:

    6' Sanchez (PHI) 0-1

    Period 2:
  21. Southeast Asian Games 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The hockey is underway:

    Sunday 20/08

    Indonesia 3 - 10 Malaysia (2-4, 0-4, 1-2)

    Period 1:

    2' Wijaya (INA) 0-1
    4' Khoo (MAL) 1-1
  22. Thread: The FHL

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    What sort of attendances do these teams get?...

    What sort of attendances do these teams get? Surely at some point the fanbases have to ask themselves where this league is going?

    Or maybe It's like the lowest end of baseball where people turn up...
  23. If the Far East teams like Admiral and Amur do...

    If the Far East teams like Admiral and Amur do end up dropping out (or being forced out) of the KHL, would a move to the Asia League make any sense seeing as Sakhalin are already there, or would the...
  24. So was there really any point in moving to...

    So was there really any point in moving to Germany?

    I can understand a team wishing to play a higher level of hockey, but surely they should have gone somewhere that would have been OK with them...
  25. Looks like whoever is in goal for Holland just...

    Looks like whoever is in goal for Holland just played his last game for the national team :)

    Obviously getting to the DEL2 next season was far more important than some supposed "World...
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    Women's teams in men's leagues

    This is going to sound dumb, but having trawled the forum and finding this situation DOES exist in leagues like Bulgaria and Holland, I have a simple question.

    When playing against the women's...
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    Good to see Beograd didn't finish bottom - are...

    Good to see Beograd didn't finish bottom - are the fans surprised that they have actually been competitive?
  28. Thread: The FHL

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    I can't help noticing that the FHL is enjoying...

    I can't help noticing that the FHL is enjoying (for them) a very stable season. Everybody seems to be fulfilling their fixtures and the table looks fairly competitive? Has the unthinkable happened...
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    I can only assume it may have been done to...

    I can only assume it may have been done to satisfy Continental Cup/Champions League qualifying requirements, since Italy technically doesn't have a domestic league any longer with no standalone Serie...
  30. Your dream will have to wait until next year...

    Your dream will have to wait until next year unfortunately.

    I was surprised to see Finland only just get past Latvia. Seeing this is a 2-leg match, could the unthinkable happen and we see the...
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    Problems in Russia?

    Having a browse through the Russian lower levels (yes, I had time on my hands), it appears three clubs have gone to the wall. Saratov from the VHL, Kristall Junior from the VHL-B and Krylya Kubani...
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    Stupid thought, but would it be possible for an...

    Stupid thought, but would it be possible for an Estonian national team (or maybe HC Tallinn) to spend a season in the Latvian league, Suomi-sarja or Mestis? Some hockey is surely better than no...
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    Sorry to go off on a tangent, but I've noticed...

    Sorry to go off on a tangent, but I've noticed that Canada has three squads in this event. Are the teams picked at random or is there a clear hierarchy? For example, will all the highest-rated...
  34. Silly speculative question - a combined "South Tyrol" squad

    Let's imagine that the Italian ice hockey federation had a meeting, the members all got drunk (on either wine or grappa, your choice) and decided that Serie A and B would be dissolved, and that they...
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    I read through some threads on here and had a...

    I read through some threads on here and had a look at the Wiki page, but what exactly were Armenia DQ'd for?

    A team that was basically stuffed with US Armenians while Armenia itself had no...
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    Two questions: Is it a requirement that every...

    Two questions:

    Is it a requirement that every KHL club must have a VHL affiliate, or could Red Star use Dragon as their reserve side instead?

    If Dragon folds (or should I say, breathes its...
  37. Was putting the team in Beijing the KHL's idea or...

    Was putting the team in Beijing the KHL's idea or the Chinese Sports Ministry? Obviously I can understand wanting a team in the capital, but from what I've read here (as that is the sum of my hockey...
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    By offering the chance of the FHL, I'm assuming...

    By offering the chance of the FHL, I'm assuming these are all the players you REALLY don't get on with?
  39. Sorry to slightly hijack this thread back towards...

    Sorry to slightly hijack this thread back towards Israel, but does the team receive any serious coverage in the Jewish-targeted media (as in, overseas diaspora communities like New York), and if so,...
  40. Latvia must be kicking themselves - two overtime...

    Latvia must be kicking themselves - two overtime losses.

    We could also see the (unthinkable?) scenario of Russia being relegated. I thought this was supposed to be a major power?

    (even if this...
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    ND vs Denver was mad! The Frozen Four is the only...

    ND vs Denver was mad! The Frozen Four is the only TV coverage college hockey gets in the UK - if that is the standard, I need to start hunting for streams (and a nice powerful magnifying glass to...
  42. MHL = Meldonium Hockey League?

    MHL = Meldonium Hockey League?
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    I follow college football and a small amount of...

    I follow college football and a small amount of basketball, yet some of these names are a mystery to me (Rensselaer?). Are these schools where hockey is THE number 1 sport, or do they have some kind...
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    Sticky: Can Lithuanian clubs compete in the Continental...

    Can Lithuanian clubs compete in the Continental Cup?

    Maybe Energija returned to qualify for that as domestic champions (which they couldn't do in Belarus)?
  45. Biggest gulf in class between 1st and 2nd tier leagues?

    What would you say is the hardest jump to make?

    The only reason I posted this in Norway is because I've been looking at the Get-Ligaen relegation results and was surprised how Kongsvinger finished...
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    Comparing the strength of the leagues

    If I was to make a top 10 list of the best leagues, who would fill it?

    The reason I ask is I tried Googling the question and my only results were an outdated top 10 from several years back, a page...
  47. Thread: The FHL

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    I think we can all work out what the F in this...

    I think we can all work out what the F in this league's name really stands for, but a serious question - how have they managed to survive this long? Is it a commissioner with delusions of grandeur,...
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    What kind of coverage does the VHL get, seeing as...

    What kind of coverage does the VHL get, seeing as It's a 2nd-tier league? I'm assuming a lot of these towns don't have a huge amount of sporting competition (football and....?) so is the league as a...
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    What is the point of playing the season when you...

    What is the point of playing the season when you withdraw after two games?

    Also, even with my bad geography I know Szeged is in Hungary - are they far too weak for MOL Liga or is it financially...
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    Has the Coppa Italia ever been tried as a fully...

    Has the Coppa Italia ever been tried as a fully national tournament (as in, Serie B and lower-level cubs can compete) or would the scores against Serie A teams just be embarrassing?
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