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  1. Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr :c150::c150::c150: ...

    Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr :c150::c150::c150: (don't try Google translations!)
  2. That would be hard to sell in Germany. Hockey...

    That would be hard to sell in Germany. Hockey fans know that Denmark is present in the IHWC since 2003. I admit I had to look up the exact year... Outside the hockey scene most people have not heard...
  3. Here are more details on the opening game:...

    Here are more details on the opening game: http://www.eishockey.info/eishockey/WebApp?cmd=displayArtikelSeite&artikel=19852

    14:00 Start of party with live program on stage
    17:15 Arena doors open...
  4. I remember a press conference with Sean Simpson...

    I remember a press conference with Sean Simpson in Krefeld, when he was coach of the Munich Barons. Krefeld defeated Munich 8:1 on November 23rd 2001, after a 5:0 and 2:0 defeat in Krefeld in the...
  5. I could think of several bands, which would have...

    I could think of several bands, which would have been able to write a hockey song instead of this crap from Scooter!

    The first band I had in mind were "Die Toten Hosen". It is known, that they...
  6. Maybe they want the team to be better than the...

    Maybe they want the team to be better than the official song.
  7. Here is the official song for the 2010 IHWC in...

    Here is the official song for the 2010 IHWC in Germany:

    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7349029/Scooter_Stuck_On_Replay

    :c089::c165::c212::c075::c062:
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    Florian Busch was banned for two years today for...

    Florian Busch was banned for two years today for one missed turn up! I remember some cases where a sportsman was banned for two years for proven doping! This is simply ridiculous! Could have been...
  9. Don't expect too much. I don't think that most of...

    Don't expect too much. I don't think that most of the tickets were bought by hockey fans. There are not so many in Germany. Just to give you a figure, adding up the average attendance of all DEL...
  10. The game schedule is not yet published. Groups A...

    The game schedule is not yet published. Groups A and D will play in Cologne (except for the opening game in Gelsenkrichen), groups B and C in Mannheim.

    For information on ticketing see here:
    ...
  11. The same bikes as last time. But how to get back?...

    The same bikes as last time. But how to get back? :D
  12. I have not read about any reasons, but for sure...

    I have not read about any reasons, but for sure this was a big surprise for everyone here. Previously media reported it as a fact, that Finland would take part. Anything else was not considered. The...
  13. Maybe also some Russians could comment on this....

    Maybe also some Russians could comment on this. If Russians do not book a trip at a travel agency, it is a tedious procedure to get visa, which costs a few days. At least for common people. They guy...
  14. Newspapers here write about Finland. No one...

    Newspapers here write about Finland. No one considers USA.
  15. As we could see right now, there is no hockey in...

    As we could see right now, there is no hockey in Germany. But the IHWC 2010 will be held here.
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    And here is the (final) roster: GK 1...

    And here is the (final) roster:

    GK 1 KOTSCHNEW, Dimitrij, HK Spartak Moskau (KHL)
    GK 30 ENDRAS, Dennis, Augsburger Panther (DEL)
    GK 32 PÄTZOLD, Dimitri, Hannover Scorpions (DEL)

    DF 6...
  17. What do you want to say with that? ...

    What do you want to say with that?

    http://www.dasbiber.at/files/image/bibermini/donaldWuetend.gif

    :c032: :c032: :c032: :c032:
  18. By tramway and motorbus. I wouldn't go there by...

    By tramway and motorbus. I wouldn't go there by car :c032:

    To be serious, they stopped ticket sales after selling more than 60.000 tickets in a few days, because 15.000 ticktes are to be offered...
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    German schedule

    03.04. Latvia - Germany --:-- Riga (LAT)
    04.04. Latvia - Germany --:-- Riga (LAT)
    11.04. Germany - Czech Republic 18:00 Regensburg (GER)
    12.04. Germany - Czech Republic 17:00 Ingolstadt (GER)...
  20. Carpo, I am really sorry, but this will not be an...

    Carpo, I am really sorry, but this will not be an outdoor game. They will close the roof. Anyway, being part of trying to break a world record is good enough.

    @ DIN: It's about 30 km bicycle ride...
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    Wikipedia states that the first "official"...

    Wikipedia states that the first "official" icehockey match in Germany took place on the lake Halensee in Berlin in 1897. However there is no source given and no details on the opponents, or what...
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    Here is the start page of my report. Don't miss...

    Here is the start page of my report. Don't miss the applause to the fans at the parliament of Nova Scotia!

    http://www.solidaridad.de/index.php?l=en&m=deb&e=2008-halifax-index
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    This is very unlikely to happen: 18 games less...

    This is very unlikely to happen: 18 games less with the same number of teams, and you would drop some of the more interesting games. It would be much harder for the organizing association and the...
  24. I don't know about regulations, but in real life...

    I don't know about regulations, but in real life it seems to depend on the local organizing comittee and security, just a few observations from IIHF "top division" championships about...
  25. I disagree. Based on my experiences, an arena of...

    I disagree. Based on my experiences, an arena of this size is good enough for the groups without the home team and the Latvians. Better a few games are sold out than watching games, where only 30% of...
  26. The german DEL showed a significant decline in...

    The german DEL showed a significant decline in attendance this year. Here are the figures of average attendance for the last few seasons:

    2002/3: All games 5693 (playoffs 8625, preliminary round...
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    I compiled a short slide show as MP4 video with...

    I compiled a short slide show as MP4 video with my best pics:

    http://www.solidaridad.de/index.php?l=en&m=deb&e=2008-halifax-slides
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    @ BelarusRikk: You know the guy wearing the...

    @ BelarusRikk: You know the guy wearing the suite? :-)

    http://pics.solidaridad.de/empfang.jpg
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    Maybe they a sponsored by a german grocery store...

    Maybe they a sponsored by a german grocery store chain. This makes me wonder a little bit, since as far as I know, there are no branches outside Germany :c032:
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    Sticky: I find number 29...

    I find number 29 interesting. I remember the case Sikora quite well. Let me remember, how german media cited the DEB officials: The team management questioned Sikora about any national team games for...
  31. Thread: Jersey Question

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    Augsburg is about 200 km from the Black Forest...

    Augsburg is about 200 km from the Black Forest and Mannheim about 100 km.

    About Freiburg: Is hockey big anywhere in Germany? :) At least they made it into the DEL for a season.
  32. Thread: Jersey Question

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    If it does not have to be a DEL team, you might...

    If it does not have to be a DEL team, you might buy one from Schwenningen or Freiburg. In your place I would first write an email to the team management and ask, whether there is a way to buy one.
    ...
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    You got right. Before the 2006 football world...

    You got right. Before the 2006 football world cup, one could see flags only rarely during sports events. Today it is more common. By the way: The concerns about national symbols in Germany (and I...
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    Call it odd, weird or old fashioned. In Krefeld...

    Call it odd, weird or old fashioned. In Krefeld usually (hmm usually? didn't have playoffs the last years...) some elder fans place a flag on the ice and pray to it:
    ...
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    Then your team is the best in the world. Maybe...

    Then your team is the best in the world. Maybe there is an interplanetary league, with which your team could match, but I have not yet heard about one.

    To be serious: The thread starter asked for...
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    To me the NHL drafting system looks weird,...

    To me the NHL drafting system looks weird, considering that North America and especially USA are renown here as the spearhead of (economical) freedom and free market economy. They players aren't even...
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    Here is the roster of team Germany for the first...

    Here is the roster of team Germany for the first training camp:

    Goal: Dimitrij Kotschnew, Patrick Ehelechner (both Nürnberg Ice Tigers), Alexander Jung (Hannover Scorpions)

    Defense: Jason...
  38. Wow, that's cool. I hope the DEB and the Deutsche...

    Wow, that's cool. I hope the DEB and the Deutsche Bahn will keep up with that in 2010. It would be possible to provide a fast train connection between the arenas and central stations in Cologne and...
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    The bad resposnse was not too surprising. The...

    The bad resposnse was not too surprising. The public TV stations ARD and ZDF decided to switch between games and other sports events in some games, and some games were shown in regional public TV...
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    Believe me, hockey coverage on TV can not be much...

    Believe me, hockey coverage on TV can not be much worse in Australia than over here, so it definitely is remarkable ;-)
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    This one was even on german TV, in one of the two...

    This one was even on german TV, in one of the two big TV stations (ZDF)!
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    Same here in Germany. Most fans of a team live in...

    Same here in Germany. Most fans of a team live in the area of that team. One reason might be the bad TV coverage. The fans want to see them play, so they have to go to the games.

    The best managed...
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    From looking at old photos we know, that...

    From looking at old photos we know, that advertising on the boards was common in german sports (football ahm... soccer and ice hockey) even back in the 50s or 60s. But there was no advertising on...
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    I forgot another page. This one does not require...

    I forgot another page. This one does not require a translation.
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    Usually the teams do not publish any prices in...

    Usually the teams do not publish any prices in the broad public, but some years ago (2001/2) the Revier Löwen Oberhausen of the german DEL did. This is an excerpt of their sponsors' portfolio with...
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    They finally managed to offer smaller packages...

    They finally managed to offer smaller packages for Halifax:

    http://www.hockeycanada.ca/2/1/7/2/4/index1.shtml

    Look at the packages... I better do not comment.
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    I wrote an email to someone (picked from this...

    I wrote an email to someone (picked from this list http://www.hockeycanada.ca/6/7/5/5/index1.shtml ) of the Canadian hockey federation and complained about the all-games ticket packages for Halifax....
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    How do you handle the ticket sales policy to sell...

    How do you handle the ticket sales policy to sell only packages for all games in Quebec City resp. Halifax? I feel cheated, since Germany plays in Halifax, where the package costs more twice the...
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    For audience of games in the german DEL, I would...

    For audience of games in the german DEL, I would like to point you to these pages:

    http://home.arcor.de/paul.fritsche/cf0708.htm

    Click on a team name on top to see all games of that team....
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    Simple answer: Because each team had 3 games in...

    Simple answer: Because each team had 3 games in the old relegation round, too. So they keep the number of games. But you are right, they could limit it to one game. According to my experience, only a...
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