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    Sophie Anthamatten is starting goalie in the...

    Sophie Anthamatten is starting goalie in the men's team of EHC Saastal (plays in the highest amateur league). Her next aim is being starting goalie in the NLB (the weaker of the professional...
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    The size of the rink may have had an impact, but...

    The size of the rink may have had an impact, but in my opinion not on the individual level of play, but on the coaching. Coaches of international teams mostly work with the larger ice surface. I...
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    Hmm, it's too soon to be able to tell you...

    Hmm, it's too soon to be able to tell you anything of importance. You'll have to check the matchups and games once the playoffs are on. According to my data, Davos home games in quarter- and semi...
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    Interesting article on the question of NHL...

    Interesting article on the question of NHL participation in 2014 published on slapshot.ch:


    Translation:
    The first two paragraphs are a short explanation why Bettman will wait till 2012 before...
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    You're absolutely right, I should not have said...

    You're absolutely right, I should not have said CHL and Victoria Cup. The tactic in the Victoria Cup was much more defensive than in the CHL games.
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    Streit has done that in the past. Also during the...

    Streit has done that in the past. Also during the 2006 Olympics, no less. Though I am not going to argue whether he is a superstar or not.. since I think that a player doesn't have to be a superstar...
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    I think with Hiller being the only NHL goalie on...

    I think with Hiller being the only NHL goalie on the team, he will play every game.
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    Lovely goal indeed! Definitely had me jumping up...

    Lovely goal indeed! Definitely had me jumping up and down in front of the TV. ;)

    I'm very much looking forward to the match against Belarus. I expect it to be tough, but I'm counting on Hiller...
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    I'd say it is. 330'000 watched the playoff...

    I'd say it is.

    330'000 watched the playoff finals 2007 on TV, and taking into account that hockey fans generally stop watching that much when their team is no longer in the cup, while nearly all...
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    It makes sense to allow less of that in a...

    It makes sense to allow less of that in a tournament where teams with hugely different physical qualities and preparation compete. Some players from small hockey nations simply do not have the...
  11. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I...

    To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I expected more.

    Though it does contain the most topical and comprehensive range of topics as of yet, I found I still had to top up the information about...
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    There is much that speaks for your theory, but in...

    There is much that speaks for your theory, but in Switzerland we have the unique(?) situation that at the beginning of hockey it was the small towns and villages in the mountains which had the...
  13. Thread: Hockey Europe?

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    Could you explain the last part, Karsten? Hockey...

    Could you explain the last part, Karsten?
    Hockey Europe isn't linked directly to the EU, so why would that influence the part Switzerland plays in this new organisation?
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    Just read this on the site of Swiss national TV:...

    Just read this on the site of Swiss national TV:



    As there will be no qualifying (=Champions Hockey League) this year, the NHL and IIHF have agreed to choose an opponent based in one of the...
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    Yes. And I noted that as well, there's a...

    Yes.



    And I noted that as well, there's a great difference between the fairness of the statements made by the players and coach of the Blackhawks, and the things written in most fan forums..
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    I don't see my comment as an excuse for either...

    I don't see my comment as an excuse for either team.

    But even NLA teams do have enough tactical background to vary their kind of game.. ;)

    I don't say that Bern or Davos would/could/should...
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    Actually, I think it is good that the Swiss clubs...

    Actually, I think it is good that the Swiss clubs hold on to the difference between exhibition games and the VC. Davos and Bern played exhibition games, the ZSC did not. Much of the difference in...
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    The Langnau parliament has approved the...

    The Langnau parliament has approved the investment and loan to the Tigers organisation. Though the money will only be transferred if Peter Jakob's association manages to collect 1mio Francs.

    No...
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    The strong reaction the financial crisis of the...

    The strong reaction the financial crisis of the Tigers caused in the fan community now made firms of the region take interest. Namely Peter Jakob, who saw this as enough of a reason to phone other...
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    Cedric, it is already confirmed: You can...

    Cedric, it is already confirmed:



    You can also read this on nzz.ch....
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    Actually, most players agreed to the salary cut....

    Actually, most players agreed to the salary cut. Only a very small number is leaving.

    Furthermore, Murphy is staying. Which means that the Tigers still have one foreign player. Newspapers (e.g....
  22. Poll: Wichser was injured in the end phase of the...

    Wichser was injured in the end phase of the regular hockey season. He injured ligaments in the neck region... It's better he makes sure he's completely healed before he plays again
  23. Poll: I agree about the change in style. The change is...

    I agree about the change in style. The change is in the right direction, even if it resulted in a loss in the last couple of games. The worst thing that could happen is if Switzerland started playing...
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    Roman Josi is about the same age, so Luca Sbisa...

    Roman Josi is about the same age, so Luca Sbisa being only 19 years old won't be the reason why he isn't asked to play for the Swiss team
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    I think that many hope that the team will...

    I think that many hope that the team will surprise everyone because of the home advantage and reach the semifinals, which would provide a chance to get a medal. The preliminary games have been...
  26. Poll: Actually, it's all about being too lazy to get...

    Actually, it's all about being too lazy to get off the 'shift' key... :c008:


    Can we get back on topic now?
  27. Poll: Sorry! Ufa it is.

    Sorry! Ufa it is.
  28. Poll: Yes, you can always speculate on UFA and that...

    Yes, you can always speculate on UFA and that they might have won if they'd reached the final. I'm sure that team will get a second go at the CHL next year, and we'll see what they'll make of it...
  29. Poll: Yes. The rink doesn't belong to the club and was...

    Yes. The rink doesn't belong to the club and was booked for another event, which meant that the ZSC had to go to Rapperswil.
  30. Poll: 5-0 Unexpected. But welcome!

    5-0 Unexpected. But welcome!
  31. Poll: Metallurg is behind 2-0 again... it's starting to...

    Metallurg is behind 2-0 again... it's starting to look like a bad habit. ;)

    The strategy of the Lions is the same as last week, maybe you could say they work even better defensively this time....
  32. Poll: 2-2, IMO, the last goal was lucky, though...

    2-2, IMO, the last goal was lucky, though Metallurg played much better in the last period.
  33. Poll: Metallurg has evened out the shot-on-goal ratio,...

    Metallurg has evened out the shot-on-goal ratio, but the score is still 0-2.
    The Metallurg-players are not amused...
  34. Poll: 0-2 for ZSC already! Metallurg hasn't found a...

    0-2 for ZSC already!

    Metallurg hasn't found a solution against the ZSC forechecking yet.

    The 2nd goal was beautiful
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    I found some stats on www.hockeyfans.ch (STATS ->...

    I found some stats on www.hockeyfans.ch (STATS -> Feldspieler -> NLB Quali 08/09, then select Team: Visp), but he was injured in October (strained stomach muscles?), and, as far as I know, has not...
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    Despite the fact that the transmission of CHL...

    Despite the fact that the transmission of CHL games doesn't cost anything, the Swiss national TV station will not show the games. However, the regional broadcaster Telebärn will show the game Espoo -...
  37. Poll: Season tickets for the standing area go for 330.-...

    Season tickets for the standing area go for 330.- sFr., tickets for a regular season game are 20.- sFr., and the tickets for CHL games are 19.- sFr.

    The cheapest season tickets for seats are 600.-...
  38. Poll: The standing area is nearly sold out, but the...

    The standing area is nearly sold out, but the seats haven't sold that well. I very much doubt that the game will be sold out. Especially as a local TV station will show the game and so makes it...
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    Correction: I have been on the EC Wil's homepage...

    Correction: I have been on the EC Wil's homepage and now know that this club was founded 1881. This season, teams of the EC Wil play in the 1. and 4. regional league of Switzerland.
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    Not in my hands.. but to go into some reasons...

    Not in my hands..

    but to go into some reasons why, for one, teams from Germany are invited.

    When C. Spengler donated the cup, it was as a reaction to the divides that had occured during WW1 and...
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    And the long journey would be a great explanation...

    And the long journey would be a great explanation for any slump in the NHL during January. :c032:
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    I think there was an EC Wil founded in 1881 in...

    I think there was an EC Wil founded in 1881 in Switzerland.

    What is certain, is that the HC Genève-Servette was founded in 1905, three years before the first Swiss league was formed.
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    The most regular participant next to the HC Davos...

    The most regular participant next to the HC Davos is Team Canada, with which a contract has been signed this year ensuring the participation of Team Canada up to the year 2010.
  44. Poll: I'm sure the Swedish teams aren't the only ones...

    I'm sure the Swedish teams aren't the only ones on a tight schedule. This may influence the team's play a bit, but I'm sure not sufficiently to make a big impact on the game, especially as it must be...
  45. Poll: Bern is taking too many penalties... and the lead...

    Bern is taking too many penalties... and the lead of HV71 is deserved. They had more and better scoring chances. They relaxed a bit after the third goal, or Bern started playing finally, or both,...
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    I only know the prices for the Exhibition game SC...

    I only know the prices for the Exhibition game SC Bern - Rangers: CHF 55.-
    and the Victoria Cup: CHF 45.-
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    I also think it is the tightest of groups.
    I fear for the SCB because there are quite a few important players that are injured, and even playing all the foreign players won't make the team as...
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    The ‘Er’-line: Heini Lohrer, and the Kessler...

    The ‘Er’-line: Heini Lohrer, and the Kessler brothers


    No Swiss line of their time was nearer to reaching the excellence of the ‘Ni’-line than the ‘Er’-line. Heini Lohrer (1918-?) from Arosa and...
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    I agree with Tobias. You have been misinformed.

    I agree with Tobias.
    You have been misinformed.
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    The Arosa- line: Hans-Martin Trepp and the...

    The Arosa- line: Hans-Martin Trepp and the Poltera brothers


    Trepp (1922-1970) and his cousins, the brothers Ulrich ‘Ueli’ (1922-?)* and Gebhard ‘Gebi’ (1923-2008) Poltera, formed an attacking...
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