Switzerland: NLA Talk

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by BladesofSTEELwFIRE, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. BladesofSTEELwFIRE Registered User

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    Wow! I was surprised to read that the Swiss NLA is best attended ice hockey league in all of Europe and SC Bern has the best attendance of all Euro teams. You would think it would be in Sweden or Finland.
     
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    Sweden rinks are usually pretty small. If I'm not mistaken, Frolunda is the only club with a rink with over 10K capacity
     
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    Sweden has a very competitive 2nd tier, sometimes big teams are relegated and replaced by teams from smaller towns. SHL attendance will probably improve next season with Djurgården back.
     
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    SC Bern must have a great atmosphere for those who attend games.
     
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    Yep best fans in Europe :yo: This 11,000 people wall with fans singing for 60 minutes is pure madness! You'll never get to see that in NA.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQ_oE7Sc9o
     
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    Ya I'm aware of that. I've been to a lot of football, hockey, basketball and baseball games in States and fans sings from time to time, I mean it doesn't last the whole game like over here.
     
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    Well, there are a lot of Fans, but the atmosphere is not very good IMO.

    Go to Ambri-Lugano and then you see what a really GREAT atmosphere is. :yo:
     
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    I'm sure that's pretty good as well! There's no such thing as a derby, but the best derby was SC Bern-Langnau IMO and I'm no Bern fan..
     
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    Ya, that's the way it is.
     
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    This is common and pretty annoying, but I'm not sure it would change things much if there was a transfer window. I guess teams and players would still reach agreements and just wait to make it official.
     
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    It's the "making it official" part that bothers me. I don't think id be able to cheer for that player knowing that he'll leave.
     
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    Players don't have anything to gain by being disinterested and playing below their level, it's not like Bodenmann helping Kloten kick Bern out of the playoffs would have any incidence on the 2015-16 season.

    It has happend since the late 80's (although rarely as early as in this case, but it's common that players have new contracts in January already), and there are countless example of players still performing against their future team, the best example being Philippe Bozon signing with Lausanne a few months before sending them to the NLB in 1996.
     
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    It looks like we have the next "Bodenmann-case"... Philippe Furrer might have signed with Lugano for 15/16, according to Berner Zeitung.
     
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    Oh my Genoni
     
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    MÃ¥rtensson to Lugano!

    Klasen - MÃ¥rtensson - Pettersson.
     
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    Congrats to Zurich for getting Matthews for next season. :)
     
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    Might actually visit a few Zurich games this year to see Matthews.
     
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    Not good news today for the Swiss Imports market:

    Bern wanted to sign Peter Regin, but he is gone to Jokerit Helsinki.
    http://www.jokerit.com/regin-motivoituneena-punakeltaisiin
    Surprise me as he is playing in the AHL play-offs right now.
    Maybe now Bern will make an offer to Matthews!? (i am a broken record, but i say again "kid, stay in NA")

    Sounds like Johan Fransson wants to move back to Sweden.
    At least 3 NLA clubs are chasing him right now.

    Langnau candidate Bobby Butler is also going to Sweden.
     
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    Wanted to get a NLA season thread started. All info is from EliteProspects. I'm a long-time KHL fan, but this season I'll be following Swiss hockey more closely than ever. Looks like it's going to be a fun season!

    Transfers In

    Ambri-Piotta
    Michael Ngoy (D) - from Fribourg-Gotteron
    Eliot Berthon (F) - from Biel-Bienne
    Igor Jelovac (D) - from Biel-Bienne
    Diego Kostner (F) - from HC Lugano
    Franco Collenberg (D) - from EHC Kloten
    Matt D'Agostini (F) - from Geneve-Servette
    Peter Guggisberg (F) - from EHC Kloten
    Connor Hughes (G) - from London Nationals
    Misha Moor (D) - from Oshawa Generals

    SC Bern
    Jeremie Kamerzin (D) - from Fribourg-Gotteron
    Maxim Noreau (D) - from San Antonio Rampage
    Mark Arcobello (F) - from Toronto Marlies
    Dario Meyer (F) - from Edmonton Oil Kings
    Kris Versteeg (F) - from Los Angeles Kings

    Biel-Bienne
    Jan Neuenschwander (F) - from ZSC Lions
    Julian Schmutz (F) - from Visp
    Jacob Micflikier (F) - from Lulea HF
    Valentin Luthi (D) - from Rapperswil-Jona
    Jonas Hiller (G) - from Calgary Flames
    Toni Rajala (F) - from Lulea HF
    Marco Pedretti (F) - from Geneve-Servette

    HC Davos
    Daniel Rahimi (D) - from Linkoping HC
    Marco Forrer (D) - from Zug U20
    Robert Kousal (F) - from Metallurg Novokuznetsk

    Geneve-Servette
    Nicolas Leonelli (F) - from Ajoie
    Will Petschenig (D) - from Saginaw Spirit
    Kay Schweri (F) - from Sherbrooke Phoenix
    Mike Santorelli (F) - from Anaheim Ducks
    Nick Spaling (F) - from San Jose Sharks

    Fribourg-Gotteron
    Ralph Stalder (D) - from Lausanne HC
    Larri Leeger (D) - from Lausanne HC
    Caryl Neuenschwander (F) - from Lausanne HC
    Benjamin Chavaillaz (D) - from Ambri-Piotta
    Anton Gustafsson (F) - from SCL Tigers
    Lorenz Kienzle (D) - from HC Lugano
    Roman Cervenka (F) - from KLH Chomutov
    Dennis Saikkonen (G) - from JYP
    Mattias Ritola (F) - from Skelleftea AIK

    EHC Kloten
    Tim Ramholt (D) - from EV Zug
    Luca Homberger (F) - from Winterthur
    Daniele Grassi (F) - from Ambri-Piotta
    Roman Schlagenhauf (F) - from HC Lugano
    Bobby Sanguinetti (D) - from Rochester Americans
    Drew Shore (F) - from Stockton Heat
    Dominik Devaja (F) - from Connecticut Jr. Rangers

    SCL Tigers
    Pascal Berger (F) - from SC Bern
    Flurin Randegger (D) - from SC Bern
    Yannick Blaser (D) - from EV Zug
    Raphael Kuonen (F) - from Rapperswil-Jona
    Philippe Seydoux (D) - from Langenthal
    Rob Schremp (F) - from Portland Pirates
    Brenden Shinnimin (F) - from Springfield Falcons

    Lausanne HC
    Jonas Junland (D) - from Linkoping HC
    Philippe Schelling (D) - from EHC Kloten
    Valentin Borlat (D) - from Red Ice
    Dustin Jeffrey (F) - from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
    Per Ledin (F) - from EC Salzburg

    HC Lugano
    Massimo Ronchetti (D) - from SCL Tigers
    Ryan Gardner (F) - from Fribourg-Gotteron
    Patrick Zackrisson (F) - from Skelleftea AIK
    Dario Burgler (F) - from EV Zug
    Daniel Sondell (D) - from EV Zug

    ZSC Lions
    Inti Pestoni (F) - from Ambri-Piotta
    Patrick Thoresen (F) - from Djurgardens IF
    Christian Marti (D) - from Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    Mattias Sjogren (F) - from Ak Bars Kazan
    Ronalds Kenins (F) - from Utica Comets

    EV Zug
    David McIntyre (F) - from SaiPa
    Timo Helbling (D) - from EHC Kloten
    Carl Klingberg (F) - from Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
    Fabio Haller (G) - from Winterthur
     
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    HC Lugano also added Ryan Wilson who play KHL last year with Ak Bars Kazan (I believe), and formerly of the Colorado Avalanche.
     
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    Is the swiss reg season over now? Do playoffs start soon? Living abroad in Zurich, hoping to catch a game :)
     
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    Yes, the regular season finished last Saturday. The playoffs start next Saturday and games are played on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.
     

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