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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Happy to see a hockey thread on just joining the forum.
I'm a SJ sharks fan, still recovering from our awful choke after a 3-0 series lead over the Kings in the first round.
Locally I'm a Cardiff Devils fan in the UK's Elite League.
I'm hoping Montreal and Chicago can pull back to get two epic conference final game 7s though, and my favouring those teams over their opponents.

So what do I need to know about Swiss hockey?! I'm completely new to it part from tuning into the Spengler cup for the past three previous years.
I'm going to be in Geneva for six months so hope I can watch some hockey - perhaps with someone from this thread?
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Old 30.05.2014, 01:21
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Hi, I'm a season ticket holder at Geneve, would be happy to meet up and fill you in!

Send me a message?

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Happy to see a hockey thread on just joining the forum.
I'm a SJ sharks fan, still recovering from our awful choke after a 3-0 series lead over the Kings in the first round.
Locally I'm a Cardiff Devils fan in the UK's Elite League.
I'm hoping Montreal and Chicago can pull back to get two epic conference final game 7s though, and my favouring those teams over their opponents.

So what do I need to know about Swiss hockey?! I'm completely new to it part from tuning into the Spengler cup for the past three previous years.
I'm going to be in Geneva for six months so hope I can watch some hockey - perhaps with someone from this thread?

Here's my input about Swiss hockey (disclaimer: my opinion and experiences probably not absolute).

First of all, it's international rules, so you will have the wider ice and a spread out game, no-touch icing, no goalie trapazoid etc.

Hitting is not as pronounced, open ice hits are not as common. Because of this you will see a lot more dangling and finess puck-handling. (and a lot of heads down!)

The fans mirror football fans, with songs, chants, drums etc. and specific seating areas for each teams fans --- don't cheer or wear the opposite teams colours in the wrong zone! In more heated matches, the fans will be split up well before the venue with a strong riot-police presence. Hooliganism is much more common with hockey fans here.

Tempers and emotions still run high, so you will still get the great chirping and scrums after a play, but fighting is strickly not allowed, so any potential tilts will be broken up by the officials as soon as possible.

There is a promotion and demotion from the higher league levels based on season end performance.

Thats a quick syllabus from my experiences, I prefer NHL hockey personally or if I have the chance OHL or any other major-junior league---World Juniors always get the priority over new years for me!
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Old 27.08.2014, 10:41
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

New pro season is less than a month away!

But in more exciting news: 4 potential expansion teams for 2017 including Quebec City and.......a 2nd team in Toronto! COLOUR ME WHITE AND BLUE! This could be a game changer.

http://www.si.com/nhl/2014/08/26/rep...-nhl-expansion
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New pro season is less than a month away!

But in more exciting news: 4 potential expansion teams for 2017 including Quebec City and.......a 2nd team in Toronto! COLOUR ME WHITE AND BLUE! This could be a game changer.

http://www.si.com/nhl/2014/08/26/rep...-nhl-expansion
I saw that too, I do wonder if the NHL can support the expansion and still have a competitive talent pool.
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English-speaking swiss hockey forum

Hi guys! As the NLA season starts again today, I figured it was a good time to advertise www.reddit.com/r/swisshockey, a forum devoted to discussing swiss hockey in English. It's got a rather "cosy" feel right now (50 subscribers, and much less active ones), but the more the merrier!
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Hadn't read thru whole thread but any live streams online I can see from USA? I would someday, at least, very much like to see HC Lugano play in Lugano -- even if only for a visit.

I played hockey at a 2 wk camp in Leysin when I was 21, back in 1981, & wonder if anyone here was there back then? Ok, thanks for any links, etc.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Is anybody following the Spengler Cup?

It seems like this section of the forum has quieted down a bit.
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Go, Czechs, go go go!!!!!
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Quarterfinals...exciting! Jágr is still excellent.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Hi guys,

I'm not sure if this thread is still being used, but I was wondering if anyone would know of a local club who is looking for players in Zurich. My (Swiss) German is not that strong so I was kind of looking for a club of expats or a mix that would speak English, but honestly I would just love to get back on the ice.

Also, I'm a huge fan of all things hockey (NHL, Swiss league, etc.) if anyone lives in the area and wants to get together and talk/watch hockey.

Cheers!

Paul
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Hi guys,

I'm not sure if this thread is still being used, but I was wondering if anyone would know of a local club who is looking for players in Zurich. My (Swiss) German is not that strong so I was kind of looking for a club of expats or a mix that would speak English, but honestly I would just love to get back on the ice.

Also, I'm a huge fan of all things hockey (NHL, Swiss league, etc.) if anyone lives in the area and wants to get together and talk/watch hockey.

Cheers!

Paul

Hey Paul,

I'm from California, but grew up playing hockey. I live near Baden, I'm a huge hockey fan (go Ducks) and would love to meetup and talk hockey. I would love to get some playing time in this winter, let's arrange some pickup games this winter. I work in Basel and on Thursday afternoons we are planning on playing lunch time pickup, you are more than welcome to join. Let me know.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Congratulations to Davos for making the semis by knocking out Skelleftea AIK in Sweden:
http://www.championshockeyleague.net...ea-davos/1524/
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

The Hockey WC is warming up!
Switzerland had a solid performance to lose in overtime, but picked up a point before winning the following game and sitting in 4th.


Canada is dominating with no losses, but really haven't encountered any challenges in their group--will probably get comfortable and fall apart when it's needed.
Russia will hopefully continue to bounce back with the addition of Ovi since the Caps got eliminated.


Not NHL hockey by any means, but great time zone to catch a bit of higher level play
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Does anyone know a pub that shows the hockey (IIHF 2016) games in Zurich?
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

The weather is turning and hockey is back.

Looks like the Swiss league is already underway, NHL has a few more days to go before it starts.


But we do have the World Cup to keep us entertained. Unfortunately, Switzerland does not have a team partaking, but there are a few of the Swiss boys on team Europe.


I'm going to have to try and catch a few matches, depending on time and streaming options.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

US are out, Canada brought it to the Europeans. But the game of the night was definitely the Under 23 North Americans vs. The Swedes.


Quite possibly the best 5 minute sudden death 3-3 overtime ever played!


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Spengler Cup. HCL-Canada in final!

Lugano shuts out Davos 4:0!

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Final now!

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