The NLA Winter Classic

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The NHL Winter Classic has made its way into the schedule of every season in North America. It attracts a huge amount of spectators with every game and  it seems that every NHL franchise is hosting its own Winter Classic nowadays. A huge success in North America, but what succeeded in the NHL hasn’t made its way into our schedule. Should some NLA teams think of another try? And where could this work?… continue reading

The unseen B-Heroes

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Scoring goals is an important thing to win games, but giving the decisive assist is equally important. And also the National League B is having a lot of players that aren’t famous in scoring goals, but are equally important for key plays. These players usually stand out with a big number of assists and an impressive +/- rating. We have picked out these unseen heros of the National League B and know which players are equally as important to the goal getter.… continue reading

Skill vs. Intimidation

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The National League A & B counts on a huge number of Canadian an Swedish players that are looking to prove themselves to either be a key player on Swiss ice or a future NHL star. But European Hockey and North American Hockey isn’t the same thing. Why should a Swiss sports director therefore choose a Swede over a Canadian player and what can they expect from either of these two types of player?… continue reading

Underrated

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A hockey player needs a lot of skills to be one of the best. He needs skating skills, stick handling, a good overview and a lot of other things. With improving education within the hockey teams, the players get to train on most of their skills. But there are still certain things that get underrated by the majority of us, skills that could make a difference on key moments. We have picked out 3 underrated skills that can make a big difference.… continue reading

Scouting the NLB

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Teams like Langnau, Ambri-Piotta and Biel are having a tough time at the moment and should maybe make a change within their roster to emerge as a better team. Choosing players from the NLB is a cheap way to improve a roster, if one chooses wisely. We have taken a look at the best players of the National League B, who are still before their zenith and would be a good replacement for certain unsure players of weak NLA teams.… continue reading

Back to the Future

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30 years ago, the playoffs where introduced to the National League A and this system changed our league forever. The playoffs made the National League a more competitive league and have increased the amount of spectators over the past years quite considerably. Before that the teams used to find their champion with the league system, which still gets used by most football leagues all over the world. But what would change if we had the league system back in Switzerland?… continue reading

The Farmteam Conclusion

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It is happening as predicted, three (Ticino Rockets, Hockey Thurgau, GCK Lions) out of four farmteams are starting to fall back in the NLB standings. But also EHC Winterthur, which had a great start into the new season is starting to fall back and the standings are starting to take shape as they got predicted at the beginning of the season. What has changed? Our conclusion after 14 games of farmteams in the NLB.… continue reading