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StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 33 min. # 1 Posted on 17.11.04 0755.00 | Instant Rating: 1.56 http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=brownechl&prov=st&type=lgns SAN DIEGO (Ticker) - Instead of cashing in on offers to play in Europe, Curtis Brown has decided to help promote the game of hockey in California. Brown on Monday agreed to terms with the San Diego Gulls of the ECHL and could see action in the team's game against the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday. Promote this thread!
Grimis Scrapple Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1237 days Last activity: 1034 days # 2 Posted on 17.11.04 0831.19 | Instant Rating: 7.29 Frankly, I never understood how they keep the name East Coast Hockey League after the WHL merger that put teams in Anchorage, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc. I'm also interested to see how much farther they can grow, with a 33-team league on the horizon.
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 33 min. # 3 Posted on 17.11.04 1714.05 | Instant Rating: 1.63
Actually, they "officially" changed the name to just ECHL back when they absorbed the West Coast League. Sorta dumb to have them be ECHL, with no explanation as to what it stands for. Sorta like the WWE, if anybody were to say "I AM WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPION" he would sound like a moron.
The real problem this offseason is not spending money but the upcoming labor contract negotiations. Teams are going to be afraid to throw a lot of money at a free agent for 3 or 4 years if the league shuts down next year.
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