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StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 18 hours Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 1972 days Last activity: 427 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: 18 hours Last activity: 1 hour # 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.
No real surprise, but this makes me very sad. Francis has been my favorite player for years. He is easily the most underrated player in NHL history, if not one of the most underrated players in the history of team sport.
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