as far as heelis is concerned I think a few folk might be in for a shock. might be completely off the mark but I think he could be a bit of a find. apparently other teams wanted him within the league as player coach as well. mosey Yeah there is a question mark over him, and I would like to think if he isn't up to scratch over the 6 pre season games I would hope the club would do something about it. it looks to me as if they have brought him over until they get something better and possibly(not saying it will happen) run with a spare import. but surely we have to trust the club and with what Hutchins said about waiting till that better high quality player is available
for me the last forward has to be a power forward rw to play 1st line last two d men. one has to be that tough guy we are all crying out for and the other needs to be a good offensive puck moving d man that can also run the power play.
if that happens I think we have a pretty well balanced squad that we can then judge once on the ice
Who wanted heelis as a player coach?? a guy with no pro games was going to come in and be a player coach?? Think someone is pulling your leg with that one.
We have been trusting this club for 6 losing seasons, more transparency was the call from Todd this summer only to be followed with weeks of silence from the coaching staff. We haven't heard from them in the form of any interviews about our last 14 signings !!
Matt Keith finally "back" to Fife....did he actually retire, sometimes the press releases are a little bit (!) misleading, he would definitely have an impact on the team/dressing room but the league....maybe not!
he's retired, couldn't see Flyers taking Cowick either pushing officals about etc
Got our tickets for first pre-season games today. They were laying down the transfers on the ice when we were in but I didn't see any new plexi behind the away bench? Team almost complete with maybe one more import? player in discussions and waiting to sign and supposedly further on than Braehead who are still five players shy of a full squad. Squad members are arriving tomorrow? and will be on the ice practising by Wednesday.
We are 5 imports short which is the same as the clan.
Edit: we are announcing another one tomorrow mind you.
The update I have is the team is signed with exception of two imports that are at advanced talks stage, so we will have a team to play upcoming friendly's
Real difference between Iles and Owen would be the size, Owen was big enough and not scared to have a slash at someone when needed and when his D let him down. Iles will be a really easy target when nobody is getting in the way.
Don't think Boyd has signed up anywhere yet though so that will help!
Iles is same height as Steven Murphy but bigger built and 10 years younger than Murphy who is now 35, these bigger keepers fill the net better but its the secondary shots that often beats them, Iles has the agility to get up quicker so looking forward to seeing him in action Big skates to fill after Shane Owen but as many have said we have had a continuity of good keepers at Fife for many decades not just the EIHL era