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Professional Hockey League; A Fictional History: 1998 Off-Season

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Cardinal    65
4 minutes ago, wentvoltage123 said:

I'm just waiting for a team to pull a Buffaslug logo

I think the Bulls woulda been perfect for that but they just rebranded

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hawkfan89    564

Thanks for the Comments everybody! I did make some tweaks to the Nuggets font, the biggest change being that the numbers on the black jersey have been switched from white to teal.

 

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21 hours ago, ChicagoOakland said:

Oh my, these are 90's-tastic. I absolutely LOVE what you did with the Nuggets.

 

 I can't wait to see what team goes all-out with the other 90s color of choice--purple.

 

Thanks! And there are definitely some purple-based identities coming up.

 

20 hours ago, New York's Greatest said:

I feel like it'll only be the Concordes logo getting an overhaul also I'm going to guess a third jersey program will get underway soon

 

The Concordes will be getting a full change, with some of the basic concepts of their identity still intact. The logo is still a plane, but it's quite different from the current one. Right now the plan is for third jerseys to debut in about 2-3 years.

 

21 hours ago, AndesMts27 said:

Could it have the years of their Lewis Cup Championships somewhere on there?

 

How's this?

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1 hour ago, hawkfan89 said:

Right now the plan is for third jerseys to debut in about 2-3 years.

So about 93-94 or 94-95 got it. Honestly I'm looking to the new look. (Although nervously I might add)

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MBurmy    433
20 hours ago, hawkfan89 said:

Right now the plan is for third jerseys to debut in about 2-3 years.

Lookin' forward to what an orange Chops jersey would look like!

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Jbadger9    37

Love all of the new logos and jerseys

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Spanna65    145

So 90s! I love the evolution of all the designs, really great stuff.

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RightGuard    9

For each PHL team, what would you say are their 2 primary colors? I'm working on an Excel spreadsheet of the current league and am having problems with teams that have more than 3 colors.

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ChicagoOakland    427
On 5/7/2017 at 2:02 PM, wentvoltage123 said:

I'm just waiting for a team to pull a Buffaslug logo

 

My bet is on an Ottawa BeaverSlugTM

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Red Comet    55
16 minutes ago, ChicagoOakland said:

 

My bet is on an Ottawa BeaverSlugTM

 

If a competent person who is willing to invest in the team comes forward. Otherwise, we're seeing a relocation.

 

However, that would definitely be hilarious. My bets would be on the Wizards having a botched redesign.

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1 hour ago, Red Comet said:

 

If a competent person who is willing to invest in the team comes forward. Otherwise, we're seeing a relocation.

 

However, that would definitely be hilarious. My bets would be on the Wizards having a botched redesign.

Yea, for a team I feel would be the most progressive in the league with design and jerseys, they really haven't shown any movement forward recently. Also, I really enjoy the Nuggets update! No matter what anyone's thoughts are on it, they'd still have to admit it's 10x better than the first.

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hawkfan89    564

1992 Off-Season

 

1992 Entry Draft

 

The Washington Generals made history in  the 1992 entry draft, taking Igor Zharkov with the first overall pick. Zharkov, a 6’3” power forward was the first-ever Russian player to be selected number one overall, and will add valuable size and speed up front for the Generals. Winnipeg selected another big forward Kevin Rose second overall, while Ottawa stunned the hockey world when they chose to bypass the third-ranked prospect in the draft, Pavel Kulikin, to select Calgary native Alyn Bryan. Pundits criticized the Beavers for what seemed to be a clear bias toward Canadian-born players. Beavers GM Will Gilliard defended the pick, citing Kulikin’s size (5’8”) as a concern. Another interesting pick was Long Island’s Brandon Fox, a former all-state basketball star who only began playing hockey at age 13. Fox continued to develop his skills on the ice, eventually earning a scholarship to North Dakota. Philadelphia selected goaltender Pierre Noel with the 21st pick. Noel had to overcome a great deal of adversity to get to this point. As a 17-year-old rookie in junior, he was diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to miss a full year of hockey. Returning in his draft year after beating the illness, Noel regained the starter’s job and led his team to the semifinals in the Quebec League playoffs.

 

1.      WSH – Igor Zharkov, F, RUS

2.      WPG – Kevin Rose, F, CAN

3.      OTT – Alyn Bryant, F, CAN

4.      DEN – Pavel Kulikin, F, RUS

5.      MIA – Wade Briggs, D, USA

6.      KC (From California) – Sami Helminen, D, FIN

7.      PIT – Jared Hawkins, D, USA

8.      SEA – Sean Herrington, G, CAN

9.      KC – Darian Ashmore, F, CAN

10.   NS – Mike Bidden, F, USA

11.   CHI – Wesley Coley, D, USA

12.   NYC – Brent McGill, D, CAN

13.   STL – Ilya Sakharov, F, RUS

14.   DET – Luke Ferguson, D, CAN

15.   MIN – Mattias Strom, F, SWE

16.   LI – Brandon Fox, D, USA

17.   QUE – Patrice Labrecque, F, CAN

18.   CGY – Owen Betts, F, CAN

19.   LA – Shawn Fitzgerald, F, USA

20.   TOR – Greg Parker, D, CAN

21.   PHI – Pierre Noel, G, CAN

22.   VAN – Brady Kyle, D, CAN

23.   MIL – Anders Akerlund, F, SWE

24.   MTL – Olli Tuomola, D, FIN

25.   EDM – Randy Schmidt, F, CAN

26.   BOS – Blake Holland, F, USA

 

 

Notable Retirements:

 

Gary Johnson – CHI, PHI, 1971-1992

For over two decades, Johnson established himself as one of the game’s most reliable defensive defensemen. Drafted by Chicago in 1971, Johnson partnered with Shamrocks star Ronald Crane to anchor the Chicago blueline until 1979, when he was dealt to Philadelphia in exchange for Russian phenom Vladimir Gaganov. Johnson was a valuable addition the Redshirts, eventually becoming their captain. Johnson led the Redshirts to a Lewis Cup Finals appearance in 1989, but unfortunately that was the closest Johnson ever came to winning a championship. He will retire officially after the 1992 World Hockey Challenge.

 

Dave Farris – PIT, MIA, 1975-1992

Dave Farris served as one of Pittsburgh’s top-tier forwards throughout the 1980s. playing alongside legend Danny Stevenson, Farris helped lead the Stingers to a Lewis Cup title in 1985, as well as three other appearances in the finals during the ‘80s. In 1989, Farris was selected by the Miami Stingrays in the expansion draft, where he played the final three years of his career.

 

Don Taylor – CGY, LI, 1973-1992

Taylor played for the Wranglers for 15 seasons, winning a Lewis Cup with them in 1981. In 1988, Taylor was traded to Long Island, where he would win his second championship in 1990.

 

Bobby Ford – PHI, 1972-1992

Ford was a fan-favorite in Philadelphia for 20 years. He helped the Redshirts to Lewis Cup Finals appearances in 1974 and 1989.

 

Brian Westin – SEA, 1976-1992

Brian Westin was one of the top goaltenders of the 1980s, backstopping Seattle to an appearance in the finals in 1985.

 

 

Notable Trades

 

Kansas City trades D Reijo Rantala to California in exchange for 6th overall draft pick.

The Nuggets add an elite defenseman, while Kansas City adds a second top-10 pick.

 

Miami trades D Elliott Andrews to Calgary in exchange for F Jonas Andersson.

Andrews joins his fourth team in his seven-year career, hoping to find a more permanent home in Calgary. Miami adds a top-level prospect in Andersson.

 

Calgary trades D Brett Swift to Philadelphia in exchange for F Jay Lydon.

The Wranglers get a young depth player in Lydon, Philadelphia strengthens their defensive corps with Swift.

 

 

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David Appleby signs new 4-year deal with St. Louis worth $3 Million/year.

The deal all but guarantees Appleby will retire with the Spirits.

 

Theo Sprouse (LI) signs five-year deal with Chicago worth $3.5 Million/year.

In one of the biggest moves in recent history, Sprouse is now the third-highest paid player in the game behind only Vincent Ducharme and new teammate Vladimir Gaganov.

 

Mike Wheeler (WPG) signs four-year deal with Long Island worth $2.5 Million/year.

 

Wheeler adds forward depth to a Concordes team whose championship window is beginning to close.

 

Owen Kennedy (NS) signs three-year deal with Detroit worth $2 Million/year.

The cash-strapped Claymores are forced to let Kennedy walk while the Mustangs add a big piece up front.

 

 

News

 

On June 30, 1992, PHL Commissioner Darryl Byrd officially announced that Dallas and Cleveland would be awarded expansion franchises to begin play in the 1994-96 season. The announcement came after years of talks between the league and potential owners including Clint Love from Dallas and David Farber from Cleveland. Farber, now 68, had been attempting to land a franchise for Cleveland since the early 70s and was quite emotional when the decision was made. “This represents many years of hard work for myself and the city of Cleveland, I cannot express how excited I am that we have finally succeeded” said Farber, whose son James will take over the team once it gets off the ground in 1994.

 

This will be the second time Dallas has been awarded a PHL franchise. The first time was in 1974 when the Dallas Metros were added. The Metros played eleven years in the league before relocating to Milwaukee in 1985. Darryl Byrd decided to give Dallas a second chance after owner Clint Love finally secured approval for a new downtown arena. “We have to find a way to make things work in Dallas if we want to continue to expand our footprint in the United States” said Byrd. “I’m very confident that Mr. Love is the man that can make this happen.” Love stated that he had a few names in mind for his new team, but had not decided on anything yet. He did confirm, however, that the name “Metros” will not be used again.

 

In other news the Denver Bulls hired former PHL goaltender Bill Kelly as their new General Manager, Kelly’s first move as GM was then to fire head coach Jacques Fortune, who had coached the Bulls for a decade. Fortune was then replaced by Grant Dunlop, who had coached Seattle through the late ‘80s.

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Noooo Metros was such a good name! 

 

Also Hopefully Wheeler ends up really helping the Concordes

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PackMan    78

I think it will be interesting to see the Gens improve. As for Dallas, I do agree that the Metros was a good name. They'll probably don a Metros throwback in the 2010s, but who knows...

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Dan O'Mac    197

Dallas Roughnecks
Cleveland Cuyahogas

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MBurmy    433

At LONG LAST, Cleveland gets a team and Dallas gets another chance! :lol:

 

My picks are:

 

Cleveland Sound(s) (Lake Erie and R&R Hall of Fame tie-in)

Dallas Barons (since Metros is out, I'm going with a good tie-in to oil tycoons)

 

 

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