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Up next are the Belgrade Wolves. They began play in 1995 wearing these uniforms:

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In 2000, the Wolves redesigned their uniforms to bring in the new millennium:

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In 2004, the Wolves added a black alternate:

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In 2006, the Wolves redesigned again using black as their primary color:

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In 2010, the Wolves used their popular original blue jerseys as an alternate:

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In 2013, the blues were replaced by the white jersey from 2000:

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1995-96

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The 1995-96 regular season was dominated by young talent. In the Eastern European Division, young goalies Martin Brodeur of Kiev and Nikolai Khabibulin of Moscow backstopped their respective clubs to first and second place in the division, while Corey Hirsch suprised critics by putting together an impressive record to bring the St. Petersburg Horsemen back into the playoff picture. In the Western European Division, the crazy talented Helsinki Icebreakers finished atop the division led by the scoring of league-leader Eric Lindros. The Stockholm Norsemen were also solid finishing second with a solid performance from rookie Daniel Alfredsson. The Copenhagen Hammer also found their way back into the playoffs after using four different goalies throughout the season including Tim Cheveldae, Jon Casey, Rick Tabaracci, and Mike Bales. In the Western North American Division, the Winnipeg Lakers tied with the Ontario Americans for first place in points, but the Lakers had a better goal differential, so the Lakers won the division. The Americans played young Jim Carey in the majority of their games in place of the injured Mike Richter. He did so well that he earned the Howe Trophy as League MVP, and finished second in voting to Martin Brodeur for the Tretiak Trophy. Wayne Gretzky had another solid year finishing third in overall scoring and propelling the Toronto Bucks back into the playoff picture in the East while Ed Belfour and the Boston Irish continued to dominate the highly competitive division. The 1995-96 season also saw hockey in some new locales including Belgrade, Buffalo, Houston, and London.

 

Belfour's luck ran out in the playoffs though as the first-place Boston Irish fell to the Toronto Bucks in the first round in only four games. The Montreal Quebecois skated past the Brooklyn Emperors in 6 games, but were eliminated in the division final by the Bucks. In the West, the Winnipeg Lakers matched up against the Saskatoon Blazers again, and eliminated them in 5 games while the Ontario Americans swept the Seattle Orcas. The Americans went on to defeat the Lakers in 5 and swept the Bucks to earn another trip to the Global Cup Finals. 

 

The Eastern European Division playoffs were absolutely brutal with both series going to 7 games. Tretiak-winner Martin Brodeur and the Kiev Angels edged the St. Petersburg Horsemen and Dominik Hasek and the Prague Golems edged the Moscow Stars. The Angels would go on to beat the Golems in 6 to win the division. In the West, the Stockholm Norsemen swept the Copenhagen Hammer in an embarrassing series. After game 4, Tim Cheveldae announced his retirement effective immediately despite having another two years on his contract. The Helsinki Icebreakers needed 6 games to eliminate the tricky Warsaw Winged Hussars despite the Hussars putting up a huge fight. The Icebreakers were all black and blue when they finally faced their rivals from Stockholm in the division finals. Despite jumping to a 2-0 lead, the Icebreakers ran out of steam and were eliminated in 7 games by the Norsemen. The conference finals were a wild affair as well with the games going back and forth until Martin Brodeur shut out the Norsemen in game 7 to earn their second consecutive trip to the Global Cup Finals. 

For fans of goaltending, the first four games of the Global Cup Finals were a masterpiece, but for those who are fans of high scoring affairs, they were dreadful as Carey and Brodeur traded shutouts 2-0, 1-0, 1-0 (OT), and 2-0. After changing up their lines, the Angels were finally able to figure out Carey and won the next two games handily to win the 1996 Global Cup.

 

After the playoffs, the Ontario Americans' owner shocked the WHL fans by announcing that the team would play half of their home games in Oakland and relocate entirely in the 1997-98 season. They would keep the name Ontario Americans for the 1996-97 season, but change to the Oakland Americans in the 1997-98 season. 

 

Regular Season Standings:

 

European Conference:

 

Eastern Division:
1. Kiev Angels
2. Moscow Stars
3. Prague Golems
4. St. Petersburg Horsemen
5. Minsk Bisons
6. Nizhny Novgorod Comets
7. Riga Griffins

 

Western Division:
1. Helsinki Icebreakers 
2. Stockholm Norsemen
3. Copenhagen Hammer 
4. Warsaw Winged Hussars
5. Cologne Magi
6. London Crown
7. Belgrade Wolves

 

North American Conference:

 

Eastern Division:
1. Boston Irish
2. Brooklyn Emperors
3. Montreal Quebecois
4. Toronto Bucks
5. Washington Eagles
6. Pittsburgh Vipers
7. Buffalo Thunder

 

Western Division:
1. Winnipeg Lakers
2. Ontario Americans
3. Seattle Orcas
4. Saskatoon Blazers
5. Chicago Cardinals
6. St. Louis Clydesdales
7. Houston Stealth

 

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My Bombers are terrible whether they play in Houston or Halifax. They are just awful.

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and I've turned into the friggin Sharks of all things, I've had no luck of the Irish

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36 minutes ago, JCRGraphix said:

1995-96

 

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WE FINALLY DID IT!!!!! GO ANGELS GO!

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Hmm. So Ontario/Oakland wants to ruin my Lakeshow too. Anyway, I see Winnipeg Saskatoon being a great rivalry for years to come. Les Quebecois might be a good rival too.

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Congrats to Kiev on their first cup! Let's go Montreal! By the way has Montreal made and big moves of late?

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1 hour ago, New York's Greatest said:

Congrats to Kiev on their first cup! Let's go Montreal! By the way has Montreal made and big moves of late?

 

No big moves yet. Roy is still pretty happy, and Yzerman is in it for the long haul. Expect some big moves in the early 2000s though!

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9 minutes ago, Darknes said:

Any news on the Boston front regarding Moves?

 

The Irish are currently developing some young talent in rookies Daniel Briere and Ed Jovanovsky. They will probably be looking elsewhere soon though to replace their aging core.

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So.... anybody interested in contributing to the storyline? If so copy and paste the seasons with your username in the season you want to claim (please only take 2-3 at a time for now). I'll give you the basics (relocations, expansions, etc.) and answer any questions, but other you're free to write as long as it is realistic. 

 

1996-97 - JCRGraphix

1997-98 - JCRGraphix

1998-99 - JCRGraphix

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05 - JCRGraphix

2005-06

2006-07 - JCRGraphix

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14 - JCRGraphix

2014-15 - JCRGraphix

2015-16 - JCRGraphix

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39 minutes ago, JCRGraphix said:

 

No big moves yet. Roy is still pretty happy, and Yzerman is in it for the long haul. Expect some big moves in the early 2000s though!

As long as Roy retires a Québecois I'm happy (or they get Carey Price or Henrik Lundqvist and a couple more Cups)

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1996-97 - JCRGraphix

1997-98 - JCRGraphix

1998-99 - JCRGraphix

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05 - JCRGraphix

2005-06

2006-07 - JCRGraphix

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12-New York's Greatest

2012-13-New York's Greatest

2013-14 - JCRGraphix

2014-15 - JCRGraphix

2015-16 - JCRGraphix

 

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2 minutes ago, New York's Greatest said:
8 minutes ago, JCRGraphix said:

1996-97 - JCRGraphix

1997-98 - JCRGraphix

1998-99 - JCRGraphix

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04 - Darknes

2004-05 - JCRGraphix

2005-06 - Darknes

2006-07 - JCRGraphix

2008-09 - Darknes

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12-New York's Greatest

2012-13-New York's Greatest

2013-14 - JCRGraphix

2014-15 - JCRGraphix

2015-16 - JCRGraphix

 

 

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34 minutes ago, TheHealthiestScratch said:

I was really looking forward to drafting Big Joe Thornton but I guess my Stars are doing a tad well to get him right now.

Now you know Montreal's problem 

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13 hours ago, Darknes said:

1996-97 - JCRGraphix

1997-98 - JCRGraphix

1998-99 - JCRGraphix

1999-00 - BostonStrong13

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04 - Darknes

2004-05 - JCRGraphix

2005-06 - Darknes

2006-07 - JCRGraphix

2008-09 - Darknes

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12-New York's Greatest

2012-13-New York's Greatest

2013-14 - JCRGraphix

2014-15 - JCRGraphix

2015-16 - JCRGraphix

 

Sorry for bumping a year old thread... 

 

Also, if you want, I can make what happened to the IHA cities, especially when some of them are getting promoted, I just can't make jerseys or logos.

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On 1/1/2017 at 10:04 AM, BostonStrong13 said:

1996-97 - JCRGraphix

1997-98 - JCRGraphix

1998-99 - JCRGraphix

1999-00 - BostonStrong13

2000-01

2001-02 Jacobseye

2002-03 Jacobseye

2003-04 - Darknes

2004-05 - JCRGraphix

2005-06 - Darknes

2006-07 - JCRGraphix

2008-09 - Darknes

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12-New York's Greatest

2012-13-New York's Greatest

2013-14 - JCRGraphix

2014-15 - JCRGraphix

2015-16 - JCRGraphix

 

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Oh no. I have a bad feeling about giving the keys to the league to owners. I think there is going to be some favoritism going on. and if there isn't favoritism, there will be crappy writing. I really don't want this to happen. 

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whitch team should i root for #decisions

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