They look good toughness wise having Power Forward Ken Magowan,
a tough defensive in Doug Janik
, Shawn Belle, Jamie Sifers and Denis Reul.
Goalscorer Mike Glumac
, Veteran Craig MacDonald
and Captain Marcus Kink play a physical style too and are good for one or two fights a season.
Reul and Magowan will fight the big guys and Janik and CO will make them to a tough and skilled team!
They lost Sean O'Connor and Jeff Szwez(who was later replaced by Cam Paddock) and their status from beeing the toughest team in the league.
They still have a heavyweight in Peter Flache (who was the #1 in my opinion last season with an TKO Win over Magowan and a win over Regan along with a pounding win over an austrian player in the pre season).
Other guys like John Zeiler
(who is more an energy player) and Daryl Boyle (who can fight, but rarely does) and middleweight Chad Bassen (who is a decent fighter in his weightclass) will be good enough for one fight in a season.
will be very busy this season, especially since their star players are all undersized college guys.
They had to give up all their star players and replaced them with a younger, much much tougher team.
In Alex Henry
they signed a real heavyweight who had wins over top NHL/AHL Fighters in his career.
In Marc Zanetti (who had about 5 fights every season in the OHL) and 6.5. Thomas Gödtel (who had fought guys like Jeff Szwez and Guy Lehoux in Germany and did pretty well in those bouts) they will have a tough defensive.
Even their (supossed to be) Nr. 1 Defender Drew Paris is a big guy for german standarts and will fight if he have to do.
In the offensive they will have Daniel Kreutzer and the big norway Forward Andreas Martinsen. They already said in the Media that they will fight a lot and try to play as physical as they can.
With their big Defensive along with Leader Alex Henry
they will be one of the toughest teams in the leage.
Like last season, they dont have any toughness at all.
Martin Buchwieser, Leader Blake Sloan and the germany defender Felix Petermann will at least play physical but they are no answer at all.
The young german Defender David Cespiva took on Ben Ondrus last season and took some boxing lessons this summer so he might have a fight or two this season but they should go out and sign a fighter for sure.
They replaced Richie Regher with the offensive defensiveman Marc Katic, who isnt really a fighter.
They signed Matt Foy, who is a big and hopefully physical Power Forward.
Their star players like big Barry Tallackson and gritty Darin Olver might have a fight during the season but all in all they arent a physical, tough team. On the other hand they arent the weakest team in the league with Foy, which is a good start for them.
They lost Jeremy Reich who a decent enforcer for the Panthers,
but signed Tim Conboy, Sean O'Connor and Craig Weller
It cant get any better than this.
They will be captained by Tyler Bouck!
In Patrick Hager they also signed a tough german middleweight.
In J.F. Boucher, Kris Sparre and Chris Gawlik they also have a bunch of gritty agiators on their team-
Weller is signed to a try out contract but the team already said that he was looking good so far and they plan to keep him, especially since O'Connor cant play for the first part of the season.
They will easily be the toughest team this league!
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They will have middleweight Matt Dzieduszycki and Benedikt Schopper and Teamguy Greg Moore who have some fighting experience along with the agiators Simon Danner and Alex Polaczek.
Their top scorer Norm Milley has already shown that he will start to defend hisself if he has to do.
They should definitly sign some toughness or its going to be a hard, long season for them.
Another team who has signed plenty of willing fighters.
Mathieu Roy is a big, strong Defender who is willing to stick up for his teammates-
Duvie Westcott is a strong, physical Leader and the young talent James Bettauer might fights too.
In Colin Murphy they have a pretty decent fighter in their first offensive lines and veteran Matt Pettinger will stick up for his teammates too.
In David Wolf they have a young, german Power Forward who did beat down Yan Stastny and Julien Talbot last season. He also fought at the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Camp this season.
Even their small guys like Rob Collins or Garret Festerling had fought in the DEL before.
They are looking pretty good with Murphy, Roy and Wolf.
In Maris Jass, Eric Regan (who fought Peter Flache and Colin Murphy last season) and Chris Herperger they have a few big guys who will drop them if they have to do.
They wont be a tough team but things could be worse in Hannover.
They lost Jeff Cowan, who wasnt interested in fighting anyway.
They still have the german fighter christan Hommel, who is a decent middleweight but werent succesfull in signing any toughness at all this pre season. Brandon Rogers had little experience in fighting but shouldnt be the solution for their team toughness.
an already soft Krefeld Team lost their only fighter in Ben Ondrus and replaced him with no one so far.
They have Roland Verwey who had one or two fights every season but besides that they are looking horrible.
They have a good bunch of scrappers in Brett Breitkreuz, John Tripp (who didnt play that physical at all but still managed to had 2 fights last season icl. an solid bouth with HW Seaon O'Connor),
charlie Stephens (who picked up a win over Barry Tallackson last season, but is also a spot-picker),
solid german middleweight Moritz Müller (who had some great fights against tough opponents like for example jimmy roy) and Bjorn Krupp the son of Uwe Krupp .
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In Sven butenschoen (who has a good fight card with many hws, but cant fight for ****,
Casey Borer and Marco Nowak they have some big guys in their defensive but none of them is really a fighter.
Rob Leask is still a decent fighter but at the age of 41 he prolly wont play much anyway.
Their star players like Yan Stastny and Jason Jaspers can play gritty but they should sign a big power forward.
They lost some toughness in Bruno StJacques and Ryan Ramsay but still have Carsen Germyn,
agiator Karl Stewart and the middleweights Andy Canzanello and Rene Röthke.
best fighters of the league:
Peter Flache, Alex Henry, Sean O'Connor, Tim Conboy, Craig Weller.