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4/15/2013 4:09 AM (edited)
Ethnic League VI
 
Hockey is back - time for the annual ethnic league!
 
In this league, you select players by their ethnicity rather than by their country of origin. There are no U.S. or Canadian teams.
 
Gretzky plays for the Polish team, Forsberg plays for the Swedish team, Ken Hodge plays for the English team, and Mario Lemieux plays for the French team. Get the idea? Mike Bossy is half Ukrainian and half Quebecois, so he can play for either team. Peter Bondra was born in the Ukraine, but his parents were Slovak, so he plays for the Slovak team. 
 
Yan Stastny was born in the U.S. while his legendary father Peter Stastny played for the NHL, and Yan played for the U.S. Olympic team, but because both his parents were Slovak, in this league he is only eligible for the Slovak team. See how it works?
 
Part of the entertainment value of this league is figuring out what the ethnicity of some of these players actually is. It's also more fun to ice a team from your own ethnic background.
 
In the first five seasons, four different ethnic groups won the cup. Who will get it this year?
 
$100m cap
No ties, no trades, no WW
No more than two teams for any ethnic group, to play in different divisions.
 
Great minor leaguers, because some of the weaker teams will need the help while the stronger teams don't need minor leaguers. But bonus - you get to name your minor leaguers with ethnic names from your theme.
 
Here are some sample ethnic themes and players:
 
German: Weiland, Shutt, Ehrhoff, Kolzig
Russian: Ovechkin, Datsyuk, Zubov, Bryzgalov
Dutch: Yzerman, Nighbor, Van Boxmeer, Vanbiesbrouck
Polish: Gretzky, Ogrodnick, Jerwa, Broda
French: Lemieux, Messier, Bourque, Roy
English: Hull, Howe, Robinson, Dafoe
Balkans: Mahovlich, Sakic, Ravlich, Brimsek
Greek: Carson, Staios, Chelios, Karakas
Italian: Spezza, Ciccorelli, Fontinato, Esposito
Czech: Jagr, Elias, Hamrlik, Hašek
Slovak: Mikita, Stastny, Chara, Halak
Finland: Selanne, Kurri, Numminen, Kiprusoff
Ukraine: Bucyk, Kovalchuk, Zhitnik, Sawchuk
Sweden: Sedin, Forsberg, Lidstrom, Lundqvist
Aboriginal: Cheechoo, Trottier, Neilson, Price
African: Iginla, Carter, Subban, Fuhr
Irish: Denneny, Malone, O'Donnell, Connell
Scottish: McDonald, McNab, Orr, McNeil
Mixed world = players ONLY from ethnic groups other than those listed above:
Loob (Estonian), Tavares (Portuguese), Ozolinsh (Latvian), Khabibulin (Kazakhstani), Ullman (Norwegian), Gomez (Mexican), Malhotra (Indian), Staal (Danish), etc.
 
check out Wikipedia for more picks... Sign up below and pick an ethnicity!
 
Thanks!

1. zero1940 - Russians
2. fatboydad54 - Finland
3. mapleleafs4l - Scottish
4. mapleleafs4l - German
5. blplaya - French
6. Chef93 - Italian
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2/14/2013 3:26 PM
Every year this takes a while to fill, but it always does fill and I have never had to shut it down yet, so write and let me know what team you want!


2/16/2013 2:20 PM
Irish players in the NHL
 
Here are some top players of Irish descent:
 
F: Denneny brothers, Jack Darragh, Joe Mullen, Joe Malone, Craig Laughlin, Owen Nolan, Cam Neely, Conacher brothers, Dave Keon, Bob Berry, Mickey Redmond, Brendan Shanahan, Buddy O'Connor
 
D: Paul Coffey, Dick Redmond, Red Kelly, Larry Murphy, Drew Doughty, Mike O'Connell, Dan Boyle, Bob Daily
 
G: Alex Connell, Johnny Mowers, Bill Durnan

 



 
2/18/2013 1:43 PM
Lots of firepower on the Russian team:

Forwards
 
Sergei Makarov, Alexander Mogilny, Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Bure, Sergei Nemchinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Alexei Yashin, Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Nikolai Boroshevsky, Igor Larianov, Sergei Kostitsyn, Alexei Zhamnov, Sergei Brylin, Valerie Kamensky
 
Defence
 
Sergei Zubov, Andrei Markov, Sergei Gonchar, Vladimir Konstantinov, Viacheslav Fetizov, Dennis Grebeshkov, Alexei Zhitnik, Vladimir Malakhov
 
Goalies
 
Evgeni Nabokov, Nikolai Khabibulin, Ilya Bryzgalov
2/19/2013 3:20 PM
My family came from Finland.  I'll take the Finns
2/20/2013 3:46 AM
Put me down for a Scottish and German team.
2/20/2013 12:36 PM
Welcome guys! This league fills slowly but it always fills...
2/23/2013 3:03 PM
Let's take a look at the Czechs - note that Czechs and Slovaks are different ethnic groups...
 
Forwards
 
Jaromir Jagr, Petr Nedved, Patrik Elias, Milan Hejduk, Martin Straka, David Krejci, Petr Sykora, Bobby Holik, Petr Klima, Martin Havlat, Vaclav Prospal, Robert Lang, Robert Reichel
 
Defencemen
 
Roman Hamrlik, Tomas Kaberle, Peter Svoboda, Jaroslav Spacek, Filip Kuba, Marek Zidlicky, Rick Lanz, Jiri Sllegr
 
Goalies
 
Dominik Hasek, Tomas Vokoun, Roman Turek

 
2/27/2013 4:20 PM
OK, let's look at some players who could be on the mighty English team:
 
Forwards: Brett Hull, Rick Middleton, Punch Broadbent, Craig Simpson, Charlie Simmer, Adam Oates, Danny Gare, Bob Carpenter, Babe Dye, Bernie Nicholls, Steve Larmer, Dit Clapper, Ken Hodge, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe
 
Defencemen: Brian Leetch, Larry Robinson, Mike Green, Brad Park, Glen Wesley, Scott Stevens, Phil Housley, Doug Wilson
 
Goalies: Clint Benedict, Tiny Thompson, John Ross Roach, Tim Thomas,

 
3/24/2013 7:23 AM
Here are some Italians to choose from:

Forwards
 
Phil Esposito, John Tonelli, Ray Ferraro, Brian Gionta, Mike Modano, Dino Ciccarelli, Jason Spezza, Mark Recchi, Mike Foligno, Mike Ricci, Bates Battaglia, Alex Delvecchio, Todd Bertuzzi, Rob Cimetta, Mike Cammalleri
 
Defencemen
 
Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Del Zotto, Dan Girardi, Georges Mantha, Ab Jr. DeMarco, Sylvio Mantha, Carlo Colaiacovo, Mike Commodore
 
Goalies
 
Tony Esposito, Roberto Luongo, Marty Turco
4/5/2013 6:44 PM
Francophone team please. IE québécois.
4/7/2013 11:15 AM
Do we have a league number yet?
4/13/2013 10:34 PM
I'm in for the Italians!! Let me know when there is a league number and I will start drafting
4/15/2013 4:08 AM
Welcome guys - league number is NHL29153
5/2/2013 4:24 PM (edited)
Well the Polish team is traditionally weak even though it has the strongest single player in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky.
 
 
Forwards
 
Wayne Gretzky, John Ogrodnick, Mike Krushelnyski, Walt Tkaczuk, Eric Boguniecki, Alex Shibicky, Pete Stemkowski, Ed Olczyk, Mike Kaszycki, Mariusz Czerkawski, Greg Paslawski, Don Kozak, Bryan Smolinski, Greg Paslawski, Wojtek Wolski, Krzysztof Oliwa, Jim Peplinski, John Trader, John Tavares (half Polish), Don Saleski, Terry Ruskowski, Bill Ezinicki, Nick Harbaruk, John Miszuk, Steve Wojciechowski, Lauri Korpikoski, Danny Lewicki
 
Defencemen
 
Neil Komadoski, Mike Pelyk, Wally Stanowski, Zarley Zalapski, Brian Rafalski, Alex Goligoski, Craig Wolanin, Joe Jerwa, Frank Jerwa
 
Goalies
 
Turk Broda, Wade Dubielewicz, Peter Sidorkiewicz
   
 
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