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    ECL 6 Pro: Season Preview


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    NHLGamers,

    ECL 6 is already on the roll and lots of changes have happened during the off-season, the buzz has been ramping up in the last few weeks. It’s all part of the game and that’s what keeps us coming back for more. We’re all looking forward to yet another competitive season of virtual hockey, only this time, it will be the most competitive, most well-covered season yet. Mark my words. As teams have scrambled together their squads for the upcoming season, one question still remains:  who will falter to the ground, and who will prevail as the victor?

    The Pro preview for this season will follow the same formula as for ECL 5. I will be highlighting a top 3-list of contenders for each group (teams will be in alphabetical order) as well as three players to watch from each group. This ECL is the first one we are operating with the extended staff and in Pro we will have @Crisu_rottis as the lead, assisted by @Mannheimer1938, @Snapster and Yours Truly. Without further ado, lets get on with the preview:


    Top 3 contenders in group 1

    Group_1_pro.pngBaltic Sea Eagles
    Baltic%20Sea%20Eagles.pngBSE was one of the highest seeding teams going into the playoffs in ECL 5, but fell short in the first round against Evolution. They will surely look to redeem themselves this season. The roster underwent some minor changes during the offseason with G @Mehiiss and defenseman @Prom99leaving for White Trash. They countered by adding established pro players @FakiiR1, @vilperi90 and @otto aaltonen from Nordic Stars. The biggest question mark right now is their goaltending, can new addition pablojardinero step up to the challenge? Click here to see team page



    Shameful Knights
    Shameful%20Knights.pngThe Knights roster remains close to the same as last season, with the only mentionable loss of goalie @Hullued leaving for Sjukstugan. Much like Baltic Sea Eagles, Shameful Knights have an inexperienced goaltender in @Stilando. This is a stellar chance to show what he is capable of in the crease. The very consistent offensive trio of @Tapparafan - @Migo_boo - @Ollizhki looks to keep on producing and pushing the Knights far into the playoffs, maybe this is the season they make a run for an Elite spot? Click here to see team page




    White Trash
    White%20Trash.pngThe roster of White Trash experienced something of a cleanse during the off-season as the roster size was reduced greatly. None of the core players left and it seems like White Trash aims to complete the season with a minimal squad rotation. The most notable addition in the off-season was promising goaltender @Mehiiss. It remains to be seen if this established Pro team can take the next step in ECL 6. Click here to see team page






    Players to watch in group 1

    @selänne8, Arctic

    Playoff round 2 this time? BiggestEight is back, now as the captain of newly established team Arctic. He is surely hoping to click with his teammates and being able to elevate his game to the next level. Is this the season he will develop into an Elite-level scoring player? Click here to see player profile

    @vilperi90, Baltic Sea Eagles

    This experienced, high-scoring forward was added to BSE during the off-season after completing a successful push for elite with Nordic Stars in ECL 5. He has been a very consistent point producer during the last three seasons, all with different teams so I would expect Vilperi to elevate the game of BSE to the next level. Click here to see player profile

    @Stefan_397, Inter Iceland

    Scoring power for days in this prolific German winger. Can he repeat his Pro scoring title from last season? Click here to see player profile


    Underdog

    Monarchs
    Monarchs.pngI've heard that the Monarchs have been practicing hard during the off-season. Taking Lavetten's spot they certainly have their work cut out for them in living up to that name. The team is rather inexperienced, but by adding @pajenc before the season start they certainly make up for that a bit. Expect these guys to clinch a playoff spot. Click here to see team page


     

     

     


    Top 3 contenders in group 2

    Group_2_pro.pngAlliance HT
    Alliance%20HT.pngAlliance dominated the first season of RCL and played a decent ECL 5. In the off-season they lost @MAYZIIX but added @JaikenK, who is definitely one of the most exciting transfers regarding defensemen in Pro. The Russian team is now looking to be a serious contender and push far into the playoffs. Click here to see team page






    FILADELPHIA
    Filadelphia.pngFILADELPHIA is yet another super-team, alike Carlsberg from ECL 4. They are a fusion of players from the disbanded Elite teams Aapon Taikasauva and MUKIMIEHET, accompanied by captain @Joonas Paatiala, who is no stranger to pushing one of these super-teams into Elite. Anything but a promotion will be a disappointment. Click here to see team page






    Synergy Hockey
    Synergy%20Hockey.pngThese guys have been playing this game for a long time and after a disaster season which led Synergy to be relegated from Elite last season, they look to make a push back in ECL 6. During the off-season, Synergy merged with DEAD END KINGS. Are they truly stronger in union? To be continued...
    Click here to see team page





    Players to watch in group 2

    @Chafak, Red Machine

    Heart and soul of Red Machine. Known for his skills on the versus-side, he had a tough time last year. However, in ECL the season ended in a Lite title with a dominant scoring performance only matched by a few individuals, now also competing at the Pro level. We follow with excitement as he hopes to continue producing in ECL 6. Click here to see player profile

    @Erkki, FILADELPHIA

    Come on, is it even fair? This guy was one of the biggest factors in winning the Pro title for Evolution in ECL 5. Eki will look to keep taking face-offs, sniping biscuits and being what he is - an Elite level player, come ECL 6. Click here to see player profile

    @JaikenK, Alliance HT

    One of the most reliable two-way defenders in the game. After a difficult season with Sjukstugan in ECL 5, he is hoping to improve this season with the ultimate goal of earning Alliance HT a promotion. Click here to see player profile

     

    Underdog
     

    Red Machine
    Red%20Machine.pngLast season Lite champions made some minor adjustments to their roster with the most notable addition being @RutonMosse right before the season start. The youngster spent last season on a hiatus, but man does he have natural skill. However, the team lost goaltender and ECL 5 playoff MVP James_Bontage to OG Royals. Click here to see team page






    Personally, I have to say that this is the most exciting ECL season yet. There is so many amazing things happening in our community right now that this is a time to be grateful, stay hungry and wait with excitement for things to come. I left many good teams out of this preview and I hope those teams will prove me wrong during ECL 6. Best of luck to all of you and see you out on the ice!

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    30 minuuttia sitten, FlyerKungen kirjoitti:

    Next superstar!! @RutonMosse :x

    How many seasons does it take when the possible potential shows up? Mosse is Marcel Hossa of the scene - has been for months now and will be for years! If he was @MCH_98's brother nobody would even know his name.

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    41 minuuttia sitten, vSilenttio kirjoitti:

    How many seasons does it take when the possible potential shows up? Mosse is Marcel Hossa of the scene - has been for months now and will be for years! If he was @MCH_98's brother nobody would even know his name.

    It's hard to show that potential when he does have a Pirkka beer on his right hand all the time.. hard to play with one hand :)

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    1 tunti sitten, vSilenttio kirjoitti:

    How many seasons does it take when the possible potential shows up? Mosse is Marcel Hossa of the scene - has been for months now and will be for years! If he was @MCH_98's brother nobody would even know his name.

    Yep who the hell is rutonmosse :D 

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