In the previous year, the Top Team in the German hockey League (DEL) this season, a state of permanent crisis. Even the Pre-Play-offs are in danger. Many of the injured, a sports Director, dismisses the coach and even the rudder behind the gang. The speech is, of course, the polar bears of Berlin. But not just that. The speech is also of the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. And as luck would have it, meet each other both teams this Friday in a direction facing a direct duel. With a victory in its own hall (19.30, live on the Blog at Tagesspiegel.de) could overtake the Ice Tigers, the polar bears in the table, after you had a few weeks ago, still 19 points behind Berlin.
But at the latest after the 3:1 victory in the postponed match last Wednesday in Düsseldorf is the Belief in the Swiss franc. "Now we really are back in the race for the last Play-off place," said Martin Jiranek after the fourth victory from the last five Games. The Trend is thus opposite to the polar bears, who have recently lost six times in a row, and currently there is hardly a leg on the ice.
Jiranek is in the main professional sports Director of the Ice Tigers. But after the fourth round of the season, the newly employed head coach Kevin was discharged Gaudet, because the views varied about style of play and talent development between a Coach and a sporting line. Since then, Jiranek in a dual function is active, which was not topped for long stretches this season, but really of success.
The Situation in Nuremberg is comparable to the one in Berlin
However, the Ice Tigers of the 2018/19 season are no longer to compare with those who had supplied the polar bears in April for a big fight in the DEL semi-finals. In the summer, many of the established forces, adopted, and new players came. The break, however, would be problematic, they had not expected in Nuremberg. A place among the top six was the stated goal, now ranking ten would be almost a reason to celebrate. Also for a patron of Thomas Sabo, who had pumped in the past, a lot of money in the club, but never the coveted championship title for the win.
For the upcoming season will be Sabo's donations were a little lower than before, the break in Nuremberg goes on. Especially since Jiranek would like to continue working exclusively as a sports Director.
While the waves have smoothed out in Swiss francs last something, also because the default list is much shorter, the polar bears before the absolute low point. Actually, points have had to be in Nürnberg, but, again, the nine regular players missing. After all, Kai Wissmann, and for the first time back in this season, Constantin Braun in the Team, Danny Richmond and Louis fall now-Marc Aubry from hurt.More about
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"We look at ourselves. There are only Play-off games,“ said the controversial coach and sports Director Stéphane Richer. And he sounds so very much like his colleague, Jiranek. Only that the short-term future for Nuremberg currently appears to be less hopeless.