At the moment the league's exact set up for next season is not clear, the EU player issue is running hot, there are rumours about Ljubljana joining in and on the other hand there are also some that Jesenice might quit. Despite all these uncertainties the clubs (or some of them) are already busy signing players so I thought I start a thread to cover and discuss all this.
Graz99ers are extremely active right now, it seems they want to get rid of their underdog role seriously. Crucial in this endeavour will be their signings of Austrian players (given that the clubs stick to the voluntary import self restriction).
One more prominent player they are rumoured to have signed is Heimo Lindner (HC Innsbruck). Graz have already hired current Innsbruck coach Larry Sacharuck and furthermore HCI mastermind Todd Elik is also said to join Graz. Already confirmed today was the transfer of the Slovenian DEL export Ivo Jan. Jan has played in Graz before and was very popular among the fans.
Linz will not be a big player in the silly season, the club has more or less signedall it's players for next season.
Short transfer news:
Andreas Judex (Graz) -> Vienna Capitals
Alexander Höller (Innsbruck) -> Vienna Capitals
Claus Dalpiaz (Innsbruck) -> ??
Seamus Kotyk (ex Jesenice) -> Innsbruck (rumour)
Jeff Tory, Andrew Schneider, Kirk Furey (DEL) -> KAC (rumours)
Pierre Pagé (coach, Eisbären Berlin) -> Salzburg (rumoured)
Oliver Setzinger (Capitals) -> Hannover Scorpions