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After hanging on to hopes for a dynasty that was never there, for far to long, Calgary GM Bushito finally resigned himself to a rebuild. And some rebuild it was. The team was flat, uninspired and downright pathetic. Attendance was at its lowest since S58 and aside from rookies Brick Wahl, Mark Gebauer and Wlodzimierz Zajaczkowski showing some potential, the final hurah for Calgary came from veteran Jasper Canmore who put up decent numbers in one last attempt at reliving the old days. Calgary, get used to the basement because you aren't going anywhere. HC Davos Dynamo
I don't even know where to start with this one. This season, Davos was the definition of an abomination. The roster and management was made up entirely of underachievers and players way in over their heads. Newly appointed GM Shawn Glade failed to meet expectations as the savior of this dumpster fire, after being advertised as one of the better VHLM GMs in recent history, and made no impact besides leading the team to a league-worst record of 16-50-6. VHLM sensation and second overall pick, Elias Dahlberg was absolutely dreadful in every single game that Davos played and after scoring 118 points with the Ottawa Lynx of the VHLM, severely dropped off in the VHL and only managed an atrocious 37 points. Continuing the trend, Shawn Glade traded for Pat Svoboda who played with Dahlberg in the VHLM, producing at a point per game pace, in an attempt to rekindle some chemistry between the two. Long story short, it didn't work and Svoboda finished the season with 20 points. Davos had a bunch of VHLM level players who did absolutely nothing. Namely Elias Sobeck, Bastion Logan Mac Finsceal, Phil Bennington and Paul Dimirio Jr come to mind. The only bright spot was rookie Randoms who, having no one decent to play with, still put up 57 points and is a contender for rookie of the year. Davos has built their team around underachievers, so underachieving is what they do best. Good luck losing in the first round for the next 5 seasons Davos!
New York Americans
All I can say is thank God for Joseph McWolf. Without him, the Americans would be finishing at the bottom of the standings every year with out a miss. There seems to be a losing attitude in New York, so although the team has plenty of talent, they can't seem to put it all together and actually win more than 25 games in a season. This season was yet another 25 win season and the team showed very little, if any, improvement. Scott Shawinganen, the guy who looked like he could be a future MVP and who the Americans needed to take a big step forwards, did the opposite and instead finished with less points than he did as a rookie. This seemed to be a trend with New York and no one, other than McWolf, really took the reigns and showed much leadership. After being at the bottom of the league, what New York needed most was to show improvement, and they failed to do so. This team is destined for another 10 years of mediocrity until they figure out how to get better.