MattyIce

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  1. JAMES ROSE WILL BE ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS NOW: 1. If you could join any team in the VHL where would you go? IM PROPERTY OF HELSINKI, GOOD GANG OVER THERE. CALGARY HAS A GREAT SQUAD, RIGA WAS UNDERRATED, DAVOS HAS A YOUNG CORE, HEARD THINGS ABOUT MOSCOW TOO. EXPANSION TEAMS STARTING UP FROM SCRATCH COULD HAVE INTERESTING LR DYNAMICS.. 2. Which team mate do you wish to spend the rest of your career with? CHRIS HYLANDS FROM MEXICO LAST YEAR, ID DRAG ALL MY CURRENT TEAMMATES WITH ME WHEREVER I GO JUST FOR US TO STICK TOGETHER 3. What VHL player to you look up to and model your game after? MICHEAL GARY SCOTT, CONDOR ADRIENNE, SMITTY WERBS, SO MANU TO CHOOSE FROM, THEYRE ALL IMPACT PLAYERS! 4. What is one thing from your early years that has still stuck with you through all this time? THE NEED TO STAY ACTIVE AND FOCUSED ON MY TRAINING. GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THOSE THAT CHOOSE TO GET BETTER 5. What song in your pre-game mixtape do you think others need to listen? MAXIMISE - AMARANTHE. SOMETHING HEAVY TO GET THE ADRENALINE PUMPING 7. If you are staying with Houston this offseason what do you think we need to take our team to the next level? TOP 6 FORWARDS AND A GOALIE. RKG IS MY BOY NEXT SEASON, SO WE GOT THAT COVERED, WHO KNOWS WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN THIS OFFSEASON WITH THE DRAFT, I HOPE GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO OUR CORE PLAYERS.
  2. James Rose will be answering a brief Q&A 1) The end of this week marked the end of the regular season. How do you feel about how the Bulls closed out the season? We are a tight knit group, so we handle the ups and downs quite well. A lot of young blood on the team makes it challenging, but it's all part of the process. 2) What do you think about the future of Houston's rookies? If they stay dedicated to improving, then they will have success. 3) Does it feel a little bit upsetting to be cleaning out your lockers so soon? Not really, I'm more relieved the bleeding stopped. 4) For those Houston Bulls who have not yet been drafted by a VHL team, how do you feel about the upcoming draft? I'm already drafted, but I'm watching the rookies that will be. Some will become teammates, and some will be adversaries. 5) Who do you think could be the next Houston GM? Chris Hylands could be. Hes a good guy, has a good head on his shoulders, understand very well how a good locker room should be. Has good leadership skills too. 6) For some players, this could be your last season in a Houston uniform, what do you have to say? For those players who will be returning next year, what do you think about the future of Houston? It will have its moments when the time comes. I can't predict or prophesize anything, but I'll miss the guys. We can keep in touch though
  3. James Rose will be taking some questions from the press now. 1) In the last week, the Bulls had 3 wins with a lot of close games in between. How do you feel this represents the growth of the team since the beginning of the season? It's a sign that the players are developing and buying in. It's a good thing for everyone going forward. 2) Earlier this week in a 3-2 win against Miami, Houston was outshot 34-9 but Goaltender Drew Minott was able to save 32/34 shots to secure a win for the Bulls. How do you think this reflects Drew's improvements as a goaltender and how could we as a team lower his workload in terms of shots. Well, hes been a real positive for us since he got here. It will take a solid team effort to play consistently and stay consistent 3) Heading into this year's VHLM Dispersal Draft, Houston has a lot of our young core players are exposed including Jiggly Gumballs and Drew Minott. Despite this, James Rose and Riley Knight Gee are safe. Do you think that this will hinder Houston's ability to contend for a championship next year? It may, it may not. I'm not the GM, so I have no clue what will happen. 4) We are hitting the home stretch of games now. How do you think Houston will do to end the season? Hopefully climb out of the cellar, mess up Ottawas plans to draft first. 5) Currently, Riley Knight Gee is sitting at the 3rd spot for all-time points in Houston Bulls franchise history. Do you think Gee will be able to become the all-time points leader? Of course. Hes super solid and I have the honor of playing alongside him. We can be the top pairing in the league next season, I'm sure other teams will begin to dread playing against us at some point. 6) VHSC released their first VHL mock draft this week. Patrik Laine, Jiggly Gumballs and Drew Minott all appear on the draft list in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Do you think these rankings are accurate and who do you think will jump the most by the time the actual draft comes? Nothing is for certain, and GMs will either draft by need, highest rating or by activity. Would like to see my teammates get some love in the draft though.
  4. James rose will be answering some question from the press now. 1) Recently, the Bulls signed a new starting goaltender in Drew Minott. How do you feel about how Minott has performed so far? He got his first win, and hes shown he can handle a workload, so good on him. 2) Earlier this week, Sonnet announced he would be taking a week of leave for a family event and that Patrik Laine would be appointed to interim GM for this week. What do you think about this change? As long as they have things handled, I dont need to worry about that. Things happen and we must adapt accordingly, no matter the circumstances. 3) A big announcement broke out in the VHL this week. The VHL will be undergoing expansion. What are your thoughts on this change in the VHL? No Montreal team has me wondering why they werent granted a franchise, but these big markets deserve hockey. The logos look pretty fresh too 4) Houston had 2 wins earlier this week, and a lot of close losses which were low scoring. How do you think we can get over the hump and win some of these close games? Gotta get support scoring and play better without the puck. Team has shown improvement, but other teams are doing the same. 5) The trade deadline is on June 15th at 3PM EST. Do you think Houston should make any moves prior to the deadline? Yes and no. I dont know why but that just makes sense to me. 6) We are roughly halfway through this season. Have you seen an improvement in the team's performance as a whole and is there any player that has stepped up in a big way since the beginning? Patrik Laine got 4 goals in a game, Gumballs got his first goal in his first game, and Minott is getting experience. I'd like think I improved too, I'm learning to lead, teach and inspire.
  5. "Man, what a fun ride that was!" James Rose, amidst the failure of moving onward past the semi finals in the s72 World Junior Championship, truly cherished his experience. "It was simply incredible to play with and against such awesome players. I had played with Kamenov last season in Mexico, Mjers was my defense partner in Halifax at the start of this season and we had some pretty great games over there, before we got moved to other teams. Now I play with Riley Knight Gee in Houston and we didn't get paired together but hey, I'm not the coach or in management. We're still trying to hold down some kind of fort in Houston, so we have our hands full with that at the moment." Rose did manage to have a decent tournament. While playing with rookie VHLers and top echelon VHLM players, he did manage to put up a solid performance in the round-robin tournament. Rose finished 5th on team in scoring with a goal and seven assists in eight games, maintaining an even plus-minus, leading the team in hits with 27 and getting only 3 minor infractions called against him. Other interesting stat lines include finishing second in the tournament in blocked shots with 25, one less than leader and teammate, Viktor Alexei Kamenov, with 26. His hit total is good for 5th best, and the most glaring stat that should be paid attention to is his total minutes played. With 236 minutes played, he's good for 6th highest workload in the tournament. "Yeah the whole experience was pretty thrilling, but out there on the ice, those were some REALLY tough minutes..." said Rose. "Many of the guys out there were really in it to win it. That's what was thrilling the most. Even the locker rooms were pretty active and eager to intermingle, everyone wanted to bring their 'A' game, everyone assumed a role, even the trash talkers. I got to see some familiar faces, like Chris Hylands and Timothy Brown, and meet so many new people. From top to bottom, it was incredible." "That last game against Europe, we weren't good. I was dreadful, I played 31:28, was a minus three and i have so many bruises from blocking what seemed like 20 shots, even though the stats say seven shots blocked. It was a difficult game to get a rhythm going, power plays and penalty kills, I was really gassed and I hate admitting that, I wasn't good and I realized from that point, I need to get to another level..." Despite being out of the tournament, Rose is back in Houston, trying to help get his squad out of last place. He even showed his happy-go-lucky type personality when being asked who was going to win it all. "Well, right now it looks like the US got their big boy pants on after we defeated them on day one, heh. They'll most likely win it all, but I hope I'm wrong. I'd like to see Europe win, get Hylands another moment of glory" "Man, what a fun ride that was. What an experience for rookies..." People mentions: @BigTittySmitty Kamenov @a_Ferk Brown @InstantRockstar Mjers @Hylands33 Hylands @KnightRiley Knight Gee
  6. James Rose will be taking some questions now. 1) This past week was a wild ride, as GM Sonnet has stepped up into the Commissioner role, and will be stepping down from Houston at the end of the season. How do you feel about the change? Hes obviously more than capable, so if it's good for the league, then I'm all in support 2) This week is theme week in the VHL! If you plan on submitting a themed point task, who do you plan on featuring in your work? I have some ideas percolating, maybe an article about the world juniors 3) On the topic of theme week, which one of your fellow Bulls do you think will find success as their VHL career progresses? Patrick Laine has been so committed, dedicated, enthusiastic and active since he arrived here. He can be an ABSOLUTE STEAL in the offseason drafts. 4) Last season, our team picked up an obsessive drinking habit because of our overall record. Will the same happen to our current roster? I wasnt around here last year, I was eating alot of tacos. 5) Our very own Patrik Laine wrote an article that took a closer look at some of Houston's recent trades. Do you think this is a fair take, or would you have taken a different approach to the rebuild? Very fair take, even Sonnet chimed in with agreement 6) In your opinion, who would be a good replacement for GM of the Houston Bulls? I'm new in these parts, I'm learning this community and so far I haven't noticed any potential candidates. It's not my job to hire a replacement though... is it?
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  9. Look, not many people know me. I'm new here in these parts and I dont know the down-low. Ill give credit where it's due. Thanks Bana for being a part of something that's bigger than all of us, with all of us.
  10. Congrats dude! Nothing but good luck for ya! Just make sure we're in good hands for s73 ok?