They sure will like the atmosphere in the arena its small 6000 but very loud.
According German Hockey News both Players have signed with the Crimmitschau IcePirates (2.Bundesliga/2nd Division)
german source..translated with google...so sorry for grammatical errors
Sensation in Crimmitschau: NHL stars Stewart and Simmonds lockout thanks to the Ice Pirates
It is the transfer sensation quintessential Zweitligist Crimmitschau secured thanks to the lockout, the services of the two NHL stars Chris Stewart and Wayne Simmonds. Eispiraten CEO Rene Rudorisch even speaks proudly of "transfer coup of the century." On Tuesday, the two players are expected in Germany on Friday and should be seen in the derby against white water already in Sahnpark. "We were prepared for a sell out and hope for a corresponding Resonsanz the fans," said in an interview with Hockey Rudorisch NEWS.
The 24-year-old attacker Stewart has played 271 games in the main round of the NHL, where he was drafted in the first round by Colorado. In the past season earned Stewart EUR 3 million and took it in the jersey of the St. Louis Blues on 15 goals and 15 assists.
Simmonds is also 24 years old, was drafted in the second round of Los Angeles and brought it so far to 322 NHL main round games. In the last season he earned $ 1.75 million and came to the Philadelphia Flyers on 28 goals and 21 assists.
It achieved the obligations serendipity and sponsors. "I want to express my sincere thanks to the sponsors, without whom this would not have been possible," says Rudorisch. About the exact totals for salary, insurance, etc. silent one off. "This secrecy is also fixed by contract, so I can not comment on that," said the managing director Eispiraten. What is certain is that not the entire amount has been provided. "But the time was relatively short, and it had to go fast.'s Why I'm assuming that one or the other sponsor comes to that, also we also expect that the fans follow suit accordingly." The contract will run once for 30 days.
"Manager Ronny Bauer and coach Fabian Dahlem have contacted a German agent and contact man in search of reinforcements. The established contact to agent Eustace King in North America, and so the matter came to running," explains Rudorisch, which, however, a circumstance in which Hands played: Both players know each other since childhood and were eager to accumulate together. "They also had other offers, for example in Sweden, but nowhere had it been possible to play together."
After the "Germanization" of Martin Heinisch and the violation of the Jake Morissette Eispiraten currently already had two quota places freely. No less important fact: "We want to bring the whole team not totally confused," said Rudorisch.
Edited by TheGermanCanuck, 26 September 2012 - 02:25 PM.