Four teams in the favorite role

Mannheim and Munich want the title back

The usual suspects from Mannheim – see also the view of the del coach \ – and Munich are once again the big title favorites. With the departure of Topcenter Ben Smith, who changed from the European South, there was a spectacular change in the summer. The last somewhat weakening center-door position reinforced the EHC Red Bull on top of that in Ben Street with another north America professional with NHL experience. The same applies to defender Jon Blum in the defensive. The departure of John Peterka to Buffalo in the NHL was compensated with the obligation of Frederik Tiffels from Cologne.

But the eagle responded in her way – with clots instead of blobing. With Korbinian Holzer Manager Jan-Axel Alavaara committed one of the best German defender, which returns to his homeland after long years in North America and most recently in the KHL. The native of Munich and in Bad Tölz raised right-wing contacts would certainly have confessed to the Bavarian rivals well to face, but decided to change to the eagles. With the long-standing KHL star Nigel Dawes, returnee Lean Bergmann, the Russian Talent Ruslan Iskhakov or Jordan Szwarz were further obliged for del ratios – extremely high-quality actors.

Packing champion and Schanzer in lacing

With a small distance behind the Topduo, defending champion polar bears Berlin and the ERC Ingolstadt are also counted as a circle of title candidates. The Upper Bavaria benefited last year due to numerous freelancers of the changed market situation in the pandemic and could tie most actors around Daniel Pietta even another year. From Munich, a potential top scorer added with Chris Bourque, with David Warsofsky another running and gambling defender.

Meanwhile, master Berlin had to cope with the departure of TopTalent Lukas Reichel, who moved to the NHL to the Chicago Blackhawks, but with Kevin Clark brought a former top scorer from Switzerland to the del. Also in the defense was with Ryan McKiernan, who changed to the Swedish top club RoGle BK, an important player. In the U-23 sector Talent Hakon took haemen (20), which was selected in the NHL Draft 2021 by Washington, according to Reichel Another player the opportunity to get used to the Canadian Junior League Qmjhl in the jersey of the Gatineau Olympiques to get used to North American ice hockey .

In the Champions Hockey League, the defending champion already experienced a false start. A bad sign also for the del?

Facts at the start of the del season 2021/22

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