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08:36 AM ET 10.09 | Generally, golf is what brings NHL players to Scotland. But Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller will leave his clubs behind, taking his skates instead, when he heads overseas on Tuesday. He has signed with the Braehead Clan of the Rapid Solicitors Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom. "It's just an opportunity to play," Miller said. "It's kind of getting repetitive here, skating with half a team." ... He'll be playing in a 10-team league consisting of clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The league, in its 10th season, has been compared to the ECHL. "I'm not sure exactly where it ranks, but I think they play more of a North American style than most of the European leagues, I'm told," Miller said.

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October 9, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Aye then. You win you get a post-game meal of haggis. Good luck Drew!

October 9, 2012  08:50 AM ET

He has no more of a clue about this league than do I.

October 9, 2012  08:59 AM ET

He's probably going for the weather.

October 9, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Aye then. You win you get a post-game meal of haggis. Good luck Drew!

watch it laddie!

Actually, The belfast Gianst are the top of the league over there

October 9, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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watch it laddie!Actually, The belfast Gianst are the top of the league over there

LOL. Do you know what the quality of hockey might be over there?

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October 9, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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LOL. Do you know what the quality of hockey might be over there?

Think wannabes, has-beens, and never-will-bes Slappy.

It's just five or six notches below that.

October 9, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Think wannabes, has-beens, and never-will-bes Slappy.It's just five or six notches below that.

Ah yes...............the Caps in the late 70's! I had no idea we had a Scottish team then Laddie!

:-)

October 9, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Ah yes...............the Caps in the late 70's! I had no idea we had a Scottish team then Laddie!:-)

http://www.edinburgh-capitals.com/
http://www.edinburghstingers.co.uk/

October 9, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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http://www.edinburgh-capitals.com/
http://www.edinburghstingers.co.uk/

There's probably no problem with diving.

October 9, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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There's probably no problem with diving.

Fail.

October 9, 2012  10:50 AM ET

We'll have to put Inspector Rebus on this case to figure it all out between pints.

October 9, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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We'll have to put Inspector Rebus on this case to figure it all out between pints.

Good thing he was in the SAS coz there's not much time "between pints." ;-)

October 9, 2012  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

We'll have to put Inspector Rebus on this case to figure it all out between pints.

between pints? That's merely waiting for the barman!

October 9, 2012  02:56 PM ET
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He's probably going for the weather.

That's how they're doing it Canuck...with a deck of cards with locations printed on them of where to go...He "Drew" the weather card.

October 9, 2012  06:23 PM ET
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watch it laddie!Actually, The belfast Gianst are the top of the league over there

Been to their arena, GO BELFAST GIANTS!!!

October 9, 2012  06:29 PM ET
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Been to their arena, GO BELFAST GIANTS!!!

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 9, 2012  06:53 PM ET
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Think wannabes, has-beens, and never-will-bes Slappy.It's just five or six notches below that.

Yeah but the Odyssey arena in Belfast has Guinness on tap, and the fans go absolutely wild when the puck drops. Crazy place to be on game night. Would have loved to attend the Bruins/Giants exhibition match a couple of years ago but couldn't synchronize a business trip!

 
October 9, 2012  07:43 PM ET
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He's probably going for the weather.

And no snakes, I hear.

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