Week 11 – Dec 11-17

THE WEEK THAT WAS

  • Cordy had the big week with 36.5
  • Also going 3-0 this week were Rolphy & Stifler
  • T-Man had 2nd best week but went 2-1
  • Vinny keeps pace with Derko on top; Haukster falls a game back
  • JBR, Cordy, and Rolphy all jump up one spot
  • Stifler grabs Rob Thomas, STL Blues 1st rounder from 2017, and former lead singer of Matchbox 20.
  • Pick up for this week goes to ORV as a “6” was rolled. Enjoy the Pre-WJC week as you start your scouting.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Johnny Tavares used his giant brain to help him register 9 points for T-Man

Has any team had more jerseys than the Isles?

FROM THE VAULT

So he actually played in the NHL….hmm. Ken Holland pictured here after his 1st NHL game in 1980. He allowed 7 goals on 6 shots for a -0.167 save %.

Holland’s first NHL game in 1980 was historic for many reasons. He was the last goalie to play without a mask, and the first to play with out a trapper.

SHRAPNEL

Third Worst 3rd Jerseys – 1995-2006 BRUINS WINNIE THE POOH 3rds

Objectively, this wasn’t even the worst third jersey introduced in 1995, but it stuck around so long—10 humiliating seasons—and was such a downgrade from their classic traditional sweaters that it earns the top spot. The dijon yellow body and jagged trim were bad enough, but that sleepy bear head logo?  It was no coincidence the team was so bad for so many of those years. Wearing these took two inches and 20 pounds off each player.

Ray Bourque defends his honey pot.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 33 29 4 0 58 28.50 433.50 39.41 0.879
V 33 25 8 0 50 30.50 357.75 32.52 0.758
H 33 23 10 0 46 25.75 372.25 33.84 0.697
T 33 21 12 0 42 35.25 383.00 34.82 0.636
F 33 21 12 0 42 32.25 377.75 34.34 0.636
C 33 19 14 0 38 36.50 340.00 30.91 0.576
R 33 19 14 0 38 30.50 325.75 29.61 0.576
E 33 18 14 1 37 27.00 366.25 33.30 0.561
G 33 12 20 1 25 28.25 328.50 29.86 0.379
J 33 11 22 0 22 27.75 305.50 27.77 0.333
Z 33 10 22 1 21 26.75 314.25 28.57 0.318
O 33 9 24 0 18 22.25 274.00 24.91 0.273
S 33 8 24 1 17 34.75 275.25 25.02 0.258
& 33 4 29 0 8 25.25 237.75 21.61 0.121

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…

Remembering Zarley Zalapki

Farewell to Double Z who was a Canadian Olympian and a much-traded part of OFHL lore. Some of the original OFHL GMs may remember a trip to Vancouver late ’96 to watch Cordy’s D-man ZZ play for Calgary. T-Man lost a hat that night as Naslund turned the trick.

  • See you at Denny’s Sat Dec 23rd 10ish. Bring a player for the exchange, or post it on the board.

 

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Week 10 – Rolphy Shines on Sunday

THE WEEK THAT WAS

  • Brent Burns SJ & Eric Staal MN combining for 7 points in the last game of the week was just what Rolphy needed to pull ahead in his head to head match up with Haukster
  • Rolphy took 1st overall for the week with 44.25 points
  • Derko & GoJo also went 3-0
  • Haukster had the 2nd most points (43.75) but ended the week with four guys on the injury list
  • Derko sits in 1st in the standings, 8 points clear of Vinny; Derko also has a huge advantage in Total Player Points as he’s >57 ahead of T-man
  • T-Man jumps up 2 spots to 4th overall
  • GoJo jumps up 3 spots to 9th overall
  • GoJo grabbed Alex Kerfoot CO with the week 9 pick-up
  • The pick-up is a lottery again and a “4” was rolled. That means Stifler gets the week 10 pick-up

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

It should have been Haukster’s Jake Allen who led the OFHL with 10 points…

Jek Allen gets the shut-out. He also decapitates the Wild forward.

It could have been this tender from the German league…

But anyone who fist-bumps themselves has to win POTW. Well played, Kuznetsov.

FROM THE VAULT

Remembering the Goon.

Bob Probert & Andrei Nazarov bring enjoyment to a young Danny Carcillo. It is sad that, these days, too few youngsters get to enjoy these wonderful moments of merriment.

SHRAPNEL

Worst 3rd Jerseys #4 – All the New York Islanders jerseys that weren’t the original.

 

Where did these ideas come from? Safety vests. Basketball jerseys. Captain Highliner.

M&M&M&M

Matt Martin & Mitch Marner get a pick-me-up from Matthews.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 30 27 3 0 54 41.00 405.00 40.50 0.900
V 30 23 7 0 46 31.00 327.25 32.73 0.767
H 30 22 8 0 44 43.75 346.50 34.65 0.733
T 30 19 11 0 38 36.50 347.75 34.78 0.633
F 30 19 11 0 38 27.50 345.50 34.55 0.633
E 30 18 11 1 37 35.75 339.25 33.93 0.617
C 30 16 14 0 32 25.00 303.50 30.35 0.533
R 30 16 14 0 32 44.25 295.25 29.53 0.533
G 30 10 19 1 21 39.00 300.25 30.03 0.350
Z 30 10 19 1 21 34.50 287.50 28.75 0.350
J 30 10 20 0 20 16.75 277.75 27.78 0.333
O 30 9 21 0 18 23.25 251.75 25.18 0.300
S 30 5 24 1 11 29.50 240.50 24.05 0.183
& 30 4 26 0 8 25.50 212.50 21.25 0.133

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…

So the results are in and it looks like most of you are good with the OFHL Christmas Banquet being held Dec 23rd at Denny’s 10am. To you Out-of-towners, find a homeless guy and take him to Denny’s. It’ll do your heart good and the conversation will be way better.

Forbes Magazine listed the NHL’s most valuable franchises. See it here.

So it begs the question:

That’s it. Get your shopping done this week. Or don’t. And meet the rest of us on the afternoon of the 24th at the BC Liquor Store.

Week 9: OFHL Hires Justin Trudeau to Apologize

In keeping with the theme of a weekly apology from the Prime Minister, the OFHL has asked him to apologize for us on our past transgressions.

OFHL Statement from Justin Trudeau: “To all the Goons who were objectified by the OFHL for far too long, it is with shame and sorrow and deep regret for the things the OFHL has done that I stand here and say, ‘We were wrong. I apologize. I am sorry. We are sorry.’ ” (this isn’t the exact quote. Thirty-three  “ah”s were removed for brevity.)

Next week, Justin will again apologize on behalf of the OFHL; first to Williams Lake’s Mayor, Walt Cobb, & Councillor Scott Nelson for not allowing them to sit at the Vinnytable when they are at Horton’s Friday, and then to Dinky, for making him sleep in the furnace room on too many draft weekends.

If Trudeau has time (and composure) he will apologize to Orv for stairs.

THE WEEK THAT WAS

As of Friday night…

R&S in 1st can only mean one thing; “God has left heaven and it is time to destroy the world.”

  • But the world abhors a vacuum, and R&S fell back, but still managed a very respectable 36.5 point, 2-win week.
  • Vinny, Cordy, & T-Man all were 3-0
  • Derko’s still in 1st, with a 6pt lead over Vinny who jumped ahead of Haukster into 2nd
  • JBR moved up one spot to 9th this week.
  • R&S traded their pick up to Fulty for Eberle NYI.
  • Fulty grabbed Carter Hart PH with the pick
  • A “6” was rolled so the pick-up for week 9 goes to GoJo

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Blake Wheeler takes the POTW with 10 points.

Jets Blake Wheeler welcomes Nic Petan to the ice for a “Skate with the Jets” day. Little Nic was selected out of over 10,000 elementary children who entered the contest.

Weird Good Fact: Nikita Kucherov, the current leader in NHL scoring, is on pace for a 128-point season, which would be the highest total since Mario Lemieux’s 161 points in 1995-96. Guess it’s time to increase the size of goalie equipment.

FROM THE VAULT

This is serious vault material. The 1917 NHL Schedule…written on a napkin.

SHRAPNEL

Worst 3rd Jerseys: 5th Place – 2003-06 DALLAS STARS “MOOTERUS” THIRDS

No less a fashion expert than Sean Avery ranked this design as the worst jersey ever in an article in Men’s Vogue, and he’s not far off. In introducing the design, the Stars said “the new logo depicts a constellation of individual stars aligning to form an unstoppable force of nature, a charging bull.” What they overlooked was that stars also aligned to resemble the female reproductive system.

These jersey are great! Arnott!

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 27 24 3 0 48 35.00 364.00 40.44 0.889
V 27 21 6 0 42 35.00 296.25 32.92 0.778
H 27 20 7 0 40 30.25 302.75 33.64 0.741
F 27 18 9 0 36 33.50 318.00 35.33 0.667
E 27 17 9 1 35 30.50 303.50 33.72 0.648
T 27 17 10 0 34 39.25 311.25 34.58 0.630
C 27 15 12 0 30 42.75 278.50 30.94 0.556
R 27 13 14 0 26 30.25 251.00 27.89 0.481
J 27 10 17 0 20 24.00 261.00 29.00 0.370
Z 27 9 17 1 19 20.50 253.00 28.11 0.352
O 27 9 18 0 18 28.00 228.50 25.39 0.333
G 27 7 19 1 15 28.00 261.25 29.03 0.278
S 27 4 22 1 9 21.25 211.00 23.44 0.167
& 27 3 24 0 6 36.50 187.00 20.78 0.111

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…

The OFHL Christmas Banquet and Player Gift Swap is tentatively set for December 23rd, 10am at Denny’s. Does this work for the majority? Let your views be known below.

 

Week 8 – Nov 20-26: Second Thanksgiving & Grey Cup

Nice to be on this side of the border so that we get a turkey dinner in October, and then get the option to repeat it all (with some football) in November.

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I miss watching Barry “Badass” Sanders do stuff like this. And then having Don “TheFlow” Taylor report on it.

“Hey Gary, you dropped your wallet,”

The Canadian game saw the Calgary Everybodyhatesyou lose to the Toronto Nobodycares in, what TSN’s panel of 35 broadcasters will tell us, was the greatest game ever played because….. Toronto. Easy there, Duthie.

In related news, Shania Twain is ageing nicely.

THE WEEK THAT WAS

  • Derko is hoping he’s not the Bo-Levi Mitchell of this season as he continues to dominate the regular season with a 50.5 point week
  • He went 3-0, as did Fulty, EZ, & Haukster
  • Haukster is 11-1 in November
  • EZ jumped up 2 spots to sit in 9th; Orv is up one spot to 11th
  • R&S pick up Josh Anderson….and this week’s pick up goes to them again as a 2 was rolled.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Bobrovsky isn’t much for technique, but whatever he was doing was good enough for a tie with Rinne for the POTW.

SHRAPNEL

Christmas is Coming!

Need to get someone that special gift? One word: Toaster

Get your Jonathan Toews or Darth Vader…. or both!

6th Worst 3rd Jersey: 1998-03 PHOENIX COYOTES THIRDS
A reminder of just how bad things got in the ’90s, the “Peyote Coyote” or “Coyote Ugly” had too many psychedelic colors and schemes going on. A multi-colored coyote head with two different and unequal facial patterns is a recipe for disaster. From the orange and purple colorings of the mountain and desert backdrop to the four cacti to the moon in the night sky, this sweater had way too many elements working against it to begin with.

Now just image Lyle Odelein’s face in this picture. You’re welcome.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 24 23 1 0 46 50.50 329.00 41.13 0.958
H 24 19 5 0 38 37.75 272.50 34.06 0.792
V 24 18 6 0 36 40.50 261.25 32.66 0.750
F 24 17 7 0 34 45.75 284.50 35.56 0.708
E 24 15 8 1 31 28.25 273.00 34.13 0.646
T 24 14 10 0 28 31.25 272.00 34.00 0.583
C 24 12 12 0 24 24.50 235.75 29.47 0.500
R 24 12 12 0 24 27.25 220.75 27.59 0.500
Z 24 9 14 1 19 38.75 232.50 29.06 0.396
J 24 9 15 0 18 34.00 237.00 29.63 0.375
O 24 7 17 0 14 28.25 200.50 25.06 0.292
G 24 6 17 1 13 25.50 233.25 29.16 0.271
S 24 4 19 1 9 27.25 189.75 23.72 0.188
& 24 1 23 0 2 16.50 150.50 18.81 0.042

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…

The NHL talking heads say that US Thanksgiving is the yardstick for measuring who will make/miss the playoffs. Translated to the the OFHL, it looks like Haukster, Vinny & Erty will be in the $ this year; Cordy, Rolphy, & T-Man will be out. Ren & Stimpy will still be golfing in that last group.

 

 

Week 7 – Nov 19: Hurricane Erty

Just back from Fat Camp in Aruba. Must have been a success as I gained 10 lbs!

THE WEEK THAT WAS

  • Erty dominated the week with 47 points on the back of his Carolina Finns.
  • He went 3-0, as did Rolphy, Fulty, & Haukster
  • T-Man had the 2nd best week, but went 2-1, losing to Erty
  • Haukster did what no one has been able to do as he gives Derko his first loss of the year.
  • Movers: Haukster jumps up to 2nd place; Erty up to 5th
  • EZ & GoJo actually tie a game – so much for the .25 business ending ties
  • R&S traded the bad Nylander & Stiflers 2018 5th round pick to Gojo for Country music sensation Owen Tippett
  • R&S picked up the great Charlie Lindgren of the Habs
  • R&S get the week 7 pick-up as a 1 was rolled.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ERTY’s Teravainen (10pts) and Aho (9) combine for more points than R&S’s entire team.

The Finns celebrate, and a young teen girl considers buying a Hurc’s Aho jersey. Her mom wishes she was 30 years younger.

SHRAPNEL

7th worst 3rd jerseys of all time: Ray Ferraro commented that the worst-dressed game he ever saw was when the Kings trotted these tributes to Burger King out against the salmon-clad Canucks. Why am I hungry all of a sudden?

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 21 20 1 0 40 31.25 278.50 39.79 0.952
H 21 16 5 0 32 33.25 234.75 33.54 0.762
V 21 16 5 0 32 29.00 220.75 31.54 0.762
F 21 14 7 0 28 33.50 238.75 34.11 0.667
E 21 13 7 1 27 47.00 244.75 34.96 0.643
T 21 13 8 0 26 41.25 240.75 34.39 0.619
C 21 12 9 0 24 31.75 211.25 30.18 0.571
R 21 12 9 0 24 33.50 193.50 27.64 0.571
J 21 8 13 0 16 33.00 203.00 29.00 0.381
G 21 6 14 1 13 31.50 207.75 29.68 0.310
Z 21 6 14 1 13 31.50 193.75 27.68 0.310
O 21 5 16 0 10 27.00 172.25 24.61 0.238
S 21 3 17 1 7 23.50 162.50 23.21 0.167
& 21 1 20 0 2 17.50 134.00 19.14 0.048

UNTIL NEXT WEEK….

Pray for D scoring! With the “Middle Bumper” now being the favorite PowerPlay formation of most NHL teams, the days of the D-Man loading up the bomb from the point seem to be gone. Burns & Big Buff have yet to score this year. Weird.