It’s been a long few weeks and there’s been plenty of time to think up stuff so get ready for a long wrap-up.
SOUNDTRACK OF THE OFHL
Fitting with the All-Star weekend in Nashville…
Saw these guys live; good ol’ boys.
It was a weird week. And a half. All-star break. Postponed games. Ref’s punched and shoved. Clendening joins his 5th team in a year. Weird.
- Big week to Fulty with 47 points
- Erty and Rolphy both went 1-2, but Erty had 42 points; Rolphy had 29
- Stifler went 2-0-1; had the 3rd most points overall
- Only change in the standings is seen at the bottom as JBR falls to last, so he gets the pick-up.
- All-Star Break Biggest risers over last year:
- GoJo’s up 25.8% over last year
- Orv’s up 10.8%
- Stifler’s up 7.5%
- Biggest fallers:
- Haukster down 30.3%
- EZ down 18.3%
- Fulty down 13.8%
- Status Quo: Erty’s up 0.2% “Steady as she goes.”
GET TO KNOW ME!
Time to get to know your OFHL Franchises. This week’s spotlight…. TEAM EZ
- 6th season of operation
- 1st season: 2010-2011 (0.361 winning %)
- Worst finish: 9th (out of 11 team) 2010-2011
- Best finish: 4th in 2014 (0.618 %), & 2014 (0.722)
- 1st ever draft pick: Brett Connolly TB, 6th overall 2010 draft (went with the hometown kid)
- Highest pick: Larsson NJ, 4th overall 2011
- Best late pick: Bobrovsky 10th rd, 2012
- Weirdest pick: the entire back half of his 2014 “Mongolian” draft: Zadarov, Zolniercyzk, Zaar, Zlobin, zzzzzz…..
- 1st pick-up: Byfuglien AT (as a D-man)
- 1st trade: Traded his dispersal pick (from Smitty’s team) to T-Man for Toews CH & Perron ST.
- Team logo:
EZ’s influence is far-reaching.
How EZ motivates his players…
The moment you realize Sidney Crosby didn’t make the all-star team. “Schadenfreude.”
Hey, is this the hostess from Gordon Biersch? The one that loved EZ’s orange hoody?
Admit it. You can’t stop watching it. It’s just…so….creepy?
INSIDE THE NHL
- Brad May buys a suitcase with wheels and is fined $100 by the team
- Falling down in warm-up – $300
- Not flushing – $500
Read all about it in THE WEIRD WORLD OF NHL TEAM FINES
January 26th was Gretzky’s 55th birthday. Remember him?
Here’s a little refresher on 99:
- “By the age of ten, Gretzky scored 378 goals and 139 assists in one season playing for the Brantford Steelers.” Oh sure, before the 3-goal max rule.
- holds or shares 61 NHL records
- 50 goals in 39 games (1981)
- 92 goals in a season (1981-82) Hull had 86, Lemieux had 85
- 12 consecutive 40-goal seasons
- at least 100 points in 15 of his 20 seasons
- registered at least 200 points four times
- 2,857 career points (Jagr recently climbed into 4th overall, but over 1,000 points behind)
- 51 consecutive games with at least a point (He averaged three points per game during the streak, and was so dominant in that stretch that he could have sat out the rest of the season and still won the scoring title with 153 points)
It’s a THREE-WAY TIE FOR POTW?
Congratulations to Karlsson OT, Varlamov CO, & Fleury PT all have 8 point weeks. Hold on…. not so fast Mr. Bettman….
SUPERBOWL 50 (Oh sure, now they switch to Arabic “50” from the Roman “L”) is coming up. Here, Peyton explains the ambiguous nature of ‘OMAHA.’
That’s it. Reminder that the OFHL trade deadline is Sunday March 6, midnight. Right, Haukster?