Fulty Repeats as OFHL Champion!
He did it! Again.
#1 FULTY becomes the first GM to win back to back championships since Cordy did so in 2000 & 2001. It took the last week of the season to finally wrap it up. Fulty took over first from Cordy on week 24 and never looked back, going 12-0 in the last month. Congrats Fulty! Well played. The payout: $190
#2 CORDY’s never one to blame it on injuries, but……..He’s going to blame it on injuries: Price, Halak, Crawford, Seguin, Malkin…and Pouliot didn’t help either. Here Cordy reacts after hearing of his team’s final week collapse and a third straight Derko Cup.
#3 DERKO polevaulted past Rolphy for 3rd. They tied in points and Rolphy actually had 2 more wins, but the first tie-break is player points and Derko took that by 62. Payout: $90
#4 ROLPHY had a solid year and finishes in the $ again. Impressive stuff from the 5th year franchise who was actually last in his 1st and 3rd years. A lesson in team building for you youngsters. Payout: $50 (and a warm blanket)
(at this point it should be noted that the Napkin had the top 2 places correct, had 3rd and 4th flipped, and nailed 9th, 12th, & 13th. Getting better every year)
#5 TMAN took 5th and $40 in what was the biggest charge of the final 2 months. He sat in 8th at that point and only grabbed the last money spot over GoJo on the final week. That Craig Smith no-goal could have made the difference.
#6 GOJO improves on his 10th place finish from last year but is still really happy with his team. What’s going to fix this?
One word: Bracelets.
#7 ERTY improves on a 9th place position last year. Would have been higher but drank a case of home brew every Sunday night and it screwed up his changes
#8 ORV Was challenging for some bottom money spots, and was only 8 points back with 2 months to go, but faltered at the end and had the worst record in the OFHL over the final 6 weeks. At least that helped his draft lottery pick.
#9 HAUKSTER dropped four places and 29 points in the standings this year. It was a tough year for the 2009 Champion, but 2016 OFHL FutureWatch says things are rockin’ for the future of this program
#10 EZ, like Haukster, dropped four places and 28 points from last year. Started and ended fine, but had a 2 month stretch where he only won 4 games. Tough to recover from that.
#11 VINNY has never finished this low in the standings. Needs to build on his drafts or The Vinny Table may be in jeopardy
#12 JBR moved up one spot and 18 points in the standings from his rookie season. Plus he has McDavid.
#13 STIFLER improved 13 points over the rookie season and will add a great prospect again this draft.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Here’s the Top 10 OFHL point getters from each position (fights not included)
|Patrick Kane, RW||106|
|Sidney Crosby, C||85|
|Joe Pavelski, C||78|
|Blake Wheeler, RW||78|
|Evgeny Kuznetsov, C||77|
|Anze Kopitar, C||74|
|Erik Karlsson, D||98|
|Kris Letang, D||83|
|Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D||76|
|Shea Weber, D||71|
|John Klingberg, D||68|
|Artemi Panarin, LW||77|
|Max Domi, C||52|
|Dylan Larkin, C||45|
|Anthony Duclair, LW||44|
|Nikolaj Ehlers, LW||38|
|Braden Holtby, G||109|
|Martin Jones, G||90|
|Corey Crawford, G||89|
|Pekka Rinne, G||86|
|Roberto Luongo, G||84|
Oh, and Tavares got the last POTW with 9 points. You’re welcome, T-Man.
That’s it! Beauty year, boys. Keep social on the board and we’ll do the draft lottery soon.
Enjoy the playoffs.