Week 13 – The WJC is Over. Let’s move on.

The WJC is done for another year. Who can we tell about how much we hate the shoot-out? Just let them play!

Ask the Toronto FC fans who lost the MLS championship game last month to a team that didn’t get one shot on net in the 90 min. regulation and the 30 min OT. Brutal. Stupid. Hate it. Anyways, great game until that point, and congrats to the US kids.

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Americans say they don’t care about this tournament….unless they win. Then it’s…

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Here’s a little WJC/Geo-Political trivia:

Name 2 players who started the tournament playing for their country, but by tournaments end, they were no longer citizens of that country….give up….. It’s Sandis Ozolinsh & Sergei Zholtok, who started the 1991 WJC as citizens of the Soviet Union, but the day the tournament began, the Soviet Union formally dissolved.

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The team continued to play as the Soviet Union, but on January 1, 1992, the team was renamed the Commonwealth of Independent States. Ozolinsh & Zholtok were from Latvia, a country that was not part of the commonwealth. Weird. Zholtok had a heart attack on the ice and passed away in ’04 at 31 years. He was also part of a vicious OFHL power struggle regarding his rookie status back in the ’90s. 

Ozolinsh? Ask GoJo about him and his financial statement.

THE WEEKLY RANT or THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Week 13 showed some parity with only 14 points separating 1st and 14th place
  • Derko had the big week with 36 points
  • 3-0 weeks went to Derko, Rolphy, T-Man, & Erty
  • Movers: GoJo moved up 2 spots to 6th; Rolphy moved up one spot to 2nd.
  • Hot: Derko’s on an 11-1 run; Erty kicked his 0-9 slump with a 5-1 run
  • Not: Stifler & the R&S boys are winless in the past 3 weeks
  • R&S used the pick-up to grab big Jordan Greenway of Team USA. The Wild’s 2015 2nd rounder is a point per game player with Boston Univ.
  • R&S cut Hansen VN. Must have hurt. But it’s another lottery pick, and a “1” was rolled so they get the pick-up again.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Not a lot of big point weeks for the skaters, but the goalies did well. Erty’s Schneider had a 7 pointer, but the POTW honours go to the Spitter from Rolphy & Mr. Movember from Team Orv. Each had 8 point weeks.

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CARD OF THE WEEK

Speaking of tenders….

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package...

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package…

SHRAPNEL

Need anymore reasons why Americans don’t deserve hockey?

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You'd never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN'S TENNIS!

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You’d never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN’S TENNIS!

Fighting Isn’t Really Going Away…except in college. It’s gone

  • The AHL saw one fighting major every 0.8 games.
  • The ECHL had one every 0.9 games.
  • The WHL saw one every 1.0 games
  • The OHL and QMJHL one every 1.1 games.
  • The NHL one every 1.8 games.
  • The USHL one every 2.5 games,
  • and the NCAA…….  one every 281 games. Click the link below for the article

College hockey rolls on with virtually no fighting, why isn’t anyone following suit?

STANDINGS

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

Cordy 39 32 7 0 64 32 440 33.8 0.821
Rolphy 39 28 9 2 58 33 399 30.7 0.744
Fulty 39 28 10 1 57 34 408 31.4 0.731
Derko 39 27 12 0 54 36 397 30.5 0.692
Vinny 39 24 15 0 48 24 388 29.8 0.615
GoJo 39 20 17 2 42 25 355 27.3 0.538
eZ 39 20 18 1 41 29 393 30.2 0.526
Herc 39 19 19 1 39 22 356 27.4 0.500
Erty 39 19 19 1 39 32 339 26.1 0.500
T-mensch 39 16 22 1 33 30 350 26.9 0.423
Orv 39 11 26 2 24 29 297 22.8 0.308
JbR 39 9 29 1 19 29 290 22.3 0.244
Stifler 39 7 31 1 15 22 280 21.5 0.192
R&S 39 6 32 1 13 22 223 17.2 0.167

PARTING SHOT

The Last Days of the Prez.

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That’s it. Until next week, keep shimmying…

shaqcats

 

 

 

 

 

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