Week 21 – Deadline Day

Trade Deadline Deals

TSN Deadline Day was pretty much a bust, but in the early hours of Sunday morning, a major trade did take place. Orv traded Max Domi AZ and the pick up to R&S for Rolphy’s 1st, Jordan Greenway MN, R&S 5th, and Andrew Shaw MT. Here’s an insight to the anatomy of an OFHL Deadline Day trade…Plus some other ramblings which make this NSFW

Love how he asks for a 2nd, then immediately gets excited about them having EZ’s 5th. And that solidified things.

Consider this… that hand he used to shake for the confirmation of the deal, was the same one that he had deep in his pants at the beginning of the first video…. just sayin’

TSN Deadline Day wasn’t a complete bust. Bryzgalov was given  a microphone and came up with these gems:

  • “When I hear my voice, it sounds disgusting.” —upon listening to playback from his first segment
  • “Because they know I will become a starter.” – on why no NHL GM is giving him a shot to play backup
  • “Guys! Breaking news! Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry broke up.”
  • “Guys! A question! Is chicken meat? Or is it a bird?”
  • “Good for him. Lots of sun. Ocean. Play the beach ball with Jaromir Jagr.” — on Thomas Vanek’s trade to Florida
  • “My name is Ilya Bryzgalov. I’m your new leader. Let’s go.” — on how he introduced himself to his new teammates
  • “I’m an old-school guy. I believe in oil and gas. I don’t want to save money. I want to spend money. More money I spend, better for the economy.”
  • “He going to continue riding his horses and enjoying his farm. Catch the scorpion and train the rattlesnake.” – on Shane Doan still untraded at 3 p.m.
  • “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I don’t have contract. I’m here as guest.” — upon learning that Sportsnet’s broadcast goes until 6 p.m.bryz_tsn

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Big week to Cordy with 44 points
  • He and Erty went 3-0
  • Rolphy went 2-1 and fell 7 points behind Cordy for 1st
  • Haukster had 10 points on Sunday to pass Rolphy and stop his run of 3 perfect weeks
  • T-Man strengthened his hold on the last $ spot moving 6 points up on Vinny
  • eZ jumped up one spot to 7th
  • Orv traded his pick-up to R&S who grabbed Philippe Myers from the Q.
  • This is the last pick up of the year. R&S get 123, JBR gets 45, Orv gets 6…… and it’s a “5” so JBR gets to make the last pick-up of the season.
  • Three weeks remaining in the regular season and then the 2 weeks of playoffs.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

With Bryzgalov in the spotlight it’s not surprising that the POTWs are Russian, and one’s even a goalie.

The honour should go to Kucherov from Team Erty & EZ’s Bobrovsky who each hit 9 points, but Donny McLeod’s hockey card trumps them all.

Don "Smokie" McLeod was born in Trail.

Don “Smokie” McLeod was born in Trail BC at the height of the “Cominco Smelter Dispute.” He was fearless in goal and it was said, quite correctly, that he must have “had lead & zinc (and trace amounts of other carcinogens) running through his veins.”

Keeping with the ‘tenders… remember these glorious days of hockey?

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Clarke probably started it all, but there he is, top left, innocently admiring his creation.

And these “Even More Gloriouser” days….

OFHL's 1st season.

OFHL’s 1st season.

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NHL has now licensed Beanie babies…

Zuccarello after an allergic reaction.

Zuccarello after an allergic reaction.

From the Grammar Police

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STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 21

Green – in the Money

Blue – Vinny Tablers

Red – Bottom Feeders

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 63 52 10 1 105 44 728 34.7 0.833
Rolphy 63 48 13 2 98 35 692 33.0 0.778
Fulty 63 41 19 3 85 24 665 31.7 0.675
Derko 63 41 22 0 82 25 640 30.5 0.651
T-Man 63 34 26 3 71 37 621 29.6 0.563
Vinny 63 32 30 1 65 24 586 27.9 0.516
eZ 63 31 30 2 64 37 645 30.7 0.508
Haukster 63 31 30 2 64 36 592 28.2 0.508
GoJo 63 28 32 3 59 31 573 27.3 0.468
Erty 63 26 35 2 54 39 530 25.2 0.429
Stifler 63 21 39 3 45 27 521 24.8 0.357
Orv 63 16 44 3 35 19 483 23.0 0.278
JBR 63 16 45 2 34 25 482 23.0 0.270
R&S 63 10 52 1 21 17 388 18.5 0.167

PARTING SHOT

The KHL’s 2017 Gagarin Cup playoffs began last week. Regular season champions SKA St. Petersburg released a hype video, and boy, is there a lot going on.

Nothing says Russian Hockey like a hockey glove-wearing rocker who has no need for a pick; 16 cymbal drummer still wearing his shoulder pads; Datsyuk firing off a cannon, and bullets hitting the floor. Only thing missing was vodka-soaked fans pelting the referees with turnips.

That’s it. Three weeks to go in Regular Season.

Week 20 Oscar Review

La La Land wins? Or is it Moonlight? Who cares! Just give it to “Slap Shot” every year!

Anyways, get ramped up for the Week 20 Wrap-up with the Hanson’s debut.

THE WEEKLY RANT or THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Big week for Stifler & Fulty with 34, but they played each other so neither goes 3-0
  • 3-0 weeks go to EZ & Rolphy
  • Rolphy picks up 5 points on Cordy and sits just 5 points behind with 4 weeks to go… looking to be a great finish.
  • Rolphy also pulls 11 points clear of 3rd place.
  • Movers: Fulty, EZ, & Orv all jump up one spot in the standings this week
  • Cordy’s one tie was the fewest points he’s had in any week this year.
  • Fulty was the hottest team in Feb. going 10-1-1
  • T-Man & Vinny are battling for the last money spot
  • The week 19 pick-up went to R&S and they grabbed ‘yotes 2015 2nd rounder Christian Fischer who is lighting it up in the AHL this year
  • The week 20 pick up is between R&S 123, JBR 45, and Orv 6….. and a “6” is rolled so ORV gets a pick. Next week will be the last pick-up.
  • OFHL Trading Deadline is Sunday, March 5th, midnight.

The Remaining Sked

Week F C D R T G E O H Z V J S &
21 F.27-M.5 J Z & & J D S V C V H S Z O J H E V O G H E T Z G R E T F O R D G F C T D & R C S F
22 M.6-12 G E R H T G O R T T D F R C D F & C J F V D S & C J S & V J S Z E E H Z V O H Z G O
23 M.13-19 T O H O Z V G H Z E G O F E G D R T R T S C F R & D F S C D J & C V S & Z J E H V J
24 M.20-26 V S C S E F J & E Z J & H V S O Z J & C D G H V T O Z R G H F T O D R G C F T E D R
M.27-A.9   PLAYOFFS LAST 2 WEEKS OF NHL SEASON

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

EZ got over half his points from two guys, as Josi NS & Toews CH each registered 9 points. No goalies in the running this week, but here’s a look back at Jacques Plante, the pioneer of the mask, as a young Hab, and in his final season of pro.

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Plante's last year in hockey was with the '74-75 WHA Oilers. Fun Fact: He only played home games.

Plante’s last year in hockey was with the ’74-75 WHA Oilers. Fun Fact: He only played home games.

SHRAPNEL

Fox cancelled their show, so are these guys coming back to TSN?

ALT-NEWS? FAKE NEWS?

from the ertyfiles

WEEK 20 STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 60 49 10 1 99 26 684 34.2 0.825
Rolphy 60 46 12 2 94 32 657 32.9 0.783
Fulty 60 40 17 3 83 34 641 32.1 0.692
Derko 60 40 20 0 80 16 615 30.8 0.667
Tman 60 32 26 2 66 30 584 29.2 0.550
Vinny 60 32 27 1 65 27 562 28.1 0.542
Haukster 60 29 29 2 60 19 556 27.8 0.500
eZ 60 29 30 1 59 32 608 30.4 0.492
GoJo 60 27 30 3 57 25 542 27.1 0.475
Erty 60 23 35 2 48 26 491 24.6 0.400
Stif 60 19 38 3 41 34 494 24.7 0.342
Orv 60 16 41 3 35 25 464 23.2 0.292
JbR 60 15 43 2 32 21 457 22.9 0.267
R&S 60 10 49 1 21 28 371 18.6 0.175

PARTING SHOT

Take heart Canucks fans, There’s a chance you could get the 1st pick in June’s NHL Draft. Erty said the mumps issue has been trending on twitter with #swollenfornolan

It was a special evening for Colin Chaulk inside Fort Wayne’s Memorial Coliseum Saturday night. The longtime member of the minor league Komets was having his number retired by the franchise during a pre-game ceremony. But there was a slight issue before the banner featuring his No. 91 was raised to the arena rafters.

It was unveiled upside down.

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Apparently, arena workers who prepared the banner were to blame, leading to an embarrassing few moments during the ceremony. But the most unbelievable part was that no one felt the need to stop and fix it. Instead, the banner went up, up and up upside down.

Really.

That’s a wrap. See ya next week.

Week 19

Get ready for Week 19 wrap-up with the best pre-game hype ever. NSFW

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Derko & Fulty have big week with 36
  • D, F, C, R, & T all go 3-0
  • T-Man & Haukster swap places again this week with T jumping 2 spots and H falling 2
  • Orv drops to 13th; JBR jumps up to 12th
  • Pick up for this week: R&S 123, Orv 45, and JBR 6….it’s a “1” so R&S get the pick-up for this week.
  • R&S pick-up former OHL scoring phenom Kevin Labanc SJ & cut Riley Sheahan DT
  • 2 more weeks with the pick-up
  • OFHL Trading Deadline is Sunday, March 5th, midnight.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: 4-WAY TIE

8 points for  EZ’s goalie John Gibson AH, and Stifler’s rookie Patrik Laine WP, as well as T-Man’s Robin Lehner BF (aka “The Mad Trapper.”)

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Also, Brent Burns…again getting 8 points

How good is Brent Burns this year?

Ranking goals by each teams d-men. Burns' goals shown as red bar.

Ranking goals by each teams d-men. Burns’ goals shown as red bar. He’s now up to 27 goals & 91 OFHL points!

COACH OF THE WEEK

Claude Julien was on the move this week.  Coaching is a tough gig. Makes you lose your hair.

Hair....he used to have hair.

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Jersey Fouls

Kyle Clifford's nickname or it's actually "Jim" from "The Office"

Kyle Clifford’s nickname or it’s actually “Jim” from “The Office”

With all due respect, "Stay Classy Winnipeg!"

With all due respect, “Stay Classy Winnipeg!”

From the Olympic Memorabilia Auction:

Guys like Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Tony Granato and Kevin Stevens got these rings as members of the U.S. hockey team for Calgary in 1988 (est. $1,500). Pretty fancy piece of jewelry for a team that finished seventh.

Guys like Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Tony Granato and Kevin Stevens got these rings as members of the U.S. hockey team for Calgary in 1988 (est. $1,500). Pretty fancy piece of jewelry for a team that finished seventh.

Williams Lake Craft Beer Fest 2017

Great time this past weekend with lots of OFHL GMs in attendance. Ren & Stimpy’s plan to trade with an inebriated  Orv, Erty & JBR back-fired as they themselves imbibed heavily.

Top beer of the night? Take it from Orv whose Untappd notes on the Four Winds Apparition read: “Enjoyed. Mild sour and grapefruit notes. 4.25/5”

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STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 57 49 8 0 98 34 658 34.6 0.860
R 57 43 12 2 88 33 625 32.9 0.772
D 57 40 17 0 80 36 599 31.5 0.702
F 57 38 17 2 78 36 607 31.9 0.684
T 57 30 25 2 62 32 554 29.2 0.544
V 57 30 26 1 61 28 535 28.2 0.535
H 57 29 26 2 60 19 537 28.3 0.526
G 57 26 28 3 55 20 517 27.2 0.482
Z 57 26 30 1 53 30 576 30.3 0.465
E 57 22 34 1 45 21 465 24.5 0.395
S 57 17 38 2 36 27 460 24.2 0.316
J 57 15 40 2 32 30 436 22.9 0.281
O 57 14 40 3 31 17 439 23.1 0.272
& 57 9 47 1 19 22 343 18.1 0.167

PARTING SHOT

Spring is coming. It was so nice in Quesnel last week that Vinny got the bike out.  Result below:

Get back on that horse! No harm done.

That’s it! Five Weeks to end of Regular Season.

Week 18 Wrap – Six More to Go

‘Nucks & Bruins renewed friendships Saturday morning so we thought we’d start off with a tribute to Rolphy’s favorite player…

Think he’d still do that if “Knuckles” was still patrolling Marchand’s side of the ice?

Great photo of the "angelic choir boy" Chris Nilan

Great photo of the “angelic choir boy” Chris Nilan

THE COACH CATEGORY

Apologies for my tirade last month about how the “Coach” category doesn’t reflect the real NHL in that coaches are never traded. That was, in fact, wrong.

In a most unique transaction back in 1987, the New York Rangers traded their 1988 first round draft pick to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for the Nordiques’ coach Michel Bergeron.

And how did it turn out for Bergeron in New York? He missed the playoffs in his first season with a 36-34-10 record and was fired by Esposito with just two games remaining in his second season with the team at 37-33-8 and replaced by... Esposito himself, who proceeded to lose the last two games of the regular season and then got swept out of the playoffs in four straight by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bergeron missed the playoffs in his first season and was fired by Rangers GM Phil Esposito with just two games remaining in his second season and replaced by… Esposito himself, who proceeded to lose the last two games of the regular season and then got swept out of the playoffs in four straight by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

And what became of the draft pick obtained by the Nordiques for Bergeron? With their second pick in the first round, and the 5th overall, the Nordiques selected Daniel Dore from Drummondville of the QMJHL. Dore played 17 NHL games, scored 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 career points. To select Dore, the Nordiques passed on Martin GelinasJeremy Roenick,  Rod Brind’Amour,  and Teemu Selanne, who were picks 7, 8, 9 and 10 that year. Recchi, Amonte, & Rob Blake were 4th rounders; Hedican went in the 10th round. Ah, hindsight.

So anyways, bring on the coach trades!

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • EZ’s all or nothing weeks continue as he hits the 50 point plateau this week.
  • Also going 3-0 with EZ were Haukster, Cordy & Rolphy
  • Rolphy’s 4 players on Sunday had a combined 9 points, giving him a one-point win over Derko & Fulty.
  • Haukster and T-Man switched spots in the standings as Haukster jumped up two spots to 5th & T-Man dropped from 5th to 7th.
  • EZ moved up one spot to 8th, but has the 5th best points per week avg.
  • Haukster is on a 9-2-1 run, Cordy’s on a 14-1 run
  • Stifler has grabbed points in each of the past 5 weeks.
  • The pick-up this week: R&S get 123, JBR gets 45, Orv gets 6…. and it’s a “1” so R& S can sit around the pool this week, accepting trade offers.
  • Player moves:
    • GoJo trades Anderson OT to Rolphy for a 4th.
    • Orv traded the pick-up to GoJo for a 4th, then GoJo selected Craig Berube and his 30+ fights from the 1990 Philadelphia Flyers (or the Islanders’ back-up, not sure which.)

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Trade of the week: In a wickedly evil-genius-type-move, Cordy grabbed Cam Ward from Orv for some magic beans. As Ward’s birthday falls on Feb 29th he is technically only 8 years old and Cordy can keep him for another century (and he’d still be better than Halak…*rimshot*)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

It goes to a D-man this week as eZ’s Roman Josi NS kicked out of his scoring funk big-time with 10 points. Card of the Week goes to a d-man who was eZ’s childhood hero. Dennis “the Menace” Kearns.

Either Dennis Kearns was 4'6" or this was just a great use of pink negative space.

Either Bracken’s dad was 4’6″ or this was just a great use of pink negative space.

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T-Man enjoying his “Snow Week.”

T-Man enjoying his "Snow Week"

 

STANDINGS After 18 Weeks (6 to go)

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 54 46 8 0 92 41 624 34.7 0.852
R 54 40 12 2 82 36 592 32.9 0.759
D 54 37 17 0 74 35 563 31.3 0.685
F 54 35 17 2 72 35 571 31.7 0.667
H 54 29 23 2 60 35 518 28.8 0.556
V 54 29 24 1 59 22 507 28.2 0.546
T 54 27 25 2 56 30 522 29.0 0.519
Z 54 26 27 1 53 50 546 30.3 0.491
G 54 25 26 3 53 32 497 27.6 0.491
E 54 22 31 1 45 16 444 24.7 0.417
S 54 16 36 2 34 33 433 24.1 0.315
O 54 14 37 3 31 23 422 23.4 0.287
J 54 13 39 2 28 10 406 22.6 0.259
& 54 8 45 1 17 18 321 17.8 0.157

Quick reminder of what we are playing for:

  • 1st place $200,
  • 2nd place $140,
  • 3rd place $100,
  • 4th place $60,
  • 5th place $40

PARTING SHOT

Going to the Beer Fest this weekend? Click the link below to find out who’ll be there.

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Not sure about craft beer yet? Follow the chart to discover your style.

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Just six weeks remaining in the regular season and then the playoffs. Here’s a quick refresher:

  • Playoffs will run for the last two weeks of the NHL season
  • Teams will continue to submit weekly rosters for duration of the playoffs
  • Total points for all playoff weeks used to determine playoff winners
  • Playoffs will be tiered based on OFHL regular season final standings
  1. Tier one – all teams that finished in the money at the end of the regular season
  2. Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4
  3. Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in regular season

The winners of each playoff tier will win the following

  • Tier one – a draft pick at the end of the 5th round in the next year
  • Tier two – a draft pick at the end of the 4th round in the next year
  • Tier three – a draft pick at the end of the 3rd round in the next year

So let the race (or sewering) begin!

That’s it. Enjoy Family Day at home, on the slopes, or, like Ren & Stimpy, on a nice warm holiday…

California holiday for R&S

Week 17 – Super Amazing!

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A Comeback for the Ages! Love ’em or hate ’em, Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots are incredible. What a game! Way better than the commercials.

Whatever happened at half-time definitely worked. Brady came out firing. Probably didn’t spend his half-time like Len Dawson of the KC Chiefs did back in Super Bowl I.

Down by 4 at the half, Len Dawson smokes up and has a Fresca. Lost by 25 to the Packers.

Down by 4 at the half, Len Dawson has a smoke & a Fresca in preparation for the 2nd half. Lost by 25 to the Packers.

Anyways…on with our show.

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Best of the week: T-Man with 46 pts.
  • 3-0 weeks for T-Man, Cordy, Fulty, & Stifler
  • Movers: Derko’s up 1 spot, as is T-Man. Stifler jumps up 2 spots and is now out of the bottom 3.
  • T-Man has moved up 5 spots (from 10th to 5th) in 4 weeks.
  • T-Man is on a 14-0-1 run.
  • Stifler’s on an 8-3-1 run.
  • Big Trade on Sunday: T-man trades Jenner CB, Sergachev MT, Samsonov WS & Rolphy’s 2017 1st rounder to Ren & Stimpy for Condon OT & their 2018 1st rounder
  • JBR used his pick-up to grab Sam Steel (Ducks 1st rounder ’17) who is ripping up the WHL with the Regina Pats.
  • Pick -up for this week is a lottery: 1,2,3 goes to R&S, 4,5 goes to JBR, 6 goes to Orv…. and it’s a …..no way,.. it’s a 6. So the pick-up goes to Orv. Bring your offers.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nobody could top 6 points for the week so the POTW goes to: Granlund MN, Marchand BO, Karlsson OT, Pietrangelo ST, Ward CR, and Backstrom WS

Backstorm? Seriously?

Backstorm? Seriously?

Known as “Headband Henry,’ Boucha was the 1970s poster-boy for concussion elimination as he faithfully wore the NHLs first concussion helmet known as the “Bjorn Borg Wimbeldon Edition.”

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SHRAPNEL

Speaking of shrapnel, here’s a list of Shae Weber’s victims.

Get outta the way!

Get outta the way!

Still some hangovers from All-Star Weekend.

Bryzgalov is back in the game. Not sure what his role is.

Just a reminder that he is “not scared of bear; just bear in forest.”

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Want more of Bryz?

Russian Math reminded me of this classic Kassian & Bieksa encounter back in their ‘nuck days.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 51 43 8 0 86 43 583 34.3 0.843
R 51 37 12 2 76 30 556 32.7 0.745
D 51 35 16 0 70 38 528 31.1 0.686
F 51 33 16 2 68 41 536 31.5 0.667
T 51 27 22 2 56 46 492 28.9 0.549
V 51 27 23 1 55 25 485 28.5 0.539
H 51 26 23 2 54 41 483 28.4 0.529
G 51 24 24 3 51 27 465 27.4 0.500
Z 51 23 27 1 47 23 496 29.2 0.461
E 51 22 28 1 45 23 428 25.2 0.441
S 51 15 34 2 32 33 400 23.5 0.314
O 51 13 35 3 29 28 399 23.5 0.284
J 51 13 36 2 28 27 396 23.3 0.275
R&S 51 8 42 1 17 15 303 17.8 0.167

PARTING SHOT

Think Bettman’s hated?

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That’s a handful, now.

That’s it. Enjoy your week.