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Week 24 – Derko “T+1”

Ok, I could blab on about this being the “Penultimate Week” and how it all comes down to the last few games, but Big “D” wrapped it all up last week, so all that’s left is to get geared up for the playoffs. If you’ve forgotten how it works, here’s a refresher:
  • Playoffs will run for the last two weeks of the NHL season
  • Teams will continue to submit weekly rosters for the 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
    • Tier one – all teams that finished in the money at the end of the regular season
    • Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4
    • Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in the 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
  • In the case of a tie, a coin toss will determine the winner.

As it goes so far, the tiers would be as follows:

  • Tier 1: Derko, Fulty, Haukster, T-Man, Vinny
  • Tier 2: EZ, Rolphy, GoJo, Erty, Cordy
  • Tier 3: R&S, Orv, JBR, Stifler

THE WEEK THAT WAS

  • It was a great week as there were goals-a-plenty
  • Haukster was all over this week as he had a mammoth week with 64.75 points
  • JBR, with his respectable 31.5 points, finished last but in a normal week that’s a middle of the pack number
  • Haukster jumped up one spot, vaulting past T-Man to 3rd
  • To finish 2nd, Fulty’s magic number is 1
  • Hauks magic number to finish 3rd is 1
  • T-man’s magic number to finish 4th is 2
  • Vinny’s number is 3 to grab the last $ spot
  • Cordy went 3-0 and now sits just 2 points behind Vinny for the last $ spot. “C’mon Vinny! Get your sh*t together! Cordy’s won enough.”
  • Rolphy, GoJo, & eZ are in a tanking battle as they’re all within 2 points of each other
  • Orv & JBR are in a tanking battle of their own

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Haukster’s Pietrangelo had 12! points for undisputed POTW honors.

Here Alex explains nicknames to the Blues rooks.

Evander Kane celebrates his 4 goal game Friday night vs. Flames with Sharks leaders Brent Burns & Joe Pavelski.

Burns: “Good job tonight, Kaner.”
Pavelski: “Awesome! What got into you tonight?”
Kane: “My agent told me I get an extra 100K for a hatty, 250K for a 4th.”
Burns & Pavelski look at each other.
Pavelski nods to Burns.
Burns throws Kane’s clothes in the shower.
Dustin Byfuglien smiles.

FROM THE VAULT

March Madness is in full swing. Love this tournament! This is the big dance that started the whole idea of the “Cinderella” team, that plucky underdog that takes out a big-time program. You’ll note the clip is in black & white. You’re not going blind, like Nashville’s mascot (see: last week.)

 

Ah yes, plucky little City College of New York, 1950. The same school that was engulfed in a point-shaving scandal in, you guessed it, 1951. So even Cinderella is a filthy money-grabber when it comes to college basketball programs.

If you’re Mennonite, here’s the only playoff bracket that matters. (for T-Man, Derko, Stimpy only) menno-march-madness-bracket.

SHRAPNEL

Pocock, aka “Dinky”, aka “6” attends the Canucks v. Sharks game Saturday, and waited desperately for a Nucks hat-trick.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
D 72 59 13 0 118 47.50 946.50 39.44 0.819
F 72 51 20 1 103 41.75 872.75 36.36 0.715
H 72 49 23 0 98 64.75 842.25 35.09 0.681
72 46 25 1 93 33.25 855.00 35.63 0.646
V 72 45 27 0 90 34.50 795.50 33.15 0.625
C 72 44 28 0 88 49.25 810.75 33.78 0.611
E 72 37 34 1 75 44.75 782.00 32.58 0.521
G 72 30 41 1 61 32.75 739.75 30.82 0.424
R 72 29 41 2 60 31.75 699.50 29.15 0.417
Z 72 28 41 3 59 41.25 701.50 29.23 0.410
S 72 25 46 1 51 33.00 637.50 26.56 0.354
J 72 21 50 1 43 31.50 654.25 27.26 0.299
O 72 20 51 1 41 34.50 608.00 25.33 0.285
R&S 72 14 58 0 28 35.25 555.75 23.16 0.194

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…

If you have time to read (and the ability to discern poly-syllabic words) the following may prove interesting.

How a Calgary junior hockey journeyman became an alleged drug kingpin

When NHL rinks outlast their usefulness

When Winter Never Ends – How five days in February reveal what Seattle’s signing of Ichiro cannot. The future Hall of Famer is haunted by the life he can’t escape.

But, if you’re not a reader, and wonder if this hockey pool is 100% legal, check this out:

 

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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.

OFHL Regular $eason Ends; Playoffs Begin

REGULAR SEASON WRAP

  • Season ends with Cordy taking the Championship with a 0.813 winning percentage; 2nd highest since his 0.827 16 years ago.
  • Rolphy ended solidly in 2nd and gets to enjoy the Derko Cup all of next year. We expect to see it adorn one of the Horizons HVAC vans ripping around the Cariboo.
  • With Cordy wrapping up the OFHL Championship last weekend, there was really only one race left to decide: the Third Place money.

3st

  • In the end, Fulty stretched his lead over Derko in the final week and grabbed 3rd spot and the extra $40.
  • T-Man rounded out the 5th & final $ spot. It should be noted that T-Man finished ahead of Derko in player points. Just sayin’.
  • EZ jumped 2 spots in the final week to grab top loser spot and the last lottery spot (which actually belongs to  T-Man)
  • Stifler bests JBR in the Battle of Expansion Cousins
  • Orv finished 2nd last but that just means he will likely get a great lottery pick this yea… wait…what? He traded that pick to T-Man? Oh. Nevermind.
  • A more detailed wrap-up of each GMs season will be released at year end.

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
1. Cordy $200 72 58 13 1 117 29 843 35.1 0.813
2. Rolphy $140 72 53 16 3 109 32 786 32.8 0.757
3. Fulty $100 72 48 20 4 100 44 778 32.4 0.694
4. Derko $60 72 48 24 0 96 29 733 30.5 0.667
5. T-Man $40 72 41 28 3 85 34 735 30.6 0.590
6. eZ 72 37 33 2 76 33 731 30.5 0.528
7. Haukster 72 36 34 2 74 30 686 28.6 0.514
8. Vinny 72 36 35 1 73 29 669 27.9 0.507
9. GoJo 72 30 38 4 64 27 647 27.0 0.444
10. Erty 72 29 40 3 61 34 615 25.6 0.424
11. Stifler 72 24 45 3 51 30 605 25.2 0.354
12. JBR 72 19 49 4 42 27 571 23.8 0.292
13. Orv 72 18 51 3 39 23 551 23.0 0.271
14. R&S 72 10 61 1 21 23 456 19.0 0.146

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Here are the leaders in each category:

Rookie: Matthews TO (Vinny) & Laine WPG (Stifler) 61 points

Vet: Zetterberg DT (Vinny) 62 pts

Forward: McDavid ED (Stifler) 88 pts

D-Man: Burns SJ (Rolphy) 99 pts

And for the 2nd year in a row…

Goal: Holtby WS (Rolphy) 100 pts

Holtby could have been a 3-peater if not for falling to Carey Price back in 2014-15

The Napkin Re-visited

It looked like the napkin would have some validity early in the season, but predicting the final standings of 14 teams seven months before the conclusion is tough work. While the prediction of finish within the top two tiers was relatively close, the bottom tier was almost perfect.

One thing is clear with this prediction business, time spent on the toilet is not directly proportional to your powers of prognostication.

LET THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN!

  • 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 – Cordy, Rolphy, Fulty, Derko, & T-Man
  2. Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4 – eZ, Haukster, Vinny, GoJo, Erty
  3. Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in regular season – Stifler, JBR, Orv, Ren & Stimpy

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

Turn your sound on to really enjoy this… or just imagine Vinny saying “Playoffs?” thirty times.

That’s it boys! Another great season. Let the playoffs begin!

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.”)

lehner

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.

SHRAPNEL

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”

apparition

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 15 – Coach Category confirmed for 2017-18

Starting off…

Just as 1980’s US President Ronald Reagan was known for his “Reaganomics,” Donald J. Trump has quickly become known for his “Trumpamatics.” It’s a form of mathematics that seems to have quickly caught on with Americans, as evidenced by the Dallas Stars scoreboard last night.

from the vinnyfiles

from the vinnyfiles

Coach Category voting is complete. Thanks for all of your responses. Here is a breakdown of the questions asked:

  1. Point Value? It will be 1.5 points per win. 43% of you voted for 1.5. (not a majority, but it was the favorite option)
  2. Weekly Interchangeable? Yes. 86% in favour.
  3. Add a roster spot to the Bench? Yes. 86%
  4. Trade-able? Yes. 86%
  5. UFA status? Yes. 79%

Other items to arise from the vote:

  • Coach category is a poopy idea.
  • Are we going to draft more players/coaches on draft day?
  • Does this mean we are only going to drop one player at cut-down day?
  • Trade-able? That’s stupid. This is supposed to reflect the NHL. How many NHL coaches get traded?
  • Coaches should be UFAs at age 55.
  • One GM voted under the influence of Tequila
  • The kmsh is a communist for hiding the results. He will just release what he wants to further his twisted agenda.

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Big week to Derko with 48
  • He goes 3-0, as do Rolphy & Cordy
  • Only T-Man moves up this week as he jumps into 8th.
  • There’s only one point between T-Man and EZ now. It makes the “Yakapov Gamble” all the more compelling. (check T-man & Cordy’s Oct 8th trade for reference)
  • Fulty used his 3rd rounder to grab last week’s pick-up from R&S. He grabbed Jake Guentzel from PT
  • It’s another lottery….. a “3” is rolled and it goes to R&S again
  • Only 6 more pick-ups left
  • OFHL trade deadline is the Sunday after the NHL’s (which is mid-week this year for some reason)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Could have been Nino Niederreiter, just don’t check out his hockeydb site.

The New Cougarlife? Rolphy recruiting Arabs now?

The New Cougarlife? Rolphy recruiting Arabs now?

The POTW is shared by two goalies. Thomas Greiss NYI for Team Stifler, and Mike Condon OT for Team R&S each had 9 points. Well done, newbies.

Greiss had 2 shit-outs and an OTL

Greiss had 2 shut-outs and an OTL

"Super Gingy" Mike Condon also had 2 wins, a SO, and a OTL. Even with careful spelling it's difficult to convince Google that a prophylactic doesn't play goal for the Sens.

“Super Gingy” Mike Condon also had 2 wins, a SO, and a OTL. Even with careful spelling it’s difficult to convince Google that a prophylactic doesn’t play goal for the Sens.

HOCKEY CARD OF THE WEEK

falloon_frontfalloon_back

Farmer-boy had WHL seasons of 124 & 138 points with the Spokane Chiefs, went 2nd overall in 1991, had a 59 point rookie season with the Sharks, and it was all downhill after that.

The 1991 draft saw Lindros go #1, Scott Niedermayer go #3, Forsberg go #6, Naslund #16. None of them are farming today.

SHRAPNEL

Of Valeri, Vladimir, & Pavel, which one has their name on the Stanley Cup?

Valeri, Vladimir, & Pavel. Which one has their name on the Stanley Cup?

The answer is  Vladimir. Conditioning coach with the Devils in 2003. Also engraved on the 2003 cup is Jeff Friesen’s middle name. Daryl. Because….?

Check out his story on HOMETOWN HOCKEY

Jersey Fouls

torts

This might be one of us next year if Torts is our Coach Category stud.

Sabres fans have a hard time identifying with players.

Sabres fans have a hard time identifying with players.

STANDINGS

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

C 45 38 7 0 76 39 523 34.9 0.844
R 45 34 9 2 70 42 492 32.8 0.778
F 45 30 13 2 62 36 479 31.9 0.689
D 45 31 14 0 62 48 472 31.5 0.689
V 45 26 18 1 53 30 444 29.6 0.589
G 45 22 21 2 46 31 422 28.1 0.511
Z 45 22 22 1 45 32 455 30.3 0.500
T 45 21 22 2 44 34 422 28.1 0.489
H 45 21 22 2 44 34 415 27.7 0.489
E 45 19 25 1 39 22 382 25.5 0.433
O 45 12 30 3 27 28 360 24.0 0.300
S 45 12 32 1 25 38 351 23.4 0.278
J 45 9 34 2 20 28 344 22.9 0.222
& 45 8 36 1 17 29 274 18.3 0.189

PARTING SHOT

Gotta love Chewbacca & Jumbo

That’s it. Short week. Enjoy Ignore the All-Star Weekend. Spend time with your family.