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Playoffs Week 1 – Halftime!

PLAYOFFS

Week 1 is over with one more to go.

Tier 1 – Thee Top Dogs Division

All teams that finished in the money at the end of the regular season – Cordy, Rolphy, Fulty, Derko, & T-Man. They are playing for a draft pick at the end of the 5th round 2017. Here are the stats after week 1.

TEAM PTS
Derko 41
T-Man 40
Fulty 39
Rolphy 34
Cordy 28

Tier 2 – The Vinny Table Division

Consists of those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4 – eZ, Haukster, Vinny, GoJo, Erty. They are playing for a pick at the end of the 4th round.

Week 1 stats.

TEAM PTS
Haukster 38
GoJo 35
eZ 34
Vinny 34
Erty 28


Tier 3 – The Bottom Feeders Division

Is that JBR in the front after week 1? That’s a very fetching clutch.

The bottom 4 teams in regular season – Stifler, JBR, Orv, Ren & Stimpy. They are playing for a pick at the end of the 3rd round.

TEAM PTS
JBR 44
Orv 33
R&S 26
Stifler 17

JBR is all over this. Stifler isn’t.

SHRAPNEL

This past week was the 20 Year Anniversary of the Last Great Line Brawl between the Avs and the Red Wings. It was the get-back-at-Claude-Lemieux-for-his-cheap-shot-on-Kris-Draper game. It had it all. Legends wrestling, Sucker punches, Goalie fights, a Flying Shanahan… Watch the grainy video and think of simpler times.

And what was the result of all this? 22 penalty minutes. No suspensions. No game misconducts. Neither goalie ejected. McCarty even came back to score the winner on Patrick Roy late in the game. Good fun.

OFHL DRAFT 2017

The Lottery Draft was held on Friday and here were the odds:

  • R&S – 20%
  • Tman  (from Orv) – 17.8%
  • JBR – 15.6%
  • Stiler – 13.3%
  • Erty – 11.1%
  • GoJo – 8.9%
  • Vinny – 6.7%
  • Haukster – 4.4%
  • Tman (from eZ via Cordy) – 2.2%

Side note: Fulty’s motion that you must be present to win was debated. It was agreed to hold off the vote for this motion until after the lotto pick had been made

And the result was:

Erty (at 11.1% chance) won the lottery

He was pretty pumped!

If Erty leaves the pool, T-Man (from Orv) gets the #1 pick.

This will be the highest pick for Erty since ’12 when he grabbed Galchenyuk MT #3.

Denny’s Christmas Gift Exchange Revisited

Remember the Christmas Player Exchange at Denny’s? No? Here’s a breakdown of the the players traded, their points since Christmas, and their new team.

PLAYER  POINTS SINCE CHRISTMAS NEW TEAM DUMPED BY
Chara BOS 22 JBR Orv
Jokinen FLA 21 T-Man Fulty
Ladd NYI 20 Fulty Haukster
Edler VAN 19 Stifler GoJo
Boedker SJ 16 Cordy Rolphy
Ceci OTT 14 GoJo EZ
Grigorenko COL 11 Rolphy JBR
Hudler DAL 9 Erty T-Man
Bjugstad FLA 9 R&S Stifler
Stralman TB 7 Orv Erty
Kulikov BUF 6 Haukster Derko
Garrison TB 4 Vinny R&S
Yakupov STL 2 EZ Cordy
Rubtsov PHI 0 Derko Vinny

JBR had the top point-getter (Chara with 22 since Christmas)

Cordy had the biggest jump (got Boedker, dropped Yakupov = gain of 14pts)

Orv had the biggest drop (got Stralman, dropped Chara = drop of 15pts)

But did it really matter? Or was it just kinda fun? Or could Grigorenko be the next Brent Burns?

PARTING SHOT

March Madness wraps up on Monday night with Gonzaga Bulldogs up against North Carolina. Go Zags!

GO ZAGS! From the members of the Men’s Twist Hockey Team, Class of 2004. (Cordy had too many mimosas at the Pre-Grad Brunch)

So that’s it! The last Sunday night that you have to stop the family movie while you go put in your roster, and then can’t decide between the superstar who plays one game, or the plug who plays five. Enjoy the REAL playoffs.

Week 9 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Thought we’d start off with a Christmas Carol courtesy of Facebook profiles:

christmas

Good News: Craig Cunningham is getting better 

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Lots of goals, shut-outs, and fights this week so point totals were high.
  • EZ led the way with 47 points and is now on a 6-0 run
  • EZ had four players register at least 6 points.
  • T-Man and Cordy had the 2nd best weeks with 42 points and both went 3-0
  • Derko had the 3rd best week with 39 points, yet went 1-2; Orv had the 2nd worst week with 24 points and also went 1-2
  • Haukster is on a 12-3 run; Vinny is on a 9-3 run; Cordy’s on a 9-0 run.
  • T-Man and Haukster each moved up one spot in this weeks standings
  • Lots of injuries as well: GoJo & Orv each had two red + signs
  • Ren & Stimpy record their first win in 7 weeks
  • Pick-up for this week goes to a lottery again: R&S get 1-3, Stif gets 4 & %, and Orv gets 6….. and it is a “4” meaning Stifler gets the pick-up again this week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Lots of big weeks; Voracek (Derko) & Karlsson (Cordy) led the way with 9 points each, Holtby (Rolphy) had 8, and Hamilton (T-Man) and Darling (R&S) each had 7…..but the POTW has to go to Shayne Gostisbehere. Anybody who gets a beer named after them is POTW hands-down!

ghostbeer

It’s out of Conshohocken Brewing in Pennsylvania. Road Trip, Erty?

SHRAPNEL

NHL Droughts – Quick look at some NHL droughts…

drought

SOME OFHL DROUGHTS OF NOTE:

  • Active OFHL Cup drought: 12 years – VINNY
  • Active OFHL being in the money drought: 12 years – VINNY
  • Longest time since he had his own 1st round pick: 6 years – T-MAN
  • Longest time since he’s locked himself in a bathroom at the draft: Never – Every GM except for DERKO
  • Longest time since he’s fallen down stairs at the draft: Never – Every GM except for ORV

falling

It’s slow to start, but once it gets going these minor leaguers toss’em….

Hi- Fives! Ahh, Goons. Man, I miss those guys. And kudos to the linesmen for letting them go. The NHL’s Concussion Protocol is just one more nail in the coffin for fighting.

What's the Concussion Protocol for this?

What’s the Concussion Protocol for this?

STANDINGS

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

C 27 23 4 0 46 42 308 34.2 0.852
R 27 18 7 2 38 33 273 30.3 0.704
F 27 18 8 1 37 34 282 31.3 0.685
V 27 18 9 0 36 31 270 30.0 0.667
H 27 17 9 1 35 32 268 29.8 0.648
D 27 16 11 0 32 39 268 29.8 0.593
E 27 14 12 1 29 29 250 27.8 0.537
G 27 13 12 2 28 28 250 27.8 0.519
Z 27 13 14 0 26 47 265 29.4 0.481
T 27 10 16 1 21 42 245 27.2 0.389
J 27 8 19 0 16 22 214 23.8 0.296
O 27 8 19 0 16 24 198 22.0 0.296
S 27 5 21 1 11 26 194 21.6 0.204
& 27 3 23 1 7 25 141 15.7 0.130

PARTING SHOT

dennys

Remember, Dec 24th is the OFHL Breakfast Banquet, 10:30 @ Denny’s. Bring a player to swap for the Christmas Gift Exchange. Here is last year’s player swap:

CORDY trades Clendening PT for Wilson NS
ROLPHY Gagner PH Jarnkrok NS
EZ u-Miller VN v-M.Smith AZ
TMAN v-M.Smith AZ C.Smith NS
VINNY Scrivens MT Gagner PH
ERTY Semin CR Scrivens MT
GOJO Wilson NS Clendening PT
ORV Jarnkrok NS Semin CR
STIFLER Methot  OT u-Miller VN
JBR C.Smith NS Methot  OT


Who knows? You might end up with the next "Brent Burns."

Who knows? You could end up with Brent Burns.

That’s it boys. Have a good week and keep warm.

 

Week 21 – Deadline Day

Do you like your rock music to be hard/country/bluesy/Canadiany? Me too. Give these Ontario boys a listen. Rolphy, can you get these guys for the Stampede?

RAMBLINGS

  • 5 weeks to go; Fulty and Cordy are tied for 1st in points, and only one player point apart – they’ll play each other twice more this season.
  • Cordy used a 10 point Sunday to jump past his 3 rivals for a 3-0 week
  • Also going 3-0: Fulty & JBR (gets his first 3-0 week)
  • Haukster jumped ahead of Vinny into 9th
  • Derko ties for the 2nd best week but goes 1-1-1
  • The last pick-up of the year goes to lottery. A “2” is rolled so it goes to Stifler

NHL trade deadline was this past Monday and it was largely uneventful, save for TSN’s Marty Biron taking out Jen Hedger with the T-Shirt cannon for the “Save of the Day.” Hi-lites?

  • Wilfred Laurier won the Prime Ministers’ Giant Head Race.
  • We now know everything about Sergei Plotnikoff. I mean EVERYTHING!
  • After starting 22-16-5, the Arizona Coyotes are 5-14-1 in 20 games since trading John Scott
  • Canucks owner Aquilini hates Stars Gagliardi so much he’d rather get nothing for Hamhuis than trade with his rival…. (kind of like some OFHL GMs)
  • Toronto was ecstatic about acquiring Brooks Laich…. Funny, a team that wants to get younger just traded for a guy who was once traded for Peter Bondra.
Caps sniper rocks the Rod Langway inspired mullet.

Caps sniper rocks the Rod Langway inspired mullet.

OFHL TRADE DEADLINE

Orv gets alot younger as he gets Nuge from Fulty who in turn gets a solid performer for the push this year in pre-vet Pavelski

Most notable was Derko dealing for goalies. He grabbed Anderson from Orv, Scrivens from Erty, and Hiller from Cordy (but that trade was rescinded after it was discovered he didn’t have a 17th rounder)

He tried to get Lundquist as well but Fulty wouldn’t allow it. Here, Henrik reacts to the news that he’s stuck on Team Fulty for the rest of the year.

WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016

Getting excited? The jerseys were unveiled the other day.

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Czechs, Ruskies, Tre Kronor, & Suomi stayed with the tried and true; USA is bringin’ the shield, but the real interesting ones are:

  • Canada – Cannabis meets Plumber’s Crack
  • North America – Zelda meets V for Vendetta meets N.W.A. (and on black yet. Nice!)
  • Team Europe – Sponsored by Enron?

Enron_logo?

GET TO KNOW ME!

Time to get to know your OFHL Franchises. This week’s spotlight…. TEAM ROLPHY

  • 5th season of operation
  • 1st season: 2011-2012 (0.117 winning %) Instituted the “New Guy Brings all the Meat” clause.
  • Worst finish: 12th (last) his rookie season
  • Best finish: 4th in 2015 (0.608 %)
  • 1st ever draft pick: Miikka Kiprusoff CY, 8th overall 2011 draft
  • He traded his next pick to T-Man for J. Staal and a 3rd (Montoya NYI)
  • Highest picks: 2nd overall – Holtby WS in 2011, and Bennett CY in 2014
  • 1st pick-up: Justin Williams LA
  • Best late pick: Steen STL 11th rd, 2011 (still on roster) This was the only pick past rd 10 that Rolphy has ever made, other than his inaugural draft
  • Weirdest trade (EVER!) Denny’s Christmas Player Exchange 2013 – Rolphy gives up Cory Conacher who went on to register 26 more OFHL points; in return he got Brent Burns who has registered 200+ OFHL points since that trade. The week Rolphy got him, Burns registered 10 points.
  • OMAHA!

POTW

It’s a tie. Crosby is back on top with 9 points (helps when your team plays 5 games in the week) as is Chewbacca (Brent Burns)

crosby letang

NHL: All Star Game-Skills Competition

STANDINGS

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That’s it. Remember to turn your clocks back next weekend.

 

 

Week 11 – Merry OFHLmas!

WEEKLY RAMBLINGS

  • Thanks to Orv and his sandwich maker for hosting the OFHL christmas party on Sunday. Congrats to FULTY who won the “Draw your own name tag after 5 drinks” competition.  His winning entry is found here.  Guess which is his.
  • Cordy has the big week with 37 – no change in the standings as Fulty also goes 3-0.
  • JBR gets the stinky week with 16 and has been exposed as going ‘supertanker” this season by Fulty’s former soccer coach.  That said, he gets the pick up for week 11.
  • Best battle in the OFHL right now is for 4th as Vinny, Rolphy, Haukster, EZ, & Erty are all bunched up for that spot.  If Orv could get it together he could challenge as well.
  • Haukster is winless in last 3 weeks
  • Stifler goes up 3-0 in the “Battle of the Newbs.”

POTW

Fleury managed to stay mumps-free and grabbed the potw honors with 8 points

"You've got the wrong f*n Fleury, Cordy you f*k stupid f*!" Theo Fleury in response for a request to use the photo for POTW

“You’ve got the wrong f*n Fleury, Cordy you f*k stupid f*!” Theo Fleury in response for a request to use the photo for POTW

OFHL Christmas AGM – Wed Dec 24 10:30am (ish) @ Denny’s – Come with a designated player for the deadwood player exchange, and if you can’t attend, text your player to the kmsh 250-267-8120 or someone you trust. But only if you want to.

TRADES & TRANSACTIONS

EZ just can’t get enough of the pick-ups as he trades for another one.  He sends future superstar  solid prospect  utility player  baked potato Curtis Lazar (OT) to Stifler for the Pickup (week 10), and Stifler’s 3rd pick in 2015.

EZ is still trying to make up for all the useless “Funny Z-name” picks he was forced to take when the legitimate names on his draft list ran out. Not so funny now, eh, Mongolia-man?

WONDER HOW MUMPS SPREAD?  ASK CLAUDE GIROUX

PARTING SHOT

MacT

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG % ThisWk Past4Wk
C 31 27 3 1 55 37 378 34.4 0.887 3-0 11-1
F 31 25 6 0 50 35 383 34.8 0.806 3-0 11-0
D 31 22 9 0 44 30 376 34.2 0.710 2-1 8-4
V 31 16 12 3 35 34 330 30.0 0.565 2-1 7-4
R 30 17 12 1 35 26 309 28.1 0.583 1-1 6-5
H 31 16 15 0 32 19 302 27.5 0.516 0-3 2-10
Z 30 16 14 0 32 32 291 26.5 0.533 2-0 4-7
E 31 15 15 1 31 26 282 25.6 0.500 2-1 8-3
O 30 12 16 2 26 25 284 25.8 0.433 0-2-1 4-5-2
T 31 9 18 4 22 25 285 25.9 0.355 1-1-1 4-6-1
G 30 10 19 1 21 24 288 26.2 0.350 0-2 2-9
S 30 4 26 0 8 23 191 17.4 0.133 1-2 2-9
J 31 3 27 1 7 16 176 16.0 0.113 0-3 2-8-1

Week 12 — Christmas Special

Week 12 Happenings:

  • T-Man, Erty, & Orv share top week with 30 points, but only $40 goes 3-0
  • Cordy & 6 tied for 1st with 48 points; C gets the nod for now with 2 more player points
  • Fulty has the 2nd best week with 29 points but plays the 3 guys who had 30
  • EZ goes 0-3, falls from 5th to 8th
  • POTW honours shared by 2 D-Man (Visnovsky & Karlsson), a tender (Luongo), and a goon (Staubitz) all who registered 6 points
  • Lotto pick-up again, a “5” is rolled and Derko gets another pick
  • GM’s meet at Denny’s, only make one trade (due to lack of rolling papers), and narrowly vote in favour of scrapping the goons and adding a third goalie…… jk. (winky face)

"... and they all have to be on the same team..." some of the inane cross-table banter at Denny's

Week 12 Standings

G

W

L

T

PTS

Past12

PWk

TP

AVG

%

Cordy

36

24

12

0

48

7-5

26

383

31.9

0.667

6

36

24

12

0

48

7-5

23

381

31.8

0.667

Fulty

36

21

12

3

45

7-5

29

397

33.1

0.625

GoJo

36

22

13

1

45

6-6

17

370

30.8

0.625

Orv

36

19

14

3

41

7-3-2

30

360

30.0

0.569

Vinny

36

19

14

3

41

6-5-1

25

338

28.2

0.569

T-Man

36

19

16

1

39

7-4-1

30

351

29.3

0.542

EZ$

36

18

15

3

39

6-6

18

346

28.8

0.542

Erty

36

12

23

1

25

7-5

30

332

27.7

0.347

Haukster

36

12

23

1

25

3-9

23

273

22.8

0.347

Derko

36

12

24

0

24

4-8

27

291

24.3

0.333

Rolffy

36

6

30

0

12

3-9

23

266

22.2

0.167