WEEK 1 STANDINGS
|TIER 1||TIER 2||TIER 3|
- Derko, GoJo, & Orv lead the race for an extra draft pick at the halfway point
- Wm. Karlsson (ORV) went nuts with 9 points
- The only change from last years playoffs to this years sees Haukster and Rolphy switch tiers
- A group of GMs met last week and decided a 3rd round pick for the tier 3 winner was too rich. We have decided to award this prize instead:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Has to go to Scott Foster of the Hawks. The accountant/emergency goalie got 14 minutes of play and didn’t let one shot sneak by.
They’ve already made hockey cards for the guy.
Things to know about Scott Foster:
- He was coming off a full day’s work, and had to be back in the office for 8am the next day
- He was PERFECT: Foster’s NHL stat line: 1W | 14:01 TOI | 7 SA | 0.0 GAA | 1.00 SV%.
- He was named the night’s first star
- Most importantly, He lived every beer leaguers dream. “So you’re saying there’s a chance…”
MOST IMPROVED TEAM FOR 2018 IS HAUKSTER!
Haukster’s winning % jumped up 0.178 to rank as the biggest increase over last year. Derko was next with 0.138, followed by JBR with 0.098. Where did all teams rate?
|Haukster did best||0.178|
|Derko did a bit better||0.138|
|Vinny did marginally better||0.011|
|R&S: marginally worse||-0.002|
|Cordy took a dump||-0.218|
|Rolphy took a massive dump||-0.364|
The Hockey News came out with their Future Watch 2018 last week. Here’s how each OFHL franchise rates (and their 2017 stats):
|Top 50 – 2018||2017|
Here’s the Top 10
|THN FUTURE WATCH 2018|
|TOP 10||PLAYER||OFHL TEAM|
Some Good Reads
Hal Gill gives us Four Pretty Good Hockey Stories. Players Tribune
Tired of the NHL Playoff format? Here’s a fresh take: The FIEGI System, or F* It! Everyone Gets In.
Cordy: 2016-17 OFHL Champ!
There’s still a week to go in the regular season, but Cordy wrapped up his 10th OFHL Championship and first since 2011-12.
Cordy finally relinquishes his 3-year hold on The Derko Cup and will pass that down to Rolphy as The Big Rig has locked down 2nd spot.
There are still a few things to be decided this coming week. The battle for 3rd will be decided as Fulty sits just 2 points ahead of Derko.
T-Man (who had the top week with 50 points) will take the 5th money spot as with 79 points he can’t catch anyone or be caught. Pretty good for a guy who is managing his team from Thailand.
Here’s a refresher on the $ spots:
- 1st place $200,
- 2nd place $140,
- 3rd place $100,
- 4th place $60,
- 5th place $40
These five teams will also be in the playoffs together for the 5th round draft pick.
The Second Tier:
Looks like this level is set with Haukster, Vinny, EZ, and GoJo all solidly in the Lottery spots. There is a mathematical chance that Erty could be caught by a late-surging Stifler, but a lot of things would have to align for that to happen. This tier will playoff for a 4th round pick.
JBR jumped ahead of Orv this week as Orv’s parabolic season continues (and it’s a negative parabola)
Ren & Stimpy hold down the basement spot and will round out the bottom 4 who will playoff for the 3rd round pick in next year’s draft.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JBR had a huge week with the help of 8 points from Talbot ED, but it was Marchand BO who helped JBR jump over ORV in the standings with a 9 point week
HOCKEY CARD OF THE WEEK
It’s been a rumor amongst NHL forwards that Nik Kronwall suffers from a severely odoriferous case of on-ice flatulence, brought on by his pre-game routine of raw broccoli, coffee, and crab cakes. He vehemently disputes it, but the truth is evident.
Ah, fart jokes. Always funny.
The Hockey News came out with their Future Watch 2017 last week. Here’s how each OFHL franchise rates:
|THN FUTURE WATCH|
|TOP 10||PLAYER||OFHL TEAM|
|5||Eriksson Ek MN||Vinny|
Ren & Stimpy have 3 of the Top 10 (drafted one, traded for the other 2.) Orv & Haukster also have reason to think things are looking up with 2 each in the Top 10.
Here’s a look at the number of Top 100 Prospects each team has, and how many Top 50 each has.
|Prospects in the Top 100||In the Top 50|
R&S have a stable full of prospects, while GoJo looks like he could use a solid draft; grab more Bjorkstrand’s and stay away from the Luongos and Sedins.
THE END IS NIGH
One week left, then playoffs:
- 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
- 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 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
That’s it. Have a good week, and….
It’s not crystal clear, but things are starting to align;
- GoJo had the big week with 35, but Fulty’s 33 helped him go 3-0 and grab hold of first again
- Cordy, Derko, & Rolphy all stumbled
- Cordy got a grand total of “zero” from his goalies
- Derko still sits in 3rd, 2 points up on Rolphy
- Rolphy & Derko each lost to Fulty
- Fulty’s number to clinch is 5 – either his wins or Cordy’s losses
- EZ, T-Man and Vinny all went 3-0
- Erty, T-Man & GoJo are in a tight battle for 5th with only 5 points separating them
- JBR took the season series over Stifler 4-2
GET TO KNOW ME!
Time to get to know your OFHL Franchises. This week’s spotlight…. TEAM ORV
Orv’s favorite 90’s rock band, “King’s X” is in the spotlight this week. This goes back 25 years.
- 19th season of operation
- 1st season: 1997-98 (8th – last place – 0.278)
- Came in with expansion cousin Warren Asuchak (WAsu always considered the season a success if he finished ahead of Orv)
- Worst finish: 11th (last) 2002 – 0.346. But the next year…
- Orv became the only OFHL team to ever go “worst to first”
- Best finish: OFHL Champion (2003 – 0.810%)
- 1st selection: Yogi Svejkovsky WS – 7th overall 1997 draft
- 1st pick-up: Jason Allison BO, Nov ’97.
- 1st trade: with GoJo – Sent Svehla FL to GoJo for Emerson CR, Sheppard FL, & a 5th
- Highest pick: 2014 – Took Sam Reinhart BF 1st overall
- 1st overalls he traded away:
- 1998 – Orv traded the 1st to Rob who picked Lecavalier TB
- 2002 – Orv traded the 1st to Wendell who picked Theodore MT
- 2006 – Orv traded the 1st to Pocock who picked Kane CH
The Hockey News came out with their Future Watch edition and while they ranked the Arizona Coyotes #1 and NYR #30, here are the OFHL Grades:
Grade/ GM/ # of players in Top 75 Future/ # of U21’s already in NHL/ Total / Rank in Top 75 or U21 already in NHL
(Places and grades decided by a select group of GMs under the influence of several IPAs)
Sadly, now they’re mostly this…
POTW – Dubnyk MN gets 8 points for team GoJo
Ever wonder how big & bad the Big, Bad Bruins” really were.
That’s it, enjoy the races for places. Hey, that rhymed.
Coming up: The Penultimate Week