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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 23: Cordy Crowned Champ With One Week to Go!

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.

The Party has started at The Dirty Dangler Brewpub in Russet Bluff

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.

Third Tier:

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.

Kronwall makes his “fartin’ face.”

Proof

Ah, fart jokes. Always funny.

SHRAPNEL

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
1 Keller AZ Derko
2 Puljujarvi ED JBR
3 Chabot OT Orv
4 McAvoy BO R&S
5 Eriksson Ek MN Vinny
6 Nylander BF R&S
7 Strome AZ Orv
8 Barzal NI Haukster
9 Sergachev MT R&S
10 Dubois CBJ Haukster

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 10 7
Orv 8 7
JBR 7 6
Derko 6 6
Haukster 5 3
eZ 5 3
Cordy 3 3
Rolphy 3 2
Fulty 3 1
Erty 3 0
T-Man 2 2
Vinny 2 2
Stifler 2 0
GoJo 1 0

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.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 69 58 10 1 117 41 814 35.4 0.848
Rolphy 69 51 15 3 105 34 754 32.8 0.761
Fulty 69 45 20 4 94 41 734 31.9 0.681
Derko 69 46 23 0 92 33 704 30.6 0.667
T-Man 69 38 28 3 79 50 701 30.5 0.572
Haukster 69 35 32 2 72 34 656 28.5 0.522
Vinny 69 35 33 1 71 27 640 27.8 0.514
eZ 69 34 33 2 70 25 698 30.3 0.507
GoJo 69 29 37 3 61 21 620 27.0 0.442
Erty 69 26 40 3 55 28 581 25.3 0.399
Stifler 69 23 43 3 49 31 575 25.0 0.355
JBR 69 19 47 3 41 39 544 23.7 0.297
Orv 69 18 48 3 39 21 528 23.0 0.283
R&S 69 10 58 1 21 23 433 18.8 0.152

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
  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

That’s it. Have a good week, and….

 

Week 23

RAMBLINGS

Cordy, Fulty , and Rolphy were all perfect 3-0.  Fulty’s Sunday Miracles continue as he beat eZ by 1 point (thank you OEL!) which could be huge in a few weeks.

Races:

  • For 1st: Fulty remains a game up on Cordy and also holds the Player Points tie-break
  • For 3rd: Derko has Rolphy by one point; Haukster falling off the pace
  • For a better draft pick between Orv & T-Man: Orv keeps falling and that helps T-Man – what if it is a lottery winner? What do you think of that, Steve Buscemi?

buschemi

  • For 1st Draft Pick 2015: The Great Turtle Race saw no change this week, but the two turtles play each other next week in the McDavid Cup. What do you think of that, Steve Buscemi?

POTW

It should go to Carey Price with 8 points, but the Hamburglar story won’t go away. Andrew Hammond is 13-0-1 with 2 shut-outs (1.65 GAA, .947 save %) Nice! Good pick-up but too bad he’s a UFA at the end of the season, JBR. Just Kidding.

Hamburglar

SATELLITE DEBRIS

Here’s the picture T-Man was telling as about the other day. It’s of Guy Lafleur and the Montreal Forum crowd saluting each other in 1981 after Lafleur’s 1,000th NHL point. It’s a great photo for a number of reasons, not the least of which is 15-year-old Mario Lemieux applauding over Lafleur’s right shoulder.

Do I see a 4 year old Jonathan Toews in this photo?

Is that a Young George Stroumboulopoulos smoking-up in the top right corner?

Throw Back Thursday allows Twitter & Facebook users to post old pics. Usually it’s pictures of geeky kids with bad haircuts….. no names, Fulty. Jim Craig takes #TBT to another level.

jim craig

It’s March Madness (best time to watch hoops) and this was the greatest moment of opening day. Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter hits the game-winning three-pointer with three seconds left to beat Baylor 57-56. His dad, head coach Ron Hunter at the middle left of your screen, falls off his chair:

Keeping with Basketball….HE GOT NAME!

In Canadian basketball, it turns out a star player for the Medicine Hat College Rattlers goes by the name of Guilherme Carbagiale Fuck. It’s an unusual name, but he doesn’t give a you-know-what.

"Well, it's 40 below, and I don't give a........"

“Well, it’s 40 below, and I don’t give a Guilherme Carbagiale….”

Must be awful for the in-game announcer who probably has to shout “Fuck for three!” in front of children.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG % ThisWk Past4Wk
F 65 51 13 1 103 41 818 35.6 0.792 3-0 7-4-1
C 65 49 13 3 101 40 793 34.5 0.777 3-0 9-2-1
D 65 42 23 0 84 32 795 34.6 0.646 2-1 8-4
R 65 41 23 1 83 37 706 30.7 0.638 3-0 8-4
H 65 38 25 2 78 23 684 29.7 0.600 0-2 5-5-1
Z 65 34 30 1 69 40 671 29.2 0.531 2-1 6-5
E 66 33 32 1 67 22 628 27.3 0.508 1-2 5-7
T 65 30 29 6 66 23 688 29.9 0.508 0-3 7-4
V 65 29 31 5 63 27 645 28.0 0.485 2-1 6-4-1
O 65 27 35 3 57 24 618 26.9 0.438 1-2 5-7
G 66 26 39 1 53 29 638 27.7 0.402 2-1 7-5
S 65 5 58 2 12 24 437 19.0 0.092 0-3 0-11-1
J 66 5 59 2 12 15 439 19.1 0.091 0-3 0-11-1

GO ZAGS!

Sweet Sixteen!

Sweet Sixteen Baby!