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.
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.
Tier 3 – The Bottom Feeders Division
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.
JBR is all over this. Stifler isn’t.
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
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|
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?
March Madness wraps up on Monday night with Gonzaga Bulldogs up against North Carolina. Go Zags!
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.
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….
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.
- 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?
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Must be awful for the in-game announcer who probably has to shout “Fuck for three!” in front of children.