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Week 22 – So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

The Penultimate week coming up and here’s what we know…

  • Cordy has the OFHL Championship wrapped up if:
    • He wins or ties one game in the next 2 weeks
    • Rolphy loses one game or ties one in the next 2 weeks
  • For Rolphy to win:
    • He has to go 6-0
    • Cordy goes 0-6
    • He makes up the 53 player points he is trailing…

  • Race for 3rd: Fulty is 2 points up on Derko
  • Race for 5th (the last $ spot): T-Man holds a 3 point lead over EZ; 4 over Vinny; 5 over Haukster
  • EZ moves up another spot to sit 6th; 3 weeks ago he sat in 9th
  • The Yakupov Deal (Swap of 1sts) between C (who has T-man’s 1st) & T (who got EZ’s from C) is heating up.
  •  Cordy had the big week with 45 points; also going 3-0 were Derko & EZ
  • T-Man had the 3rd best week but went 1-2
  • Orv had the 3rd worst week but went 2-1
  • As of time of publishing this post, the last pick-up of the year hadn’t been made yet by JBR, but he acknowledged that he was going to grab Team Canada stalwart Taylor Raddysh of TBay

Here is a review of the year’s pick-ups (note: some have already been dropped…)

1 Orv Panik CH
2 Orv Shore DL
3 R&S Beauvillier NYI
4 Orv Marchessault FLA
5 R&S Skjei NYR
6 R&S Hartman CHI
7 R&S Sproul DET
8 Stifler Sorokin NI
9 Stifler Arvidsson NS
10 T-Man Kaprizov MN
11 JBR C Brown TO
12 R&S Greenway MN
13 Orv Parsons CGY
14 Fulty Guentzel PT
15 R&S Sheary PT
16 JBR Steel AH
17 GoJo Berube NI
18 R&S LeBanc SJ
19 R&S Fischer ARZ
20 R&S Myers PH
21 JBR Raddysh TB

PLAYER OF THE WEEK+

Cordy’s Malkin PT could have got the nod with his  Gordie Howe hat-trick (if you want to call that a fight) but Erik Karlsson OT had 9 points for the POTW. Here are a few POTW beauties, some past, some present.

One of these guys looks like he's still playing. The other looks like he's enjoyed "Unlimited Poutine."

One of these guys looks like he’s still playing. The other looks like he’s enjoying his “Unlimited Poutine.”

Fulty was scouting Benn way back when.

Kucherov was co-POTW last week. The guy is rolling right now. He can do no wrong.

SHRAPNEL

Rolphy hits the small screen with his debut on Timber Kings. He now may have enough money to upgrade his “shaggin’ wagon” seen back left.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 66 55 10 1 111 45 773 35.1 0.841
Rolphy 66 48 15 3 99 28 720 32.7 0.750
Fulty 66 43 19 4 90 28 693 31.5 0.682
Derko 66 44 22 0 88 31 671 30.5 0.667
T-Man 66 35 28 3 73 30 651 29.6 0.553
eZ 66 34 30 2 70 28 673 30.6 0.530
Vinny 66 34 31 1 69 27 613 27.9 0.523
Haukster 66 33 31 2 68 30 622 28.3 0.515
GoJo 66 29 34 3 61 26 599 27.2 0.462
Erty 66 26 37 3 55 23 553 25.1 0.417
Stifler 66 21 42 3 45 23 544 24.7 0.341
Orv 66 18 45 3 39 24 507 23.0 0.295
JBR 66 16 47 3 35 23 505 23.0 0.265
R&S 66 10 55 1 21 22 410 18.6 0.159

PARTING SHOT

Here is a refresher on the Playoff Rules (this is done even though I know one of you will text at the end of the 1st playoff week and ask if we are updating our rosters or just playing the same guys for 2 weeks….don’t be “that guy.”)

  • 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

Spring Break is coming. If you’re going skiing, be careful in the trees. This guy just skied between two trees — no wipe-out. His friends now call him “Lip Stick.”

“The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom.” Treebeard – Lord of the Rings

Until next week…

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Week 17 – Super Amazing!

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A Comeback for the Ages! Love ’em or hate ’em, Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots are incredible. What a game! Way better than the commercials.

Whatever happened at half-time definitely worked. Brady came out firing. Probably didn’t spend his half-time like Len Dawson of the KC Chiefs did back in Super Bowl I.

Down by 4 at the half, Len Dawson smokes up and has a Fresca. Lost by 25 to the Packers.

Down by 4 at the half, Len Dawson has a smoke & a Fresca in preparation for the 2nd half. Lost by 25 to the Packers.

Anyways…on with our show.

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Best of the week: T-Man with 46 pts.
  • 3-0 weeks for T-Man, Cordy, Fulty, & Stifler
  • Movers: Derko’s up 1 spot, as is T-Man. Stifler jumps up 2 spots and is now out of the bottom 3.
  • T-Man has moved up 5 spots (from 10th to 5th) in 4 weeks.
  • T-Man is on a 14-0-1 run.
  • Stifler’s on an 8-3-1 run.
  • Big Trade on Sunday: T-man trades Jenner CB, Sergachev MT, Samsonov WS & Rolphy’s 2017 1st rounder to Ren & Stimpy for Condon OT & their 2018 1st rounder
  • JBR used his pick-up to grab Sam Steel (Ducks 1st rounder ’17) who is ripping up the WHL with the Regina Pats.
  • Pick -up for this week is a lottery: 1,2,3 goes to R&S, 4,5 goes to JBR, 6 goes to Orv…. and it’s a …..no way,.. it’s a 6. So the pick-up goes to Orv. Bring your offers.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nobody could top 6 points for the week so the POTW goes to: Granlund MN, Marchand BO, Karlsson OT, Pietrangelo ST, Ward CR, and Backstrom WS

Backstorm? Seriously?

Backstorm? Seriously?

Known as “Headband Henry,’ Boucha was the 1970s poster-boy for concussion elimination as he faithfully wore the NHLs first concussion helmet known as the “Bjorn Borg Wimbeldon Edition.”

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SHRAPNEL

Speaking of shrapnel, here’s a list of Shae Weber’s victims.

Get outta the way!

Get outta the way!

Still some hangovers from All-Star Weekend.

Bryzgalov is back in the game. Not sure what his role is.

Just a reminder that he is “not scared of bear; just bear in forest.”

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Want more of Bryz?

Russian Math reminded me of this classic Kassian & Bieksa encounter back in their ‘nuck days.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 51 43 8 0 86 43 583 34.3 0.843
R 51 37 12 2 76 30 556 32.7 0.745
D 51 35 16 0 70 38 528 31.1 0.686
F 51 33 16 2 68 41 536 31.5 0.667
T 51 27 22 2 56 46 492 28.9 0.549
V 51 27 23 1 55 25 485 28.5 0.539
H 51 26 23 2 54 41 483 28.4 0.529
G 51 24 24 3 51 27 465 27.4 0.500
Z 51 23 27 1 47 23 496 29.2 0.461
E 51 22 28 1 45 23 428 25.2 0.441
S 51 15 34 2 32 33 400 23.5 0.314
O 51 13 35 3 29 28 399 23.5 0.284
J 51 13 36 2 28 27 396 23.3 0.275
R&S 51 8 42 1 17 15 303 17.8 0.167

PARTING SHOT

Think Bettman’s hated?

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That’s a handful, now.

That’s it. Enjoy your week.

Week 2 – Oui R Awl Kanukz!

THE WEEKLY RANT

Fulty accosted me in the liquor store Friday, pointed to the logo on his hat, and said the page better show some love for the hottest team in the NHL.  Not sure this is what he had in mind.

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Anyways, it’s about time we see some Canadian teams up top the standings. Hopefully there are a few of them playing in April/May/June.

In the OFHL this week:

  • Haukster & Fulty tie for the big week with 40 points
  • Fulty & Vinny are still perfect with 6-0 records
  • Stifler had the stinky week with 19 points
  • Ren & Stimpy have wins in both weeks
  • Orv had the first pick up of the year and grabbed red-hot Richard Panik of CH.  F
  • The Week 2 pick-up goes to Orv again. Rumor is that with Jon Quick out for a while, LA Kings might be dressing their goalie coach Bill Ranford. A better pick-up option than Kings back-ups Budaj or Zatkoff?

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

POTW honors could have gone to PK for showing up to his home opener in this…

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Three players tied with 8 points for the most this week: JBR’s Cam Talbot EDM, Rolphy’s Brent Burns SJ, & Haukster’s Mike Green DT.

But POTW has gotta go to the ageless Jaromir Jagr. The 44-year-old scored his 750th goal in the NHL on Thursday, becoming only the third playing in history to hit the mark, joining Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801). Had Jagr not left for the KHL in 2008, playing three seasons in Russia, he’d have passed Howe by now.

The #5 pick in 1990 behind Nolan, Nedved, Primeau, & Ricci

The #5 pick in 1990 behind Nolan, Nedved, Primeau, & Ricci.

1990! The year Brett Hull scored 72, Gretzky had 102 assists, The Simpsons began, and Vanilla Ice & MC Hammer were rockin’ your Walkmans.

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SHRAPNEL

When Nic Dowd of the Kings got 2 points against the ‘nucks on Saturday night, The Score app recorded him as “N. Dowd” which we all imagined was his pornstar name. Ranks right up there with other NHLers, Hakan Loob, Randy Wood, & Ron Tugnutt. Then there’s baseball’s Randy Johnson, NASCAR’s Dick Trickle, football’s Dick Butkus, and even Canada’s IOC rep, Dick Pound. C’mon parents! Think about the name.

The Oilers & Jets met in the Heritage Classic on Sunday. “Classic” because it wasn’t -35 outside.

Look at the way Captain Connor grabbed Lil Nugey's hand to lead him away from the impending danger that is Dustin Byfuglien. That's leadership, my friends. That's the kind of guy we want leading this franchise out of the dark days. What a gentleman. 4) THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

Captain Connor grabs Lil Nugey’s hand to lead him away from the impending danger that is Dustin Byfuglien. That’s leadership, my friends. 

Also in Winnipeg… Patrick Laine was asked if he can keep up his goal-a-game pace and pass his idol, Teemu Selanne, who scored 76 goals in his rookie season…”What was Teemu’s rookie record again? Ok. No problem. So, I can have six off-games.”

In Real Estate News…

T-Man recently had the reality check of selling his home in the Cariboo and purchasing in the megatropolis of Abbotsford. And while that’s a step up in house prices, it’s nothing like Vancouver proper. The Province like to compare the house prices of various celebrity homes to the YVR market. They recently gave this comparison:

Want to buy a house in Vancouver? This modest little Dunbar area gem will put you back about 5 Million. But it has a new roof and fruit trees.

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Or, for roughly the same dollar you can grab one of Frank Sinatra’s old haunts just outside Palm Springs. It only has nine bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, and is on just seven-and-a-half acres, but it’s still pretty cool, and is on top of a mountain. Check it:

Best Seat in the Dog House – The Preds opened up against the Hawks last Friday and it was the kind of game that kept fans begging for more. Or begging for treats. Or for squeaky toys. At least in one case.

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Jersey Fouls – A junior hockey team in Trenton, Ontario wore these Harambe themed jerseys this week…..

The best part about these jerseys is the matching shorts have a special velcro flap over the crotch. Because, you know.

The best part about these jerseys is the matching shorts have a special velcro flap over the crotch. Because, you know.

TRUMP FACT CHECKER

Seeing as the US Election is only days away, It’s time to expose some of Trump’s claims:

  1. Ukraine was not Frasier’s brother on the show “Frasier.”
  2. Game of Thrones is not an adult version of musical chairs.
  3. Jackson Browne is only one person.
  4. Malaysia is not the female version of Asia.
  5. Pop tarts do not cause ‘splosions.
  6. Boeing is a company, not a sound effect
  7. Jersey Governor Chris Christie was never in the show “Three’s Company.”
  8. Garfunkel is not Garfield’s black cousin.

CUT-DOWN DAY COMING

Every GM will have to cut their rosters to 30 players on Nov 6, which will be the end of wk 4.  At that point you’ll have:

  • 13 in your lineup for that week
  • 12 on the bench
  • 5 on the prospect list (check the rules for their eligibility)

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Fulty 6 6 0 0 12 40 70 35.0 1.000
Vinny 6 6 0 0 12 34 66 33.0 1.000
Cordy 6 4 2 0 8 30 56 28.0 0.667
JBR 6 4 2 0 8 25 53 26.5 0.667
Haukster 6 3 2 1 7 40 59 29.5 0.583
Rolphy 6 3 2 1 7 35 55 27.5 0.583
Ren&Stimpy 6 2 3 1 5 23 43 21.5 0.417
Stifler 6 2 3 1 5 19 38 19.0 0.417
eZ 6 2 4 0 4 27 51 25.5 0.333
Erty 6 2 4 0 4 34 50 25.0 0.333
Derko 6 2 4 0 4 22 45 22.5 0.333
GoJo 6 1 4 1 3 32 49 24.5 0.250
T-Man 6 1 4 1 3 24 41 20.5 0.250
Orv 6 1 5 0 2 22 36 18.0 0.167

PARTING SHOT

Getting Ready for Halloween?

Cordy's #1 D-Man

That Black Swan is Cordy’s #1 D-Man

That’s it. GO CUBS!

Week 16 – Super Week

RAMBLINGS

Long week is finally over and ends with a great Super Bowl game – Looks like Erty took $10 from Haukster, probably the only money he’ll see from another GM this year as he’s falling out of the race for that last $$$ spot.

Fulty is stretching this out now by 9 points on Cordy, while Cordy is 11 up on Derko.

Pick-up goes to lottery again and a “4” is rolled meaning JBR gets the week 16 pick-up

Orv got weepy during most of the Super Bowl commercials, but this one was a classic. (extended cut)

POTW

Should go to Erik Karlsson with his 9 points but it goes to Ovie with his tribute to Larry Robinson’s hockey-hair

Ovietribute to Larry Robinson

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG % ThisWk Past4Wk
F 45 38 7 0 76 59 587 36.7 0.844 3-0 10-1
C 45 33 11 1 67 44 538 33.6 0.744 2-1 4-7
D 44 28 16 0 56 42 554 34.6 0.636 1-1 5-6
H 45 27 17 1 55 50 484 30.3 0.611 3-0 10-1
R 44 27 16 1 55 38 478 29.9 0.625 1-1 8-3
Z 45 25 20 0 50 45 452 28.3 0.556 3-0 8-4
E 46 24 21 1 49 39 443 27.7 0.533 0-3 6-6
V 45 21 20 4 46 39 465 29.1 0.511 2-0 4-6-1
O 44 18 23 3 39 34 430 26.9 0.443 1-2 4-6-1
T 45 16 24 5 37 41 450 28.1 0.411 1-2 6-5
G 45 16 28 1 33 37 441 27.6 0.367 1-2 5-7
J 45 5 39 1 11 28 292 18.3 0.122 0-3 2-9
S 44 4 40 0 8 27 284 17.8 0.091 0-3 0-11

 

 

DERKO, OFHL CHAMPION 2013-2014!

The 2013-14 Season Concludes With Team Derko On Top

1st Place- DERKO (104 points) wins his 2nd OFHL title, duplicating his 2009-2010 performance (does he only win in Olympic years?) and becomes the 3rd multiple winner of OFHL crowns, joining the company of T-Man (I know, hard to believe Sweatpant Woody has won twice) and Cordy (too many to list in this space here.)  DERKO looked destined for a repeat of last year’s 2nd place result and a re-grip on the cup that bears his name, but a resurgent 2nd half saw DERKO climb from 12 points back with7 weeks to go.  An end to the season that saw him go on a 23-5 run (82.1 winning percentage) was just what he needed to overcome a losing season series against Cordy (2-5).  He did it with strong forwards, d-men, and rook (McKinnon) and a shored-up goaltending position as a late trade with Orvy brought Ryan Miller in to stop the Musical Game of Thrones that was Derko’s goaltenders. Derko loses Miller this year, but if he can figure out that situation, the Napkin might have to put him in top spot next year.  (Payout: $180 & The OFHL Championship Trophy) 2005_0091 copy

2nd – CORDY (98 points) ended with most player points but had an epic collapse that only the Toronto Maple Leafs could understand.  A mediocre 8-9 Post-Olympic run hit hard and he couldn’t recover.  Late trades didn’t work in his favour.  Loses solid vets but cupboard isn’t bare, however, and he looks to be back to challenge next year. (Payout: $120 & The Derko Cup)

3rd – HAUKSTER (90 points)was in the mix early but never recovered from a mid-season stumble.  Loses a strong vet core; retains strong keepers. (Payout: $80 and doesn’t have to touch the Derko Cup)

4th – EZ (89 points) finished one point behind Haukster and had 3rd most player points.  Very consistent season – sat in 4th or 5th for most of the year. Solid tenders and D-Men going forward and doesn’t lose much in vet dept. (Payout: $40)

He's worked hard and now it's EZ money!

He’s worked hard and now it’s EZ money!

5th – Fulty (84 points) was in the mix early but had a few hiccups.  Good young crop will challenge for years to come.

6th – Erty (70 points) rode Franzen at vet all year. ’nuff said.

7th – T-Man (60 points) drove around with the OFHL Championship trophy in the trunk of his car for most of the year. Hostage situation was resolved with peaceful exchange in Heffley Creek pub parking lot.

8th – Vinny (56 points) managed to cling to the Vinny Table for one more year.

9th – Orv (52 points) can legitimately blame his season on injuries; mostly bad management, but injuries as well.

10th – GoJo (48 points) was last year’s champ.  He went for it.  He won it. The rebuild is on.

11th – Rolphy (41 points) What’s one more Unicorn tattoo?

 

PAST OFHL WINNERS

2013OFHL CHAMP – GoJo

DERKO CUP – Derko

2012 – OFHL CHAMP – Cordy

DERKO CUP – GoJo

2011 – OFHL CHAMP – T-Man

DERKO CUP – GoJo

2010 – OFHL CHAMP – Derko

DERKO CUP – GoJo

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

SCORING LEADERS    
  Top 10 & Ties by Position
FORWARDS
1 Sidney Crosby PIT 104
2 Ryan Getzlaf ANA 87
3 Claude Giroux PHI 86
4 Tyler Seguin DAL 84
5 Corey Perry ANA 82
6 Phil Kessel TOR 80
Taylor Hall EDM 80
8 Alex Ovechkin WSH 79
Joe Pavelski SJS 79
Jamie Benn DAL 79
Nicklas Backstrom WSH 79
D-MEN
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 94
2 Shea Weber NSH 79
3 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 76
4 Victor Hedman TBL 68
5 Duncan Keith CHI 67
6 P.K. Subban MTL 63
7 Keith Yandle PHX 61
8 Mark Giordano CGY 61
9 Alex Pietrangelo STL 59
10 Oliver Ekman-Larsson PHX 59
GOALIES
1 Marc-Andre Fleury PIT 93
Antti Niemi SJS 93
3 Semyon Varlamov COL 92
Tuukka Rask BOS 92
5 Ben Bishop TBL 91
6 Kari Lehtonen DAL 86
7 Carey Price MTL 85
8 Henrik Lundqvist NYR 81
Steve Mason PHI 81
10 Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ 79
ROOKIE
1 Nathan MacKinnon COL 63
2 Ondrej Palat TBL 59
3 Tyler Johnson TBL 50
4 Torey Krug BOS 40
5 Nick Bjugstad FLA 38
6 Chris Kreider NYR 37
7 Alex Chiasson DAL 35
8 Sean Monahan CGY 34
Valeri Nichushkin DAL 34
Mark Scheifele WPG 34

So MacKinnon, Fleury, Niemi, Crosby, and Karlsson all led their respective categories, but scouts & GMs are drooling over the up and coming phenom from West Fraser

#5 from West Fraser was a stats leader in several categories, none of which had anything to do with hockey.

#5 from West Fraser was a stats leader in several categories, none of which had anything to do with hockey.

FINAL STANDINGS 2013-14

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

Derko 72 52 20 0 104 43 884 34.0 0.722
Cordy 72 48 22 2 98 27 886 34.1 0.681
Haukster 72 43 25 4 90 28 817 31.4 0.625
EZ 72 43 26 3 89 29 847 32.6 0.618
Fulty 72 40 28 4 84 22 828 31.8 0.583
Erty 72 33 35 4 70 29 767 29.5 0.486
T-Man 72 28 40 4 60 24 734 28.2 0.417
Vinny 72 26 42 4 56 32 742 28.5 0.389
Orv 72 24 44 4 52 28 699 26.9 0.361
GoJo 72 23 47 2 48 28 741 28.5 0.333
Rolphy 72 18 49 5 41 27 656 25.2 0.285

Thanks boys! It’s been a great year!