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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…

Week 21 – Deadline Day

Trade Deadline Deals

TSN Deadline Day was pretty much a bust, but in the early hours of Sunday morning, a major trade did take place. Orv traded Max Domi AZ and the pick up to R&S for Rolphy’s 1st, Jordan Greenway MN, R&S 5th, and Andrew Shaw MT. Here’s an insight to the anatomy of an OFHL Deadline Day trade…Plus some other ramblings which make this NSFW

Love how he asks for a 2nd, then immediately gets excited about them having EZ’s 5th. And that solidified things.

Consider this… that hand he used to shake for the confirmation of the deal, was the same one that he had deep in his pants at the beginning of the first video…. just sayin’

TSN Deadline Day wasn’t a complete bust. Bryzgalov was given  a microphone and came up with these gems:

  • “When I hear my voice, it sounds disgusting.” —upon listening to playback from his first segment
  • “Because they know I will become a starter.” – on why no NHL GM is giving him a shot to play backup
  • “Guys! Breaking news! Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry broke up.”
  • “Guys! A question! Is chicken meat? Or is it a bird?”
  • “Good for him. Lots of sun. Ocean. Play the beach ball with Jaromir Jagr.” — on Thomas Vanek’s trade to Florida
  • “My name is Ilya Bryzgalov. I’m your new leader. Let’s go.” — on how he introduced himself to his new teammates
  • “I’m an old-school guy. I believe in oil and gas. I don’t want to save money. I want to spend money. More money I spend, better for the economy.”
  • “He going to continue riding his horses and enjoying his farm. Catch the scorpion and train the rattlesnake.” – on Shane Doan still untraded at 3 p.m.
  • “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I don’t have contract. I’m here as guest.” — upon learning that Sportsnet’s broadcast goes until 6 p.m.bryz_tsn

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Big week to Cordy with 44 points
  • He and Erty went 3-0
  • Rolphy went 2-1 and fell 7 points behind Cordy for 1st
  • Haukster had 10 points on Sunday to pass Rolphy and stop his run of 3 perfect weeks
  • T-Man strengthened his hold on the last $ spot moving 6 points up on Vinny
  • eZ jumped up one spot to 7th
  • Orv traded his pick-up to R&S who grabbed Philippe Myers from the Q.
  • This is the last pick up of the year. R&S get 123, JBR gets 45, Orv gets 6…… and it’s a “5” so JBR gets to make the last pick-up of the season.
  • Three weeks remaining in the regular season and then the 2 weeks of playoffs.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

With Bryzgalov in the spotlight it’s not surprising that the POTWs are Russian, and one’s even a goalie.

The honour should go to Kucherov from Team Erty & EZ’s Bobrovsky who each hit 9 points, but Donny McLeod’s hockey card trumps them all.

Don "Smokie" McLeod was born in Trail.

Don “Smokie” McLeod was born in Trail BC at the height of the “Cominco Smelter Dispute.” He was fearless in goal and it was said, quite correctly, that he must have “had lead & zinc (and trace amounts of other carcinogens) running through his veins.”

Keeping with the ‘tenders… remember these glorious days of hockey?

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Clarke probably started it all, but there he is, top left, innocently admiring his creation.

And these “Even More Gloriouser” days….

OFHL's 1st season.

OFHL’s 1st season.

SHRAPNEL

NHL has now licensed Beanie babies…

Zuccarello after an allergic reaction.

Zuccarello after an allergic reaction.

From the Grammar Police

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STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 21

Green – in the Money

Blue – Vinny Tablers

Red – Bottom Feeders

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 63 52 10 1 105 44 728 34.7 0.833
Rolphy 63 48 13 2 98 35 692 33.0 0.778
Fulty 63 41 19 3 85 24 665 31.7 0.675
Derko 63 41 22 0 82 25 640 30.5 0.651
T-Man 63 34 26 3 71 37 621 29.6 0.563
Vinny 63 32 30 1 65 24 586 27.9 0.516
eZ 63 31 30 2 64 37 645 30.7 0.508
Haukster 63 31 30 2 64 36 592 28.2 0.508
GoJo 63 28 32 3 59 31 573 27.3 0.468
Erty 63 26 35 2 54 39 530 25.2 0.429
Stifler 63 21 39 3 45 27 521 24.8 0.357
Orv 63 16 44 3 35 19 483 23.0 0.278
JBR 63 16 45 2 34 25 482 23.0 0.270
R&S 63 10 52 1 21 17 388 18.5 0.167

PARTING SHOT

The KHL’s 2017 Gagarin Cup playoffs began last week. Regular season champions SKA St. Petersburg released a hype video, and boy, is there a lot going on.

Nothing says Russian Hockey like a hockey glove-wearing rocker who has no need for a pick; 16 cymbal drummer still wearing his shoulder pads; Datsyuk firing off a cannon, and bullets hitting the floor. Only thing missing was vodka-soaked fans pelting the referees with turnips.

That’s it. Three weeks to go in Regular Season.