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OFHL Regular $eason Ends; Playoffs Begin

REGULAR SEASON WRAP

  • Season ends with Cordy taking the Championship with a 0.813 winning percentage; 2nd highest since his 0.827 16 years ago.
  • Rolphy ended solidly in 2nd and gets to enjoy the Derko Cup all of next year. We expect to see it adorn one of the Horizons HVAC vans ripping around the Cariboo.
  • With Cordy wrapping up the OFHL Championship last weekend, there was really only one race left to decide: the Third Place money.

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  • In the end, Fulty stretched his lead over Derko in the final week and grabbed 3rd spot and the extra $40.
  • T-Man rounded out the 5th & final $ spot. It should be noted that T-Man finished ahead of Derko in player points. Just sayin’.
  • EZ jumped 2 spots in the final week to grab top loser spot and the last lottery spot (which actually belongs to  T-Man)
  • Stifler bests JBR in the Battle of Expansion Cousins
  • Orv finished 2nd last but that just means he will likely get a great lottery pick this yea… wait…what? He traded that pick to T-Man? Oh. Nevermind.
  • A more detailed wrap-up of each GMs season will be released at year end.

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
1. Cordy $200 72 58 13 1 117 29 843 35.1 0.813
2. Rolphy $140 72 53 16 3 109 32 786 32.8 0.757
3. Fulty $100 72 48 20 4 100 44 778 32.4 0.694
4. Derko $60 72 48 24 0 96 29 733 30.5 0.667
5. T-Man $40 72 41 28 3 85 34 735 30.6 0.590
6. eZ 72 37 33 2 76 33 731 30.5 0.528
7. Haukster 72 36 34 2 74 30 686 28.6 0.514
8. Vinny 72 36 35 1 73 29 669 27.9 0.507
9. GoJo 72 30 38 4 64 27 647 27.0 0.444
10. Erty 72 29 40 3 61 34 615 25.6 0.424
11. Stifler 72 24 45 3 51 30 605 25.2 0.354
12. JBR 72 19 49 4 42 27 571 23.8 0.292
13. Orv 72 18 51 3 39 23 551 23.0 0.271
14. R&S 72 10 61 1 21 23 456 19.0 0.146

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Here are the leaders in each category:

Rookie: Matthews TO (Vinny) & Laine WPG (Stifler) 61 points

Vet: Zetterberg DT (Vinny) 62 pts

Forward: McDavid ED (Stifler) 88 pts

D-Man: Burns SJ (Rolphy) 99 pts

And for the 2nd year in a row…

Goal: Holtby WS (Rolphy) 100 pts

Holtby could have been a 3-peater if not for falling to Carey Price back in 2014-15

The Napkin Re-visited

It looked like the napkin would have some validity early in the season, but predicting the final standings of 14 teams seven months before the conclusion is tough work. While the prediction of finish within the top two tiers was relatively close, the bottom tier was almost perfect.

One thing is clear with this prediction business, time spent on the toilet is not directly proportional to your powers of prognostication.

LET THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN!

  • 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 – Cordy, Rolphy, Fulty, Derko, & T-Man
  2. Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4 – eZ, Haukster, Vinny, GoJo, Erty
  3. Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in regular season – Stifler, JBR, Orv, Ren & Stimpy

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

Turn your sound on to really enjoy this… or just imagine Vinny saying “Playoffs?” thirty times.

That’s it boys! Another great season. Let the playoffs begin!

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 1 – What a Start!

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THE WEEKLY RANT

Great time of the year: Hockey starts, football in full swing, Baseball games are meaningful, and the American political situation is providing more comedy than a full season of Saturday Night Live.

  • In the OFHL, Goal scoring is up, Rookies are taking over, and the OFHL welcomed their first couple. Welcome to the fire Ren & Stimpy.
  • Week One begins with a shorty, and 3 ties as there wasn’t a big spread. Parity?
  • Vinny took the big week with 32 points, and while the talk was all Matthews, it was Cam Fowler AH who was his big point guy with 5 pts.
  • Vinny, Fulty, & JBR were a perfect 3-0
  • Stifler didn’t have a great week but is undefeated at 2-0-1
  • ORV had the stinker of a week with 14 pts, but gets to make the first pick-up of the season.
  • The Rookies have been great. Pull-your-RV scores in his first game, as does Laine, Tkachuk runs amuck, and Vinny’s 1st overall pick was pretty good too.  How important was it that Auston Matthews save hockey in Toronto? Just watch…

    Even NASA celebrates Matthews 4 point night. It's THAT important!

    Even NASA celebrates Matthews 4 point night. It’s THAT important!

  • Thanks to Erty for getting Office Pools up and running for another year. The pool is called “OFHL” for the 2016/17 season, password is….

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SHRAPNEL

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The Blackhawks were at the Cubs-Dodgers game Sunday night. Got to meet Andre “Hawk” Dawson, and even sang “Take me out to the Ball Game” at the 7th inning stretch. If you are a fan of hockey players singing terribly, google it. But remember, you’ve been warned.

Moving on…

The Penguins vistited the black guy in the White House recently. They honored him with a jersey. It had number 44 on the back.

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They told him it was because he was the 44th President of the USA, but secretly Barack knew it was because his favorite player was former Pen Rob Brown, he of a still-WHL-record 212 points in the 1986-87 season and 115 points two years later when he played on the same line as one Mario Lemieux.

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Keeping with the Pens….Just when you thought it was all in the past, this is just depressing:

Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion and there is no timetable for his return.

Crosby has missed more than 100 games to concussions in his career, and you have to wonder where that tally will be after 2016-17.

Crosby has missed more than 100 games to concussions in his career, and you have to wonder where that tally will be after 2016-17.

CUT-DOWN DAY

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)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

POTW for week 1 goes to….

Rolphy's favoritest player!

Rolphy’s favoritest player?

Just kidding. Marchand and McDavid each got 6 points, but POTW for week one goes to the new guys. Ren & Stimpy’s 6 point effort from Paul Stastny gets the nod.

Snaggle-tooth had 6pts in 3 games for the POTW honors.

Snaggle-tooth had 6pts in 3 games for the POTW honors.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Vinny 3 3 0 0 6 32 32 32.0 1.000
Fulty 3 3 0 0 6 30 30 30.0 1.000
JBR 3 3 0 0 6 28 28 28.0 1.000
Stifler 3 2 0 1 5 19 19 19.0 0.833
eZ 3 2 1 0 4 24 24 24.0 0.667
Derko 3 2 1 0 4 23 23 23.0 0.667
Rolphy 3 1 1 1 3 20 20 20.0 0.500
R&S 3 1 1 1 3 20 20 20.0 0.500
Cordy 3 1 2 0 2 26 26 26.0 0.333
Haukster 3 0 2 1 1 19 19 19.0 0.167
T-Man 3 0 2 1 1 17 17 17.0 0.167
GoJo 3 0 2 1 1 17 17 17.0 0.167
Erty 3 0 3 0 0 16 16 16.0 0.000
Orvy 3 0 3 0 0 14 14 14.0 0.000

Bring on week 2!

Week 18 Wrap-up

SOUNDTRACK OF THE OFHL

Derko’s choice… he’s hangin’ with the West Coast Rappers this week so it’s apropos. (look it up Orv)

Sort of “Dustin Byfuglien meets Craig Conroy….”

RAMBLINGS

  • There are some races heating up as the top 4 teams are within 9 points of each other
  • T-Man had the big week with 46
  • Vinny had 34 points but didn’t win a game; Erty had 33 points but went 3-0…. that crazy schedule!
  • Cordy’s cooling off (2-4) while Fulty hasn’t lost in a month (11-0)
  • Rolphy’s only lost 2 of his last 15
  • Derko’s only lost 3 of his last 17
  • Erty (6-0 run) jumped ahead of GoJo into 5th
  • Vinny’s had a tough go lately with an 0-8 run
  • Stifler gets the pick-up for week 18
  • McDavid had a 5pt game. Only 78 more of those and he’ll tie Gretzky’s mark.

JERSEY FOULS

Some people don’t deserve a jersey

Release the hate, brother. It's getting expensive.

Release the hate, brother. It’s getting expensive.

But the Kings actually do it right.

Love the yellow!

Love the yellow!

What do you think, Rogie?

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GET TO KNOW ME!

Time to get to know your OFHL Franchises. This week’s spotlight…. TEAM FULTY

  • 9th season of operation
  • 1st season: 2007-2008 (0.398 winning %)
  • Worst finish: 8th (2x) 2011 & 2013
  • Best finish: 1st in 2015 (0.797 %)
  • 1st ever draft pick: Jonathan Bernier LA, 5th overall 2008 draft
  • 1st pick-up: Grachev NR
  • 1st trade: Traded the 1st pick in the ’07 Dispersal (Zetterberg DT) to T-Man for Miller BF, O’Sullivan LA & T’s 1st rd pick (Pominville BF)
  • Highest pick: 1st overall – Nugent-Hopkins ED in 2011
  • Best late pick: Just ask him, he’ll tell you…

POTW

That Hanzal. So hot right now.

Which Hanzal?

Evander Kane could have been POTW; he had a 7 point week thanks to 3 fights with Petrovic.

But it’s a newcomer, Petr Mrazek, the Red Wings ‘tender, whose 9 points helped Team TMan to the top week.

3W, 1SO, & 1 SOL = 9 pts

3W, 1SO, & 1 SOL = 9 pts

STANDINGS

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That’s it for week 18. It’s Craft Beer Festival night Saturday in Williams Lake – 18 Breweries & 55 Beers. Should be a ‘gooder!

Week 3 Update

RAMBLINGS

  • Cordy & Fulty tie for the Big Week with 37
  • Cordy’s in first at 8-0, Fulty also undefeated at 7-0-1
  • Derko & GoJo went 3-0
  • Stifler has the stinky week with 13
  • JBR leads the “Great Auston Matthews Turtle Race” with an 0-9 record
  • JBR grabbed Tobias Reider AZ with the pick up
  • Week 3 pick up went to a Lottery – JBR got #1,2,3 – Durand got 4,5 – Haukster got #6 — and a “4” was rolled so Stifler gets this week’s pick-up
  • Cut-Down Day is Nov 1. Make sure you know the rules/age limits for prospects, etc…

OTHER RAMBLINGS

The Canadian Election is over and we are now blessed to have a drama teacher leading our country. Yes, a “drama teacher.” Bad enough we elected a “teacher,” but a “DRAMA TEACHER?” These are the people who never attend staff meetings unless they need to bitch about who borrowed the box set of Downton Abbey; or that they’re feeling “harassed” because the Chemistry teacher in the room beside them asks if the drama kids could “keep it down a bit” during “Primal Scream Therapy” sessions. C’mon Canada! In what important sector of Canadian society would we say, “We could have a lawyer or an economist lead our organization, but I think it’s time we tried the drama teacher. Oh, and he was also a rafting instructor and camp counselor. Sounds like the perfect leader.”

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Oh well, to be fair, it was time for a change and we will see what the future brings. Besides, his father was pseudo-smart. A having a smart daddy who once was a leader has gotta count for something. No?

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Rant over…

Blue Jays are done and we can now forget about that distraction called baseball, unless you’re a fan of The Simpsons & The World Series? Check out the ad below.

OFHL TROPHIES

Derko forgot to bring the OFHL Championship trophy to the draft, but he did present it to Fulty at Horty’s last week. Here Fulty celebrates in his typical “low-key” style.

Fulty rockin' the two-tone pjs

Fulty rockin’ the two-tone pjs

But it will take Fulty a while to get as many titles as Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Best twitter response, "Is that little green one the one he won beating his wife or the one he used to beat his wife?"

Worst twitter response, “Is that little green belt the one he used to beat his wife?”

Ever feel bad when your team does an embarrassing screw-up? Check out the 20 WORST PLAYS IN SPORT. Consider Derkos’ collapse in 2008 wedged in there between Greg Norman’s 1996 Masters collapse at #8 and Bayern Munich’s 3 minutes of hell in the 1999 Champions League final (to ManU supporters, this was more of an epic comeback than a Bayern collapse.)

The Kids Are Alright – This year ranks as one of the best rookie classes in a while. Here, SI ranks the NHL’S 10 GREATEST ROOKIE CLASSES SINCE EXPANSION

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Here’s another ranking. TOP 30 NHL PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCERS. ‘Nucks Shorthouse came in at 19. Thanks alot, John Garrett.

Need another reason to love Evander Kane? The guy takes a helicopter to the Jays-Royals game 3.

THEY HATE US CUZ THEY ANUS — Need another reason to love Evander Kane? The guy takes a helicopter to the Jays-Royals game 3.

Another lovable guy…. Torts is back in the league with the CBJs. If you forgot about him, here’s a nice reminder.

POTW

Habs, Habs, Habs…

They’re the hottest team in the league, had last week’s POTW and have two players tie for the honor this week. PK and Markov each had 7 points.

Weird Russians

Weird Russians

In NHL gossip news……More kudos to last weeks’ POTW. He’s going to be a daddy.

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Oh, and he also donated thousands of dollars of equipment to WLMHA. CBC.ca Good kid; Good kid.

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Cordy 8 8 0 0 16 37 106 35.3 1.000
Fulty 8 7 0 1 15 37 94 31.3 0.938
Derko 8 6 1 1 13 31 74 24.7 0.813
GoJo 8 6 2 0 12 29 87 29.0 0.750
Rolphy 8 5 3 0 10 30 70 23.3 0.625
Orv 8 4 3 1 9 24 74 24.7 0.563
Vinny 8 4 4 0 8 21 77 25.7 0.500
Erty 8 4 4 0 8 33 65 21.7 0.500
eZ 9 3 5 1 7 15 64 21.3 0.389
T-Man 9 3 6 0 6 27 80 26.7 0.333
Haukster 9 1 8 0 2 25 62 20.7 0.111
Stifler 8 1 7 0 2 13 51 17.0 0.125
JBR 9 0 9 0 0 15 49 16.3 0.000