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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….

 

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Week 13 – The WJC is Over. Let’s move on.

The WJC is done for another year. Who can we tell about how much we hate the shoot-out? Just let them play!

Ask the Toronto FC fans who lost the MLS championship game last month to a team that didn’t get one shot on net in the 90 min. regulation and the 30 min OT. Brutal. Stupid. Hate it. Anyways, great game until that point, and congrats to the US kids.

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Americans say they don’t care about this tournament….unless they win. Then it’s…

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Here’s a little WJC/Geo-Political trivia:

Name 2 players who started the tournament playing for their country, but by tournaments end, they were no longer citizens of that country….give up….. It’s Sandis Ozolinsh & Sergei Zholtok, who started the 1991 WJC as citizens of the Soviet Union, but the day the tournament began, the Soviet Union formally dissolved.

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The team continued to play as the Soviet Union, but on January 1, 1992, the team was renamed the Commonwealth of Independent States. Ozolinsh & Zholtok were from Latvia, a country that was not part of the commonwealth. Weird. Zholtok had a heart attack on the ice and passed away in ’04 at 31 years. He was also part of a vicious OFHL power struggle regarding his rookie status back in the ’90s. 

Ozolinsh? Ask GoJo about him and his financial statement.

THE WEEKLY RANT or THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Week 13 showed some parity with only 14 points separating 1st and 14th place
  • Derko had the big week with 36 points
  • 3-0 weeks went to Derko, Rolphy, T-Man, & Erty
  • Movers: GoJo moved up 2 spots to 6th; Rolphy moved up one spot to 2nd.
  • Hot: Derko’s on an 11-1 run; Erty kicked his 0-9 slump with a 5-1 run
  • Not: Stifler & the R&S boys are winless in the past 3 weeks
  • R&S used the pick-up to grab big Jordan Greenway of Team USA. The Wild’s 2015 2nd rounder is a point per game player with Boston Univ.
  • R&S cut Hansen VN. Must have hurt. But it’s another lottery pick, and a “1” was rolled so they get the pick-up again.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Not a lot of big point weeks for the skaters, but the goalies did well. Erty’s Schneider had a 7 pointer, but the POTW honours go to the Spitter from Rolphy & Mr. Movember from Team Orv. Each had 8 point weeks.

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CARD OF THE WEEK

Speaking of tenders….

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package...

When you just made a wicked kick save and have to adjust your package…

SHRAPNEL

Need anymore reasons why Americans don’t deserve hockey?

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You'd never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN'S TENNIS!

NBC is halfway through a ten-year TV contract with the NHL. You’d never know it. LONG LIVE NASCAR & WOMEN’S TENNIS!

Fighting Isn’t Really Going Away…except in college. It’s gone

  • The AHL saw one fighting major every 0.8 games.
  • The ECHL had one every 0.9 games.
  • The WHL saw one every 1.0 games
  • The OHL and QMJHL one every 1.1 games.
  • The NHL one every 1.8 games.
  • The USHL one every 2.5 games,
  • and the NCAA…….  one every 281 games. Click the link below for the article

College hockey rolls on with virtually no fighting, why isn’t anyone following suit?

STANDINGS

TEAM

G

W

L

T

PTS

PWk

TP

AVG

%

Cordy 39 32 7 0 64 32 440 33.8 0.821
Rolphy 39 28 9 2 58 33 399 30.7 0.744
Fulty 39 28 10 1 57 34 408 31.4 0.731
Derko 39 27 12 0 54 36 397 30.5 0.692
Vinny 39 24 15 0 48 24 388 29.8 0.615
GoJo 39 20 17 2 42 25 355 27.3 0.538
eZ 39 20 18 1 41 29 393 30.2 0.526
Herc 39 19 19 1 39 22 356 27.4 0.500
Erty 39 19 19 1 39 32 339 26.1 0.500
T-mensch 39 16 22 1 33 30 350 26.9 0.423
Orv 39 11 26 2 24 29 297 22.8 0.308
JbR 39 9 29 1 19 29 290 22.3 0.244
Stifler 39 7 31 1 15 22 280 21.5 0.192
R&S 39 6 32 1 13 22 223 17.2 0.167

PARTING SHOT

The Last Days of the Prez.

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That’s it. Until next week, keep shimmying…

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March Madness 2012

Cool graphic for following the NCAA B-Ball finals.