There will be some major changes for the new season; mostly as a result of Rolphy not attending the last draft and putting the brakes on the shenanigans that transpired. Anyways, here’s what new:
- COACHES Category
- We added a coach so our active roster will increase to 31 with 14 Active, 12 on the Bench, and 5 on the Prospect List.
- Coaches are worth 1.25 points per team win. No points for a shoot-out loss
- NHL head coaches may take up one spot on the active roster
- A coach may be on the Bench, but may not be added to the Prospect List
- Coaches may be interchanged weekly between Active Roster and Bench
- Coaches may be traded
- Coaches are considered UFAs and a released at the end of every year.
2. UFA age dropped to 33
- Players will be released after their 33 year-old season
3. VET age dropped to 31
4. PLAYOFF TIES
- If two teams are tied at the end of the playoffs, a coin toss will determine the winner. If more than two teams are tied, a cage match to the death will be staged at Tim Horton’s with each combatant armed only with a bowl of chili and a grilled panini.
MONEY (paid out or owed)
- Cordy: wins $200 – $40 to play again = +160
- Rolphy: 140-40 = +100
- Fulty: 100-40 = +60
- Derko: 60-40 = +20
- TMan: 40-40 = 0
- Ren & Stimpy: Yr 2 of their franchise fees = 0
- Erty: 40 – 20 to pay for Officepools = -20
- Z, H, V, G, S, J, & O all owe 40
Fulty has booked the Sun Peaks house for Sept 29-Oct 1, as well as tee times for Saturday. Orv will supply the menu. (ask him for clarification if unsure; a dozen eggs means 12, not 144)
And just a reminder for the GM who asks this on the board every year, we have to cut down our rosters to 22 by the Sunday night before the draft (Sept 24th).
If there’s anything else, put it on the board. Let the trades begin!
PLAYOFF 2017 WINNERS
|2016-17 OFHL PLAYOFFS|
|TIER 1 (5th rd pick)|
|GM||Wk 1||Wk 2||Total|
|TIER 2 (4th rd pick)|
|Tier 3 (3rd rd pick)|
Congrats to JBR, Haukster, & Fulty.
2016-17 YEAR END WRAP
#1 CORDY: OFHL CHAMPION $200
Ten time champ. Yay.
- 117 pts; 81.3 winning %
- 843 player pts; 35.1 weekly avg
- 10 time OFHL Champion (and yes, 7 of those were won in the “dead-puck era”) but he has a pattern of winning every 5 years (2007, 2012, 2017.)
- Jumped into 1st in week 4 and never looked back.
- Late season 17-1 run helped. Pre-season acquisition of Atkinson CBJ, plus healthy Malkin & Price were key.
- Made 12 trades
- Loses vets Spezza, Keith, Thornton, Ward & Niemi
- 3Year Trend: (the 3 years prior) 2nd, 2nd, 2nd
- PLAYOFFS: 5th place in Tier 1
#2 ROLPHY: $140 DERKO CUP (and a warm blanket)
Rolphy had a great season. Just ran into some problems at the end
- 109 pts; 75.7 winning %
- 786 player pts; 32.8 weekly avg
- Grabbed 2nd place in week 5 and (but for 1 week) carried it out until the end of the year
- Made a 19-2 mid-season run
- Burns and Holtby carried the mail and will be around next year
- Burns has one year left before UFA
- Turns out Tkachuk was a great 1st round rookie pick
- Made 4 trades
- Byfuglien trade showed his desire to go for it
- Loses Steen & Vrbata
- 3Year Trend: 11th, 4th, 4th
- PLAYOFFS: 3rd place in Tier 1
#3 FULTY: $100
…and in the strangest move of the year, Fulty traded away his vets for an entire First Nations youth soccer team.
- 100 pts; 69.4 winning %
- 778 player pts; 32.4 weekly avg
- The 2015 & 2016 Champion had another solid run
- Only spent one week (wk 4) alone in 1st
- Hurt by a 2-6-1 run in January
- Made 6 trades
- Loses Giordano & Parise
- 3Year Trend: 5th, 1st, 1st
- PLAYOFFS: 1st place in Tier 1
#4 DERKO: $60
Just when you think he’s going to start drowning, he rights the ship. And saves his half-beer too.
- 96 pts; 66.7 winning %
- 733 player pts; 30.5 weekly avg
- The 2014 Champion has been slowly slipping down the standings since
- Consistently in 3rd or 4th for most of season
- Made 5 trades
- Loses Pavelski, Koivu, Parenteau & Rinne
- Has the #1 player in Future Watch – Keller AZ
- 3Year Trend: 1st, 3rd, 3rd
- PLAYOFFS: 2nd place in Tier 1
#5 T-MAN: $40
He’s done really well for himself considering he was the only kid in school who had to wear a helmet for volleyball
- 85 pts; 59.0 winning %
- 735 player pts; 30.6 weekly avg
- 2 more player points that Derko
- The 2007 and 2011 Champion is moving back up the standings after a few years
- Biggest mover of the year: Was in 11th after wk 8; jumped up to 5th by wk19
- Made 11 trades
- Loses Jagr, Cammalleri, Ribeiro & Lundquist
- 3Year Trend: 7th, 7th, 5th
- PLAYOFFS: 4th place in Tier 1
- 76 pts; 52.8 winning %
- 731 player pts; 30.5 weekly avg
- Initiated the biggest trade day frenzy on Draft Day ’16 by moving two 1st round picks and Niemi DL for Gibson AH
- Solid weekly average but lacked consistency – a lot of big weeks, and a lot of low weeks
- Hurt by two 0-9 stretches
- Yo-yoed from 7th to 10th to 6th to 9th to 6th to 8th to 6th
- Made 4 trades
- Loses Vanek, Marleau & Lehtonen
- 3Year Trend: 4th, 6th, 10th
- PLAYOFFS: 3rd place in Tier 2
Some tough mudding this season for the Haukster
- 74 pts; 51.4 winning %
- 686 player pts; 28.6 weekly avg
- Most active GM on Draft Day ’16 moving out 6 picks for 5 picks and Rick Nash NYR
- Started strong with a 17-7 run
- Made 5 trades
- Loses Nash, Markov & Streit
- 3Year Trend: 3rd, 5th, 9th
- PLAYOFFS: 1st place in Tier 2
Same old. Every year.
- 73 pts; 50.7 winning %
- 669 player pts; 27.9 weekly avg
- Thought that this might finally be his year as he rolled to a 9-0 start
- Sat at 5th or 6th for most of the season before a last week fall to 8th – The bright side? Makes for a better draft pick
- Made 3 trades
- Loses HSedin, Zetterberg, Hartnell, Kesler, MSmith, Luongo & Howard
- 3Year Trend: 8th, 8th, 11th
- PLAYOFFS: 5th place in Tier 2
The dude was too busy surfin’ to worry much about his team this year. Or to get a haircut.
- 64 pts; 44.4 winning %
- 647 player pts; 27.0 weekly avg
- The 2013 OFHL Champion hasn’t finished higher than 6th since
- Traded for a late 1st rd pick and selected Bjorkstarnd CBJ just to break Orv’s heart
- Only managed two 3-0 weeks
- Made 3 trades
- Loses Nielsen & Anderson
- Only Future Watch prospect (Bjorkstrand CBJ) won’t be a rookie next year
- 3Year Trend: 10th, 10th, 6th
- PLAYOFFS: 6th place in Tier 2
- 61 pts; 42.4 winning %
- 615 player pts; 25.6 weekly avg
- Was in 4th from weeks 5-7 but fell to 10th in week 14 and stayed there all season, but on the plus side, 10th was the lucky spot
- Won the 2017 lottery draft with an 11.1% chance
- Made 2 trades
- Loses Sharp, Doan & Hudler
- 3Year Trend: 6th, 9th, 7th
- PLAYOFFS: 4th place in Tier 2
Stifler’s season never really started off the way he expected
- 51 pts; 35.4 winning %
- 605 player pts; 25.2 weekly avg
- Had a nice 8-3-1 in the middle of the season as Eichel came back from injury
- Finished 9 points ahead of his expansion cousin JBR.
- Made 1 trade (the Christmas trade)
- Loses Hossa & Stempniak
- 2Year Trend: 12th, 13th
- PLAYOFFS: 2nd place in Tier 3
Google “JBR images” and “JR bent nose” comes up.
- 42 pts; 29.2 winning %
- 571 player pts; 23.8 weekly avg
- Was tied for 1st after week 1
- Like Stifler, had a solid mid-season run
- Made 1 trade (the Christmas trade)
- Loses Iginla & Gaborik
- Has the #2 player in Future Watch (Puljujarvi ED) & 6 of the Top 50 prospects
- 2Year Trend: 13th, 12th
- PLAYOFFS: 1st place in Tier 3
Orv’s season in a gif
- 39 pts; 27.1 winning %
- 551 player pts; 23.0 weekly avg
- Started the season 2-10, then put a few solid weeks together, but was hamstrung by a 3-15 Nov-Dec run
- Made 8 trades, some sober, but all with one hand in pants
- Loses Plekanec, DSedin, Miller
- Future looks bright as he had 7 players in the Future Watch Top 50
- 3Year Trend: 9th, 11th, 8th
- PLAYOFFS: 3rd place in Tier 3
#14 REN & STIMPY
- 21 pts; 14.6 winning %
- 456 player pts; 19.0 weekly avg
- After getting the feel for the pool, showed they weren’t afraid to deal for youth and picks
- Made 6 pick-ups for young players
- Made 9 trades
- Loses Backes & Filppula
- Future looks bright: have 3 of the top 9 prospects; 7 of the Top 50, and 10 of the Top 100
- PLAYOFFS: 4th place in Tier 3
With Erty winning the lottery, here is the order for round 1
- T-Man (from Orv)
- T-Man (from eZ via Cordy)
- Cordy (from T-Man)
- Orv (from Rolphy via T-Man & R&S)
That’s it for 2016-17. It’s been a good year. See you at Draft 2017. Enjoy the cake.
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.