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Derko Cup Abducted & Recovered!

We kept this under wraps this season, but now is the time for full disclosure on one of the darkest moments in OFHL trophy history. The DERKO Cup went missing earlier this year after Rolphy left it on the seat of his HVAC van when doing a service call. “It was just a regular day, nothing special,” said Rolphy. “I headed out for my first call, buckled the Derko Cup into the seat beside me – I take it on every call to show the clients – but after the call, I noticed it was gone and this note was left behind.”

Rolphy quickly got in contact with the kmsh, who told him he better find the trophy before Derko finds out its lost or Derko will be devastated. Rolphy promised that, even if it’s his last act in this pool, he would search “Heaven and Earth and his underwear drawer” to find the Cup (plus the thought of Derko crying into his Sedins Pillow is disturbing.) It was suggested Rolphy first check Dinky’s basement accommodations in Sun Peaks – to no avail.

But as of this morning, we are happy to report that Rolphy used his “special skills” and has recovered the trophy in Nashville. The two have been spending some quality time re-acquainting in Music City.

Thanks to the Polie officers from Davidson County for securing the drop site for the safe return of the Derko Cup.

Rolphy & the Cup check out the “Yodelling Hall of Fame”

Side trip to Printers Alley to grab some Tennessee card stock for EZ. He’s a big-time collector.

Happy Hour at Hooters.

Finally, some skinny dipping in the Cumberland River just outside the Titans home field.

Next up, Dollywood!

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OFHL Season Ends – Playoffs Begin

Due to travel restrictions, it’s a late Week in Review, and not a really deep dive into what transpired this week, and this year.  More detailed rants will be coming in the following weeks. If anyone would like to submit any wisdom on how they thought things went, or give a bizarre statistical review, or even just a prognostication on how they will dominate in future years while the rest of the GMs will suck, please feel free to put in your 2 cents.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

  • The numbers at the end of this week were a snapshot of the whole season, as DERKO dominated.
  • He ended with a 22-2 run in the last 8 weeks to give him a 82.7 winning %
  • That winning % ties Cordy’s 2001 team as the highest in OFHL history
  • Cordy just edged out Vinny in the last week to get into 5th spot, the last $ spot
  • eZ jumped up one spot on Rolphy to give Rolphy a better lottery selection

So, Derko won the regular season, we know that. Here is the break-down of who finished were and what was won.

  1. DERKO $200
  2. FULTY $140
  3. HAUKSTER $100
  4. T-MAN $60
  5. CORDY $40

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
1.Derko 75 62 13 0 124 55.75 1002.25 40.09 0.827
2.Fulty 75 52 21 2 106 43.25 916.00 36.64 0.707
3.Haukster 75 50 25 0 100 37.75 880.00 35.20 0.667
4.T-Man  75 48 26 1 97 37.50 892.50 35.70 0.647
5.Cordy 75 47 28 0 94 38.50 849.25 33.97 0.627
6.Vinny 75 45 30 0 90 27.50 823.00 32.92 0.600
7.Erty 75 39 35 1 79 41.50 823.50 32.94 0.527
8.GoJo 75 32 42 1 65 48.75 788.50 31.54 0.433
9.eZ 75 30 42 3 63 34.00 735.50 29.42 0.420
10.Rolphy 75 30 43 2 62 34.50 734.00 29.36 0.413
11.Stifler 75 26 48 1 53 32.25 669.75 26.79 0.353
12.JBR 75 23 50 2 48 43.25 697.50 27.90 0.320
13.Orv 75 20 54 1 41 25.50 633.50 25.34 0.273
14.Ren&Stimpy 75 14 61 0 28 23.25 579.00 23.16 0.187

 

PLAYOFFS START NEXT WEEK

  • 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
    • Tier one – all teams that finished in the money at the end of the regular season (DFHT & C)
    • Tier two- those teams that finished out of the money but not in the bottom 4 (VEGZ & R)
    • Tier three – the bottom 4 teams in regular season (SJO and R&S)
  • 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
  • In the case of a tie, a coin toss will determine the winner.

NHL PLAYOFFS WILL SOON BE HERE…

And a recent survey from Ottawa Valley Elementary in Ontario shows that Mrs. Green’s grade two students are freaking bandwagon jumpers.

Enjoying March Madness?

Remember Dr. J? “That’s right, 21. Just get outta the way!”

HAPPY B-DAY, T-MAN!

From “Foreman” to “Elf on the Shelf,” the guy is truly a chameleon.

AND COMING UP THIS WEEK, I BELIEVE BIG HOSS IS ALSO CELEBRATING…

Rolphy celebrating his birthday with a game of “glass-light-sabre challenge”

 

 

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 16 – All Star Weekend

Starting off with some All-Star signs from the Trump protests…

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Some All-Star moves with Jori Lehtera’s trick shot from the KHL All-Star game back a few years.

Throwback Thursday

From Haukster's Arena back in the day. Two GM's have since moved south, and one directionally-challenged GM moved further north.

From Haukster’s Arena back in the day. Two GM’s have since moved south, and one directionally-challenged GM moved further north. An archaeological dig on this site in the future will reveal that early man played hockey with wooden sticks held together with electrical tape.

THE WEEK IN BULLETS

  • Even though it was a short one, Rolphy had a crazy week with 34 points
  • He had more points (12) after Monday night than “somebody” did all week
  • 3-0 weeks also went to T-Man, Erty, Haukster, & JBR
  • Lots of movers as Haukster & T-Man each jumped up 2 spots
  • Derko & JBR jumped up one spot
  • Rolphy is on a 12-0 run, 17-1 in past 6 weeks
  • T-Man is on an 11-1 run (and is now winning the Yakupov Derby)
  • Pick-up is a lottery again this week. R&S have 123, Stif has 45, JBR has 6.
  • A “6” was rolled so the pick-up for this week goes to JBR. Have until Feb 5th to make/trade the pick.
  • Some trades of note:
    • Derko trades Kopitar LA and a 5th to Fulty for Rinne NS and Pavelski SJ
    • Rolphy trades his 4th in’17 (from T-man) to Gojo for E. Staal MN
    • Vinny trades his 5th in ’17 to Fulty for Luongo FL
  • We just finished week 16; there are 24 weeks in the season, therefore we are at the two-thirds mark
  • 5 more pick up weeks

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

It’s another goalie as Rolphy’s Andersen didn’t get scored on this week.

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HOCKEY CARD OF THE WEEK

“Anybody got a better photo of Farrish or Toporowski? No? These will have to do.”

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You’d think they could get a better pic of the guy, he did make it into 400+ NHL games. Now an Assistant Coach in Colorado.

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Toporowski was drafted by the Sharks, but that’s as close as he got. 505 PIMS in Spokane back in 1991. Now a retirement advisor in Iowa. His son Luke went 9th overall in the WHL Bantam draft last May. He was selected by…. Spokane. Life is funny.

SHRAPNEL

Superbowl’s next weekend…

Tom’s ready.

Ben was not.

Ben was not.

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Babcock delivered answer of the night when asked if he thought all these back-to-backs were tough on his young players:

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Not watching the all-star game since that’s 3 hours of your life you’ll never get back? Read this instead.

Paul Holmgren’s tribute to his brother

How Marleau’s 4-goal period compares to other rare feats

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 48 40 8 0 80 17 540 33.8 0.833
R 48 37 9 2 76 34 526 32.9 0.792
D 48 33 15 0 66 18 490 30.6 0.688
F 48 30 16 2 62 16 495 30.9 0.646
V 48 27 20 1 55 16 460 28.8 0.573
T 48 24 22 2 50 24 446 27.9 0.521
H 48 24 22 2 50 27 442 27.6 0.521
G 48 22 23 3 47 16 438 27.4 0.490
Z 48 22 25 1 45 18 473 29.6 0.469
E 48 22 25 1 45 23 405 25.3 0.469
O 48 12 33 3 27 11 371 23.2 0.281
J 48 12 34 2 26 25 369 23.1 0.271
S 48 12 34 2 26 16 367 22.9 0.271
R&S 48 8 39 1 17 14 288 18.0 0.177

 

PARTING SHOT

Started with a trick shot, may as well end with one.

The ol' fake-moving-the-ball-for-a-better-spot trick.

The ol’ fake-moving-the-ball-for-a-better-spot trick.

That’s it. And did you notice that the POTW picture wasn’t of Andersen but of Bernier and Reimer? If you did, you are either Rolphy or a savant.

It’s the Year of Rolphy!

Congrats to Rolphy for winning the Derko Cup of the WL Tribune’s hockey pool.

We never want to hear you say, "In my other pool...."

We never want to hear you say, “In my other pool….”

Note to GMs: do not try taking a picture of this and depositing it into your own bank account. RBC, TD, and Scotiabank are already onto this, and EZ told the WLDCU to expect it….so it looks like offshore banks are the only option now.