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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.

3st

  • 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!

The Napkin ’16-17

It took 14 lineup submissions, two rolls of toilet paper, and three full air fresheners to bring this season’s napkin prediction to fruition. The creator of the napkin took a different slant this year as he divided the final standings into tiers, emulating the potential playoff groupings.

Of note: Derko’s the winner; T-Man climbs; EZ up & Rolphy down; Orv’s on a rebuild.

The Napkin; complete with Playoff pairings.

The Napkin; complete with Playoff pairings.

 

Fulty Repeats as OFHL Champion!

He did it! Again.

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Fulty 74 57 14 3 117 40 920 35.4 0.791
C 74 55 16 3 113 35 889 34.2 0.764
D 74 49 18 7 105 38 873 33.6 0.709
R 74 52 21 1 105 33 811 31.2 0.709
T 74 40 32 2 82 42 799 30.7 0.554
G 74 39 32 3 81 31 798 30.7 0.547
E 74 38 33 3 79 31 702 27.0 0.534
O 74 29 41 4 62 29 720 27.7 0.419
H 74 27 44 3 57 38 688 26.5 0.385
Z 74 25 46 3 53 30 676 26.0 0.358
V 74 22 46 6 50 27 711 27.3 0.338
J 74 15 58 1 31 23 563 21.7 0.209
S 74 12 59 3 27 30 550 21.2 0.182

#1 FULTY becomes the first GM to win back to back championships since Cordy did so in 2000 & 2001. It took the last week of the season to finally wrap it up. Fulty took over first from Cordy on week 24 and never looked back, going 12-0 in the last month.  Congrats Fulty! Well played. The payout: $190

Fulty shares a tender moment with Patrick Kane.

Fulty shares a tender moment with Patrick Kane.

#2 CORDY’s never one to blame it on injuries, but……..He’s going to blame it on injuries: Price, Halak, Crawford, Seguin, Malkin…and Pouliot didn’t help either. Here Cordy reacts after hearing of his team’s final week collapse and a third straight Derko Cup.

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Payout: $130

#3 DERKO polevaulted past Rolphy for 3rd. They tied in points and Rolphy actually had 2 more wins, but the first tie-break is player points and Derko took that by 62. Payout: $90

Derko tries to pole vault Rolphy's favourite bull.

Derko tries to pole vault Rolphy’s favourite bull.

#4 ROLPHY had a solid year and finishes in the $ again. Impressive stuff from the 5th year franchise who was actually last in his 1st and 3rd years. A lesson in team building for you youngsters. Payout: $50 (and a warm blanket)

Just wait til next year

Just wait til next year. *wink*

(at this point it should be noted that the Napkin had the top 2 places correct, had 3rd and 4th flipped, and nailed 9th, 12th, & 13th. Getting better every year)

#5 TMAN took 5th and $40 in what was the biggest charge of the final 2 months. He sat in 8th at that point and only grabbed the last money spot over GoJo on the final week. That Craig Smith no-goal could have made the difference.

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#6 GOJO improves on his 10th place finish from last year but is still really happy with his team. What’s going to fix this?

One word: Bracelets.

He still believes in the power of Balance

GoJo still believes in the power of Balance

#7 ERTY improves on a 9th place position last year. Would have been higher but drank a case of home brew every Sunday night and it screwed up his changes

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#8 ORV Was challenging for some bottom money spots, and was only 8 points back with 2 months to go, but faltered at the end and had the worst record in the OFHL over the final 6 weeks. At least that helped his draft lottery pick.

Orv gets angry over season's end

Orv gets angry over season’s end

#9 HAUKSTER dropped four places and 29 points in the standings this year. It was a tough year for the 2009 Champion, but 2016 OFHL FutureWatch says things are rockin’ for the future of this program

Party on, Haukster!

Party on, Haukster!

#10 EZ, like Haukster, dropped four places and 28 points from last year. Started and ended fine, but had a 2 month stretch where he only won 4 games. Tough to recover from that.

Did he tank?

Did he tank?

#11 VINNY has never finished this low in the standings. Needs to build on his drafts or The Vinny Table may be in jeopardy

Vinny is suspicious of any who try to usurp the Vinny Table

Vinny is suspicious of any who try to usurp the Vinny Table

#12 JBR moved up one spot and 18 points in the standings from his rookie season. Plus he has McDavid.

gretzky mcdavid

#13 STIFLER improved 13 points over the rookie season and will add a great prospect again this draft.

First of many.

First of many.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

A goalie shows the way again. 109 points for Holtby from Team Rolphy.

A goalie shows the way again. 109 points for Holtby from Team Rolphy.

Here’s the Top 10 OFHL point getters from each position (fights not included)

OFHL POINTS    
  TOP FORWARDS  
  PLAYER PTS  
  Patrick Kane, RW 106
Jamie
Benn, LW
89
Sidney Crosby, C 85
Joe
Thornton, C
82
Joe Pavelski, C 78
Johnny
Gaudreau, LW
78
Blake Wheeler, RW 78
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C 77
Vladimir
Tarasenko, RW
74
Anze Kopitar, C 74
TOP DEFENSEMEN PTS  
  Brent
Burns, D
102
Erik Karlsson, D 98
Kris Letang, D 83
Mark
Giordano, D
77
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D 76
Roman
Josi, D
75
Dustin
Byfuglien, D
72
Shea Weber, D 71
John Klingberg, D 68
Drew
Doughty, D
65
TOP ROOKIES PTS  
  Artemi Panarin, LW 77
Jack
Eichel, C
56
Max Domi, C 52
Connor
McDavid, C
48
Dylan Larkin, C 45
Shayne
Gostisbehere, D
45
Anthony Duclair, LW 44
Sam
Reinhart, C
42
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW 38
Robby
Fabbri, C
37
TOP GOALIES PTS  
  Braden Holtby, G 109
Jonathan
Quick, G
95
Martin Jones, G 90
Corey Crawford, G 89
Ben
Bishop, G
86
Marc-Andre
Fleury, G
86
Pekka Rinne, G 86
Henrik
Lundqvist, G
85
Roberto Luongo, G 84
Devan
Dubnyk, G
80

Oh, and Tavares got the last POTW with 9 points. You’re welcome, T-Man.

Jack Black

That’s it! Beauty year, boys. Keep social on the board and we’ll do the draft lottery soon.

Enjoy the playoffs.

Week 14 Wrap

RAMBLINGS

  • Derko’s hot streak continues (13-1-1) as he jumps into 2nd passing Fulty who is cooloing off (4-6-1)
  • Coldest team is EZ (0-11-1)
  • Big Week for ORV with 39
  • Orv jumps past T-Man into 7th place
  • Perfect weeks for Orv, C, D, G, & R
  • T-Man went 0-3 as he played the top 3 guys
  • Haukster had stinky week with 20 points; Erty was one point better but went 1-1 as he played H

After last weeks post, I Was reminded of some other great “behind the bench” moments.

Hartnell vs. Hulk Hogan

Nobody mocks the Hulkster!

Now that's an exit!

Now that’s an exit!

It’s the half-way point so time to see how the Napkin is doing.

The 2015-16 Napkin

The 2015-16 Napkin

Fairly accurate, but has GoJo 10th and Orv at 11th. GoJo will finish higher, but is this where we all think “Trader Orv” will eventually end up?

JERSEY FOULS

The ECHL’s Toledo Walleye will be honouring Don Cherry by wearing these jerseys in a game on Jan. 23

The ECHL’s Toledo Walleye will be honouring Don Cherry by wearing these jerseys in a game on Jan. 23

Remember David Rundblad? Sure ya do. A few of us had him on our rosters. He and Tim Erixon were going to be the next Nik Lidstroms. Became whipping boy everywhere he went. TSN mentioned his name during the WJC. Interesting to track his progress:

  • Drafted 17th overall by STL 2009
  • Traded to OTT for a 1st rd pick (became Vlad Tarasenko) – good return for STL
  • Traded to PHX for Kyle Turris – OTT could have had Tarasenko? At least they cut their losses.
  • Traded to CHIC for 2nd rd pick ’14 – Christian Dvorak (8 pts for USA in recent WJC)
  • Won Stanley Cup

Chicago

POTW

Orv’s D-Men have been outscoring his forwards the past weeks and it continues as Tyson Barrie notches 9 points

barrie

STANDINGS

Orv’s choice for “Music To Read Stats By.”

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 39 30 6 3 63 33 482 34.4 0.808
D 40 27 10 3 57 27 425 30.4 0.713
F 39 25 11 3 53 24 453 32.4 0.679
G 39 25 13 1 51 30 426 30.4 0.654
R 39 25 14 0 50 28 406 29.0 0.641
E 39 22 14 2 46 21 359 25.6 0.590
O 39 18 17 4 40 39 380 27.1 0.513
T 39 18 20 1 37 25 399 28.5 0.474
V 40 15 20 5 35 26 359 25.6 0.438
Z 40 13 25 2 28 24 362 25.9 0.350
H 39 13 24 2 28 20 342 24.4 0.359
J 39 6 33 0 12 25 268 19.1 0.154
S 38 4 34 0 8 23 262 18.7 0.105

 

Season 24 of the OFHL Begins

START THE F**N SEASON ALREADY!

START THE F**N SEASON ALREADY!

Season 24 of the OFHL has begun and last year’s champ Fulty is the front-runner to repeat, according to the preseason expert.  The napkin has been a bit more accurate in past years, still, I think few would agree with picking Stifler to finish that high…

The Napkin does think the money spots will fall to — in order of predicted finish — Fulty, Cordy, Rolphy, Derko, and Vinny….. yes, Vinny is picked for the 5th and final money spot (napkin maker drew the $ cut-off one spot too high) which would mark the first time Vinny has hit the money since joining the OFHL over a decade ago.

What do you think? Will Vinny make the money this year?

At the end of week 1, Fulty’s in first and JBR’s in last… not much changed from last year. But that means that JBR gets the first pick-up of 2015-16.

BLUE JAYS – Nice to watch some meaningful ball this past week. That Donaldson, some kind of competitor, eh?

blue jays fu

This post-season reaction from the Pirates’ Rodriguez reminds me of how the kmsh reacted every time someone reminded him of how he finished 2nd the year before and wasn’t going to draft until round 15.

CUT-DOWN DAY SUNDAY Nov 1st MIDNIGHT.

All final cuts must be made by cut-down day. At midnight Nov 1 each team will have:

  • 13 players on active roster
  • 12 players on bench
  • 5 players on prospect list (23 years of age or younger)

POTW

Trying to get a huge lead on the points race before he goes to prison, Patrick Kane racked up 6 points in week 1.

Art imitates life?

Art imitates life?

 

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
Fulty 3 3 0 0 6 34 34 34.0 1.000
GoJo 3 3 0 0 6 27 27 27.0 1.000
Cordy 2 2 0 0 4 27 27 27.0 1.000
Erty 2 2 0 0 4 21 21 21.0 1.000
Derko 3 2 1 0 4 20 20 20.0 0.667
Vinny 3 2 1 0 4 19 19 19.0 0.667
Rolphy 3 2 1 0 4 18 18 18.0 0.667
T-man 3 1 2 0 2 22 22 22.0 0.333
eZ 3 0 2 1 1 18 18 18.0 0.167
Orv 3 0 2 1 1 18 18 18.0 0.167
Haukster 3 0 3 0 0 15 15 15.0 0.000
Stifler 2 0 2 0 0 14 14 14.0 0.000
Jbr 3 0 3 0 0 11 11 11.0 0.000