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|2023-11-08||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #4|
Congrats goes out to our new manager Ray Neilson (Ancient Mariners) who gets his first weekly win. His Vancouver trio which he had one on each line went balistic and powered all three lines on their way to gathering 28.0 points and jumping three spaces up into 3rd place.
Second place went to Aron who won the 1st line and tied for 1st place on the third line to post 25.0 points on the week to move atop of the standings.
Third place went to Ted P. who tied for the 3rd line win and placed 2nd on the second line towards 18.33 points for the week which moved him up four spots into 5th place.
The remaining top six on the week were Brad Simms with 14.15 points followed by Tim H. with 13.82 points. Pulling up the rear was Craig Kelly with 12.3 points and drops to 4th place.
We had two trades this week as Coop's Crew continues to remold their team. After 15 years of trying to get Syd the Kid (Crosby) they finally have him in the fold. Yeah, he isn't "Sid the Kid" anymore but still putting up point per game numbers. Here's hoping to get a couple of more years out of him. Also now with Guentzel on his flank Coop is hoping for some old time magic. Ron moves some younger talent to snag Aho (Car) who has been cold but has plenty of upside when Caroline gets it going.
|2023-10-30||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #3|
Well, I've been busy helping Smicer put on a new roof and building a bunkie at our cottage so I missed week #2 rant. So sue me!! For week #3
Congrats goes out to Ron who had a huge week with winning the 2nd and 3rd lines and finishing third on the 1st line to pull in a healthy 33.0 points . This moves him from 12th place all the way to 2nd place. He had a total contribution of points by his player with all except one having between 3-6 points on the week.
Second place went to Greg Lowe who pulled in nice points on all three lines and tacked on 19.43 points to move up two spots to 4th place in the standings.
Third place went to Craig V. with a monster 26 player points on the 1st line to win that. But a weak showing on the other two lines only allowed them to reel in 19.3 points to remain atop the standings.
With most of the points going to the top three guys, the rest of the top six were Craig K. with 12.83 and moves up to 3rd place, Jason K. with 10.63 and Ted P. with 10.28.
We had our first two trades of the season as Coop's Crew was involved in both. First trade saw the injured Laine traded for old man Pavelski who continues to defy father time and then they moves Kopitar to get a little younger for the oft injured but stud center man Barkov from the Panthers. They are hoping for him to be healthy this year which would turn into an 80 point player.
|2023-10-21||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #1|
Well we are under way and week #1 is in the books. Congrats to Craig V. who with a single points from Hedman on the 1st line stole the weekly win from Coops Crew. That single point gave Craig the win on the 1st line and with middle points on the 2nd line they posted 25.98 points to top the standings. Coops Crew finished 2nd on the 1st line and won the 2nd line to post 22.00 points to land in second place in the standings. Newcomer Ray Neilson tied for 2nd place on the second and third lines to gather up 15.23 and sets into 3rd place. Craig K. had a decent showing on the first and third lines for 14.25 points for 4th place. Tim gather up some points on the second and third lines for 12.88 points. Wrapping up the top six were the PIrates who pillaged 11.50 points this week.
Everyone is getting a feel for their rosters, line combinations are slowly getting defined in the NHL so we are getting a better idea of who of our players are getting top line and top PP ice time.
We haven't had any trades yet but the free agent market has been very busy for the first two weeks. Looking for that hidden gem that we all looked over at the draft. Good luck to all... well not really!
|2023-04-17||Ron Sollows(1)||Congrats |
Congrats to are winners, champion Tim and everyone for a good season. Even Tim couldn’t screw up that roster.
|2023-03-13||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #21|
I've gotten pretty slack with my weekly rants. Here is the latest.
Newcomer Craig K. is handling himself rather nicely this year and wins this week on the power of the 1st line win giving them 22.05 points on the week. Clayton Keller lead the way with a 9 point week. With the likes of Keller and Thompson having career years and getting Makar and Point into form they now find themselve in 4th place. Still a fair bit away from 3rd place they still have to keep an eye in the rear view mirror as Ted P. is making a late charge up the standings.
Talking about Ted P. they collected points on all three lines and posted 21.68 to barely lose the week to Craig. They were one of five teams who tied for the 2nd line win. Not sure that has ever happened. They give themselve some breathing room for 5th with Greg L., Craig V. and Jason K. all have down weeks.
Third place on the week went to the Ice Hawks (Charlie F.) who placed 2nd on the 1st line and tied for the 2nd line win as well to add 19.58 points on the week which moves them up three places to 6th place and within reach of a money spot.
Wrapping up the top six were the Injured Reserves how had good showings on the 1st and 3rd lines to post 19.05 points on the week. More importantly with Tim H. having a down week they move to within 24 points of the lead. Aron was one of the five who tied for the 2nd line win and scrapped some more points on the other lines to tack on 16.88 points and a kind of stuck in 3rd being 40 points behind Trevor and 40 points up on Craig K. Bringing up the rear was Coops Crew with the 2nd shared win and points on the 1st line and get 14.08 points on the week and move up one spot to 9th... yeah, what ever. Honerable mention goes to the Pirates post another goose egg on their race in the Bedard sweepstakes.
Week #15 trade by Ron S. moving Rantanan (Col) to Brad for Marner seems to working out for them. Marner has been on another hot streak but Rantanen will be a force to reckon with for years to come so Brad who also owns MacKinnon will have a killer combo for years to come. You might as well say that those two have been locked in Brads Bank and we won't see them for many years.
|2023-03-03||Managers(0)||Trade deadline has passed|
We we had a pretty quiet trade deadline this year. Trading is now closed for the rest of the year. You can still pickup free agents until the end of the year. Top three are battling it out and there are six teams in range of the 6th place finish.
|2023-02-10||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #16|
Well Ted P. gets their 1st weekly win narrowly beating out Tim H. by a measly .1 of a point on the power of the tie for the 1st line win. They put up 23.35 points to jump two spaces in the standings moving into 7th spot. Now they are a mere seven points out of 4th place.
As mentioned Tim H. just barely missed a consecutive weekly win and posted 23.25 points and pads their lead over the Injured Reserves (Trevor S.). They also tied for the 1st line win and lost to Ted P. by a single bonus point.
Third place on the week went to Craig K. who posted 22.05 points by winning the 2nd line and a good showing on the 3rd line. This moves them up two spots in the standings and now sits tied in 4th place.
Wrapping up the top six were Craig V. who tacked on 19.0 points to their total with the 3rd line win and moves into a tie in 4th place with Craig K. The Injured Reserves scrapped up 14.25 points but lost ground on Tim H. for first place. The Ice Hawks (Charlie F.) mustered up some points on all three lines to add 10.65 points to their total and look to make a drive for a money spot. They are having a great week this week.
Week #15 featured a blockbuster trad with Ron S. moving Rantanan (Col) to Brad for Marner and DeAngelo. Tim shipped of D Lindholm to Craig for a 4th round pick. Trade deadline is still a month to go but NHL teams are starting to posture themselve with Horvat and Tarasenko being moved this week.
|2023-01-27||Ray Neilson(11)||NHL Trade Deadline|
At the beginning of the year I put some "key Dates" into the stats/roster spreadsheet. Turns out I got the trade deadline incorrect. In the sheet, i entered Feb 20th (I blame the internet). Turns out the trade deadline is Friday March 3rd. Not sure I ever recall a trade deadline not on a Monday. Sorry about the confusion
|2023-01-16||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #14|
Well Trevor gave good notice that he is done fooling around with us infidels (Achmed the dead terrorist). A strong showing on all three lines give him the weekly win with a monster 30.5 points on the week and moves to within one point of Tim H. who finally had a down week.
Second place went to Greg L. who split on the 2nd line win and was in the middle of the pack on the other two lines to pull in 22.77 points on the week and moves up to 5th place in the standings.
Third place goes to those pesky Pirates who I am sure are quite disappointed with their third line win and second place on the first line which garnered them 20.5 points on the week. They are still leading the Connor Bedard sweepstakes but a few more of weeks like this and well that would suck for them!!
Wrapping up the top six were Craig K. who split the 2nd line win but wasn't able to muster up much else and tacked on 12.0 points to their total and move up one spot to 7th place. Jason K. scrapped up some points on the 1st and 2nd lines and posted 10.67 points on the week which dropped them to 6th place. Tim H. had 9.87 points which allowed him to hang on to 1st place ... for now anyway.
There were two trades last week. Coops Crew went all in on Winnipeg trading Rantanen and some other bums to Aron (
ron S.) for Connor and Schiefele and then shipped off Seguin to Charlie for Wheeler. Trade deadline will be here before we know it and it will be interesting to see where everyone is sitting and who the sellers will be and the buyers.
|2023-01-11||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #13|
Sorry for the slackness on the weekly rants. Life got really busy with the arrival of our newest grand daughter who decided to arrive a month early.
Weekly winners this week was Tim H. and Craig V., each pulling in 22.5 points with Craig winning the 2nd line and Tim H. winning the 3rd line. Tim gains 15 points on Trevor to give themselves some breathing room atop the standings. Craig who has been on the move up the standings now finds themselves in 4th place.
Third place on the week went to Ted P. who won the 1st line but nothing else to go with it to post 14.0 points and creeps up a little closer to the seven teams who are within 20 points of each other.
Wrapping up the top six were Brad S. with 13.9 points with their 2nd place finish on the first line. Aron with a small gathering of points on all three lines posted 12.5 points and still remains in 3rd place and Jason K. wraps up the top six with 11.75 points and jumps up into 6th place.
There have been 5 trades since my last update (week #8). Ron S. continues to be the most active trader picking up Kadri and Zuccarello for some depth and acquiring some higher draft picks which he will probably use at the trade deadline if he is still in the running. Tim made a massive deal with Brad moving the injured MacKinnon (who is back now!!) and the 21 point streak dude in Marner for Crosby, the injured Eichel (who also is back now) and Laine. Coops Crew move top scoring Karlsson (SJ) for a 1st round pick. It appears that we already are down to a three horse race for the title as Tim H., Trevor S. and Aron (Ron S.) are pulling away from the pack. But interestingly enough there are seven teams who are all within 20 points of each other fighting for the last two money spots. Trade deadline will be here before we know it and it will be interesting to see where everyone is sitting and who the sellers will be and the buyers.
|2022-11-30||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #7|
Sorry about not getting my weekly summary done last week. Being retired takes a lot of time. This week the Injured Reserves (Trevor S.) were anything but injured. They tied for the 1st line win and won the 2nd line on their way to scooping up 29.0 points and blow by Tim H. into first place. Trevor is quite familier of the view from up there.
Aron tied for the 1st line and 3rd line wins but luckily for the rest of us pulled up a donut on the second line but still mustered 23.0 points and jump up two spots into 6th place and only less than one points behind Coops Crew (Steve C.).
The Ice Hawks (Charlie F.) pulled in points from all three lines and posted 15.93 points on the week but did drop one spot into 7th place.
Wrapping up the top six were Ted P. with a tie for the 3rd line win but not much else for 15.03 points and also dropped one place to 8th place. In a very rare scenario the other 8 remaining teams ALL had under 10 points for the week. Craig had a 2nd place finish on the 2nd line and that was it for 9.00 points and Coop's Crew had a 3rd place finish on the 1st line and the same, not much else for 8.88 points. Strangely enough they held on to 5th place and actually gained a little on the three teams above them.
There no trades this week but a couple of trades from week #6. Coops Crew looking to get younger on the LW sent Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Hedman to Craig V. for Guentzel and dman Letang... Just got word Letang had a stroke and is out indefinately. Last time he had a stroke... yes it actually happened once before, he was out two months. Hoping he is back for the stretch run!!
|2022-11-24||Ron Sollows(1)||No hockey today but lots of football|
At the quartet mark of the season and just as I predicted Jamie Benn more points than Matthews, Malkin, Stamkos, Huberdeau, Gaudreau, Ovechkin and unfortunately Patrick Kane.
|2022-11-24||Ron Sollows(1)||No hockey today but lots of football|
At the quartet mark of the season and just as I predicted Jamie Benn more points than Matthews, Malkin, Stamkos, Huberdeau, Gaudreau, Ovechkin and unfortunately Patrick Kane.
|2022-11-14||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #5|
Well Coops Crew finally got all three lines going at the same time. With a balanced attack on all three lines the put up a 2nd, 3rd and 2nd place finish on all the lines and brought home 28.0 to tack on their total which jumped them five spots from 9th to 4th place in the standings.
Injured Reserves snuck in and scooped up the 3rd line win with the late game and packed away 20.2 points to pull to within a couple points of the top spot.
Jason K. rode eight points weeks by McDavid and Fox to winning the 1st line but once again depth is causing him problems so they were only able to muster up 17.1 points and hang on to 2nd place in the standings but are now only a couple points behind Tim H.
Wrapping up the top six were Ted P. with a tie for the 2nd line win but not much else for 13.0 points on the week while Aron (Ron S.) also tied for the 2nd line win and much the same not much else for 12.3 points. Tim H. scabbed up fivish points on the 1st and 2nd line for 10.9 points on the week and barely holds onto first place.
There were a couple of trades this week. Ron S. gave up a first round pick and rookies Beniers (Sea) and Perfetti (Wpg) for Schenn(Stl), Reinhart (Flo) and Andersson (Cal). I guess he was looking to get a bit of depth back after moving Pietrangelo and Vilardi last week. And Trevor S. upgraded a 12th pick to a 10th pick after dumping Pinto (Ott) to Brad.
|2022-11-07||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #4|
Tim H. collected points on all three lines again but this time he won the 1st line and a tie for second on the 3rd line on their way to posting a hugh week with 28.65 points and now they find themselves on the top of the standings.
The Injured Reserves (Trevor S.) slipped into second spot on the week by putting up 18.25 points with a 2nd place finish on the first line. This allowed them to leapfrog a couple of teams and are now in 3rd place in the standings.
Right behind the Injured Reserves were Greg L. who had the 3rd line win on their way to adding 18.2 points to their total and moved up two spots to 6th place.
Wrapping up the top six were Craig Kelley who had great numbers (17) points on both the 1st and 2nd lines which normally is enough to walk away with both lines. However in a high scoring week the were only able to walk away with 15.25 points. Just behind them were the Ice Hawks (Charlie F.) who picked up 6 points from their Florida duo and jumped into a first place finish tie with Coops Crew on the 2nd line and tacked on 15 points on to their total. Coops Crew wrapped up the top six with basically the tie for the 2nd line win but not able to muster up much more to tack 12.0 onto their count.
It was relatively quiet on the trade front with only one trade taking place. Ron is looking to corner the market with three first round picks already for next year. They moved D Pietrangelo and RW Vilardi who have had very good starts to Jason who picks up some much needed depth early on.
|2022-10-31||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #3|
Ted P. rode the power of his Edmonton combo and Pastranek to win the 1st line on their way to posting 24.17 points for the week and leapfrogged five other teams to move up into 3rd place in the standings.
Tim H. collected points on all three lines to cash in 20.55 points for the week and also moved up five places and finds himself in 4th place.
Third place went to Aron who also had points on all three lines to tack on 17.55 points to their total and jumped up a couple spots to 2nd place in the standings.
Wrapping up the top six were Jason K. who added 17.7 points and remains atop the standings. Charlie F. won the 3rd line while scraping up 16.9 points and new comer Craig Kelley chalked up the 2nd line win to post 14.0 points on the week.
It was relatively quiet on the trade front with only one trade taking place. Coops Crew move LW Kane (Edm) to Ted P. who is getting an Edmonton Combo working with Draisaitle and Coop gets younger with LW Connor (Wpg) in the fold. Thoughts were possibly moving him for LW Robertson (Dal) but now Aron says he has enough Jets. Connor should still be good for 40 goals. Free agents are being snapped up as teams try to backfill their rosters to handle any injuries that may come along. Brad S. has been decimated by injuries with already having FOUR injured players now having any backups for his LW and C positions. Come on Brad, time to move Crosby to give you some depth on the bench.
|2022-10-24||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #2|
Jason delivered a message that he will be in the running for the big prize. He had strong finishes on all three lines but was squeezed out of 1st place finish on all three lines. By one point on both the 2nd and 3rd lines and a few on the first. But he was able to pull in 8.0 points on all three lines plus 3 bonus points to tack on 27.0 points for the week and jump to the top of the standings.
Trevor had a strong week as well by winning the 1st line and pulling points from the other two lines and a couple of bonus points to post 24.47 points and move into 2nd place in the standings.
Third place went to Brad who had second place finishes on the 1st and 2nd lines, good enough to add 19.0 to their total and move up to 3rd place.
Wrapping up the top six were Coops Crew who stole the 3rd line win and posted 16.0 points and moved up to 5th place. Aron pulled of the 2nd line win but wasn't able to add much more with 12.4 points on the week and slipped from 3rd to 4th place. Tim H. completed the top six with 10.2 points but slips one spot into 7th place.
|2022-10-18||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #1|
We are off and running. A lot of free agents changed teams and there is a fresh crop of rookies looking to make an impact on their teams. Craig V. jumps out of the gate with a win on the 3rd line and a total of 20.0 points for the week to start in 1st place.
Greg Lowe who piled up the draft picks and was finished the draft after the 4th round collected balanced points on all three lines and was just a hair behind Craig V. with 19.8 points on the week.
Third place went to Aron who rode a 2nd line win on the power of his NYR duo and scratching a few points on the other lines to put up 15.2 points.
Rounding out the top six Ted P. and Brad S. sharing the 1st line win but not mustering up much else on the other two lines to each post 12.28 points. Jason K. wrapped up the to p six with 1.78 points.
Covid is DONE. But there are a few significate injuries already with Laine(Clb) out 6-8 weeks and Matheson out for at least 4 weeks. Marchand, Pacioretty, Backstrom all start the year on LTI and are all out til December or later.
|2022-10-13||Managers(0)||Free agents now showing up on the website |
Guys, I forgot to make a program change which is supposed to display this year's free agents. I will be home late tomorrow night so I will have this fixed up when I get back. At least everyone did receive the emails. If you want see who was picked, click on 2021-22 free agent listing and go to week #1 listings. You will see them there.
|2022-04-04||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #23|
Well just when you think you will make up some ground on Mr. Sollows some weird shit happens. Ron got 3 points from his Ranger Duo which slipped them up into 1st on the 1st line. Ron was looking to salvage the week and this suited him just fine. Then I do up the weekly stats and find that the seven team below him all fought and scratched for points and basically they all pretty well evenly shared what was left. What this left was Ron S. actually not just scraping by for the week but actually won the week. When the sun is shining on you... well you know.
Second place was John Z. who tied for the 2nd line win and a 2nd place finish on the 3rd line allowed them to post 19.83 points and gained a couple of points on Coops Crew/
Third place went to the Pirates who had a couple of others on their heels this week. They plundered (see what i did there :)) 17.95 points and remain a mere two points ahead of the Ice Hawks who are hot on their heals.
Rounding out the top six were Coops Crew who were in the middle of all three lines and had 17.6 points added to their total to gain a small amount on the Injured Reserves (Trevor) for 2nd place. Right behind them were the Ice Hawks (Charlie) who tied for the 2nd line win and grabbed 17. 13 points which allows them to stay close to the Pirates for the last and final money spot. Ted P. who also tied for the 2nd line win mustered up 15. 63 points and crept a little closer to Jason K. but time is running out for a hope of a money postion. They find themselves 50 points behind the Pirates and there is only four weeks left to count. Unless a sweep of all three lines shows up the will finish in the middle of the pack.
Covid appears to be a thing of the past with the majority of the players being hit with it. New protocols mean that regular testing is a thing of the past and only if you are showing symptoms will you get testing.
|2022-03-21||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #21|
Weekly win goes to Coops Crew who are trying to make up some ground on the leaders, Aron and the Injured Reserves. A steady balanced attack on all three lines allow them to post 24.17 points and gain 20 points on the Injured Reserves and now sit just 10.5 points behind them. They were able to gain 9.5 points on Aron but being 51 points behind will not only need a couple of weeks in the 30's while Aron puts up some goose eggs ... not very likely.
Second place was Ted P. who won the 3rd line and was 2nd on the 1st line while packing 22.55 points to their total. Ted has battled injuries most of the year and sit in 9th place and would need a hot streak to have a chance to crack the top 5.
Third place went to Jason K. who won the 1st line and scabbed a few points on the other two lines to add 18.05 points to their total. Like Ted, Jason has had his 1st line going on a regular basis but his depth scoring has been inconsistent all year and they find themselves in 8th place. However they are only 26 points out of a money position so a couple of hot weeks could find them up in the money, especially owning McDavid who can put up crazy numbers.
Rounding out the top six were Aron who were able to pull out the 2nd line win and salvage their week with 14.9 weeks which allowed them to gain 10 points on the Injured Reserves who struggled with only 3.7 points on the week. The Pirates found slim pickings while on their pillaging ventures and were only able to scratch up 11.55 points but were able to hold on to 5th place. John Z. who were missing Matthews for the week salvaged 9.97 points to wrap up their week.
Covid appears to be a thing of the past with the majority of the players being hit with it. New protocols mean that regular testing is a thing of the past and only if you are showing symptoms will you get testing.
|2022-02-28||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #18|
Weekly win this week goes to John Z. whose Toronto duo went of for 9 point each in again running away with the 2nd line. With solid finishes on the 1st and 3rd lines as well were able to pack away 30.0 points and move up into 4th place in the standings and a mere 9.0 points behind Coops Crew for 3rd place.
Second place was occupied by the Injured Reserves who won the 3rd line and was able to tack on 21.75 points and vaulted them into 1st place less than one point. Aron not happy with that with them only scrounging up 7.2 points.
Third place went to the Ice Hawks (Charlie) who won the 1st line but only a few more points giving them 17.2 points on the week. But the are slowly edging their way to a money position.
Rounding out the top six were the Pirates with a 2nd place finish on the 1st line and 14.95 points on the week. Following them was Craig V. who had decent showing on the 1st and 3rd lines for 13.5 points but with John's big week finds themselve in 5th place, just 5 points ahead of the Pirates. Tim H. finished tied for 2nd on the 2nd line and posted 12.6 points. It's been an off year for Tim and he has had to deal with many injuries.
Covid is finally under control and with the relaxed testing protocols there are only a handful of players who may have it. Hopefully this will be the last of this foolishness!!
|2022-02-22||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #17|
Sorry for not getting Week #16 rant posted. This week we have a rare occurrence where we had a tie for the weekly win. Coops Crew and the Pirates (Steve S.) both ended up with 24.45 points on the week. Although this looks close Coops Crew was way ahead of everybody going into Sundays action. However the Pirates foresome of Florida guys went off for 8 points which allowed them to sneak into 1st place on the 1st line by one point ... ahead of Coops Crew. And Aron (Ron S.) had a big day from their 2nd line to steal teh 2nd line win. Anyway enough of the crying. The win allowed the Pirates to jump up three places in the standings and into 5th place. Coops Crew were able to chip away at the Injured Reserves who are in 2nd place.
Third place went to Aron who as mentioned won the 2nd line and was able to post 21.3 points and stretch their lead over the Injured Reserves (Trevor S.). It's going to be a three way battle for the title right now but Craig V., The Pirates, John Z. and the Ice Hawks (Charlie) are definitely in the rear view mirror and with a couple of big weeks by either one of those guys and they will be right back in the thick of things.
Rounding out the top six were Craig with 16.4 points and hold off the charging Pirates for 4th place. The Injured Reserves scratched up 12.25 points and are loosing ground on Aron and looking behind them as Coops Crew is slowly creeping up on them. The Ice Hawks won the 3rd line but were not able to muster up anything else and remaing in 7th place. Jason K. dropped a couple of positions into 8th after a down week.
Covid is finally under control and with the relaxed testing protocols there are only a handful of players who may have it. Hopefully this will be the last of this foolishness!!
Remember we are determining what a free agents position is at the time of pickup. We have agreed that we would be using - www.sportsforecaster.com for the teams to determine a player/’s position. UPDATE ** The position will be the one stated on the "Depth Chart" web page.
|2022-01-31||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #15|
Well we have a familiar sight atop the standings once again. Aron (Ron) continues their hot run while not winning any lines outright were able to collect decent points on all three lines to combine for 24.05 points for the week and leapfrog Trevor into 1st place. Aron made a couple of deals a few weeks ago and they have been hauling in big points for them.
Second place goes to Brad S. who continues to steal big points from the top teams. This week they repeated as the 1st line winners but again didn’t muster up much on the other lines but were still able to record 17.63 points for the week moving them up one more spot to 10th place in the standings. Ninth place (Ted) is quite a ways away so they will remain in 10th for awhile. But they continue to be a pain in the ass for those of us who need those points.
Third place on the week just behind Brad is John Z. who won the 2nd line and a bit on the 3rd while posting 17.33 points and move up to 7th place in the standings.
Rounding out the top six were Craig V. who won the 3rd line and gained a few points on the 1st line to add 15.68 points to their total and they jump into 4th place in the standings. The Ice Hawks (Charlie) pulled a few points from all three lines while padding their total with 14.05 points and they also jump up one spot to 6th in the standings.
Covid testing rules are going to change starting after the all-star game. Now players will only be tested if they are symptomatic. None of this testing everyone every day. So hoping this well bring the Covid beast in-line and there will be no more rescheduled games from this point on. All those who had Canadian players will be getting the upper hand in games played over the next three weeks. Ottawa and Edmonton leading the way.
|2022-01-29||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #14|
Sorry I missed last week’s ramblings. Actually had work to do. Well Ron made a couple of trades recently and they have been paying off in spades. His Dallas foursome have been on a terror and dominating his roster. He finds himself with the weekly win posting 26.0 points with a 2nd line win 3rd finish on the 1st line and leapfrog Coops Crew into 2nd place in the standings and a mere 10 points behind Trevor.
Second this week was surprising to find Brad Simms chunking up 23.0 points with the tie on the 1st line win and 2nd place on the second line. They couldn’t muster anything on the 3rd line but we are pretty sure they are pretty happy to finally have an impact on the weekly stats. Unfortunately it moves them out of last place but playing for pride and the role of spoiler seems to be more fun. I think we can look for more trouble from Brad as his players are heating up… Pacioretty is back, Eichel still at least a month away but there is trouble a brewing for the rest of the top teams.
Third place on the week is Jason Kayes with a tie for the 1st line win and 2nd place tie on the 3rd line allowed them to add 18.5 to their total and moves them up to 4th place in the standings.
Rounding out the top six were the Injured Reserves (Trevor) again in 4th with 13.4 points. They still hold on to 1st place but Aron (Ron) is coming hard. They gave up a 1st round pick to get Ehlers from Winnipeg just to have him get injured and out long term … oh oh here it goes again!!. The Ice Hawks (Charlie) won the 3rd line but that was all they could put forward and collected 11.5 points for their bucket. The Pirates (Steve S.) mustered up 10.9 points to stay within reach of 5th place in the standings.
Covid testing rules are going to change starting after the all-star game. Now players will only be tested if they are symptomatic. None of this testing everyone every day. So hoping this well bring the Covid beast in-line and there will be no more rescheduled games from this point on. All those who had Canadian players will be getting the upper hand in games played over the next three weeks. Ottawa and Edmonton leading the way.
|2022-01-07||Ron Sollows(1)||Cool down on the picks for players |
It is ok for me to do it but not good when the guys ahead of me do it and neutralize the moves I made STOP IT NOW!!!!
Good job Greg for loading up on picks.
|2021-12-20||Managers(0)||Weekly Rant - Week #10|
Well this week was one crazy week with all the game cancellations really throwing a wrench into the scoring. When all the dust settled Greg L. shocked the gang and pulled out the weekly win with 20.3 points on the power of running away with the 2nd line win (20 pts). This must be a breath of fresh air for Greg has had problems with injuries and his top guys not performing up to par. But Keller(5), Larkin(7) and even old dog Tarasenko(6) have great weeks to stir up the pot and taking valuable points from the top teams. Congrats Greg.
Aron (Ron S.) was able to pull points on all three lines to pile up 16.7 points and jumped up two spots to 3rd place in the standings.
The Ice Hawks (Charlie F.) finished 3rd this week with tying for the 3rd line win leading to 13.67 points. They remain in 8th place as there wasn’t a lot of movement in the standings other than Arons move to 3rd.
Rounding out the top 6 were Brad S. who tied for the 1st line win but that was all they could muster to put up 13.0 points. But because of Greg’s weekly win, this dropped them to last place. But when they get healthy I think they will start to steal points from the top guys. Pacioretty is back and is white hot. He has Crosby … enough said. Eichel, Laine are back soon. Pavelski, Pietrangelo, Klingberg are heating up. He will be a problem in the new year. Tim H. had a 2nd place finish on the 2nd line and posted 12.5 points on the week and crawls to within a point of the Pirates who are in 9th. Jason tied for the weekly win and like Brad had nothing else to show so they posted 12.0 points on the week. McDavid and Driesaitl have been mere mortals over the last couple of weeks.
Covid-19 has brought the league to it’s knees with a hugh number of games cancelled this week but more importantly with the border games shut down there are 17 teams who have NO games scheduled this week which is causing havoc for some owners this week. I believe the Pirates only have TWO players available for their roster. Arrggg.
|2021-12-17||Ron Sollows(1)||Players available |
LW - Marchessault
C - Hintz, Dubois, Stephenson, Couturier, Hertl
RW - Oshie, Bjorkstrom
D - Josi, Theodore, Pionk, Heiskanen
By my count, when looking at all our rosters - across all the teams, there are currently 52 players currently "injured" (including those unavailable with Covid). That's 20% of our rosters currently not available to play. Ouch!
|2021-12-06||Steve Cooper(2)||Change for next year|
Here is something to think about for next year. I would like to propose to eliminate the Bonus point system. 9.9 times out of 10 the top 3 teams of the week have the top points. I don't think we need to give them additional points when they have already won the week. Thoughts
|2021-10-06||Managers(0)||It's that time again. We will be off and running|
Well training camps are in full gear and our protected lists are in. Time to create your lists, cross off all those who are protected and let the analysis begin. Remember to check all the teams position lists (Trevor sent them out) to confirm you are picking the right player position for the player you are interested in. There have been a LOT of players switched position since the end of the season.
The Meeting / Draft will be held next Monday, Oct 11th starting at 7:00 pm Atlantic Time. Trevor has sent out an e-mail with the Zoom link for all of us to join. If you have any question on how Zoom works, I believe Trevor has included that information in his e-mail. If you would like to try to connect 15 minutes before the meeting just to make sure you can be connected. Make sure that you will be available for the draft. Makes it really tricky for someone else to pick your team. If you cannot make, at least try to assign a person to make your picks.
You are responsible for being aware of who is injured, not signed (Tkachuk (Ott) I believe is the only big name). As mentioned below, we will be using www.sportscaster.com for the depth charts. After the draft, it will become the default place to look. Get those pencils and highlighters moving. See you on Monday evening. All have a great holiday weekend. Coop
if you check out the depth charts or rosters on the page we use they now have the Seattle Kraken. I can not wait to get a jersey, draft all Kraken players next season, I am all about the Kraken.
|2021-05-06||Ron Sollows(1)||Soemthing for the agenda next season|
A re-draft from scratch every 5 years, not for next season since trades this season affect draft picks but perhaps the following season. Pool would still work exactly the same but every 5th year we would do a complete re-draft so the season prior to that no point in trading for picks but the other 4 seasons yes as it would be exactly the same building your team and trying to win. Would shake things up every 5 years and who knows which team would come out of a re-draft on top.
Re-draft would be an 18 round snake draft format with order selected randomly, the draft order the other seasons would work the same as it does now. If approved the first re-draft would be for the 2022-23 season.
Looking at the NHL stats right now and if you just went by where players are in the scoring race the first pick of course would be McDavid but the 12th pick could be someone like Barkov and with back to back picks perhaps Stone. Of course anyone with 1st overall and McDavid has an advantage but I think after a re-draft the teams would be fairly even and it would break the same 4 or 5 teams always on top.
|2021-02-22||Ron Sollows(1)||Bye Bye Panarin|
Will miss you hurry back kisses
two dollars for anyone that can get me some dirt on Putin
|2021-02-09||Ron Sollows(1)||and so if begins|
Took a little longer than expected but Torts benched Laine last night. Take the top player and cut him down to size just Torts being Torts.
|2021-01-20||Ron Sollows(1)||Reality check|
Do not believe I will be in it this year so for those looking to upgrade keepers or those who think they will be battling for a title here is a list of players available for trade
LW Rakell (slow start but still on the top line top PP)
RW Wilson (playing on the top line with Ovie and Backstrom and off to a great start)
RW Batherson (top line top PP, young buck on the rise)
C Hertl (good keeper and just a good solid center for a team going for it plus he is off to a great start)
C D. Strome (someone has to play with Kane)
C Norris (another Sens young gun, he’s top PP and top line)
D Spurgeon (playing on the top PP)
D Ellis (always has decent number)
would also consider trading my keepers if I got keepers in return.
|2021-01-07||Managers(0)||Idea for our meeting - Trevor|
I want to put forward a proposal for discussion on adoption for next season. I see a lot of pools that have some sort of "playoff" format, and I thought that might be interesting.
In our pool, if you look back over the history, only one time has someone who has been in first place going into the final week, not won. And if you look back, I suspect that the majority of the time, the person in 1st place at trade deadline, ends up 1st at the end. And at best, we normally have a two person race for the overall win, and alot of people are out of the race by Christmas.
John put this bug in my ear a few years ago, and it's festered over time and the more I think about it the more I like it. My proposal for discussion.
As of the NHL trade deadline, our pool is reset so that the top 7 teams are "re-pointed" and enter the "playoffs" where they compete for the overall title. The pool runs as normal up to the NHL trade Deadline. So, this year the deadline was Monday February 24th, meaning that our week ending Sunday February 23rd (which i think would have bee the results from week #20) would determine who makes the playoffs. This year it would have been Ted, Tim, Ron, Smicer, Brad, Jason, & John. If we expand to 8, that means Coop would have made the playoffs...
The standings would then be re-done for the stretch drive. 7th place would be awarded 350 points, 6th place 355 points, 5th place 360 points, 4th place 365 points, 3rd place 370 points, 2nd place 375 points, 1st place 380 points. So at "playoff time" there would be 30 points separating 1st to 7th place, and the final 6 weeks would run like normal and determine the winner.
I thought this might be interesting.... normally by trade deadline 1st to 7th place is a 50-90 point separation, so little chance for a win for most people. If we make the playoffs 7 (or 8 people), there would be very little selling throughout the year, which can artificially skew our pool. And if only 4 or 5 people miss that playoffs, that would mean there are likely only 1 or 2 people who would be out of it by the trade deadline, so a bit more interest (hopefully).
A downside... there would be less trading I would think. If there are only a couple people out of it by the deadline, then the amount of sellers would decrease, and buyers increase. So probably less trades, and probably higher prices for those buying....
Anyway, just a thought. Thought it might be worth a discussion.
|2020-08-10||Ray Neilson(11)||Stanley Cup|
You heard it here first. The 2020 Stanley Cup will be awarded to the Philadelphia Flyers as they defeat the Colorado avalanche. I was 1-14 in predicting last years playoffs so you can take this to the bank
|2020-07-03||Ron Sollows(1)||Top keepers of all time|
Looking at my keepers for next season I only have one the same as the previous season, Mark Stone, the other 5 are all new keepers. I thought about the players I have had over the years and came up with my top 6 keepers all time, it is tough a lot of good players do not make the cut and guys like the Sedins made it because at the time I had them they were two of the best in the league.
A lot of players traded year to year and some big time players, interesting to hear from other teams who are your top 6 players of all time, may still be on your team or in the league or even retired.
|2020-06-05||Steve Cooper(2)||New GM - Greg|
Well talking with Cliff this morning and he felt that it took quite a bit of time to keep on top of player performance and movement. He is more of a pick your team at the first of the year and sit and watch. On the other hand, I think with adding Greg Lowe as our new manager, we just invited a new shark into the tank. Greg also participates in a Fantasy League in Bridgewater with Steve Smicer so this is not a new arena for him. Greg has shown in past playoff pools (which he won a couple back to back) the he has the hockey knowledge and will be a force to be reckoned with. He has a strong young core and 1st pick overall. It will be interesting to see how he does next year. I predict he will challenge for a top 5 position. Welcome to the League Greg.
|2020-02-25||Ron Sollows(1)||Trade deadline breakdown|
Ron grade B+:
Out Weber, Cirelli, Kakko and a 4th round pick
In Monahan, Tatar and a 7th
Monahan and Cirelli similar points but Monahan in a down season and still the Flames top center, Cirelli has a lot of stars in front of him for PP time
Weber became expendable with the pickup and return of Ellis and the pickup of Ekblad
The picks at this point not much of a factor when you are all in and moved all of your top picks already
Brad grade D:
Stayed with what he has while others improved, if he gets 1st or 2nd he may end up being the smartest of the bunch
Tim grade B-:
Out 1st round pick
In Ellers, Johanson and an 11th
Probably paid too much for the return but at this point where it is so tight he did upgrade on RW and if Ellers turns out to be the difference than the price was fine
Smicer grade A:
Not much on draft day but all his moves came prior to the deadline getting the likes of Backstrom, Perron, Theodore
Ted grade B+:
In Weber, Cirelli, Athanasiou
Out a 4th and Monahan
He upgraded his D which is always a need for most teams, could be a wash on the centers and if Athanasiou finds chemistry on one of the Oilers top lines he could workout
Jason grade B+:
Nothing on draft day but did upgrade with Zucker and Yamamoto dealing with the devil it cost him a 1st but Yamamotto could end up being a good young keeper as well as helping him the rest of this year. A grade of F dealing with the Devil but an A getting a potential good young keeper
Charlie, Steve and Trevor all get grades of A or A+
Charlie gets a 1st for Ehlers, Ehlers a potential keeper but the 1st could end up getting him a better player. Ehlers still has a bunch of stud in front of him for top PP time which hurts his production. Plus he upgraded some other picks prior to the deadline
Trevor continues to give up spare pieces for high picks and now I believe has 14 picks in the first 6 rounds, looks like I will be selling from the get go next season
Cooper still thinking top 5 but also getting higher picks a 2nd and 4th on deadline day for non-keepers. Who knows on Kakko pegged as a stud and those young guys if given the right chance could breakout in year two and become what experts expect if so a 2nd not a bad price for him.
Cliff grade C+:
Remains to be seen if the Kakko pickup was a good move if he hangs on to him it may turn out to be
John grade B:
moves for picks happened well before the trade deadline, but off the top of my head he picked up a 1st and 3rd for Josi and RNH, Josi a keeper but a 1st he can replace him with another good player, a 3rd for RNH sounds about right
Craig grade B-:
Moves made before the deadline but he does have some top keepers heading into next year Malkin, Rantanen, Kuznetsov, Chabot, Karlsson and Hughes
|2020-02-24||Ray Neilson(11)||Best thing on the Internet today|
Unless you are a leafs fan of course....
Jason Zucker-LW available if anyone wants him. If interested, make an offer
|2020-01-28||Ron Sollows(1)||Ronnies Corner|
Elite womens 3 on 3 hockey was slow, boring and 97% of the shots were about 20 mph or less. They were the best female players in the world there to show us how skilled and awesome they were epic fail. Yes all the NHL personal praise and support them but in this day and age they have to be politically correct or they lose their jobs. The reality whether you agree with my assessment of their game or not there is no womens hockey league that will have 10,000 people fill the rinks each night and able to pay the players 100,000 dollar contracts
|2020-01-12||Ray Neilson(11)||Anders Lee|
Anders Lee (LW) has 5 games this week. If anyone is interested in him for a short term fix...... Lee and my 7th, for a draft pick back.
|2019-12-24||Ron Sollows(1)||Happy Holidays|
Merry Christmas to all
And to all my players a 3 point night
|2019-12-23||Steve Cooper(2)||Another year lost|
Well its Christmas time and I haven't won a week or 1st line yet. Having big names doesn't convert to winning. Even when you have Ovy, Kuzy, Scheifele, Wheeler and Hedman it wasn't cutting it. All were having their worst career years. So. I'll cruise along with hopes of a top 5 finish but even that looks like a stretch. Will I ever see a title again? Probably not. Gave McDavid away a few years ago when I could have started my rebuild properly. But hey at the time I traded him for the top 2 scorers in the league, Tavares and Benn
|2019-12-01||Steve Cooper(2)||Patience ran out on the Jets|
Finally got tired of waiting for the Jets to launch. Wheeler gets moved away from Scheifele and goes all to hell points wise. Dallas is still cold on the PP like Winnipeg. May have just traded bad for bad. It is a matter of which team will get their shit together. Need the Dallas owner to start calling out his top players again. When he did that the took off.
|2019-11-12||Ron Sollows(1)||Don Cherry|
I do not necessarily agree with the reason he was fired because everyone knows he walks a fine line but I believe it was the right time for him to go. What do you people think?
|2019-09-12||Managers(0)||Dates for Meeting/Draft & Protected lists due|
Hi guys, hope you had a great summer. The hockey season is around the corner and below are the dates for our projected list and the draft.
Sunday Sept. 22 - Protected List due
Tuesday Sept. 24 - Frozen NHL rosters sent out.
Sunday Sept. 29 - Draft
Monday Sept. 30 - Free agents open up (8:01 pm)
Location and time to be determined for draft. If no one offers up their place we can do mine as a default. I think guys should have a chance to host this event
|2019-09-12||Greg Lowe(6)||Newely appointed GM|
Boys, just want to say thank you for your warm welcome into the League, as I embark on my new career as the GM for Team #6 I'm looking forward to learning as I go, flying by the seat of the pants stuff, so bare with me as I grow into the role!
Available for trade! One slightly used, slightly high Russian center! hahahahahah
|2019-08-12||Ray Neilson(11)||Flight Booked|
Gotta love seat sales! Flight is booked for the draft.... here's hoping we are having the draft on Sept 29th!!!
Congrats to the top 5.
No trading for me next year!!!!
|2019-04-07||Ray Neilson(11)||New Commish|
Hello everyone. With the season now over, i've decided that now is the time for me to step down as commish. I've been at the helm for a number of years now and becasue our constitution requires a degree of interpretation I've always felt that there should be a different voice from time to time making those interpretations.
With that said if there are any volunteers, please reach out to the league and the "perverbial" keys can be handed over to you.
See you at the draft!
|2019-03-01||Ron Sollows(1)||They finally figured it out|
How to shut Kucherov down
|2019-02-25||Ray Neilson(11)||Trade deadline reminder|
Hey everyone. Just a reminder today is deadline day. All trades must be completed by 8pm, or forever hold your peace. Any questions, drop me a note! Happy hunting
|2019-02-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Monday roster - early game|
Sorry for the late notice. On Monday, there is an early game. Rosters will be due by 5pm!
|2019-02-13||Ron Sollows(1)||players available|
Just over a week until the trade deadline I have some big names to help the contenders or possible keepers for some other teams
C Zibanejad, C W. Karlsson
D Seth Jones, Barrie, Yandle
I would be looking to move a player and a lower pick for a higher pick and possibly a lesser player, my lowest pick is the 9th round so not too bad.
|2019-02-10||Ray Neilson(11)||NHL Trade Deadline|
hello everyone. Your first reminder about the upoming NHL trade dealine, which is Monday February 25th. The actual real life deadline is 3pm (toronto time), but as per our rules we allow trades to be completed up to 8pm; this allows you to time to figure out the impact of the NHL trades to your fantasy squad.
Keep in mind we are strict with the time deadline. If you complete your deal at 8:01 pm, too bad, you missed the cutoff. So....if you are working on something right up to the deadline (this is the Cooper rule) you had better have either Charlie and I on the phone or be able to type fast to get it entered in the website with a "good" time stamp on it!
After the deadline has passed, no trades can be completed until after the REGULAR season has ended. And the last thing... if you are completing trades with draft picks, please make sure you actually own the picks you are trading. And if a trade puts you over the roster limit (22 players), please be sure to include the player you are dropping.
I think that is it; I will send a reminder out as we get closer to the deadline. If anyone has any questions, please reach out anytime..
So this has to be the night Randy Carlyle gets fired right?
|2019-01-28||Ron Sollows(1)||break over time to get it going again with a rap|
Mikko do you love me are you scorin’
Say you’ll never ever leave and go on IR
Cause I want ya and I need ya scorin’
And I’m down for a hat trick always
MB (matthew barzal) do you love me are you scorin’
Say you’ll never ever leave and go on IR
Cause I want ya and I need ya scorin’
And I’m down for a hat trick always
|2019-01-15||Ray Neilson(11)||Schedule for week of Jan 21 to Feb 3|
A little bit of early warning. Next week, which would be "week 17" only has games scheduled for Monday - Wednesday due to the all-star break. As a result, we are going to combine two weeks so that we have enough games to constitute a full week.
So, when submitting your rosters for week 17, the "week" will run Jan 21 to Feb 3. Adjust your rosters accordingly.
Oh, and next week is my birthday so it's only proper if you all just let me win the week.
|2019-01-13||Steve Cooper(2)||I get no respect !!!|
Well over the years you all used to give me a hard time for keeping all the old guys. I finally make a deal to significantly reduce the age of my team and not a word of encouragement or congratulations. Why do I try to appease my critics. Is Jagr still available :)
|2019-01-03||Ron Sollows(1)||Do not fret over the World Junior loss|
The top players in the NHL are still mostly Canadian Kucherov, Rantanen, Gaudreau, Malkin, Ovechkin, Karlsson, Eichel, Pastrnak, Tkachuk(s), Pettersson, Vasilevskiy, Rinne and Panarin to name a few. We are still in good shape.
|2018-12-29||Ray Neilson(11)||Lineups on New Years Eve|
Just a reminder, there are early games on Monday, December 31. Lineups will be due to Charlie by 1:30pm.
|2018-12-23||Ray Neilson(11)||lineups for the week|
Don't forget, there are no games scheduled until Thursday, so your lines are not due until Thursday 8pm.
For the following week, starting Monday, December 31, there are early games that day, so your lines will be due at 1:30pm. I'll send out a reminder as we get closer to that date.
Merry Christmas everyone
|2018-12-19||Ron Sollows(1)||Mind boggling|
Trevor mentioned Carolina in this weekly rant I agree and would fire their GM too. Complaining about the fact they can not score when they traded Skinner and Lindholm in the off season. Even when Skinner was there why was he on the 3rd line and 2nd PP unit when he was probably the best goal scorer on the team, would have been more suited on the top line with Aho . Also you trade for Hamilton who’s a proven point producer especially on the PP but Faulk gets the first unit PP and is doing nothing again this year.
|2018-12-18||Ray Neilson(11)||Christmas Schedule|
I'll send another reminder on the weekend, but please make note of the NHL schedule next week over the holidays.
There are no games scheduled on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (Dec 24th to 26th), they return to action on Thursday, December 27th. As such, rosters are not due until 8pm on Thursday, December 27.
Free Agent schedules will work the same (8:01pm kind of deal), but unlike most weeks, any Free Agent you pick up prior to that Thursday 8pm deadline can be inserted into your lineup. My Christmas gift to you!
Any questions, please send me a message.
|2018-12-08||Ron Sollows(1)||Fire sale|
C O’Reilly, Karlsson, Hayes
RW Lindholm, Konecny
D Theodore, Suter, Ristolainen
If you’re out of it and see a potential better keeper make an offer or if you gunning for top 5 and need to upgrade a few spots make an offer. Will be looking for higher picks for these guys and it’s basically one of these players and a lower pick for a lesser player and a higher pick. If you offer a player I would keep I would do 2 or 3 of these guys for 1 upgraded player
Email offers to firstname.lastname@example.org or text
|2018-12-03||Steve Cooper(2)||Well that didn't last long|
That was short lived. Quite a tight race at the top. Only 13 points separate the top 6 teams. Smicer must be reeling. Two weeks of 20+ points on the first line and not a line win to show for it. Scoring has been absolutely nuts. The Colorado and Winnipeg top lines are scoring at a lights out rate. Lots of scoreboard watching. Even catching a game now and then. I find if I watch my guys, they normally do nothing. Turn of the TV and the numbers start to flow.
|2018-11-27||Steve Cooper(2)||Wow, forgot what the view looked like from up here|
Well it has been a long time coming. I looked back to when it was the last time I sat atop the standings and it looks like it was back BEFORE the lockout season in 2003/04. Many seasons I had the top PP players on their teams but for what ever reason, these players had bad years or other players were having career years that were not on my roster. I think this year I made a couple of trades which have given me some depth (Skinner, Chabot, Horvat) and my 1st round pick (Couturier) has finally picked up where he left off last year. Some crazy scoring going on lately (Laine 11 points). That is just not normal. Smicer had 20 points on the 1st line last week and ended up 3rd on the line. No justice there. I will ride the wave and hope my guys keep it up and end the 15 year drought.
|2018-11-14||Ron Sollows(1)||signs of life|
Pietrangelo 7 points in his last 9 games.
Pacioretty should start getting hot soon, of course 1 point in his 3 games this week would be hot for him.
|2018-11-14||Ray Neilson(11)||LA Kings|
I think I am no more than two more knee injuries away from being the LA Kings starting goalie.
Maybe it's time to sign Nylander .... ASAP !!!
|2018-10-11||Steve Cooper(2)||Blockbuster deal|
Well if doesn't peak your interest. Ovy for Giroux should be a wash. Hoping Giroux stays healthy. Pietrangelo 2nd PP behind Dunn ... yeah I know .. who. Sedins gone heres hoping Horvat hangs on to top line with Boeser.
|2018-10-11||Ron Sollows(1)||hard to keep up|
I am happy when one of my players gets a point but now you need your players to have 4 or 5 point games just to keep up with the high flying players.
|2018-10-05||Ray Neilson(11)||Early games monday|
Games start at 2pm on Thanksgiving Monday, so rosters will be due at 2pm for week #2
Just a reminder....rosters are due today by 8pm. Good luck!
Free agents can be picked up at 8:01 PM Monday night. If you do choose to pick someone up prior to Wednesday’s first games, they are eligible to be put in your first weeks roster. Speaking of which, your rosters for the week are due on Wednesday evening by 8pm. Please send those to Charlie. And as usual, one Free Agent per week and once selected you cannot change your mind. So if you choose one this week, you will not be eligible to select another free agent until Monday October 8th at 8:01 pm.....
|2018-09-13||Ray Neilson(11)||Keeper Lists|
Reminder, keeper lists are due this Sunday 8pm. Don't forget to indicate the position of the player as well. Thanks!
Could have his best season ever surrounded by more talent than before and in VEGAS of all places.
Looks like a rebuild for the Habs so may be tough to wear any Habs logos this season.
|2018-08-30||Steve Cooper(2)||Skinner ... Eichel ... could be magic?|
Well Skinner didn't land in Pittsburg like I had hoped but landing in Buffalo pretty well guarantees he will be playing with Eichel. What to do, What to do. If Keller lines up on the RW I may be able to keep him.
Hello everyone. I am a bit early with this, but I am heading to California next week so didn't want to wait until I was back before sending this out.
The season is fast approaching so wanted to give you all the pertinent dates so you can be prepared:
1) The Draft date is Sunday September 30th, at 6pm. Different location this year, John has agreed to host. His address is 455 McCabe Lake Drive Middle Sackville (Just off that new exit off the 101 in Sackville)
2) If you have any agenda items you want brought up at the draft please let me know
3) PROTECTED LISTS are due Sunday September 16th by 8pm. The maximum amount of protected players is 6, but you can protect less if you want - you will get extra draft pick at the end of a round to "catch" you up.
4) Please remember to include the position of the player you are protecting. As per our rules you MAY have an option on where a player slots on your roster. Craig, this will be new to you, so let me explain using an example. As you know, we use the Hockey News site (TEAM DEPTH CHART page) to determine our forward positions. Right now, if you go to Carolina's page, Sebastian Aho is listed as a Center. In our pool, Aho is currently on Ron's roster as a Left Wing. Ron will have the option when protecting him to either list him as a Center or Left Wing (assuming of course he is still listed at C on the website in a few weeks when Ron submits his list)
5) Any players NOT PROTECTED will go back into the draft, and their position becomes locked into whatever the Hockey News has them listed at
6) Sometime during the week of the Sept 17th I will send out the list of Frozen positions. This will lock the player into whatever position the Hockey News has them at for our draft. This is only done so that you can have a couple weeks to make your lists, by position, without having to worry that some guy you really want switches to a new position at 5pm on the Sunday of draft day. After the draft is complete, the "frozen list" is no more, and a position is determined by the Hockey News.... clear as mud?
7) Fees - Please be sure to bring your $60 annual entry fee with you.
We'll see you in September, any questions, let me know, and good luck to everyone.
|2018-08-11||Ron Sollows(1)||The Hockey News Ultimate Pool Guide|
Is now in store bitches.....
|2018-06-24||Steve Cooper(2)||Skinner to take it to the next level|
Rumour has it that Pittsburg are in on the running for the services of Jeff Skinner. Could be that LW that Crosby had been looking for. Looks like that throw in player on the trade may turn out to be worth much more ... wishful thinking but one can always dream.
|2018-06-22||Ray Neilson(11)||Draft Date|
Hello everyone. NHL schedule was just released, the new season will start on Wednesday, October 3rd. Therefore, our draft will be held on Sunday, September 30th. I'll be sennding out a calander appointment in the near future, for now, please mark this somewhere so you don't forget.
|2018-06-19||Ray Neilson(11)||Hoffman to the Panthers|
Now this looks like a Ron trade. Hoffman gets traded to another team two hours after being acquired by one team :)
|2018-06-19||Ron Sollows(1)||Hoffman to the Sharks|
good move by the Sharks to add some more scoring. Looks like a Trevor trade in this pool Sharks got the best player and a higher pick
Shortly after the trade Joe Thorntons wife got a comment on her instagram that she was a skank and better watch out. I think this is going to work out fine for the Sharks.
|2018-06-13||Ron Sollows(1)||now I know why the Sens are shopping Hoffman|
Crazy story Eric Karlssons wife claims Mike Hoffmans girlfriend has been harassing them online since November, saying things like I wish you were dead like your baby and be nice to see someone take out Eric’s legs and end his career.
Even though they are all just regular people it is still weird to think that went on all season. Sure I do it all season to Cooper in this pool but he deserves it.
|2018-05-29||Ray Neilson(11)||Player Dropped|
Please note that Tim has dropped D-Colin Miller from his roster to get back under the player limit.
|2018-05-06||Ray Neilson(11)||1st Round|
I’ve decided that the Injured Reserves, with their 12th overall pick in the 2018 draft will be proud to select, from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Left Winger Jake Guentzel. But it will be Playoff Jake Guentzel, not Regular Season Jake Guentzel. That guy sucks
|2018-04-02||Ron Sollows(1)||The Sedins are retiring|
The Sedins are retiring
I had Henrik when he led the league in scoring around 110 points I believe. I also recall trading him to Trevor a few years later for washed up Brad Richards (NYR), Trevor also asked for and got a 1st round pick, Seguin, Eric Karlsson and Tavares in the deal or something like that.
|2018-03-07||Ron Sollows(1)||weekly rant|
“Go Pens” this forum is not for promoting your own teams and players. That is totally inappropriate, it is lewd, lascivious, salacious and outrageous!
|2018-02-22||Ron Sollows(1)||Hate to part with Pacioretty|
I recall in November when he got me a point.
|2018-02-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Early games|
Hey everyone. Please note, there are early games on Monday. Rosters will be due 2pm Nova Scotia time.
|2018-02-14||Steve Cooper(2)||Welcome to our new General Manager|
As you have all heard, Marty will be handing his team over at the end of the year to our newest GM, Craig Velemerovich. Welcome aboard Craig. I have modified the website to notify Craig when any Trades, Free Agents, Positions switches and Rants are made. Craig, let me know if you receive this notice. You can just do a reply all to let all the guys know you are now connected. Welcome aboard. Marty, don't go trading all his keepers!!
|2018-02-13||Ray Neilson(11)||Trade Deadline|
I'll send this out again as we get closer, but please keep this in mind. Trade deadline is fast approaching – February 26th this year. Just so there is no confusion, the NHL deadline usually is around 3pm (or something like that). In our pool we allow trades up to 8pm just so that everyone has ample time to process what happened in the NHL. But we are STRICT with that timeline. No deals are accepted at 8:01pm. So, if you are working right up to that 8pm deadline you had better get Charlie or I on the phone in case you make a deal right at 8pm. That way you can call us with the details instead of quickly typing on the website and possibly making a mistake or taking too long to type.
|2018-02-01||Ron Sollows(1)||draft picks buying selling etc|
I think the problem is not the format but is the fact it is the same people using this strategy season after season even without it those are the same ones that always play full out start to finish. Anyone can do it one way or the other but some do not bother others are not willing to or will not do it that early and the problem this year is a few guys sold early, their choice, but we are probably looking at a trade deadline where not many big moves will be made because they were made months before.
This year it looked like Trevor was going to run away with it leading Tim to sell early, Tim is still right there are as far as the top 5 so perhaps if he waiting and seen Trevor slowing down of late he would have had second thoughts and made a run. Everyone is different Tim decided do I want to battle for top 5 and maybe not even finish in the money or put myself in a better position with a lots of high drafts picks next season. I was in a similar position last year and started selling off players for picks but it was probably a mistake, traded Josi, Faulk, Skinner and others for higher picks had I kept them I could have made a decent run at top spot and where I finished 3rd I most certainly would have finished 2nd had I hung in there so lesson learned it is a long season and this year I am doing the opposite and battling until the end.
It is a fine line for those that play this way when do I sell or buy. Where Tim was selling really early this season I decided I had as good a shot as any team so I bought before others near the top did.
A thought that came to mind while writing this if we want to change it at all would be you can not deal picks during the season until a certain date, late December or January 1st, this would keep teams in it longer and they may have a change of heart when they realize they can take a run at top spot this would also make the trade deadline more of a frenzy as the sellers and buyers would be doing everything in January and February. The off season you could still deal picks as we do now.
Hey everyone. Just so you know. There are no games schedule on Monday because of the all-star break. Rosters will be due Tuesday at 8pm
|2018-01-14||Charlie Flemming(4)||Monday Jan.15 Early Games|
There are some early games tomorrow Jan.15.
Rosters are due by 2:00pm.
|2018-01-08||Ray Neilson(11)||Line Combinations|
Going to be some interesting line combinations this week!
In case you haven't looked ahead yet, there are 13 teams that only have 1 game scheduled for next week. Brutal!
|2017-12-30||Ray Neilson(11)||Rosters -early game |
Just an FYI, Monday January 1st, rosters will be due at 2pm Nova Scotia time. There is only one game scheduled and it’s early.
Don't forget rosters due tonight by 8pm.
Trevor, I didn't hear anything about Pietrangelo's UBI in your weekly rant, although you mentioned other injuries. Heck, more icetime for Parayko I hope !
|2017-12-13||Ron Sollows(1)||watch out for karma|
Trevor mentioned it was good news Oshie and Schwartz are out. Karma is a bitch!!!!!
Actually as strange as it sounds if I had Scheifele and his 9 points last week I would have ended up with less fantasy points, would have had Patch, Scheifele and Wheeler on line 1 so would have won it but would have had 7 less player points on the 2nd line.
As for the BURN yes I know Scheifele is the best player in the deal and will end up with the most points of the players involved and many would never make a trade if they were moving the better player in the exchange but I improved on LW took a hit at center although Barzal looks really good. Seen a piece on Barzal last night prior to the Islanders/ Pens game he looks really good, great puck handler and very fast was clocked around 39 KMs just a bit slower than the fastest in the league McDavid. Machessault did it last year when given a chance and is again this year. Points to date: Marchessault 4, Barzal 4, Scheifele 9, Baertschi 1 so yes if you just look at Scheifele it looks bad but I look at the entire deal.
I make lots of trades so I know some will be wins and some will be losses but regardless I just move forward once a deal is done and at this point on this deal I’m fine with it, Scheifele will continue to be good but I think Marchessault and Barzal will continue to produce as well. As for the Winnipeg Jets come this Monday they will be dead to me.
|2017-11-27||Charlie Flemming(4)||Week-8 Standings...|
Weem-8 Standings are out !!
Let me know if you didn't get them !
|2017-11-20||Charlie Flemming(4)||Week-7 Standings|
Hi....Week-7 Standings are out. If you didn't get an email, let me know!
|2017-11-16||Charlie Flemming(4)||Roster File Week-7|
The Roster File has been sent out.
Hopefully everyone got it!
If you didn't get the email, please let me know.
|2017-11-15||Steve Cooper(2)||I'm a lot younger|
Well that will reduce my average age
|2017-10-24||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Habs sucking hard|
I predict a Montreal win tonight!!!!
|2017-10-23||Steve Cooper(2)||Hab sucking hard|
If is wasn't for Arizona, the Canadians would be the anchors in the NHL. Time to do what Toronto did and bring up the AHL team and see how they would do. I mean Toronto made the playoffs with that team last year!!
|2017-10-16||Steve Cooper(2)||Really 'Cap'italized on my boys last week|
Well all was well in the house of Coops Crew for the week. My Caps were just way too much for the rest of the NHL last week. Just maybe I might see myself on top of the Standings in a week or two. Been a looong time since I have seen that ! Even battled injuries with Josi and Getzlaf (except 1 game) missing the entire week. Could have seen a sweep. But I'll take it .
|2017-10-11||Ron Sollows(1)||No worries with Pacioretty|
he had a slow start last year and went on one of his hot streaks and ended right around his norm of 35 goals 65 points. Its the same issue every season for the Habs not enough depth and trouble scoring yet Pacioretty still does his thing, plus this year he’s playing with a young talented player on the rise, last year he played with no one and was still good. No worries on Pacioretty he’ll be fine and I’ll wait him out.
|2017-10-11||Ron Sollows(1)||FAs in the first week|
I agree it was interesting no frenzy as guys waited I had a group of players I was watching so wasn’t too worried if someone grabbed one before me because I had others I could take. I too like Trevor and others waited and wanted to see a game or two to see ice time, PP time and line combos and decided on Larkin who looks like he may be returning to his rookie form, I recall last year he ended up as a 3rd line winger with no PP time which was kind of mind boggling considering he is young had a good rookie season and the RedWings lack high end talent regardless that worked out for me because he wasnt drafted so I got to pick him up in week 1 and he is the 2nd line center seeing decent PP minutes and the early returns are good 3 points in 3 games. At this point I dont mind sticking him in there any given week and you have to love that when a FA pickup becomes a player you can actually use and get production out of.
|2017-10-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Go Caps go!!|
Three goals in 2 1/2 minutes. I feel an 8 spot coming on. Looks like the "Price" is right.
|2017-10-07||Ray Neilson(11)||Player Positions|
I'm pretty sure there is no confusion, but in case there is. The list I sent out a few weeks back, freezing player positions, was for the Draft only. You should now be using the Hockey News - Depth Charts as your source for determining a player's position.
|2017-10-07||Ray Neilson(11)||Early Games - Oct 9th|
Please note that on Monday, October 9th, there are early games scheduled. Your weekly rosters will be due at 2pm (N.S. Time). As per usual, Free Agents can be picked up at 8:01pm.
|2017-10-04||Ray Neilson(11)||Lineups Due|
Don't forget, first game is tonight, rosters are due by 8pm Eastern. Good luck!
|2017-10-02||Managers(0)||2017 Draft picks|
Hey guys, I have updated the draft picks (our yearly spreadsheet) to include the 2017 draft from last night. On the website, look to right side and click on the Draft Picks link.
He is looking good, he may be a 1st round pick in our pool as well.
|2017-09-25||Ray Neilson(11)||Draft - Reminder|
Hey everyone. Just a reminder, our draft is scheduled for Sunday October 1st, 6:30 pm. I sent out the protected lists, player positions, as the draft order last week, if you did not receive that, please let me know I will re-send to you directly.
I know that Ted will not be there, he is travelling, but am expecting everyone else so if you won't be there please let me know and what arrangements you have made for your team drafting.
I believe we will be at Cooper's Condo again, Steve if that is correct can you send the address for everyone?
|2017-09-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Has the season started yet???|
Guentzel 5 points last night!!!
|2017-09-14||Ray Neilson(11)||Protected Lists|
Please remember, protected rosters are due this Sunday, 8pm Nova Scotia time. When submitting to me, please indicate the position as well as the player name.
Once I have all the names I will send out the complete rosters. And I will also send out the "frozen" NHL rosters as well next week. Once you have those we are locked in for what player positions will be at the draft. This allows you to make your lists without worrying about a player switching positions the day of our draft.
Any questions, please give me a shout
|2017-09-10||Managers(0)||Not sure what going on with the website|
Just received 4 emails from the website. One from each form on our website. Some one may be trying to hack into the site.
|2017-07-20||Ray Neilson(11)||Injury Prone|
Very rarely do I get concerned enough with being "Injury Prone", to the point where I won't draft or trade for someone, but Nolan Patrick is seriously testing me on that!
Now he has an infection in his face? What the hell does that even mean? This guy might actually be held together with duct tape and prayers
|2017-06-29||Ray Neilson(11)||Upcoming Draft|
You may have noticed a calendar invite from me for October 1. The new NHL season starts on Wednesday the 4th, so as per tradition our draft will take place on Sunday the 1st. Please put this into your calendar/notebook, tie a ribbon on your finger, whatever you need to do in order to remember.
Both John and I are planning to fly down for the weekend so you'll finally be able to meet JZ and you'll be able to witness in person the draft that propels me to my second title in a row!
|2017-06-01||Ron Sollows(1)||another game winner|
For Guentzel the playoff goal leader and nearly a PPG pace. I think we can start the bidding at a 3rd round pick for Guentzel and a 6th
|2017-05-06||Charlie Flemming(4)||Fantasy Concussions|
From now on when I want to bang my head against a wall, I will put on a helmet! It will go a long way to prolong my fantasy career !!
|2017-05-06||Ray Neilson(11)||Concussions |
Concussions are a huge problem in contact sports. Hockey, football, all continue to see great players missing time with concussions. You have to have concern for the players well being after their time in sports come to an end. But an under reported issue is the dilemma with concussions in fantasy sports.
Come on, we've all seen the signs, we just don't want to talk about it. You wake up and check your email and there it is. An trade request received at 3 in the morning, when an un-concussed person should be sleeping. And then you look at the offer. Your three best players for two guys named "Stan". "But Stan had two points last night and your guy went scoreless to start the season 3 years ago" the email will read. We should have know there were concussion issues at that point, all the signs were there.... confusion, delusions, sleepless nights. And then yesterday.
Guentzel will be a superstar. There is no longer any doubt. Ron may have to retire from fantasy hockey. My best guess is that is the 37th concussion he's suffered. That would explain everything we have experienced over the past 10 years.
|2017-05-05||Ron Sollows(1)||Players available|
Leddy (He is steady)
Krug (breakout season)
Guentzel (what a chance at the Pens newest superstar)
Backlund (that is the good Backlund on the Flames)
Yandle (can any team handle Yandle as a keeper)
Joe Thornton (can JOE be BIG one more time next season)
The great thing is I would be looking for upgraded picks as well but the picks I would offer in return with these players are all in the top 6 rounds!!!!!
Time to retire, nothing left to prove and it is not if he will get another concussion it is when. That is 4 and counting and each new one damages the brain some more and adds to the chance you will have issues when you get older, cant come back 20 years from now and blame the NHL for your problems, that is 4 and although tough he has to pack it in.
As for the hit not a dirty play at all, Crosby slid into him and Niskanen put his stick up to protect himself he didnt go head hunting for Crosby, unfortunate but not a planned attack, yes a cross check and probably a 2 minute penalty, I have seen Crosby do worse with intent and not get a penalty, Karmas a bitch.
Like the guy and hate to see any player go out that way especially a top one but it happens.
|2017-05-03||Ray Neilson(11)||Players Available|
I have some players available if anyone interested.
LW- Palat, Landeskog, Larkin
C- Kuznetsov, Staal, Reinhart
RW- Arvidsson, Toffoli, Spezza
D- Josi, Klingberg, Doughty
4 O/T games last nitht in the NHL !
4Proline Ties would have paid huge!
If the leafs actually win, I may have to move. Am guessing with the Preds up 3-0, and the leafs up 2-1, there are a lot of playoff pools about to blow up.
|2017-04-11||Steve Cooper(2)||Players available|
Here are the players I have available for draft picks
Re Oshie (maybe)
Looking for draft pick upgrades
|2017-04-04||Ron Sollows(1)||Nico Hischier sweepstakes|
Looks like Marty is trying to tank for last and the first overall pick.
Gaudreau, Burns, Carter and Simmonds on the bench, injured players Vatanen and Mantha in, there is no doubt the tank is on. Too late now but you could have picked up Lupul for your 1st line.
|2017-04-03||Ron Sollows(1)||too little too late|
Tavares and Karlsson injured, Kuznetsov slowing down once again, Seguin and Benn all Dallas has for forwards now so their numbers not where you would have expected.
If only there were 4 weeks left in the season who knows what would have happened.
So i keep track of the points on a daily basis (don't judge), and what is funny this week - Coop is winning 1st and 3rd lines, but is actually further behind 5th place than before the week started!
As a counter to Ron, trade the draft pick and that way you ensure you get the player. Just sayin'
|2017-03-29||Ron Sollows(1)||Remember folks|
No need to trade high draft picks in the off season for players people are not keeping because they will be going back in the draft anyway, keep your higher pick and still have a shot at that player.
|2017-03-24||Charlie Flemming(4)||End of Season Madness|
Just jammin ya. We all need a vacation.
Playoffs are right around the corner though !!
|2017-03-23||Charlie Flemming(4)||Cry Me A River....|
Trevor in 1st Place and Ron in 3rdPlace and surging. Give me a break guys, and stop your Belly-Aching !!
|2017-03-22||Steve Cooper(2)||Soaking up the sun|
Guys, I am in the Dominican Republic as we speak. I will get the account balances by the middle of next week and let you know what you owe. Go CAPS Go!!!
|2017-03-21||Ray Neilson(11)||End of Season|
Here's something I don't say very often, I agree with Ron. Season can end anyday now. I've barely watched any hockey over the past three weeks, I could stand a nice 72 game season I think. Looking forward to when the playoffs start and I can root for my team (Thank god the Oilers will finally make the playoffs) instead of my players!
|2017-03-20||Ron Sollows(1)||Time for a break from hockey|
Saturday night I check the Ducks/Sharks score at midnight or so and it was 1-1, I woke up around 2:30am and checked again thinking the last time I checked it was 6-5 Sharks and my Sharks had 5 points so I was just checking to see if the Sharks got the empty net goal, the final was actually 2-1 Ducks. I must have had a dream that the Sharks were up 6-5 late, I think I need a vacation
|2017-03-01||Steve Cooper(2)||Wow what a dead trade deadline.|
This is the first time ever we didn't have one trade on deadline day. I know a lot happened last week but cmon. Brad almost had one with Norm but ... Norm tried to trade a player he didn't own and a draft pick he didn't own. Nice try Norm.
|2017-03-01||Steve Cooper(2)||Look in the rear view mirror boys|
Skinner back this weekend, Oshie back next game, Niskanen is now back. Letang taking practice. Next week the guns will be loaded. I'm coming to get a top 5 position!!
One hour to go before the deadline. This is your last warning, so if you are working on something, please be mindful of the time. If you are up against the clock don't forget you can email or phone Charlie and I with the particulars, if you dont have time to login and post to the site
|2017-03-01||Brad Simms(3)||Disappointing |
My my......it's trade deadline day and I had three solid offers out and none of which responded. I don't get it? For those of us that enjoy this day and our league I would have thought you stay by your phone.....check your email.....reply to trade offers.....send out offers.....with hopes to better position yourself for a run or upgrade your team. I realize people have to work but we had days leading up......
Just venting a little here but that's what this rant page is for.....lol.
|2017-03-01||Ron Sollows(1)||our trade deadline day|
Way more exciting than the NHLs, hello, hello is anybody out there?
|2017-03-01||Ray Neilson(11)||Trade Deadline|
Deadline day is here. I still have my 1st and 2nd picks, who wants em'!!!! :)
|2017-02-28||Charlie Flemming(4)||Trade Deadline Fire Sale |
Trying to sell some players I am not protecting.
C-Zajac (NJ) 8 pts in last 5 games
C-Spooner (Bos) 11 pts in last 12 games
RW-Bailey (NYI) 4 pts in last 2 games
LW-Vanek (Det) might be traded at trade deadline
D-Barrie (Col) plays gets lots of icetime.
All good 2nd, 3rd liners. Looking for draft pick upgrades, not necessarily top 6 rounds.
Mobile # is 902-430-8430
|2017-02-28||Ray Neilson(11)||Trade Deadline|
Hey guys, just a reminder that our trade deadline is Wednesday March 1st (Tomorrow night) at 8pm Nova Scotia time. If you are working on a deal right up to the last minute be mindful that you might not have time to enter it into the website prior to 8pm. If that is the case, be sure to either send an email confirmation of the trade to Charlie & Trevor or give one of us a call with the details. You can enter into the site after notifying us and you'll still be ok if the site is a minute or two past the deadline. This will ensure your deal is official before the deadline passes. Good luck, and here's hoping none of your players have the mumps! Cheers!
|2017-02-27||Ron Sollows(1)||Manager Of The Year|
A huge week my best this season I believe yet Marleau, Thornton, Pavelski, Scheifele, Wheeler and Suter on my bench, they will all be back in this week and I’ll probably get 6 fantasy points for the week, go figure. I think Trevor mentioned it before about how picking up FAs is huge, when I looked ahead and a lot of my top guys were out this week I picked up Frolik, Geuntzel, and Danault just for this week, 2 of the 3 were factors. I probably will not win the pool this year but I am pushing for Manager Of the Year based on upgrading all my draft picks, still in there battling for a money spot and preparing for and winning last week knowing all my top guys only had 1 game. Trevor may win the pool and that is enough for him, do not give him Manager Of The Year as well.
|2017-02-26||Charlie Flemming(4)||Sell Mode|
I am officially in sell mode for anyone that is interested in beefing before the trade deadline!
But to be fair to Ron, it was only a matter of "when" and not "if" Letang got injured. That boy is made of glass.
Geez Ron, thanks for the bad luck. Niskanen, Letang out the same night. At least I don't have to figure out which Washington dman to put in now!!!
Blasphemy! I think I paid my injury dues about 5 years ago. Now the hockey gods are skipping me. Besides, Reinhart had the flu last week and missed two games. What more do you want?
Time for some other team(s) to feel the pain of injuries, Hoffman, Stone and Marner out how about Seguin, Kurcherov and Tavares
|2017-02-17||Ray Neilson(11)||Weird schedules|
There are almost as many games being played this Saturday and Sunday as there will be for the entire rest of the week. And next week has 5 teams with only one game. Very weird scheduling this year
Damn.... Martin Havlat just retired. He was my dark horse for the stretch run!
I just go with my gut and who is hot but for the most part my best players go on line 1 and so on. There was a time a while back when I would avoid the top line that was when Brad had Ovie and Crosby and they were the two best in the league, not the case anymore and no top line is that good now that I would try to avoid them.
|2017-01-25||Steve Cooper(2)||Stacking the 2nd line!!!|
It may have appeared that I tried to stack the 2nd line with my Washington players but in fact, they had 3 games last week and all of my 1st line players had 4 games and all have been producing pretty good so far this year. So I thought if they could have a half decent week and grab some points on the first line, my Washington guys should be able to haul in a good amount on the 2nd line. Little did I know that Tim was going to put his Pittsburg guys (who did have 4 games) on the second line. I will be putting my top guys on the first line when the number of games are even.
|2017-01-22||Craig Velemerovich(5)||Players Available|
Besides Gaudreau Burns and Carter, Everyone is available . Looking for draft picks and/or players. Willing to take injured players who I would consider keepers for next year too. Text or email me with offers. Thanks
|2017-01-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Early games reminder|
Don't forget, rosters due early today. 2pm NS time
|2017-01-10||Ray Neilson(11)||Early Games - Monday January 16th|
Please note there are early games on Monday the 16th, so rosters will be due early. 2pm Nova Scotia time (1pm for John and I).
|2017-01-01||Steve Cooper(2)||Early games tomorrow (Jan 2)|
Happy new years guys. Just to let you know that there are early games tomorrow (Monday, Jan 2nd). So your rosters will have to be in by 2:00 pm
|2016-12-27||Managers(0)||Reminder rosters due by 8:00|
Rosters due tonight
|2016-12-23||Ray Neilson(11)||Roster Deadline for next week|
Just a quick scheduling note with the Holidays coming up. No short weeks to consider, but the NHL will be shut down from Saturday the 24th to Monday the 26th. Therefore rosters won’t be due until Tuesday the 27th at 8pm Nova Scotia time.
|2016-12-22||Steve Cooper(2)||Managers page progressing|
Another thing I have been working on is a Managers page (when you login). Right now it shows the standings (highlights where you are in the standings). And now it lists all of the transactions that you have made this year with a sub total of your costs as well. Some time down the road I hope to have everyones roster players by position listed for your. That way if you want a summary of your team, you simply go to that web page and you can print it out.
|2016-12-22||Steve Cooper(2)||New Position Switch functionality|
I have created a new piece of functionality to our website. We were having to add position switch type transactions under the Free Agent functionality. I have created a new separate Position Switch functionality to allow us to keep track of them separately. So now on the website there is a new line - Pos. Switches. As well now when you login to the website, there is a new option for Position Switches. So no longer use the Free Agent link to add Position switches. (I have also removed all those Pos. Switch transactions from the Free Agent lists.
|2016-12-12||Ray Neilson(11)||Oops, I did it again|
Funny enough, coop and I were recently talking about how his trading getzlaf and perry last season might have caused me the win last year. Remains to be seen if these two being traded again will cost me twice. But safe to say I officially hate Ryan getzlaf and Corey perry
|2016-12-12||Ron Sollows(1)||Players available (formatted better)|
Players available, I would be looking to move my 11th and 12th round draft picks into the top 6 and my 7th up as well. There could be potential keepers there for some and some upgrades for teams battling for position. The players will be moved and if not they will be destroyed so no one gets them ever again!!!!!
C Carter, Rask, OReilly
RW Wheeler, Oshie
LW Skinner, Steen (can be moved to center), Lucic
D Josi, Gostisbehere, Giordano, Faulk
|2016-12-12||Ron Sollows(1)||Players available|
Players available, I would be looking to move my 11th and 12th round draft picks into the top 6 and my 7th up as well. There could be potential keepers there for some and some upgrades for teams battling for position. The players will be moved and if not they will be destroyed so no one gets them ever again!!!!!
C Carter, Rask, OReilly
RW Wheeler, Oshie
LW Skinner, Steen (can be moved to center), Lucic
D Josi, Gostisbehere, Giordano, Faulk
|2016-12-12||Ron Sollows(1)||well it was a good season|
But with the deal Tim just made I think 1st place has been decided. Congrats
|2016-12-09||Steve Cooper(2)||Nylander and Strome top rookies!!??|
Reading through the rants and came across yours. Boy did you miss the bus on that one. Strome is in the minors and Nylander on the 3rd/4th line and now gone from your roster.
|2016-12-09||Steve Cooper(2)||Wrong week number for trades and free agents|
As some of you have probably noticed that occasionally when you entered a free agent or a trade that it ends up on the wrong week. Right now I need to manually update the week number on both of these web pages. I plan to create a table which contains the proper week number based on the current date which will automatically load the proper date. For now it will be done manually and I will try and keep on top of it.
|2016-12-04||Steve Cooper(2)||A crack in Brad's armour|
Well for years we all have tried to pry Ovechkin, Crosby and Malkin away from Brad with not success. In one week, two of them have been released. Is this a partial rebuild after all these years. Laine and Eichel will be superstars in the very near future so he will be in good shape. Will be interesting to see how these deals pan out. Game on!!!
|2016-12-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Washington top PP Unit|
If you would have told me at the first of the year that I would have Ovechkin, Backstrom and Kuznetsov on my roster I would have told you to go smoke some pot but VOILA. Here they are. If their PP gets it going the points are going to roll in. If they don't ... rebuild again :(
I'm getting complaints again about people not responding to emails. Please, when you receive an email, try not to take 2 weeks to respond. Some acceptable responses to trade requests, feel free to use any. 1) "No thanks". 2) "No, but how about this....". 3) "Got your email a bit busy right now, will get back to you in a few days." 4) "Have you fallen down and hit your head?". 5) "You obviously are a moron if you think I would ever, in a million years accept this deal". 6) "Ron, this is the fifth time in the last two weeks you have offered me your 6th best left winger for my best player... not gonna happen. I don't care how many points he had last night. One more time, i'll file a restraining order".
This years Gostisbehere and Klingberg. 89 points in 55 games his last year in the OHL, as a D man!!!
|2016-11-17||Steve Cooper(2)||Backstrom 5 points !!|
Now that is what I mean by elder statesmen picking up the pace. Now I just need Getzlaf and Perry to put up three a piece tonight.
MRI's for Hall and Stamkos today. Let's see if two fantasy teams are destroyed by wonky knees.
|2016-11-10||Steve Cooper(2)||Norm having a tough week|
Just looking at the totals so far this week and until Hedman's point tonight Norm had zero points on all three lines. Going to have to have a monster weekend Norman!!!
|2016-11-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Website problems fixed|
Guys, I had some one hack my website for entering the CMS portion which allow you to enter free agents. It has been fixed but you will have to clear your website browsers cache memory to get rid of the corrupted code.
Interesting video on a leafs-Oilers trade from 1991, and how it carried forward for almost 20 years. Unless, as a leafs fan you would be upset that you could have had Luongo. Should do this for one of our trades this year and see how it looks. The Eichel, backstrom deal maybe. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/branches-oilers-leafs-blockbuster-1991/
|2016-10-27||Ray Neilson(11)||Rosters next week|
Hey guys. Just looked at the schedule next week, and there are no games on Monday - Halloween. Therefore, rosters will not be due until Tuesday night at 8pm. And because you can pick up a free agent at 8:01 on Monday night, you will be eligible to put him in your roster for next week. Merry Christmas.
|2016-10-26||Steve Cooper(2)||Trevor, you can read the future|
I am always amazed how people can see the future. But sometimes it isn't soon enough. That Spezza prediction on the home page is scary. You said it and ... bam it happened. Good thing I got Kadri cause it looks like Getzlaf is out now. Watching too many big name injuries.
|2016-10-26||Ray Neilson(11)||Good News|
Good News for Leaf fans. At least you did not blow a third period lead again last night. Progress!
|2016-10-20||Steve Cooper(2)||My boys are waking up!!|
First week we laid a big goose egg. This week Panarin pops in 3 points. Then last night watching the Leafs/Jets with Toronto up 4-1 it was time to go to bed. Woke up this morning and hear Jets win 5-4 in OT. Hoping Laine scraped up a point or two. Read the summaries... hat trick. Laine 1, Matthews 0 in head to head. Good start to the day!!
Ron, just think how bad I would have felt this morning if I would have traded Panarin to you yesterday!!
|2016-10-17||Ray Neilson(11)||Free Agents|
Remember, Free Agent period opens up tonight at 8:01 pm. When you login, there is a clock near the top that gives you the time. Do not post early, if you do your pick is invalid, you'll have to enter it in again. Only allowed one pick per week, so make it count, and please confirm the position before you post - if you guess at the position and it is incorrect you will have to take him at the position listed in the Hockey News site. And finally, once you are done posting your pick, please go onto the site and make sure no one beat you to the punch by a second or two. If that did happen you do not own the player, someone else does (tie goes to the person closer to the bottom of the standings), go in and select someone else, we will take care of deleting your original pick.
|2016-10-17||Tim Hartnett(10)||Might not get another chance...|
To mention that I'm in 1st place so I'm going to take advantage of the opportunity. And wanted to test this out because Coop sent me the login details.
|2016-10-14||Steve Cooper(2)||Heeerrss Johnny|
Well after just a couple of days the new guy Johnny Z is making a great first impression. If not for Ron's third line John would be leading all three lines. I know it is early but he's got to have a good feeling about his team. And MacKinnon isn't even in his lineup!!
|2016-10-13||Ray Neilson(11)||Day 1|
After day one, Auston Matthews is on pace for 328 goals, and John is in first place in the pool. I'm living in bizarro world!
|2016-10-10||Steve Cooper(2)||Parenteau given the boot!!|
Well, took a flyer with my last draft pick on picking up Parenteau. All preseason he played on the 1st line with Tavares. Logical thought that he was staying. Nooo they had to wait until the last friggen day of camp to say ahhh nahh we don't want ya anymore. I am sure it has pissed of a few draft people. Maybe he will get picked up by ... oh never mind, wishful thinking. Damn!!
Smicer, tough luck with huberdeau. 3-4 months is not a nice way to start the season.
|2016-10-04||Charlie Flemming(4)||Changing Picking Free Agents|
By not picking a FA before the season starts ensures that each Team has at least 3 full lines after Draft Day to start the season. Changing it from 8:00pm to 7:00pm basically allows you to add a FA in Week-1 and insert him in Week-2.
What are you guys talking about, Nylander and Strome are going to be 1,2 in the rookie race!!!!
Not getting my hopes too high, but Broad Street Hockey is certainly making a good case for him to stay.
Looks like he is set to make the flyers. You might have the steal of the draft Charlie
|2016-10-02||Ray Neilson(11)||Draft day|
Should we even bother? I am obviously going to win i would hate to waste everyones time
|2016-10-02||Ron Sollows(1)||this is it|
Happy Draft Day!!!
|2016-09-29||Steve Cooper(2)||Reminder of Draft|
Hi guys, reminder of our Meeting - Draft - Sunday, Oct. 2. 6:00 pm (At Steve Cooper's condo). Address is 64 Cumberland Drive, unit 105. We have a common room with tables that we can use. If you have any items you would like to bring up at the meeting, send them to Trevor or myself (Coop)
Hey, John, can I have MacKinnon back?
This is your 24 (and a half) hour reminder. Protected lists due tomorrow (Sunday)
|2016-09-15||Ron Sollows(1)||Sorry in advance|
Nice new feature with the emails for transactions and posts and I'm sorry in advance for the 36 trade emails notifications you will get from me during the season.
ok I just wanted to try it
|2016-09-12||Managers(0)||Website notifications are now up and running|
Hi guys, I have completed the auto notification upgrades to the website. Now when you submit a free agent or add a trade or post a Rant, you will be notified by email to keep you in the loop quicker.
Use our Rant section to tell us what you think of the World Cup pre tournament games.
|2016-09-11||Steve Cooper(2)||World Cup - Canada/USA|
Well you tell me the game on the 20th won't draw a few viewers. Both exhibition games were nasty as hell.
|2016-09-11||Ron Sollows(1)||World Cup|
Yes and great to see your fantasy players doing well although fingers crossed none get hurt.
|2016-09-09||Ray Neilson(11)||World Cup|
Really enjoyed watching the young guns team last night. I wish all hockey was played that way.
|2016-09-06||Charlie Flemming(4)||1st 3 Draft Picks|
I certainly hope so Ron, but I doubt it .
|2016-08-22||Ron Sollows(1)||top 3 draft picks decided in our pool|
looks like they will be Matthews, Laine and Vesey
|2016-08-08||Ron Sollows(1)||it is so|
Trevor that may be best I took a look at your team and based on who I think you will be keeping it does not look good. I see your keepers as:
|2016-08-05||Ray Neilson(11)||It is so|
Well I guess there is no point in me playing this year. Anyone want my team?
|2016-08-05||Ron Sollows(1)||it is so|
I just made my yearly hockey magazine purchase The Hockey Pool Guild Book. Point projections Seguin (73) Kuznetsov (80) Forsberg (65) and D. Sedin (58) I think those are pretty bang on.
Yes we did, but will probably be the only one we do this year. We always think the other is trying to screw us. Plus we usually have the same opinions on players making it hard to come to terms
Trevor and I made a trade with each other!!!!!!
I would give you MacKinnon but you have been telling me for years how terrible he is, I would feel bad unloading that heaping pile of trash on you. I think it only fair I keep him and suffer in silence
Trevor based on most of your dealings I am sure you could talk most into that deal but I think I am going to pass for now.
For a 2nd round pick I would do it for MacKinnon, you dont lose much a 50 point player easily replaced.
Hey Ron, Ottawa and Rangers just swung a deal. I say we do the exact same deal in our pool. Brassard and a 7th for Zibanjad and a 2nd. Lets do it!
I know I am in the minority, but I never really had a problem with Strombo. I guess because the host does not really do too much anyway. I did not like MacLean on the Hometown hockey thing though, I thought that was a waste of his talents.
My big problem is that Don Cherry is still around, and the quality of announcers and analysts. Again, I might be in the minority, but listening to Nick Kypreos, Bob Cole, Mike Johnson, and Paul Romanuk is just painful. I would take Strombo over any of those guys any day of the week
Subban will get his points he always does but will his D be better will his teammates like him will he put the team first. I dont think Subban is much of an upgrade you gain some on O and lose on D I think they will want him gone after 2 seasons
I agree thank god Ron MacLean is back but I do hope he wears skinny jeans
Taylor Hall for an ok stay at home D man they could have got more. Halls value is low Brad how about straight up for Landeskog
No Stamkos for the Leafs no problem stay the course they have a bunch of young talent will be a good team in a few years.
Eriksson to the Canucks a winger for the Sedins i may have to keep Daniel one more season. On a sidenote the Sedins are available
Too many players changed teams to mention them all but the most improved team I believe are Montreal Florida Buffalo. Some say Edmonton but Hall is better than Lucic and the D man ok but one stay at home top 4 D man not enough I think they simply improve due to talent a full year of McDavid and the other young studs they have.
In vancouver on vacation, check my phone late in the day and BAM..... The whole hockey world blows up. Brad, you cannot be happy with Hall in Jersey. This makes Adam Larsson now draftable, but I think he will get drafted pretty high, maybe a few rounds too early. Subban will likely do a bit better in Nashville. Should be good for Forsberg and Johanssen i think. Nashville PP is better than Montreal so good opportunity for some more PP points I think. Poor leaf fans too. So close to stamkos yet so far. Now we will have to sit through 2 years of John Tavares to Toronto talk on TSN and sportsnet
He wasn't that bad but Ron MacLean is THE textbook on not just NHL hockey but World, Junior even the minor leagues. The man just knows everything hockey. Good thing it only took them two years to figure it out. George is fine. They signed him to a 5 year contract so he gets paid for three years for doing nothing. Just like getting a government job... just kidding people.
|2016-06-27||Charlie Flemming(4)||Its about Freakin Time|
I was wondering how long George would last hosting HNIC. Thank the Lord he finally got the hook. They should fire the person who hired him in the 1st place and signed him to a 5 year contract.
But the flip side is, if Kessel was playing against every teams best defence pair, he would not have had the point totals he did. He was insulated quite a bit, playing on 3rd line. Crosbys line got Vlasic, Malkins line got Burns, Kessel got Polak. I cannot really skate, but I might have been able to put up some points against Polak.
removing deserving D men, goalies, and leading playoff scorers from none winning teams, I am talking a forward on the winning team in most cases that is the leading scorer. Put it this way if Crosby led the Pens in playoff scoring and a Pens forward other than him won MVP his supporters would be crying bloody murder but him getting it and not being the leader scorer on the team people are trying to justify it and 19 points 24 games from the best player in the world is average at best. If Malkin was next best with 19 points in 24 games Kessel or Murray would have won it I am 100% sure of that. Considered the best player in the game but was hardly head and shoulders above any other player, Crosby got it because he is Crosby.
I would have had no problem, had Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Martin Jones, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Phil Kessel, Matt Murray, Kris Letang etc etc won the Conn Smythe. Heck I could have even bought it if there were some votes for Nick Bonino. I also had no problem that Crosby won either. For many of the games, I did feel he was the best player on the ice whether he got any points or not. I really do not think he won because he is Crosby, from what I saw he played really well during the playoffs. Nobody really ran away with it in my humble opinion.
As for how often the leading scorers does not win the Smythe. 2015 Chicago won, Kane led in scoring, Keith won Smythe. 2014 LA won, Kopitar led in scoring, Justin Williams won Smythe. 2013, Chicago won, David Krejci was the leading scorer, Kane won Smythe. 2012, LA Won, Kopitar leading scorer, Quick won the Smythe. 2011, Boston won, Krejci leading scorer, Tim Thomas won Smythe. 2010, Chicago won, Daniel Briere leading scorer, Jonathan Towes won Smythe. 2009 was the last time the leading scorer won the Smythe and that was Malkin.
|2016-06-13||Ron Sollows(1)||undeserving MVP|
I know Crosby is local and one of the best players in the league but he just won the Conn because he is Crosby not because he was the best player in the playoffs. Kessel and Murray should have been the front runners for the award and even Couture and Pavelski in the running even though they lost also you could throw Letang in the mix.
How many times does a team win and a forward that did not lead them in scoring win the award, plus if Crosby led the Pens in playoff points no one else would have stood a chance he would have been hands down the winner.
|2016-06-02||Ron Sollows(1)||or at least|
That MacKinnon becomes the star many expected him to be rather than just an average 50 point player that gets hurt every year.
Now I just have to hope that either MacKinnon or Kuznetsov gets switched to a wing position!
|2016-05-26||Steve Cooper(2)||My view|
Well here is my mind set on the trade. LW for a center always if same for same in points. I had three protectable centers. Kuzy had 5 pts in his last 20 games. Panarin had 22. Kuzy is still the #2 centerman, Panarin #1 LW. Both are very talented and if Kuzy gets moved up with Ovy then his value skyrockets.
|2016-05-26||Ray Neilson(11)||LW over a C|
Steve really needed a LW, and I did not really need another Centre, so yeah, a premium to pry a first line LW had to be paid. Plus we all know wingers are harder to come by than centres so two players with the same point totals, usually the more valuable one will be the winger. At least in our pool of course, not necessarily in real life. I would like to think no one makes trades they do not like. I almost did that one time, thankfully Smicer let me back out of it.
|2016-05-26||Ron Sollows(1)||Trevor at it again|
Gets a young player with the same point total for another young player but he upgrades picks to a 3rd rounder which should be decent and I am the one to watch out for?
Trevor never makes a deal he doesnt like.
All the years I took the Sharks in playoffs pools and they let me down now they decide to win
|2016-05-26||Ray Neilson(11)||Stanley Cup Winner|
You just saw your Stanley Cup winner last night. San Jose Sharks will be the winners this year. Book it!
|2016-05-13||Ron Sollows(1)||Stone deal|
Not a normal deal for Trevor he usually comes out noticeably on the good end of most of his trades, but he is right it is going to be tough to move decent non-keepers so get what you can although letting them go back in the draft not a bad move either as it makes the draft stronger which means you could get them back or at least get another decent player.
As for Stone solid 60+ point RWer a position which can be tough to fill, so a good deal for the new guy. I made him some offers and my impression he knows his stuff so no BS offers have to make sense.
Wanted more for him, but there was not a market. I think he will have a real good year coming up but I guess no one else really thought that. I tried to move him for a better return, just could not get it done
|2016-05-12||Steve Cooper(2)||John has been Christened!!|
Well, didn't take John long to get his feet wet in the trade pool. Trevor already taking advantage of him. Well, not really. I would do a 5th rounder for Stone if I didn't already have six protectables.
As long as the caps lost, that is all that matters. As a hockey fan I like to see Ovechkin lose. As a person I feel bad for him. But then I get over it pretty quickly..... that might be a character flaw on my part, enjoying his misery
|2016-05-12||Ron Sollows(1)||way to screw over playoff pools|
None of the top 4 teams made it to the 3rd round. Thank god for the regular season where even a Leafs player is valuable if he can get some points.
The Stars played well despite missing Seguin. Too bad their goaltending let them down in game 7. Should be a good one tonite.
|2016-05-05||Ron Sollows(1)||NHL playoffs|
Hardest sport to predict come playoffs but that is also why its the best. If the Blues and Pens win the top 4 seeds will all be out by the end of round 2.
|2016-04-30||Ron Sollows(1)||1st round pick|
Wait a second you have a 1st round pick!!!!!
I see Radulov is on his way back to the NHL. I see my first round pick shaping up nicely.
|2016-04-28||Ron Sollows(1)||The Cup|
Caps are due and they and Ovie deserve it
|2016-04-27||Steve Cooper(2)||Ducks in trouble|
Just looked, down 2-0 early. Not comfy with that. If Nashville wins then I want the someone who hasn't won the cup to win.
|2016-04-26||Ron Sollows(1)||top 4 picks|
not looking good with Nashville knocking off the Ducks in game 7!!!!
|2016-04-21||Steve Cooper(2)||Top 4 picks|
Made it into two playoff drafts. My top four were Anaheim, Chicago, Washington & Florida. Hope Chicago comeback. I have 5 of them in my other pool including Kane & Keith. Getzlaf & Perry lead our pool. Had Washington as #1 team but those guys disappeared quickly.
First round viewership is down 61% in Canada. According to the Hockey News, "Attempts by thn.com to reach Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties for Rogers, were not successful". I would image his head is somewhere near the inside of a microwave right now. Cannot imaging how much money Sportsnet has lost since they bought the NHL rights. Could not have happened to a nicer corporation.
Gotta love when someone puts in the time on a good burn! That was awesome
|2016-04-14||Ron Sollows(1)||who to trust|
for fun looked at our trades for the year, may have missed a few but based on my opinion I decided whether the deal was a W,L or T. Ties thrown out and Trevor wins 70 percent of his deals to 52 percent for me.
No problem Trevor I went in 6 playoff pools so enough for both of us and I still doubt I have the right combo of teams for the final 4.
If I had to pick a final 4 I would go Caps Florida Dallas LA. Ask me tomorrow and the West may be two different teams.
Could not work in any playoff pools this year, so it should be much less stressful when my teams get knocked out. For the record, I have Anaheim, St.Louis, Florida, and Pittsburgh as final 4. What say you?
|2016-04-07||Ray Neilson(11)||4 points|
I wish I could not track it daily. Then my life would be much less stressful. 4 points now after last night. I will continue to update you if I close the gap anymore. If I fall back (which I will) I will become very quiet and you will not hear from me.
|2016-04-07||Ron Sollows(1)||only 7 points behind!!!!|
I dont look at overall points night to night too much can change early on during the week. Although I have noticed you are doing very well this week but tonight is a big night with a lot of games as is Saturday once those have been played I will see where you are in relationship to me. I am just looking to grab 10 points this week thats all.
He is the second leading scorer (after Crosby) since Jan 1, so that is why some media heads are saying it. I think it is more them needing something to talk about to fill airtime then anything. I agree that Kane is the MVP, with everyone else a distant second. FYI - I am only 7 points behind you after Tuesday night games.
|2016-04-05||Ron Sollows(1)||not even close in my opinion|
Some "experts" picking Joe Thornton as the league MVP. He had a good season but really over Kane, you dont see 100 point players much anymore and he was really never challenged and good all year. Plus I dont think big Joe is even the MVP on his team I would go Burns or Pavelski.
Shows how stupid the Leafs are going no where and hurting their chances at the 1st overall pick. TANK!!!!
If memory servers me right, the Leafs have won 5 of their past 7 games. I think that is more than the Oilers and Habs combined. Losers!!!
If you are flying 2 hours to watch the leafs, I hope you are drunk. For your sake!
|2016-03-23||Ron Sollows(1)||Saturday night|
I will be at the ACC to watch Bergeron tally 3 points vs the lowly Leafs. Trevor if you see me drunk at a bar later that night yes it is me.
Not worried a fluke getting cut by a skate could happen to anyone plus bonus its past the trade deadline or I probably would have moved him for a lesser healthy body or two
|2016-03-19||Charlie Flemming(4)||Seguin ...|
Could be yearly Ron. I remember him getting injured late last year when I traded him to you before the trade deadline.
Hope Spezza gets more pp time.
|2016-03-18||Ron Sollows(1)||The damage is done|
Karma has struck so I can talk about now. Seguin injury could happen to anyone so the way it goes not a yearly thing like Malkin who is a pretty good bet to miss 20 games a year now.
Just mentioning it can cause harm because I know you are loving it. Hopefully I built a good enough lead and bench to deal with it and I picked up Zibanejad mainly because you cut him and I may use him to beat you.
Not a bad exchange Malkin and Seguin out in my draft in another pool I had Malkin and the guy trying to catch me has Seguin. Not a keeper pool just a yearly draft I have a 20 point lead but have 186 man games missed due to injury and he has 88 be a miracle if I win that one too.
Now Seguin is out for the rest of the regular season. See Ron, this is totally because you commented on Malkins injury. I wont comment on either just to be safe!
Malkin done for the year. Crunch time now so I will take it and pretty sure no one cries when my guys get hurt.
|2016-03-11||Ron Sollows(1)||Limping home|
Looks like we could be limping to the finish line. Brad is down to two healthy D man and they are Green and Streit. I lost Henrik and Klingberg and Landeskog to a suspension. Trevor lost Ekman-Larsson and Saad. Plus points have dried up Seguin the Oilers and now the Sharks. Trevor has the most guys producing right now and may pull this out. of course next week is a new week so who knows.
|2016-03-09||Ray Neilson(11)||protecting 18 players|
Will not be a problem. First, petition to ammend our constitution to remove the rule that you cannot own more than one team. Second, find two owners who want to exit the league and offer them a large sum of money to buy their team. Third, trade your excess players to these new teams, and bam! Problem solved
|2016-03-09||Ron Sollows(1)||If I am unable to move players for picks|
No problem I will protect 18 players!!!!
|2016-03-08||Steve Cooper(2)||Protected players|
You guys with all those extra players left may be out of luck. Most of the lower teams have already traded for the higher draft picks and may not let them go.
You better believe it! 13 of my players were protected last year. I can only do 6 so some of them gotta go. No reasonable offered refused!
|2016-03-08||Ron Sollows(1)||I bet you do Trevor|
Have all kinds of offers lined up for the end of the season with your non-keepers to snag back some of those higher draft picks you no longer have.
|2016-03-03||Ron Sollows(1)||World Cup|
Yes it is nice Russian jersey right? Plus a better hockey tournament than the Olympics no Germany and Norway type teams that lose 8-1. Canada will have the best roster for sure but the other teams all look good. I may put my fantasy team in the tournament I just need a goalie.
|2016-03-03||Ray Neilson(11)||World Cup|
I am liking the jerseys for the World cup. Not enough to buy one mind you, but I like the look.
|2016-03-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Deadline Day|
We had more action in trades than the NHL did!!
|2016-02-29||Ray Neilson(11)||Deadline day|
Wow... that deadline day was a dud.
|2016-02-29||Ron Sollows(1)||Sunday Sunday Sunday|
I disagree with Trevor not only should Sundays count but I like the old saying "and twice on Sunday". Should be double points on Sunday games.
The Leafs getting high draft picks for total crap similar to watching Trevors trades
Charlie, I said low low price.......so it will happen, you just gotta believe
|2016-02-28||Charlie Flemming(4)||First Round Picks for Leafs Rookies !|
Be surprised if you got any takers Trevor, but I guess you never know!
And they can both be yours for the low low price of a first round draft pick
|2016-02-26||Ron Sollows(1)||Go figure|
Trevor and I own the two best Leafs in the pool!!!!
Trevor, now that is just mean. You got your hat trick from Forsberg. Let me have my day. Letan will get 8 pts next week.
|2016-02-25||Ray Neilson(11)||Next Week|
Next week is a whole 5 days away. Letang will be on IR by then
|2016-02-25||Ron Sollows(1)||next week|
or your entire 1st line gets 12 points and the Sedins alone on the 1st line get 14 points!!!!!!
|2016-02-24||Steve Cooper(2)||Next week I crush you all on the first line|
Next week Pittsburg has 5 games and Washington has four. My first line will crush you all.
Then trade them to me. I need high draft picks
|2016-02-23||Ron Sollows(1)||crazy trading going on|
I just traded two high draft picks to the Leafs for crap
Ron, I wish that were true. A few I would like to have back. And it looks like it is too little too late. Pretty sure your lead is too much for me to catch you.
|2016-02-20||Ron Sollows(1)||Trevor your streak continues|
Every trade you made this year hugely in your favor well done!!!!
|2016-02-17||Ron Sollows(1)||i am still open to offers|
I recently put Charlie in a nice Little Zuccarello at a reasonable price.
No problem Ron. Anything I can do to help.
|2016-02-17||Ron Sollows(1)||thanks Trevor|
for leaving all your top guys on the bench this week. Hanzal and Goobsnotter (not sure on the spelling).
They can beat on each other all they want as long as the points keep coming!!!
|2016-02-13||Charlie Flemming(4)||Wheeler Bergeron Fight|
Ron...You gotta tell your players not to beat up on each other.
Cant believe Bergeron got in a fight with his past concussion issues. Wheeler is a big guy too.
|2016-02-11||Ron Sollows(1)||the week is getting even better|
Palat has the flu of course with just 16 points on the season he may have had it all year.
|2016-02-11||Ron Sollows(1)||this week|
So far so good things are getting back to normal
This week sucks. I want a do-over
|2016-02-09||Ron Sollows(1)||bought low on Stone and Plekanec|
if you mean gave up shit for them than yes!!!!
I didn't see 20 games coming. Refs get ploughed into all the time against the boards. The problem was Wideman had his head down and at the last minute when he brought his head up the ref was right there. They both ended up going left and guess who is going down!! 5-6 weeks lost for Brad.
Deserved, crazy play so yes I believe he was dazed and confused but never sent to the dressing room or missed a shift so Flames could be in trouble for not following concussion protocol.
Also I think it is a good idea to give some players from Team 3 a 20 game rest prior to the playoffs!!!
Wow..... did not see a 20 game suspension coming for Wideman. Figured 10 at best.
|2016-01-30||Ray Neilson(11)||All star|
Neal has 30 points but whos counting
No hockey for days what am I going to do?? Also brutal James Neal an all-star he has what 18 points on the season?
|2016-01-29||Ron Sollows(1)||61 trades|
I can top that especially with recent deals that have gone down. Send me your offers all will be considered!!!!
|2016-01-28||Ray Neilson(11)||The Reason for The Bob Morrison Memorial Award|
We joke about the amount of trades that Ron and Steve do all the time. But to put into perspective, and the explain why we name this award after Bob Morrison. In 2007 Bob completed a whopping 61 trades. That is absolutely crazy. And there are no stats on the site before 2007 so who knows what the numbers were before that. The closest I can find after that 61, was Ron completing 42 trades in 2009. I am pathetic, my personal best was 19 in 2013.
|2016-01-13||Ray Neilson(11)||Most Traded|
In case you were curious (And I know you were). Brandon Saad and Marcus Johansson lead the way this year as they have both been traded 5 times. Come on guys.... someone has to get traded one more time to take the lead
|2016-01-12||Ron Sollows(1)||The Sedins|
Steve now that they have picked it up again I will take them back to help you get younger I have young Arizona phenom Tobias Rieder!!!!!!
Admitting you suck is the first step to recovery. Bravo!! And yes I use facebook. Am always eager for a new forum to share my hockey wisdom!
|2016-01-11||Steve Cooper(2)||OK, I officially suck|
Half way through the year,I lead the way in trades and free agents and I am 3rd from the bottom. If the old guys don't pick up their socks I may be looking at 1st overall. Well Austin Matthew would take the sting out of it a bit but the pride is taking a beating.
I have noticed that only a few of the guys are using the Rant page. I would like to get everyone involved in this and get some ribbing going on and some insight is also interesting to see where peoples heads are.
Honestly, since 2009 when Malkin was traded FIVE times in the same year, nothing surprises me anymore. Makes it fun right!!!
And you thought Kuznetsov would be gone first. Kessel lasted a total of 0 games on Coopers team, nice return though.
|2015-12-17||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Kuznetsov|
Ya right I doubt he lasts that long!!!!
0 points in his last 2 games.... I give him another week on your roster
|2015-12-16||Ron Sollows(1)||goodbye Phil|
Kessel was with me for 5 years. I hope Kuznetsov is good enough to last that long as a top keeper.
|2015-12-14||Steve Cooper(2)||RE: Vote|
All will be ok. Ron and I just exchanged half of our teams. So if the numbers continue for the players involved, I should start claiming all the points Ron has been taking and he in return will get mine. That should tighten up the standings a bit!! Ready to begin my accent up the standings.
|2015-12-14||Ron Sollows(1)||re: A vote|
Long way to go yet. Still injuries to come and if top players move like they did this weekend who knows. But I am keeping my foot on the gas.
|2015-12-14||Ray Neilson(11)||A vote|
Sorry Ron, the league has taken a vote and you have been asked to leave the league. Unfortunately this means you will no longer be in first place. There.... problem solved
big names moved this week wow!!! And yes Carlson is good but the next Karlsson has arrived in Klingberg.... I hope, or maybe Faulk wow again.
Regardless this is far from over and some huge moves just made.
|2015-12-12||Steve Cooper(2)||Tavares sent shopping... is that alright?|
Well I didn't think I would ever let J.T. go after giving up Connor McDavid for him. But with floundering in the bottom of the boat, I am taking a chance on the Sedin's (yeah I know, 35 each) will find their touches of gold for a couple of more seasons. They are signed for a couple more years. Carlson is the next Karlsson and having Backstrom & Ovy running the PP, I am sure lots of points are in his future
I do have quite of very promising youngsters in Ekblad, Reinhardt, Bennett, Kuznetsov and Ristolainen so I still have some major building block for the future. I will miss J.T. and I am sure he will pay dividends for Ron for years to come. But when you get a chance at two top 10 forwards and a top 10 dman in a deal, duh!!! gotta make the move. Top 4 here I come.
|2015-12-11||Ron Sollows(1)||bye I am going to miss you|
You crazy Sedins but time to move on, who do I have now I have no idea?
I will not stop whining!
|2015-12-11||Ron Sollows(1)||re: shitty nights|
I know I wish Trevor would stop whining
|2015-12-10||Steve Cooper(2)||re: Shitty nights|
It does suck when you have a shitty night. But unfortunately, I have had nine shitty weeks!!! Quit yer whinin eh. Eight weeks of 20+ points does not allow you to whine for at least three weeks. Suck it up buttercup. Go Preds!!!
|2015-12-09||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Shitty Night|
but one big surge on the weekend and all is good.
|2015-12-09||Ray Neilson(11)||Shitty night|
What a shitty shitty night. A bunch of games, a bunch of goals scored and my guys come up empty. At this rate, a fire sale will be happening soon!
I make a lot of trades so I know I will not win them all, looks like the Nashville one I could lose but I was seldom going to use Weber over the top 3 D I have so it was basically Forsberg for Saad to me and I still may lose on that one. You win some you lose some and you move on.
|2015-12-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Coops trades synopsis|
Let's make one thing clear... Ron made the Nashville pair trade offer. All I said was YES really quickly making it sound like I was taking the risk. Weber 2 points tonight. Trevor you forgot to mention that I got the lowly Kunitz (3 pts when I picked him up) for Jokinen (14 pts). He goes out and gets 6 pts last week. I had heard they were moving him up with Syd and took a chance on him. And moved Tatar for Buffalo's new budding superstar dman Ristolainen. Might move up to the top 8 soon :)
|2015-12-07||Ron Sollows(1)||Nashville players|
A good week but I think back to their normal struggling to score this week vs Bos, Chi, Chi and Col, Forsberg and Weber may get a point each vs Col.
|2015-12-03||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Time to rewrite the weekly updates!!|
Not much happening this week at all so far. With everyone against me time for my guys to come through with a weekend surge and steal a line or two!!!!!
|2015-12-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Time to rewrite the weekly updates!!|
OK guys, are you with me. Time to rewrite the weekly results by winning some points on our own. Every week and I mean every week Ron gets over 20 pts and all of us (well some of us, I plan to partake some time soon) seem to fight over what is left.
I did not have time on Monday to do the rant so put that up as a temp until I could get to it. But in reality, there is not much more I could say than that so it is probably best to leave that up for a week
|2015-11-30||Ron Sollows(1)||excellent update this week|
freed up some time for me to send out trade offers!!!!!!
|2015-11-27||Ron Sollows(1)||Happy US Thanksgiving|
and may all my players get 3 points today/tonight
|2015-11-25||Ron Sollows(1)||my recent trades |
in the end on my top 3 lines all I changed was Saad for Forsberg. The rest were just shakeups on who I have on the bench. So is Saad going to be better than Forsberg not sure but I hope so although it could be close in the end but right now the Preds are not scoring at all. Also once Torts drives Johansen out of town someone has to be the top player for the BlueJackets!!!
|2015-11-17||Ray Neilson(11)||Drug testing|
I am all for having Ron take mandatory drug testing if that is what the masses want
Yes I make the steroids in my basement similar to Breaking Bad than I send them to the players on my fantasy roster, my last batch has made Zuccarello mini Mairo
|2015-11-16||Charlie Flemming(4)||Recipe for Success|
There is one thing that will guarantee success and it is the same thing that Ron uses. Steroids.
|2015-11-12||Steve Cooper(2)||1st line players not guaranteed success|
Gotta post this. When I built my team in the draft, my top three lines contained ALL 1st line players and where am I in the standings... 11th. That recipe obviously doesn't always convert into success. So I tried switching up for other 1st line players... still not working. I am going to have to just step back and see if they all actually wake up some time soon.
|2015-11-09||Ron Sollows(1)||Thanks for the praise|
Still a long way to go and have to stay on top of things. Just trying not to over trade like in some previous years, fine line for me because I like trading.
Steve you can get even younger when I trade you Pastrnak and Lindholm for Tavares!!!!
|2015-10-26||Steve Cooper(2)||Getting younger!!!|
Ok, moving Getzlaf & Perry just may bust me or move me into the younger generation of stars. Hoping Kuzzy will become permanent beside Ovi and RNH has to be able to ride coattails with McDavid and that other guy that he plays with ... Hall isn't too shabby when he is healthy. Time will tell.
|2015-10-22||Charlie Flemming(4)||New Dongle...|
Glad to here you got a new dongle Steve !!
|2015-10-22||Ron Sollows(1)||re: in hockey heaven|
not to out do you but speaking of that I drafted Krejci!!!!!!
|2015-10-21||Steve Cooper(2)||In hockey heaven|
Took the next leap into the technological world and loving it.
1st - Decided to split the cost of Rogers center ice package with a buddy... $100 for a whole year ($8.25 per month) which gives me every NHL game (except local blackouts) for the entire season...PLAYOFFS INCLUDED.
2nd - Bought a wi-fi extender $35 (4 full bars in the bedroom and COTTAGE piggy backing off my brother-in-laws wi-fi from across the field)
3rd - Bought a Chromecast dongle to cast my notepad apps to my tv.
With my notepad, dongle and a Wi-Fi connection I can bring the NHL WHERE EVER I go.
|2015-10-15||Steve Cooper(2)||Jagr !!|
He said he would play til he was 50... but it would not necessarily be in the NHL.
|2015-10-14||Ron Sollows(1)||Cooper your 2022 1st round pick decided|
I just read where Jagr says he can play until he is 50
Thanks for the offer Ron, I am sure I could trust you with my picks. Lucky for me though, I will be there in person
|2015-09-28||Ron Sollows(1)||Trevor if you can not make the draft|
I can pick for you. I have a bunch of 4th line players lined up you may like.
ok that sounds right
|2015-09-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Leading scoer|
Oops, I mistyped. According to TSN, Karlsson will be MY leading scorer with 65 points. That is not good
|2015-09-16||Ron Sollows(1)||Karlsson leading scorer|
He will not lead the Sens in scoring let alone the league. Turris leads the Sens with 70 points
First trade of the season and a big one at that and it did not include me
|2015-09-14||Ray Neilson(11)||leading scorer|
According to TSN, Erik Karlsson will be by leading scorer this year at 65 points. Uh-oh..... lets hope they are wrong and that I am smarter than they are
|2015-08-20||Ray Neilson(11)||Summer Trading|
We never have much activity during the summer months. Everyone seems to check out June to August. But if you really want to swing a deal, Charlie, I have Zetterberg just sitting there waiting for someone to give him a new home!
|2015-08-19||Ron Sollows(1)||Charlie if you want to trade this summer|
Wheeler for Tarasenko
Call me crazy Wheeler has been more productive the last 3 years
Disclaimer – this was not an actual offer unless he takes it.
|2015-08-19||Ron Sollows(1)||ban on DP trading|
Yes not many trades but how many did we have in previous seasons when we could trade draft picks in the off season a few.? In the end it will put good players back in the draft which was the goal. If putting back DP in the off season it just gives the top teams more of a gap as they can deal lesser players that they can’t keep but others may and besides their top keepers they get more high picks making them even stronger. Yes not much going on in the off season but there have been a few offers going around that I know of and even with DP in play it may amount to 3 or 4 trades in the summer if that. It seems like a long summer but it’s almost over our draft is not too far off now.
|2015-08-18||Charlie Flemming(4)||Ban on DP Trading !|
Not Liking this ban on trading Draft Picks in the summer....
Not much happening in the SSFantasy world. Except reading the BullCrap rants about Semin ....Who?
If Semin were on my roster I would keep as one of my top 6. Who is drafting in the top 3 or 4 spots you better take Semin or he is mine!!!!
|2015-07-28||Ray Neilson(11)||drafting Semin in the first round|
please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do please do
|2015-07-27||Ron Sollows(1)||Semin to the Habs|
great signing Habs need more scoring. Plus Semin is still young and playing for a long term contract I expect 30 goals and 65 points I may draft him in the first round.
|2015-07-22||Ron Sollows(1)||my two cents worth|
Don’t see much upside with Williams or Stewart, but you never know. Some other notable ones:
Kessel 3 of last 4 seasons with Leafs around a PPG playing with no one now will play with either Crosby or Malkin and will be on the top PP unit with them I’m thinking 40 to 45 goals 80 to 85 points and those numbers could be low. Plus a lot less pressure as he was blamed for everything that went wrong with the Leafs goaltending sucked D sucked not enough talent all Kessel’s fault Pens will be good so no worries there plus bigger stars to blame.
Oshie was good with St. Louis but they had a lot of depth now he’s probably on a line with Ovie and/or Backstrom and certainly on the top PP unit with them
Dougie Hamilton with Calgary if paired with Giordano on the PP could take another step up into 50 point D man territory
Lucic with LA if he’s on with Kopitar and Gaborik he could get around 30 goals and 60 points
Sharp with Dallas they are loaded up front with Benn Seguin Sharp and Spezza. Could be a rebound season for Sharp
Mike Green with Detroit can’t see him being any better than with Washington
O’Reilly with Buffalo may not do as well as he did with the Avs could be a second line center behind Eichel and the team not enough talent yet. Actually that applies to everyone on Trevor’s team (smiley face).
Also ripple effect with Lucic gone in Boston a guy like Pastrnak may step up as he looked good last year. Spezza was decent last year and now may get a more talented LWer in Sharp plus still on the top PP with the big guns. JVR takes a hit in TO with no Kessel and he’ll probably be shit on as their new best forward who will probably struggle.
|2015-07-22||Ray Neilson(11)||Who is Watching|
I have been watching ..... soon time for another mid summer update from me as well. A lot of movement this summer. Looking at Pittsburgh and surprisingly, they have switched out 7 of their 12 forwards over the summer, but really have not replaced many of them from outside the organization. They will be very top heavy this year, and those top 2 lines could score a crap load of goals. Guess I have to keep Letang now for those 60 games he will be healthy. Toronto looks to be a hot mess this year, looks like they may have a hard time scoring goals. And I have no idea what the hell is going on in Boston... I think Don Sweeney is trying to set the record for shortest employed GM in history. Looking at Buffalo who has Oreilly, Eichel, Girgensons, and Reinhart as their top 4 centres. Someone will have to switch to a wing at some point, assuming Reinhart actually makes the team, which is not a sure thing. New coaches always mess things up as well. No one can say for sure what line combos will be in Detroit/Edmonton/Philly/SJ/Tor etc etc. I always find that new coaches tend to throw away what we have all become used to as far as combos and try and reinvent the wheel. I keep reading about how Chicago will be fine and still have no holes in their lineup, but I look at their left side and see one gaping hole. Saad and Sharp gone, replaced with Mark Dano and Artemy Panarin (KHL)? That looks like a hole to me, especially if Coach Q sticks with his plan to play Teravainen as a centre. And they still have cap issues so are likely to trade someone else soon - most talked about name being Bickell who is also a LW, so another hole on the left side. Lots of moves to digest in the offseason for sure, and more likely still to come. Going to make the draft very interesting I think.
|2015-07-20||Steve Cooper(2)||Just checking who's checking the website|
Lots of free agents changing teams which should make for a few decisions in September. I had not one but two players get traded to better teams. RW Williams get traded to Washington and RW Stewart to Anaheim... nah, not enough to make them keepers though. Give me your thoughts on the summer free agent movements.
|2015-06-26||Ron Sollows(1)||awards correction|
Cooper got the award for Hudler although did not have him all year. I actually drafted Johnny Hockey so should get the RoY award. Please fix ASAP.
Agreed Ron, if we redraft next years standing should not be used as it would likely lead to tanking. Drawing names or using the average finishes over the past six years to determine the order would be my recommendation
|2015-04-21||Ron Sollows(1)||redraft revisited|
Good points Trevor. I am fine with 2 keepers or a complete redraft. If a complete redraft I think we should draw for draft position instead of using next years final standings.
Yup, 2 keepers is a way to go. But I guess I go back to why reward anyone? It is a fair argument of course, yes there are people who put more time into this league than others, no argument there. If the point is to try and redistribute talent and make a more competitive league (which should be more fun for everyone "in theory") than might as well go whole hog. For me, the top teams are the ones who will and should feel the pain, and therefore are the ones who need to make the biggest sacrifices. So yes 2 keepers would put a bunch of players back in the pool, but there are still plenty of talent still gone. With 2 keepers the following would likely still be unavailable to "redistribute" the wealth. Seguin, Kessel, Tavares, Benn, Crosby, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Voracek, Sedin x2, Hossa, Hedman, Giroux, Getzlaf, Nugent-Hopkins, Palat, Toews, Kane, Stamkos, Nash, MacKinnon, Karlsson, Johansen, Subban. I just think if we do this, best to go whole hog then try a limit reduction of 2 players and find it did not work. I am less concerned, I guess, than with rewarding a few GMs who have worked hard to acquire a couple good assets, then I am with trying to find a way to get everyone engaged and with a shot to compete. Not that I am even sure a redraft would get more engagement, just a theory I guess. Especially after this year when I watched what Brad was able to do. And, Brad, this is not a shot at you, quite the opposite in fact. This is a testament to what you have been able to build. Brad was able to make only 2 trades, and picked up a free agent that ended up quitting the league and because his team was so top heavy, he did not even have to drop that player (Gagne) from his roster). I just wonder if I am at the bottom of the league watching that, am I still fully engaged knowing that my only hope is Ovechkin back to the KHL and Crosby with another concussion. Reading this over, and even talking about redistributing the wealth, maybe I am a communist!!! I am struggling with this a bit. I like finishing top 4, but as the same time, I do think it would be fun to see others up there too. We still have not heard from many on this topic, so hopefully this week, we can get more feedback.
I like the idea of 2 keepers that way top teams that have built up a good set of keepers do not lose everything and the draft will have plenty of good players that could shake up the top teams and even things out.
Agree Charlie. Am just wondering if managers who do not participate is partly to do with them not feeling like they can compete. Still hoping to hear thoughts and opinions from everyone on the subject.
|2015-04-18||Charlie Flemming(4)||Re-Draft Thoughts|
I dont think a Re-Draft will solve the the parity issues. Over time, the managers that are more active and spend more money will end up with the better teams.
|2015-04-16||Steve Cooper(2)||The Redraft - thoughts|
We have talked about a complete redraft in the past and it would be the most drastic move. I am afraid that if we do that, we may loose a couple of managers over it. I would propose that the protected list be reduced to two players (for just one year). At least that way, those who put in the hard work over the years to build their team would still have the cornerstones to rebuild with. That is my two cents worth.
|2015-04-13||Ron Sollows(1)||re: I am ready to roll next year|
Plus Jagr just signed with Florida for another season so you have a RW keeper now.
|2015-04-12||Steve Cooper(2)||I am ready to roll for next year|
Well I did a test to see how I may line up with the big boys next year and I think my boys made a statement. At the half way point I hand no one in the top 50 scoring. Now I own the top two scorers in the league. But I know Jason K. is going to be picking 3 of the first 4 picks and is going to build a strong young team and will be a force in the coming years. Playoffs hear we come.
|2015-04-11||Charlie Flemming(4)||End of the NHL Regular Season ... Saturday|
There are 15 Games on tap today.
Dont see that very often.
|2015-04-03||Ron Sollows(1)||I just need an extra month to make a run|
Players on the top teams dropping like flies, an extra month and I could be there
|2015-03-30||Steve Cooper(2)||Stuck in the middle with ...|
Well there is only two weeks left and I could move up a couple of spaces or could move down a couple. Kind of stuck in purgatory if you know what I mean. All my top guys only have two games this week so not thinking on moving up this week. Will try to play spoiler. This will be the week when my Florida guys will shoot the lights out and win me the 1st line. Been a tough year. I think I only cracked the 20 point week count twice. Middle of the pack most weeks but that will now win you a title.
The race for the title has never been closer with five teams still in the race. Time is running out with only two weeks left. Ted and Charlie are looking for their first title while Brad, Tim and Trevor are looking to add to their title count.
|2015-03-27||Ray Neilson(11)||Gotta Love the Weekend|
So going into the weekend, Tim is only 3 points back of Brad for the overall lead. Will be interesting to see how this weekend plays out!
|2015-03-11||Ray Neilson(11)||Toronto Sports Media|
After the leafs collapse, the current raptors collapse, and the Blue Jays dropping like flies in spring training, the sports media here has determined that Toronto must have been built on an ancient burial ground!
|2015-03-09||Ron Sollows(1)||on the bright side Steve|
You ended up with some good keepers.
|2015-03-06||Steve Cooper(2)||Another zero week !!!|
Unless i have a great weekend i could be looking at a big goose egg again!!
|2015-03-01||Steve Cooper(2)||Brick wall!!|
Looking like a zero week after gaining ground for three. May be all for not.
Well yes Ron, When I think of the term "fair offer" I instantly think of you!!!! Hehehehehh
|2015-02-27||Ron Sollows(1)||Kane offers|
Sure Trevor he could take your offer for Kane. Probably something like Tatar and injured aging Zetterberg or he could get him for Kessel or take my other offer and upgrade at RW without losing him at all. Hmmmm tough call
|2015-02-25||Ron Sollows(1)||re: The Cup|
Habs vs Kings
Habs have the best goaltending good D and hopefully enough scoring up front. A lot of solid teams in the West but once again the Kings have got it going and may be a lower seed but one that may be the most dangerous.
|2015-02-24||Ray Neilson(11)||The Cup|
As Charlie pointed out, end of season is not that far away. Who you got for winning the cup? I am starting to like what Washington is doing.....
|2015-02-24||Charlie Flemming(4)||End of Regular Season.....Week-27|
The Regular Seaon ends on Sat. April 11/15 (Week-27) !
This leaves 7 Weeks including this week.
|2015-02-12||Ron Sollows(1)||similar to offers made to you|
You are over analyzing again. Myers sucks they have him for depth on D he will not unseed anyone on the PP. Perreault is red hot and not going anyway as is Buff and Enstrom and Trouba both better than Myers
|2015-01-28||Ray Neilson(11)||Another trade |
I have my eyes on 6th or 7th actually. Fingers crossed
|2015-01-28||Ron Sollows(1)||another trade|
WOW Trevor is on fire. I think he is taking a run for 5th.
I know, finally pulled the trigger on a massive deal. But Norms Tatar did not cost me 14 other players and my first round pick, which is why I grabbed him this time
Trevor made a trade!!!. Picked Tatar apart when I offered him 10 times but who cares Trevor made a trade!!!!
|2015-01-19||Steve Cooper(2)||Candidate for dumbass move of the year|
Here I was with all my stats and analytics trying to find and edge for this weeks elongated week. By numbers, Pittsburg and Buffalo have 6 games. So at the last minute, I give up a round on a draft pick to get Ennis (Buf) and insert him into my lineup... brilliant move I am thinking. On my way home from work I hear that Buffalo is off til after the allstar break?? I am thinking wtf, they have six games. Check it out when I get home and sure enough... 3 games not six. And I pulled Stepan (Nyr) who is a point per game pace who had 4 games. Nuff said
|2015-01-08||Ron Sollows(1)||best draft picks|
Ron - Schwartz (just stay healthy)
Steve - Hudler (but I have him)
Brad - Carlson (better than Green)
Charlie - Hamilton (better FA pickups than most of us had draft picks)
Marty - Dubinksy (now that he is healthy)
Norm - Leddy (and Boychuk or was Leddy a FA)
Tim - (none I can recall but some good trades)
Steve - Forsberg (and now I have him)
Ted - Tyler Johnson (WTF 3rd in the league in points)
Jason - Nash (should have kept him Steve)
Trevor - Shattenkirk (kept Letang and Karlsson yet Shattenkirk your best)
Jason K - Vrbata (may turn into a keeper)
Topic suggestion for next week - biggest disappointments on each team. For example MacKinnon for you.
|2015-01-02||Ray Neilson(11)||Good news / bad news|
Thanks Ron.... I always did prefer to have the good news first
|2015-01-02||Ron Sollows(1)||Good news bad news Trevor|
Good news Staal returns tonight bad news you picked up Staal
|2014-12-05||Ray Neilson(11)||Weekly Rant|
No smarty pants, I did not mean Brodie. He will be a superstar soon, and Girodano will soon be back in the KHL where he belongs. I kid of course. But it is funny when I look at my roster.. based of PPG, Karlsson is my 4th best defenceman.
Also in your rant you mentioned Giordano would slow down, did you actually mean Brodie?
|2014-12-05||Charlie Flemming(4)||Gaborik ....|
Enjoyed your Rant this week....
Just to clarify, Gaborik has a upper body injury. Probably cut himself shaving.
|2014-12-04||Steve Cooper(2)||The rebuild continues!!|
Three first round picks and counting. If you have a 1st rounder available lets talk!!
|2014-12-03||Ray Neilson(11)||Weekly Ramblings|
Sorry for the delay in getting the weekly rambling posted this week. Been a busy work week so far. Plus I need a bit of time to properly put into words the beauty and magistracy of my teams performance over the past seven days. It is hard to put into words how awesome I am sometimes. Hopefully tonight I can get something posted
|2014-11-28||Ray Neilson(11)||If the season ended today|
Followed by Gonchar and Zidlicky in the second round.
|2014-11-28||Ron Sollows(1)||if the season ended today|
My guess is you draft Boyle and Jagr 1st and 2nd overall
|2014-11-27||Steve Cooper(2)||If we ended the schedule today!!!|
If we ended the NHL schedule today, I would have 1st & 2nd overall picks. McDavid and Eichel, you are mine!!!
Want to trade Perron for a top center. First off Perron is not getting you a top center and why not continue sucking for one more year and get a shot at McDavid or Eichel. Or teach their forwards how to play without the puck and get a better goalie and D, other than Schultz he is awesome.
|2014-11-10||Charlie Flemming(4)||FYI....NHL announces partnership with DraftKings|
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|2014-11-09||Steve Cooper(2)||At least I have one gold nugget|
Well sitting here in 12th place, I at least have one gold nugget in my basket. The 1st place team (Brad) came a knocking to see it Giordano was available. I said only if one of the big three were involved. LOL was his response. So at least I have one thing I can brag about. I am currently leading the first line but we still have Sunday to go!!
|2014-11-06||Ron Sollows(1)||my number 1 pick in our 2021 draft|
All about timing, early on no one interested in Gaudreau, now I have had a couple offers for him. Early on you could have got a lot more for Drouin than you can now, will he be good I think so but it may not be this year or next, just look at Yakupov. Not always easy to predict when making the jump to the NHL even the experts get it wrong otherwise the Oilers would have never taken Yakupov, Daigle would have never went 1st overall and Datsyuk and Zetterberg would have gone a lot higher. So yes I have made some offers but right now they would be less than I was willing to pay early on, I believe when he was injured to start the season I offered Schwartz, would not offer that now.
12th round eh? So does this count as your one offer per week that you make for him?
3rd line no PP time and less than 10 minutes a game, I could go my 12th round pick for him.
You should not tell others not to trade with me, no singling out one team. What would be acceptable is Ronnie Rocks, Ronnie Rules, Go Ron Ron Go
|2014-10-30||Ray Neilson(11)||Stand Corrected|
Coop, you are correct, I should have commented on the 3rd place win. The ramblings have been corrected to mention your 3rd place victory. You are welcome :)
|2014-10-29||Steve Cooper(2)||Hey, where is my credit!!!|
I won the 3rd line in week #3. That has to be worth some mention!!
|2014-10-21||Charlie Flemming(4)||Tampa Bay|
Watched TB at Van last Saturday....real good hockey game.
First time seeing Bishop and he was impressive !
|2014-10-17||Ron Sollows(1)||Oilers upside|
Next year they could be sucking with Connor McDavid
|2014-10-15||Ray Neilson(11)||End of my rope|
thats it. The Oilers have done me in. Its not that they keep losing, but the way they keep losing. They are not even competitive. Why not lose a game 3-2? Why is every loss 6-1. Time to get rid of everything edmonton in my life. Players, jerseys, hockey cards.... they all gotta go!!!! grrr!!!!
|2014-10-14||Ron Sollows(1)||When do you panic|
Me I panic shift to shift if my guys do not get a point when on the ice
|2014-10-10||Steve Cooper(2)||Nash sucks!!!|
Do i protect Nash or Richards... Richards projected to play with Kane, Nash sucks in yhe playoffs. Easy Richards. 1st night, Richards placed on third line, Nash moved to top line and bags 3 points. ARRGGG!!!
|2014-10-09||Ron Sollows(1)||no points for Kessel last night|
My McDavid watch has begun.
Your rebuild will last 2 weeks until you make your first trade. Plus, you have the youngest team in the league so I think your rebuild is already done
|2014-09-30||Ron Sollows(1)||Well that is it|
I am rebuilding for next year!!!!
|2014-09-29||Steve Cooper(2)||New GM starts off with a bang|
Well it didn take long for the new GM Jason Kayes to make a big splash. First day after the draft and POW... Giroux and Duchene moved for Tavares and Subban. Could be the biggest trade of the year. Welcome aboard Jason!!
|2014-09-29||Ron Sollows(1)||down year for me already|
first trade of the season and I wasnt involved, although I did have an offer out for Giroux
|2014-09-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Not what I planned|
all excited woke up checked the hockey news and Johansen got an offer, but it was from the KHL
|2014-07-30||Ron Sollows(1)||an off-season trade and I wasn't involved|
We can't have that, I'm sending out 11 offers right now.
|2014-07-02||Charlie Flemming(4)||No Hockey....|
Hate this time of year....NO NHL HOCKEY.
OK if you don't mind watching Soccer or MLB....I Don't !
I love this time of year when all the rumors start flying about where people will sign... and all the trade talk heats up right before the draft. Love it!!! And if Montreal gives Markov 3 years at 6m per year, Bergeven should be run out of town. Just sayin......
|2014-06-03||Ray Neilson(11)||Playoff Pool|
Let's see.... works out to 8.5 points per player. I'm gonna go with yes!!!!
|2014-06-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Your the only one who can catch me in the pool|
Trevor, think you can muster up 34 points in the playoff pool? You are the only one who can catch me. I think I was better off with Chicago loosing. Ron picked up 8 points with his Chicago guys over the last two games. Now neither of us (Adam as well) have any players left.
Mike Richards playing 4th line C in Los Angeles. Do we think he now offically become fantasy irrelevant? I think he's been on the border for a year or two.....
I'm no expert, but I am thinking there may be some changes in Pittsburgh next year. Bylsma out and Trotz in I think for one will happen. Niskanen gone likely to happen too. I think they would be wise to dangle Malkin (before he bolts to Russia with Ovechkin) to a western conference team to see what they could get to help out on the defensive side of the puck. Paul Martin sitting in your top two is not inspiring. I know it won't happen, but how cool would a Malkin for Weber deal be!!!
|2014-04-15||Steve Cooper(2)||Drafting the old fellas|
You guys all laughed when I drafted Jagr this year. He outscored a many of your 3rd liners this year. But Whitney should be riding off into the sunset after this year. Hey, I did pick up Kuznetsov & Barkov to lower the age average of my team.
I would miss Ovie..... lol. On a different note I would like to say thanks to all who take part in our fantasy hockey pool. We had another exciting year and I for one really enjoy the league and look forward to defending my title next year...lol. Charlie, a special thanks to you, as always you did a great job.
I have Marleau, Byfuglien, Semin, Bergeron, Wisniewski, available and Cooper for you I have the ageless Whitney that I know you would consider protecting....lol.
|2014-04-14||Ron Sollows(1)||Congrats to Brad and everyone else|
Pretty much start to finish, not much excitement for you. And I must say me ending up in 2nd almost as satisfying as winning, you weren't going to be caught and halfway through the season I didn't think I could get a money spot. Congrats to Ted and Charlie as well, it was fun and a battle between the three of us near the last few weeks and Charlie scared me the final week, good thing I had a little lead. Some big injuries certainly came into play but we all have to deal with them, Kane and Toews huge blows for Ted. Charlie lost Tarasenko and scrambled to fill that spot plus Kunitz and Ladd the last couple weeks. I was ready to sell the farm when I dealt for Datsyuk and Zetterberg and both ended up injured shortly afterwards, plus I was dealt a double whammy on RW with Ryan and Okposo going out late, so we all dealt with some big injuries but hung in there nicely. Just goes to show it's a long, long season, was a time I was looking up at the two Steves wondering if I could catch them, and looking over my shoulder at Tom who was hanging in there all season. The new guy Marty played all year and was really involved so a good addition, he actually has some big names for next year if they can stay healthy, The Sedins, Datsyuk and Skinner. Tim returned and did a lot of wheeling and dealing and has some good keepers as well, Norm ends up with a big guy in Zetterberg plus some decent D men from some deals. Jason lost Stamkos early so lost interest as well, tough blow. Tom battled all year, a little more attention to his team and he could have been top 4. Last (in the standings as well) but not least (when you see all the high picks he has) Trevor, cleaned house early, has a few big time keepers in RNH, MacKinnon and Karlsson so with all the top picks he'll be in good shape next year, although I'll have Mackinnon and Karlsson by November, as I go into my 3rd consecutive rebuild mode.
I don't think he will be missed by many.
Rumour has Ovechkin heading back to the KHL. 7 years and $70 million left on his contract, think Washington would like to get out from under that? What do you think? Will Ovie pull a Kovalchuk and head back home. I tend to go back to where there's smoke there's fire.....perhaps this will happen???
Just trying to bring down the average age of my roster!!
|2014-04-01||Ray Neilson(11)||Best trade|
My best bonehead trade was moving Bobby Ryan for Yakupov. That was the start of why I had to move everyone else and pack it in
|2014-04-01||Charlie Flemming(4)||Kadri ....|
Tim did OK getting Kadri for cheap from me late last year. I probably could have traded him for Pavelski, who he didn't protect. Oh well, that's what makes it interesting !
|2014-04-01||Ron Sollows(1)||bonehead move|
Mine would have to be Kopitar for Kadri, proven 70+ point guy in Kopitar for a 2nd line Leafs guy, a solid keeper for a non-keeper. Oh well when you trade as much as I do you won't win them all, just have to dust yourself off get up and keep going.
|2014-03-31||Steve Cooper(2)||God, I feel like the Leafs|
I am starting to feel like the Leafs. My guys just can't seem to put enough pucks in the net for points. Yes, I still have a chance at 4th, but depending on how Ted did last week (I know he won the 2nd line), it might be quite bleak. Never should have unloaded Vanek for Skinner. That is my bonehead trade of the year. And no, the Sedin's isn't because O'Reilly is doing ok and Richards... well NYR still don't score much but he has scored more than the injured H. Sedin. May have to pick up some young guns and play the patience game.... yeah right, me patient. NOT
Oops.... I will accept all criticism this week. But kessel is there.... you just have to spell his name with a G... and then a ETZLAF after the G.
|2014-03-27||Ron Sollows(1)||commentary a disgrace this week|
I know Kessel has slowed of late but he's still 3rd overall in the league yet not listed in the top 5 scorers
Sorry for the delay in the weekly rambling. Buying a house (Closes on Friday) so have been busy with last minute house stuff. Try to get something posted tonight... and I won't pick on Coop this week :)
|2014-03-25||Ron Sollows(1)||A glimmer of hope|
Malkin out for the rest of the regular season. Would have to gain about 25 points a week for the final 3 weeks but it is possible, unlikely given the rest of his players and his lead but possible.
|2014-03-25||Ron Sollows(1)||My vote|
Leafs will make the playoffs, just make it, need Bernier back quickly though.
Clarkson, figured with better players he could score 30 goals and be a decent 2nd liner for them, didn't expect much from the other two.
|2014-03-24||Ray Neilson(11)||Time to Vote|
Two questions. Will the Leafs make the playoffs? #2 - who is the most disappointing free agents signing this year? Clarkson (Tor), Weiss (Det), Brunner (NJ), or someone else?
|2014-03-20||Ray Neilson(11)||Good Advice|
I will scratch Hall/Eberle off my list right now. How many points do you think Kessel will get in 4 games?
|2014-03-20||Ron Sollows(1)||playoff advice Trevor|
Avoid The Oilers I don't think they'll make it again this year. Kessel a nice late round pick for you though
Ron, thank you..... Now I understand and can start planning to dominate Smicer's playoff pool
top 3 from each division, so lets take the East Boston and Pitt the two division winners and they would play the two wildcard teams in round 1, Boston the top seed getting the worse wildcard team. 2nd vs 3rd in each division play in the first round so right now Tampa vs Montreal and they would stay that way for round two, winner of the Boston series plays winner of the Tampa/Montreal
|2014-03-19||Steve Cooper(2)||Greetings from the DR - oh yeah Kuznetzov|
We had 32 degrees today. Went on a snorkeling tour today to Catalina Island. I actually not thinking hockey during the day.
Just picked up Kuznetsov to have for next years draft. Seeing him put up 4 points last week on only 9:00 min per game is promising. I might even slide him one week if Washington has 4 games.
Does anyone know how the playoff seeding's work this year? I understand the first round... Right now it would be Bos vs. Columbus, Pitt . vs. Toronto, Montreal (2) vs. Tampa (3), and Philly (2), vs NYR (3). Now lets say Bos, and Pitt. win. And then Montreal and Philly win? Who plays who? Or even weirder... Boston, Toronto, Montreal and Philly win? We would 3 from one division and one from the Metropolitan? Who plays who? I'm so confused
Here on the 29th eh? I'll alert the guards at Pearson to see if I can get you cavity searched or something!!!
|2014-03-19||Ron Sollows(1)||Kessel vs The Redwings|
On the 29th in TO, I'll be there. You can buy me a Kessel jersey as a peace offering.
|2014-03-19||Ray Neilson(11)||Going Good|
Yes Ron, I am not saying it is Kessel and kessel alone. All I am saying is there is a link and when Kessel was on fire so were you. Last two weeks Kessel has come back to normal production and so have you. And I think everyone needs their best players going well to move up the standings, and Kessel is your best player. I stand by my statement.... if Kessel gets red hot again, so will you.
|2014-03-19||Ron Sollows(1)||not just Kessel|
You need more than just one player going well to compete
Desharnais although he only has 43 points it seems like he's had 1 or 2 points every game for me.
Landeskog has been solid, so has Stastny and he's back now
FA Nyquist has been really good and Palat looking good as well
Vanek and Koivu disappointing to date but both with 3 point nights last night so should be good moving forward
Okposo's been close to Kessel like with or without Tavares
My D, I always seem to find decent enough D
I think I have enough to stay in the top 4 and hopefully a spot or two higher
|2014-03-18||Steve Cooper(2)||Ears listening from the DR|
It's called the world wide web (www) for a reason. I've got my ears on Trevor. Albeit they are warm at 28 degrees not -15 :)
|2014-03-18||Charlie Flemming(4)||Trashing Coop...|
Trevor,...Just enjoyed your weekly fantasy synopsis.
Dont have to trash Coop while he's away, you do a fine job each week....hahaha.
|2014-03-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Present for the refs|
I had no rooting interest in last night's ottawa/montreal game, but if I am a habs fan, I would definately buy those refs a Christmas present this year
I love when there are controversial trades made and I had nothing to do with it
|2014-03-07||Steve Cooper(2)||The Sedin's philosophy from the horse|
Well here is the way I saw it. The Sedin's went 1 point in 14 games. Tortorella is a defense first kind of coach. I don't think he is going to change the game that much. As for Richards... as soon as I saw St.Louis go to the Rangers, I was pretty sure he was going to be back with Richards and sure enough, they are put together. O'Reilly is playing on the 1st line with Duchense and both have been putting up the numbers. That my thoughts.
I hear what your saying Ron but He got Richards back and he too is 33 years of age. I guess its preference but I would have taken my chances with the Sedins.
Real tough call, only 33 so certainly could have some big years left or will this decline continue, me I think I would have done what Steve did got the best I could before it got any worse. Once I see see signs of older guys slowing down I usually dump them, did it with the Sedins, St. Louis, Datsyuk and Zetterberg, doesn't always work out St. Louis still really good years later. Also look out for Marty if these stars have a few more years left, The Sedins, Datsyuk and so on.
Steve...you sent out an email saying the Sedins were available but you weren't giving them away......I think you just gave them away. You got less in return than what you gave up and you got them for cheap. I know.....they are having a horrible year but I think a lot of good players are. Its really been a little bit of a strange year for some of star players. I have several players on my team that are under performing. It seems the depth has been the difference this year either through draft or trades. If you relied mainly on your six protectables to get it done, it would have let you down for sure.
Ron...I have to say every year, year in and year out you seem to stay at the top and I had you with that roster of yours somewhere from the middle to the bottom of the standings at year end. I should of known better....lol.
I gotta say that McLean hasn't had much to work with. Murray hasn't done much to make this team better. Ottawa will remain a have not team until Murray is gone.
|2014-03-06||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Ryan|
Yes I was thinking that, about 55 to 60 this year, maybe 30 goals, but can't help but think top line, top PP and more minutes and his numbers go up. Still only 26 so maybe, just maybe next year.
I don't know, what do you think? Is Bobby Ryan simply a 60 point player that everyone thinks is capable of 50 goals and 100 points? Career high has been 71 points, and only one other time has he cracked 60.
|2014-03-06||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Hemsky|
One game no points so time to change it up MacLean, same chance Ryan got. No playoffs and MacLean is gone in the off season. MacLean is dead to me!!!!
Watched that he was playing with Spezza last night. Just what I wanted as I picked up Hemsky from Trevor for a mere one draft round pick later. Hoping that he and Spezza find chemistry. I think Ryan is a one way player. Every time I see him play, he only seems to pick up the pace when they are on the offence.
Time to fire MacLean, Sens can't score and they have their top goal scorer, Ryan, on the 3rd line, Hemsky comes in with his 26 total points (Ryan 22 goals) and Hemsky' on the top line and gets more ice time and PP time than Ryan. Ryan and Spezza barely a chance before they pulled the plug on that. Must be something wrong with Ryan, lazy, bad on D or something, regardless he's still your best chance for a goal so he should be out there on the top line and top PP unit.
|2014-03-05||Steve Cooper(2)||Sedin's gone!!!|
Jesus, I had to dump them. One point in 15 games for each of them. Just poison on the team and keeping me up at night (very late. Waking up at 3 to check the late game only to see Vancouver was shut out again or held to 1 goal). Trevor, you mentioned Richards should get help from St.Louis and if Hemsky can get with Spezza... That was the madness when I decided to get both of them. Just hoping that Kesler goes to Pittsburg but it doesn't look like it happened.
|2014-03-01||Ron Sollows(1)||Draft pick|
No good having all those high picks if you only have 2 decent keepers. I'll tell you what I'll trade you a couple better keepers in the off season for your 1st overall pick, you're welcome
|2014-02-28||Ray Neilson(11)||Draft Pick|
I really want another 1st round pick.... Anyone want to give me one for Hemsky? He's going to look good when he gets traded to Pittsburgh. :)
|2014-02-23||Ray Neilson(11)||Back to the NHL|
Probably one of the most dominant canadian teams ever. Very weird, not used to a canadian team being that focused on defence....and to be that good at it, was impressive. If you had of told me that crosby and toews would have 2 goals combined at the end of the olympics I would have thought a 5th place finish at best. But now that the all star games are over, back to the playoff races!!!!
|2014-02-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Canada vs USA (men)|
Toughest test yet and time for top forwards to show up, you mention Kessel's 3 goals vs Slovenia doesn't count, Crosby two assists total vs Norway, Austria and Latvia
|2014-02-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Women's hockey|
A friend of mine said they would dominate a Q league team, I watched yesterday and a guy like Drouin would get 10 points a game against those teams IMO. They can skate but it's north south no moves and the shots are no where near men's or even top junior players.
|2014-02-20||Steve Cooper(2)||Canada's Olympic women's hockey|
Holly shit, what a finish to that game. Lucky that I had some time this afternoon to watch the last period. What a finish. I must admit, I was surprised the girls pulled it out. But, the Americans did what the Toronto Maple Leafs did when Boston came back and beat them. They stopped skating and kept giving the possession back to Canada and try to defend. How many times must a coach learn that when you are ahead... keep the foot on the pedal and skate the opposition into the ground. I should have been an NHL coach!!!
|2014-02-20||Ron Sollows(1)||Olympic hockey|
Hate to say it but I think the USA is the best team right now, although Canada playing against top NHLers it will be back to a style of hockey they know so that may help. I think the USA pull the upset, although I'd like to see Canada win.
Women could be in trouble too, I think the US could beat them as well
|2014-02-20||Steve Cooper(2)||Olympics - Canada vs USA Mens|
The Americans are getting all the hype. Canada is getting things done to keep moving. The Americans have not had to deal with the defense that Canada has. I don't think you are going to see much scoring in that game. I have Canada winning 3-1. Yeah, Kessel might sneak one in on the PP. You heard it here first!!
Pretty sure those points still count, just like playing the Oilers in the NHL
Hat ticks against Slovenia count for nothing.
Trevor you watching any of the hockey, who's leading the scoring race and the best player there so far?
Thanks for updating the Standings Steve....been battling the flu bug all this week. Will try to complete the financial statement within the next few days too.
Awesome game this morning between US and Russia!
|2014-02-14||Steve Cooper(2)||Standings updated|
Standing have been updated.
|2014-02-14||Ron Sollows(1)||updated standings????|
I have reason to look now
|2014-02-13||Ron Sollows(1)||One final Kessel thought|
Looking at the top scorers, Crosby the best regardless, but Getzlaf has Perry, Tavares with Okposo and Vanek, Kane with Hossa, Toews, Sharp and Keith, Ovie with Backstrom, Kessel has Bozak and JVR, that's why his numbers this year are far more impressive than most up there. Don't build around him than who Phaneuf, you build around your best player and that's Kessel not every team has a Crosby to build around, give Kessel the supporting case others have and you get better, Bernier has helped this year.
Ask yourself this is any player right now more valuable to their team, you take Crosby out which we've seen before and Malkin lights it up, Kane is good but you still have Toews, Sharp, Hossa and Keith, you take Kessel out of the Leafs lineup and they are done.
Yes, your arguments make complete sense. It's not Kessel's fault (entirely) that the Leafs have not won in the playoffs. And 21 points is a good number in the playoffs. My apologies that it seemed like I was blaming Kessel for the team failures. But, does Phil Kessel give anyone that warm fuzzy feeling inside that says this is the guy we should build our franchise around... that this is the guy who can lead the team to greatness? And I ask this honestly, as a non-leaf fan. I don't follow them religiously so I'm not privy to how he is perceived by die hard fans, or those close to the team.
I think it's unfair in some cases when people say ya but he does nothing in the playoffs, fact is the Leafs haven't been good enough to go far in the playoffs let alone make it most years, one player isn't winning it for you so hardly Kessel's fault. His playoff stats 21 points in 22 games so right around a PPG like he is in the regular season, fact is the Leafs as a team just aren't good enough.
Ottawa hasn't gone anywhere in the playoffs must be Karlsson's fault, oh wait he sucks in his own end so I actually may be on to something there.
|2014-02-12||Ray Neilson(11)||Praise for Kessel|
I sure did mention Kessel's entry into the top 5. I even commented that he passed Kane this last week. And I think you are forgetting that heartfelt tribute a few weeks back on the main page. Where I commented about his prolific scoring ability, his courageous battle with cancer, and his stunning playoff success. Huh... something sounds a bit off with that last statement, but can't put my finger on it.
I like Kessel, don't get me wrong. Do I think he is a top 5 scorer in the NHL? Ummm no. I think Kessel is a top 5 goal scorer in the league, not top 5 in points. I would say his ceiling is 40 goals, 80 points on a regular basis. Not to say there couldn't be a year or two where he dips above (or below) those numbers, but I think over the course of his career, his most productive 5 or so years will probably be in that range. Crosby/Stamkos/Ovechkin/Malkin have locks on top 4 players in the league, and are in a category all their own (Superstars). The next tier of players is where Kessel belongs. I consider those the "Star" players And there are a lot of good players in that tier that in any one year can put together a great season. I am thinking of Tavares, Getzlaf, Perry, Kane, Backstrom, etc etc.... a lot of those guys are scary good.
My biggest problem with kessel is that I don't think he's the guy you build around to make a winning team. And by winning I mean playoff success He's not the guy that makes the rest of the team better. For me, Kessel is the guy you add to an already winning formula. And unfortunately for leaf fans, they have chosen to build around Kessel and Phaneuf. And I think you should build less around Phaneuf than you do Kessel.
But what do I know, I am a long suffering Oilers fan once again, waiting for next year.
|2014-02-12||Ron Sollows(1)||Weekly commentary|
I noticed you just listed the top 5 scorers in the league and zero fanfare for Kessel who's moved into that group, abused early on by you but not now.
Interesting Olympic stat, if the practice lines remain the same for all teams the highest goal scorer line in the tournament is not Crosby, Kunitz, Carter, it's not any team Canada line, it's the USA line of JVR, Pavelski, Kessel
Ya scary stuff, Niskanen is still on the top PP unit correct?
|2014-02-11||Ron Sollows(1)||STOP the Olympics|
You're probably looking forward to the Olympic break Steve, give your guys a chance to regroup and get healthy (Sedin, MacArthur), I'm the opposite my guys have been rolling so I want to keep it going, not a two week break and god forbid one of your players get hurt playing over there. Still 7 weeks to go so not sure if I can keep up my charge with a lot of no names and unheard of guys (until now) (Desharnais, Niskanen, T. Johnson, Nyquist and so on, hoping Palat (TB) joins the charge) they've been good for me so far but it can go south just as quickly, could actually challenge for 2nd or end up 7th.
|2014-02-10||Steve Cooper(2)||Limping into the O'limp'ics|
Well, my last four weeks have been a disaster. The Sedins need to go back to peewee to remember scoring. Who would have thought 1 point in 15 games would be a label both the Sedins would honour. Will just have to plunk them on the third line until they wake up. All my decent free agents (Hudler, MacArthur, Sekara) have dried up... all at the same time. Hopefully the break will wake some of the up when they look at their stats. Now out of the money spots looking in, still lucky that I am still in the race for a few of them. If Brad doesn't suffer a few injuries, it looks like he will walk away with the title.
That's some scary shit, the stroke suffered by Letang.!
|2014-02-08||Charlie Flemming(4)||Olympics a Distraction ... Just Sayin.|
Rick Nash and John Tavaras both played in a Winter Classic game and are preparing for the Olympics. 1 point between them since Jan.25. even after firing close to 40 shots!
|2014-02-07||Ray Neilson(11)||Olympic Hockey|
I would not be surprised at all if any of Canada, Russia, US, Finland, or Sweden won gold at the olympics. To say it's a joke because lesser countries are competing with players that are not up to the caliber of those who did not make other countries, I do not completely agree with. By the same argument, Edmonton, Calgary, Florida, Buffalo make the NHL a joke because they cannot compete with Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, Anaheim , etc.
|2014-02-07||Ron Sollows(1)||Olympic hockey a joke|
To say it's the best hockey in the world, of course we like it because were Canadian and have a good shot, but look at some of the players that didn't make it, Giroux, E. Staal, Neal, Bobby Ryan, Fleury, Hall, Eberle, RNH, Okposo and even MacKinnon are better than every player on these teams other than maybe Vanek and Kopitar, Austria, Czech, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
|2014-02-06||Ron Sollows(1)||Actually I'm sorry about my Sedin comment|
I should just worry about my own players, The Sedins can just keep doing what they're doing.
Ron, you might be right with the Sedin injury prediction. Did you know that nobody named Sedin has scored a goal in 2014?
|2014-02-05||Ron Sollows(1)||Sochi injury prediction|
Trevor went with Malkin. I'll go with Daniel Sedin, he hasn't been hurt this year so he's due. Sorry Steve but I am trying to catch you afterall, plus you won't even miss him he hasn't had a point in 8 games!!!!
|2014-02-05||Ron Sollows(1)||back by popular demand|
Twas the night before trade deadline, when all through the house
Not a player was scoring, not even the Sedins
The stockings were hung by the goal net with care
In hopes that St. Louis soon would score there
My players were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of goal scoring danced in their heads
And mamma in kerchief and I in my Habs cap
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap
When out on the ice rink there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash
The moon on the breast of the ice rink with snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a scoring machine and a winger and center
With a little old wrist shot, so lively and quick
I knew in a a moment it must be Phil Kessel
More rapid than eagles the players they came
And Phil high-fived and cheered and called them by name
Now Kadri, now Nyquist, now Landeskog and Niskanen
on Johnson, on Markov, on Okposo and Seabrook
To the top of the crease to the top of the slot
Now score away, score away, score away all
|2014-02-05||Ray Neilson(11)||Christmas poem|
You took down the poem!!! That was awesome, you should have left it up.
|2014-02-05||Ron Sollows(1)||not a pretty picture painted of me recently|
Devil, Jekyll and Hyde, liar, my god.
Devil: The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him
Jekyll and Hyde: I am not, yes you are, no I'm not, yes you are.....
Liar: I always tell the truth. Even when I lie
|2014-01-31||Ray Neilson(11)||Birthday present|
Aaahhh... Ron, you shouldn't have. What a generous gift.
|2014-01-31||Ron Sollows(1)||Happy belated birthday Trevor|
and my present to you is a 7th round pick for Karlsson, no need to thank me.
I noticed that but didn't say anything as I was hoping next week I would be in 1st and Brad in 7th
|2014-01-29||Charlie Flemming(4)||Week 17 STANDINGS....|
Oh well, that didn't work too well. Ha.
Can't get anything by the auditor.
There you go Ted, your back in 2nd place now.
|2014-01-29||Ray Neilson(11)||Ted - Down the Standings|
Charlie, I know you'd like to finish higher in the standings, but still no reason to put Ted down to 8th on the Standings page!!!
At the end of the day I'm a Habs fan so really don't care if the Leafs choke in the playoffs matter of fact I like it, unless of course I took some Leafs in a playoff pool. I just need regular season points from the best PK in the league, Phil Kessel.
They played and Faulk got a point so things are fine with our Canes Steve
|2014-01-22||Brad Simms(3)||Trevor on Phil Kessel|
|2014-01-21||Steve Cooper(2)||Carolina... Phew|
Just read that they pushed the game to Wednesday. No games lost this week.
|2014-01-21||Steve Cooper(2)||Carolina... game postponed AGAIN!!!|
Well damn. for the 2nd week in a row, Carolina has their game snowed out. Of course I have Skinner on my top line. Luckily I didn't have Sekera in this week. Hopefully it will turn a 3 game week into a 4 game week. Or better yet, a 5 game week.
|2014-01-21||Ray Neilson(11)||The Leafs|
Don't worry, the Leafs will break your heart again. You see.... the leafs don't just lose when the end comes, they lose in EPIC fashion. Like last year's game 7 collapse against the Bruins.
|2014-01-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Hey Trevor|
How about them Kessel led Leafs???
I'm thinking your next weekly commentary should be entirely dedicated to Kessel, starting from a young boy to him leading the Leafs charge for a playoff spot this season and how he's given me new hope of getting back in the race for a top 4 spot
Started from the bottom now we're here
Started from the bottom now my whole team f*cking here
I'm coming for your Cooper
If you can't have fun while at the bottom, then life's just not worth living. :)
I do believe I hear some chirping for down below in the ranks. I can't hear that well. It sounds like it is coming from way down. Nah, must just be in my head :)
The good Sedin is injured too. Probably has broken ribs and likely done for the year. I'm not a doctor or anything Coop, but you might want to trade the damaged goods now before the real news of the injury leaks out. I wouldn't believe this day to day thing they are saying right now. I'd be happy to trade you Perreault for him... Ooooh... how about Brassard? He's scored a goal lately.
Time to move them before their value goes down anymore, use to be a lock for a PPG, not anymore. I'll take them, make me an offer.
|2014-01-19||Steve Cooper(2)||Love those Sedin's|
If someone offered you a bet at 100 to 1 that the Sedin's had 4 games in one week and neither one of them would score a point, would you take the bet !! (based on that fact that they were actually playing in all 4 games. Not me. Damn, I could have made a shit load of money!!!
|2014-01-17||Ray Neilson(11)||The Leafs|
I like Kessell too.... but anyone who knows me, knows I will never...ever....ever... pass up a chance to get in a good leaf slam. And I do not think they will make the playoffs. I will bet $500 imaginary dollars on it.
Oh ya I forgot about him, he's not bad. Brutal Kessel has the Leafs higher in the standings though doesn't he?
Lots of McDavid hype but similar to MacKinnon he's good but he's no Crosby, you may be looking at 2017-18
|2014-01-17||Ray Neilson(11)||How bout?|
Karlsson and anyone else? That should equal kessel. My team is built to dominate in 2015-2016 after I draft connor mcdavid
Correct me if I'm wrong but Kessel is hot and the Leafs are in a playoff spot. Plus which two keepers do you have to equal his point total?
And you still won the trade!!!
I just traded Kessel to my mother for a box of Corn Flakes
I never doubted you would blow it all up again. But I do like how my name has been turned into a verb.
|2014-01-10||Ron Sollows(1)||See Trevor|
I was serious about dealing everyone, doing a rebuild like you
|2014-01-09||Ron Sollows(1)||Postponed Carolina-Buffalo game now Feb. 25|
I predict Skinner on IR by then. Sorry but you were happy Parise got hurt.
|2014-01-08||Ron Sollows(1)||my goal is to return like Cooper|
He was down and out for a bit, didn't have all his picks at the draft but he's back near the top once again. I've been down the last two seasons and will RISE up again. Need to be smarter in my trading for sure, you're welcome Tim, nice rebuild and set of keepers for you.
|2014-01-08||Steve Cooper(2)||Staying pat can spell disaster|
Well, I learned one year that standing pat at the deadline can be deadly. I remember a certain someone blew buy me on the final week when I still thought I had a large enough lead to win. That one stung for awhile. So, this year I have gone back to spending more time following the games/stats and player patterns and moving players to upgrade my depth. So far it has done me well to have me in the top four. It is going to be tough to keep up with Ted & Brad but I will take a shot at them.
|2014-01-08||Ron Sollows(1)||See things the way we do|
Not so much for me the last two season, but on a bright note once again my fire sale has begun.
|2014-01-08||Ray Neilson(11)||Trading 101|
I give props to both of you. I may not always agree with what you do, but you guys usually see things I don't, and then they happen. I wish I had your ability to wheel-n-deal like you do.....
|2014-01-08||Steve Cooper(2)||Trading 101|
Well, as you said, it is easy to critique a deal a few weeks into it. Skinner is on fire right now and it looks like a steal for me... until Skinner gets one good knock and has his 3rd concussion and gone for the season. We have watched you make deals and shake our heads only to be watching you raise the championship trophy... (Why don't we have a championship trophy!!) for the forth time. Like you said, you give up one keeper for two more experienced keepers which gives you more depth which we both know wins championships. I never second guess the trades you make because you have shown in the past to have seen the potential way before the rest of us. That is why you and I are the only 4 time champs (although I have been removed for a very long time and the competition is better).
|2014-01-08||Ron Sollows(1)||Trading 101, or not|
Easy after the fact for example to look at what Tavares is doing compared to Zetterberg and Datsyuk and say that was a brutal deal, but at the time he wasn't and it could easily be reversed, reason I never dwell on a bad deal, plus I've seen many that look good for one team after making it and turn out better for the other the following year, doubt this one will but Tavares can break his leg too. I'll always try to improve my team and I like to trade but yes that means a lot of the time I get burnt so I won't try to justify any deal I've made and I just pick myself up and move forward with who I have and maybe next year I'll be a little smarter and keep the top guys I have..... no probably not. Also one other major point for me is I'm never playing for 4th I'm always trying for 1st so when I pack it in with 4th maybe still in reach it's not what I'm after, giving up 4th this year for a shot at 1st next year I do in a second, of course with the teams Brad and Ted have not so easy to do that anymore, maybe I should be playing for 3rd or 4th, nah. So yes some of us do deal a lot but would you rather that or the guys sitting there doing nothing, never changing lines and having injured guys in their lineup all year, might as well pack it in if it gets to that point.
The problem with him for you Steve is similar to Visnosky, you'll be pumped and keep him as a top D man and he'll return to a 45 point guy
|2014-01-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Karma's a bitch|
Yeah, you are probably right about that. Not trying to make Ron... now Tim feel shitty. But it still cost me a 1st round pick and now all I have to show for it is the top scoring Dman in the league... :)
|2014-01-07||Ray Neilson(11)||Game Cancelled|
The game was cancelled because in your previous post you were happy that Parise was injured. The hockey gods do not take kindly when you are happy about another fantasy owner injury. Karma. :)
|2014-01-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Buffalo/Caroline game cancelled!|
Well talk about a piss off. Game cancelled because of storm. The funny thing is, the Carolina team had made it to Buffalo and are ready to play. But I bet the money hungry owners know a lot of people would not attend the game and the beer sales would be kaput. So what do they do... reschedule the game at a later date ... oh maybe when the temperature is 70 degrees and beer sales will skyrocket. Yup, I am bitter. Skinner is the hottest (well maybe behind Tavares) player and on my top line. Zaappp!!!
|2014-01-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Parise out!!!|
Well, that made me feel a little better about the deal although I lost Hertl for the rest of the year probably. At least I still have Keith who survived the injury bug and now leads the league for dman scoring and was able to move Hertl and get Cammalleri. Good enough for a number 3/4 LW. Gonna be a hard task keeping up with Brad and Ted although his St. Louis guys have been hit with the injury bug. Time to see how his depth holds up for him. Looking in the rear window at Charlie as well.
First one to pick up Liles as a FA now that he got traded to Carolina?
|2013-12-23||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Merry Christmas|
Thanks Steve. I'm getting NHL 14 for xbox, could be my hockey highlight this season the way my guys are going.
|2013-12-23||Steve Cooper(2)||Merry Christmas to all|
Hope you and your families all have a safe and wonderful holiday season. May Santa bring you that free agent that comes from nowhere to help you finish one position below me :).
Merry Christmas to all!!
|2013-12-11||Ron Sollows(1)||Solid top to bottom|
When healthy Brad's team tough to beat as he can roll out two lines with superstars on them. Ted is doing it as well this year with his Hawks and Blues (keep waiting for them to slow down). Other teams have good players but not superstars and that's the difference between getting 1 or 2 points from a player a night compared to 3 or 4 . Still a long way to go though, there will be some injuries yet to come, but not from my team I already had enough
No thanks, I'll go with Krejci, Kadri and Hodgson until Datsyuk returns and plus once I dealt for him he would get hurt. Probably better you keep him anyway, after all your trading and the way he's going he may be your best keeper
I think I could be the one regretting that deal, Hertl as good as Parise point wise this year and no mystery with Parise he's around a 70 point guy, Hertl looks like a sniper and at 19 he could be a Stamkos type in the making.
Keith a top D this year and don't forget I gave up Hanzal in that deal and he's near a PPG and I could sure use him now with injury after injury. Oh well it's certainly not the first bad deal I've made and won't be the last, maybe next year I'll be like those guys that just sit there and don't make any moves, kidding that would be to boring.
I didn't feel I had to justify the trade or explain it. And I didn't feel slighted by your take on it. I like hearing views from other GM's. God if we all had the same view on trades... well I don't think a lot of trades would be made. I like the banter and of course when it works out, then you look like a genius. You know when you trade for
Green and he doesn't do anything for a month. Oh wait, that was me... Zap!!!
6 points in last five games, available for the right price. Daddy needs to get all his picks in the first four rounds!!!!!!
|2013-12-05||Ray Neilson(11)||Team name|
Now helm is out with an injury. Seriously ron, you can have my team name anytime you want
You sit in 3rd and I in 8th, so please don't think I was criticizing the move. I might not have done it, but please don't take my commentary in a negative light. I was just talking about the big move made this week and possible ramifications. Like I said, you are in 3rd, so you are free to back up any deal you make
|2013-12-05||Steve Cooper(2)||The Parise move!!|
The logic behind me moving Parise was that with MacArthur being on a hot streak playing with Ryan and still having D.Sedin and Vanek in the fold, I could afford to move Parise. Hertl is young and we will see if he can continue riding the coattail of Thornton. But the real reason for the trade was to bolster my defense. Keith is 3rd in the league in scoring for Dman and now Kronwall has moved up into the top five. I have four solid players on each of the LW, C and RW. My Dman were a little suspect. So now with Keith & Kronwall running the first two lines... If Green can pick things up and Washington can return to the top PP team in the league. Look out. This is the first year in a long time where I actually feel I can shoot to the title. Brad's big three is going to make it tough but I think from top to bottom, I have the better team. We shall wait and see.
hehehehehehe. Was wondering if you'd notice the Kessel references.
|2013-12-05||Ron Sollows(1)||and leading the way this week Phil Kessel....|
with 3 points and 25 on the season, so better than any player on your team now or prior to the sell off other than Karlsson but in the end Phil should be ahead of him too
|2013-11-25||Ray Neilson(11)||Kessel Abuse|
Abuse? In his defence, the pass to the guy on the right side was right on the tape. Well.... if the guy was holding a stick it was right on the tape.
|2013-11-25||Ron Sollows(1)||Kessel abuse|
Shame on your Trevor, he's the only guy that I'll keep for sure if I have a fire sale. Top point a game winger, has cooled off recently but will get it going again soon I'm sure. I predict you'll be listing him as one of the top points guy for the week this time time next week
|2013-11-23||Steve Cooper(2)||Sedin's awake|
Well after going six games with no points, the Sedins finally found the back of the net. Hopefully some more twine bulging tonight!! Go Nucks!!
|2013-11-16||Ray Neilson(11)||Sorry Charlie|
Think i traded away most of my team this week. Just want to keep you busy, Charlie. Pretty much done though, so you can rest up after this week
|2013-11-15||Ron Sollows(1)||Ok enough is enough|
Steen leading the NHL in goals and points, WTF. Time for him and Oshie to get hurt like they normally do.
Let's hope it's a dynamic duo like peanut butter and jelly
I am hoping the Selanne rookie season idea!!
Ya Trevor you're probably right
I'm think Cory Connacher like rookie season.
I'm thinking Selanne like rookie season!!!!!
|2013-10-07||Ron Sollows(1)||Injury list|
Trevor just give it a week or so and check again
|2013-10-07||Ray Neilson(11)||Injury report|
Just chcked my favorite injury report website, and saw none of my players listed. Nice!!!
|2013-10-07||Charlie Flemming(4)||Week-1 Standings...Oct.07 2013|
The Standings for Week-1 are delivered.
Please let me know if you didn't get them.
|2013-10-01||Ron Sollows(1)||Well it may be the first time I ever said this |
Go LEAFS Go
|2013-09-30||Steve Cooper(2)||Medical supplies required|
After reviewing my new roster I was wondering if anyone knows where I can by Geritol in bulk!! The old guys are gonna kick some ass (for a little while anyway)
|2013-09-27||Ron Sollows(1)||OH GOD |
I better look over some stats, the draft's this Sunday.
Just kidding I've been pouring over stats for months now daily
|2013-09-23||Charlie Flemming(4)||Protected Players....|
I hope all managers have the Protected Players Rosters.
Let me know by email if you don't.....Charlie
As long as I have everyone healthy to start the season I'll take it
|2013-09-12||Ray Neilson(11)||New manager|
I'll leave him alone with RNH if you leave him alone with the more than oft injured Lupul
|2013-09-12||Ron Sollows(1)||Yes we do have a new manager Trevor|
And leave him alone. No one wants oft injured RNH
So do we have a new owner to replace Josh yet?
No pool for you!
|2013-09-10||Ron Sollows(1)||Do we have a pool this year|
No dates for keepers or draft set yet!!!!!
|2013-09-04||Ray Neilson(11)||Run your own Team|
In case you are interested, read about a new game called Fantasy Hockey Manager. It allows you to be the Coach, GM, or both of a hockey team. Make trades, move people to the minors etc etc. I think you can pick from a bunch of leagues too, so if you want to manage a KHL team you can do that to. I haven't played it yet, but in case you are into that sort of thing, give it a try. PC and MAC I think.
|2013-07-25||Steve Cooper(2)||Welcome back Tim Hartnett|
I would like to welcome back previous Champion Tim Hartnett. Tim was one of the new owners to take a last place team and in the second year, turn it into a championship team. (Ron & Brad were the others). Tim is always very active and it will be interesting to see how he builds his team this year. Good luck.
|2013-07-17||Ray Neilson(11)||Trades not made|
surprisingly, no... that does not make me feel better. I'll just have to keep Gaborik now and everyone will rue the day they did not accept my summertime trade offer for him.....because I'm pretty sure I hit up almost everyone trying to offload him.
|2013-07-15||Steve Cooper(2)||Trades not made|
What do we sometimes say... the best trades are ones not made. At least he isn't injured and you don't have to worry about having him in your line up and then he gets injured on Monday night. He is gone for good. Does that make you feel a little better.
It's always those imaginary offers I regret passing up.
Glad now you didn't take my offer of Kopitar, Kessel, Spezza, Vanek and a 1st round pick for Kovalchuk
I'll trade you kovalchuk for either of them. FUUUUCCCCKKK!!!
I'll own both by Christmas for Joe Corvo
|2013-07-04||Steve Cooper(2)||Go sedins go|
Well heres hoping the Sedins bounce back. Not sure with wingnut Torts behind the bench though. Says both of them will get time on the penalty kill!!! Well Gretzky & Kurri did and they still pruduced. Just hope Norm wins the draft lottery or Trevor will wag MacKinnon in front of me. Will need to be especially crafty at the draft this year.
Probably not going to get MacKinnon or Drouin so I'll take former Moosehead Voracek, he better be for real.
|2013-04-22||Steve Cooper(2)||Look up... Way up. |
Well I think humbled would be the word I could use for my teams poor showing this year. Week #1 looked so promising and it was all downhill from there. Trevor statistically still a chance to move ahead of Jason but it is highly unlikely that Jason will get zero points and Trevor winning all three lines. But I might have an actual chance at Nathan MacKinnon !! Playoffs will be interesting this year because of... oh yeah the Leafs are in. For the past three years I made a bet that they would make it, only to be let down in the last weekend of the season.
To Jason for winning his 1st title and to the others that finished in the top 4
but I'll be back next year!!!
I don't want to be left out, so i'll second both protets
|2013-03-17||Steve Cooper(2)||Crosby deal|
I would like to challenge every Crosby deal. I have been after him since he came into the league and no matter how sweet I made the deal, who ever owned him at the time would not trade him to me, even if my deal was the best deal to be had.
|2013-03-16||Ron Sollows(1)||I' like to PROTEST the Stamkos deal|
Not because it was unfair or someone was helping someone else, NO I'd like to protest because I didn't get Stamkos.
|2013-03-11||Ron Sollows(1)||Kadri available|
For anyone who's battling for top 4 or interested in a young guy on the rise (25 pts in 26 games) he is now available. For those still battling he can be packaged up with the like of Dupuis and Beauchemin as well.
|2013-02-25||Ron Sollows(1)||re: trade|
Well I got rid of all my Rangers thank god, except Del Zotto
What do you mean, "all the trades"? I think you are actually behind other years for the number of trades you usually make
|2013-02-22||Ron Sollows(1)||Don't let all the trades fool you|
I think I can still win it this year!!!!!!
|2013-02-18||Ron Sollows(1)||Gaborik is gone|
But there are still some good players available, only looking for a 5th round pick or so for a lesser player at the same position and a 10th or 11th round pick coming the other way
D Del Zotto
|2013-02-06||Ron Sollows(1)||Speaking of the Devils|
The best RWer on that team is Clarkson, don't you think so Trevor?
|2013-02-05||Steve Cooper(2)||Zidlicky, last of the #1 PP.|
He may be old, but he is the last available #1 PP dman in the league. There isn't anyone else left. So I figures with the likes of Kovalchuk, Elias he would be a good fill-in when any of my other three are out of the line up for any reason.
|2013-02-05||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Surprise|
he made up for it with 36 year old Zidlicky as a FA pickup, of course I'm no better with 36 year old Souray
I saw the headline that Ray Whitney was out 4-6 weeks, and Coop.... I went right to your team to see how this was going to hurt your left side. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find him anywhere on your roster
But "Shark Week" on A&E is over I hope you enjoyed it, time for Hurricane and Lightening season.
And a little advice on your Sharks, SELL HIGH
|2013-01-29||Steve Cooper(2)||Beware the shark tank!!|
Well, I can't remember the last time I owned the top two scorers in the league. The sharks are red hot. But even with all their points in week one, Jason still ended up on top. Feeling excited though. It is going to be an interesting season if some of the young guns do well.
|2013-01-19||Charlie Flemming(4)||Gentlemen....Start Your Engines !|
Interesting to see what a 48 game schedule presents....
|2013-01-15||Steve Cooper(2)||Reduced my average of my team|
Hey, look guys, I just added a 23 year old to my team. That now makes Jagr and him average just 31. 5 years !!
|2013-01-11||Charlie Flemming(4)||Protected Player Positions....|
From my statistician's perspective, I am using the positions the players were in at the end of the last year, unless otherwise specified. I moved Seguin to RW at Protect List Time, as allowed in the Constitution. I don't think any other players' positions were moved this week.
Coop - Is it possible to get the positions where protected players were kept at. Some could me more than one - Stall and Seguin come to mind. Would be nice to know what position they were kept at - Believe it or not, kinda helps me plan my draft when I know what position someone drafting around me needs to fill...Thanks
|2013-01-06||Steve Cooper(2)||Yeah!! Game on|
They finally got an agreement. We are good to go for at least the next eight years. Time to dust off the spreadsheets.
|2012-11-15||Ron Sollows(1)||I don't even know who I have anymore|
Been so long since I looked at my team, I know I have Crosby, Ovechkin and Malkin but not sure about the rest.
|2012-11-03||Steve Cooper(2)||A few more weeks of the lock out will be fine|
Well, although the hockey is not here yet, with the 3 month renovations on our condo and selling of our home, to be honest, I wasn't ready for the draft. Hoping for a few more weeks so the move will be completed and I can focus on spending some time looking at last years stats. If I am lucky, Gaborik will be healed and healthy by the time the NHL starts up. Don't want to have to protect Jagr!!
I'm bored. Someone send me a trade offer i cannot refuse
Should have taken the 3rd rounder. :). Bum shoulder, out until december, likely only play 40 games his year. Beside nash will play with richards leaving gaborik on 2nd line. Now to keep or trade richards..... Wwoooohhaaaaa. (evil laugh)
|2012-07-23||Steve Cooper(2)||Gaborik worth more now!!|
Almost moved Gaborik for a 3rd round pick. The Nash trade today kind of changed my mind. Already traded Heatley to Minnesota just to hear that Parise/Suter both signed with them.
|2012-03-19||Ron Sollows(1)||Mike Green returns from suspension|
Mike Green returns, HE's BEEN PLAYING, YIKES!!!!!
I sent a message regarding the missing players to THN thru their WebSite. Surprisingly, I got an email back from Edward Fraser, Managing Editor asking me "On the website or in the magazine?". I replied and added Dan Cleary to the list. I'll let you know if I hear back again.
|2011-12-27||Ron Sollows(1)||re: THN Depth Charts|
Must be something weird going on with the site over the holidays, last week Cleary was the top RW for the Redwings this week he's not even listed.
|2011-12-27||Charlie Flemming(4)||THN Depth Charts|
Anybody else missing players in the THN Depth Charts. Cammalleri(Mon) and Johansson(Was) are missing in action. Strange!!
|2011-12-23||Ron Sollows(1)||Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night|
And special good wishes to the Sedins, Kessel, Lupul, Pominville, Backstrom, Plekanec, Marchand, Alfredsson and all my D men.
|2011-12-22||Charlie Flemming(4)||Roster Updates for Dec.26|
There's a 7:00pm game on Monday, so the Roster Updates for Week-13 are due by 7:00pm.
We talk and yes he may ask for my thoughts from time to time as other managers do but he and he alone makes his own decisions. Farm team, that's ridiculous. But you are right, I am wasting my time here. Your mind is already made up.
|2011-12-21||Brad Simms(3)||wish list|
Trevor, you wish to have gotten Malkin, you should have made a better offer, thats assuming you made Jason an offer at all. And Ron, you offered up Perry and Getzlaf for Crosby, so is this trade that bad? That's not to mention other siginificant offers. If we had made that deal and Perry and Getzlaf got hot and Crosby injured, then what? The trade was protested, other Gms that are not at the top of the standings voted to let the trade stand, move on. Malkin eight points in two games, If he gotten injured or got no points would the trade be O.K then? If Crosby comes back and dominates, what then?? He is the best player in the game when he is healthy. He is a risk and that's why I traded him. You take the best offer available and that's what I did. Get over it ...................
|2011-12-21||Ron Sollows(1)||re: Another 3|
Trevor if only you had 3 injured players (only 1 good one) to give up for him he could have been yours, plus Hall
|2011-12-13||Ron Sollows(1)||Come on Brad|
Go the whole 9 yards and deal Ovechkin too, I'll go Marchand and some bum for him
|2011-12-12||Steve Cooper(2)||Confusion, Frustration|
I don't know what is worse, having a player out that can't score any points or healthy stars that aren't getting any points. I need a couple of drinks and step away from the TV, Computer, Internet!!! Breath, Breath, deep breaths, Christmas is coming.
|2011-12-12||Brad Simms(3)||What the ****?|
So................, what the f**k happened to my team? First the Sedin's and now Crosby. I guess I needed a change of scenery, I just didn't think it would look this different. I was asked at the begininng of the year if I would trade any of my top six and I said probably not. Well, I guess that all changed. Good luck Ron and Jason, I hope the trades pan out for you. Especially Jason, I hope Crosby comes back and makes me wonder why I ever traded him. I never really realized how much the game needs a Crosby. I got tired of waiting and besides when Crosby is in the line up, Malkin plays better. GO Ducks, Oilers, Washington, Pittsburgh,etc;
|2011-12-12||Charlie Flemming(4)||Oh Yeah....It's not only the Sharks.|
My team lineup had 5 goose eggs last week and 11 goose eggs for 21 players....unbelievable. I was lucky to squeak out 4 points.
|2011-12-12||Steve Cooper(2)||Sharks to Minnows|
Marleau 0 pts, Thornton 2 pts in four games last week. My Sharks have turned into a bunch of minnows!!
|2011-12-08||Ron Sollows(1)||The best of both worlds|
Habs over Canucks tonight 5-4 but the Sedins get another 6 points.
|2011-12-06||Ron Sollows(1)||Thanks Ducks|
but now I'm a Canucks fan, GO CANUCKS GO
|2011-11-23||Charlie Flemming(4)||Chyropractic Neurology for Sydney Crosby|
“I can tell you that over the course of the summer we initially rehabilitated Sid to the point where he became more active, started to skate, was doing well. We got to that 80-90 percent level of exertion and as he increased his speed playing hockey, as he increased his turns and motion, the symptoms started coming back again. At that point, even with all the rehab we’d done, Dr. Carrick became involved. He’s an expert on rehabbing these types of injuries and these types of symptoms. Sid saw Dr. Carrick and recently Sid has made exceptional progress towards improving and becoming normal.”
Groundbreaking technology used for concussion illnesses.
|2011-11-20||Charlie Flemming(4)||Oh Oh ... Trvor's Whammy !!|
Just wondering how many of these guys will be injured by the end of Week-8....now that You mentioned them. I've got 5 guys out and don't need any more.
Golioski gone for at least 4 weeks. Robidas on the 1st PP unit. It is only a matter of time when Dallas' PP wakes up and he will get the points. Can you say Bergeron!!!
Scratched but returns the next game and gets 2 goals, may have woke him up, but I can see how you got the last laugh where you picked up Robidas and his 5 points on the season
|2011-11-15||Steve Cooper(2)||Trevor's Woes|
Well if it makes you feel any better, White is out injured for awhile too. And don't bother with Myers, he was a healthy scratch their last game. The big guy can't put his size to work for him. And I only snickered once until I saw that White was gone too!!
|2011-11-13||Ron Sollows(1)||Don't forget Trevor|
Goligoski is out a month too. I'll give you Myers for Visnovsky, cut your loses
Trevor,..You should be glad it's not longer. He is on the 'Injured Rerserves' now. Maybe it's time to change your team name! Ha. Stop snickering Coop.
I think he's in trouble, 8 months and still not out of the woods, when he does come back whenever that is I'm thinking one good hit from Marc Savard territory. I'll give him 40 games this year
|2011-03-29||Steve Cooper(2)||Gretzky... 300 pts... NOT|
The game is totally different. Would the salary cap have made it harder to keep that team together. Most guys after 3 years bolt for bigger money because the teams cannot keep them. The Oilers didn't dominate until the mid 80's when Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Coffey, Anderson, Tikkenen. No way they would have been able to keep all of them. Gretzky has the skill to use everyone around him, but those around him also had the skill to fill the net. There may not be any hooking and grabbing, but teams are move defensive and with the larger goalie gear, Gretzky would have lost 50% move shooting space. No way on the 300 points.
|2011-03-23||Charlie Flemming(4)||Gordie Howe .... |
Gordie Howe's response to the question "Why did players always wear a cup, but not always a helmet ?"
"You can always get someone to do your thinking for you."
|2011-03-21||Ron Sollows(1)||Gretzky debate I'm having with a guy|
Gretzky would score 300 points a season in today's game:
one side says yes:
- a 30 year NHL ref said so
- the game is diluted with expansion
- Gretzky a better shot, skater and faster than anyoe today with the best vision ever so easily 300 points a season in today's game
on the other side, no way, he would be good but only comparable to the top players today:
- goalies in the 80s took up 1/4 of the net with skinny little pads, kicked out a leg to make a save, today bigger equipment, bigger and better goalies taking up 3/4 of the net, butterfly style, plus video and goaltender coaches which you never had in the 80s
- salary cap, Gretzky on an all-star with the Oilers, in today's game you can't do that, look at the Blackhawks, lost Ladd, Buff and their goalie and now struggling to make the playoffs
- the game now is way more defensive and not wide open, goalies and more balanced teams the factor there
- all the best from Europeans come here now so not really diluted at all, probably just the opposite, the best it's ever been and the teams more evenly matched
- so Gretzky wouldn't dominate, a good player but maybe not even the best when you watch Crosby and Ovie at their best, 300 points ridiculous
It is one of those unfortunate play where a guy really gets hurt. Doughty for LA had it happen a couple of days later. He did leave the game but came back. I didn't here anything about Air Canada threatening to leave the NHL again over that one. And where are the Canadian fans on that one, not a word in the Press. I think they made the right decision on the non suspension. The question is, do you have him a little something to appease the small majority that are complaining? Just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I hope Max makes a full recovery and comes back. He was adding some excitement to the Canadians games.
|2011-03-11||Ron Sollows(1)||The Chara hit|
I think it was an innocent play that went bad, it's split second you don't have time to process the turnbuckle is there and what might happen, you don't think like that, you rubbed him out along the boards, Chara could have smoked him 10 times harder if he wanted to. If it happened to a Nashville or Florida player rather than Montreal or Toronto it's unfortunate but not even an issue.
|2011-02-21||Charlie Flemming(4)||Rosters Due Early|
Reminder - Roster Updates are Due at 2:00pm today.
|2011-02-19||Steve Cooper(2)||It always doesn't go the way you think it will|
Started the year with Kovy, Malkin and picked up Green. Was feeling pretty good about he first line... Now I don't own any of them. But Malkin gone for the year, Green is having a very off year and Kovy has just started to get back to a point per game. It is pretty bad when you are relying on your Toronto guys to win you the 3rd line now and then. Selanne & Lidstrom at 40 are top 5 ppg at their positions. Gave both of them away with Sharpe who Ron turned into Perry (Ana). Wonder where I would have been if I kept them in the line up. Lots of parity this year though other than Ron. Everyone else is spreading out the points on a weekly basis.
|2011-02-17||Brad Simms(3)||Give credit where credit is do|
Ron, I have to give you credit where it is due. I just seen the trade you made with Norm, man.............thats most likely the first overall pick. Your so deep you didn't even need Hossa. The trades you made this year have been entirely to your advantage. The team that you have now compared to the beginning of the year is night and day. I have to admit you looked weak to start the year but now via trades your team is looking really good and still you manage to get the potentially first overall pick. Just goes to show you that typically past and present, active gms appear to do well. I have not been so active this year but it is not for the lack of trying. Anyways looks good on you Ron..............Brad
|2011-02-14||Steve Cooper(2)||Forsberg... Shaddup already|
I thought I would beat you all to the punch on this one. It was a shitty decision... now. that is. It seemed like it could be a steal at the time.
|2011-02-10||Steve Cooper(2)||The Price was right... for the Bruins|
The Bruins were the big winners on the 'Price is Right" last night. They lit him up for ... count them, a touchdown and a single to boot. It is pretty bad when your team scores six goals and your sieve of a goaltender can hold the fort. We got your number this year.
|2011-02-09||Jason Kayes(12)||BIG BAD BRUINS|
HOLY CRAP THE BRUINS BET THE HABS GOOD ,NOT ONLY IN GOALS BUT THEY MOPPED THE FLOOR WITH THEM IN FIGHTS TOO
OK, I know he is 37 and will probably only be 70% of the player he was, but that is better than 100% of a lot of guys. I'll stick him on the third line and reap what ever he brings. Of course, he is signed but will he actually be able to play any amount of games. We shall see. He will get more points than Malkin will now. Pittsburg has had some really crappy luck with injuries.
Forsberg 37 has had more than 10 surgeries on his right foot. He belongs on the InjuredReserves cause there's no doubt he will get injured if he makes a comeback. Should be interesting though.
No good trading him to you, he would just get injured. Oh yeah, see what happens when your team name is associated with people. You didn't even own him and he became injured!!
|2011-01-27||Charlie Flemming(4)||All-Star Break.....|
Wow, no games for 5 days. Getting withdrawals already.
|2011-01-24||Charlie Flemming(4)||Combined Weeks 17&18|
Reminder ..... Weeks 17&18 are combined thru the All-Star Break.
|2011-01-16||Charlie Flemming(4)||Roster Updates Due at 2:00pm Monday Jan.17/11 |
There are 2 early afternoon games on Jul.17/11.
Please submit Roster Updates by 2:00pm on Monday.....Thanks.
Middle of February would work for me.
I'm in......let me know.
NHL poker chips, cool. We will definately use them. Brad, you can bet me... but do you think you can actually beat me. Little typo there I think. Bring it on.
|2011-01-09||Brad Simms(3)||Poker night|
Count me in for poker night. I agree it will give us a chance to get to know each other a bit better. I love the game, don't really play that much but know I can beat Cooper....LOL.................. game on...thanks Coops
|2011-01-08||Steve Cooper(2)||Working Days|
You have to be happy with working days. Now you can lead a normal life and watch the games on TV. Go Bruins!!
Enter Rant here
count me in aswell trevor. with the new year comes a promotion at work ,so no more nights . working days.
|2011-01-07||Steve Cooper(2)||Poker Game|
Count me in. But I am booked pretty well for all of January. If we can get a game in early February, I would be definately up for that. I have the whole poker chip set. (Bought it out of my first Texas Hold'em night win with the guys at work)
|2011-01-03||Charlie Flemming(4)||Sweden Playing for Bronze...|
Sweden didn't make it to the Gold Medal game ... Beautiful.
|2010-12-29||Charlie Flemming(4)||ROSTERS ...|
Hey guys...Please remember to check the published Rosters each week for errors. Mistakes happen.....but not too often I hope. Pretty much at the midway point and there's lots of sports to watch.
|2010-12-20||Steve Cooper(2)||Capitals comback|
Well, they pulled it out in the second and held on for a 3-2 win. Ovy, Backstrom & Green have been struggling as has their powerplay. I am going to keep Green on the third line until he wakes up. It has to happen sometime. Trevor, looks like Kovy has finally woken up for you.
|2010-12-02||Steve Cooper(2)||Thomas rules!!|
Another shutout and counting. Could be a Vezina year for him. And the Canadians lost to who last night... Edmonton, Ha ha. The next thing you know they will be loosing to the Leafs.
|2010-11-04||Steve Cooper(2)||OK, Toronto officially still suck|
Well the look of promise has returned to a shot of reality. They have now lost four in a row and look more like the Leafs of yesteryear. Bruins hotter then hell with Thomas. Canadians still suck too.
|2010-10-11||Steve Cooper(2)||Montreal rules !!! but|
Montreal rules unless they are playing Leafs. And wait until they meet the Bruins :)