Monday, March 3rd, 11:27 am
Another Stella Weekend full of fun and games:
Ok lets begin with the Legends activity:
The Whalers picked up a couple of critical points as they overpowered a very difficult and short-benched Crusader team by a score of 3-1. Whalers really had the advantage all game long, but the stubborn Purplemen were just as strong in defending their net. Long story short... really good game that could have easily gone the other way. This could be a snapshot of the Championship game later this year.
Anything exciting in the game? Naaah. Not too many penalties, no shootout issues, #6 didn’t fall down... oh, there was a common thread on the Purple bench: seems like Beeber continues to get on his, I’m sorry I meant the teams’ players as they were out played all night. chill out Beeb. The Beeb took a couple of strong collisions late in the game that seemed to get under his collar, but we all have to realize that most of us really don’t know which way we are going and sometimes we jag when we mean to jig. I’d like to think these recent collisions were of that kind and not intentional. Likely so.
We couldn’t help but notice Mr. Beeb plead his case to the men in stripes after the game... All we could hear was the Head Linesman say: “Games over, get to your lockerroom”. We couldn’t make out Beeb’s rebuttal, but we did hear him say something to the effect of “Have another donut you fat fuck”.
Wow, harsh words indeed. Doesn’t bode well for Beeb the next time he’s on the ice with that ref. Yikes.
Anyway, the Whalers are now tied for the league lead with the new and improved Crusaders. Good to see the past season cellar dwellars finally putting together. (or at least they think so).
In other action, the Saints and Sharks skated to a 2-2 tie. Another good battle between 2 strong teams. We couldn’t help but notice that it did get a little rough as both teams were caught roughing.
Perhaps Papa Roches team would have played better if they stayed home over the weekend and not take a team roadtrip to the powdery north.
Oh, good to see Mama Roche in the stands... we hear the big day is coming up soon. Congrats.
The final game saw the lightning fast Stingers beat on the we-used-to-be fast Toros 4-2. You can tell that the Bees are skating well by just looking at the box score which finds the Toros being called for a shitload of “fat guy” penalties which typically indicates that one team is out skating another... slashing, cross checking etc.
Let me get to the faxes which are pouring in... and I will report back to you later...
Sunday, March 2nd, 6:22 pm
Here we go again:
Power Rankings: Division A playoff Teams
1. Whalers - Move them up to the classics, no mercy on their foes
2. Sharks – You called up the reinforcements and now you could repeat.
3. Crusaders- No need to change your rank, who did you really beat this week.
4. Stingers – The new Jekyll and Hyde of the league, who are you really?
Division don’t matter teams
5. Torso – So you can score more goals then the Saints, big deal.
6. Saints – Saints of old, everyone knows it a win when they play you.
This week’s games:
Whalers vs. Crusaders – Best game of the week, now which team wants the win? Pick ‘em !!!
Sharks vs. Saints – Sharks are on a roll, Saints just buying time. Sharks by 6
Stingers vs. Torso – Torso have the players to make a game of it, but in the end, Stingers by 2
Before we get into the recap, the press has been asked to point speak on some things….yes, we do get asked.
The Stingers Dan Murray has brought it to our attention, the Toros are the #1 team in penalties, just so everyone knows, Dan took the time over 3 days to create detailed excel sheets to prove his point. We just wonder why? We want to point out, the spread sheets show he is tied with Hacksaw for the team lead in penalties and just 1 behind Red Bull the league lead.
For those who missed the live action, you need to watch the 2nd period, an unknown Legend Player drop his stick, now, you ask, why is this important? Well we will give the rest of the story after we give you something’s to think about. After the player drop his stick, his choices were (1) Pick it up, if he could bend at the waist. (2) The stick was broken and should be left on the ice. (3) Have someone fetch is stick for him. Well, the outcome was simple. He left his stick because he could not pick it up. Who was the player? FMB who, if he can’t bend at the waist, should be moved to the Relics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The final request we had was to ask about the Relics. Players have been asking who is missing or not invited to the OLD FART Relics.
The King will be coming back as a goalie. Who will be his back up? Could Flounder be next?
#2 or #6 (3 times the S……) has avoided being downgraded by being nice to the King. But we have to be honest, he has been kissing the ice since he is not allowed to use his walking stick. The Relics will allow training wheels.
What about the beer guys, how can the Relics have locker room bonding without them? Down should come PaPa Roach.
The Relics need some enforcers too. Hacksaw and Red Bull could handle the old guys, but let’s not forget, Dan Murray will be free to hold the title for the Stingers then.
Now Flower Child (Pete T) should be traded so he could be a little love to his fellow teammates.
We will update you all as we uncover players who should be Relics and those who are skipping out because they kiss up to the powers. Shoot the puck hides nothing.
Recapping last week:
Saints vs. Whalers – Saints with a short bench played well for 2 periods, but they forgot this new session teams play 3 periods. Whalers just put it to the Saints, we tried to interview a Saint after the game, but none where standing. The highlight film will pay tribute to Lank, he made a great block which any quarterback in the NFL would as he flatten a poor Saint. Not to be out done, #6 was called for high sticking, now, just cause Little Irish was getting around you, granted the stick was waist high, but Little Irish made the best of it to get you called for high sticking his forehead. Don’t you love the short guys!!!!
Crusaders vs. Toros – Read the about game. Well, we can tell you all, if you did not know it, Beeber had a 5 point night. Talk about all about me, with his ego after the game, several players started to wonder, is he going to the Classics? We can tell you this, when asked, no Classic team returned the calls. So looks like the Crusaders are stuck with “all about me”. Not much to say…game was over early.
NEWS FLASH :::: Steve O’Mara was back in the booth, what can be said about his humor, his style. It is old. Amazing to see him clean shaven, his GRAY hair trimmed. You would think he was looking to become a class act, or just kissing up the King to keep him out of the Relics should he return!!!!!!!!
Sharks vs. Stingers – my o my, who woke up the Sharks, a full bench, buzzing the net, and the Stingers not playing like the bad boys. Game was pass this reporters bed time, so based upon the emails I got we know the following: Stingers trying to lose the bad boy image failed to get a penalty, which allowed the Sharks to rule the front of the net. Sharks asked Hinchey to change his red whistle. FMB is not able to pick up his stick? Does he even have the hands to hold his stick?
Please keep your emails coming, the Press enjoys hearing all the crying, complaining, the why am I not mentioned complaints. Ask me, do I care?
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:34 pm
Here we go again:
Well its time to start
spreading rumors, I mean, lets talk about the upcoming Relics Draft.
Monday, February 24th, 12:13 pm
Here we go again:
Last nights action saw the Whalers tune up the Saints by a score of 6-1. Believe it or not, this was a very close game until halfway into the third period. Seriously. With the score tied 1-1, the Whalers just seemed to click and by rapid fire scored a shitload on Flounder. He really never had a chance. Not sure what was in the water, but the Green and white scored a shitload for the second game in a row... go figure. And, oh yes, Mini-King held up his end by almost pitching a shutout.
The Saints played very well, but perhaps (for once) ran out of steam.
#6 did his best impression of a Zamboni just 6 seconds into the game. go figure, again. He sux.
The second game saw the New and Improved Crusaders spanked the Toros 6-3 with Beeber accounting for 5 of the 6 goals in one way or another. Another good game to watch. The Toros were missing Red Bull but not sure he would have made a difference in this one as the men in purple continue to pounce on the competition this season. Its about time as they have been getting the short end for quite some time.
Final game, yawn, saw the Sharks shut out the Stingers 3-0. Who woulda thought? The Stingers have been the winningest team over the past 4 seasons, but something is in the water that is bringing them back to earth. They still have a respectable record, so don’t count them out yet.
Sunday, February 23rd, 11:48 am
Power Rankings: 3rd week of a new #1
1. Whalers – No one wants to play this team, they are just rolling over other teams now, time to move them up to the classics.
2. Stingers – Let’s be honest, you got the lecture, stop sandbagging, but you are not a match for the Whalers.
3. Crusaders- you got a chance to play up to your abilities and you folded.
4. Sharks – Not sure who the big sandbaggers are!!! Remember, it is called shot the puck. Lose again and you will drop again in the ranking.
5. Toros – So you came back on the Saints, who has not done it already.
6. Saints – Now you add bad penalties to your team record books, old Saints are making a comeback.
This week’s games:
Saints vs. Whalers – If the Saints come to play, they can keep the game within 3, Whalers defense is out for another record on shutting out teams again. Saints are a good place to start with.
Crusaders vs. Toros – Toro’s don’t fear the Crusaders, high scoring (over under is 10), Toros have no pressure, Crusaders need to worry, teams don’t respect them. Toro’s by 1
Sharks vs. Stingers – Excellent prime time game!!!! Has Doc’s twisted neck from 2 weeks ago healed? His fill-in lost 7 pounds of water (sweat) last week from all the shots he saw. Will the Sharks stop skating backwards? Too much show time pressure for the Sharks, Stingers by 3. Where is FMB and his pals?
Recapping last week:
Hats of the league, good to see new people taking shoot-outs….
Has anyone seem the new chairs in the locker room from the league?
Crusaders vs. Stingers – Who let the bees swam!!! 6 minutes to go and the arrogant Crusaders let the bees just come at them, no challenge, counting it as a win. Again, up by 2 and next thing you see, bees, bees and more bees, just scoring at will. We got up with Flower Child for his comment on the final score, the comeback, Pete T responded “This is why we run up the score, cause we are #1”. Sounds like he has an ego!!!!
Whalers vs. Sharks – Doc’s replacement this week ended the game with the same twisted neck Doc had the week before. The Sharks could only play to end the Queens streak (wait, was he the MVP you tossed?) The Sharks put on for a second week a show of how to skate backwards and how to not block shots!!! The Whalers, thanks to #6, watched film from the Crusaders beat down the week before. We ask the Queen how he felt giving up the streak with 2 minutes left. “I am human, besides, they need to leave with some respect”. Ouch, do we detect anger over the trade…Sharks have a need to figure out, how do you get the puck over the red line. But the game was about how the Whalers are just starting to peak as a unit.
Toros vs. Saints - Toros came back from 2 down to tie. The Saints got called for to many fat guys on the ice. Seems the guy in the penalty box did not step on the ice before the fat guy jumped over the boards. Saints gave up the tying goal. Game was a 3 on a 10 scale of excitement. Interesting to see Red Bull show up 10 minutes late, and playing defense. How do we know, cause he got a penalty!!!
Penalty of the night goes to Mike Martin, not even listed on the score recap. The Hawaiian Pig (Ed Norton) was skating into his zone facing his goalie when Mr. Martin gave him a slash from behind, why do we call this the penalty of the night? The Hawaiian Pig was nowhere near the puck. Then Mr. Martin gets into Ed’s face after the call. We have to ask, did the Hawaiian Pig take the ice out of Martin’s beer bag to be slashed from behind? FYI, Stingers still leading with the most team penalties, now they have Dan Murray
Monday, February 17th, 6:26 pm
Editors Note: Maybe the New Sharks/Rangers players could have done their team a favor and skipped a step and gone directly from the Classics to the Relics?!!!! 10 goals against and 1 goal for in 2 games.... Really?
Monday, February 17th, 10:26 am
Well, its over
The big hype over “mini-King” securing the longest time not scored upon streak it over. Phew. Its done. (by the way, it was something like 11.245 periods, or 218.4 minutes, or whateva... if you are really counting).
What does go unnoticed is the fact that the Offense is backchecking and the Defense is playing defense... if they are not sprawled out on the ice. So, “mini-man”, the streak would likely have gone on for another game or 2 but it seems as though you had to be taught a simple lesson.... ITS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!. Ok, ok, we know you came from the (dry) Sharks and that you were the backup for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that when you get traded that you are the new King on your team. Hmmm, do you really think Valenti scored by accident? Lets let you think about this for a bit.
During his interview after the game he was asked if he thought the Defense helped out a little bit during his streak; which he replied “Heck no. If they want to put the pads on, by all means go for it! Plus, if #6 would spend less time on the ice (literally) we may have been able to keep the streak going”.
We reached out to #6 for his comment and he said “No comment”.
Are you kidding? #6 has nothing to say? Bull shit.
Nonetheless, the Whalers woke up last night and pounced the Sharks 5-1.... a very good game that found the Sharks back on their heels a bit (don’t worry, we’ve all been there). A pretty clean game and pretty good scoring chances for both teams, but the Whale just put it together tonight.
For once, the Sharks seemed like the ones out of water... but have no fear, we think they’ll be back.
Oh, as for the Newby’s on the Whalers... and especially those who aren’t showing up for games this year... remember, we still have your purchase receipt and don’t think we won’t return your ass back to Fire Marshall Bill.
You’ve been warned.
More on the other games in a bit.
(ok, we buckled here... Congrats to Barry on his shutout record).
Alright, now in the other game of the night we saw the league leading (yes, we said it.. league leading) Crusaders stave off the fast and furious Stingers in what we thought would be the game of the night. This game did not disappoint us. The Crusaders came out fast and spanking. They ran up a lead of 4-2 into the third period until, yup, wait for it, the big collapse. Ugh. They lost in a final score of 5-4. Ouch. Lets chock this one up to “we got tired in the third period” Hey, it happens... more often than not.
So, the Stingers regain their place in First with the men in purple a close second. We think these two teams will face off again and it should also be a good one to watch... that is, if there is a good game to watch in our division.
Finally, the Toros and Saints skated to a 3-3 tie. Ho Hummm. Cap’tn Rochey was on his honeymoon up in Northern Maine (taking her on a fishing derby... oooooohhhhhh big spender). So, in his absence, his team collapsed and seemed out of sync. Sure the big fella was there. No, not Wooky but the Herman Munster guy that plays forward and the one you cant fuckin get out of the way because he is so fuckin large. (not Legends player large, but big large). You know him, the guy that can’t get away for a weekend because “his aunt is coming in from Canada” and I have to stick around show her around Pembroke. OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH. Sorry, too much info?
Anyway, we see that JC is still hanging around, doing what he does best.
We see that Red Bull has stopped his scoring streak at 2 games, but has kept up his penalty streak which is now at 17 games. Also, the Sisters continue to get in the act, with 2 goals, and assist and 2 penalties between them.
Oops, time to watch the Sochi games... did anyone notice Chaz Bono sitting behind the USA women’s hockey team bench today? It must have been him/her because he missed his game Sunday.
Friday, February 14th, 6:11 pm
Changes in the power rankings:
1 Crusaders – you took on the Shark/Ranger less short bench and put it to them.
2 Stingers – So you beat a dead team, you enjoy running up the score.
3 Sharks – time to give into the Shark/Ranger demands.
4 Whalers– when you can put it to the lower teams, then we look to move you up.
5 Toros – you have heart, but not the skill to win the big one.
Wait, we missed a team!!!
6 Saints- new theme song “Yesterday, I was winner, now that seems so far away”. Relic’s division material.
This week's games:
Crusaders vs. Stingers – Big game, time for the boys to get nasty. Who survives the physical beat down, the stick slashing behind the play? If Santa Clause sees the puck, look for the Crusaders by 2. If Hacksaw and Tom Williams get away with hitting from behind (ooo, back checking), the Stingers will wear down the Crusader forwards. Still look for the Crusaders by 2.
Whalers vs. Sharks – If the Shark/Rangers play, it will be Sharks by 1. But should the Shark/Rangers hold out for better contracts, Whalers by 2. The Queen is under pressure to set the shut out record. Look for more STN’s then shots on net.
Toros vs. Saints – Saints have no spark in this game. Look for the Saints to continue with losing streak. Toros by as many goals you want. Over under scored by Toros is 5.
Last week's games:
Stingers vs. Saints - Let’s give out our first assault award to Tom Williams. During the 2nd period he was called for “checking” on a goalie. Flounder was run over, hit, slashed and keep down by this assault weapon. The Stingers, in a need of a win and keeping the league team penalties where in a close contest with the Saints where this assault took place. It did take a toll as Flounder required several minutes to find himself. Game misconduct for a goalie take down was in order. Never the less, the Saints offense was offensive by all standards of a beer league. The Saints managed a few close in chances, but finishing was not in the cards for them. At least they played a clean game. Wait, is that Williams guy “bumping” into Saints players from behind? Yup, a graduate of Harry’s D school of Hits. The game was about how many breakaways the Stingers could perform tonight. When we asked Flounder which of the dozen 2 and 3 on none was he favorite tonight, his response was “It had to be the last one, up 3-0, the Stingers first line started the break out from inside their defensive blue line, getting behind our defense before they even left the zone, the Stingers bench yelling “run up the score”, it was great see how they came down with one purpose with 2 minutes left in the game. All about running up the score.”
Sharks vs. Crusaders - Lets sum this game up with this comment, we asked where the Shark/Rangers player where tonight? Seems they are holding out for better locker room sitting arrangements. We asked the Sharks management how they plan to deal with this strike!!! We are told off the record “look for those still on strike next week to be dressing in the parking lot!!!! “ As bad as the Saints look, the Sharks put up no fight this week. The Crusaders did everything to make the Sharks look good and yet still had to fight on the bench about not scoring too much. The Sharks could be heard discussing after the game, we had a short bench, the Rangers guys did not show (going forward, we will not label the Rangers; they have earned the name Shark). Bottom line is, just one game, but how does it feel? The week before you ran up the score, now you are on the other side!!!! It was want the press called in advance, a TKO.
Toros vs. Whalers – Toro’s came to play. They made the Whalers rethink; you are not as good as you think. Game had good action; Red Bull is getting use to being a forward, he got to kiss the ice a few times. The Queen is has been showing his MVP style this session. If only his forwards could find the net. It was a good game, but in terms of action, no one could finish tonight, even if they got out front of the net, alone!!! Let's call it like it is, the “Night of the Goalie”. During the shootout, we have to say, Colella, who made some nice figure skater moves earlier in the game, provided the best shot in the shootout, he made nice clank on the outside of the post. When asked how he missed, Colella commented “If Danny (Origami) I would have made the shot!!!! Mmm, I guess the goalie (Space Cadet) who has given up the most goals so far this session 3.17 per game made him nervous.
Editors Notes – 4 goalies on their game, 4 shut outs. Yet 9 goals were scored this week!! Is that a record? FYI, did you notice, the 6 legends goalies have a lower GAA then the Classics best goalie!!! Are our goalies better or just Legend players forget to shoot the puck?
Monday, February 10th, 7:46 pm
Point of Clarification (again) on Shootouts
Each team is to rotate their shootout players. One player cannot repeat as shootout player until everyone on the team (except goalies) has had a chance. No exceptions.
The players numbers are recorded on the score sheet and are managed by the honor system... seriously. Some teams had been using the same players all the time. The spirit of the league is for all teams to let everyone take a shot. Only in the playoffs does it go beyond 3 shots but we would be open to discussing that more…
For those of you who have not respected this rule... shame, shame, shame. Let it go. You are not going to make it beyond the Legends League on Sunday nights. Get over it. Act like a Fat White Guy that you really are. (like the rest of us).
Monday, February 10th, 10:35 am
Hmmm, What the F just happened?
Last nights games were funcky to say the least. First off, the Stingers finally woke up and trounced the Saints 4-0. Are you kidding me? Not to say the Bumble Bees are not that good (they are), but the Saints really aren’t that bad to lose by this margin. Ok, ok, so they had a bad game... it happens. So lets give credit to the Bee’s for the victory and lets not lambase the Saints, yet. Papa Roche’s team is good... but not tonight.
Second game saw a rematch of the Whalers and Toros where the T’s beat the living crap out of them in the first week of the season... So, what happened tonight?
Well, the game was close... too close that it ended in a tie 0-0... and, the overtime wasn’t much better as neither team could score. Final was 0-0. The game got a bit chippy toward the end but no blood was shed. (just ego’s hurt).
Good to see #6 continue to lead the way in “Fall Downs”, as he recorded another 3 1/2 tonight. This brings his league leading total to 47... or 5.7 per game.
Observation: it is apparent that the Whalers have figured out the defensive part of the game as they recorded their 3rd straight shutout, but also lead the league in NOT PUTTING THE PUCK IN THE NET. Sure, they have their share of WTF’s, and shots over the net... (go figure), but pulllleeeeeze... can’t you score at all?
Last game saw the oh-so-ugly Crusaders beat the living snot out of the defending champ Sharks 5-0. WTF again!
Not sure we want to delve into the reasoning behind this but lets just say that the ex-Rangers decided not to show and that their other team mates decided not to show either. Geez....
Friday, February 7th, 12:39 pm
A little bit of frontier justice advice in response to part of last weeks game review:
As far as the penalties, seem like Abdul continues his hacking ways as he instigated 4 penalties last night. Not that he had to serve any, but the retaliatory players got called on all of them.
Advice: do not retaliate, just make a wing to wing pass or a long outlet pass that accidentally ends up going into their bench.
Friday, February 7th, 12:37 pm
This Weeks Action...
Sharks VS. Crusaders: Are the Crusaders contenders or pretenders? Can the Sharks D keep the physical Crusader forwards away from Doc? Can the Crusaders D make that first outlet pass to start the transition game or will the relentless Shark forecheck keep them trapped deep in their zone. Will the Sharks continue the offensive onslaught they whipped the Toros with last week or will the game stay close so the league will keep believing the division is actually up for grabs. Crusaders out to prove they are back and here to stay. Hungry Crusaders by 2
Stingers VS Saints: Do we have two perennial power teams facing off or is this game to decide which team is fading into obscurity first. Will the hold em, choke em, whack em Stingers try to assault the Saints with their intimidating style or will the Saints just brush them off and run up the score. Will the Saints forward lines be able to push the Stingers D around it their own end. Will the Stingers be able to create offense now that Scott Kelly is up with the big boys and Joe Murray was last seen when Foosball was playing. Stingers have asked for permission to have the lyrics to the song changed to "Where have you gone Joe Murray" Saints intend to send a message to the Stingers, you can fight it out for fourth place your time has passed. Saints by 3
Whalers VS Toros: Ahh the Whalers have long memories they have not forgotten how all those teams kicked them when they were wallowing in the basement with no one on their bench and no chance to win a game. Well...this isn't that old Whaler squad anymore, with a jump in their step and a MVP in the net look for the Whalers to bust out big time this Sunday with some old fashioned payback. Not even Redbull with his illegal HGH supplements will be able to slow this bunch of Whalers down. Toros in need of a rebuild they are taking out a help wanted ad for defenseman, better get used to that view from the basement Toros hope that FMB takes notice. Whalers in a rout. Brass Bonanza is now playing on all the Whalers electronic devices. Whalers by 4 this is the week the Whale puts it all together
Friday, February 7th, 12:37 pm
1. Sharks – so why do you have all those new Rangers if the old Sharks can score? You did want great teams do, run up the score on lower level teams.
2. Whalers – the cream is rising to the top, you are bonding as a team.
3. Stingers- how the once good is folding with the pressure, but you are still in the playoffs.
4. Crusaders – if you can win over the bottom teams without a shootout, Stingers would have to worry.
5. Saints – time to see about finishing 500 for the season.
6. Toros – Are Brinkman and Ward looking to retire? When was the last time they scored?
This week’s games: Look for a record number of goals and penalties this week.
Stingers vs. Saints – If the Saints come to play, a close game, tie. If the Stingers come to play, Stingers by 3 !!!!
Sharks vs. Crusaders – rock and roll game, game is dedicated to "Harry". Look for physical contact both ways and the “RED” whistle being silent. WWE and RAW. 6 penalties at least. Crusaders by 2, Sharks suffer a TKO!!!!
Toros vs. Whalers – the Toro’s are still looking for the “LOOK”, but still missing something. Whalers just too hungry for beef to slow down. Whalers by 5, yup 5.
Recapping last week:
Whalers vs. Stingers – So Swifty and Flagg purchased front row seats for this game….wait, the penalty box is front row, but you get there being a bad boy, when did Swifty go bad boy? Could this be a warm up for next week’s game with the Sharks? Then again, it was Super Bowl weekend, did they have a TV in the box to watch the commercials? Not to be out done, the Stingers keep the league lead with 3 more team penalties. While the action was fast, the Whalers keep the Stingers on their heels most of the night. With 5 Whalers in the box, the Stingers could not match the desire to win from this new look Whalers!!!! But then again, the sandbagging Stingers have played with everyone before making the late season run. The Queen, after taking it to his old team, looks like his game is back as the Stingers took a lot of STN's while hoping he came out of the net. In the end, the Whalers found a way around Honey Bee. Did #6 have new contacts? Eye contacts, cause he was having a lot of close encounters of the third kind!!!!
Sharks vs. Toro's - Doc looked good as the old pre-Rangers Sharks come to score. The Sharks got all the bounces while the Toro's made Doc look good with several shots off his chest. On the subject of chests, Red Bull looked good at forward, you could see him make several good plays and pounding on his chest too, "ME POWER FORWARD", now if he could skate back to the red line. The Morgan line came to play, making several good attempts and scoring on a few. But the night belonged to the "RUNNING UP THE SCORE" old time Sharks. Yes, the Shark/Rangers did help too. Some would say "Sharks looking to be hated"….Naw, we think it is the new Rangers who have brought the attitude…"Run it UP!!!!"
Saints vs. Crusaders - great game, new blood against the old and tired. The Crusaders scored with under 4 minutes to go taking a 2-1 lead. The old experienced Saints came to life as they have in the past, scoring within a minute to push the game to overtime. Now, will someone explain to me how you do a STN in overtime? PaPa Roach claimed he was looking to put it under the cross bar!!!! All we say is, hang a beer can under it and PaPa will hit it. The Saints have seen Flounder elevate his game this session, but have left him out there when the game is close and failed to score for him.
NOTE TO THE LEAGUE: On the team stats page, you should include a column and mark if someone has taken a shootout turn. It seems like we will in the future have some OT games and not everyone plays fair!!! What happens if someone doubles up?
Monday, February 3rd, 7:31 am
And the Results are.........
Seems as though the teams in the league have begun to either wake up or fall asleep earlier this season...
The cellar dweller Whalers continue their winning by tying the Stingers 0-0, but won in overtime 1-0. This was a good, fast paced game but had an awful lot of penalties and hard hits.
Lets start with the hits... #6 took a couple of shots that landed him on the ice and seeing stars. Questioned on the bench about it he replied “are the Patriots winning?”. Not good, but he continued his slow play the remainder of the game... that is until he tried to take down Mr. Murray later in the game. Get a room. A hospital room.
Goes to show ya that #6 will be a plus 4 in the falls per game category.
As far as the penalties, seem like Abdul continues his hacking ways as he instigated 4 penalties last night. Not that he had to serve any, but the retaliatory players got called on all of them. Word out to the other teams, Abdul is out to hack you to death. Solution: get to him first.
Oh, despite all the player personnel changes for the Whalers, they have yet to score more than 1 goal per game ... WTF? Seems the defense and goaltending continues to be solid... now, what about the OFFENSE!!!!!
Sharks 6, Toros 2
Sharks (ex-Rangers) picked up where they left off last season by wholloping the Toros in this one. Kinda good game to watch as they went back and forth, but only that the Sharks were able to put the puck past the goalie. FMB picked up the winning goal and the Colonel picked up a point in the assist column. Couldn’t help but see 3 roughing calls during the game... hmmmmm, is the league turning into the Masters (without the speed, of course)?
Crusaders beat the Saints in overtime 3-2.
Good to see the men in purple continue their winning, especially since they have been submersed below the winning line forever. Mr. Nate was a factor in all 3 goals as he picked up 2 scores and an assist. Ron Jeremy picked up the other goals; that is, when he wasn’t starring in his his porn movies.
Saturday, February 1st, 7:05 pm
If the new and improved Whale is going to make it's push and possibly finish first this season it starts tonight, the other legends games tonight are simply milk toast compared to the anticipation of the Whaler Stinger game.
Saints Vs Crusaders.. Two teams destined for the middle of the pack, some flash, some sizzle but no fire
Sharks Vs Toros.. The 100 skaters on the Sharks bench have no idea who is skating with who, too many bodies coming in and going out, need to move a few to the Relics, too old, too slow didn't have it years ago certainly don't have it now, Toros just pretenders for now not enough depth to make a serious run
Stingers Vs Whalers... Leagues former power team playing against the team that wants to become the new power team, Whale seem to have it all solid goaltending, deep lines, solid defense. Stingers may be heard saying hey that's who we used to be.
Last week the Whales were skating around semi stationary cones, this week they will lean on you, hack you, and attack you all you can do is hope the fisherman doesn't breathe on you. Very big game to start he second 1/4 of the season. Remember last seasons Sharks started 0 - 3 then went to 3 - 5 before putting it together. This game is what the Whalers need to start their roll, always feels good knocking off the Stingers
Friday, January 31st, 7:05 pm
Changes in the power rankings:
1 Sharks – other than Doc having bed time issues after 10pm, the Sharks just keep on rolling.
2 Stingers – moving up now that you put your crying towels away.
3 Whalers – big jump up, you show you can play with the BIG boys now.
4 Crusaders – you had your chance to take first, but you folded with the pressure.
5 Saints – you move up because you show you can stay with the better teams when short-handed.
6 Toros- stop the experiment; Red Bull has to be a forward.
This week's games:
Whalers vs. Stingers – Whalers will plant the Rope-in-nator in front of Honey Bee, Hacksaw will be a pussy cat when the Rope-in-nator is in the area. Whalers by 2.
Sharks vs. Toros – Will Red Bull play forward, Holmes and Colella can play some defense for a change. The Shark/Rangers have been quiet, in fact too quiet. Early game, Doc will be fine. Look for the Sharks by 2, and Red Bull to be plus 8.
Saints vs. Crusaders – Crusaders have the one good line of Burke, Donavan and Beeber. Hanks has gone cold, Adam the new guy is fast but no shooting skills. Saints will be back to full defense for the first time this session. Saints by 1, Flounders could post his 3rd shutout.
Let’s talk about a rule change for the Legends: when awarded a penalty, teams still have to skate 5 on 5; just the team with the penalty cannot score. At least this way no legend team will continue to embarrass itself on thinking they know what a power play is.
Last week's games: did you know, all 3 teams on the bottom of the standings WON !!!! The only team not to move up or stay the same was the downward falling Toros !!!
FYI, Toros win 2 with Red Bull as a POWER FORWARD; lose 2 with Red Bull on defense.
Toros vs. Stingers –So the game had some interesting results. The Captain Morgan line has been in a dry state for a while now (missing Red Bull) so tonight was the same old story for the Morgan line, just a lot of SNT (bring Red Bull back). Meanwhile the fans are wondering, will Steve Colella ever cross the offensive blue line again. We could tell he is lost on defense and should go back to a forward. For this game, zero shots, zero keeping the puck in the offensive zone, just zero (maybe his is looking for a relics spot?). Back to the game. It was back and forth, the Stingers got first blood (oops, I meant drew first blood). Did you notice the Stingers penalties went to forwards? Stingers are spreading the box time around. The best part of the game was after the Toros pull Space Cadet for the famous 6th skater!!! Now what was interest was the crazy Russia (Chris Poudrier) looking to score an empty netter (why? Your team was up by 2 with under a minute to go!!!) Came crashing down on the Toro’s defense. Come now, you need points so bad you have to grid away at the end of the game. We asked Flower Child why the need to run up the score, his comments was “Valenti of Sharks can show class, my guys enjoy running up the score” Wow, to think the Stingers where once SCHL feel the loved team.
Saints vs. Sharks – This game was even closer than the score hints at. The Sharks scored 10 seconds into a power play. The Saints came back 2 minutes later. The Sharks scored again and the Saints came back 2 minutes later…excitement. But in the 3rd period, very late, the Sharks pressed and Flounder was on his game until the usual Saints play of someone redirecting the puck by him. Flounder is working hard but not even his best can stop a redirect. FMB and his Shark/Rangers where no were to be found this game. Seems the Saints keyed on them. The Saints did play a close game, but they were missing a few defensemen. No excuse, a good team overcomes. Hey, did you see it, Hinchey has a red whistle. It is labeled, use only when the Sharks are playing. Mmm, we always wondered why he loved the red one.
The Sharks did make one effort to recall a Saints goal, they could not believe Paul Murphy could shot from the blue line, get it under the cross-bar. Had to be a Saint deflected it with a high stick, sorry guys, little Irish was not on the ice. Mmm, we did notice the score sheet, unassisted… (Wonder how it got to the point?). The prettiest goal of the night has to Graham Cracker. Mike Ryan made a pass (STN in disguise) and Graham Cracker one timed it into the net so fast (possible slap shot) that Doc was still looking at Ryan when it bounced out from behind him…great save on the puck coming out of the net.
Crusaders vs. Whalers – the best way to put this game is “if I let you have your way, will you respect me in the morning!!” How many times have we said that and still done it our way….???? This game had the Queen so bored in net; he got more looks at his gal pal then the Crusaders made shots (we counted 8, 2 maybe the Queen had to move for!!! The Whalers controlled every part of the game. We thought we heard the Whalers singing “Who’s your daddy”. The Rober- in-nator was in full swing tonight. On the 3rd goal, his assist is want legends are made from. On a 3-1 play, Rober-in-nator made a full dive to redirect a puck leading to a goal by Mackin. But we do wonder, was Santa Clause looking at the shot or the Rober-in-nator sliding towards him? The Crusaders could not make a pass to each other without at least giving a Whaler player a touch!!!! Who’s your daddy? Meanwhile, Beeber as a forward now has as more penalties then Hacksaw and tied with Red Bull. Another way to put this game, the Crusaders forgot the game is played on ice. Whalers singing “Who’s your daddy”. First time to for the Queen with his new team as he got a shutout for his new team, moving the Whalers to within 2 points of first place (still in last place).
Foot note to the league: The Whalers where using the F work way to much during the game. While it is a beer league of sorts, using the F word all night just does not sit well with others teams. Please bring it to the attention of team captains. Using the F word (FUN) during the game is a sign of disrespect. Then again, the Whalers where having fun.
Final comment – if Rober was the player of the game, why did the Queen get interviewed?
FOOT NOTE: 2 weeks in a row where sharks did not get 2 assists on every goal! The Rockland press will have a field reporter look into why the Sharks are not getting the max assists on each goal for a record breaking 2 games.
Monday, January 27th, 8:50 am
Great Games Last Night
The Whalers/Crusaders game was literally the game of the week...
We saw the league leading Crusaders(wow, haven’t said this in a long time... not since #2 had left) take on the cellar dweller Whalers, who have not only hadn’t won a game this season, but had the most off-season trades in league history! Finally the Fish have begun to figure out what to do with the puck. Shoot the Puck!!!!
And, according to the broadcast booth, the Whalers not only won the game but out shot the men in purple 30-9!
Hello, is anyone home? Can you hear me now? Did I read this right? Whalers have begun to shoot the puck on net?
Yup, and they shut out the league leaders 3-0.
Led by Superstar Chaz Rober (pronounced Robeer on the ice) who got the game winner but assisted on another goal as well.
More to come later... when the boss goes to lunch.
Ok, so the Whalers get their first win... don’t go out and buy championship apparel yet boys.
The Stingers got back into thier winning ways by beating up on the Toros 3-1. Nothing noteworthy here to note... oh wait, Hacksaw was shutout once again... a streak that now goes to 57 games... or 189 periods.
Also, we couldn’t help but notice that Red Bull continues to make his statement each week also in the box score... but not what he has been used to... He began the season with a bang - scoring at will, but has fallen off the scoreboard and has reverted to getting his name on the sheet by taking penalties. Hey, welcome to the club buddy.
Also, lets give Red Bull kudo’s on his new bar: www.HomeIceQuincy.com
Lastly, the Sharks beat the Saints 3-2. Only noteworthy thing in this game is that the Colonel made his season debut, coming off what was thought to be a career ending injury.
Welcome back Birdie!
Friday, January 25th, 6:54 pm
Here we go...
Power Rankings: some asked, where do we get the power rankings information? They do not match the standings. The ranking is done with several sources and input factors. We have the team, how players see the team. Strength of schedule, players who shows up, history of teams, home/away and of course, lots of email comments. So next time you wonder, just remember, who cares.
1 Sharks – who can match up with them? Best of the Rangers have to offer.
2 Crusaders – they are awake, clicking on beer cans, and they are the real deal this session
3 Stingers – once they get the Kelly tears out of their eyes they are back to form. In case anyone really cares, Stingers are #1 in penalties.
4 Toros – one bad game from Red Bull and you look tied..Or are the Brinkman sister to much of a distraction?
5 Whalers – you are better than your record, tell the Queen, beer is only for winning.
6 Saints – you look good, but can Flounder really put a string of wins together?
This week’s games:
Toros vs. Stingers: Stingers are back, Red Bull is focused on restaurant, and the Brinkman sisters have to decide who drinks and who drives home. Honey Bee is gearing up for tax season, look for the Stingers by 2
Saints vs. Sharks: Saints are looking for Flounder to carry them. Classic Rangers are ready to download some players. Look for the Shark Rangers currently there to wake up, the need to get the 2 assist average back up. Sharks by 3
Crusaders vs. Whalers – Crusaders are hot, but the Whalers are getting use to a full (plus) size bench. Look for a close game, Whalers in the shoot-out.
Last Week’s game.
Toros vs. Crusaders: Red Bull was out in space this week, focused on his restaurant. Crusaders with the younger legs just keep coming. Space Cadet was left hanging a few times and Santa Clause came to play once he got the lead.
Whalers vs. Saints: Flounder has 2 shut outs this season. Don’t look for that again. Whalers where searching for matchups all night. Best Clean game of the week.
Stingers vs. Sharks: Why was FMB the only Shark to get assists? Did the team think was going un-noticed? Did FMB have a clause in his contact where he gets all the glory in the West Coast game? This west coast game did expose DOC. Seems DOC goes to sleep at 10. Stingers played with some anger this time. FYI Stingers, a few weeks to late, the Sharks still have the cup.
Last nigMonday, January 20th, 8:10 am
Here we go...
Last nights games were a bit crazy... to begin with, the Crusaders handed the Toros their first loss of the season AND shut down Red Bull in his attempt to carry his point(s) per game streak. Although we did see that he made it in the box score with a penalty.
More later, boss just came in.
Ok... coast is clear. So, are the Crusaders for real this season? Sure hope so, as they have been the bottom feeders (no dig on Beeber) for awhile and it looks as though things might have turned. We’ll see.
As for the 2nd game, the new and improved Whalers are, well, not so new and improved. Seems that although the faces are different, the results have been the same as they dropped a close one to the Saints 1-0. It was a really good game though. Fast paced (well, as fast as it can be for the Legends).
Final game saw the Sharks and Stingers playing a pretty close one as well as the Stingers took it too them 4-2...
Editors Note: For the first time in League history both goals had only one assist... and it went to Fire Marshall Bill. Perhaps there is a clause in his contract that states that whenever he has an assist, that he must be the only one? Hmmm.... he really does run the league.
Wednesday, January 15th, 6:53 pm
Welcome back Lil’ Sis
Toros have placed Ray DeGaust on season ending injured reserve. Toros now welcome Frank Brinkman back to the team and a matchup with his Big Brother Paul. Good to see them playing together again.
Monday, January 13th, 11:33 am
So, you think your team is doing ok, hey?
Just when things in the league were begining to slant toward unfairness, FMB has pulled another wabbit from his behind... meaning, the teams are doing just fine in this early season.
Specifically, the Champion Sharks were tied by the long time cellar dweller Whalers last night 1-1. This was sweet revenge for the Queen as he sought sweet revenge on his old teammates. The game was very close right up until the end as the Sharks scored late in the 3rd period to force it into overtime.
There was a scary moment as Barny Fife (aka Mike V.) took another fall (that’s 2 in 2 games) and seemingly hurt his shoulder. Hope all is ok, but he may be looking for camera time... attention grabbing pig that he is (just kidding?).
Still, the Sharks will miss him if he is really injured.
Rumor mill has the Colonel coming back from the Physically Unable to Play (PUP) list for this game, but he was a no show.
The Whalers seem to be gelling together as they had bouts of great play, but once again... this doesn’t show up on the box score...SHOOT THE FRIGGIN’ PUCK.
The second game, and surprise of the night, came when the “almost as low as the Whalers” Crusades beat up on the Stingers 2-1. Yup, the men in purple won. Is this the beginning of the end for the yellow and black? Is this the curse of the Goldbino? We don’t think so. After all, it was over heard on the bench “Hey, its all I can do is play hard every shift”. WTF? We hope we didn’t quote him wrong. If the Stingers keep this up there may be another “winner” coming their way... and it rhymes with Buzzy.
Oh, Beeber got assists on both goals.
The final game was a slugfest.... where the Toros beat the Saints in OT 5-4. Good, fast, clean fun. Ok, so Red Bull continued his scoring streak as he picked up an assist. Oh, by the way, Red Bull’s new bar in Quincy is called Home Ice and can be reached at www.HomeIceQuincy.com (site not completely up yet). And his ownership takes place this Wednesday.
The Toros continue to win, as they are now undefeated in this early season. Go Bulls!
Oh, again we have to point out that the lone goal for the Sharks was assisted by 2 players...
They’ll be more to come later....
Friday, January 10th, 1:05 pm
Power Ranking: First week, did anything real change?
1)Sharks – Loaded, Doc has the advantage in the shootout, calls go their way.
2)Crusaders - move up 1 spot, show they can play with the top teams and Hanks is on a 3 game scoring streak.
3)Stingers – down 1, you had your protest game, time to act like a winner.
4)Toro’s – up 1, you took on 25 Whalers and you got the Red Bull scoring machine.
5)Whalers – you drop 1, you guys placed Adam on D, and any PAPA Roach summer camp player knows he is a forward. Why was your bench so quiet?
6)Saints – you got to show more than 1 win to show you are back, Stingers played in protest of losing Kelly.
Recap the Games:
Saints vs. Stingers – The Stinger started complaining before they opened the locker room door. Kelly is gone..Guess what guys, Kelly went to the Rangers for training to come back as a Shark, and the King still has jerseys with Kelly on the back. Not sure, but Goldie was very quiet on the bench, or at least he did not make as much noise as the crying Flower Child and his protesting players. All night you could see the Stingers lacked energy, yet they toyed with the Saints. Flounder was on his toes (belly actually) for this game. Flounder made a save on Wingate to start the game, it was such a save, and Wingate hooked the goalie stick and flipped it to the corner. This is how the Stingers have become the ugliest team in SCHL. To keep this theme going, the Saints late in the third period had a 3 on 1 when the Fisherman (Lemish) used his massive size to run straight at Chuck Ryan to break up the play. The laughable part was the expression on his face!!! What, he ran into me…guess the guy with the puck looks to run into defenseman. The game came down to a shootout. Goldie did have a STN for his new team. The Stingers where happy to get the 1 and the Saints had a least hope to win more than 4 games this season.
Whalers vs. Toros – First, welcome all the new guys. It was funny to see the new guys arrive with their white helmets, you think this is the wild west where the good guys where the white hat. The King will address this fast, quick and in a hurry. Maybe you should wait a week, and then the Sharks will know who the new guys are. Adam from the Papa Roach summer camp made the team, why is he playing defense? The fans enjoyed seeing the Whalers had a standing room only bench. It was pointed out, it was not the 25 players who showed up, more a case of 17 wide loads exceeding the bench design limits. The Queen took the ice after winning the MVP award just a week before, mmm, guess you enjoy the beverage too much. Future warning to Scott Kelly, when you come back to the Sharks (Rangers), you better enjoy imported water. As the Queen was getting ready, we ask him, do you have any comments about your new team, “Yes, I get the best seat in the locker room, I sit on the cooler”…mmm…does the future bride know about this? Heard she is cutting your beverages down? Four goals in the game require special attention. Rober made a laser shot that lost speed on the way towards the net so quick; Space Cadet lifted his stick before it arrived. The next two goals by Red Bull, yes Red Bull was playing forward, or more appropriate camped in front of the net, (who knew he had such talents). During Red Bulls “player of the game” interview, the child like glow on his face was priceless. He had his first two goal game. The Master Card moment came when SCHL Rule 17, Section 4, Paragraph 9, Line 3 was pointed out. “To keep the games closer, Empty Net Goals will not be recorded in the records of SCHL as to make it appear teams are running up the score: Effective January 1, 2014.” As of this report, Red Bull is still chasing the King and has filed a complaint for taking away his Hall of Fame night. Besides, we timed the empty net shot, it took the puck 3.2 seconds to travel 5 feet. We have to wonder, was Red Bull to close to get a STN? The fourth goal was a beauty by Wayne Murphy (not to be confused with the other 7 Murphy on the Toros’). Want is missing is the 3rd assist on the goal. The Queen, yes, the Queen came out 15 feet from the net, made a perfect clearing pass right on the stomach of Yates. Looks like the Queen thought it was pickup game because none of his defense was around at the time!!! Where is Goldie when you need him???
The Whalers did not get called for too many men on the bench or ice during the night. Not bad for a team with 17 players for the first time in 5 seasons. We need to point out a rule change needed for the Legends. With the Whalers down by 1, what looked like a goal was ruled no goal due to a kicking motion was actually the result of a player knowing the puck was at his feet and just moving his feet so he could get the 3 feet clearance he needed to see past his gut. Great game and shows the Whalers are back.
Crusaders vs. Sharks – We are happy to report Dana is fine from last reports. Dana and Beeber had a crash as both players turned for up ice action and resulted in a crash of major sound effects. Good to see Dana get up and return later in the game. Crusaders are back, losing a game with effort and having to deal with Shark karma. First we have the Fire Marshall goal. It was under Santa Clauses pad so long we thought it was part of ice. But wait, I did not know referees had ear pieces, you could see the referee raise his hand to cover his ear and then lower it and point as if it was a goal….wow, it was, Ranger FMB scored!!! Did Toronto make the call that fast? On the subject of hand movements, we know the King loves his Sharks, but in the last few minutes of a close game, raising your hand to signal icing from the bench does hint to Shark Karma as the call was made for icing. Just saying, it is in the eye of the beholder. The game ended with the shoot-out, Doc showed why he was the upgrade over the Queen. Not even close when Doc is in the shootout. Rangers to the rescue again.
Notes from week 1:
Crusaders tied for the lead in team penalties. (Of course the hacking Stingers are the other.)
Hanks has a 3 game scoring streak on the line. (His shot is top shelve over the left shoulder.)
Red Bull, (not a miss print) leading scorer in the Legend division. Will Brinkman play defense now?
Whalers had more players show up than any team. The roster now has 20 players. We did take a photo but were limited due to not bringing a wide, wide, wide angle lens.
The Sharks (Ranger) guys have all the goals for the Sharks. How long before Scott Kelly comes down!
Saints need more beverages to go with the cheese and crackers.
This week’s games:
Sharks vs. Whalers – interesting game, the new Whalers could offer a challenge, not to mention, the Queen will get to see his old team…did the Queen pay attention to how they played when he was there? Look for the Whalers to win by 1
Stingers vs. Crusaders – could the Stingers be on the way out? Stingers will not get the same breaks as the Sharks last week, Crusaders by 1 (Hanks with the game winner)
Saints vs. Toros – both teams have been equal in the past. Will Red Bull be playing forward? Have the Saints got an answer to Red Bull? If they do, Saints by 1, if not, Toro’s by 3
Tuesday, January 7th, 2:18 pm
Random, yet early, thoughts:
- Will Red Bull lead the league in scoring? (especially after his dynamic start last week)
- Will Chaz Bono continue his own scoring streak, and demand more respect for his secret abilities?
- Will #6 continue his “I haven’t fallen down recently” streak to 2 games?
- Do you think the Crusaders will kick it into top gear sooner than later? (We think so, as Burkey has made it back to the ice).
- Will the King make an appearance and come out of retirement?
- Who will take over for Harry the Hack as penalty leader?
Hmmm, one has to wonder... or not.
Monday, January 6th, 12:04 pm
In Case you didn’t notice...
What happened to the Whalers?
2 New Classic Division Defenseman and 4 goals against
1 New Classic Division forward only 2 goals for
1 Graduate of the Papa Roach # 6 fantasy camp not even on the stat sheet
No mouth that roared in the room or on the bench anymore
And last but certainly not least. Presidents Trophy winning goalie (lowest g.a.a.) not to mention Finals M.V.P. and the Whale is still on the losing end
What oh What is FMB to do????
Editors Note: Bring back fuzzy and golder-mayer.
Monday, January 6th, 9:45 am
We’re Back Baby!!!
Ahhh, the new season has begun and let’s see what we have for results.
To begin with, we have the perrennial Bridesmaids “Stingers” losing their first game to the Saints... well, they really tied them and then lost in the shutout... so we’ll give them that. The new and improved Bee’s picked up a blueline stallward in Goldie from the Whalers in the offseason and we shall see where that goes.
Meanwhile, the Saints really haven’t changed for 12 years now and still continue to put a quality product on the ice... despite having Lil’ Irish playing for them. (Ahhh, good to be back in the editors chair).
Captain Papa Roach said after the victory, “Yeah, we took at the free agent market and figured there really wasn’t much out there to speak of, so we just figured we’ll keep the same lineup and see what happens”. Asked what players he thought he would put on trade wires, Roach answered “nobody is safe. I get paid to put a quality product on the ice and if it means trading the whole team then so be it.” Good call Roachy, good call.
As for the second game, the Whalers kept up their losing ways despite having 40% of the players on the bench claimed off the trade wires. Rumor has it that they were really more interested in introducing themselves to each other than playing the game, which the Toros spanked them once again by the score of 4-2. Will the Whalers ever win again? Who knows, but certainly Fire Marshall Bill has stacked the roster in an attempt to help out.
Oh, a noteworthy observation... the Whalers locker room and on the bench was whisper quiet due to a certain big mouthed defensemen “quitting” on the team... “to take the season off”. Ahh, ok, if you believe that. Rumor has it that he was asked not to return... not by the league, but by his own conscience. Better for all of us.
Sorry, forgot to mention that Red Bull scored twice in the Toros victory.
Last game of the night saw the Crusaders take on the Champion Sharks. A very close game that ended in a tie, but the Sharks pulled it out in the shootout. Also want to note that it was a very physical game as well. An awful lot of players limping off the ice in this one. Is this the begining of a full check league?
More to come. Did I say it was nice to be back?
Sunday, January 5th, 3:11 pm
Power Ranking for the start of the 2014 Winter Season:
1. Sharks – 2013 Fall Champions – Trade MVP Queen for a classic Ranger goalie, just another step up.
2. Stingers – they lose one player, but this team is still loaded.
3. Crusaders – these guys are starting to gel as a unit, look for them to keep the upbeat tempo
4. Whalers – MVP goalie, change in player roster with 4 players gone and new classic players
5. Toros – same group, but still a good team with a strong scoring core.
6. Saints – have not won in a long time, getting back to their old days.
Let’s play a game of over/under for wins by a team. See if you agree.
Sharks – 10
Stingers – 9
Whalers – 8
Toros – 6
Saints – 4
This week’s coming games:
Saints vs. Stingers – Stingers by 4 as they need to prove they belong in the next title game, Saints lack the energy to compete
Whalers vs. Toros – Toro’s by 2 as the Whalers need to adjust to the new guys
Crusader vs. Sharks – Look for the Crusaders to make a game of it. Tie.