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Chefs Enjoy Home Cookin' | Episode 102

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we recap the 4th showcase of the year, which featured some great action in Newington, CT. However, to kick things off, we welcome Andy Moore onto the podcast (1:25), as last season's Rookie of the Year is playing this season out in Cedar Rapids, IA, and he also recently committed to Northeastern University. Moving along to the Weekly Rundown (14:10), in which the #ECrew puts a new team at the top of the EHL Power Rankings and welcomes the showcase host into the top-four in the EHLP. As for the Fantasy Challenge (43:43), we recap the points that have been earned so far, along with the massive lead that Lauren is creating for herself. Finally, we wrap things up by highlighting the final games to watch before the holiday break (53:53).

Welcome to the east show with Neil Ravin. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the east show, presented by the polly of Box Foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty of Box Foundation Dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this episode number one hundred and two of the east show. On this week's episode we recap the fourth showcase of the year, which featured some great action in Newinton, Connecticut. However, to kick things off first, we welcome Andy Moore on the podcast, as last season's rookie of the year is playing out this season and cear rapids Iowa, and he also recently committed to northeastern university. Moving along to the weekly run down, in which the e coup with a new team of the top of the ehl power rankings and welcomes the showcase host. In the top four and the EH LP. As for the fantasy challenge, we recap the points that have been earned so far, along with the mass of lead that Lauren has created for herself. Finally, we wrap things up by how it in the final games to watch before the holiday break. I'm joined now by Andy Moore and alumni for the Boston do you arrangers? How's it going? Andy? Things are well. How are you? I'm doing well. Thanks for coming on the you show podcast. A lot to talk about with you, but let's get right into it. What led you last season to the Boston Junior Rangers? So last year I was finished my senior in high school and I was planning on going too the BCHL, but, like a lot of guys, I couldn't get across the border and then someone who really close with me from Maine knows coach Accaprio really well and he helped me get in touch with with coach and then got to training camp the late but that's his history from there. So I can ask this next question or stated the way I want to, because I am from Maine. Also, I am not by Choy. I just did this. I have my scarbour hockey swatch for long. Yeah, I know main high school hockey is not as good as it used to be, but you played out all four years there. Was that always your plan? Um, it wasn't always my plan, but I absolutely love my high school and I had a great, great coach, great teammates and my younger brother actually was he's two years below me. So junior senior year we're on the same line. And Yeah, the hockey isn't isn't the best per se, but on there, on the ice every day and with a great opportunity to get better. So and I absolutely love it. Yeah, and you guys have a ton of success. That really also. But then you get to the rangers and you start having instant success there. It all led to you winning the rookie of the year award. Did it come as a surprise or did you have those expectations of yourself? Um, it was definitely my goal, not necessarily to when rookie of the year anything like that, but I wanted to come in and be one of the one of the better players on our team and have a big role. So I think it was my goal and definitely wasn't easy, but it was really, really happy with how everything kind of worked out. Yeah, and of course we're going to get to how you're in the USAH shell now, but whenever I'm talking to prospective families about the EHL, highlight players like yourself that master the level that they were at. I'm sure you had a chance to go higher last year, but in caught and talking to coach, to DiCaprio, was this. Did you feel comfortable staying there the whole year and just dominant the way that you did? Yeah, totally, and like with with how things worked out and how the...

BCHL was and coming from high school, I was definitely an inexperienced player in a lot of ways. So not to say that the EHLS and like an inexperienced league or anything like that, but it was. It was just awesome for me to be at a place where I was push every day Boston junior rangers, and a place where I like, I just felt like I was being supported by my coaches and teammates all the time. So and it really was kind of like your first taste of junior hockey. Yeah, in a tough year, how is you? How did you and your teammates deal with covid and just the constantly changing regulations. Yeah, it was definitely tough and sometimes, like, especially when when we had to sit out for covid but, like, coach a Caprio was good at keeping US call where. I'll we were always for like rolling with the punches and know all the other teams were going through it. So we kind of it was kind of our mindset like if we handle this better than everyone else and we'll have the edge in most games. And and we did handle it well, like getting dressed in the cold, drink every day, having to leave the rake early and not being able to work out and stuff certain days. So yeah, we had a little one. The year transpires. You really played in Massachusetts Ninety eight percent of the year, but they get a chance to go the final offers for in Pennsylvania. Didn't did that. Finally, when you guys made it to the finals, that they kind of finally set in that you had accomplished something and all that, all that getting dressed in the cold, was was worth it. Oh, yeah, yeah, it was. It was all worth it and like we definitely talked about that a lola. We were there, like there was no way we were going to go through everything, all the setbacks and and fall up short of expectations and it was definitely our team goal from day one to get the job done. So, and you speak of setbacks. You lose the first game all the frozen finals. Yeah, but that's still win the whole thing. What was the instant message like in your locker room after the game against the lumberjacks? You know, it wasn't like I feel like we didn't really panic. Yep, and I think it would have. I mean, it would still shock me if we if we didn't, you know, make it pass the first round because, like we we just I thought our team was so strong and so deep and but, but we had a really good mindset and I think again, coach Dicaprio was really, really good about keeping us calm, specially after the first loss, and it was kind of funny how things played out. That was the third time I've ever had the frozen finals, but only the second ever overtime game, which, of course, came in the championship game. You were on the ice because it was your line. Yeah, take us through that play. I know you didn't score the goal, but where were you on the ice and what went through your mind? I was kind of like circling back in our D zone and I it's kind of funny, like I remember going through my head. I was like we got to do something here and and then I just watched one of our defenseman pass it up to Johnny and I got so excited because he scores on every shot. So that was awesome. You are the second guy in. The elebration ensues. I got a chance to show it to you. Yeah, you do. You remember throwing your helmet because you almost drilled your goalten? Now that you bring it up, I watched the video and I kind of remember it in the moment like I was just I was my mind was black out, was just so excited. But but yeah, that's funny. I did almost hit him. I think a couple of my teammates were throwing their helmets too, pretty far. So it was crazy because Miller turned away from the pile. Your helmet comes in and it went right over the top of his. Yeah, even if it had hit him a probably wouldn't have slow down the celebration. Yeah, no, no, not. I. Yeah. So now fast forward to the...

...summer and you get drafted to the USA Shell. Let's do the where were you question again. Where were you when you when you got that phone call? Um, well, I was actually at my house and I never really expected to be drafted to the USA Chell and but that my coach here now. He had gave me a call hot midseason and so I kind of had a feeling that Cedar rapids might pick me and I was just super excited for the opportunity. Didn't know what to expect at all. Like I've didn't know much about the USA channel and how things work, but I was definitely really excited for the opportunity. And I'm sure I know the answer to this, but had you ever been to Iowa before? No, right, but it's awesome. I really like in here. Did it take some time to get adjusted? Yeah, definitely, like I think even even now, every single game, every practice, like I'm just learning so much and still still having to adjust to the plates dephitely. It's super hard and really fast, so it's not easy at all. But yeah, I definitely took a while get adjusted, but I I do think that I had to make a team at the start, so I was definitely ready for it when it when it came what hundred percent. But was there like a specific early shift or a hit that you took and you're like, all right, now I can stick here. Yeah, there's a couple times in the training camps where I made some Nice plays with the park or had some big hits and and I felt like felt like I could. I can definitely do this. So and your experience gets better and better as you're out there. You get named an assistant captain. Will you with it with the expectation question to yet what you expecting that? Um, I mean if you ask me that the start of the summer, I probably definitely not what I but I think like I'm really close with all my teammates and I work definitely work really hard every day. So I mean it's definitely such an honor like especially to be assistant captain at Cedar Rapids, which is such a good history here, and with coach Carlson, and I'm just really, really excited about that too. Yeah, and of course the biggest reason why we have you on is because you recently committed to northeastern. But the school and in Hockey East, when did northeastern come on your radar? And he kind of take us through the process. I remember last year I was talking to coach Dicaprio and just about schools and I said I told them he asked me on my dream schools. Where in northeastern was was number one on that list, and he I was lucky because coach, coach DiCaprio is, you know, has some good connections and he really helped me kind of get this talk started with them. And then obviously my my coach here, coach Carlson, is really close with northeastern, so he was really helpful as well. And Yeah, started start to talk to them at the start of the year a little bit and super really excited for the opportunity there. Have they set whether it's next fall or the following fall after that yet, or if that to be determined still? Um, they said the fallow not next fall of the year after, but you never know if a couple guys leave early. So but I'm planning on two years from now. Okay. I mean they have a so many guys on their yeah, on their light, a lot up that are drafted in the NHA NHL. Are you kind of now sort of maybe pinch yourself a little bit and say the NHHL is a possibility? Yeah, I mean it's my dream. So of course our work every day to make that happen. So well, we're excited with everything that you've accomplished. Obviously we're trying to track you as much as we can. Last year's rook you of the year. I tell everyone you could have been the MVP also, so I appreciate you coming on and I'll keep up the good work now. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thanks again to Andy Moore coming on the podcast this week. Last year's rookie...

...of the year could have even been the MVP for how good he was with the Boston junior rangers. And of course, when I have on somebody from Maine, I have to reference the fact that I'm from Maine also. So let's now bring into the e crew, because it let's I think we need to take a deep breath also. Somehow we've already finished four showcases. All right, everyone else, Laura the deep breasts ready, Neil, it's going to get to the point where we finished the frozen final and you're going to say, wow, I can't believe we already just finish the season. What's up with that? Well, it almost feels like, with the way last year play it self out, that you're like holding your breath waiting for something to happen right, and all the stuff going on deal like like. And that's a great point, Jeff, because with everything going on, I didn't even realize this Katon Primo play last night. Well for the Canadians. Oh and of course no fey is include school. Not Ask them. Not a single fan and beat the flyers. That would have been unbelievable for Keaton, because you have been that was his first start at the Bell Center. I got to go back and see that. I know he's he started a wat of away games for them. Yes, I don't know if that's just that was his first the Bell Center. But like again, like on the day that the Katie and say literally no fans. Like you walk into an EHL building like for a Wednesday at noon game. Maybe there's no fans, right, but doesn't feel very empty. No, imagine playing an NHL game in this gigantic building with literally just the teams like that just seems so on. Yeah, it does, it does, but I can will get his chance with all those fans soon enough, we hope, fingers crossed. But yeah, just awesome to see. And speaking of Kane, we might have to move him over on our bin or less you were just saying, Mr any more congratulations to you to go to northeastern. We might have to for another northeastern Husky on that on that banner. Exactly. See ATM Mathews Area it's gonna be slightly so what that Alex getting the week the rundown? It's time for the e cruise weekly run down. These show weekly run down was brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A TJJ podcastcom. What a weird showcase. It wasn't like some showcase already. Who are the fill in the blank that we can go for like six or seven teams right now? Are The new jerseys? Who are the avalanche? Who are the express they are the hottest teams in the League. Get a couple teams going down. Who are the chiefs? Who are the SPARTANS? Who are the that's right, who are the seahawks? Who are the warriors like? Who is this little wizards? Scoreless streak broken seven on answer goals. No, hang out, Lauren. Lauren brought up a really good point, Neil. Has any host team had a perfect showcase? This season before the chiefs with the EHL ND premier teams, both sweep no, I don't think six and Oh. No, Oh, maybe maybe Walpole in October actually, but I don't think it was six total games, right. I think it was like for Total Games, I think it was two and one, two and no. So I don't remember. I don't remember the express. No, the eighty. No, the eighty sevens beat the eighty seven EHL team that showcase. And we've been hating on me all season for back in the chiefs. And well, chiefs, they could be number five like we're. This is really diving into them like so when we did this last week feels like a decade ago. Also, it was Wallp, Walpole, Worcester, avalanche, rangers, little flash those like. You could take maybe even three of those teams out of...

...the top five. And Lauren, I'll give you credit because at the end of the podcast I cited how the avalanche have a tough five game stretch and you said like all, if they're a good team and they should win those games, and they won all five games. Did like it's pretty pretty. It's pretty anandimous that they have to be number one if you go out and then a I gotta count my days now, because it was Friday, Saturday, off, Sunday, Monday and then Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, in a seven day stretch. You go out and you beat Walpole, Worcester, the little flyers, Marilyn and the lumberjacks, on top of the fact that you were already seventeen, three and three going into that stretch. They are far and away the best team in the League right now. Number one avalanche. Yep, I'd say so. After that, I have no idea what to do. Nor do I, and I stress that on my broadcast this week that Commissioner Neil what Evan is allowed us to have some fun with these voting and I wish you did it, because it gives us a lot of stressful nights and stressful hours on the podcast. I don't know, Jeff, I kind of like that power like the the south. What a week for them, because you have the eighty sevens, who won both of their games to extend their winning street to seven games, longest active stretch in the league, matches the avalanche. You have the ducks, who took five of six points, with an overtime loss against Walpole, beat valley, beat the SPARTANS. You have of Marilyn, who took five of six points, beat the SPARTANS, beat Worcester, loss of the avalanche to shootout, and you have what many people are saying is the best team in the south only taking two of six points in the little flyers. Yeah, like the parodies back in the other parodies back. But we were look that office for it and we were saying that when the when the game counts equal, well, you'll see the little flyers up there, when the avalanche beat the little flyers and that she's beat the little flyers. The sevens, the ducks and Maryland are all like clap in their hands, faking those seams. Ye know exactly. And that's the thing and that's why I always do scoreboard watches while I'm doing these games to tell you what the other divisional teams are doing. You know, you got to check out and see WHO's moving up, who's moving down. And Yeah, the I slay my state when the East division months ago. Everyone knows that. But the south is the south is for real. There's yeah, there's there's no companies right, entire league. That's right said. That's why I told you that's right. Seasons been and he's been crashing on the city sevens lately. So all right, and they sitting here like seven games was one sarcastic comment more and come on. TSHIRT number one was, I don't care what they think, right, and t shirt number two is the south is for real, right, yea, but at number two I'm going to make a case for Walpole. I know they lost a game. Really, they got dominated by the avalanche five nothing, but then to turn around and come down in the showcase and beat the rough riders, the ducks and the wolves on three consecutive days. They're the one team of the remaining four that has to stay in and I think they have to only fall down a number two th to in their last ten games. That's yeah, so they just lost one of those streaks. They're not one of our longer streaking teams like the avalanche eighty seven s. But yeah, I mean that overtime one against Terry wats protecting your ducks called that game. That was an unbelievable game. Rough riders been playing better as of late to so that's a that was a tough schedule for them, say with the Wolves Wolves are credit to them. They brought in a couple of new guys. Eddie's Greeny. Your's...

...one of my new favorite names to say. He was a fun guy to talk to. I love right and he was cool. I would had asked him like three times how to pronounce I was like, are you like say that again? I'm like, did I get it right, laurer, because that was a guess. I actually didn't get to talk to him. Was that close? They was Eddi's Gregor Yours. It's AIS Grieger jevs, Gregor jevs. Okay, whoops, are you sorry? He's okay. We'll get that right next time, but he was. He's from dog of pills, Lat FIA, and a son's. Well, I'm calling less games. Yeah, he's from the same country as his teammate Joan Skis, and he's that he enjoys that because they're able to talk to each other and their native language when they want to. So it's could have someone around like that. Yeah, you, Lensky's from regod and he's from Dogo Pills Lafia. They look good on the others together. Now it makes sense. Now it makes sense why there was a college coach not named that is recruiting some of these Europeans from the wolves and said if they come, they may not speak a word to anybody but themselves, but that would be fine. That's fine. Talks in the net. That's all boys. Yeah, but if you watch my if you watch my interview with Eddies, he speaks great. And that's what they told me too, because they're like, oh, yeah, he's pretty food in his English he sounds great, and I was like okay, and they brought him out and I start talking and I was like they weren't kidding. Oh, we have to go back to your point. Wali Express doing very good. Yes, and and speaking of speaking pretty good English for a kid over from Europe. Pause, off track. Stefan Kohaneks miked up. Is the funniest video. Yes, that was Trevor Black B black Hig and he that was funny. He comments how a coin's Red Sox had is about a basketball team. So Americans and your basketball. It goes, coach, we cooked last night, and then he's like what, guys, what do we have at do you forgets it's about night? Oh, yeah, Britos, Britos, yeah, it's and then he forgets within a five second span of what he just a and the like. Can't even say it to coach Bertoni. It's like, oh, man, alas, you bring up the the two pad stack. To is like, I want to do my best moubbly impressure from the old stars and yes, I do a little too pads. And then someone took the shot. He's like, Oh, why did he shoot it? I was actually love sided, love side. I was standing behind him at the end of that Maryland and Worcester game and before he's leaving for the extra attacker, he's like moving his skates around in a really weird way and I'm like, is he like just anxious to go to the bench, like, what's he doing? And then when he leaves there's a pile of snow right in front of the crease because in the pot was going like slowly towards the net. He was hoping that it would like slow the puck down. That is a hell of a strategy. It's like this, the little details. You're giving a booster secrets. I mean, why you can't stop it? What someone going to let up? You're given up their secrets. Town, we, the coaches, can watch the build and see that's next up. So, yeah, Lauren has a point. So next time they pulled the goalie, someone on the other team at they're just kind of circling around the net, you just take their stick and who's just sweet, decrease. It's just get rid of the snow. And then there was a chance for Marilyn that was shot down from the other end that the snow was not going to slow down when it hit the post and kicked into the corner regardless. That was a fun game. Back on track. We've we've said, at lanced one Walpole to I think the eighty sevens are three. Yeah, I would, I think. So really good that Rangers team. That was they made me, I said, they made me look smarter than I really am. Right. I pick that as my what to watch for game. And and new too, one of the ringing last week, even though they were on a four game one streak. Hold on, hold on, I did. I did want to put them in and he didn't want to put them that. Now that checks that, Jacks Jack. You Ay,...

...we gotta check the tape. You chose to listen to Anthony. Well, because, well, Laura, Lauren, well, Lauren, look at it this way, because this is before they went up against team Maryland, where they beat in the apple corn and they beat in the other two teams in the South Division. So I said, you know, they can receive votes. They were still kind of fresh off that a game losing streaks. So going up against the first place seem in the south, I said, let's see how they do. They beat team Mariland and then they go on to be other good teams. So it shows that, yes, I think they are for real now and and whatever doubt there was in my mind, I think it's safe to say that it's not there anymore. Plus they're still missing, definitely okame Atz, Adan wodz and ever Schneider. So I think that those ones are even more impressive. But one thing I also do. I do want to bring up, and I brought up on my personal twitter account, just how big that junior rangers win was. Nathan Miller had shot outs in five of his six previous starts and in the one start he didn't get a shut out, only give up one goal. So he gave up only one goal in a span of six sorts in the seven score three on them. Now that was only the third time all year did he given up two or more goals in a game and I think the actually, yeah, the three was the highest he's given up. Yeah, I think he said to dancy this week. Guys who? And he gave up seven goals in the showcase. So it's a subject. Yea, when some loose some deal, you're inside information didn't really pan out for you very well, I always get craft on for using my resources and your resources didn't work well this time. It was a weird showcase. Lauren, you're just myself breaking me about my fantasy team. Yeah, everything did. Go back and watch that one, because we're going to. We're gonna get the fantasy right. Well, will hold on. Avalanche, one wall pole to are we in consensus? Eighty seven, three, yes, Marilyn's or Marilyn asked to before then. Oh my God, who's for you? Gotta put the little fires up there. Know they won one of three games. They're they're six and four and their last ten and what in Maryland just went up to the showcase and nearly swept it and almost beat the avalanche and a little, but the little fires look better. I stood. WHO's five for you? The ducks? Oh my God, Gods, I listen, Anthony would love that one hot. Oh, this is tough because they want to all right, all right, let's the losses at a possible six point. Let's go around the horn. So for five, for Lauren is little flyers ducks. For me it's Maryland cheeps. Anthony, YEA, Hey, give anthony a second, Marilyn, definitely for yeah, I think I'd agree with you. You know, I think I go chiefs that five. They just beat the little flyers like that to me was but, like, I mean, I'm all about sharing the chiefs love, but I think the ducks have been performing a little better, like sooner than them and the chiefs. The chiefs are definitely, as we like to say, on the come up. But like, I think this time the ducks kind of have it a little bit ahead of them, especially based off of who they've played. But and the little flowers, I think, definitely deserved to say and I think they still looked really good. I cannot wait for our frozen files picks next week. All Right, Jeff, who? WHO's your four? Five? I mean, I'm trying to rip through to like just looking at the division. Like we said, unfortunately the railers lost two or three. So they're they lost. You got to think of it as three of four to because they also had the Saturday loss to the avalanche. Right, okay, so that you lose three games, you're out of the top five. The Rangers lose two of their three the showcase, they're out of the top five. So we we're on agreeance that.

I think we need a figure out who four and five is. The first question is, do the little flyers, I guess, stay. But Lauren, all about the showcase. It's about like the past week, and there's more than just the showcase. In the past week and the junior ducks lost to against the eighty seven's. If you want to go over to the last week, protect seven and three. They're on a there on a heater. So, Jeff, who's your four five? We've done we've done everyone but you. This Maryland team is so strange. I Love Josh FOSCO. I love they got nineteen. They're the highest scoring team in the League and the position might be coming for that after seven goals, but they're four and six in the last ten. But they're nineteen and ten overall. And I did a couple of games. I'm really I want to get the chiefs in there too, because I think they deserve it. We've been doing the whole you know, if you're hot lately, you got to come in. And I could see protect going in there too because they look really good. So I could do protech and chiefs is for five. None of us said the same thing. There may are. Maybe Anthony Caught Ampton. That kind of did the last place team in the south over the first place team in the south. Oh yeah, but I know that's what look at it vote. Maryland's on a bit of a downtrend if you really look yeah, the recent games. So I don't know why they should get rewarded with being in the rankings and even for to add to that their five. Nothing whatever. The spartans was really strange. There was a lot of like pinball type goals. It wasn't like a true five, nothing like domination. Kind of a lot of squeaky type goals that they got through. And I'm not saying that Maryland's bad, I'm not saying that at all. I just they are one of our teams that were just kind of keep saying, you know, who are they? But it's a good point. But what they beat the railers and they also got a point against the avalanche. Oh so they took it beyond regulation. So Maryland should stay shoot so. So, just to give everyone we're talking about four teams, right, about IRLAND's Maryland, protech, little flyers and cheeps, little fingers. So so, to Lawrence Point, we do have the factor in more than just the showcase, right. Yeah. So since the last power rankings the dust week. Yes, the ducks have three games just to showcase. Right, that the winn against the Lord's, the warn against the warriors, the overtime loss to the express, the win against the SPARTANS. The little flyers are two and two. They beat the rough riders on Friday, a loss to the avalanche, they beat the warriors, they lost the cheeps, the scroll up team. Maryland is also two and two. They lost to the eighty seven, they beat the Spartans, they lost to the avalanche. Yes, it was a shootout, and they beat the railers, the sheafs. I've played five games since the last podcast. Shure they you didn't put them in hold on they lost. They lost the railers in overtime and then beat the apple core, wolves, spartans and little flas. Yeah, we're stuck. We got one, two, three. I'm stuck in neutral. Kind of stick by my statement. Plus, like when we like looking at like the last ten, like the flute flyers, six and four and last ten, the ducks, seven and three in the last ten. But like the ducks weren't in it last week. So ducks would, I don't think, would jump up really ahead of the flyers. So so it ducks have to receive boats this week. Is that how we do this? And we've been doing this as you go from if you're not into receiving boats, if you didn't have a lights out, but they work pretty man. This is tough. This might be one of our toughest votes. Are We missing anybody? I don't think so. I think that's a good because if you, like I said, go look at the rest of the stating, some of these teams are, you know, still coming off...

...of losing streaks or in some rucks themselves. If you go division by division. I think, though, it's between those four. You guys can tell me otherwise, but can we agree that two of them are going in and two other Jos are seeing votes a hundred percent? All Right, great, we've made some progress. All right. Now we just need an two hours to turn this up. It's a good debate, though. No, it's very great to be it's great. Jeff Nash, your thoughts? No, sleepy, we got some sleepy dead. I'm exhausted. I told Captain Cherko we're gonna talk about the chiefs performance this week to and and it was. It was very impressive. He was talking to me about how they got some new guys in the lineup. They just got David Rankin, who are just did interview with. Dave played three different goalies in their past like four or five games and all one. Yeah, yeah, mccalp didn't even play yesterday either. He got the full day off. You got to sit. They had Adam Yost, who looks really good since coming over from the wizards, and they got up. They had some depth to their third line was their best line, I think of the week. That McDevitt parrot line was really good. Sion glow was really good and everyone was. Will touch on this again in fancy, but some harsh on. Yeah, everyone was. Got Me funny when I picked him and he just was popping off. I don't want to talking fantasy yet. was anyone really did that back to we need to figure out who the two that are in a who the two they're out, and I'm stalling. I'm stalling, but just giving more information to try to prop these teams up and see who the heck goes in and who doesn't. But ter recap what we all want. I Want Marilyn Cheeks, Carol Che's agreed. I co sign on that. Maryland can't go into over the ducks. This is so tough it doesn't make sense. HMM, I don't even know how I find a little ground. Like Mary Maryland is on the Down't like. I'm like it's unfortunate to say that Maryland is on the down trend. They can't go in and over the ducks when the ducks are on the uptrend. They both took five or six points of the showcase. HMM. But again you're focusing just on the showcase and duckston play anything outside of the showcase and they you have to. You can look a little bit past that. Then, like the ducks have been on the up swing lately and Maryland's kind of been creeping down and like I don't think you can put them. I have of it. I don't know if I say the ducks. No, I don't think the ducks have been on the up swing because, like they had a winning streak in November, but then they've alternated wins and losses for the entire month of December. For Maryland, yes, they had a three game losing shriek, but they also were missing a couple of guys, including Ferrell Din, and he's hoping to come back around. The sort of the Nu just tell me that your your team has lost a couple guys but they're on the up trend. So you're trying to say, Oh, my team lost a couple guys but we're still doing well, but this team lost a couple guys but they're doing bad. Perseverance. Wait, no, no, I'm saying that Maryland's doing well. Same thing. Maryland's doing well, especially in the showcase, even despite losing their top score. But you're going to put Maryland ahead of the ducks, even though the last time they played, the ducks beat Maryland it. They split that two games with that seriously pudding. But yes, the most recent matchup was the ducks. I will back off this. I'll back off. Chiefs to receiving votes. Parsley because the person down for that, because Parsley, because they don't want to too much for love. Yet they're kind of they want to stay under the radar still. I mean it's hard to when you put on show like that. Johnson, Greg heffern an, echo those thoughts to you in the office. Yes, yes, so, so, Maryland Protec no, I would yeah, marly at Im if I'm going to back off the seats now for the ducks, if I'm going to back off Cheefe, I'm gonna go with Anthony now and say Maryland protect. Yeah, Meryl Protect, I think could...

...be that might be our winner. Completely disagree. That's got a vote. She doesn't want Mariland, she wants little fires, little fires. I just well, it's unfortunately in here. It does not make sense. We're stock. This is awesome, but, but, but, I will say. I guess I have to say this. Jeff Gesu, do you agree with with Anthony? And I I'm sorry to put you on the spot like this, but if you do it, because it becomes one. I know man, Jeff, I believe in you. It's either it's either. It's either you pick Maryland ducks or little fire stocks, tucks, little flyer stocks. Just it doesn't it doesn't make sense. I don't understand how you guys are arguing that. And where do we have Maryland last week, because that's the thing to what's Maryland is out lateral and was out up. They both way fires. Were both went to into the showcase. Right, I said, they both went to intwo over the course of the last week with three games each of the showcase. When I saw both teams, like I said, the Maryland five nothing went over. The spartans was two or three squeaky goals. Little Flyers I had yesterday. So I'm trying to go back to just thinking and little flyers and the loss of the chiefs beat the warriors, lost the ABS man. This is not fun. Protecte beat the valley junior warriors. Switch and it look. I like the warriors, but they're also in last place in their division. But we're not arguing protect. We've all agreed protect in it's going to be. It's got to be Maryland or a little flyers, I think is the team where trying to push for the team with the looting record this month, who was a list of good this month. The little the little flyers have like been hot this month and you're trying to put in Maryland, who have not been all that hot this month. I just it doesn't. That does not make sense to me. So what if we did ducks for if we don't do a for a forteen, we do for mere prober. Three teams received boats all. What if we did ducks for and little flyers five, and then Marilyn or receive votes? I still don't know. I still do I still don't understand the Maryland argument. But like, as long as the flyers and ducks are in sure, like, I just I mean I think the flyers have looked a little better than the ducks lately, but I don't. I just I don't understand the argument for Maryland. It does not make sense to for me this week it does not. Jeff, you're so born keeping the first place team out. It's like suffering from success. I see all the side like I see all the suds, you know, the three game losing street like we always say, what have you done for me lately? Go back to December. Third with a little fly or what team? Marilyn lost, the ducks lost, a little flyers lost, then s beat Spartans, lose two ABS beat railers. railers are going through some tough times right now. Spartans are going through some tough times. So how do you weigh those wins? Those are two wins within if those are losses, then you're talking a six game losing street for team Mariland, not two wins out of six. So I see the argument with Maryland's. And then, if you play devil's advocate going over to the little flyers, go back to what they've done since December. Six beat Maryland, beat the Apple coort beat the rough riders. Apple Cord just beat the Rangers yesterday. Rough riders have been on their way up avalanche, word hottest teams.

They lose to them warriors. I see your point with that, Anthony. They're struggle bit the east and then the chiefs are hot. You lose to them. How about we do yeah, I think I'm gonna go a little flyers and not see Maryland. So we're gonna go ducks little fires and we'll see what. We'll see what happens. I like ducks little fires. That's just me. That's just I'm just being awest like you said, reviewing what we've done from you lately. Going back to December third. That's two weeks worth. The Games are so avalanche express, eighty seven ducks, little fires receiving votes, Maryland and chiefs EHLP. What do you say? It's gonna give me us? This is gonna be a six and a half hour episode. Nah, after a showcase, it's that. That's what I is the best one. I'm giving you, guys, plenty of warning. You have to pick frozen bottles. Picks next week to say no. The Rangers hit the ice for one game since last week's power rankings. They extended their winning streak out to six, so they stay at number one. The railers, since last week's power rankings, played for total games, my reading that right, and they won three and lost a fourth. They were two. Their loss there. Yeah, I mean their loss was to the chiefs. I think that we do have to show the chiefs some love, love here in the EHLP. Also, somehow the avalanche one all three of their games since last week's power ranking, so they're six game active winning streak matches what the Rangers is at. So I mean I could stay rangers, railers, avalanche railers. What lost one of four games by a goal, basically an overtime game two with the how galate, the the goal was scored. So I'll say I'll stay with those three teams in that order. And then, Jesus Leots, no, chiefs are are for okay, they have to because they they want to be kept a secret. Neal whist, seven and three my last ten. Both these teams are on a bit of an up swing right now. Yes, to see they called their P team game Yustero. Good. Those the first time I've seen their P team ever. At the showcase they beat the railers, seahawks and lumberjacks. Yeah, and they have. They have guys like tits on and steaven Popula like their look and there looking good. And the seahawks were for right. So when you beat them, that helps to take their spot right. So one, two and three maintain exactly the same spot. For becomes the chiefs? Last week receiving votes, we had valley. That has not worked out for them. They've lost three straight, so I don't think they can receive votes. I don't know if anybody seeping boots anybody can receive votes right now. The seahawks, well, but they had wins over the eighty sevens and I want to say little flyers at the showcase their water. Six and four in the last ten and like they got beat out by the chiefs because the chiefs beat them, so I think. So essentially pretty good. Chiefs are taking their spawn, kicking them down to receiving votes. Yeah, okay, I'm good with that. I'm fine with the fantasy. All right, let's go to it. It's time for the e grew fantasy challenge, and the ecrew fantasy challenge is present by bus to these core strink of the echo. Use the Promo Code e show. That's eas how for twenty five percent off when you check out at Bilesteelcom my week started so well. I get started so well then, but...

...how did you finish? Deal? It really didn't really end that well actually, truthfully, Lawrence, a wagon like that? Yeah, it's it's a whole another conversation. Hold different podcast. Used to she starting to really separate. Yeah, it's ridic this sucks. Any chance, any had chance the rules. We all put up nearly fifty points, though, like Anthony's fantasy lineup from this week had fifteen assists, like she. Oh my God, Hotsky said seven assists. Rossie had seven assists. Wow, the two goals, nine point week for Hunter Rossi. Hey, how are you? Wow. And to a point that we've brought up a little bit, the break comes at a good time for the railers, right, the team that's kind of struggled into the break, which is where he didn't get as many points from ANASTACI and Kohonic. But overall, to get forty eight points in a week is a really good week. I think that's I was to say our highest week was like fifty or fifty one points, right, well, and that's for a year at yeah, right, like. So you got fifty one point four points this week and the same exact point that was made about railers. Right, Damiscola and Drummond didn't get you as many culinens. Weeks started hotter than it finished for the Rangers. But a Mr Joseph Henson, Hey, I'm sure I'M gonna go make a hundred and twenty seven stays for chaff this week. Okay, like, that's a pretty few sources people, tricker, schedule, Checker, source side another of the enough of the sources, and so I knew he was going to play a lot. So forty eight points for Anthony, fifty one point, four points for Jeff. I had fifty four, point six I had another seven assist guy, myself, Jeff and Chris, the goalie tip work out for you now. Heat started as he had a good goal. Started well. It started well. But you know, I think this is what makes the sport of hockey great is that on on paper, you can go say this team should beat this team and this and that, but you have to show up and you have to do it right. Yep, and that kind of that kind of took tilts us back to the All Star game two, because some people are like, Oh, these teams look great on paper, but then you see them play together and it's like they look like they don't even know each other. And my team was one of the underdog teams. They were. We weren't a sexy with snipers all over the place, but we grinded it out and we did the junior rangers from last year. We lost the first game and then never look back after that for the files. But they got plucks in deep, Jeff Bucks in deep, buddy pucks in deep. But truthfully, if you really look at the three box scores, Miller didn't play poorly. I was just going to send you. He got you twenty points, because that's an amazing week for goalie. He gave up seven goals, right, it still ninety three saves, so run to shut out. Remove the four to went against the lumberjacks. Right. I know. He gave up five total goals. When you combine the three to one, lost eighty seven's with the to nothing lost. Yah, that's a lot, because we like to say that the Rangers didn't don't win in a lot of goals. A hundred percents, a hundred percent. Yes, thank you for it now. But if you only score one goal, how can you put point too much fault towards the goal? You can't. You can't. You lost to nothing yesterday to the Apple Corps. You couldn't put any pucks in that. If you give up two goals in a game, you should win eight out of ten of those games. I know it's captain obvious, but if you don't score, you can't win. No, we can't. Seems a clue. Julian said years ago the broods were not strutty goes. You can't win games zero zero. You can see see east coasts who lost four straight games and then score the goal in any of those four games. Yeah, that is all built up and the exploded for seven goals. Yes, but yes, I felt confident because I picks. First. I wet with that, shocked at her pick, and it was. It is shocking to me that I only got twenty points. Blanco got the as I said, seven assists, three goals...

...from Damon Doulac, probably one of the better railers, despite the struggles that they've had into the break here. Overall, fifty four points, six points. And then Lauren, you could have the stage. I mean this is site word. I mean just look at her goals. Of the six currently have seventy one point four points with these boys. And everyone was we talked about a little bit last week. People love to give me crap for having these sleeper picks, but my slipper picks have worked out and it's funny, Whoo who, who is giving you the right for these four crap that it Sarries, because I ran into Mr Harshaw, he actually in town this week to watch his son, and it was hysterical because he's like you must be able to just see the future or something like. You keep picking these people that like nobody would really consider and then they just kind of start flying off and you get all these points. I'm like, I don't want to tell you, like if you're like things out of car shot at the Allstar game and I was like I might be time to give him a look. He's kind of on the bit of a personal up trend and he got so far four goals to assist. He was looking really good this week. He was busting his butt out there. The old chiefs team was and I think I'm the only one that didn't pick a roll of this week and I guess that kind of worked in my favor, which I mean we've the railers have been good, but not to make a pun, but they've been kind of going off the rails a little bit this week, like they've just been struggling to kind of figure things out, even against some teams that, like most people, would think that they should be pretty easily. They just like kind of lost the plot, I guess, and have been on a bit of a downturn, which is unfortunate for them. But I I apparently have been picking well this week. Lauren, you're like you're like one of those instagram influencers is always like shout out to my haters and it's like who, who's your who arir haters, you people, why did we ever see the rookie of the year? My opinion, hating on it. Mr Harshot, Biggie show family loves to just kind of pick like the the typical or like the kind of go to people. Are The people that you like, oh, they're doing really well lately, like look, we should it. Definitely, like stick with them or all, this is a top name in the league. Like, definitely pick them. Where I was, I'm like, this guy looks like he's doing some things kind of quietly. I'll take a chance on I'm like, you gotta start taking chances on some of these guys. And well, we wanted the rollers because they have six games last for this most recent round of fantasy. Just saying. I know that was coming. We are with all the railers because they had some big games this week. Yuys left me some pretty decent people for picking last. There's a Plotora of people in this league. I mean it's shown you, like Neil said, the parody is deep. Guys. There's no more, like you said, there's no more like chalk games like you just look you would think the core Rangers Game Yester. You would think the Rangers will blow them up. Nope, Corp played them tough. They are in the middle of a really tough stretch. They've lost, I think, of six of the last seven games. So they go in, they beat the Rangers. Maybe that, you know, catapults them for the second half. But yeah, there's a lot of good teams, a lot of good players everywhere and there's a lot of guys that are coming over. I'm a grand broadfoot with the protecting your ducks. There's a new name that we all have to look at. Just came over and got three points in his second game as a as a duck. It's going to be a lot more of those guys in the second half of the season as we get closer to the trade online, the teams are going to start moving guys in from from other teams in the Ahl or other junior leagues. That's interesting to one of my pics, Jimmy Metler. We saw him this week play a couple games at forward, which is interesting, but he still here's some points even doing that. So I mean kid hasn't been too bad for me yet. He played, he played left wing, right wing and the in the all in one game. I think hold on, that's that's that's rigging the system right there. Why? I don't know. On the topic, Hey, hey, you know what, well, you know speak. Speaking of Apple Core, I think we do need to give them a recognition for shutting out the Boston Junior Rangers. They eighty seven's beat them...

...in a good game. But then Apple Corps, you know, team that you probably didn't expect, but Jackson Bernard, one of the other top for tenders in the League, coming up huge with the shutout. He was calm yesterday to Anthony and Anthony. They also the apple core lost the railers three two. So like they almost won that game also. It's just it just shows you that you have to show up every single game and this week doesn't matter who's playing who. But just to recite, so she has it. Who got her her points? Columbella had for four goals, for assists, one power play, one short handed in a game winning goal, for hundred and twenty four total fantasy points, which nearly match has when Egan spent put up twenty five at the that may also been a showcase and there's still more time to go with these guys. I know, I know, but four goals for harshaw to assists, one power but point, one game winner. Actually a mishap and great halfernan's first stats change gave her even more points because he put a goal in harshaw's favor that when he went back and reviewed, it wasn't his, but it would have been a game winning power point, powerplay point, hat trick goal. It's I was like, okay, it's a good thing we're taking that away, because now we're hearing every build where the potting that that was not true because yes, I watched that game and I was like he didn't get the hatch. I was I'm sitting in the whole time, like please get that hat trick. But I was like he's still got me a ton of points in that game, so I'm not mad. He've missed one more. I'm thinking to myself she has more games left. She may hit triple digits for this two weeks stretch. But to recap the overall points, Laurens at three hundred and ninety two point two, Jeff's at three hundred and fifty two point six. I'm at three hundred and thirty one point six and Anthony's at three hundred nine point four. As I mentioned, we do have a few more games for the holiday break, so let's get to those and what to watch for before we wrap things up. Here's what to watch for. It this week in the east show well, to watch force presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action did the two thousand and Twenty One, two thou twenty two season. So in the EH shell we're dropping this podcast on a Friday, which is different from what we usually do because at the showcase. But there's seven games remaining between now in the holiday break in the ehl, as for the EH LP we have eight. So to me there's a there's a two games to game. I think it's one game. EHL teams play once, EHLP teams played twice. SEAHAWKS and Lumberjackson Vermont. I think that should be those should be some pretty good matchups. Yeah, absolutely. The seahawks been playing better as of late. I mean I know they had given coach Annabone a few gray hairs with that five win they squeaked out overtime against the lumberjacks that they were up five one and then credits to Gary Gillan and the Jacks are scored four street and tie that up and Sidat about you. But seahawks got the job done. So yeah, that should be an interest into game series. And you always love those two games series with the backtoback to because it's hard to win both games. While other games are you guys watching excited to see how the chiefs shall I forget what day is. They have one more game before the break and with all these new faces they've gotten and the recent kind of uptrend they've been on lately, I'm excited to see if they can continue that right before the break and see how that goes. So ready for this. They play Mat they play Walpole on Monday. Oh, that's if they win that game, Lauren, I'm going to push harder for them to be in the top five next week. Just leave it when I see it. Okay, okay, all the seas lumberjacks, just one game. I thought those two. It's one game e hl two games all too. Game BHLP. That's where this all the schedules are blending in my brain. After this week, Anthony, are you circling sevens versus protech. I want to say Tuesday right. He sends apple core, apple cores. Well, cour...

I Cheez, I need what a break. That's a good one. All out of myself. That's a very no one, though. Off the Rangers win and the eighty sevens beat the Rangers, so now they battle it up. Naturally I'll be focusing on that game because I'll be calling it. But another game that I want to focus on would be the Connecticut rough riders. First the protect junior ducks, and one reason I also want to bring that up in the showcase, Colin Bella became the all time leading score for the Connecticut rough riders. With his fifty six career goal. He passed his older brother Andrew. Believe he also goes by Aj who currently plays for Manhattanville. When I tweeted out the video, he actually responded to and said it was bound to happen, but at least it stays in the family. So I thought that was pretty funny. But the other thing too, is that Bella is at fifty eight career goals. I believe the rough riders have twenty one games left and he is now eighteen away from tying bryce Whitman for the all time goals record in the Ehl at seventy six wow. Can he do it? Yes, he can. It's possible. It's within reach. It'll have to. He'll have to go on a tear. He'll probably have to get some hat tricks or some multi goal games, but if he just keeps ripping them on goal, I think he can get get there. Only if he's currently picked in that current week by Lauren. If not, out of them, so Lorn, you guys just pick up every week the rest of the season until he gets those eighteen goals. If the averages four goals per week, it shouldn't take long. Keep my eye on them. I know I know who to look for. Clearly she's got like a big board at home with all these like future names circled. But I guess you guys need to try that. Oh we need to try something. I was saying, there's there's what I say, eight seven games remaining in the in the EH shell, another eight games in the EHLP, taking us up to the holiday break. We are going to have a podcast next week, right before Christmas. I'm going to put all of us on the spot to predict who the for division champions will be in the EHL and then predict who the last two teams in will be. Also, because keep in mind that the team that loses the North Division finals will face the team that loses the East division finals, and same thing for central and self. Those are one game, one last chance playoff games where the winner goes the providence and the loser goes home. Okay, sure. In the EH LP, where I guess I'll give ourselves some credit right now is will pick just the three division winners. We won't try and predict the at large. Tough, tough subject that large from last year. Do not bring that up. The at large and the EHLPTO every windows. This year the at large getting a fourth team there to make it a cleaner around. Robin comes from the top loser of the three division finals. So you have our your North Division finals, your east and you have yourself. You take the three teams that lose those. The team with the best record becomes the fourth team. So we won't predict that. That fourth team pull will predict the other six EHL and three Eh lp next week and I guarantee you one of US picks some team. That results another team putting it on their bulletin board of the Locker Room. This why we do this is why we do the PODCASTS. Your the pot. I think that will be interesting, but I think it'd be fun too. We have the HLP A star getting coming up next month. That be something fun to look into as well see who we can be going into that. I will. You just gave me homework, Laur, and I'll try and have the roster set by next podcast at our final showcase week. But enjoy the weekend, guys. Enjoy the last few games for the holiday break. Thanks for listening to...

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