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[Playoff Preview] | Episode 112

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we spend almost the entire Weekly Rundown (2:06) breaking down the playoff bracket in the EHL, and in particular, the Play-In Game and all of the First Round matchups. Further along in the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (57:57), we recap the final stretch of the regular season and announce our picks for the First Round of the postseason. Last, but not least, we wrap up the episode by highlighting one series we're each looking forward to the most (1:06:16).

... 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 e show. Present I bought the polly of Box Foundation. Foundation's mission centers around there daily motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a kind of strophic event. Learn more at Calli of Box Foundation Dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Rabin and this is episode number one hundred and twelve of the show. On this week's episode we spend almost the entire week your rundown, breaking down the playoff bracket in the EHL and, in particular, the play in game and all the first round matchups. Further along and the e crew fantasy challenge, we recap the final stretch of the regular season and announced our picks for the first round of the postseason. Last but not least, we wrap up the episode of a highlighting one series of piece that we're looking forward to the most. What's up, guys, it's that tell of year again out of the how we made it, but it's the playoffs. I don't either, do I'm going to lost for words for weeks away from the frozen finals. We're going back to Schneider Baby. Yes, going back. Those who don't know, Jeff is actually the hosts of the finals, because you live fifteen minutes from there, northeastern here, O Kays yes, we're also we're also a tiny bit Gigglei right now, because we've already been on zoom for over an hour getting up to this point. But the record button started just a few minutes ago. Yes, it did. We had to have our pre meeting, our pre podcast meeting of playoff predictions and all sorts of good stuff. So I thought you almost called the pre meeting meeting. Yeah, almost, the meeting of the last couple brain cells. We've been very busy since September. I think we're all getting the season end of season brain at this point. So with that, let's get in the with the rundown. It's time for the e cruise weekly run down. The show. Wee can run them brought to you by the junior hockey podcast from home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them on a TJJ PODCASTCOM and for those that haven't read it yet, make sure to read Anthony's first round preview and the EHL, because I learned a lot, anthony, I'll tell you that. Like there was a lot of stats that do you dug up and for every single series you tell me exactly why so and so will win, and I love that. Yeah, it was a fun article to write. There are so many great story lines across the league this year. You know, column Bella Breaking the Goals Record, Nathan Miller getting the shutout record and everything in between. The the little flyers scoring more than two hundred goals this season, and they're probably a couple of stories that I might have missed out on. So for the the teams who may have noticed, I apologize. But it should really be a fun postseason and I'm looking forward to covering it with the rest of you. Awesome job, anthony, on that. When you talk about to story lines that you just brought up, first little fire score over two hundred goals, two hundred and ten right to be exact. How is that not even in the top five in our history? Like that is such a good season, but it's not even in the top five. Neil, Oh God, to put it lightly, there were some teams that lost by double digits on rather regular basis. We all know. I mean look, it's fact, Neil, it's a fact, and I think that could have played a factor. Let I mean last season, because of the pandemic, we had a cascading a cascade effect of players coming down from the USHL to the Knoll to the EHL. I mean, heck, that's why Matt Pleinsky came back to the seven s last season. He was originally with the Danbury junior hat tricks and there are a couple of cases like that last season. So a couple of different factors. But yeah, I was I was surprised. There were the only team that one above two hundred goals. got a lot of good goaltenders. This week, are right, this week, this year, a week Jeff, this week a championship Lenel. We guess the bigger point is to put up two hundred and ten goals and be in well, arguably could be declared as the toughest division in the history week. Yeah, the week. So. And then the other point you brought up is Colin Bella and Lauren. We're going to get to fantasy. I really don't want to talk about it yet, but it's well, sort of. He did down the stretch is like so good. It's it came to put into words. I can see always we always talk about players averaging a point per game. He averaged a goal per game, over a goal per game like that. Forty seven and forty six unbathlable. What the Textu you guys that the other day. Colin Mc David, that's his new name.

Musch, wait, I have I actually, I actually have a good set. So in the last I want to say seven games he's scored. His last seven games he scored fifteen goals. Only forty nine other players in the EHL has scored fifteen goals all season. The rest did not reach the fifteen. Gold Platteau he did that in his last seven games. Only forty nine other guys the UHL had fifteen goals from war yep in the entire season and column Mash that in seven Games. It's Stad Anton. That's very good. In a week, in a week's but the game stuff just one week actuating him on breaking the goals record and he was talking to me. I was like, Oh yeah, and he's asking me about fantasy. He was on my team this week and and he was like, Oh yeah, he's like how's that been? Looking on like Jeff's catching up to me and it's making me a nervous. He's like Oh, it's okay. He's like saying no more. He's like thank you calling. He's like your two Collins Guy. You this week and let aly think. The next day he went off and scored like three or four goals and his game I was like he wasn't kidding. I think the clothes I got was with the three points you learned. was within like three or two's right there then. Yep, calm I'll so just want to say when I did the QA with him earlier this season, I think the one thing that he's most proud about is beating his brothers record of scoring forty goals in a season. Not and not only did he got break or not only did he pass Aj's mark of forty goals, he also beat the single season record that was held by both Alex Octer Beeck and Devin Panzeca. They're both at forty three. Heat blew past that two hundred and forty seven and they played more games like it's just it's doesn't it's it's so out of this world and numbers that he put up that you can't wrap your head around it. And I feel had point name just wonder's the most parody in the league to Neil. Yeah, I brought up before how there are some teams that were they gave up a lot of goals. There were no teams that were real bottom feeders or, as much to hate to use the term, doormats. He went up against really good teams and he still lit up eh Joe Goaltending, and I was talking about this with Adam Julie at some point at then I forget what a who it was, and he pointed out how he's doing it, was doing it against everybody and I was like, yeah, he scored four against you once. He's like that, you have to remind me of that, and that's like it happened. So I have to yeah, I kind of reminds you, but it's that was a pretty good day of work in four goals to assist six points on the Februhere. The second thing is the CD say it's just it's ridiculous, right, but in a the game winner that day who? Yes, it's, it's it was a very special season for the EHL. This is a very ehl centric episode with, of course, the play in game starting the playoffs today for us, and then the first round starting following that. So we have one final set of power rankings to take care of and we're going to kind of do this one a little bit differently. This is who are the top five teams, in what order, from the whole year heading into the postseason to a season long so you can you can say avalanche season long are you could say not avalans, because I truly think that right now they're not the top five team. I think Chris would even agree with us that they're not. They're playing some of their worst hockey. Apologize for the lack of, you know, friendly words there, but it's true. They're three and seven of the last ten. But good thing, silver lining for the avalanche is what do they do best? They heat up and in the playoffs are one of the best playoff teams that we've had in this league since its existence. So we'll see if this team turn it on. Recognize Anthony Stayman earlier about the parody, right, but we're going to something's going to happen. crazing the playoffs, we just know well, but just as it be in this moment. Who can we say is the top team going into the playoffs? Number One, the current quote unquote favorite? To me it's the little flyers. I was going to say a little flyers to you know, we got to I would say it's either got to be number of the railers. I think the reads of them looking all right. okay, Anthony, this is I have to go with the regular season champions and defending champion Boston Junior Rangers, who, God or a little toward here already to plfs a railer in a ranger. I'm willing to. I want to put the Rangers at to do you feel that Same Wag, Jeff? Yeah, let's say because their start, their offense is starting to collect. They've had the goaltending all year with Miller and Jackson and now collins some games to them the last month or so. The Rangers offense is start to heat up. So but I just think a little flyers have been in another world for a long time now. This is not how they're going to finish. This is not what we're saying.

The championship Matsi's. Yeah, we're just saying this is what we think are the is the order entering the postseason right, your strongest teams heading into the postseason? Who would you say is to right now? After the railers, Laura, you are ready for that one? No, it's hard. Well, I mean I would have to probably the say the APPS are me be the rangers. I just I feel like in the second half of the season the Rangers in, but of it up and down. I mean the ABS have to but like, I don't know, it's I think it would be between the two of them. Just just so, just so we all know, beach are did win ten of its final eleven games of the season. Yeah, nine of one of the last ten. Yep, yes, but the first half of their the first bit of the second half of the season, didn't really start out that great for the Rangers. Know what you think, but yeah, it was when lost. But I think I think that's well behind them now. Had definitely January to the Adams is tough. February, February, yeah, I think. I think right now I want to go little flyers, one rangers to I say seven eighty eighty seven three. That to me on the top of the teams entering the postseason. Yep, I agree, and I think their teams that have been you know, like we're saying, like this is a kind of mixture of what have you done for me lately, but also kind of like a season long, you know, picture, if you will, of the power rankings to so, yeah, I put New Jersey at three and then we get the four and five. This is where it gets tough. This were has really tough. Do you do you give more credit to the avalage up until February, or do you give more credit to the wolves, who went eight in two and February. They then they had to go eight into in order to get the number two seaton their division, which we're going to talk about brackets. That's going to be huge for them hosting that vermontsters. And when you look at those two teams, to kneel. This is the thing that we've talked about right is the avalanche didn't playing a lot of meaningful games for a long time. They were kind of just they blew doors for good portion of the season. You got to give the wolves credit for having to dig themselves out of the hole that they were in. What was their first ten games. They they were I think one and nine, I think out of the stretcher they did. They were in a massive hole. They dug themselves out with all the way up the north standings. Credit to coach tremble or coach Qes, GM owner Trimble, conner bates and all them that. They made some good additions. Getting killed gallon and Net and Cabando's been great, Yo Lenski's has been as usual, you know machine self. Yeah, so it's a great addition as well. For Your gives, my boy YS. That's right, go yves. But yeah, I mean so you got to give the wolves credit of like how to dig yourselves out of a hole like that, being in the North Division, when you're playing the lumberjacks, the avalanche, the spartans all the time. That was that's a tough division. So I'm at the boy where I would go wolves for and then we're where I'm stuck in. Laura mentioned this team earlier, is the railers NABS. I think both did the same thing. They both got to January and then kind of flipped the car around and went reverse a little bit the rest of the way. HMM. But no, yeah, I would agree. Are they in consideration at all? Excited a lot. I was. It wolves, and then lumberjacks and the ABS and railers are he's out, let's say for teams one spots, I think for see votes, so we do Resale Day. They've been looking pretty good anyway, but I think once they had the addition of Perno to kind of give a little bit more edge and competition to co tie and Billa Qui before the roster freeze happened and everybody kind of switched a little bit, I think that kind of helped them out and I noticed they've been kind of saving a few guys for playoffs or some some other heavy hitters have been sitting for a little bit, but I think it kind of could benefit them for a playoffs. But I don't know. I think since Perno joined them they've been looking a lot better. They've had a little bit of new life in them and I don't know, between those three teams it's pretty tough. Personally, I would give the fifth spot to the avalanche just because I think they have the strongest lineup. Out of the team's. Ronan Mobley has been the iron horse and net for the avalanche. They have three guys that have recorded more than sixty points. Like their line up top to bottom is just stacked. Their deep team and we mentioned before they made it to the championship game last season and I think they're going to play with the similar chip on their shoulder. So can bind with the good record now, despite the bit of a rock rough patch at the end of the season. I would still give the number five spots to the ASS. Okay, Jeff, I'm fine. I'm fine with the avalanche because it brings up a good point to deals that the avalanche there for is a decore and gold like the combination of Ford's do and goalie kind of reminds me the rangers from last year, the...

...way we saw them down in Pennsylvania. They just rolled four lines and any line was dangerous at any point in time. You know, the APPS have those kind of lower line guys like the chasing Gordon's chess and Gordon scored what twenty five goals so the chiefs last year. He's like a third four fine type guys. So they get those kind of glue guys that you need when you watch, you know, Nhl College Junior's playoffs. At that time your it's those kind of guys that sometimes score those game winning goals and stuff. So I'm fine with giving the avalanche to final spot. I'm sorry, Lauren, I got to go with the APPs to right now, but but we still love you learn. Let's go with lumberjacks and railers, though, our each receiving votes, and that's our final power rakings file power ikings for the EHL for the year, and we will do a final eh LP next week with the talk is still later on about a big game that they have coming up. But now we focus, we shift our focus towards the bracket, and this is this is where it gets fun, and so we do every year and we create plenty of us. You Call It, you call it fun, I called stress. I mean yeah, called gray hairs. Man, it comes the gray hairs. But as long as you get the chance to have a call directed to you from an owner of this year. That said, that says thanks for the fuel, like I got last year for a gutty. Yes, that was excellent last year. I mean my bat, my my reason last year was the Maryl and that never beat the off riders in the regular season. So I pick the rough riders to win that series and then they got swept by Maryland. So great, that's how it worked out. But so you talked about earlier, who's going to be there's someone's going to pull off an upset. It's man hundred percent who's gonna do it. We're going to talk about just our first round picks right now because it is the first round episode. If you get your pick correct, you get five points. If you pick the right number of games, you get an additional two points, and then that play in game is for two points. So let's start with the play in game, because all three of you are saying valley and I'm saying seahawks. So, in the words of Anthony's article, why are the warriors going to win that game? I just those two teams. I feel like, in my opinion, they've been a bit hard to read compared to some of these other teams, and these other teams are bit like they're just strong and that's just how they are. I just feel like these two teams have been a bit up and down. I think the warriors have had a little bit of better look in the second half. They kind of struggle towards the end of the first half, but I think once the New York came along, they're like, all right, we got to fix this, and they had Carrey come up, they had some guys coming back from injuries and sicknesses and they just, I think, had it to get there a little bit more and I think especially because they had the home ways advantage. I think they're going to take full advantage of that and I think that's why they're going to take it. WHO's next, hmm or to laurence saying what need did you say about valley, because what's funny is you're all picking valley. I think that we could all bet some money careers that starting net. Yeah, I'm taking the SEAHAWKS and I have no idea who's in goal. That's that's what troubles me about the seahawks. But that's no slight to Tuck her hands and though he's a solid goalie to it's just they've been, Oh yeah, Friday query a little bit because he's been pretty good for them. So it's like it's like they say they broke, don't fix it. so He's been playing if he's been hot, in my well, trying to ride it out until you need to hope. For me, I'm going based off of the sports mindset that a team is the team is. Do The seahawks down the stretch? They beat the warriors two to one in over time. They beat the railers five three. They beat the railers for three, also in a shootout, and they had an overtime lost the rangers and overtime lost the Railers, a one goal loss of the express so to me they feel like the team that's due to come out on the other side of a one goal game. I'll make a bold prediction right now. Our play in game that starts this whole postseason is going to overtime. So you heard that one here first too. So it looks like warriors had the season series for two but seahawks took the final two games against warriors. So else there's another series that was like that this year between someone in the north, see avalanche or no, might have been the south, but either way. So it's one of those things that those games from, you know, September October, forget about that. Teams are totally changed. I'm pretty sure Alexander Rolf wasn't even on the seahawks at that time. Grant Lynnville wasn't either. So like you said. That's what kind of troubles me about coach an about he seahawks a little bit, is is who is the starter? Hopkins, when Bill Rolf we all know goaltending wins championships. Bill would say that builds a former goaltender himself, and I just I think I like careery over seahawks x the goalie a little better, and I like the depth of the...

...forwards that the warriors have, the lapses Alberti's heartnets. I think that those guys are going to be all juiced up. They're going to be a home to were they play well, home mice and sleeping in their own beds. So it's why I get the warriors a little bit of a advantage and I think they might come on top against the sea. You so did, Lauren and Jeff, cover everything need to be covered, anthony. One thing I would add to is that the valley junior warriors this fight, being in fourth place, and I mentioned this in my preview, they were only behind the Boston junior rangers in terms of goals scored, where they actually had the second best offense in the East division, and they had a couple of flyers reached the twenty gold plateau. That was billy Hartnett and Jonathan laughs, and not to mention Dominic Metcher, was really good for the Blue Line. So I think that valley has a couple of more players that definitely stand out and I think those can be the difference makers in the playing game. So that's why I'm going of valley. Let's stay in the east, because the three of you have valley, but two of you say the Rangers are going to beat the warriors, one of you says the warriors and to beat the Rangers. And for me, who I say it's going to be to see lacks. I still say the ranchers are going to win that series. I'm anthony brought this up earlier. Races of one ten of their last eleven. I watched Nathan Mill of the way that he's playing. He's one went away from time Brendan Brawley for the all time overall wins and his career in the ehl and he's going to tie him and surpass him right in this series, no doubt about it. Two Games, so they'll take two. He's locked in. He has that look. I agree. You know, called some Rangers Games down the stretch and kids locked in. He's ready. He's ready for the postseason. But I mean, if you want to play devil's advocate, which we all like to do, we talked about it in our pre podcast meeting. The warriors lost all six of those games the Rangers. What do we know about the game of hockey? It's one of those games where you're never going to be even if it's a team that's a lot, that's a lesser team than you. It's hard to beat a team that many times. So I mean the Rangers are going to have it's a best three series. You have to win two more times. Does that go three gate like the warriors got to win eventually. Some of those games were close. One of them was an overtime game, one was in a shootout, I believe, and then there their last game. It just it felt like a playoff game between the last regular season meeting between the warriors and Rangers. And so that's tough. I still have the Rangers over the warriors. I'm sorry, remember Grat love you, Buddy, and I'm going to get a text for that after that, but I just think the Rangers, defending champs, just to have a little too much on their side for the warriors to be able to top them off and at three games set, it's still gonna be interesting, though. I think some of what Jeff Sak place into why I am choosing the worst win because, like it's like you said, yes, they've lost to the Rangers all season, but I think it's also like Neil said with the Seahawks, where they're due for whin. I think, yes, yes, they've, they've been losing to the Rangers, but like they're not all terrible losses and like it's to me it's similar to the railers in the chiefs matchup this season, where like they've had each other's numbers all season. The Games are always close, always exciting. There's not like it's never just one team just kind of sits there and just takes the loss. Like they just go at it with each other. It's fun to watch and I think the warriors are gonna take it. Anthony, why do you say it's the Rangers? I just think, tough down, they're the better lineup, especially when it comes to goaltending and defense. The Boston junior rangers only give up eighty four goals this season. The next highs, I think with ninety seven. So they're one of two teams to give up fewer than a hundred and thirteen fewer than the next best team. Like their defense are just insane. And now it's talking about the valley junior warriors offense. Not sure if it'll be enough to get past Nathan Miller because, like you said, Neil, he's chasing that record. He has been fantastic down the stretch. So I think I'm going to have to go to junior rangers, and too so. For the other first round series in the east, I am calling at the WHO are they series, because who are the express and who are the wizards? HMM, it's a matter of WHO's going to show up right right. and to me, what do we always say, Jeff, this time of year? Who Do you not want to face in the postseason? He's because wizards, baby, that's what that's. As name before his podcast. You have your Andrew Harley underwear on. All Joke Society is named Harley. Jersey. Not under underway, no, but we all know that deal calleds every single game in east coast. was his history for rose at four street season. It was a while, but it's they always seem to be the toughest out and the post so pretty mired. Is Yes, all Freddy was still here and I honestly I think this will go three games. I think it could be decided by a goal every game and there could be one or two or the...

...even three overtime games. I think absolutely. And hold on. That's cut you off neither. The last time we were in Schneider Wizards were there. That was two thousand and nineteen. Yes, that he was still their course assistant. That was the cbous decade, if you will. Yeah, that literally feels like two thousand and ten. Yes, so thinking with it a lot. I will. We're not announcing our full brackets on this podcast. To check our says media for that, but I am. I am picking the wizards to win. That serious that, I believe. I have to go back and look at our notes from our giggle fest from earlier. I think all three of you are taking the express jumping on the red train. WHOO too. I think they just when they want to be good, they can shut it down and they can win games. I think when they have Jack Bosher back in them up, they have Scott Bird help him out, like I think they're going to be pretty good in that and I think they have guys like shooter and they got Percy back. Percy's a big guy for them, like they have plenty of guys up front and, like, I think, I think they can take it. This is no slight to the word at the wizards. Wizards pretty good too. I want I actually watch them beat the warriors to get the to get to play the express and that was pretty exciting. And Matt go overlooked great in net. He's solid goalie for them. Pad Alto is also not bad choice for them as well. So Wizards aren't gonna be I don't think they're going to give up too easily. Like and I don't think they're going to just give up either, but I think the express are going to take this one. This this will be a series to see who can score more goals. I made the comparison during the Production Meeting, Aka the Giggle Fest, that I see a lot of similarities between what was it? The Vegas Golden Nights Against The Los Angeles Kings? It was Marc Andre Flooring Jonathan Quick. We're both goaltenders finished with the safe percentage of all hundred and fifty part of that is because I think both teams offense isn't exactly overwhelming. The Express do have a slight advance teaching that and they've got the slight advantage in net with Jack Bosher over Matt Gover, but, like Lauren said, also a terrific goalie, and I think I also said Neil for this series. If there's one series where all three games will go into overtime, this is my pick. I think it will be all one goal games and potentially all in overtime, which I think would be very exciting. But I've the express just edging out the wizards in this one. And Jeff. Another easy bet for me at the start of all this was jeff is going to take the red train. Love the reds train too many episodes. We've talked about it. I'm not going to talk about it again. While I love the red train, but it's going to be it's got to be their time. I think it's got to be their time. Also, we know that Bosh, it's going to be a started up bird. Oh, you don't know. We don't sick as birds played a lot too, so that's kind of interesting. For that wrinkle in there birds. That's what we're saying to they have options. They're both solid goaltenders, so they have the option. But, like Amby said to it's it's like both offenses. You Know Express, we we scored thirty more goals the wizards in the regular season, but they also gave up about the same. They gave up less goals than the combination of go over sends an altar too. So I think, Bosh, it is a little boshered bird. That tandem, whoever starts, is a little tick higher than the Alto ascends a go over trio and I think that. Yeah, I think that Walpole is pissed off. I think they wanted to go to the frozen finals last year. I know cody Campbell's not there anymore, but he still talks to Josh Holmes from a good deal. These are a lot of cody camels guys that he drafted, drafted recruited into the express organization and I think that they'll be hungry to make some noise. The twelves page shooters, like Lauren said, Parker James, there's a lot of guys returners from last year's team at the Percy to. So those guys still have a bad taste in them out. How they exited playoffs last year and I think they'll they'll end up knocking off again. Sorry, coach for leady Corey. Love you too, as we do all of our love. You send us the tax no bread us is going to come. Always say sorry. Every time. I do, because we love these guys right. We're friends with all these coaches. We talked all of them and and, but someone's got to win, someone's going to lose, and the best, the best pronunciation of the season is coach filight. Never allso classics, but, Jeff, I didn't know what division they wanted to go to next until you said that. It's the express time, and think with the words that you use. But the eighty seven's, I've been using the Hashtag our time, our time. Yeah, Lot, even the eight g losing street, they were using our time. So that series, though, DUC's eighty sevens. I know we're going to go right to you, Anthony, but that means that they're not. There's that hate there, but...

...there's a strong suit hire to win. There's a strong desire to win that series in state rights, Jersey, verse, Jersey. Yeah, it is. It is going to be a hard fought series, and that is severely under selling it. I mean protech is in their second season and first off, hats off to them. Second season in the league they finish well, about five hundred and, as we keep talking about all the year in a very stacks south division, just like the wolves, not to a similar examp, but they did have a rough start, but they rebounded quite nicely. And I also think that they have the best goaltending tandem in the league. And what I mean by that I mean goaltenders who play about an equal amount of time. Chris and fat add thirty safercentage, Trey Miller nine hundred and twenty two, twelve ways each. So they're going to have good, good goaltending no matter who they put net. Both the seven s. They they had that turnaround where they wondred fifteen straight to have that seventeen game point streak and the entire season like, even when they're losing games, their defense was still top notch. Jeremy Connor Ohen Haines both terrific in goal. But the off pits is come alive. They picked up Anna satio, former protect junior dog, Robbie seewagon, Jason at can see guys who have been the team the entire year. Turn it on Mat's Dan with Stephane, O king, Ever Schneider, all coming back from an injury like this. Seems loaded and I think that this is going to power through the ducks. I think it will take three games but, like I said, it should be a very, very fun series. Yes, and I'm going with the ducks in this series just I look at their their forwards, and I think what surprises me as just how deep they are consistently and with the addition of Cibatano, I think that helps them a lot. Vyan Jeff loves, has yevs, and then that's had that top four line of Spencer, Quinn, Nick Newman and James Tilley, who are gonna kind of in a way, play gets each other next year when Quinn and Newman are at Fredonia, until he is at rock port. So I'm ring towards the Rock port to yeah, so it's literally to on to basically right. So I'm leaning towards the ducks. But again, this is another two three matchup like the wizards and express that it just feels so even. It just feels so even, feels like a frozen vials matchup. It could. It does so the other series, though, in the South Division. Before we dive into the little flies and Marilyn and we do want to pass along our condolences to the team Marilyn family the unfortunate passing of Christopher Serinsky and being down there a few weeks ago. Like, the part that's like surreal for me is I didn't know Chris that well, but he shares an office with Josh Fusco. So Josh is calling me to help schedule this playoff series while this is all going on, and I'm like, Josh, we can, we can wait at day or so like like he's like no, Chris, want us to have this done. We're playing. We're playing for him and and it's going to be weird for me to go back into that office, but we're motivated. So that's a dangerous thing. Yeah, I seem to have something like that under their sales. That's and when you when you look at this series, Marilyn enter the postseason on the same six game losing streak that they did last year. HMM, little flyers have won. Anthony, you'll know this number. Fourteen to the last sixteen something to seem never lasting team. Okay, there you go, like it's like the run they were on. And then talking that, since that's why he kept saying if we went out, if we went out, if we went out, a like comparing him to the little flyers, because because he knew that if they tied, the little fires had a one point advantage in the tie Burger. And they both just go out and went out like the runs that these teams went on just to get the number one seed. Marilyn will win a game. I'm picking the little flyers and three, though, because I think the little flyers offensively are the most potent team in the entire league. I would have to resea hear when the Blue Flyers are scoring, the scoring and bunches. They love to share the wealth. Sometimes it's a lot of the usual suspects, as we say, but when they score, they score it just when it reigns and pours. They love to put the puck in the back of the net. They got guys like kind of patent captaining the team. They got George Mellow, Rooky, powerful kid, you got Smirnov. Just dump in the pucks in like you have a whole...

...bunch of good names of guys that can just put the puck in the net and no problem, and that's why I think the little flyers are going to take this one. And that's just like a team Mariland. They have they have their good moments. They they're pretty solid team when they want to be. They added Jackson Bernard, they got Collin Burke back they they wanted, think getting Sullivan as their goally too. Like they've had some tough times where they had the kind of face a little bit of adversity, but they were well come back from it. So they're not a team to shake a stick out by any means. But I think the little flyers are going to take this one. Lauren, I don't know if you can put Salvia SMIRNOFF and dumping the puck in the same sentence together. He ops the pluck on his stick and that's more of a testament to his skill. He's just such an electrifying player to watch. I think the little flyers in three. I think Jackson Bernard can steal least a game, but I also think are we going to see the same Jackson Bernard that was with apple core? Because if that is the case, then Marilyn could very well steal Feld the series on the little flyers. And the other thing I'd have to watch out for, we talked about a bit last season that that team, Mariland and Josh Fosco squad likes to play a very gritty game. That is ideal for the playoffs. I mean Ni Rasiana, one of the leading scores for team Marilyn, can very easily play that kind of game and I think that could work into his favor in the postseason. So this is a hard pick for me. I'm still going with the little flyers, but I do think Marilyn will give them a run for their money. That leaves to me. So it's another series, and we get a lot of these in the in the entire league this year, where a lot of teams won the first half of the individual series, and that was a case team Mariland took the first three games against the little flyers and then the little flyers ended up taking the latter half of their series late in the season. But the o then I picked them in two or three. I forget. I think I picked little flyers and too I will find. Hold on, hold on. I pick a sweep, like we said we want over so many matchups, but little flies over mail in it to Jeff I did. I mean what you guys are just talked about. I think the little flyers are playing the best hockey in this league right now. You get four guys, they look at the avalanche, but four guys over fifty points. They get six guys are all over thirty points. And that doesn't even include two of their biggest editions that were late in the season, coughter Mac Dennell, one of our favorite podcast episodes, and Harrison du Mass and at one. So those are two guys. And then Henson's been one of those goaltenders that I've picked a lot of fantasy I feel like he doesn't get enough notoriety, doesn't get enough attention, if you will, but he had some unbelievable numbers. Goals against, two, point, one eight. He finished after the season save percentage D and twenty two. One hundred and twenty two games played in thirty three of them. That's a guy that they rode all season along. So again, devil's advocate, though, hands and played a lot of games, one of the true workhorses in Dhl in the twenty two season. Does he get a little tired? Year down the stretch maybe. And the good thing for him little flyers score a lot of goals. So if he does have an off day gives up three or four, they score six or seven, like they did a lot or seventeen, like they did one time in the second half of the season, then they're okay. But I just think the little flyers are there in a different zone. Another team that's really irritated that they didn't get to the Rosen finals last year when they're in their own state. We could have. They could have just taken a short ride instead of coming all the way up to Providence. But I guess that I like to do hard things in hard way and try to get the providence and take the long trip up instead of taking the short trips. Seen the crowd? Yeah, exactly, see a crow. But yeah, I just think Phidelphi's just going to be too much for for team Mariland to handle again. Another I'll send my sorry to Josh Fusco. Josh, love you continue my sores. All right, Senti, sentil and north. Where do you guys want to go next? So let's go with the central then stroll you want to, and so always start with the railers. And Apple Core. And I guess we'll just go right to anthony, because they anthony picked against all the anthony. What? Why are the apple core are going to win this series. You know, it's so funny, because a core has had a tough season, but ironically enough, this is the most confident I am about an upset. I know you were layers what you like. Didn't even Bat Nylash. We were doing these. Yeah, apple core, we're like. I mean, first of all, how Colin Bella may have gotten the scoring title this season, but Colin Cattleanan was right up there, along with Nick Weber and Kobe Walters. Now you can only say, okay, you know, we'll just have to keep that top line and check and never good. Well, that's a big if, because they still scored a boat ton of points and if they do get shut down, then I think we also have to focus on another player for apple core, and that's Charles Lavoy. Get Seventeen points in his final seven games of the season. Like he waves him back to back weeks in fantasy too. He...

...was a man controls, and the other thing to apple core had a four of its twelve winds in the final seven games of the season and I think this is a team that's kind of rallied around their intern coach and Joe Wakeworth. And the other thing too, I mentioned this in the season preview. Apple Corn Rep the railers have only face off in the regular season just once, so I think that not familiarity will play apple courts favor, where the railers didn't really get to get used to defending guys like Hollowman, walters or Webber, and I think that apple core could really take advantage of this. I can see them upsetting the railers. We'll see. I said three the other direction. Yes, Worcester is not entering the postseason in the form that they'd like to be, but I think that when the switch flips offensively, they can score in buckets as well. And one of those guys is a guy picked recently and Jack Lee. I think he's one of those guys. No offense, but I can lead the way for them. So I do agree. It's going to go three games, but I think that the whole ice advantage for the railers. They're going to pay a huge dividence. I was just gonna say same thing. I feel like the railers are really going to lead to that home. I sadvantage kids like. That's a fun rink to put in. They have such a beautiful philly and not just saying that because I'm boo train, but I think there. I think they're really going to lead into that and I think they have a solid group of goaltending to they have Stefan Kohona, they've got can carol now they've got Zaber Lapierre. They have plenty of guys to go with. They have bunch of heavy hitters on their team. They have mentally have deemed Scolo. You've got like all these kind of guys that can just score when they're like really feeling it, and I think they're just gonna get their stuff together and just take it into final words on that series, Jeff. Sorry to the appl core for picking the railers. Yeah, I mean I haven't gotten to develop any friendships with the new intern coach of the APPLA. Course I guess that's a good thing in this scenario. I mean, auntie alarm bring up a ton of really good points. As far as yeah, APP cours, I started to play some more inspired hockey with the changing of bench bosses and they're getting a little deeper with guys like the boy. I saw that with my fantasy team again. Thank you, Charles, for all those points. He'll me get a little closer to Lauren. And again Laura was the regular season champion, but we're still continuing this since the playoffs everybody. So we still had some time to catcher. But I just think you know, seam Bertoni the railers. They got their premier team to the frozen finals last year, but they didn't get their ehl teams to the frozen finals and I think that's another team that is dangerous. They're deep. You mentioned Jack League got mentally getting a Stazzi titled Drummond, grats Tyler committed to curry college, plonic while Pierre. So none of those teams just filled with with good players and just not enough good players to match them on the side for for New York. So I think I picked railers in but I think I picked railers and three. So I think that apple core may still push them a little bit and win a game, but I think the woo train, the blue train, prevails. Well, I think too. They have, if you will get their roster, they have a lot of a joke kids. The I'm honestly, I'm surprised you don't have more moments, but I think the fact that a lot of these guys this is our last year, I think there will. I think that kind of gives a little extra motivation to want to go as far as they can and go all the way because they like their last chance at it before they, you know, girl off to college or whatever else they choose to do next, and I think that's gonna help feel them a little bit. And that's a railers you were talking about it. Yeah, they have. They have some commiments coming. Oh yeah, and we mentioned earlier that the New Jersey showdown it from the ducks in the sevens. In the south we have a nutmeg state showdown between the rough riders and the cheeks. Yeah, yeah, we have to. That's a series that's just interesting, weird because at one point that she used beat the rough riders said nothing. But, as hockey goes, the rough riders one the next day. HMM, and I'd picked that. I think. I think you said you said rough I was gonna win, called one and I think that I passed out the set cup that didn't even know existed. That's right, the CT Cup rolls over, I guess you can say. And of the postseason and how goaltending and goaltender is Anthony used the name Jonathan quick earlier. I forget what year was. Do you guys can? Can Give me the day? But there was a it was a season where quick just took his team to the files as a goalie. Yeah, you haven't seen it that way as a forward, but Bella has that talent and he's gonna out. He's gonna Start with...

...the first step of beating the chiefs and and you know you have to shut him down, but he still scores. That's why I'm going to just you can't stop him. It's just like he's unstoppable. He's Colin mcdavid, who said, well, I can drop whatever strategies you want, but yeah, he's going to score schools. I think these two teams have been tough against each other, but I just I don't know. I feel like the chiefs have been looking a little better lately. They won their past two games against the rollers, which have been a tough like matchup all season. One that I've liked the season and I think the chiefs could take it. I don't think if this is another one where I don't think the roughis are just going to sit there. I think they're going to give him a bit of a run for the money and push this to three games. I think Colin Bell is going to obviously dump some pucks in the net for sure, like Miss. There's no question about that. Like unless they've just really find a way to shut him out, he's definitely going to be scoring in the series. But I think chiefs kind of have been a little better. Their goaltending is getting better with mccallup and all those guys, and I think their defense is starting to clean up a little bit. Captain Dumb check I was kind of helping those guys get a little more cleaner, kind of get better in front of the net. So I think the chiefs are going to take this one. That was a two season series because there's only four teams that division. Saying I play shop four times most of the six games, Sect Cup, Jeff Three To oh CT Cup to sorry. We've see's now. They that they played. They played five times, but there was that done thing game right, which is that's like the outlier. But I mean we've talked a lot about all these all these different predictions that we've made and Lauren's former red all star, born Marshall mccalp I think is a very good goaltender. Oh Yeah, very good, and I think that he could be the difference maker because you look over at the rough riders, much like we've talked about with the Seahawks, you know that they've got guys that who're gonna put net and who's gonna be able to stop the Justin harshaws and all the other guys on the chiefs, the Jack divines. CONGRATS and Jack for committed to Stan an Selmon. Is it going to be Nicholas Junkin? Is it going to be the lie d the Lie lda running another name? We were figuring out what the heck to say on the funking. Here's another thing, with Ryan Dalita and Nicholas Drunk and they can bind for nine ways where they made at least forty Sives, so they're definitely capable of stealing games. I think the biggest quite smark for the rough riders, especially after losing domics Devitano. Can anybody else step up other than column Bella and Dallas? Tomatto back s been good. He was good for a while for use out here and show now with an injury, but I think he's starting to kind of hit a stride a little bit again to use somebody to watch out for and plus, like you were saying, with the chiefs, collies macalb was great. But what he's got a good backup in yost because he was kind of a late addition for them. He came in, I think, around the when when they were hosting their showcase and he ended up being a great guy for them. He's a good back up. He's if they need to start them, they can, like he's it's another thing where they kind of added a few faces late in the season and it bode well for them and I think that could be something helpful for them in this series. Good backups always helped too. As far as like conversation, you see the playoffs all time. Backups can be some of your smarter just like backup quarterbacks in the FL can be some of your smarter guys that can talk to the start and say, Hey, I'm seeing this, I'm seeing that. So maybe Yos can give me Calip a little bit of help that way too. And my second life Jeff going to be a backup quarterback in the NFL. It's Great Permission Bryan Oyer to you can make a bunch of money, you can win rings and you don't get killed. That's great. Yeah, so this what was that play? Forty a toss? Cool. All right. Our last division is the North Division, and I'm going to dub it the rematch division because a year ago it was the spartans that beat the avalanche to nothing in that series. Avalanche, of course, ended up with the at large bed that we had two institute last year because of the special circumstances. And then it was the lumberjacks. Covid nineteen special circumstances and the lumberjacks beat the wall. So this is the year of the rematch and I want to start with the avalanche and Spartans, because what makes it unique is that the avalanche dominated last year season series up until all lost the end of the year, just like this year, and the aval as had a weird February. I know we're all still picking the APPS that turn of the round, but it would not surprise me if that series goes three games. I don't know, I feel like I haven't been able to get a good enough read on the spartans to really kind of edge them out over the APPS, which weren't picking the APPS. I just I feel like in my opinion, they're one of those teams that we like to say, who are they? I feel like this whole season I just can't really get a good read on them. They're kind of just up and down a little bit and they just kind of haven't found enough consistency this season to...

...really be like, okay, yeah, they're really stronger. Okay, like they're not good, like I just they're kind of that when I was like middle teams were like they can be good when they want to be, within they can also kind of fall off a little bit sometimes. So I don't I don't feel like I've gotten a good enough read on them this season to feel confident that they can take the APPS, even though the APPS have, like we said, they've been struggling a little bit towards the end of the regular season, but I just I just don't think from what I've seen from the SPARTANS, I don't know if they really have it in them to take over the APPS. Bret Brett Trider said it to me during one of the showcases when the team is feeling it. Everyone is feeling it, where it's kind of a domino effect. If one players feeling hot, then all, like the rest of the players, kind of pick up on and vice versa. Of players not feeling too great, then again that domino fact kind of takes place. So if you just have a couple of players that turn it off for the postseason and the rest of the team follow suit, yeah, like they could definitely repeat last season's feet and upset at the avalanche. Will that actually happen? In terms of my predictions? No, I think the avalanche are good enough to bounce back and I think they're going to be playing with that chip on the shoulder. They gave up that overtime goal against the junior rangers and the championship team. I think they're hungry to get back to that title game. Yeah, but you just said at the and I think Chris is probably he still thinks about last year's he didn't like that. He was the Cinderella team, if you will, that got that little right. That was the that was something that was a big topic of conversation last year at the finals, like, Oh, you guys got in as the well, the special team, and then they the charity Bade Hoh Man Jibby, the Jimmy Fun team. I heard somebody say, but a juggular here. Jeez, I love it. God, I love Chris. I love the avalanche. I'm not saying anything, I just think. I'm this is a compliments. I think they are going to flip the switch, they are going to turn it on. Chris is getting on the locker. I'm say, Hey, guys, it's that time. It's March. What are we doing? March? We went championships. Let's go. And he's going to be he's still your tale about loses his spartans last year in that first round. I don't think this spartans teams the same as last year's. I mean ty Franchie was in him in the middle of the season. Good for Franchie that he's playing for Lemanon Valley. I believe it is. Yep, because and he's been doing really well. and Drew Adams was a blue boy, blue all star, Hatchtag Blue Boys. Thank you, Justins for Tiri for coin that nickname many times ago. But Adams, a BERFACCI versus the all the snipers, the hot cheese has the Carlson saw those guys? Yeah, I don't think so. I think it's albs Tie Francie actually was named to the all rookie team in the UCHC and it was only there for half a year. So we're going to do a story and all those winners, though, in a little bit. The final series we have to break down before we get to fantasy and a lauren wants us to rush. The fantasy is the wolves and lumberjacks rematch and other in just to me, this one simply came down to that too game regular season series, when the wolves swept the lumberjacks and clinched home ice basically for this, and I think that is the difference. Being home in Laconia puts them over the top of Vermont. Well, this is when I'll do a little shame most plug for myself. I recently talked to Tyler Henry and in the valley. Both head off the buffalo state next season and they mentioned as like part of something they're going to be kind of remembering and like taking away from this like experience here is there. They kind of got a little bit of fuel they've had. They've had the wolves number after last season. They're telling me about it and I got to see them play once up in the Conia and obviously wolves definitely took home ice advantage to like their favor and they really kind of took it to the lumberjacks. But I think the lumberjacks are gonna give him a bit of a run for their money. I think this is another one where it's not going to be a clean tweet. I think the I think the wolves are going to push the lumberjacks, especially the being at home. But I think with people, with a guy like Lenny Perno and Net and the guys back in him up and you got Tyler Henry, you got it in the valley, you got Brandon Clark, you've got Lewis Joseph going on like. You've got some big names on that team. I think they're gonna be able to take this, but I think they're going to take in three. I think the wolves aren't just gonna let them have it, specially at their home rink. I think they're really going to kind of give them a run for their money. And they've got guys like command, they've got griggy evs, they've got like all kinds of solid guys on their team. So I think they're definitely going to give him a bit of a hard time. Left side of my scream. Jeff, Anthony, Jeff was really Jeff's recie basic. No, you need to finish because you have to apologize whoever you pick against. Yeah, that's true. All Right, I'm not going to apologize. I was saying, do we let Anthony Go? So my looks, my face is going to be on a dartboard in the locker room in Laconia. Okay, I'm bring...

...let's go. I'm going lumberjackson three. It's going to be a hard fought series. Yeah, I think this could be another series where we're going to be seeing quite a few overtime games. But when push comes to shelve, there's just a gut feeling that says Lenny pernos going to be a goaltender that's going to go off in the postseason and I think he's going to be a different steaker. Yeah, I mean, look, the wolves are super talented team and we talked about Grigory Yves Decklin House. Can't forget about him. Kevin John in one believing scores for the wolves. But the the lumberjacks have their own players to. You talked about Penryn in La Valley, Lauren, where? And they can go toeto tell by. I just think Parno's going to steal the series and I think for Moss going to win it in three, day and last but certainly not least, essay, my sorries and complies and I think I had I'm sorry, you know, I did not write any of these downs. We were spit by these are I had lumies and three yes rember, correctly. So this is another interesting right, another interesting one, as we continue to speak proper English on the show. Wolves won every game at Meryl Fay Arena in this matchup. Every game in this three game series is at Meryl Fay Avrena. So for the lumberjacks to win the series they have to change the narrative and we've been told that Meryl Fay is one of the hardest buildings to play in. So, with that being said, like you guys just brought up, actually one day we did to mention was new pronunciation to Victor Daniel. As I say that right, Lauren. That's we did. You Daniel. I love Daniel. We've been calling them to know all year, but it's Daniel. He's French, like as man Luis Joseph Garen. On this I think a LJ that pronunciation. Appreciate you for that one, but I just yeah, I think that Gary Gil's lumberjacks have been one of the better teams in the second half. So have the wolves. Like Aunty said, it's not going to be an easy series. It's going to be a hard fought three game set, but I just I like the lumber Jack's high octeen fast offense with the combination of Lenny Perno to help the lumberjacks come on top of that. In three there's a chance that I either get five points on my own or all three of you get five points. You farther down. Oh God, we're gonna get to that. We're gonna get to that. But bull that's racket. You. You get five points if you pick a round correctly, two points to pick it, if you pick the number of games correctly, and then two points for the play and game. So we haven't covered what happens if you picked up bracket entirely correctly, because the odds of you actually doing that are not really high, slim to none. But Kyle tried last year if someone does, if someone is perfect after the first rat perfect winners and number of games hatrick points, we will set a number that we're getting their draft. Don't worry with that. We're going to fantasy. Now it's time for the e crew fantasy challenge and the ecrew phantasy challenges presented by bio steel. Be Sports drink of the ECHO. Use the Promo Code e show. That's Bs how for twenty five percent off when you check out at file steelcom. I just want to start the segment by saying thank you, Colin Bella. You have been a blessing on my team all season and we also are figuring out will be. Lauren did some of word show stuff last night. I think this was a strategy of Lawrence. I think she finished in last the week before so that she could pick call dolla. Yeah, exactly. I think that's what happened. Yes, I got hot at the wrong time. I was trying to make up all that ground, which I did, but looking back and seeing my three fourth the playoffs last year, which were Egan Spit, Dante Terremanti and Zack Simon, I'm like, okay, makes sense why I won. Las Don't, but we're all this samement is also sponsored by random dot org this week, because that's why helped us pick our order for how we're going to pick our picks. Know, as they knew, I'm about last, but we're going to announce them in the order of which we finished the regular season, from fourth, not last. Fourth to first, because I am in fourth place. To the pass for our final week and a half stretch, with February twenty four through seventh part seven. Tyler ebling got me three assists, two of which were on the power play here and showing two goals, five assists, three power play points, and ASTRYANDIC win. I thought that was excellent. Twenty one points, Nathan Miller, three wins, including a bonus shut out over a top five team, a go on and assist for Jack Lee, and Nathan Guinness with a goal and two assists. And despite putting up seventy four points in that last week, I'm still in fourth place. So the tough part about picking players for just the first round in the ehl as you just don't know how many games these series are going to...

...go. So it's the fun part, stressful part. By team is, Adam Belive, a little flyers, Karen Shong of the rough riders, Nack go over the wizards and Michael Trierssoni of the avalanche. So I'm going with that. Next in order of how we finished, a solid twenty two points ahead of me, No, twenty four points ahead of me was anthony, who had a stellar final week and a half. That included three goals from Dallas, the motto, eight assists, three power play points in two shorthanded points. Ryan Bro also got him a goal, six assists for on the power play and one handed to games. Team Man. Yes, two games won for Trey Miller, three goals to assist, to power play points for Damon Du Lac and a power play assist for Trent King. Anthony put up eighty five point four points and the following to separate himself from me for fourth place. And he's in the seven under club. Anpathy what? Let's go on, Bethy. Who Do you have in the first round? Okay, from the rough riders I got Colum Bella, my forward position, fifteen goals last seven games, Jimmy Metler on defense, Nathan Miller for the Boston junior ranges. Going for that wins record. Gotta go with him, and then Charles Lavoi. Hey, I said that Apple Court is going to go for the upset. Got To pick one of their players and I think it's going to be Lavoi. That shifts us to Jeff, who is in second place, and that one point will get to you, Lauren. At one point he was might behind Lauren single digit points. Because JE I mean Jeff, in the final week and a half, Lavoy with four goals, three assists, one of the power play, a goal for Tim Duffy, a win for Jeremy Conner, two goals for assists to power play. Points from Nick Webber, who, I just got the text jest, committed to Post University and I grant stick a power play assist for Jackson Ducatt. Overall forty seven point eight. Jeff, what picks do you have for the first round? First Round Colin Colton, can't go, Colum Bella, as we go with the other column Colinans, the other Colin Calinan from New York Apricorp, D Ryan Bro because he was good stinky for Anthony in that last week. So I'm going to take his good stinky to my d Joseph Henson, and that because he's been great for Y'all season from the photo, if you will fires. I'M gonna GO UP North from my utility Matt Carlson. They broke down fixing Carlson. It's a lot of points. Let's go, Maddie. Okay, so big side for the commission. Gods, that's wrong deal, because now we get to Lauren's picks and whites, the pen her. Let's go. Youll gets excited over hatrick points, but I have the most hat tricks this season. Thank you, Callum Ella. Again. I had two hat tricks all years. She had two. Actress last week. Yep, put me up for total. I'm not going to announce colling Bella's point totals a yet because I want to start with Tom Jericho, who got goal forces to power play thirteen. Stefan Koulhaa Guy, you six point, two points by not winning a game. Colin Callin, and got you six assists too in the power by fourteen more. Philip PARCO, with two goals and assists and one power play point for nine right then. Alone those four players, it's a pretty productive week for February twenty four to March seventh. When Lauren picked Colin Bella, he gave her eleven goals for assists by power play points, shortanded points, a game winning goal and two hat tricks for fifty three total points. Cheating Chee Code, Colin Bella, Chee Code. I could have won with just with just Colonella, yes, leg it absolutely like what. I picked him once and he got me an assists and they all had the opposite of packed the Lauren's players that they're like all are on Larsi this week. We're going to be good. All right, Neil Stock gonna go on my team. They're like, all right, great, we're going to get your tone points, and neils like, all right, next week, I'm taking them, taking them, he takes them scared. I don't know. Something well you doing. I'm willing to beat that. You can't put up ninety five points this week. But who do you have in the first round? Got A couple fun faces. I'm picking Mr Jordan Camilla. He's been a heavy hitter for the little flyers. He's fun guy to watch out there on the ice. Defense. I'm picking one of my red all stars. Haven't taken him in a little while, Mr Julius Comande. He was absolute character have on that team. So Fun to get to know him and he's such a good player to watch this season. And goal on. Taking one of Anthie's boys, I'm picking Mr Jeremy Conner for the sevens. Hopefully I can have some better goalie luck. I love goalies, but they just haven't seemed to want to love me back this season all that much. So they've been going to they've been my cryptnight a little bit, so hopefully I can turn it around in playoffs. And then for my utility pick. Love this kid. I gotta go with Billy Hartnett from the Belle junior wears, captain for them. He's big body. He was so fun also have on my...

Allstar team and he's just such a good guy and I'm so excited to see how he fares in the playoffs because it's anything like he does in the regular season, he's just going to be gross. Overall points. I won this last year, but I have six hundred and seventy eight point eight this year, which again is good enough for fourth place. Anthony, Lauren and Jeff are all in the seven hundred club. Started with Anthony as seven hundred and two point eight, Jap at seven hundred and fourteen point six and Lauren at seven hundred and sixty eight point four. and to back up the statement that she sees has said she has seven fewer wins in net than the next closest person. She had sixteen, Anthony had twenty three, chap at twenty four, I had thirty one. So if fats are in another five wins maybe from her goalies, and his twenty more points. That's just shows you what we've been dealing with all season, with fantasy but goldeny woods championships, with the act. I struggle. I struggle with goalies, but all the rest of my guys have been picking up the pieces and I think honestly, once we hit the once we got the pe kids in here, just took off all. She has eighty eight goals. That's the difference right. I only scored thirty nine. So with that, let's get to what to watch for. Before we wrap things up, here's what to watch for. It this week in the east show what to watch force presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action through the two thousand and twenty one, two thousand and twenty two season. What to watch for is my fantasy team not scoring, even though I have good players, but I'll regardless. They were ship more ZA playoffs. There is one EH L P game to watch for this week. Of course we're dropping this podcast on Tuesday, March eighth, the day that are playing. Game is scheduled between the warriors and the Seahawks, but on the ninth, tomorrow, Rangers versus railers. Huge implications for the regular season title because remember, when he gets to the second round and the Eh LP, the the top loser, if you will, the three teams that lose their division finals automatically goes to the frozen files with the at large bit. So if you were the regular season champion and you win your first round series, no matter what happens in the second round, you go on to the file. So a huge game between the railers and Rangers, and then we'll wrap up all the ehl stuff by each of us giving one series their most excited the belt and for me it's in the stateroum currently and Hampshire most excited about the wolves and lumber checks. WHO's next? I definitely I would say I'm excited for the railers. I think that's going to be fun plus I'll be in town to catch Friday's game, I believe, so I'm excited to get to see that in person. Have kind of see them a few times this season and haven't seen the appricorn while since like showcases basically, so be cool to kind of see them again, but I'm definitely excited to watch that one of them pun for my blue train boys, Jeff Anthony. Yeah, well, because I was going to bring up that series to I mean, they're going to look like the biggest genius or the biggest jerks off this offset, but at the very least I will sit to my guns at this should be an exciting series, regardless of who wins. And, of course, me being the sevens homer, shout out to the New England wolves. I'm just looking forward to calling games with between the protect junior ducks in the New Jersey's. Gonna say, I thought you were saying love these wolves there. Yeah, how about I go red train wizards? Yeah, why, I take your expect right. Look, I want to see is what is this? It? This is are the wall pule express going to finally crack in the good way and move north? I think me able to knock off the wizards who you talked about, Neil. We've talked about him many, many, many times around this time of year in years passed together. And do they still have any magic lift in their wizardry? Let's see, or is the train just going to go right through all the magic and say enough of that magic, I'm just going to cloud through full steam ahead, really cold the engine? I don't know. That's gonna be an interesting I don't know. That was that was kind of hard to pick. They all were hard to pick. But and now that you've all finished listening to this podcast, go watch our award show announcing all the end of the season the war winners in the Ahl and then buckle up for the play and game and the entire first round of the EHL playoffs. Next week will preview the first round of the EH LP playoffs and updates you and where we're at with the EHL for the second round. So enjoy the first round of the AHL. The playoffs are back, guys, and the talk to actually. Thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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