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2020-21 Season Preview | Episode 37

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The #Ecrew is back with our Season Preview for the 2020-21 campaign. The 8th season of the EHL is set to kick-off this Friday, and while we will be faced with many challenges this upcoming year, the EHL is determined to complete a full regular season and postseason schedule. Episode #37 breaks down the different state-by-state restrictions in the #Eshow, and includes our first set of picks for the 2020-21 #Ecrew Fantasy Challenge.

Welcome to the e show with Neil Ravin. With over onezero NCAA commitments, the ehl is the proven path to college. Turn it up and learn more about the college placement leader at the division two and three levels. Welcome to the east show, presented by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto, we take care of our own as they help out all of those in the hockey munity who experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. Once again, my name is Neil Ravenous, episode number thirty seven and back with me for the first time in the fall. I guess we could say welcome back the e crew. Are We? You and I deal it is that good? This feelocky is back right, Oh man, it feels it feels so good. What's funny, Jeff, is you and I will be at opening day and Brittany won't. Okay, where you gonna be here? Are you still employed by the avalanche? I thought you know I'm not, because I have the full time job. I need to attend so I'm not poor. So for your teaching kindergarten now, right. Do you want to tell you're yeah, just learning. So if you guys wanna learn how to remote either in kindergarten, just like let me know what are you having hands on? I had you in the middle of this summer, right, it was? It was not. Was it was it before or after Denver? I'm pretty sure it was before. Yeah, I think we did a mid sweet we wrapped up last season, we did a midsummer review and now we have a season preview. So it was right before to actually, I remembered you because you had a lot of anxiety before getting on the plane. Oh yeah, it's rue true. I mean, while I was like dude, he has I was like, Dude, just put the hand sanitars on, wipe a seat down and shut it. Wow, that what all you need to do mask up the end. You know, Brett, there's a lot of compassion in Brittany's bodies. She's just like all about it right, sucking up buttercup. That's her phrasing. It was just it was really it was more about the like like you're in this object that's sealed shut and there's this air that doesn't exit the object. So it's all just circulating around and can we live? He's here. We lived okay. So that's that's that's our we that's how it's. That's all. That's I still haven't flown yet during this so I don't know. I don't know. I know a lot of people have that have had the same anxiety that you had me about full. I phone twice. How is your experience? Brit A, B Great, great mal sanitized up. You need to go right. It was southwest to Denver and so us. Yes, that's it. Yeah, in Salt Yeah, because on my inste there was a picture. It was incredibly clean. And that's a little bit of applause of two for Colin Tracy's Dad, who works for southwest. So does Mike. Yes, Mike Tracy, you wanted us to do like a league wide type of sponsorship and I was like, well, now that North Carolina's out, Mike, like no one really flies anywhere, but it's all bus rides, like a bus. I mean I think Brit one day one of your said like maybe we could just fly to Philly instead of Oh my gosh, no, no, no, no, I still stick by that. If you were, if we are going south of the George of Washington Bridge, please just get me on the plane. Just getting out a plane. That's it. The plane goes up, Jeff, and by the time it hits that peak it just goes right back down. Yeah, it's a quick he's completely fine, fine, but like to clearly thirty five minutes. You know, it's exciting to be back on because it means the season is going to start. You know, we're two days away recording this Wednes to night, dropping it on Thursday, dropping it for the first time with our new partnership, this will come out through the junior hockey podcast first and then through our podcast, on so on, two totally different feeds, and the obviously the big hope behind that for us is that we're able to hit an audience that stretches over the entire country. Obviously our current audience comes more from Our Name Eastern so junior hockey podcast stretches the whole country, but I'm sure you guys saw I got to go on their podcast recently. It was one of those interviews that like, before I knew it we were already at like an hour in and I was like wow, I guess I can talk a lot, but it commits for nothing. You listen to some of it, listen again. You got? I don't know. No, I just don't think it's kindergarten appropriate. Oh, I got you right. All right, so I just did the best I could. So can you get guess the one line that stirred the pot a little bit for me? I don't know. Doesn't that guy work in the NA three? No, no, I'm saying this has...

...nothing to do with the nathree. Oh, but at one point we were talking about where we've left off last year and I said something the effect of, you know, if Chris had made if the avalanche had won their series, I probably wouldn't bet against that guy in providence because he's already been there and won it twice. So I give you here that part. I made it to that part. Yeah, there were a few people that were like, Oh, yeah, what if we had made it either? We wouldn't have beat Chris, let's say. Did you I could. I could get if you give me two guesses of two coaches. That probably text your right away. Was it? Coach thinks so coach to Caprio act like one would be a low hashtag kneel from the north, Mel from the north. Oh my God, that was better than the one about when I went on a little bit of a TMD team Maryland, like being remember, and I called me. WAS IT TMD for life? I think I think that's the hasty for I think it was tmd to number for lyfe oh. Then we had cory done that, you know, used to call you uncle Neil. So that was yeah, it was fun. So like and that was cory goppen lumberjacks this year. Now he aged out, he edged up. We're just saying before before we got on to the that's there's going to be a lot of new faces. I know will will probably not get to every team and dissect everybody's roster, but it's going to be very interesting this year to see all the different turnover. Neil Brittany. As far as all these teams, last year there was a lot of teams that had a lot of guys that were able to come back and you know, the avalanche and the Rangers both had a lot of veteran guys and a lot of them of you know, it's the way the process goes. You guys have done a great job of helping these kids move on and move into the collegiate ranks. So a lot of them playing in the DTWO and d three land and then it just seems like this year it's a totally new leak. There's just a plethora of new guys on every roster and we talked about I talked about that with Josh Grasco from the PODCAST, like who to be film most bad form. We had to cancel. It's like that avalanche lumberjacks series last year that didn't happen. That would have featured thirty five age outs like like it was. Those two teams were that old last year. Like that was. They had that many vetteran guys. So what's funny is like a few other commits each were two thousands and those kids can come back, at least if they want to start the year. So imagine being like in college with one of your junior teammates from last year. He can go play juniors but you can't, and you don't know when you're going to play, but he can go play Tenerally, I guess Friday right, like it's just it's crazy to wrap your head around that, right. Yeah, I mean that was that was the nice thing about last year too is, you know, being able to see the Logan to scanyos and all those different type of guys. We've seen them for last few years and it's actually a broadcast stream for us right now. You know, as far as you look at something, his roster like Oh yeah, this s canny. Oh, donty, Barry, a lot of these kids like Yep, know those know that name, know that number. Boom, boom. Now this year were ready for you, ready for Friday? You ready for Friday to be a lot of large troupe? Oh this kid. Yeah, thank God we have Nice Line tripes in our league. Thank you. Shout out Mike Monty for those, because we'reducing those again this year. Honestly, there's a system that's sustain that we have. The thing for me, I just haven't had a second. It's one of those like I'm patting myself in the back. I've been so busy, but like this stay, just been married new you know that's a big that's a big thing. I don't know. Look at that ring. I sounded earlier. WHOA mead is weirdest stay in the world. But you you go through you're not running sewelry guy, know you go through it. Want to know. Plus years of your life and you're like, I've never had a thing on my finger my entire life. Now this thing doesn't come off. The day of like we're outside. So like it got like a little bit hot and I was like, Nicky, this is a this is a little type coming. She's she's like, yeah, I know. She's like you're just sweating and it's the anxiety and I don't your your fingers like a chick a chicken sausage right now. It'll swall down, like thank you for referring to my hand sausage. But yeah, so got married. Like we've had a thousand scheduling changes, which I think is a good we should go into the ore around the east show and I could break down what's going on in each of the different states. Right now it's time for this week segment of around the e show, and guys, around the show is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out at tjh podcastcom. So let's start breaking this down, because I did it a little bit on the podcast at one point this summer. Like I would like try and like go to bed and like I could never stop thinking about the nine different states in our league. So let's work down the footprint. You can. You can chime in where you want to. Right now,...

...the state of Maine, one team in our league, can of host games with contact, but they can't host or welcome in teams from Massachusetts or Rhode Island, where island. We don't have any teams, obviously of Massachusetts. They would have to either have a negative covid test or quarantine for fourteen days. Funny thing about mass that's six of our organization. So that's a third of the EHL. It's a tough had. So it's very tough. So that's that's me. Then you go to New Hampshire, which is like it didn't hit me for a while, but like we're up to three teams in New Hampshire now, like m kind of crazy. Oh we have sea coast, the wolves in the avalanche, two of which you know. The avalanche feel like they've been in the league forever, right, but they really this is only their fourth year. It can be really used to have. Well, obviously, going back to the years, like back when you first began, we have the cyclones, the monarchs and the alms weren't around, and the wolves. So okay. So, yeah, we've always only real right, but it's like it's like a new three. Now you're right. Yeah, and like what I tell everyone, I going to talk about New Hampshire. Is New Hampshire is legit, love, free or die. It's actually like like you can strut into market basket. I say this because it's next to the den and I frequent the market basket there. You can strut into the grocery store with no mask, no nothing. You can just strutted, have a day and leave, like we oh my God, I hide a mountain. That the other the other day, I should say, when we were on our little mini moon. I didn't realize that there's a big term for that. Whatever. anyways, or hike in the mountain. I'm like, Vicky, there's nice single person wearing a mask except for us. Like, I understand your outdoors, but at some point you do cross like near each other in this state. Like yeah, remember, we put our masks up in Colorado. Yes, yeah, we had to. Right, so that you're around people, you're trying to be courteous. That's the rule. Right now, right, they're around. Thank God you're not your bed. Put it up and then pull it down and you're not. Yeah, makes sense. I don't do Hampshire. Is Crazy. I actually already did a few games up in New Hampshire. But rank you guys might note the Sea Coast rinked actually the runs ad Exeter. That was the beantown classic. How was that? August? It was great. Honestly, it was a lot of it was kind of strange just because, like you said before, Neil, there's a lot of guys that you know, I've played for junior hockey programs that were there. They've committed to colleges but, as we all know, all division one hockey. They didn't come out with the statement the other day saying there will be hockey for Division One. I don't know if division two and division three came out yet with the big announcements. But then each conference is going to make announcements after that as well. But it was great. So, I mean there's a lot of kids there that we've seen over the years, some of the ehl actually there was a couple of ehl prospects. The sevens had a commit there. Forget it was, and the might have been a value junior warrior too, because I think I saw coach McGrath there as well, but it was you've called a game more recently than I have. So in the covid time with on Friday jet you can do the I play out of the color. Oh I I'm so salty about this. I know't sprint. What the heck? Can we get you to take a sick day for the kids of kindergarten? Can we just give him like Abe and see and I'll be back in a few hours. Yeah, she watched a hockey TV and a baseball books. I don't even know how I can do that. We'll see. I don't know. I used to have a baseball coach growing up. Quick aside. He used to go get gas and go do like other things. We would do PP and everyone goes around like twice and then he would come back and they we don't still be there enough. It's not the best thing to do, especially now in two thousand and twenty, but hey, it means we get you with the opening day. Will get you with the opening day. Keep the it do be like that sometimes. So that's Maine and New Hampshire. ASSID shoe sits right. You're missing another north northern place. Okay, do you want to go around from and then down. Yeah, what Kame with it goes. I would have started with Vermont because Burlington Vermont is more north than wherever mate and could defer it mean Britdy just loves the LETTY ARENA. So I just love geography and I think I just got nail on that one. But like, I started with Maine because I am boom from bood. Yeah, room mate meal can't go man from me without saying I'm from it. We know Neil meal where. We know we know where where. Thank you all right, but so every new person kneels from Maine. We don't need to address it again. Okay, moving on. Can we of Justin listens to the sleep? I know it Darry early, graphics designer. For those of you that don't know, go listen to it during the lightning game. Anyways, the lumberjacks can...

...host games with contact, but you have to wear a face mask. Right now. But on top of that, if you're coming from Massachusetts, you have to be coming from a county that has a certain ratio or less of COVID cases per million. Like imagine that my head. My head like stint that look at that like too much. So massive shoe sits can host games, but you have to wear a face mask on the face off but not afterwards, which I think is weird because you have to then take your helmet off and take off the face mask. But you can't even check at all in mass right, which is I think happened. You just you can't change the game like that. You can't. Please like how you got this one. Who? How could you play one rule on one state and a different rule a different state? Right, you can't. So then you go to Connecticut and it's the same as New Hampshire. Wide Open, free game. Yeah, New York, you can't play games at all either. You can. Can you do the same in New Jersey? So PROTEC, you can't play a game in Jersey, not right now. Yeah, except seven, but they can. Right. But you can relocate games. So the ducks and the apple core had a home and home series scheduled for what was supposed to be Saturday Sunday. Now it's Monday Tuesday at Sono. So ducks and apple core are playing their games at the rough riders, but the reference are playing in those games. Right, that's good, nice, a lot of sentence. Then two states left Pennsylvania, as as of today, can host games with checking. HMM, five guys on the ice, five guys and on the bench, ten guys in the long that sounds like Denver. I was timer remember Denver. That's exactly. That's you. That's so. Tell me about dever. Did they literally do lie j just like from the locker room, like put a buzzer and the guy back. All right, guys, come on, come out, come out, like how are you going to do I've heard this, I but how are you going to do that? Who knows? Right? And then Marilyn, they can play games, but I think one of their ranks has the same county by county restrictions that Vermont has. But the guy who owns team Marilyn knows a number of other ranks, so he's going to try and play and like a few other ones that he has in that state. So well, we need to happen is a few states to just ease their restrictions just a little bit, because the biggest thing, like you just started to a lude to Jeff, is like, if we're going to play our games, we have to play them by our rules. We can't put have a game on Friday where the Rangers play at the avalanche, full checking junior hockey, and then say they played Saturday at home against whoever, and it almost looks like to antach hockey. You know what I mean? I like just at the biggest thing that we what's one of the biggest things? We always talked about player safety, like that's the number one issue I see is you're going to have kids like running full steam. Do you have sixteen to twenty year old your kids, sixteen to twenty one, sorry, count your old kids that are fast as night, strong as foxes. You can't tell them to like flying to the one and be like, Oh, they've been playing the sport their whole life. Muscle memory says they're going to hit somebody in them one and you eject them. Then they go get tested like and it's just it's not going to be a good product. You to you can't change. I mean I know that. I'll be so bored. You gonna see what they've done with soccer. They changed like mass aloud soccer, but you can't head the ball, you can't slide. Yeah, yeah, my little brother plays a soccer and he was telling me he was it was like the first year. He could check and he was like fired up that he I mean check. He could head the ball and he was fired up. He was like all excited about it, and now he can, he's he did, and I just don't get I mean I get it you want to get these kids back out there and we want every state to be able to play hockey again, but not until it's like the right type of hockey in the right product, or else is not going to be fun to watch and it's not going to be safe and it's just all together just not going to be not going to be feasible and like it's not a chief. I've John's shout up, Prinnon Johnson, like I've gotten so many emails where the League's protocols, the USBHL, came out with. There's were like where's yours? Where's the NA's? Where's the USA Shell? And it's like we can come out with stuff, but it's so it's different from state to state that there's only so many things that we could say as a league that would apply to everyone. Right, right, where a mask? Okay, that's pretty set and standard. Wash your hands when you're done in the locker room. Get Out. No hanging around. That's what they did. That's what they did up at the rings of X, at the Rings to Exeter and heals, that everybody for that showcase they got in. They wear their mask. All the players, which I will say a lot, all the players were in masks, all the fans that were sitting in there. They had fans. Everybody was wearing masks and stay in the round little areas. They had a guy come in. I don't know if I don't know if he's from. I think I recognized him. Actually, I don't know if he works with the spartans not. I was I didn't have trieder's number on me. I was going to text him, but he...

...came in with one of these like Mr type things. Oh, it definitely was. Oh my God, Imagine Brett tried are missing to him because they're like what he was like doing that to all the different emles and everything. So it was I felt safe. I mean then it's and that's just how we're gonna have to do it until, like you said, hopefully, fingers crossed, everybody keeps masking up and things get better and then a couple of months things will start to get better and you're seeing you know, like you said, the USPHL. They're doing the same thing as the HL. I can say because I work for some of those teams. They're playing everything up in New Hampshire. They're going to lean on their New Hampshire teams in the NCDC and they're going to host all the Games for the first two months, just like we're doing here. Guys are going to play in New Hampshire, Connecticut and then hopefully in two months week and, you know, Mass Philly, all those areas. Can we can play full pluck again. I've been getting like a few texts about shooting for photographers that frozen finals or like guys that want to potentially help call it, and it's like, listen, I love our finals as much as the next guy, but not as much as Brittany. Pull like I can't talk, just like my outfits, I can't. I can't talk about the frozen finals. Wait for a why? We're trying to go headache. We're trying to so we're gonna have to literally this season is going to be multi month. You're you are a me pretty can attest you. You are a big planner and that's why you're good at your job. You like the plant things out like a year in advance, like last year's rose of les, like yeah, all right, so the dates you got text multi us like two days later likely. So next March, you know, literally teens. Okay, my calendar. It's gonna be hard for you, my friend. It's gonna be very like, because what's funny is like I shouldn't say funny, but like we we had a big board of governors call here all the days played together with for me over the summer, like sometime in August. We had it, and then I had to respect out all the teams and say these Games in September and October are good. These games either have to be moved to different locations or reschedule, and it's just like I hate having to make those changes because I you know, and my mind I feel like someone's looking at that and saying, like God, the Ehl can't keep things straight. But I know what work we're doing behind the scenes because we want to have these games. These kids are here, like very everyone's yeah, like I see everybody's practice videos. You know, I've seen as practicing the wolves. I Mrs Revn, just Vicky, you can't hear with it, with that, with that's nicky ravage. Are cheessing on facebook too. I loved it. Yeah, so what's funny is, like I had so many people say to me, why would you get married September twelve and then start the season September eighteen? Well, in a normal year like we would, I wouldn't had all this other stuff going on, trying to figure out schedules and stuff like that. But it's worked out fine. I was like, your wedding for your first of two, because you're doing a bigger one next year when, fingers cross, everything will be back to normal. We can all hang out and a drinks and not were masks and it'll be a fun time. Yeah, we're not going to go through the guest list and what Ehl meant like personnel are coming. They'll be, they'll be. There are going to be some that are definitely better, because I'll be a fun episode, though. Yes, I think. I think we're at twelve or thirteen couples now, like concluding YouTube. So I was gonna say, well, would say that's that's a good like thirty plus people from the League. So Nice. That's awesome. Wow, all, God, this is gonna be I can't wait. I wish I'm the best on that day. You know who cares. What reminded me and my girlfriend the other day of your wedding, by the way. It was very sadmucrosin. Both woke up. We're like, oh, we both got the notification. was like, Neil Vicki's running. Really, no, not today. That's that's the dope. That's the one that we're not going to and Jews. We're happy that we still got to have like a small ceremony with her family and stuff. And No, it was good. It was so looked awesome. It was. It was perfect, you know, for the occasion and got away for a few nights. Open up my email. saw like fifteen messages each stay about this and that, and then whatever we're playing. We're playing catch up now and we're good. Que Neal's adjure and three, two one. You saw those emails. I'm sure you were like, as I vickey, I maybe up until midnight or zero am one night. You could just wake up and do it like kind of whatever. She's been around for a long time. She knows the drill. Blen well, I think I told you what she what she caused the right you seen fever pitch? Right? Oh, yeah, yeah, well, winter guy is about to activate. It's what she said. That's perfect. I'm like, well, it's hockey season, so I hey, when I don't get the reference, Brecon, watch beaver pitch. It's Jimmy Fallon, isn't it? Yeah,...

...yeah, it's pretty downed for Barry Moore. Yeah, before we became a huge. He's a huge red sox fan, season tickets and it's back in o four when they reverse the curse and she refers to him as summer guy and winter guy, because summer guys in a great mood, the red socks are playing like everything's always perfect. And No, no, summer got was. Summer guys more into baseball, is what it was. Right, I do I can. And Winter, winter guys more into her is what it was. Someone. It's basically the comparison. And Hey, I said the Vicky I go. Really, if you look at Neil Raven and two thousand and twenty, winter guy was really is really into hockey. Summer Guy was really in the golf this year. M I've played sixty rounds. Oh my God, it wasn't good. I played golf. I think I played two rounds of golf this whole summer. I'm actually going Saturday with some friends, though. You know, maybe we can sneak one more time. That's just like a good month or so. We gotta Jeff. The best was when I came out with a new driver. Right, Oh my God, I literally would like to jump off my room right now. I can see you coming out like, Oh yeah, oh my God, like a kid on Christmas morning, like here it comes and she's like thanks, Uncle Covid, for screwing that up. I couldn't go to New Hampshire and play with you because I'm from out states. Yes, right, whoo. How much was that drift over you? The driver's value was five hundred dollars. But good, but I had a few discounts in some like prize money, so I got it for two hundred. There we go. That's a good deal. That's a great deal for driver. WHO. Yeah, yeah, we keep talking about deals. For the hockey players at home, poser hockey, I was a rocky new partner this year, you say, and a team at Bob Yep use code ehl. Two Thousand and twenty four discounts off hockey tape and laces and all those accessories that you love Ice Nice. So it that was been I think that's helped me a lot to those on the summer. We like in years past I've had more trouble finding like partners for the week. I've got to announce a lot of partners. To sumhow I didn't didn't hit me until I announced three and three days theatur day. But, like you know, obviously hockey TV has been with us the entire time. Penalty box foundation is the new sponsor for this podcast, instead dangle sauce for TOUC cheese. Next level the junior hockey podcast, Vaughan and Verbara, like like there's a lot of fleet junior profiles. Yeah, there's a lot of companies that reached out, like pandemic or not, like, I don't know. I'm not trying to like pump our own tires, but we're going our eight season, like people are starting to like notice who we are now. Is What it feels like. And like for US US three, this is episode thirty seven, like how did we get the thirty seven? Well, we missed over. You did a bunch of Solos. Really Mad to think I did eighteen. So I did about twenty so I did all eighteen team of the features in a couple special interviews, like the Verbeiro one. You should listen to that one. Jeff. You like that because that was Andy Sutton who owns Ribeiro. Oh Yeah, yeah, shall wait in the islanders for long. He was on the oulders when out of hofshre crazy stories. He had fourteen surgeries. He's had fourteen surgeries and have had one like what's I would have no idea what it's like to get cut open, to wake up and like Oh, that looks different, and what episode was that? I will definitely he was a he was a big bastard. He was a he's six foot six. Oh Wow, I'm sitting in my hotel chair. Who in the interview is like, yeah, I have to stand. I'm in the garage. It's the only place where I could have my desk. I was like, Oh my God, do you think some that's like some Keith premo type? Yes, yeah, like Keith size. He is. He's the I remember when he was in the islanders because I went to hotsher at that time when Amy Suth was on those horrible ending. I understand then he went on a thrashers and land up. Freddy rest in peasily rusty wire he did. He reference pready on the PODCAST, because go, thrash go. Freddy no longer the coach of the wizards. It's not corey for lady. Can't blame Freddie, though, for the movie that he made. Could go into rivers. And he's now the assistant eighty and the hockey coach. And when you work at a prep school, your kids can go to prep school for free, like it's a desist comple had of me. Great. Oh yeah, Freddy never appeared on the PODCASTS. That doesn't what's the better? We need to get on this year, though. We can still work him in, right, if you guys get pretty of a podcast, I'll then my each a hundred black speak. Is that that odds to that happened Ford. He's not down on this thing. I think we could. Cory did, come on now, right, that's not truck. We could get freddy to come on and and survey, you know, give us a little overlook of his old team, look at his old friend and coach. What do you think about the wizard's bread? Yeah, well, off of that.

Since this is the around the east show segment, I sent you our preseason power rankings. Oh, thoughts, questions, concerns, concerns, thoughts. Well, I gotta like Eighty Sevens, or what do you want to say them? An order or Brittany do the honors? There we go. At number one, we have the Boston engineer rangers and rich decaprio, to I'll say, the correct name. That the name I used. The New Jersey seven is I would say the sevens just cut out everything else besides the seven. A pleasure of reas. Three, the New Hampshire Avalanche for the Vermontin arm rejects. And Five, Walpole X Bress. Any kind of someone played a lot of golf with Cody Campbell over the summers. Right, all right, so cody Brag Neal to put him in the power rankings. Well, no, Wal Cody, the heat seeking missile. At the end of last year they were pretty were onto a power. Yeah, watch you codes here, Dude. codsters going to be I think this is pretty good. That's a pretty good one. I don't think he. I don't think he bribed his way in by any now he did it. I was only a joke and cody, yes, but it's will give me a left talk when I see you the preseason power against. It's like I kind of had to go off based off the last year and would help if we had finished last year, but that's where I think guys were when we did finish right the right we're still the favorite. Eight sevens were also the one seed. Avalanche to lumberjacks were three. Walpole was actually down at five, but it's I think I'm going with this to start. Obviously we have a rangers avalanche matchup right out of the gates, so we're starting hot. Avalanche could flip things up just like that. But Jeff, you want to give us the EHL P power rankings as well? Yes, sir. Number One. Look at that. Another familiar team, the Boston junior rangers. Three, four, six and two last year. And something you're going to notice when we see when we drop the puck Friday, a lot of the HLP kids from last year on this EHL team. And Rich said that that's the that's a beautiful thing about I love seeing that, seeing the development of kids going from P to the e and then on to college. So Jubb all done there. So the junior agers. Number One. Number two, another familiar name. We just heard about the New Jersey Seven S, or the sevens is pretty sclmed thirty two, six and three last year. Then we have number three to Philadelphia, a little flyers. So that's not news to me. So we lost the HL little flyers. Correct, that's that's the junior, junior flyers. No more confusing two flyers teams. There you go, Jeff Right, come on, come on. You thought we still had jerry. That would be iconic. I know, I know. He lost two. Unfortunately, Jerry's world has exited the chat. Oh well, Ale, number four, New Hampshire, avelege before. I mentioned that Alo wants me to create an Ehl Hall of fame now and the first inductee would be ches. Absolutely, I think everyone agree with that. I'm just see Jerry this year. Absolutely, and like that is have the new teams. But yeah, this is a revolution in the junior flyers. Those are two teams that we evolved. I mean I've called all their games last year, since like the year before you came about it. Think I started two thousand and thirteen. You came into the League in fourteen. New Is that right? Two Thousand and fourteen? Fifteen Lee started in thirteen. I came in the thirty year. Sorry. So I started in thirteen. Well, thirteen, we started in thirteen, the thirteen, fourteen. I came in fifteen. Let's count. Here we go, keep going, Brittany, fifteen, sixteen, kindergarten, meth twenty. This is my sixth year. Who? This is my force me in the avalanche of the same birth day. I still remember. So I don't know if teams have birth dates, but we do know. I'm also did a purple hair your first couple days in the HL. Say, everybody listening? Listen Up. No, no, no, no, remember that. Listen, listen. Ever, meeting you and Walpole, Jeff, I should have been a round. Should have been a red flag for me, like I should have been an immediate red flag. She's got purple hair. Okay, people, my hair Ridge water state student at the time. No, I'm looking at a purple flower in my sock room right now. My hair was black with a purple hue to it. My hair was not electric purple like here we go, Barney, but you sure right. I forgot I was wearing. My hair didn't look like this. It was black woods, a little bit of her, but let's not get it here. Here we go Barney, Barney, Barney, Britt, Barney, Britt, Jeff. It's an amazing it's amazing to on this podcast. It's and I love...

...it, though we're gonna give her every hair color. While working in this league, every a little bit of you gotta have a little bit of entertainment. Pretty brings it for us. She keeps us on bond. Britain supreme. He's the youngest of US three. Meanwhile, Email Jeff. Right before the wedding. Vicky's looking at my head and she pulls out a hair she goes, that's that's great. Neil, you old man. Are you just heard? Thirty this year? I turned thirty in February. Yeah, I'M gonna turned thirty one in like ten days. So I'm just turning like nineteen and two months. And Brit's gonna be Britce. When your birthday breath, there's no, there's no good. All right, okays for her this year, I don't know. No birthday showcase for me on it. That was tough because, like you just if we can't play games in mass right now, how can we even envision it to show showcase? So right we have the two big showcases in December, in January. December, Newington, January exits are the new Ehl all star classic, but that's end November. So that's still that's still like a showcase. Okay, so we will be secreated by boyds. Right, we're going to celebrate my nineteen, because you know, that's all what I'm turning. Obviously my right trundred and twenty five. I. No, No, I don't know. I don't know who that no, No, past twenty, because it twenty five or twenty six. It's for real. That really am not. I'm not twenty five yet. Like I know him, an artifact and all, but like, let's Wan cree age me like two months bye. But you're turning. Your turning twenty five. I'm training. I'm twousand nineteen. Well, I'm just trying to confirm the health insurance thing. So you're twenty five or twenty six. Good. Right now I'm twenty four. Okay, she's going through each other here. Okay, thanks, Nina, but you can't run a car. So next time we go to Denver it's on you. Yeah, I'm good. Thank you. That Britt is gonna drive cross country and her a little bit. I can barely drive like my Chevy Cruise, let alone anything else. So another that's a another editating topic. Will keep all seasons along Brittany's car, the Chevy cruise that we had to jump or try to jump last year. Then, and with all that talk about Brittany's Chevy Cruise, let's transition into what to watch for before we wrap things up. Here's what to watch for this week in the east show. And we're continuing with our fantasy from last year. So it's time for the e crew fantasy challenge, brought to you by BERTUCCI's brick oven pizza and pasta, your home for authentic Italian dishes, catering and group dining. Check out their party pizzas and specials at Bertucciescom. And before we start the fantasy, one big addition to this year's fantasy, as we're no longer just a three horse race. There's now four of us, a big enough that I got to make earlier this week. With our partnership through hockey night in Boston, the League now has its first ever beat writer. So let's welcome on the e show for the first time Cole Mc Kinda. Welcome to the east show, Kyle thanks, guys. Thanks for having me on and really looking forward to this opportunity and, more importantly, I'm just excited to be back and and part of the League. And I got to say, you know, as a guy who spent a lot of time that the race trap this summer, and do appreciate the horse reference to well, let's what's what's great is like it actually was more of like a appetizer, first taste at fantasy for us last year, right because we started doing a podcast and then we like didn't really do fantasy in the beginning and then we just jumped right in and not a shot at you, Brittany, but here we go, we're are. It became a little bit of a two horse race. There was one really good week in there for you. You're right, I think that was my all avalanche seam just could be mistake. We may have padded a few stats during that time as well, but it's a bay. We really did it. We can literally did not nope. New New cheaters and I still be both of you think. Yes, Jeff Yep, had things work out perfectly down the stretch with Tobias Falcon Stat probably here's Falcon fantasy MVP on the way to winning the first season of the fantasy and so now we bring in Kyle and there's four of us this year. So just to recap for the home not, no, no, I'm not talking about the point anymore. We've we are, we are turning on this done for everyone has zero. We're joining the paper through the New Year. So to recap, how this works is, Oh, you go based off of where you finished the previous week, not where you're at in the standing. So we're saying where you finish the previous year. So Brittany will pick first, then Kyle, then myself, then Jeff. After the first week, you God, then go, you know, one week at a time. What's tough for US start the year is I wanted to give us all a chance to pick from every team and give every chance to play...

...a game. With that being the case, we got to go from September eighteen September thirty. So it's kind of like two weeks, if you will, but that's the beginning of fantasy. With other sports, Neil, that's yeah, baseball in heart, you kind of take the beginning of the seasons a little light. It's all good and our goal is three points assists two points, power play point is a point shortanded two points, gaming and goal a point. And then the goalies. Four points for a win, a point for a goal against, where every save you get point, two points and I shut out two full points. The key which helped jeff definitely down the stretch with a bonus points where we already mentioned our preseason power rankings. There what you do against a top five team earned you bonus points. So if you score that game winning goal, I gets top five team. That's to a goalie victory against top five team that's one and then a shutout against a top five team is three. So all things to keep in mind when you're picking your players. And let's transition the Brittany's pix because obviously, I guess said we're going from September eighteen to September thirty with these picks. It's a lot of time and a lot of players who we really just don't even know. I know, okay, I with my forward, every just going into it like don't go right into it, okay. With my Ford, I almost was like a little risky and picked one of the adskins that I saw battle of Boston that I liked but that. I was like, wait, I've never seen you playing ehl game. This is different the battle of Boston. Let's just not. Let's just not. We'll save it. So instead I picked member of the ehl All Star Team, Tim the board from Roll Sevens. Next up. I couldn't just I could it not. Sorry. Then that my defenseman, Kyle. I said I was sorry, but like, I don't know if I'm sorry anymore. But it's fine and sorry, I handle the time management life playing the clock. Did I did? I take a while. You did better than Brittany did a very appropriate job. I did a sorry, I mean being a rookie. I don't know. You know, I think I'm like a rookie. I don't need any better. You did by listen, fans, I took so long because I was in the middle of a soul cycle class. So I told really need to chill like anyways, going back to my care take big Christian Hall big what he did? Play for the REB last year. I Ip the REB. I was a big Rev Gal. So I'm a little upset. So how to take him? He's now in the avalanche, for anyone who is unaware. And then at the goalie position, I took the goat of Cape Cod. That's what I called text but thought that was a good would be Tristan Hadley of the seahawks. Bill. I hope you live for that one, but yeah, that's who I picked. You know, three people who I have seen in the past. I'll go risky next week, but those are my picks. Moving on. So, once he picks Tristan Hadley, the only thing I can think of it is when I kicked him last year and I had a wizards for I think I might have been like chance, Gorman and Gorman is scoring on a Hadley. I'm calling the game and I'm like fist pumping in the corner. I'm like Whoa, let's go with these and I'm just like eating. So Triston had the you. They have screwed me over last year, but buddy, not again. See, that was the fun thing. We all like logged in the box scores and we will be texting each other and I'll be like Oh, the Falcon good, forty eight saves today. Sorry, you guys just crazy to the top. Yes, wait for Christ Ella, stat chains will get more points than any really be looking my chops. Every time we logged onto a box score would all be like texting. My God, so it's so gay equal. Sorry, Bro Bretty, I hope for you that you picked first this week, but I hope the next time you don't have to pick first. We know that's the nicest thing you'll say to me in two thousand and twenty. It only took us some hine months. So, Kyle, it's your turn now for your first out pics in the ECO face. I'm going to go up Mike and down jekes where they make molasses cakes, and I'm gonna starting blue paint with Nathan Palmer. Will Call Express. He's a rookie for the AHL, but he's definitely veteran with the junior hockey experience. Definitely most impressed with his seat percentage over the years in the USA, USPHL, the WSAHL NA PHL. So think Wal Paul is coming off with another successful year. I trust that organization and got a good feeling about me some palmer between the pipes. On the Blue Line. I'm going to take a defenseman from the Connecticut rough riders. This is a returning player, Jeans Gregory. I don't know if anyone picked him the last year, but I'm confident about James Gregory. Had A hot start last year. First three games he had multipoint efforts. Impressed...

...with the fact that he had, you know, okay, a two goals. It's not wowing, but eighteen assists, seven, seven of the fifth on the power play. So when it's trust teams, Gregory on the special team's department and especially as a returning player, six foot three. Didn't get to see him play too much last year. Only had a couple showcases, but confident with him. And then I know I'm probably going to get churked hard for this one by by you three. You, though I'm still rocky at this. I had to go with some familiarity and I'm going to take bread to Patricia, former Revolution Skater who I saw for majority of the season last year. Very dynamic player. He's now with the protect ducks. He's going to be my forward and to big points to bring up with Kyle's picks, for both Patricia and for Gregory. Both of those guys are two thousands who committed but can current way this year. So you can't blame them right they what are you going to do? Sit around your college room and wait and hope that your team gets a chance or get a chance to play, and I can't blame them. They they still have the chance. Patricia's a Fishburg state commit and great reason. Manhattani commits. So they still can go there. If they wanted, you, in January or next fall or if they get the interest, they could, you know, dcommit from those schools and go somewhere else. So if I was at if I was a two thousand, I think I would probably do the same thing just so I could at least play. I would too. You don't give rusty. That's the thing. I mean. These kids have been playing hockey their whole entire lives, since they were little kids, and I mean the NHL guys just said this. When they came back from the bubble. This was the longest time that any of those guys have gone without skating in their entire lives. They don't go for five months without skating. So you need to I totally respect that and think that's a smart move by these young guys. Patrician was, like we said, one of the only guys I looked and I was like, Hey, this braiden, I remember him. Everyone else in this league's a lot of new names and faces that we're going to be getting accustomed to, but that's an exciting part too. Yeah, I I did get one email. Why? It's in the EHL, creating a bubble like Toronto, where everyone stays in the same location and get why? I know, come on, the test millionaires, that's say, it's going to be too Ching to change to Ching, the testing me and all my certwenty four. Thanks for a Bella. Are you any kind, Maurice Marie, our treasure, are you ready to cut the checks? Sign here, side here, side here. So her twenty five bill sounds good. I feel confident about our protocols, but will transition now into my pics. I don't even know if I should be announcing the goalie. I think jeff should be announcing who my goalie is. Wait, I don't even remember who you picked. I paid the DY. I think the going from Vermont. Oh, oh, yeah, go ahead, Jeff, one, two, three, David Rad Dude, Zee, I think. I think my headphones crack there first me. So I do have to ask you guys one question. Now. Obviously, if you pick a goalie and they play another goalie helped each other out. The first week a little bit behind the scenes for Jeff and for Kyle, and I know about Tom on I texted bill but I didn't mention him. I didn't mention this at all. That's not totally my point. My point is more it's if we're ducy doesn't play in another goalie plays. That's my fault. I got get the points. If the team can't play at all because of a covid shutdown of some should be the switch. You should be able to switch. Is that? Is that a you know, anim this feeling across the board? Yes, I vote yes. Kyle, do you vote yes? I vote yeah. Three votes, three boat to Hollywood we go. I bring that up because as of today, why, two games that are fall in the window for REDUCI and Vermont or against Worcester, and based off last week's covid cases, is the ratio and worcester, those games can't happen. That can change as of Tuesday, which means I'm fine, but we'll keep you guys all on the loop on that one. But reducy and goal a name that Jeff already mentioned earlier on this podcast at some point. We've been on for about two and a half hours. It feels like. But declar houses well that when the house is back in the League. Wasn't in the league last year. It was playing in Canada last year. That's a whole dude. He was in the one. I know who this kid, I remember him. So he was from yes and his dad, his dad's gonna definitely listen to this. He's a big twitter guy, big media guy. He was the guys that dad responded the coyle's tweet last night. Not Even Declin, Declin's dad responded to the tweet. Declan's a great...

...player. He's a lot bigger than he was a few years ago. Also, obviously, one of the biggest topics of conversation for a different day is he could not get into Canada. So, like that's a whole different junior hockey conversation. But they don't want us right now, Jacklin, unless you're any shell player. anyways. By Sir, word the rookie of the year from last year, Dante Arimani. It's a battle of the seven boys. Here we go. Anyways, Jeff, I'm ready to go. Rating Champ. Let's callouse out. The week one picks pop BOP, BAP BA BA BA BA. So I had to gone. I kind of went with a little bit of what Kyle was saying, a little bit of familiarity with the forward. I liked this kid a lot. Last year played for the chiefs and there was a trade at the trade deadline over to the avalanche, Ryan Malco. I actually remember calling one of his chiefs games and he had four goals in one of the showcase games that I called. That's that good me. I said, first up, don't steal the good for the brand. Britt is that good for the brand? I think I haven't said that in so long, so I can't wait to annoy the crap out of all you with that going. Jeff. Yeah, MALCO'S I like mouth. Good sized kid, left shot six one hundred seventy five pounds. He had fifteen goals for the chiefs and then what over to play for coach Sorella and was almost a point per game player. He fourteen points and seventeen games, eight goals, six assists. Does a little bit of damage on the power place. So we're hoping that he can get me some power play goals and power play assist and then on the back end. I actually poor timing. I wish I'd whipped it out the where's your wolves game? Where's MY WOLVES JERSEY? I got my Wolves Jersey, thanks coach triple. He sent me one after we did a pod last year. You always is a big listener of ours and we're excited to sell oils back and we're going to do with Kevin by. I really you'll wolf bite on the on the back end, there Brit he's been on the walls for a couple of years now and a goals, seven assists back in the eighteen season. Only one goal last year but did have fourteen apples, so we're hoping for he has been a big power play contribute almost a half a point a game of the power play in his eighty games in the EHL. So we're going to hope that Kevin Bike can get me some points there. And then, lastly, but not least, between the pipes, we got Jonathan, Aka Johnny Kopak, who is a New Jersey. Eighty seven last year, good goals against. That's what I'm leaning on and I know coach Holy reported to you. I didn't want to bother him so I had to reach out instead that he should be playing one of their three games at least but maybe, if he gets the hot a maybe plays two out of those three in the and then at first couple weeks. But his goals against last year just over to two boys, one six, two boy one for the last two years the HL. So He's got thirty games hl experience. We're going to go with that because it's the League of all new guys and we don't know who the heck is going to be doing what, and that's why we're going to roll and hope for some luckier week one. That's the best part about this start is I have no idea how are going to do now. Don't know how these guys look. I was good at training camp, who wasn't? WHO's coming in, you know, in great shape, who isn't? How these teams going to do? Hack Live Barn? Oh my God, now not live barn because we don't have a partnership with Live Barn. That's why we're hacking it. But when we come on next week we'll be able to kind of give a midweek one recap of where we're at, because obviously these picks go from the eighteen to the thirty. Another big part of BERTUCCI sponsoring this. They're giving me discount codes to give to the top fantasy performer of each week. So we just pick twelve guys right there. The Guy that performs the best of those twelve will get a Bertuccie discount code and I'm sure they will probably burn through that's all and one sitting with all of their roommates, they'll towards or what, postmates or whatever, and it'll be there, be there immediately and they'll burn through it. But Hey, it's another one of those partnerships that came together here towards the end of the summer that I'm excited about. It's still the best rules of the business. Neal can just hot roll out of the brick oven with some butter, yes, exactly, so raptor a big hour long practice, you get a carbop about baby car. But I'm excited, though, because this is coming out tomorrow, Thursday, Friday we start games. We had a season previous. They're going to post for Kyle on Friday. Brunie's working on a video that we're going to post on Friday. Jeff and I are call in a game on Friday, like hockey is back, like you know I wanted. I went into a small season of depression throughout the month of April. It got better with Golf, of course it did, but now it's like even like we're like peeking right now with hockey coming up. I'm pretty here Neal's voice and you can read it. As long as as...

...long as there's no crazy things that happened in the year, as Jeff was a on this podcast. The hope is that as the year goes on, hopefully restrictions can start to ease a little bit and we can play in some of those states that aren't allowing us to right now. But regardless of that, we have a huge slit of game still coming up here in September, seventeen games in the EHL. The EH LP total is a little bit kind of wishy washy with a lot of things moving on, but both thing, both leagues, both divisions, are starting up and the e show is back. So I'm pretty pumped is back. So thank you off your energy deal. I'm trying. I'm trying too. So thank you guys for coming on. Welcome to the east show, or welcome back to the east show, Kyle, I should say, and I'll taught to you all next week. Sounds good. Thanks. Thank ye 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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