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Eyes On January | Episode 51

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On this week's episode of the #Eshow we relive a pair of great Brittany stories (6:11), while taking our trip around the EHL and the EHLP. We break down the new scheduling format for the 2nd half of the season (12:25), including each division's road to the Frozen Finals. Then, as always, we wrap things up with an update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (57:49), and how things will shake out down the stretch.

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 e 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 within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's up? Once again, my name is Neil Raven. This episode number fifty one of the e show. No interview this week because we're actually dropping a podcast on Christmas Eve. BACKTOBAG podcast, Christmas Eve and then New Year's eve winner break. As my wife is making faces in the background as we entro here, we're being very serious, as you if we get this thing started, let's bring the e crew in now. Guys, I don't know how we did it, but we made it to winter break. Took long enough. I feel like this season been dragging, but I feel like also the first game was yesterday, so it's a little weird. Yeah, good vibes, very liberate half the season in the books, half the season ago. Let's do it. That's whack. You're giggling in the background. I know I'm missed. I miss bag, Miss Quala, Gosh Get's at the Raven House us. It played as a league, combined two divisions, two hundred and seventy hockey games. And know we are about a hundred off the pace for a typical ehl at this time and probably about seventy five or so eh L P but like, I looked, I took a step back and I was like two hundred and seventy games, like any year like this. Like, I'm go with that. That's that's pretty legit. We know you won't okay with it and we know you won't do it, Neilso will thank you, as you're a big part of the reason for that, you and Joe and cannon everyone that is part of the ehl upper management and brass and Kudos you, guys, and Kudos all the coaches and players. You know, it's been a like we I think we talked about this last week. It's been one of those years where you realize like how much of a team effort is to get a league and entire league especially when you have teams every I we only have teams in the east coast, but to have teams just all over the eastern seaboard like we do, it really is taken this whole effort and you know it's a huge thank you to all you guys. So thank you for helping us out. Let us get to play all these games. Well. Thanks. That's Jeff Mills, a broadcaster in the League. Jeff, I had somebody asking. They must have gone back and looked at old pictures when quarantine first began. That's when you like let the beard like go right. Is that what happened? Yeah, yeah, how long was that? I mean I can send you a picture after the F to the PODCAST. It was. Now it's like so my girlfriend we're trying this. Look where it's. She TRIMs The sides. We leave the little length on the bottom. I like it some days. Some days I'm like I kind of missed the work close. I've always had a beers, you guys know, but I keep more close to the face. So yeah, I don't know, going back and forth, going back and forth, but well, it looks good. Thanks appreciate it. I mean I was jealous because for myself. I can grow the beard right, but I missed one spot. It's the only spot right. Great part of my much just does not grow. I get girl be I could go my facially out for like six months. Nothing would grow right there. But an of all that faciallyer to yes, I. Yes, I definitely turn more red, like when you had that handlebar mustache moment. I Nai. Yeah, it was probably a movember thing. Right now was forcuss. Well, there's a number of stories with the touch on tonight. Yeah, before it Interlo introduced Brittany. I want to introduce Kyle because we already have one story with her before we even get to around the east show. The hyle Kenna, are beat. Writer. Looks like you're feeling very festive with the hat on tonight. Very Yeah, you know, I'm just ripping the Santa Claus Hot and just happy to be a part of the team. And you don't, you get a guard and do got to do and put the fucking the back of the nets and you know, just to be a part of the DHL. It's, you know, pretty good and intestive. So is that kind of mcketter PABL DOTS? Oh my God, it's this that's his post game or pre or pregame interview. That's more of a postgame thing, post game. Okay, happy to be here, every one and again. Yeah, thanks to everyone to around the week, you know, the parents, the coaches, the Neal rabbins of the world and so on. The Queen's I'll be left out. It's fine. I said I was gonna come back because we have to start with the stories. That's all. I don't want to do that stupid story. Are you gonna want to stove? But story are talking about. That means it's a good story. Pretty okay. So that's that's pretty hard. That's pretty hard. Our ringside reporter. The first story of the night doesn't even make fun of her. It makes fun of me from this past week, because you're such a good moment. I...

...love this. Actually, sorry. We're adding up her fantasy stats and I keep getting like twelve for some reason, and she's getting fourteen points in one day and from this one game, and I'm like looking at it and I'm looking at it and I'm like, what am I missing? Like I count twelve, like what am I missing? And then of course it hits me and it's actually fourteen. And I'm like, we come on the spot. In case we don't know, I am the worst human being at math ever. I am horrible at math. Math was never my thing, like, absolutely not. So the fact that I got a math question right and you'll got it wrong. Also, I have beats on. I feel like I'm squeaming. I do. I do it all the time. I love it. It's like I'm literally hollering. anyways. So I got the math question right. You know got it wrong. Are you smarter than a food greader? Maybe, probably not, but that's we rolled with. that. Will start making our way around the east show. It's time for this week segment of around the east show. And 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. Can I tell two stories to night Brittany please? One of them is going to do know the interview. So this is the perfect one of them is just. One of them is is. That is the mispronunciation night the two words. Okay, what about the bloody nose one? That's good. That's good. I can show the snapchats them. So can I start with that one and then, of transition too, the pronunciation one. Yeah, I'll get the snap up while you do it on my snapchat. So Kyle brought up a weird as as you guys can all imagine, the e crew has a group text. It's not like we just get on this podcast and that's the only time we tatch to each other until the next time we get on. We talked about the week and there was, you know, the conversation. Those always pretty random because it covers about sixteen different topics at least per day. And we got to the George Washington Bridge, which the last time that as a staff we came crossing over that bridge. I was driving the rental car and Brittany was in the passenger seat back from the last time we had a philly showcase, which was the two thousand nineteen twenty season. Oh, thank you. Now I know where to look in my mouse. Could we talk so long ago? We are like we drove back, like I think we had a late game. We were just trying to get across the bridge in the Connecticut and then we finish the drift the next stay and we're like in the middle of the George Washington Bridge, like scary, not a good spot to everyone to stop, right. Are you upper? Lower? More important. We were upper and and Brittany's like so um, my nose is bleeding. Damn it, I can't find the video. I'm like, I think I remember you. I'm like, I'm like, what do you mean? I look over and it's like going down her arm and I'm like okay, well, don't really have any napkins or wipe, so we're gonna have to figure out how we're going to handle this one. I found it as we as we keep going, like one of the first towns that you hit once you get out of New York and Connecticut is Greenwich and Akay Rich Bill and it's like money. So we're driving through and she's like this in the passenger see right, and I'm like. I'm like, where do you want me to stop? And we get to this gas station right and I'm we kind of just sit there. Don't leave out the important border of the story. Oh don't you damn now, go, go, go, now, like continue and I'll tell you if you miss it. And I'm like we're sitting there. I'm like, okay, we're at it. We're you gonna get out? And she's like really, the girl at the bloody notes is going to go walking into the into the gas stasially she just got beat up. I go, I go, well, what looks worse? The Guy Getting out of the car to go get the Napkins to clean up, like the clean up the bloody knows and like let's thinking back on it, like we know that we're close friends, right, but obviously what else knows, like like, like they could look at it and do like, Oh my God, what did he do? And I'm like, I'm thinking to myself, we gotta get out of here, we gotta Runnich Connecticut Boks. All right, so this is a video, like it was legit. Wait, wait, hold on, Hello Hoo, you got me right. I know, I know, hold pull up, all right, come on, close winter, dry nose, dry to walk. Look at my nose and it's look at me, look at my arm, look at my arm, look at my arm. It's halfway down my arm. Dude. Yeah, so that was that and I'm like no, because I liked as I got a wretched oh remember, I got a black nose the other day and I send it in the group and I was like God, it's like when I get buddy knows, it's like a Fawcett. It's like like it's disgusting and I had bl like I'm not getting off this trip like up to here and I'm like let me go. Struck in the convenience or like I just got mugged by like a random I mean we're not going at that cauterized Putu, but like, but, like, if someone was to ask you be like she's my sister, like like you...

...know what I mean. The like like like okay, body, yeah, sure, people walk by. It's like it's like someone want to keep an eye on that. Like what did he just do? It's SARA COPS is there. So rabbing. My God, I know. Perfect. ARE WE gonna? I guess we may have to share that on the instagram story. The the graphic that just and let's put together that photoshot my face into the guy from the office, which I don't even watch that much of the office, but I know that he's a popular it's Jim from the office, right, Jim Hopper. Yes, okay, so whatever. Okay, the other funny story does doesn't make me look US bad. Don't make me look as bad. But I came up also in the group text this week because the New England wolves mate send out a tweet about their their game. They're they're matten AE game. And another time that we were driving to and from a game, not a showcase, but she's like why are the wolves tweeting about manates? Oh my God, yeah, okay, so I'm just remember this now and I'm like equally to this, I know idea what you guys are talking about, and I'm like starting to Rob Nel. No, you're good. I'm like. I'm like, what is she talking about? Hens and like this one of this I think it may have been the same night she was talking about Jeff. You have a northeastern pull over on. She's holding that's got no starts to walk. He's talking about something like one of their tweets and she's like what are the Canine eyes and I'm like, Hey, canines, like it doesn't can. It's like I was. I am born Brunette, in case we didn't know, but blonde really doesn't. Well, that's all I gotta say. So something pretty has like battles of dyslexia. Times she's moves the letters. Oh Wow, like mayne's, he's. Those two pronunciations will live on forever and I know cramanities cannot guys and manitis with it's a animals like thank Canine eyes, Amenities with gap Goas and Angus, yes, which is which is great tress word, because we do have some around the actually easy to talk about, not just stories about myself in Brittany, and I'm sure there's gonna be another freaking road trip at some point because it's about our the it's still in the top ten of rivergrass favorite hockey piller casts or well, he's gonnabove send. He'll send you a text right now. But obviously we're very happy to be at winner break. It's kind of a chance to recharge the batteries a little bit and get set for the second half. And I always have a tough time saying half because it's not really a clean like exactly half of the schedule took place before and exactly half takes place after. But in the year like this is actually more taking place after this halfway point, if you will quote unquote, and it gives such a chance to reset and we had a very long board of governors meeting this past Thursday, the day that we dropped the podcast, because I'm sure it was really fun. Yeah, it's a good thre was a good three hours. I had a good time. So, but but it's funny because, like what I tell everyone is like there are so many different personalities that I come I have to deal with throughout throughout the league, not not deal with, but I I encounter. Right, we have our podcasts, we have the coaches personalities, we have the owners personalities and and with the Board of Governors call the biggest topic of conversation is we've gotten to that, we've gotten this far. How do we finish? And what I think that we've done well as a League as we've we haven't scheduled a freight. We've scheduled with the hope set this is what we want to do now. We haven't gone and said we're going to go, you know, uproot the league and put it all in Hawaii or something random. But we've sit we've gone by the state regulations where we're at and we've played games to that way. So that's why you have the Vermont lumberjacks moving to New Hampshire, the achieves are moving into Massachusetts and we've continued to play as those states have regulated. So the biggest topic of conversation was, all right, how do we want to finish now? So that's why I wanted to include you, guys. I sent you one of those emails that went out, because now we have the four teams in New Hampshire, we actually have seven teams now in Massachusetts and we have six in the mid Atlantic conference. We're talking EHL, of course, right here, and we're going to keep playing with in those divisions for right now. So the for New Hampshire teams play against the for New Hampshire teams, the seven mass teams played against the seven mass teams, and then the south, which and includes one connecticut. Here we go counting pretty one Connecticut, coming one New York, to New Jersey, a philly and a Maryland. They're going to keep playing within their within their conference. Sis. In case...

...anybody at home can't count like me, he did it in that did. Yeah, I'm out, even go on your toes. Didn't have to go on your toes to keep down. Wait, the five yearolday nanny makes fun of makes it count my hands and he counts in his head and the sorry who give us something and just realize it's an easy way to do it. So for the scheduling stuff, it's tough because how do you find the right balance that makes everybody happy, right? And that's that's why your name is Neil Ravan and that's who you are to figure that out. It's in and if things get better, of course we'll open that up up and we're going to play across the league. But right now new Hampshire playing New Hampshire, mass, mass and in Connecticut South against each other through the playoffs also, which is what I bring you guys in now, because we're going to break down each of these divisions because they're each different. So when you start in New Hampshire, you have those four teams, the avalanche or the favorite, right. But if we haven't seen enough for Vermont, so I can't I can't compinitely say that. And how this is going to work out, as we're going to play at the regular season soil. Everyone gets to around the thirty eight game mark. See US will tindally get to thirty nine, which means if there is a if it's that close, and points because of the extra game will go off of a points percentage which is the points that you earned out of how many you could have earned. And and at a numbers. There need a lot, man, what right? Count me out. I'm all set, I'm good. Don't found like the frozen bottles. We this is a problem. Word, dude. Get One right now. Dude, that one year when we're like everyone from like little flyers and like George loose wreaking good in, we're like a no, George, pack it up, back the bus. I'm sorry, he's going to be so beast. But but the but with this division it's not as hard to try and like calculate, because one team is coming out of each division. Then there's an at large. We're going to get to the at large last. But coming out of this division, you would have to all on this podcast predict right now the one sea going to the playoffs will be the avalanche. Yeah, two, three and four. You know, maybe it's Vermont Wolves, Spartans, wolves, Vermont spartans. I still wouldn't write the spartans off as this being the for obviously, between those three teams, you don't want to be for and get the avalanche, who've won two titles. But let's weekly, we're talking about just New Hampshire, which to care before we get. Yes, we're gonna get, we're gonna guess something. Hampshire segment rich. We're gonna get to man. But but to get out of New Hampshire you gotta Win. You to win two best of three series. That's hard, Dude. I'M NOT gonna lie. That's a freezer and quick and hard. If you're the avalanche, who do you want to face first? I don't know. Not The hell, no answer. And I would have want to face Vermont either. So I guess all those, but still not even like not even. That's a hard one. I say, I dk I, you know Chris Christ will say, will play anyone on any given day. I kick the Bots, I mean Rella get out. I think that. I think the one, four and two three matchups are going to be good and then the next round is going to be legit all. So you could, you could be an in a one game game three. At that point that it's either you go on or you go home, and that's what it's all about, though. That makes it fun. Thank you. This is what I've been trying to tell everyone, because obviously there's but some people are serious brain this here is so different. I don't care if you're the Boston junior rangers at this point on, and this is no no Franks Richie or, you know, Chris Serella, doesn't matter who you are. At this point things have changed. So I think everything's up for grabs and kneel after what you're just saying. I kind of like New England. I cannot set people the wolves are a team that they're no, they're not in first or second place, but yeah, at see my arm. Yes, what's up, my boy, Donnie fell, but that your done. Thing is like, well, get their Jeff Chill. It's like it's rising. Yeah, and it's a weird time. So it's who can adjust, who can make the adjustments better, and who's going to have the best preparation, not the best talent on the ice. I think the preparation is so key. So you have to get off. I'll stop helping now, but I think it's a prep thing, it's a dedication thing. It's not who has the best recker, who has the best talent and who talks the biggest game. You know your twitter games so much on the ice, folks, that was a Neil. Going off of that, going off with what Kyle said. You would think the ABS would be you know, they're the most battle tested team, right. They've been in the playoffs every year they've been in the League and,...

Yep, want a couple of championships. And what on any given day, like we said, this year is weird. She's lack. Who's motivated, though, too, on those rosters? Yep. And speaking motivated, who's motivated after all the adversity? You know, I think there are plenty of talented players out there that it's a gut check to. So maybe it's not the most talented guy who's going to step up and shine come playoff time. Just since, yeah, it's meanwhile. You know, I don't talk about the north and off guys, storry, you live in bad but kyle brings up the wolves and there's and there's two thin pieces that I want to touch on this podcast. First, the lighter piece, I guess you could say, because I released the power rankings for what they are going into the holiday break and to look at it, to Trimble said, how hot does the went? Our win percentage have to be in order the getting of the top five. All right, love Ander, he's a gool and I was like, well, it's kind of tough to kick the chiefs out when they haven't played. And he and and the conversation kept going. But the my favorite part of the of the conversation was the view must be nice from up there. And I and when your throne and I this. Yeah, and I wrote back this is Trimble qunes and connurbates to the whole snow way a last squad and I don't. I wipe back off. God. Love you guys. And connorbates goes yeah, but the power rankings say otherwise. With a laugh. Good Corner, most fire text cornerbates about he's fire tax, event of God, unbelievable. But about the wizards, though. What's going on with the wizards? New what's out the whiskid? We're gonna get the mask us there. We're getting at the mess. But the other part I wanted to be able out because Kyle just talked about the God. Of course you do, Kyle. Just mention the adversity. And Andrew Tremble reached out to me during the week on an email about some of the award stuff that we do each year, and last season we gave the humanitarian award to the first responders at the time, because this was when this thing was really just getting going with covid and he mentioned how he could do something like that again and he also pointed out, you know, what some of his players have had to do. I didn't know all this, but they have. Obviously they had this like new lot the and pipeline. They got a lotty and pipeline as if anyone as one. It's pards to Lenski's yes, and that's and that wair still yes, and I didn't realize that in order to get to the country he had to go to Turkey and Quarantine, get tested once his quarantine was done, then travel here get tested once he got here. They of course, got shut down at one point this season and somehow, like these kids keep showing up and they keep pushing and to Kyle's point, you know, at that point, like we've gone this far, we're going through the wall at this point. Maybe that's how they feel. That is Lou Lamarillo asque. I just went there. The discipline in the dedication right there, that sounds like Lou Lamarillo. He's like bringing over the Russians back in the day. Yeah, wow, I know that that's the new news to me. I mean it's it's lever run over. Russians to the NHL. Yeah, they weren't allowed over here and obviously, yeah, one of the World War, blah, blah, one hund one of the debates from around the league was if you let everybody in the playoffs, are you devaluing the regular season now? And that's the best different. That's what I said back but you know, I would sorry, you go, you go, you go, Kyle, you're fine. I'm curious to know if you're devaluing the playoffs, who's gonna say that? It's going to be the guys at the top of the tier who don't want to say that risk. And it's like, okay, pal you want to say how good you are and now you're going to let everyone in the playoffs and you're worried about losing. It's all guys of the top. I don't so you know. So, guess what? I'm the beat writer. I'm the writer my own opinion. Who but kyle is right, because you know that that argument would come from the top. And Yeah, because there's fear there. There isn't fear at the bottom, because you know you could be someone. I went to Quinnipack, as you guys know. It didn't matter, you know, didn't matter my senior year that Quinnipiac beat l three times until the national championship game when they lost to you. It's what happens in that moment and stuff to beat time a team four times in one year. The eighty sevens, we haven't got to the south yet. Also the age sevens are going to basically, it's say, at some point we need to lose the little fires like we need...

...to get one of those losses out of the way. But but the point being, you know, we had to find some balance that also benefit the players and I came up with this solution with Joe and Ken and you know, there's no showcases, there's no allstar events. What has says email about that? What I see, you think, I'll everyone is actually think, yeah, but one what has sis players. The playoffs have sizzle now. We now we've given them a light to look at now by letting this and by letting everybody in. Yes, that's a little bit appeasing to the bottom, but adding an at large appeases the top, because now you have something extra to fight for during that regular season so that if you if, after the three division winners are crowned, you're the next highest at large, you're still going in the normal year. That doesn't exist right. So I think as a unit today on this podcast we probably still say the avalanche we believe will come out of that division, but it's not going to be easy. It's only two rounds, which which is less than what some teams will have to do in mass and down south. It's only two rounds, but we'll say that the favor right now. But I would give every one of those four teams a chance. Yeah, well, it's a good point to new because in the mass we have almost double the teams as the New Hampshire teams. And the other Nice thing too, that you were mentioned a little bit there, is when it comes playoff time, everybody's record gets a raised and I can understand why. When you're at the top you're like, we lost one or two games all season and now we're going to go in and play team x that lost, you know, twenty five games this year and on any given day of they have your number and they beat you. We've seen plenty of upsets this year with underdog teams over the favorites. and well, again, like Kyle said, it's a different year. Like this is for one year. Cross our fingers, knock on wood. Hope to anyone that's the higher powers above that this is a one year thing. Then we get back to normal next season. Look, the NHO had to do it. Yeah, exactly, called the alignment had to adjust. Right, if the NHL's do it, I mean it's kind of like what happened when we started canceled all games back in March. The NBA canceled and then everyone else started canceling and it was like, well, you know, like certain other leagues were trying to play. It was like, if the professional leagues are canceling, what are you doing, trying to play? Like they kind of set the bar and if they're changing things up, you mean, it's kind of sets the press and if for everyone else. Yep, and obviously the website still shows the New England conference, which this will take some getting used to. We're going to have to actually split it up in the into the two divisions so that it's clear who's going for what, because in mass it's a lot different. There's seven teams, as Jeff said, and those seven teams are going to have a similar playoff format to what they're doing in the NFL this year. Number one gets a buy and that's it. Everyone else plays want of good teams and mass to. I know you'recome, Brandon Johnson and deal green. Welcome to the part of one in. That's nice. I like that we're gonna get a new team for the next couple it's gonna be unreal. I can't wait to aso like a new team. I feel like I'm asking Phillips People. We go, Mat Sytin, Phillips, did I see the same three teams like every weekend, and I'm sorry, but I'm just sick of it. Make Neil, you have to relate like the WHIZI's play this same people and I'm like, okay, I'm I'm about ready to see something. Well, sorry, not sorry, but Goddamn, I really I need to go down and call us off game right, I'm not gonna call us off. Sure, if it's against the sevens, I'll come. If it's against anyone else on while and that's is I was kind of home fire seven. Hang out with you guys. Fire. Yeah, come on, we'll switch. Will switch. We should trade pretty for Kyle, I'll call. I don't. I don't cover the entire league. Oh my God. So anyways. So for math it's Houstons. What makes an interesting is in New Hampshire you only have two rounds to get through. In mass if you're the one seed, yeah, two rounds to get through. If you're two through seven, you gotta go through three rounds. A Grind get the Stanley Cup playoff. Right, and the one team in, the one team, and I'm sure he'll tune in a lesson the one team that may have an argument here. My best friend is Walpole. Oh this three cold body, you're my second best friend. I'm so. Is His official they name now cody Campbell Soup, or I call them code stir, but I've been calling on Stircu a year now. What he loves that one breath. He's he can still play for that at large. Right. Say, see what up, Josee. Say the three First Place Teams Win Their playoff brackets, the avalanche, Rangers, the eighty seven. Say it stays as chalk the rest of the way and the next team is Walpole. That makes the breast...

...and still meaningful for them to stay at for because they could still get in even if they, say, lose to the Rangers on the way to the finals. The only team that's truly protected is the team that wins that regular season title, because then, above all else, they had the best percent it's win or lose in their division playoffs. They're going to the finals. That's kind of crazy. Anyone else think that but you? But and my good crazy, not like them. It is, it is what it is. For me it's good crazy because the rangers are literally a point ahead of the S of straight. Okay, Lee, sane, sir, yeah, they're eight. Rangers are at thirty nine. Sevens are at thirty eight, ABS are at thirty seven. Even Wall Poles at thirty five. I got you. Gotta go crazy done the second half. You want that number one spot because it guarantees you that power to still go. And obviously it actually took into a great conversation whichever towny, because I basically said, I'm like, go we're basic, we're basically doing what you used to do in the hockey east. Right, whoever was number one on the hockey's going into the postseason was most likely going to the NCAA tournament. But they weren't taking the hockey's playoffs off either. Yes, you had that reassurance behind your back. You knew that you still did enough to get to where you want to get to. But it's not like you went of the hockey's playoffs and said we could just lay an egg here and and wake up in a week and and the and the finals were we're going to be good to go, kind of like the Bruins did the round robin. But but wait, but it took, well, I took in a lot of get going. So this is where it gets really interesting every year, because you know Adam who we mentioned it the last time we had the full playoffs. The by heard them. For the Rangers, if you're if you stay rolling the way you are all the way up until the first week of March, now you're off for everybody else plays. What do you do? What do you do to keep things going? And obviously the rest helps too, because you look at Walpole. Now they got they may have to go through three series and with with Massachusetts, all bets are off in my opinion. I II. Yeah, Rangers are favorite. Right behind them Walpole. You look at the wall pole seahawks matchups Jeff, you called one. They're tight buried like they always played. One goal game, Grand Duran Ye, Mason, hurld Palmer and Kyle wanting good goaltender to steal a series or a game. Call. You just brought it up a second ago. Who are the East Coast Wizards? Is this really our be here? Man, Ryan Webb is he is goes with than not that you guys. Andrews, Yours Guardian, as you to as reserves the beauty or mind blowing me. Lately I'm like, Whoo, who's who? Who? I'm looking on the other play. Imagine if the whizzies had Mason, Almond Palmer, and that I knew. But it's also shot. It also looked. All those look good. I think we're still I think there's still look now they figured it out. Now. The last couple of games they won was a one and five one. I think the last seven chill. Yeah, season highs of five. Now you're getting that combination. We talked about this last week against Neil's good story, good goaltending. You get that both games and that's why you're lugals and giving up nothing. So that's a good formula. But before be for the blue train man, the blue train got babe. Okay, honest question. You'll the wizards their biggest strength. Where is it? As scoring? Defense? There I'd say defense. A haunted Jack Johanson and Papa and Jack and and in Harvard their biggest their biggest ambler. My Trivia questions. You have said for you three choices. Oh D or G D hier sent. I would go forth option coaching, because this is what they do every cool, this is what they do every year. They so this is the written in example and this is why you like getting Harvard Under School Cory, fully make them better. Like yeah, but on ice. Who's your answer? No, no, Robin, center, Robin. I want that answer myself. When when Vice President Heart List, well, the pretty good. He's pushing. So she's pushing for it. She's so when Jack Johansson gets going, that team is tough to be and he's a canty because he's the captain. He has he's literally I think he's growing over the course of the season, like I think he's getting a caller tea, I mean heat. Also did point out the last game I was there. It's nice. It's Nice for me to show up again, like thanks Jack. He said that funny, but you don't want me...

...in the building anymore. We're sorry, they say. Sorry, Jeff US like great, we're going to lose today. JEF's here, so let's let's put your rangers hats on for all three of you. Right, say, the standings may but on, but I say this standing stay as is for at least one through three. Right, meaning, meaning rangers, express seahawks. Doesn't really matter if it's express or seahawks two or three. Most likely the rangers are going to face the four, five, six or seven seed and their second round. It. Okay, who do you want, swait, you're asking, like if I'm the Rangers, who do I want to play? Yes, they're my man's DECAP. Do you want to look at? Well, you're going to say, like valley, East Coast. I was so we got a plug. If I was them, I would want railers, wizards. Oh, I'm take the railers. If I was rich, hundred percent railers. Yeah, I warriors or cheets. Now I would take I would take our realize. If it was me, I'd take the blue drains. I got beef with them. But but every matchups different. Like what I didn't understand Kyle just brought this up. The wizards just not pounded, but they they took care of business against against season high seven. Same, the wizard scored seven goals. That was the first time all year. Actually, no, no, we're s seven goals is a lot of goals. It's not like hey, you just swort too. That's a pretty pretty do not answer this question. I hate when I don't get to answer. What Kyle and Jeff before Monday's game. How many wins that the wizards have against the railers? I love this question. One would we define this again, like this season or in general this season? That was their fourth matchup against the railers. How many of the previous three had the wizards won? I'm going to go with yeah, we won, because the wizards only probably a one. No timees the blue trait said, I'm a show up today, but this is the beauty of this is the beauty. They said. I gotta stay the beauty of this league and the be the PODCAST. Yes, now was he said, what's up, blue chain, not today, court pola, he said, I'm not leaving the wick, the Worcester, I said, and not to be can piece of the pig. I'm leaving the wick with the Dune and this girl speaking area now is what are you reginally Burnett or blond? Just kind of said her earlier on the show. But but it's it's really interesting because say, say it stays like it is, Wal Paul Gets Valley in the first round, who beat them once. They would then get the seahawks on the second round. If the SEAHAWKS can get past the wizards, which would be the three six right now, that's a tough matchup. I mean railer's chiefs, if that's for five, that's a tough matchup. And then your next round it continues to be tough. And then when you get to the finals, now you've already played maybe upwards of six playoff games and you're in the third week of March and you know after that you may be in the actual frozen finals. That divisions going to be awesome to watch. It's got Massachusetts. Are Not from Massachusetts. Get Out. Aka, just me by everyone else. See you later. Anyway. We go down. He's got to go down the south and and I'm sorry, I won't say that. The reason I said that the express have, you could say, the grape that they do is if the chiefs were able to stay in the south, that would put seven in the south, six in Massachusetts. When you have six, one and to get a buy in the first round, three, play, six, four, place five. All right, so people have beefoo Burdon Johnson. No, but, but it was the move that he had to make. New Int Connecticut is basically Springfield Massachusetts. Whether they're moving to it's a half hour difference. Like yeah, we love sharing rinks with the not named. Yes, thank you, perfect well said, but mature girl one to you looked on. So okay. But what done? South? Will all say yes, the eighty sevens get one of those two buys blocked, locked in almost at this point I'm putting plf at too. Yes, the other by. We're all leaning PLF right now. But then the next series are really compelling. Who are the rough riders? Rough riders versus Apple Core? That's a playoff series. I don't know. Jesus Right, Oh, quite manly. It's like it's like Leva and car Jiujie vers bell and Bonapaie, is Marilyn Crotech, and we can't say plf automatically has that two seat. No, no, absolutely, Maryland Maryland is like this weird back and forth. We show up great this day, not as great this day, and that two seats huge. Yeah, but PLF has Maryland's phone number on speedough. Okay, except for the last show, right. But if we erase that one, if we race the last but listen, everyone was out to lunch. We said...

...we're on Bak. I don't know about you guys, but we're all we're on VACA. But if you raise that matchup, they got to a Brittany is saying they have their number now. But what happens in the second half? Maybe you've maybe you retool PLS and and you know and Adam woe from the sevens and I were talking about it this past week and he asked me, he goes. You have this new format. Obviously it's not perfect. There's no such thing as a perfect format, but this is as close as we could get. Would you call this the easiest ehl finals to get to and win the hardest? And I go on, go, wow, I go. Why would you say easiest? He goes, because you're never crossing over right, like even he admitted with the record at eighteen, two and one. If there had been for showcases like they were supposed to be to this point? Are they actually sixteen, four and oh, maybe in your playing you know, whenever you know the right now, I said, I go to that point. Maybe when you get to the playoffs. In a normal year, if he is the one seed, he sits out his by and then he wins one playoff series and he goes with one of the team in his conference to the finals. He's in now he has to win two playoff series just to get to the finals. That makes it the hardest whatever. Right exactly? It's my drawing the water off. No, this isn't a walk in the park. That's for and this year has it been a walk in the park for anybody? Every team has been doing mick everyone, almost everybody's gotten shut down at some point where the state restrictions or your team getting sick, and it's very similar to the NHL talks. Everyone's like, you know, we're going to bring up Justin Stamp Bay lightning, even though we hate it, because they knocked the ruins out, but they want to put the asterisk next to their name. Why do that? Why? Because they went to a bubble and they didn't have to play in arenas with crowds. No, and if anything, they just start turn it back on. They stopped for like basically an offseason. Turn it back on, like we're saying now, with all these teams, and that's even the harder than during a regular season when you're just going through your same you know, the same parallel. You have to start, stop, start, stop. That's that's hard. That's hard for all these teams, the HL. And how do you balance the schedule right, because you want to give yourself the right time off, but not too much time, too much right, right, because the regular season is going to end around February twenty eight or first, which means happy birthday a little bit after me, rdy. I know, I know, I'm just saying thanks, just thinking, thanks, child. Thank you that turnt bit Baserinero. Make threes aero this year. Oh my God, you will give back it. You will give you the rains of the EHL instagram post of the day and it better have like the most likes of any post ever on happy birthday you. I didn't get one. Screw off, bud well, you're not turning s no, but I'm the Queen and I turned twenty five. Oh I actually I didn't turn twenty by don't. We're talking about turned twenty one anyways. Twenty one point, twenty one plus four, anyway. Who Support Anniversary of your twenty one birthday? Breath? That's what's the point being. If you're the eighty sevens, you play on the twenty eight. Now you're off till the ten or eleven. You kind of have to keep those things in the back of your mind. And if you're a team that is going to play in that first round, when do you want to be finished? Because you're going to be then on the ice again, March, fifth, six, somewhere around that. It makes it really interesting and it sounds like the end of last year before Covid yes, it, but I think the winning two series. I think like no matter what, anyone that makes it to our frozen finals is going to have to have one, at least two series to get there. That's that's that's hard different than before. Two three game series right now, correct. So, and and if you're if you're a mass team, you may have won three series to get there. All Right, get up, Massachusetts are so so let's transiscen that into this at large conversation, because this is where it gets crazy. If you're the avalanche, eighty seven and Rangers, how hard is it to focus on what you're doing knowing that you just want one of them to slip a tiny bit? And even if you're just appoint a, had your appoint I had, you control your own destiny. Right. No one can win out perfectly because there is some crossover or there's not. A not a crossover. It's hard to win perfectly out, but if they did, the Rangers would win the regular season title right now because their one point ahead of the seven s and two ahead of the avalanche. How do you not want, if have, if you're the a sevens of the avalanche, how are you not watching the Rangers for just one slip, knowing that you can maybe jump them and then it's your own destiny? The rest of the way depends which coach you ask. Oh my God, I honestly I think that...

...every coach is going to I can't savory coach. Most coaches would say that we just have to take care of business, we're not going to be worried about the other teams, which is a lie, because we know that all these coaches text us during these other games and I'm like, what are you doing? You're not watching wizards, thrillers or no name names, but you know, yeah, exactly what I mean. That makes good coaches to they'll say one thing to their boys and then they'll think another in their privacy of their own homes and keep tabs on everyone. But at the end of the day, hopefully most of these coaches realize like hey, we just have to go out and do what we need to do. What everyone else does is, you know, is gravy, but you're going to focus on what your team and your organization needs to do. They're in first place, but they're not like so far ahead of everybody else that they can just not not even pay at poison to who they're playing, because right that's gonna you're not like it's gonna lose the walls, you're gonna lose the wizard, you're gonna lose the little flyers and then all of a sudden, now you're even further behind that spot that you want to get to. Right you start perfecting it's not even worth just thinking you're above everyone else, because it's like, okay, as we say, the parody whatever Chryssword on any given or day, you can leave lose tenny, given person what on any giving Sunday. Right, NFL talk whatever. I don't know what the word is. What is it? Karity? Parody? Parody? Yes, with an eye, yes, paar it. Why couldn't? Because as as I'm a start graduate college, just as going that, Jeff I was like spyle, right, Speller, right, spellar rights. All right, yeah, don't put the Oh chains moving in your head. All right, guys. So who wins the regular season title? I won't get my head chopped. Oh No, knowing that they're playing only within their division the rest of the way and not only sevens. Personally, just because beat no BJRE, because sometimes slip up, I'm going to get he for this one can slip up to Walpole. I don't know. They got like weird little close to matchups here and there, and it's like like think that game against a wizard. I don't know, I don't know. I just think that because the eighty sevens are so far ahead of WHO's in second place, it's going to be them. Sorry, not, but it's not even about second place. This let's for your see. I know, I know, but I'm saying that because they are so much further ahead of second place that they have a higher chance to beat everyone else in their conference rather than the other people who are within, however, two three points of everyone else. And there's perspective, state, Region, whatever the Christ you want to call it. Yeah, Britty. What's the what's the Rangers First Game Back? It's a wall pole January ten at the road. Get off. You know I'm going to be a frotet set er. I can't wait. Let's we no, all, that's holly. Want to call it. Want to call with me, Kyle, to come up. That's the first Rangers game. That's the first one game. It is. It's your cars game back for each team. Kyle CONTA. No, I talked to cody cold Sir. Yes, it's the first game back for each team's that like that's gonna be electric. I can't wait. I have it marked. R coat close. Are Two huge points on the line and we've mentioned, or I could say I've mentioned eighty seven's rangers and avalanche the most. You know how far the wall, the wall pole expressire behind the Rangers right now? No, actually, we eat four points right it's like for four so like nothing. It's not like. It's like not a lot, like nope, that's two words. It's a couple of slipups and I called that wizards. One game, like wizards, seahawks, like still. I double that for Wall Paul and Boston. Four points is like eight, like you're in a tilly. Boston's going to lose two games. They've lost some one all year. OOF, fast, low key. I'm still taking on my seven's is like the boys row. So we have to too much hang on a wallopolls. We have reality. We have two point to vote so far. Kyle says Rangers go back to back regular season titles. Brittany is saying sevens. That's my true seventh girl coming out. Jeff, remember that the regular season champion has have never the shit and the EHL. All Right, who you got? I'm stick with said and I'M gonna sorry. I don't even care this boy again. It's like this. We did with like we have to take this year and put it in its own little vacuum and it's Almott a bubble, not being able to see the eighty sevens. And you just look at the other just look at the a sevens record against everyone else. We have to play wait, Jeff, did you just say you've never seen the eighty seven s? But no, not this yere, no, no, just not this here. I'm so used. Right, that's where we actually get to see them. I mean, yeah, you watch on hockey tea billy wanted me big, big hockey TV, right. I...

...feel like being in the building makes a huge difference, but days absolutely. First one I watched the wizards do that freaking netting. It as me nuts, but when I'm actually they're like, oh my God, this is so much more enjoyable and you kind of get to take it the game for what it is rather than trying to Freakin get your eyeballs and as to the damn that thing for out the game right. beat it. Yes, Scott FOSCO, please fix the camera. That's why I still think Bjr, because it's just something I see in their eyes when they get down, like I don't know, I think they just get they like get bored at times. I don't know for rich would agree with me on this, but I feel like they kind of like teas teams a little bit of times. They get a little bored, they coast a little bit and then, whether it's a pep talk from rich or they just kind of like snap into their own. I just I see something that wizards game that you just talked about, Britt that like that was the first game that I called when I filled it for deal, and the words these were up three nothing in the first period. Three Day are just said, seal new one, six, two three, because I just have this look in their eye. I talk to Marcus Cook after the game. Really Nice Kid, really really good kid. He was park next to me as I was leaving and it's just there's some like confidence about them and you know that they're pissed off. But last year the UNFISITED Hashtag on business, business and for the N for the ninety nines, all that stuff. So you just I don't know, there's something about I have to I guess I'll. I'm going to put my boat in for Ritchie in the Boston junior rangers. All right, kneel from the north. What you got? What's amazing. Guess I knew this was going to have I knew this is how this is going to go before I but you thought I was gonna say eighty sevens over Bjr. I'm not talking about just your vote. Sorry, I'm saying conceited girl. One, two, three has entered the chat. So who are you gonna pick? Come on, I don't want to hear your beater on the butch for five minutes. Just say it. Sorry. With that, I am in a Peter on the Bush for five minutes. And first mentioned for the avalanche. We I know we haven't picked them yet, but that's because, honestly, when all of a sudden done, we may say that was the topest of the three divisions. New Hampshire, no, with the wolves later Lawrence. Yeah, by vote and it's okay, tough division. Okay, I'm just saying them a teams like randomly show up at we'll see. Will See when we see what the chiefs are like in Massachusetts. Right, get up, spring bold. I'm going with the eighty sevens. When the season so the vice president, president is whateverns, and you people down there see I'm next to nail on the screen. So you peeps at the bottom hop on riches bandwagon. I'm going to take myself to New Jersey. So did I make my vote yet? You just yes, you did. You literally made your vote and said Bjr. So yes, you made your vote. You. Basically, Britney hurt just spoke for me. And keep in mind ehl family. This is. This woman is corrupt. You voted for her. I stay her up. That's her world you're living and you're living with that being said, yes, BG are wins the regular season well and Brittany, from the north, are now squad from the south. where it is, and we're not talking about the finals yet. NORDGREDG are, regardless is they're too deep. They're going to win the regular season. Once the regular season ends will have a different discussion. I'll go from there. Yeah, will not comment. I'm not going to say he's gonna win the championship right now. We're way too far. But the regular season, Egr, looking, look at media right now. Rich Leonardo DiCaprio. As soon as I but I just gave you credit. Yeah, as soon as I check off the recording button them, Brittany. Will have our bet between the two and we're having them back to political parties. Yeah, I just like the odds of the south for the sevens better than B Jr in mass given who they have to play nine hundred times before March, and it may, it may. That would make something very, very interesting idea have to do with math? I'm good. No, it's just all right. If the s sevens don't, if we pick the seven S R and the regular season champion does not win their playoff bracket, their playoff division, it gets crazy. That's because rain is not functioning and I'm hat because because we have to wait, because right now, say the sevens do win, there's a chance you could still get two mass teams in and you could get in the in the to the are undisclosed possible location. Yes, we that's the that's the next board of governors call. We're going to figure out what that's nice, sick, no eyes. Nice. But it's going to be wild to follow this because, as we were mentioning this at Larne, makes it really interesting because, yeah, maybe maybe this year's different and the number one seen each division wins and then it's truly just the next team right there. Right. But if that's not the case and somebody that's league wide...

...points wise ranked five or lower wins their playoff division title, it's going to be wild. It's going to be late, although March teems like it's he and yes, so when those things make it to the to the finals. There's a three day round robin into a championship game. Two teams come out of the Rob Round Robin into the championship game. Around Robin is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, two, four hundred and twenty five, hundred and twenty six. The off day, Saturday to twenty seven, gets the to Eh an good time. No banquet. Oh there's a Pan Cho covid sorry, all right, sorry, sorry, I that's dumb. That was done. That was dumb. All right, Blondie, what mean three? I mean way too many people in one world. We could just do to. Sorry, I'm so total. Total Buffet, total buffet. You know what it will be. It will be us, the leadership group from each team. We say sorry, everyone knows. Stay in the room, captain. This is a captain. Welcome on it, Max Phillip's welcome on and everyone that atome break, take your box meal. Yes, that off day twenty seven when to ehl teams go mom and to sit around and wait for the championship. The next day, that off day on the twenty seven, is Eh l p day, because EHLP is already divided into three divisions and they're going to put they're going to play down, just like the ehl to one team has left. There is no at large in the EH LP. So the three division champs in the EH LP go play around Robin on that Saturday, the twenty seventh of March, and then the winners or the too top faceoff before the ehl championship on Sunday. So what I love about it is we're ending when we're supposed to, and not that I want the season to be over, but I think that we're feeling strongly and saying this is when we want to end, so the players know exactly when it's going to take place. Here's when the regular season ends, here's in the playoffs begin, here's how you get to the finals. Location to be determined. I want to say we're coming to Jeff's home state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has had some pretty strict restrictions so far this year and and Providence being a private university, I do not see the gate opening for us, but you never know. Stay tuned, folks, stay you never know. But that's how that's how each division plays out and I wanted this podcast to be more about that and less about fantasy, because next week's podcast is going to be a lot about fantasy, because we have to talk about the new system that we're about to impose right here. So with that, let's get to what to watch for before we wrap things up, here's what to watch. More this week in the east show, it's time for the ECREO fantasy challenge, brought to you BIBERTU. Geez brick, I'm in pizza and Paza, your home for authentic Italian dishes, catering and group dining. took out their party pizzas and specials apper touchescom and obviously this is being recorded and I've had to added a few times here. That was not the first take. Just for everyone listening at home, you're gonna you're going to hear about the fifth take or so, but it came out fine. So thank you for that. Pretty right bits shunning promo cut. Check it out. Well done, Britt well done. You honest. We all had this takes me longer than others, and today was one of those days where I just can't stop laughing. We had it. We all had to look away there for a second. So with that, let's let's recap. First, where we're at? Okay, go ahead. is where we're at. Wow, you all right? Last boys, eat it. What are you done? Um, yes, I am in the last place. I can't wait. The picture of meal is one last way. If he has none of his bibles, plays amazing a mere he's playing the tiny violin for so many I feel like I'm on Spongebob D yes, I'm in last place with three hundred sixty one point two points. But, but, but, I had the second highest point total from this past week, with three five thirty five point two. And to recount in those points that exact Simon got me. Oh, did you really know why I am asking? I was the literally present. Yeah, wait, Zach Simon's Dad, Mr Simon, if you're listening, you might bf. That's it. Oh, great guy. That my second favorite Minnesota Dad. Second too. I met him mom up with it across Mr Phillips. Right, you dude. That Simon's Dad. I won't get into the story, but mad funny. anyways, three hundred and sixty one point two for me. Kyles at three hundred and sixty two. Kyle, I know it was a tough week this past week, but you had what happened to me.

Your kids didn't play. HMM, not to score points when your guys don't play. Seven's were off, apple core, off, little fires off. There were a couple guys on the back end that did play for you, but your your point eight ahead of me. Brittany had it's probably been one of the most consistent out of outside of Jeff. Obviously Jeff has really gone crazy with throughout this allstar segment. She put up thirty three herself this past week. I Find Web thank you. It's not even just his points, though, like Jell like it here a lot. No, but just want right. That's what I'm saying, Ryan Web Jack, Joe Hands it. I am I be the newest closeted Whiz he's Fan. It's not really closet because I was at wizy Wednesday. Everyone say last year, but that's all right. They got you sixty points during this month, the month of the says whizzy once day and like like the week, starts offt slow for Jeff and then, like Donnie felman's, just like I'm gonna just hold that, kids, hold this a second. College gets that kid like you. You did well for yourself, I guess. Then and like Donny, four goals, eleven assists for power play points in a short handed point during the month of December. Is that good? That's a forty point month for fantasy. And then you attack on, you tack on make Michael's thirty point two and Mason Palmer's thirty two point six. That's a hundred fantasy points from three guys. And I guess if we go back, if we could redraft, we wouldn't let jeff take two goalies with his first and second pick. No, Dude. And then he was just he was a rat. Oh, wow, wow, grab. I had a strategy going in. You guys, let me execute it. I was I won't pick. I think all three you picked before me. Right, yeah, I forget how we did. Think I had this second pick here, the first written. No, Brittany first, because I make Suda and I was thinking bold tender as well. You Know Justin and I who's not in the podcast. You know future e show owners for thinking along same terms as drafting a goalie first overall, like a good head coach in Fales couple the same. Did I mean even the game of Michael gets up six, he still got you point because he still won the game and it's like. And and to recap, the the month of December, which was what the the Allstar Month, Jeff finished with two hundred and forty nine point four in December, Brittany two hundred and fourteen point four, Kyle one hundred and seventy three point six, and I had one hundred forty six. At least you got more than tire also. That's all right. Overall. Jeff is at four hundred and forty eight point eight, Brittany is at three hundred and ninety two point two, Kyle three hundred and sixty two, myself three hundred and sixty one point two. So that's crazy. You in need kyle point eight points apart. Yes, and it's going to get crazier here, because the month of December had nine forwards, six D and Two goalies. Now we each had a saw that each position did. I didn't even get the use Mans Bs. You did, besides the Gobalie. Yeah, but everyone else got chusing out of there. No, each of there's got he's like everyone on. Five guys. You didn't play on a roster. So you'll houckey. He picks up lighted up Simon, as is damned well. This is. This is where it's gonna get interesting. So what we're going to do for the month of January is we all put our subs back into the pool. So the only player is saying that we begin the draft with next week are the nine forward, six D and Two goalies. Dude, I already know. Whim pick it as my first and a baby. Come you don't the draft. The draft is going to work like this. When it comes to our turn, we have to at least if we haven't filled our line up up to twelve forwards, D and three goalies, that we have to make a move. So what? What I mean by that is I'm going to pick for us, as I'm in the last place. Okay, Zact Simon, I think them, if I pitt, if I go and I pick three more forwards to D in a goalie, and I think my lineup is done. I'm done. What is that to get it? When it gets back to my turn, though, if I wanted to, I could replace somebody. Wait, are you? So? Where are you picking your wrestler? Your people? At one time on wikign is, it's here's how it's going to work. Is like. Are we snaking? Are we all taking out one. It's gonna be me, Kyle, Brittany, Jeff, yeah, Brittany, Gaile me, I'll...

Neil. And what I'm saying is you're going to keep making a selection and now it's done. So you could go pick three forwards to do the goalie and you can say I don't want to change any of those guys, I'm done. Wait. So I can kick people all you can kick people out, when I wouldn't people. Ye, AH, Sol away, go some bogs. Oh my God, the minute Britney sends them away, they lost her. Putting the woods clears like an fastors. Here's where it goes upper to see. Here it go. Here's where it gets in this game early. Here's where it gets interesting. So you're going to build your roster up to take me and three. There is not another draft at the end of the month of January. Can I name my team? You'RE gonna cut three forwards off at the beginning of February. Actually going to cut six forward. What I said half? I said half. That's right. So at top of twelve is six. Neil, get up math. So January is twelve, eight three, February is six four two, March is three two one WHOA. This draft coming up is huge because, unless there's a season ending or a serious injury, the twelve forwards, D and three goalies that you begin January with are gonna be your players for February and March. are going to come from that group. Does that make sense? Yeah, you're not to add another player in unless there's something serious that happens. Oh, I can't wait. People, buckle up, see on my pick your dead. What I want, what I think it's going to be interesting, is your you guys are going to get to a point where you have your full lineup, twelve, eight and three, and then you're going to have to say to yourself in the middle of our draft, am I done or it's my turn again? Am I subbing one of these guys out? I can tell you the end my ansom that's in me. So what I could reassure you with is the Games on the schedule are all supposed to be played. This gets every team to thirty eight regular season games in the EHL. So if one of those games gets postponed because of snow or whatever it's, we're going to have them rescheduled. That game, if there's some sort of huge shutdown of some sort, then well, obviously address that button. You don't have to worry about a covid shutdown in the game not happening. That game is going to eventually happen. The question then is like, how do you pick the guys that you want? So I could tell you right now I will not be replacing David reduce because he hasn't played for me. He hasn't plays me. Yeah, crazy, he's gonna be nasty one and Vermont is going to have a ton of games. Right. Vermont's going to be saying, you know, even if you don't rack up the whe you racking at the shot. So it'll begin the Georgie, McMichael Mason, Paul homer. Yep, we get so it takes. It takes a lot of thought process about what you want to do. You gotta the schedules up. For those listening, the home that had second half of the schedule is up. So I would I want to do this next Monday, if we can wait. Don't. We're drafting Monday off the all. No record. I'm gone. You want to write the schedule down for a second? No, I have no took time for Sunday. Sunday night NHL face. Today night is our NHL fantasy with just so good. I haven't read the rout so thank you. Sunday nights are NHL fantasy with Justin. Monday night is the off air dret next draft of our fantasy, and then next Tuesday we record the New Year's Eve edition of the podcast, which, as I mentioned earlier, that's going to be. That episode will be less about of there around the league more about building up for this fantasy because, yeah, well, nothing tell they in three, as Brittany has pointed out, is basically a full lineup. We could each have our own line chart up we want. All Right, Mike, Maunty, get on like wentyall are it's it interesting. And the one thing I was going to point out is for playoffs, if they were consistent where each team was doing for each division was doing the same format exactly, we could break off into individual matchups for the postseason. But, as I mentioned, our playoff rosters are going to be three, two and one, three four towards to D in a goalie. Yeah, but I'M WE gonna have to redraft for playoffs because it Blah blood. Don't make the playoffs or just say eat it. That'll make the ball might the playoffs. Everyone makes, everyone makes a playoff. Sorry, but what if they get out the first round, though? or you just eat it because that's your own problem. That's what makes it interesting is when you, when we have to trip, when you trimmed down at the end of January from twelve, eight three to you gotta take your teams into consideration. Six, four two and...

...then three, two one. And what's going to happen is one of the grizzled members is going to join us for the playoffs. Remember Shrom? Yeah, Rom from right now is as a hundred and hundred point four to tell two pos eighty six, point six. You know anything can we have to point out for them? They've each had a killer goalie month, like Stroum in November had lj nor GAM thirty nine point eight points, and then del Tufo in December had Nathan Muller get him thirty nine points. Like huge, huge fantasy months. But how it's going to work out is one of them is going to join us for round one, two and three of the playoffs. We're each going to have a six person lineup. The top two of our five are going to actually compete in fantasy during the frozen finals. The other three you're going to are gonna pick whoever they want to win. I be well got. That is how that's how we're going to play this thing out. So, yes, Jeff, you went crazy for points in the December, but it's a long year, man. It's a long year, buddy. I'm not counting any eggs. Don't you worry. Oh, I didn't find up quick ast sign. Once we the self starts playing, it's a whole different ball game. Yes, and he found on line chart the other day was shrum and del Tofo on it from the revol let's work it said. That actually massed up my brow as I am opening getting one of those showcases. The one thing that I am going to ask Justin for his guidance on is obviously the points have to reset for the postseason, but there does, I there does have to be well, because they'll two friends from haven't been playing the same way we have so so. But there has to be some advantage other than the order that you pick for the first for the regular season. So maybe you start off with twenty points if you finish in first, but I thought the justice about that one. That's a different that's a that's an off the air topic. That's that's the off the air, off the are, not even when we're drafted right, right, right off the air, off the off the are squared, off the Air Square. So Master, one, hundred two three. Even though it's winter break, it's a busy time right now. Yeah, I feel like when we say a winner breaking, like at College, twiny right weeks back, mom and day finals. I turned my finals. When I feel there, all my classes love. I mean, is this we're dropping? We're recording this December twenty two. Drop, pick it on December twenty four. We have a game January five. Wait, who isn't it? Wait, vally, it's I mean it's not values Brumot, somebody. Yeah, are be raising our hand again? No, I just lumber Jack. Someone. Lumber Jack's versus spartans. David Reducey, here we go, right, versus wills. Look your goalie. Chill then. Oh Yeah, dudes, my have goalie's going against each other. Oh, that's awkward. That's something that I have to find. A zero zero shout out. It's happened before. Oh, we can't go to a shootout, Molde. We don't x games. Mold people, Domini, Shack, Marty bird or once tide zero zero. They split the hockey puck. Did they really? Is it? Yeah, they sack collect their shutouts like the pucks. Yeah, so they tied zero zero back when they NHL head ties. They split the hockey puck like one of the trainers spit the fucking yeah. So, just random fun to act. Look, it looked. I don't know what I'm talking about, guys, Oh my God. But obviously this there's a lot to think about throughout the holiday week end, of the holiday weekend. Happy holidays. My Christmas at Honka Quanza is that it sure happy, but it's all leading up to I guess you could say we get warmed up with our little NHL draft on Sunday and then wait, like, Sunday, hold on to look at the cant this. It's this is coming up this week. So Sunday, hold on, I'm like, my phone is going Berserk. If you twenty seven? Yes, I think a lot to think about. We'll discuss it again with the draft, because obviously if the first draft took us a while, I'll go this in's gonna take this one. It's going to be someone's turn for like twenty minutes to going to be like sweating, like do I do something? Like who do I? What do I do? Like you can. You can pick anybody. Remember that. You can pick anybody. Doesn't have to be an all star. Right, beautiful, you bring it. Bring the heat, folks, I know who my first big is. I know and I'm not gonna tell no one till the day it's it's obvious. I am must give a hint. No, it isn't. Who Do you think it is? I'll tell you right now. Go, Nico, here, here, yeah, get up, Carolina, hurricanes, condo. N I'm talking about. Wait, Nico he shut. Oh, yeah, sorry, wait, who're you talking about? Taking a specific which which fanish after you're talking...

...about? I'm sorry, Niko he shut. Boy, it signed off. First Nia before we get into this. No, wait, wait, I'm turning with my I'm talking to the not and I told you, the EH show. Yeah, who do you think? My first pass in to me. You want to keep your forward, sub connor, bizarre speechless, because it doesn't right. That's why? Not, right, that's don't want to. You can. That's my first stay. You can keep guessing. Jos Younger, baby, let me, let me talk, let me sell. I'm gonna keep younger. Don't you keep younger? Anyway? I'm not. Yeah, I'm not trading younger. That be stupid strong word. Don't even know if I'm do trades anyway. Brig Rating. This is dropping on Christmas Eve. So for everyone listening at home, Mary, Christmas and happy holidays. Enjoy the time off, especially for your players that are back home with their families right now, because as soon as you get back, as you know, I told a lot of people the first half of the season was like going a hundred miles per hour. It's gonna be like going two hundred miles per hour and the second half. We're signing off the podcast right now. Hold over thirty seconds, so enjoy the Hollis everyone. Thanks, guys, holiday. You see it through. Good Lord for it. Thanks for listening to the 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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