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First Round Preview | Episode 61

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the First Round of the 2021 EHL Playoffs. While it's hard to believe that we are a little over one year removed from last season's playoffs getting cancelled, the #ECrew and the league as a whole are proud of where things currently stand. Throughout the newest episode of the podcast, we break down all of the matchups set to take place this upcoming week in the EHL. We also provide an update on how our fantasy rosters will shape up for playoffs, and how you can get involved with the "EHL version" of the March Madness bracket challenge.

Welcome to the show with Neil Raven. 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 divisiontwo and three levels. Welcome to the east show presented by the penalty boxfoundation. The foundation's mission said there's around their daily motto we take care ofour own as they help all all of those within the hockey community who experienceda catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's goingon? My name is Neil Raven. This episode number sixty one of thee show. No introduction this week, no interview this week. Let's jumpright into it with the e crew, because, guys, this episode isthe First Round playoff preview. The offs. Talking playoffs new. Why didn't Shoa mute myself get up, though I did stream get up to myself. That was a messing, I think you probably. You probably did itbecause you knew they was gonna break the sound barrier when you said get upjust now. True, I did that at a bunch of lower volume thesecond time. Yeah, anyways, hell you, everybody. How are you? Hello, how did we get here? Oh No, and I have dothis really work for U Cho? That's right. It's just is feelslike we're time capsule this with this podcast dropping on the third. I've setit numerous times on previous episodes. We're nine days away from one. Lastseason got cancel. Oh Yeah, I actually on my snatch at memories yesterdayit was like the last game I went to and is like one year.Go to den and I was like, Dang, that's our emo. It'swhat's get. Our world's crashed like ten days from now. Yes, twelvewas and and and not that we're out of it by any means, likeI still acknowledge that Colvid is still here. It's not. I thought you meantmentally we're not stable, and I was like speak for yourself. Mentallyit's like the day, the week. But like I was saying, though, like we're not out of it by any means, but we're obviously itfeels like we're in a better spot as a country and it feels like we'regoing to finish this thing off. And the matchups this week. I wantto jump right into it, guys, because all these matchups are awesome.So let's start making our way around the show. It's time for this weeksegment of around the e show. Around these shows brought to you by thejunior hockey podcast, your old for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense.Check them out at tjj podcastcom. All right, Brittany, it's your podcast. What division are we starting with? WHOOHOO, go queen, go queensouth. So, yes, is it? Is it amazing how, like aweek and a half ago we're looking at matchups and saying, like,this matchup is big of Maryland because they're still fighting for the two seed.And then, like the way things play themselves out, it comes down tothe last possible day and it's not even doesn't even matter for male one tothat point anymore. Now it matters for protech and to anyone see any ofthis coming, protech is the three seat. HMM, Kyle Jack McKenna's turned itup. Well, no, not only is protect the three seed,guys. I mean I always say it in keeping up with Kyle and etc. But you got to give credit. Words do. They won six gamesin a row and we're the first team in echo history that shut out theat sems on the road. Not only did they do that, they playedthat's a good can stop. Wait. Yeah, juicy to subject. Let'srepeat that fact. First Time ever. Yes, eight sevens have never beenshut out at home. They've been shut out thet sives. I've never beenshut out in their own barn. The junior ducks did it, and notonly did they do that in route to a six game winning streak, thenthey got to play backtoback days against you know, I get it, thelittle flyers. They quinch the second see, but it's a lot of hockey forthat team right so I'm going to pump their tires. They earned it. This is a different team than it was in two thousand and twenty.Once the calendar Flip Two thousand and twenty, one different protect team. Whatever biosteel powder that head coach Terry Watt is in these gotta be the blueberryy'All moster who and in fact I'm drinking it too. All I'm all idly. Took a couple onts to get to kyle, but he's real good.Sixteen winning streak, highest wing streak entering the postseason for any team in theHL. That's fine, but it's a new season once the playoff start.That's time you want to get hawk. Oh right, and the seasons whileyour best. A lot of hockey going into this, though. So applecore is look not taking them lately. I'm not counting them out either.I mean Jackson Bernard is a goal you can steal a series. He's abona fly goaltender in my mind. So...

I mean I'm expecting a three gameset for for PROTECH and apple core. I mean you're looking at Michel Eva, second in the League, and scoring really came on towards the second halfof the year. Right, don't forget about Colin. Counted a boy call. We'll see if you make it, but let's like final six. Ithink what's so interesting is we would shit on this podcast. We're going backand forth for how many weeks about Marilyn little fires, back and forth.They have great match up against each other. One's going to be two, one'sgoing to be three, and then just slowly out of nowhere, herecomes protech. And then Terry calls me and you go, so if wewin these next three games and you know we get a little bit help,we get the three seat and I might tear. What are you talking about? And he goes, look at the look at the standings. I gookay, Oh, I pull it up. I'm like, I apologize, Ididn't I didn't notice right. It was quietly like it was after thatthree nothing victory over the seven when I was like, wait a second,this may actually happen. And what makes it even more interesting is Marilyn wasplaying for something in the and their two games set with the rough riders.Maryland six game losing streak. It's Tufft Four. It's so you look atyou look at you know, swept by Connecticut. Yeah, regular season it'sthe typical power ratings like arrows up, arrows down. Maryland and the avalancheare each going this way towards the playoffs, but then you have the wolves Protech, who were going this way towards the playoffs. Right, it feelsflipped. Based off previous experience, the avalanche should be the ones that aregoing up towards the playoffs. Maryland, while they haven't been in the leaguethat long, Joss FOSCO has. They should be going up towards the playoffs. But it's kind of like two thousand and twenty one baby's because done amultiple franches. It's a new it's a new year. It's and it's athere's. The League is deep. The League is really deep and that matchup, that that we didn't know until we're recording this almost nine pm on Tuesdaynight. We didn't know that match up till seven hours ago. That screwup our recording last night. Good job for we well and, like arension, I thought. I thought about it like when that game ends on Mondayand I'm like, we can't record tonight because we have no idea what's goingto happen. We could have would have been. It would have been likeif what a bit of a fifty shot? Yeah, yeah, and then somepo would have got mad because somebody would have gets wrong. Part wouldhave been me, but like it'd be like that. Sometimes we would havehad to record two different versions of that segment. Here's the version of theseare the matchups? Count One, and then Britty would say to me,what section are we on? Again I'm like, I don't really know.But through that with that matchup, what I want to go back to kylewith is the previous match ups between the Apple Core and Maryland. They're tight. They're really tight. I think we all said that series is going threegames. So we all say that form. Wait, cool, wait, coursecore versus apple are, sorry, cor vers or sirls themselves. Yeah, I think we also. Yeah, I'm yeah, I think we said. Dude. The funny thing is we did this circle five minutes ago andnobody knows what because I get it just goes like nil sing, like it'ssuch a it's such a mess. Kind of the playoffs are just weird.Like you know, it's felt comfortable picking anyone. We really did like yes, you could see, we could see some upsets in the coming wait,darn now, I don't know how many games I picked. Ya Over reughriders, I think I said to be exposing that. Sorry, Ip Squteriwill up there mine. I have no idea who I picked in how manygames. Like you're looking at at that trip right and never. I've mentionedin this podcast numerous times you never go into a game with the plan tolose. But if you're the rough riders and you don't want to travel,right, just say you didn't want to travel. You go into the firstMarylyn game with the intentions of winning it. So you stay out of six,you become five, but then you lose the second game. So theyyou get PROTEC in the second round instead of Maryland. Doesn't work out thatway because but what's funny about it is you go from potentially actually hosting agame to traveling for all three. So when I took two and twenty oneseason, what I mentioned, how at two o'clock I get on the phonewith Marilyn and the and the rough riders. Will we have their series scheduled bytwo fifteen? Right, guess what the rough riders did at three fifteen, three and thirty. But they got on the car and they drove toMaryland. But they just were on Tuesday or today, our Monday. preparation. Yep, there like preparation. Off We go. Is Fifty in theplayoffs. Fifty percent of a battle and...

...a playoff series. And I'll tryingto preach and I'm sure head coaches orger with me. It's preparation. It'sthe little things. It's shown up to the hotel room. Did my mompacking my peer burn and Jelly? Did I bring it with me when Iwake up the next morning up for a road game? But you know,I mean it's that's half the battle is just showing up and it's those littlethings like he's my equipment dry in my mentally prepared today. Get enough sleepso that Maryland rough riders series starts. The day that we dropped this podcastis the first game of the playoffs. Thirty put drop. Part of thereason why they got down the shine. Part of it is when they gotdown there early. But that series is going Wednesday, Thursday and, necessary, Friday, while the apple core in duck series, what's always what's alsotough about the scheduling this time of year. There's not a lot of ice.There's other stuff that takes place. I know, I know the onthis podcast we only care about the EHL, but there are there are the gamesthat take place at these rights other leagues like Una Thot. So thethe ducks, apple cores series, it's going to go Thursday, Friday,Monday and they both know that if it goes till Monday, whoever wins inhas to face the little if it's protect they based little flyers. If it'sapple cores, they face eighty seven's. They know that that top seat ona Bi is ready to play on Tuesday. Oh so you're gonna play backtobacks?Yes, so, but ry to is is moral the story. Boom. That was the exact desid on these phone calls. If you and it'sso concerned about game three, but you don't have ice to move it upsooner than you believe in your team. So much go one into easier.said that, done the row. When are we broadcast? Right, theycoach, and I believe that we were consistent in picking the ducks, thefour of us. I think that I was the only one that picked therough riders. Yeah, I think key work, because I did not.I mean, I mean, let's just from mind Britty that a year agoat this time was was the gray owens infamous instagram posts. You need toif anyone does not know. I said they're going to lose, and thengraylands tagged me in his instagram post and I was like, Oh, Iforgot about catching. He for Gret keep my granams just like. He's soquiet and he's so like just chill, and that's a last person. Look. I would have thought it would have been someone on the avalanche like JackMende zoon or something like chirping me, but not, it was just grayolds, a great old abson. She Bell Checks Pretty. He was likeokay, Walker Room. Bam, Brittany says we're going to lose. Guys, what are you think? And I was saying Cheez, great her room. To pritty's credit, they dead lose. But moving on. So, butmoving on. Every mention. We are picking. We all are pickingthe doctors. Three of the four are picking Maryland. But yes, Ithink that collectively, for a four here, know that the series could flip.Yeah, and then our right and then our brackets. You just takea piece of paper and his ripping and half. You said. That's whatlike, I looked at this stuff all day and then, like, asmost of us know, for all of us know it, I feel likeI took the longest. I definitely did take the longest because I still wasn'tcomfortable day thinking about him like. Well, just because, like you said atthe beginning, the League is so tight this year. Like you know, someone's gonna upset somebody. Somebody's going to ruin our bracket. Yeah,a percent. Who is it going to be? We don't know yet.They don't even know yet, like and and it may not be that division. Right. You look at the sense, right, and while we're relatively consistentin our picks and we probably feel the strongest about the express over warriorsmatchup. It's gonna say what chilled child, child, we probably feel the strongestabout that. The other two series are complete toss ups. We reallyhave to say that. Yes, the Seahawks, chiefs and railers, wizardsare who wants to show up in that series? They probably led those fourteams. Led the WHO are we segment of that. We kept through thewhole season. Right, the SEAHAWKSS. I picked the seahawks. Raise yourhand if you pick the SEAHAWKS. We all did the long everybody Bill Willislet's go, let's go, let's go around the horn. Let's give areason why. I'll take all of your reasons before that, you say it, Peyton Duran. That's why they're gonna want to say gold ten. Iwas just gonna say because your boy JP mellow won't be there, so Iwas gonna say goaltending, veteran, veteran goaltending and bettering coaching. Combination ofthe two helps them come on on the top of the chiefs. So Melais one of the players that want. If mell as one of the playersthat should be playing in college right now. But obviously with everything that's happened,returned to play for the chiefs. He is now back at Trinity.I wouldn't totally right off Zach Richards, who was going to be their starterin this series. Probably he does have a win against the seahawks this season, but it's just that's tough, though. It's such a like that. It'ssuch a tough like. These are two teams that play the same wayand they above be on. Don't even...

...think about Sionic. Yeah, youhave to think about Richards, but think about not that the team doesn't believein Richards, right, but you've been playing in front of Bella for thelast how long are you going to switch to a different goalie? You haven't. Well, while it's kind of interesting because, like you know, Ialways, I'm always very interested in the way that they goalies get played,right, because you can only play your starter so many times, in myopinion. Right, every coach does things differently, but what I've noticed aboutthe high end, high end goalies is coaches have to play them more oftenbecause it helps you recruit the future high end goalie. Right, like whenKaden Primo played at northeastern, I asked Chris canally one time. Why doeshe play every single game, like everything, like even if it will you namea bottom division one team, he still plays. And what what canallly said to me that I thought was interesting was he goes picture. Thenext came Prima and and that coach is trying to recruit him. You haveto show that next guy that this is why you should come here. You'regoing to be the starter and play every time. So what do you have? A goalie that comes to you from Trinity who has been at the topof division three for a while. They're not the number one. We KnowNorwich was number one last year. You TOKA's up there too, but trinityconsistently is at the top of the nest Gack, and not for nothing they'rein the chiefs backyard in Hartford. You that kid gets sent to you tokeep developing, getting better. You have to play them for as much asyou can and then you know. Now you find out that you have tolose them for the postseason. Comes at a tough time. But to Britney'spoint, they both play a little bit of a chaotic style and they've dumped. They dumped the puck into the corner and they smash the crap out ofeach other. Ye Times, the grinds, the grinds they gain, they canscore. Do we know Drane's definitely the starter? Over more? Dowe get confirmation? Okay, all right, yeah, I know, going basedoff of the number of times where he went back to back with Dranduring the season, which was more than more more than a little, areyou right? Nor the amount of Moore's in the League. So many mores, so many more. Some nemours, Mrjmr but Blaymore, I think.Like what I was starting to say. There's that series is such a tossup, and then we have to go to the others before we go backto Walpole. Yes, do I call the Wizards Games? Yes, andI bring up have you ever last four years before this get because Kyle isI'm going to say this. I'M gonna say the same point about Kyle.We get to Kyle. Who Have I been on the bandwagon for all seasonlong? Railer, rail, railers, and why I picked them? Here'smy biggest question. I'll leave it up for discussion. I love this matchup. I think it's going to be awesome, just entertaining physicals in net say therailers lose game one with Steff Faun? Yep, we're just talking about goaltending. And do you go back to him? In my opinion, ifyou're the railers and you lose game one with Stefan, you go back tohim. You ride him if you ride them out. This is my opinion. It's open for discussion. Railers lose game one with Stefan, I'm stickingwith him. You guys. Yeah, it's I would. It's so toughwith goalies like I guess what's interesting is the starter. Pull them, thestarters in game one. I just I just realized, as I hit meduring the stars of the week, the starters during game one are probably goingto be yost versus. Cool, honk right. What are their birth years? No, Ideah, they're young. They're both old. Two SHO's.Yeah, I got holy so he this. So so we're both though, two's. But each team brought in a goalie during the year. The railersbrought in Sebastian Woods. The wizards brought in Bennett Jung. With the thoughtprod, yeah, with the thought process that those were going to be theguys. To Kyle's point, when you get into a playoff series winner,lose game one, when do you mix it up? Right? What todo that? You can't go back like like it was a wizards there wasa wizards lumberjack series a couple of years ago where Kyle Conan was the guydown the stretch. CONAN got traded for Peter siulas later the year. AsCONAN was was lights out when he got to the lumberjacks, but then lostgame one and they went to Carbo the rest of the series. Right Because, oh my God, Connor Carbo partway yet. So it goes back andforth. Right. Once you make that change once, can you go back? kind of I don't know. I pleaded the fast and the three ofthe team give up on you. kind of does seam go hey, coachon act do that. That's the point, Kyle. There's a time series.Yes, it's possible. You can...

...utilize you go on to edders,maybe three, three in series games. If you have a stud it's sucha Stefan, he's your guy. You stick with them. I think youjust ride them. Yeah, yeah, unless you're really in a whole group, then you you better have another guy who's like, you know, thisis a guy who can dig me out of a hole, I'll say outthe only way, I would say you would take, and that Kyle's if, if Kawana coming round, six games, like shut our something, right,you have to. He would have to give up like six goals andjust look like he's out of it to be like all right, number mind, let's scrap it and go you know, I mean like he's been the guyfor the whole season and he's been playing well and the reason why they'vehad their late second half season serves. Then you stick with them through hellor high water. It's gonna be ont that. That series reminds me somuch of last years seahawks wizard series. Not Different. It two different teams, but just like this, it seems are close. This is the matchupguys like this is the one that we want. So in case, torecap, I think Neil was the only one who picked Wester if I amnot mistaken, I think so. Well, yeah, was it bag Wednesday?Who It's say? We're allowed to talk about predictions because, even thoughwe're ye, true, I just been like bringing it a old time.When we're bringing it up. I want people to put down to to viewour brackets for sure. Anyone on Mr want to tag me in your instagram. But, but, but to your three things Friday, it's the wizard. This called graylds. This is wizard's time, this is wizards till right. That's wrong. said. We believe in cory, for lady. Heis the new Freddie Meyer. And the boys were whizzing through the second half. And God, that was awful. This one is baby, this oneis. That was awful. Thanks. We love you to God. God. All right, so every cover. I don't I will be on thecall for game two of that series. Railers, wizard at the edge.Wait, wait, what? When? Oh, no, out of platform. It is Friday. It's from my black here's my platform. Here's myweek. Guys were recording this on Tuesday. I have true. Dude. Ikeep thinking it's Wednesday, because we always known Wednesdays all screwed up drivingto New Jersey tomorrow to take the regular season trophy and go like this here. I'll so you doing a drive through. Just put the window down. Hereyou go, Gout by gotta here and and before we get to thewall pole, before we get to the wall pole. Versus Warriors series.I should talk about the eighty sevens. We should recognize that from this.From in between last week and this week, the eighty seventh won their first everregular season title. Yep, that's Adam. Congrats Matt, coach,Karen, coach Woley, good job was. We gotta go through this for asecond before we get to that wall pole versus warriors, let's go overthe records of previous regular season champions. Okay, so first the first seasonin the League, New Hampshire junior monarchs at thirty five eight and one.Good here, good year, good here. First all the second or the thesecond, third and fourth years in the League, the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Ready for these records? This is the absolutely bonkers it was. werenuts. Thirty seven three and four. That was the first one. That'snot the next one was thirty three and eight. No overtimeer, sure Ilost. Is Not a single one in that season. That's interesting. Getit done a regulation. That was rocky'smatol. The next one was thirty nine fourand five. Right. So then we get to two thousand and seventeen. Eighteen. Kyle love this one. This was the year that there wereribs. Yes, revolution started season seventeen. They started. It wasn't his year, but they started the year seventeen and O and went forty one,eight and one. Right, put a lot of games that. You're fiftygame. Yeah, we played a lot of games that. You're Freddie Myerhated that. Hey, that's that's a lot of hockey. Little Flyers.Two years ago, the year that they lost the avalanche in the championship game, Forty wins, third or three losses and one overtime loss. Right.So then you compare it to last year's Rangers, thirty nine, five andtwo, and this year's ex eighty seven start today. Expressed there for second. Where am I going with this? One eighty seven. Do you knowwhat their record was at the end of the year? Eighty seven, theylost it. One thirty two regulation games. Thirty two, thirty two, twoand three, thirty two, three and three, three. And Iknow we've talked about this, but I have to repeat it. What arethe previous seven teams all have in common? The predating ever won? Never,redous seven. Yes, the previous seven regular season champions have never wonthe playoff championship. Okay, change.

If the eighty seven's win the playoffchampionship, this season, they will have officially finished the job correct. That'stheir motto, right, yeah, and now, and now, I'm goingto go down there tomorrow, thinks them. I'M gonna go down there tomorrow andI'M gonna I'm gonna finally give almost like a bet. So that's whenI hand off the trophy, I'm going to give a bet for the firsttime, because I'm going to walk in and they're all going to have theirnew bleached blond hair. Oh my God, it's so they're doing. Yes,all died their hair blow. Yes, really to do that religiously in likeone thousand nine hundred and ninety nine two thousand over the summer. Itwas like a thing. That was a big thing. whose to the tipsof the just the top of the head. It was an interesting look. MattHerick, looks like drink on Malfoy from Harry Potter. Oh my God, waits to see that. So, so Drinko. So the bet thatI'm going to walk in and I've handed this trophy off for multiple years andsaid the same thing. This is. Here's the here's the regular season trophythat they've never won the playoff championship. Go Change History. Right. I'mgoing to hand it off tomorrow and I'm going to say at the first showcasenext season, if you do change history, I will bleach my hair blond.Oh my God, I'll smoothing. Wow, I kind of want tojoin you. I gotta say. It Burns, Bunny Burns. You don'teven in there for like an hour. It Burns. Oh Yeah, wantto say blond, baby, fake bone, get off the me. I rememberto stop it. Nothing bird deal with. And they gotta give alittle bit to it. I give a little bit to it. I toldAdam about it before. I mean I hope the kids listen to this beforeI even get down there. They may not because I'm gonna be driving throughtheir practice to get down there, but that the air pods in while thepracticing a little bit. Sorry, coach. Listen. Oh there's this. He'sgonna Tie Zippo. Good for anyone would do that's going to be DanteTremonti. So this is it, right, this is this is what I'm goingto tell them. This is somebody has to eventually reverse this curse.I don't care how many years it takes. Somebody has to eventually reverse this curse. G S boys. Baby, if the sevens do, if theeighty sevens reverse the curse, I will fall suit here. I am Ithought you were going to like you're saying, bets. I thought we were gonnago to bravadas. Put some money on it or something, please.Half the audience. Jeff is saying, why don't you just do the handlebarsagain? Well, no, Oh, yes, well, we don't.Vickie loves that. So I'm gonna make sure you can sleep in that nicenew house. You have. Not have to come swept down to our placesto put you up for a couple of weeks. Well, like I said, if the sevens, it's one of my favorite ash stacks of the year. If the sevens complete this and they reverse the curse, they will havefinished the job. But let's go back to the central and the wall pole. Express the Wallpole. It's Best Valley Junior warriors to to. I thinkBrittany was the only one that said Valley's gonna win a game. She did. Dude, let's go valley. They beat wall pole twice. I gotfaith and rhyme, mcgrab, let's go, it's gonna let's send that too orof us. Yes, and he's gonna be you're also tied. No, he's gonna say he's Brittany said that they win one game. He's gonnatell the rest us three to go pound, say and and right. Oh,I'M gonna I'm gonna be the only one the probably cease both of thehim and Andrew at the Rod this weekend. That's a big Jeff calling that series. Than pumped for that. I'm real excited. I mean, Ithink it should be a good series. Yeah, for sure. I know, I know I said it's going to end in two games, but thegames have been type between those two teams, the losses for the express versus thewarriors. Here's why I'm winning the way that I am leaning. Yeah, the first loss was on December ten. It was a long time ago.The Express hadn't played a game prior to that since November twenty nine.All right, well, that's a personal problem. That that's why I believe. That's why I believe they lost that game. No excuses, mason summer. Bason Palmer did start that game. I will acknowledge that. Okay.Well, maybe the second loss, big base, was on February seventeen andit was buckles who started that one? Clay? Well, Eric, Iknow clay buckles to the baseball player children's the appropriates. What the appropriate rest? No, rust, Mason Palmer in that. Two Games. Cool,Chris. Now they'll be close games. Ryan, they'll be Ryan getting willbe closed. Yeah, CLOYEA. Ryan Mc grants of the say we getabout with scores. We can get the pretict scores. We just picked seriousresult. Good, good. You imagine if I made us predict scores everyno, thank you, I would do would still be on. I'd stillbe like they were. There was one game. There was one game thatI called and Kyle before the game said...

...ten goals and one team scored ameeting less goal with two seconds left and I was like, Oh yes,I was like seven plus three is ten. Okay, kyle was correct. Iremember that. That's right, Kyle, like you guess, completely lucky.Yes, I'm not going to sit here and be like Oh, yeah, like I knew what I was talking about. You Guess, but Iwill say you guys don't have draft kings up in Massachusetts or handshure right.All may go. We have do a new answer. Okay, go overthe line and then come back. Actually don't have it a Ryland O,Tom Twin, rivers and road. I know well, Gambli legalize sports bettingis in New Hampshire, because you'll live for your die, baby, livefor your die. That's what it's all about. So come to what door? That's you want. You want to read. Let it ride. Letit ride from the north. Now I will say this. I don't thinkdrafting sports book has any odds in the ehl championship, but we'll work onthat. For the ninth season of the League. I think they're going tobe our new sponsor. So we're still waiting on pellets on to give giveus a call and give me a yeah. I gave the actually yeahs punt onto see neal been run that thing all season. Let's go eas sowe need to obviously, in the North Division there is only four teams,so there are no first round matchups, but we will let everyone know,just so they're aware, that the one seed avalanche are playing against the spartans. Well, the tow seeds wolves are playing against the lumberjacks. We're notgoing to reveal our predictions for that right here. You can find those onthe bracket. That we're going to release, but obviously we're going to have waitthe brackets getting published to the world. Yeah, Oh my God, therewas another point of mean like making a major comeback and fantasy. OhI did. No, wait, what what do you what do you think? We're gonna Rut it? All the chirps for it. They we're gonnalet it all play out. Hello, I'm not getting chips for nobody.MM, we're gonna let it all play on. Be Like, by theway, people kyle bit that, like we know we have to show them. So what I was what I'm saying, is we're going to have another episodeof the podcast for the second round. I'm scared, another episode before thethird round to go over those picks. Now. Okay, for in termsof the bracket, should we get into that? I think we shouldget into that like the point system, the point system which is part ofour big fantasy challenge. So let's transition into what to watch for before wewrap things up. Here's what to watch more this week in the east show. And it's time for the ECREW fantasy johns brought you by Butchu Geez,brick, I'man pizza and Pasta your home for authentic Italian dishes, catering andgroup dining, chuck up their party pizzas and specials apport to Geezcom do youguys have her look at Justin subtle hints that he puts in the graphics thathe sends us? I need to start looking at the like like this islike like like Tom dyday or whatever. was like. That was a goodone. That was a good one. Let me just read you the rulesgraphic. I would say. That's where I just wanted to because I knowusually screws around in that section. I gotta find it, though. Eachcrew, remember, has cut their forward some six, twenty three, thatone. Keep going, keep going, keep going, defense from from totwo and goaltenders to just one. Oh, hattrick points are still not a thing. Is that we're looking for? Was Neal that we had a longdiscussion about. We wanted the matrick points account and they still don't. Allright, so we get five bonus points will be awarded for the correct playoffbracket predictions to extra points. If you predict the number of games correctly rightnow, I will say this. You will have a chance to pick anew second round winner for each series. If a plate of a team getsknocked out. But the point of picking the full bracket was if somebody somehowwell happens, picks the fourteen series, quick math. Three hundred and five. Yeah, fix the fourteen series correctly, because there's fourteen best of three series, let hip to the finals. If they picked the fourteen winners correctly, you're going to add fifty points to your total. If you pick thefourteen series collect correctly and have the number of games correct, and each oneof those it's another a hundred points. So I need that's a hundred forthese points right there. Now with Kyle's bracket, which you're all see,if Kyle's bracket comes comes to fruition, it comes true. Kyle wins.Okay, so like now it's like starts flying, like all sorts of crazystiff. Well, make up a custom value, because Kyle wins, becausewhat? But what? Cat? Kyle did make one point that Kyles isunique, and probably it's true. This year has been wild. there.Expect the unexpected, right something okay, in Kyle's opinion, something's going tohappen here that we're not expecting. I'm...

...sorry, we're all laughing, butit's probably. It's probably true. Right, something's going to happen that we're notexpecting. Yeah, it's definite, but stay tuned. So I meanas as easy as it was for myself. Definite brining to pick more chalk andtop scenes. Expect the unexpected. We haven't at large bid this year. We have three divisions playing things down. It's going to be really unique,really interesting to see how these teams played things out and how teams schedule. Also, right, because how anythink kind might be the smart one thishere. We'd have teams move to different states. You might be. Idon't know. That's interesting. To seal. It's again. It's a preparation thing, I'm telling you. I'm not preaching, but I've been there,I've done that. We've all made the hotel trips, like we've all livedin hotels for like five nights at a time. It's the guy who's whotakes care of your body well, who's going to eat? Well? IsMy under armor dry again? Did my mom make my pean burn Jelly Sandwich, or do I need to make for the other guys, like who's theguy who makes the peanut bur and jelly sandwiches for the guys when they wakeup in the morning. It's those that could be a mix. It couldbe a mixed to of PEO. The battle. That really we can't talkabout on the PODCAST, right. We just can't discuss that. It's notabout the town on the ice to sign, about whop who. In the regularseason it's a whole nother ball game. So new. So what will not? Will Not overthink to do? Guys understand? My listeners. Listenersunderstand. I'm sure the parents are all laughing at me or like, ohmy gosh, the guy actually makes a lot of sense. Expecting unexpected.WHO's gonna not overthink the little things too? It's about it's like finding that weirdmiddle ground. Right, you don't want to like you said, Kyle, you want to pay attention to all those details, but don't pay toomuch attention to get your own head where. Then you go up the ice andyou're like like what am I doing here? Well, who shown upto the rink on time? Like who's not paying attention to detail? Whoshows up late? Quite frankly, at this point, I really don't careabout your record, regular season record. Nor should you. Nobody should.I really don't care. Doesn't matter holding at this point. It is.Well, last year we were it. We were about to start the secondround, which the second round wherever wins that goes to the finals. Whatseed number were the wizards and the second round? Or they six, automnone, seven or seven? They were the second, the last team inanything can happen. They were one series away. Now they were those words. They were facing the one in the Rangers. Could they have won thatseries? Not? The favorite, probably not. Chance, guirement and Darbyand Harley just but tick tack too, every time they were on the ice. Yep. So I encourage those at home to save the playoff bracket ontheir phone and reply back with their picks for each trip, because the best, because I I think that there could be numerous different outcomes and maybe nobodyeven gets them right. But with that we have to talk about fantasy.Obviously fantasy carries over into the playoffs, along with the points that you canaccrue from picking the series correct. We have taught on numerous occasions about howwe're going to trim down our rosters. We we have arrived at three,two, one in a long time coming. That's for share. Think God Britney'steam has been cut down. Holy Heck, no, Dude, myI'm my teams took it up up a hundred points. We'll see, dude. I like, don't know, I shouldn't say that. I just gettingyour all great, no, it's all a Brett loves l what's hard.So we started off with my team at first, speaking about me. Youmight as well, and everything's about me. World revolves. So I podcas thatwe will start by saying that I'm still in first place, yes,despite not having a lot of people play this past week. Yeah, Iknow, thanks. Every built up Nice, nicely, Nice Pad, nice cushionsolids. A solid seven point week for Brittany and they'll follow it all. I got finally, well, what? And there was like mad of mypeople didn't play and it is. There was a stat change and thenit took a took a goal or assist away from her and I was like, oh no, like, I don't care that. It's only two points. Yes, but he's really matter than points this week. But we're allseven points from Andy Moore. No, US. You had a couple guysget on. Yes, student got. I think you should add an assistand thin the one goal is from Andy, I believe. So, yes,okay, well, Brinny, I mean the standards got flipped for thispast week. I Brittany got seven, I got sixteen, Jeff got thirty, cow got sixty five. Yeah,...

...so over I'll kyle fit like thehis protect McKenna's protect mckennis get out the end of the season as the Kylewill overall pretties that want thousand one hundred forty nine. I'm at one thousandone hundred thirteen. Dude, that's scary. Let's Jeff is that one thousand andtwenty one, and Kyle is at thirty six point eight. Now,so I have that many points. Christ. So I just got sixty five.Laster, you shut up for my OCD, Kyle, why can't youhave like one more save for point two? Of them were all at a wholenumber that's above my pay grade. So so let's go to Brittany's rosterfirst, and with all those rangers and eighty seven scorers, who did youtrim your roster down to? Okay, I'll start it off with my people, who I know for a hundred percent fact I was taking. That wouldbe King Andy Moore. Possible Ahl rookie of the year. We'll get intothat on a later date. I picked Andy Moore as my these were mylike locks people. It was Andy, the chance and Miller, all fromPTERR. Shocked, and then for first found up my d George, GeorgieWiener. I'm so sorry, my dude, but I had to pick j Johansonbecause I do think the wizards are going to win over the railers,and that's the T sis. And then, as my other for words, Ipicked K Suda. Had A six some seven in there, and thenI picked Ricard Jelensk rate. That a way. Yes, so, becauseI do think has second round tea's whatever, I think the wolves are going towin. So, yeah, you heard it here first boys. Soyes, Brittany has a player that is a strong candidate and anymore leads therangers and scoring. So he's a strong candidate, probably for more than justrookie of the year. You probably should be the MVP and for them putit. I put him in on my spreadsheet on my team. Want totalk about candidates for MVP. Zack Simon, Patricia Schmidt, Tara Monti and Simonare all. This isn't fair. This is not all of this isnot fair. So it was tough, though, because I had I hadtersts. They're also and I went was Egan Schmidt, Dante Taramanni and ZachSimon. On the back end. On the Blue Line, I went withRory Gresham and Todd Philip Burt, to be touched on earlier with JP MEL. Going back to Trinity, I went with David Riducy and goal. SoI feel there's my serf. I feel good about that lineup. You know, there's obviously it's a little nerve racking knowing that any of those teams lose, there's no more points now for for for Brittany's sake, if the rangerswere to lose, shot up, stop talking. We don't use those where. You're done in this house. We do not use that. Would,if the Rangers lose, showered up the whole great higher, Dude. I'mactually you just, Oh, man, you just wow. My world isnow. That does not happen on my Goddamn Watch. If I had anything, would not that I do to say about it. I'm doing the samething because I got three wobble players. M Yeah, bring that right traingo down r yeah, bring that on. Jeff, kick wrongs. WHOO,all right, I'll so, Jeff, your roster, your roster. That'sso we're gonna wear. We had some inside sources tell us that Feldmanshould be okay. We're hoping. No, we don't know. Donny, ifyou're listening, my boy, thank you for all your help this season. You've been a great, great asset to my fantasy team. We needyou for the playoffs, Big Guy, but more importantly, coach Quins andcoach Trimble needs you for the playoffs to because Patrick's baits geese. Don't leavethe coach Bates to not. Sorry, sorry, sorry, come coach Hines, tremble and Bates. They all need you, need your scoring. So, Donnie, please, all right, dawnny. Next, come on backsafely. And then Ryan Bailey, because I mean he's running Bailey, he'sbeen nasty to and Lorenzo Maclin, which I'll see you at the rod onthe Thursday, big man. We're going to need some pocks putting that fromthat big man. He's not that large, but the throwing place big. Doesn'the place big? anyways, Ruro to smooth on the back end withhaul big, and then mason, don't call me Arnold Palmer in the dead. Yeah, you got lots of red train man, ride them, ridethem. Let's go pull kyle. Well, I'm I'm just honored that I finishedin first place this best week. It's, you know, just kindof a big deal for the organization moving forward. Let's go swinger, NickSwayne, eighty seven s and he's Arquepanko,...

Michael Leva. On the back end. I'm going Kul Kevin Bite. Might have taken advice for someone onthe show podcast for my Defense Corps. I will give credit to that,and Duran, Duran in Durant in net. So I kind of spread my mythings out, kind of hoping for the best. Little eighty seven focus, two players, but still, in my opinion, kind of spread outthere. Eighty seven focus, but the ducks as far as I'm concerned,recurring to my notebook, the eighty sevens are still in the frozen four.So, but the ducks are going to beat them on the way there,though. Yes, so that's why there's an at large, big gentleman,the at large is going to be a very interesting to see how that playsout throughout the playoffs, because really going to one of three teams. Yes, what a four teams? It's probably most likely got to go to eitherthe eighty seven, rangers, express or avalanche. CAN WE NOT gonna little? I forget by a book hooks it. So it will be interesting to seehow guys schedule, because you know how much scoreboard watching can you reallydo? You know, you see that the eighty seven drop a game asthe regular season champion, their tickets punched automatically. They're going to the finals. They know that they're going to the finals. Now they still want togo the right way, they want to win their way there and ride thatmomentum wave on the way there. But if you see them lose a gameand your wallpole versus the Rangers in Game Two of your third round series andthey're and they're playing at the same time as you, and you're looking overat your coachoice is phone out in the bench during the game and saying howright, coach, like as our season is, our season about to end, dear, in a second, it could say, he's not getting donein ourselves. He's a hockey league dot org. Stay there. That's whatmakes this fun, though, and when you know I have to give creditsto the rest of the league staff and Joe Britannia and Ken hodgs for helpingus through this season. For for Joe, I've taught them with him a lotabout this because it kind of compares a little bit to Division One calledhockey. In Division One College Hockey, the top sixteen in the pairwise.Pair of wise is the rankings that they use. It's like a computer drivenformula to figure out what you're your rating is right. The top sixteen shouldmake it right. They're supposed to make it to the national tournament, butif somebody outside the top sixteen wins their conference tournament, that kicks somebody elseout. That's like Wesleyan last year, may let's degree, but likes,you know what I mean. But they have they have a similar thing atthe division three level too, like you have to watch over your shoulder alittle bit, but not too much at the same time. With this formatand are in a normal year, you get knocked out, you're going home. It's over. The at large adds a little extra spice to this thing. It's Alice is nice. It's a little different. Don't get me wrong. It's a little bit Chiel a sauce action. It's all good. Well, Australian pork chops, you know, a little different, but I thinkit adds a little extra spice to it because, yes, it could savethe eighty sevens, it could save the Rangers, it could save the expressit could save the avalanche, and each of those teams has teams within theirdivision who have the ability to get them a hard time. But we haveher. We have to acknowledge that, whether it's ducks or Maryland or railers, you're saying to her, it's also depends on to new you brought aninteresting point. Role. You're about who pushes what to three games and thenwho overcomes the adversity of what we just wanted three games. Guess what,Boys, second round starts to borrow. Let's go like that's nuts, that'swild. If you can I bring up one of the Point Start Interrup you, Jeff, no, no, send. This podcast is good. We've talkedabout it before in the past. WHO's going to benefit from the byeweek? And in my thin that's a great frankly, when I saw protectin the eighty sevens play each other on Sunday was a heck hockey game.Eight seven showed up, they played their game. Protect play to heck ofa game. But there's one team that will benefit from a two week byI'M GOING TO GO NEW JERSEY. Yeah, especially if, if whoever come iscoming from, like you said, they played the day before and thenthey're gonna be like well, well, we haven't played in two weeks.I think the bye in normal years, regular years, isn't as critical,but in a year like this, where almost every team at one point inthe season has had to go through a...

...active stretch, if you will,I think it becomes that much more important for the teams that are able tosit and rest for a little bit versus the teams that aren't, and that'sand that's it's going to be. It's going to be a wild right.We say wild all the time on the sun, this podcast favorite phrases.Well, Wild Raven, he's in me. I still is still so good.I got somebody texts about that. Why are you done? Why areyour top play number so as I can't, I can't be any higher than that. I didn't do anything like whatever. What it on? Whatever, butthe obviously the playoffs start the day that we're dropping this on Wednesday march, thirty am first game. You know, it's always fun to see this playoffsscheduled kind of come to fruition and go up on the website because there'saction on every day. And then then when you add in the game threesthat we don't know right now they're going to take place, it just addsto the hype. It adds to the build up. I know myself andJeff and Kyle are all calling games. I know that Brittany will be atprobably more games than we're calling. She can, if she can, forsure to make her rounds. You can follow every box score at eastern HockyleeDOT ORG and watch every EHL and EHLP playoff game on hockey TV. Andlet's enjoy the first round of the playoffs, guys. Let's do it n doit a breath. Thanks for listening to the e show. Learn moreat Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagramand Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week'sPODCAST is released.

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