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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 division two and three levels. Welcome to the east show presented by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission said there's around their daily motto we take care of our own as they help all all of those within the hockey community who experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's going on? My name is Neil Raven. This episode number sixty one of the e show. No introduction this week, no interview this week. Let's jump right into it with the e crew, because, guys, this episode is the First Round playoff preview. The offs. Talking playoffs new. Why didn't Sho a mute myself get up, though I did stream get up to myself. That was a messing, I think you probably. You probably did it because you knew they was gonna break the sound barrier when you said get up just now. True, I did that at a bunch of lower volume the second time. Yeah, anyways, hell you, everybody. How are you? Hello, how did we get here? Oh No, and I have do this really work for U Cho? That's right. It's just is feels like we're time capsule this with this podcast dropping on the third. I've set it numerous times on previous episodes. We're nine days away from one. Last season got cancel. Oh Yeah, I actually on my snatch at memories yesterday it 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's what's get. Our world's crashed like ten days from now. Yes, twelve was and and and not that we're out of it by any means, like I still acknowledge that Colvid is still here. It's not. I thought you meant mentally we're not stable, and I was like speak for yourself. Mentally it'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 it feels like we're in a better spot as a country and it feels like we're going to finish this thing off. And the matchups this week. I want to 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 week segment of around the e show. Around these shows brought to you by the junior 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 queen south. So, yes, is it? Is it amazing how, like a week 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 to the last possible day and it's not even doesn't even matter for male one to that point anymore. Now it matters for protech and to anyone see any of this coming, protech is the three seat. HMM, Kyle Jack McKenna's turned it up. 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 games in a row and we're the first team in echo history that shut out the at sems on the road. Not only did they do that, they played that's a good can stop. Wait. Yeah, juicy to subject. Let's repeat that fact. First Time ever. Yes, eight sevens have never been shut out at home. They've been shut out thet sives. I've never been shut out in their own barn. The junior ducks did it, and not only did they do that in route to a six game winning streak, then they got to play backtoback days against you know, I get it, the little flyers. They quinch the second see, but it's a lot of hockey for that 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 bio steel powder that head coach Terry Watt is in these gotta be the blueberry y'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 the HL. 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 while your best. A lot of hockey going into this, though. So apple core 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 a bona fly goaltender in my mind. So...

I mean I'm expecting a three game set 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 half of 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. I think what's so interesting is we would shit on this podcast. We're going back and 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's going to be three, and then just slowly out of nowhere, here comes protech. And then Terry calls me and you go, so if we win 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 go okay, Oh, I pull it up. I'm like, I apologize, I didn't I didn't notice right. It was quietly like it was after that three 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 was playing 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 at you look at you know, swept by Connecticut. Yeah, regular season it's the typical power ratings like arrows up, arrows down. Maryland and the avalanche are each going this way towards the playoffs, but then you have the wolves Protech, who were going this way towards the playoffs. Right, it feels flipped. Based off previous experience, the avalanche should be the ones that are going up towards the playoffs. Maryland, while they haven't been in the league that 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 a multiple franches. It's a new it's a new year. It's and it's a there'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 Tuesday night. We didn't know that match up till seven hours ago. That screw up our recording last night. Good job for we well and, like arension, I thought. I thought about it like when that game ends on Monday and I'm like, we can't record tonight because we have no idea what's going to happen. We could have would have been. It would have been like if what a bit of a fifty shot? Yeah, yeah, and then some po would have got mad because somebody would have gets wrong. Part would have been me, but like it'd be like that. Sometimes we would have had to record two different versions of that segment. Here's the version of these are 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 kyle with 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 three games. So we all say that form. Wait, cool, wait, course core 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 and nobody knows what because I get it just goes like nil sing, like it's such 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 reugh riders, I think I said to be exposing that. Sorry, Ip Squteri will up there mine. I have no idea who I picked in how many games. Like you're looking at at that trip right and never. I've mentioned in this podcast numerous times you never go into a game with the plan to lose. 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 first Marylyn game with the intentions of winning it. So you stay out of six, you become five, but then you lose the second game. So they you get PROTEC in the second round instead of Maryland. Doesn't work out that way because but what's funny about it is you go from potentially actually hosting a game to traveling for all three. So when I took two and twenty one season, what I mentioned, how at two o'clock I get on the phone with Marilyn and the and the rough riders. Will we have their series scheduled by two fifteen? Right, guess what the rough riders did at three fifteen, three and thirty. But they got on the car and they drove to Maryland. But they just were on Tuesday or today, our Monday. preparation. Yep, there like preparation. Off We go. Is Fifty in the playoffs. Fifty percent of a battle and...

...a playoff series. And I'll trying to preach and I'm sure head coaches orger with me. It's preparation. It's the little things. It's shown up to the hotel room. Did my mom packing my peer burn and Jelly? Did I bring it with me when I wake 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 little things like he's my equipment dry in my mentally prepared today. Get enough sleep so that Maryland rough riders series starts. The day that we dropped this podcast is the first game of the playoffs. Thirty put drop. Part of the reason why they got down the shine. Part of it is when they got down there early. But that series is going Wednesday, Thursday and, necessary, Friday, while the apple core in duck series, what's always what's also tough 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 on this podcast we only care about the EHL, but there are there are the games that take place at these rights other leagues like Una Thot. So the the ducks, apple cores series, it's going to go Thursday, Friday, Monday and they both know that if it goes till Monday, whoever wins in has to face the little if it's protect they based little flyers. If it's apple cores, they face eighty seven's. They know that that top seat on a 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's so concerned about game three, but you don't have ice to move it up sooner than you believe in your team. So much go one into easier. said that, done the row. When are we broadcast? Right, they coach, and I believe that we were consistent in picking the ducks, the four of us. I think that I was the only one that picked the rough riders. Yeah, I think key work, because I did not. I mean, I mean, let's just from mind Britty that a year ago at this time was was the gray owens infamous instagram posts. You need to if anyone does not know. I said they're going to lose, and then graylands tagged me in his instagram post and I was like, Oh, I forgot about catching. He for Gret keep my granams just like. He's so quiet 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 Jack Mende zoon or something like chirping me, but not, it was just gray olds, a great old abson. She Bell Checks Pretty. He was like okay, 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, but moving on. Every mention. We are picking. We all are picking the doctors. Three of the four are picking Maryland. But yes, I think that collectively, for a four here, know that the series could flip. Yeah, and then our right and then our brackets. You just take a piece of paper and his ripping and half. You said. That's what like, I looked at this stuff all day and then, like, as most of us know, for all of us know it, I feel like I took the longest. I definitely did take the longest because I still wasn't comfortable day thinking about him like. Well, just because, like you said at the 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 consistent in our picks and we probably feel the strongest about the express over warriors matchup. It's gonna say what chilled child, child, we probably feel the strongest about that. The other two series are complete toss ups. We really have to say that. Yes, the Seahawks, chiefs and railers, wizards are who wants to show up in that series? They probably led those four teams. Led the WHO are we segment of that. We kept through the whole season. Right, the SEAHAWKSS. I picked the seahawks. Raise your hand if you pick the SEAHAWKS. We all did the long everybody Bill Willis let's go, let's go, let's go around the horn. Let's give a reason 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. I was just gonna say because your boy JP mellow won't be there, so I was gonna say goaltending, veteran, veteran goaltending and bettering coaching. Combination of the two helps them come on on the top of the chiefs. So Mela is one of the players that want. If mell as one of the players that 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 starter in 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's such a tough like. These are two teams that play the same way and they above be on. Don't even...

...think about Sionic. Yeah, you have to think about Richards, but think about not that the team doesn't believe in Richards, right, but you've been playing in front of Bella for the last 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, I always, 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 my opinion. Right, every coach does things differently, but what I've noticed about the high end, high end goalies is coaches have to play them more often because it helps you recruit the future high end goalie. Right, like when Kaden Primo played at northeastern, I asked Chris canally one time. Why does he play every single game, like everything, like even if it will you name a bottom division one team, he still plays. And what what can allly said to me that I thought was interesting was he goes picture. The next came Prima and and that coach is trying to recruit him. You have to show that next guy that this is why you should come here. You're going 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 top of division three for a while. They're not the number one. We Know Norwich was number one last year. You TOKA's up there too, but trinity consistently is at the top of the nest Gack, and not for nothing they're in the chiefs backyard in Hartford. You that kid gets sent to you to keep developing, getting better. You have to play them for as much as you can and then you know. Now you find out that you have to lose them for the postseason. Comes at a tough time. But to Britney's point, 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 of each other. Ye Times, the grinds, the grinds they gain, they can score. Do we know Drane's definitely the starter? Over more? Do we get confirmation? Okay, all right, yeah, I know, going based off of the number of times where he went back to back with Dran during the season, which was more than more more than a little, are you 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 toss up, and then we have to go to the others before we go back to Walpole. Yes, do I call the Wizards Games? Yes, and I bring up have you ever last four years before this get because Kyle is I'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 season long? Railer, rail, railers, and why I picked them? Here's my 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 the railers lose game one with Steff Faun? Yep, we're just talking about goaltending. And do you go back to him? In my opinion, if you're the railers and you lose game one with Stefan, you go back to him. 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 sticking with him. You guys. Yeah, it's I would. It's so tough with goalies like I guess what's interesting is the starter. Pull them, the starters in game one. I just I just realized, as I hit me during the stars of the week, the starters during game one are probably going to 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 railers brought in Sebastian Woods. The wizards brought in Bennett Jung. With the thought prod, yeah, with the thought process that those were going to be the guys. To Kyle's point, when you get into a playoff series winner, lose game one, when do you mix it up? Right? What to do that? You can't go back like like it was a wizards there was a wizards lumberjack series a couple of years ago where Kyle Conan was the guy down the stretch. CONAN got traded for Peter siulas later the year. As CONAN was was lights out when he got to the lumberjacks, but then lost game one and they went to Carbo the rest of the series. Right Because, oh my God, Connor Carbo partway yet. So it goes back and forth. Right. Once you make that change once, can you go back? kind of I don't know. I pleaded the fast and the three of the team give up on you. kind of does seam go hey, coach on 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 such a Stefan, he's your guy. You stick with them. I think you just ride them. Yeah, yeah, unless you're really in a whole group, then you you better have another guy who's like, you know, this is a guy who can dig me out of a hole, I'll say out the 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 and just 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 guy for the whole season and he's been playing well and the reason why they've had their late second half season serves. Then you stick with them through hell or high water. It's gonna be ont that. That series reminds me so much of last years seahawks wizard series. Not Different. It two different teams, but just like this, it seems are close. This is the matchup guys like this is the one that we want. So in case, to recap, I think Neil was the only one who picked Wester if I am not mistaken, I think so. Well, yeah, was it bag Wednesday? Who It's say? We're allowed to talk about predictions because, even though we'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 view our 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. He is the new Freddie Meyer. And the boys were whizzing through the second half. And God, that was awful. This one is baby, this one is. That was awful. Thanks. We love you to God. God. All right, so every cover. I don't I will be on the call 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 my week. Guys were recording this on Tuesday. I have true. Dude. I keep thinking it's Wednesday, because we always known Wednesdays all screwed up driving to 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. Here you go, Gout by gotta here and and before we get to the wall 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 ever regular season title. Yep, that's Adam. Congrats Matt, coach, Karen, coach Woley, good job was. We gotta go through this for a second before we get to that wall pole versus warriors, let's go over the records of previous regular season champions. Okay, so first the first season in the League, New Hampshire junior monarchs at thirty five eight and one. Good here, good year, good here. First all the second or the the second, third and fourth years in the League, the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Ready for these records? This is the absolutely bonkers it was. were nuts. Thirty seven three and four. That was the first one. That's not the next one was thirty three and eight. No overtimeer, sure I lost. Is Not a single one in that season. That's interesting. Get it done a regulation. That was rocky'smatol. The next one was thirty nine four and five. Right. So then we get to two thousand and seventeen. Eighteen. Kyle love this one. This was the year that there were ribs. 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 fifty game. Yeah, we played a lot of games that. You're Freddie Myer hated 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 and two, and this year's ex eighty seven start today. Expressed there for second. Where am I going with this? One eighty seven. Do you know what their record was at the end of the year? Eighty seven, they lost it. One thirty two regulation games. Thirty two, thirty two, two and three, thirty two, three and three, three. And I know we've talked about this, but I have to repeat it. What are the previous seven teams all have in common? The predating ever won? Never, redous seven. Yes, the previous seven regular season champions have never won the playoff championship. Okay, change.

If the eighty seven's win the playoff championship, this season, they will have officially finished the job correct. That's their motto, right, yeah, and now, and now, I'm going to go down there tomorrow, thinks them. I'M gonna go down there tomorrow and I'M gonna I'm gonna finally give almost like a bet. So that's when I hand off the trophy, I'm going to give a bet for the first time, because I'm going to walk in and they're all going to have their new 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 like one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine two thousand over the summer. It was like a thing. That was a big thing. whose to the tips of the just the top of the head. It was an interesting look. Matt Herick, looks like drink on Malfoy from Harry Potter. Oh my God, waits to see that. So, so Drinko. So the bet that I'm going to walk in and I've handed this trophy off for multiple years and said the same thing. This is. Here's the here's the regular season trophy that they've never won the playoff championship. Go Change History. Right. I'm going to hand it off tomorrow and I'm going to say at the first showcase next season, if you do change history, I will bleach my hair blond. Oh my God, I'll smoothing. Wow, I kind of want to join you. I gotta say. It Burns, Bunny Burns. You don't even in there for like an hour. It Burns. Oh Yeah, want to say blond, baby, fake bone, get off the me. I remember to stop it. Nothing bird deal with. And they gotta give a little bit to it. I give a little bit to it. I told Adam about it before. I mean I hope the kids listen to this before I even get down there. They may not because I'm gonna be driving through their practice to get down there, but that the air pods in while the practicing a little bit. Sorry, coach. Listen. Oh there's this. He's gonna Tie Zippo. Good for anyone would do that's going to be Dante Tremonti. So this is it, right, this is this is what I'm going to 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 the eighty sevens reverse the curse, I will fall suit here. I am I thought you were going to like you're saying, bets. I thought we were gonna go to bravadas. Put some money on it or something, please. Half the audience. Jeff is saying, why don't you just do the handlebars again? Well, no, Oh, yes, well, we don't. Vickie loves that. So I'm gonna make sure you can sleep in that nice new house. You have. Not have to come swept down to our places to 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 have finished 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 think Brittany 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 got faith and rhyme, mcgrab, let's go, it's gonna let's send that too or of 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 gonna tell 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 the him 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, I think it should be a good series. Yeah, for sure. I know, I know I said it's going to end in two games, but the games have been type between those two teams, the losses for the express versus the warriors. 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 and it was buckles who started that one? Clay? Well, Eric, I know 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 will be closed. Yeah, CLOYEA. Ryan Mc grants of the say we get about with scores. We can get the pretict scores. We just picked serious result. Good, good. You imagine if I made us predict scores every no, thank you, I would do would still be on. I'd still be like they were. There was one game. There was one game that I called and Kyle before the game said...

...ten goals and one team scored a meeting less goal with two seconds left and I was like, Oh yes, I was like seven plus three is ten. Okay, kyle was correct. I remember 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 I will 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 over the line and then come back. Actually don't have it a Ryland O, Tom Twin, rivers and road. I know well, Gambli legalize sports betting is in New Hampshire, because you'll live for your die, baby, live for 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. Let it ride from the north. Now I will say this. I don't think drafting sports book has any odds in the ehl championship, but we'll work on that. For the ninth season of the League. I think they're going to be our new sponsor. So we're still waiting on pellets on to give give us a call and give me a yeah. I gave the actually yeahs punt on to see neal been run that thing all season. Let's go eas so we 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 not going to reveal our predictions for that right here. You can find those on the bracket. That we're going to release, but obviously we're going to have wait the brackets getting published to the world. Yeah, Oh my God, there was another point of mean like making a major comeback and fantasy. Oh I did. No, wait, what what do you what do you think? We're gonna Rut it? All the chirps for it. They we're gonna let it all play out. Hello, I'm not getting chips for nobody. MM, we're gonna let it all play on. Be Like, by the way, 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 episode of the podcast for the second round. I'm scared, another episode before the third round to go over those picks. Now. Okay, for in terms of the bracket, should we get into that? I think we should get into that like the point system, the point system which is part of our big fantasy challenge. So let's transition into what to watch for before we wrap 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 and group dining, chuck up their party pizzas and specials apport to Geezcom do you guys have her look at Justin subtle hints that he puts in the graphics that he sends us? I need to start looking at the like like this is like like like Tom dyday or whatever. was like. That was a good one. That was a good one. Let me just read you the rules graphic. I would say. That's where I just wanted to because I know usually screws around in that section. I gotta find it, though. Each crew, remember, has cut their forward some six, twenty three, that one. Keep going, keep going, keep going, defense from from to two 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 long discussion about. We wanted the matrick points account and they still don't. All right, so we get five bonus points will be awarded for the correct playoff bracket predictions to extra points. If you predict the number of games correctly right now, I will say this. You will have a chance to pick a new second round winner for each series. If a plate of a team gets knocked out. But the point of picking the full bracket was if somebody somehow well 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 the fourteen series collect correctly and have the number of games correct, and each one of those it's another a hundred points. So I need that's a hundred for these 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 crazy stiff. Well, make up a custom value, because Kyle wins, because what? But what? Cat? Kyle did make one point that Kyles is unique, and probably it's true. This year has been wild. there. Expect the unexpected, right something okay, in Kyle's opinion, something's going to happen here that we're not expecting. I'm...

...sorry, we're all laughing, but it's probably. It's probably true. Right, something's going to happen that we're not expecting. Yeah, it's definite, but stay tuned. So I mean as as easy as it was for myself. Definite brining to pick more chalk and top 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 this here. We'd have teams move to different states. You might be. I don'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 lived in hotels for like five nights at a time. It's the guy who's who takes care of your body well, who's going to eat? Well? Is My 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 the guy who makes the peanut bur and jelly sandwiches for the guys when they wake up in the morning. It's those that could be a mix. It could be a mixed to of PEO. The battle. That really we can't talk about on the PODCAST, right. We just can't discuss that. It's not about the town on the ice to sign, about whop who. In the regular season it's a whole nother ball game. So new. So what will not? Will Not overthink to do? Guys understand? My listeners. Listeners understand. I'm sure the parents are all laughing at me or like, oh my 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 weird middle ground. Right, you don't want to like you said, Kyle, you want to pay attention to all those details, but don't pay too much attention to get your own head where. Then you go up the ice and you're like like what am I doing here? Well, who shown up to the rink on time? Like who's not paying attention to detail? Who shows up late? Quite frankly, at this point, I really don't care about 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 second round, which the second round wherever wins that goes to the finals. What seed number were the wizards and the second round? Or they six, automn one, seven or seven? They were the second, the last team in anything can happen. They were one series away. Now they were those words. They were facing the one in the Rangers. Could they have won that series? Not? The favorite, probably not. Chance, guirement and Darby and 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 on their 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 nobody even 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 can accrue from picking the series correct. We have taught on numerous occasions about how we'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's team has been cut down. Holy Heck, no, Dude, my I'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 getting your 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. You might as well, and everything's about me. World revolves. So I podcas that we will start by saying that I'm still in first place, yes, despite not having a lot of people play this past week. Yeah, I know, thanks. Every built up Nice, nicely, Nice Pad, nice cushion solids. A solid seven point week for Brittany and they'll follow it all. I got finally, well, what? And there was like mad of my people didn't play and it is. There was a stat change and then it 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 all seven points from Andy Moore. No, US. You had a couple guys get on. Yes, student got. I think you should add an assist and thin the one goal is from Andy, I believe. So, yes, okay, well, Brinny, I mean the standards got flipped for this past week. I Brittany got seven, I got sixteen, Jeff got thirty, cow got sixty five. Yeah,...

...so over I'll kyle fit like the his protect McKenna's protect mckennis get out the end of the season as the Kyle will overall pretties that want thousand one hundred forty nine. I'm at one thousand one hundred thirteen. Dude, that's scary. Let's Jeff is that one thousand and twenty 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 you have like one more save for point two? Of them were all at a whole number that's above my pay grade. So so let's go to Brittany's roster first, and with all those rangers and eighty seven scorers, who did you trim 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 would be King Andy Moore. Possible Ahl rookie of the year. We'll get into that on a later date. I picked Andy Moore as my these were my like locks people. It was Andy, the chance and Miller, all from PTERR. Shocked, and then for first found up my d George, Georgie Wiener. I'm so sorry, my dude, but I had to pick j Johanson because 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, I picked K Suda. Had A six some seven in there, and then I picked Ricard Jelensk rate. That a way. Yes, so, because I do think has second round tea's whatever, I think the wolves are going to win. So, yeah, you heard it here first boys. So yes, Brittany has a player that is a strong candidate and anymore leads the rangers and scoring. So he's a strong candidate, probably for more than just rookie of the year. You probably should be the MVP and for them put it. I put him in on my spreadsheet on my team. Want to talk about candidates for MVP. Zack Simon, Patricia Schmidt, Tara Monti and Simon are all. This isn't fair. This is not all of this is not fair. So it was tough, though, because I had I had tersts. They're also and I went was Egan Schmidt, Dante Taramanni and Zach Simon. On the back end. On the Blue Line, I went with Rory Gresham and Todd Philip Burt, to be touched on earlier with JP MEL. Going back to Trinity, I went with David Riducy and goal. So I 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 rangers were 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'm actually you just, Oh, man, you just wow. My world is now. 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 same thing because I got three wobble players. M Yeah, bring that right train go down r yeah, bring that on. Jeff, kick wrongs. WHOO, all right, I'll so, Jeff, your roster, your roster. That's so we're gonna wear. We had some inside sources tell us that Feldman should be okay. We're hoping. No, we don't know. Donny, if you're listening, my boy, thank you for all your help this season. You've been a great, great asset to my fantasy team. We need you for the playoffs, Big Guy, but more importantly, coach Quins and coach Trimble needs you for the playoffs to because Patrick's baits geese. Don't leave the 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 back safely. And then Ryan Bailey, because I mean he's running Bailey, he's been nasty to and Lorenzo Maclin, which I'll see you at the rod on the Thursday, big man. We're going to need some pocks putting that from that big man. He's not that large, but the throwing place big. Doesn't he place big? anyways, Ruro to smooth on the back end with haul big, and then mason, don't call me Arnold Palmer in the dead. Yeah, you got lots of red train man, ride them, ride them. Let's go pull kyle. Well, I'm I'm just honored that I finished in first place this best week. It's, you know, just kind of a big deal for the organization moving forward. Let's go swinger, Nick Swayne, 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 on the 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 my things out, kind of hoping for the best. Little eighty seven focus, two players, but still, in my opinion, kind of spread out there. 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 plays out 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 either the eighty seven, rangers, express or avalanche. CAN WE NOT gonna little? I forget by a book hooks it. So it will be interesting to see how guys schedule, because you know how much scoreboard watching can you really do? You know, you see that the eighty seven drop a game as the 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 to go the right way, they want to win their way there and ride that momentum wave on the way there. But if you see them lose a game and your wallpole versus the Rangers in Game Two of your third round series and they're and they're playing at the same time as you, and you're looking over at your coachoice is phone out in the bench during the game and saying how right, coach, like as our season is, our season about to end, dear, in a second, it could say, he's not getting done in ourselves. He's a hockey league dot org. Stay there. That's what makes this fun, though, and when you know I have to give credits to the rest of the league staff and Joe Britannia and Ken hodgs for helping us through this season. For for Joe, I've taught them with him a lot about this because it kind of compares a little bit to Division One called hockey. 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 driven formula to figure out what you're your rating is right. The top sixteen should make it right. They're supposed to make it to the national tournament, but if somebody outside the top sixteen wins their conference tournament, that kicks somebody else out. 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 at the division three level too, like you have to watch over your shoulder a little bit, but not too much at the same time. With this format and 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 think it adds a little extra spice to it because, yes, it could save the eighty sevens, it could save the Rangers, it could save the express it could save the avalanche, and each of those teams has teams within their division who have the ability to get them a hard time. But we have her. 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 an interesting point. Role. You're about who pushes what to three games and then who 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's wild. If you can I bring up one of the Point Start Interrup you, Jeff, no, no, send. This podcast is good. We've talked about it before in the past. WHO's going to benefit from the bye week? And in my thin that's a great frankly, when I saw protect in 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 of a game. But there's one team that will benefit from a two week by I'M GOING TO GO NEW JERSEY. Yeah, especially if, if whoever come is coming from, like you said, they played the day before and then they'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 in the 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 to sit and rest for a little bit versus the teams that aren't, and that's and 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 are your 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, but the 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 playoffs scheduled kind of come to fruition and go up on the website because there's action on every day. And then then when you add in the game threes that we don't know right now they're going to take place, it just adds to the hype. It adds to the build up. I know myself and Jeff and Kyle are all calling games. I know that Brittany will be at probably more games than we're calling. She can, if she can, for sure to make her rounds. You can follow every box score at eastern Hockylee DOT ORG and watch every EHL and EHLP playoff game on hockey TV. And let's enjoy the first round of the playoffs, guys. Let's do it n do it a breath. Thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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