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2021-22 Season Preview | Episode 89

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the upcoming 2021-22 season. Lauren Smith and Anthony Di Paolo officially join the podcast (1:05), and we start with a rundown of training camp and this year's pre-season (3:47). We then get to everyone's favorite segment with a fresh start to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (29:05). Finally, we wrap things up by previewing what to watch for during the opening weekend (52:40), including a rematch of the EHL Championship game from this past March.

Welcome to the e show, with Neil Rabbit,founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EH L has become the collegeplacement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next stepin your junior hockey. Career welcome to the e show is an I by thepoly box foundation. The foundation's mission sent us around their dailymotto. We take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockeycommunity who have experienced the castrophe event, learn more at pollyblock foundation, Dot Org. What's up, my name is Neil Ravin, and this isepisode number. Eighty nine of the e show on this past episode. We previewthe upcoming two thousand and twenty one. Twenty two season, Lauren Smithand Anthon de Paulo, officially joined the podcast, and we start with arundown of training camp in this year's pre season. We then get to everyone'sfavorite segment with a fresh start to the e crew fantasy challenge. Finally,we wrap things up by preeving what to watch for during the opening weekend,including a rematch of the HL championship game from this past March. Welcome back to the e show, let's bringin the e crew and it's finally a full edition of the podcast gang tointroduce each one of them to you coming back for his third season or twoand a half. Is it Jeff Jeff Mills coming on here? It a part, O Sealle?This is two and a half. I mean we league itself back to two thousand andfourteen as far as calling games, but on the PODCAST. I think it's two and ahalf, because we started in January of two thousand and nine net. Yes, yes, Idid a Decadi, basically yeah say ten. Twenty years ago you know two thousandand nineteen and then joining the podcast for the very first time, I'llfirst introduce Laurence Smith, our new ranks at reporter Laura you excited.I've been looking forward to this. I've had this mark down in my calendar forquite a while now and coming on the podcast for the first time, but he'sbeen in the League for a while as well like Jeff, its anthy depaul, our beatwriter for the year. Welcome to the ESHOT NY. Thank you kneel. Yes, this ismy fifth season working with the New Jersey y sevens, and now I have thehonor being the beat writer for the Eastern Hockey League. It's been nearlysix months since the the frozen finals ended. So I can't believe thattomorrow's the start of the season, I'm just really excited for this, and we'regoing to post more video content from the podcast this year, kind of likespin chickless does and why I say that is because we're all on video right nowand there's someone that isn't on video right now, but his name has beendropped in this podcast throughout the first eighty eight episodes right jeff,I think, we've probably exactlie producer- I think we've probably Jo,dropped justine, quitter's name too many times just in the voice of God.Could you just say hello, because we can't see you who you'll not hear me very much there.He is Mr e P himself is a justin squitter. It only took us eighty nineepisodes for him to come on. It only took us on that episodes. Hey it's nottriple digits neal yeah, maybe Nos yes, I mean a run but, like I said, he's, jumping on he'sgoing to kind of hang out on the podcast all year, we'll probably jumpin when we get a fact wrong that s it that a bet that'll be the perfect timefor that. We get a fact wrong if we're talking about playing games, if you'retalking about hat trick points, those are all don't talk about playing games.Oh Mad Jewe already go a hat trick points like we're going toget to fantasy later on this a we do this every podcast, though right,because we want to talk about fantasy now I want to talk about fantasy now,because I am rattled already that, like every guy that I picked, you guyspicked hoops, but we'll get to that. Let's start with the week, they're rundown it's time for the etres weekly run down. The e show weekly run down isbrought to you by the cure. Your hockey podcast your home for to hockey newsknowledge and nonsense, check them out a TJ PODCAST COM and the weekly run down formally knownas around the e show for those that tuned in last year is typically achance for us to look back at the week. That was the week that took place, andobviously the week that took place there was some ally a week that tookplace. So I really is. Our season is obviously starting tomorrow and there'sso many different games and match ups to watch out, for I find it funny how opening week and we're going to startlooking down. South Jeff will remember this because he was on at the end ofthe year in the playoffs we had Maryland, take on the rough rates her and in that first rout Yep. Youremember who the only person was to pick against Maryland in that playoffseries. Was You you're talking to him right now?It was death's right! That's, and I actually remember this. It was MaryGaunty, the owner of T, Maryland right...

...that called you out on instagram. He L,I called them on her phone and it was probably a month after this season whoknows what we are supposed to be talking about because he answered thephone with. Did you call me to apologize? I said what I don't know what I did.What do I have to apologize for, and he said for being the only idiot thatdidn't pick my team, but what makes it unique is the rough riders wereundefeated against team Maryland the regular season last year anthony yousaw the rough warders a lot. Are they jackalent or is that just was that justkind of the trend? Last year I felt like they went from awesome game to notan awesome game back and forth all your low well, I saw it first hand when therough riders war fit seven, because there are times where the rough ridersbe able to get away against the de sevings, but then other Games eityseven would win like nine. Nothing, eight one just es like really one sidedhigh scoring games, but I'm also going to reference. The previous beat writerKyle McKenna, who said it best, and I fully agree with where team Marilyn isa team that is built for the playoffs, where Josh foscal has very like meatand potatoes just grind it out kind of play, sile, where all the playersbuying to it even their top player in Dennis Archipenko, where they blockshots. They take the body and it's just meant for them this season, and I andeven though a team might be one defeated against the one team in theregular season. You know we've seen it at all levels where that can just gettossed out the window yeah, so a erlone able to do that and is an past therough riders. I was actually just gonna, say a tuna. We should have looked atthat and then like well, every dog has their day right. If you won the regularseason series that maybe the playoffs comes around, and I might have the samelook because that team seen you quite a bit of times during the regular season.But I think, if you look back at the schedule, I think the rough riders wentto Maryland back to back weekends. There, too, it was like last week onthe regular season and then the first weekend of the playoffs and I'm goingto knock on what, as I say this, it was because all of those like quarantinerestrictions were in place last year, Yep in the middle of that week, inbetween restrictions, got were made easier. If you will, I guess you couldsay for the rough riders, because the first week they had to play in Delawarebecause if they had played in Maryland, they would not have been able to stayin the state of Maryland because of the twenty four hour rule that Connecticuthad in place. So thinking back on it, like, I probably should have pickedMaryland, because that's a want of travel for one team to go back to thatright, right, yeah, but I had to be contrarying and pick somebody the otherteam, because the rest of you all pick the same guy I was going to say. Ithink that was maybe our fault. For me, Brittany, Kyles, all of our picks, werewhat they were and you were trying to go different, which is good. You knowtry to create. We try to stir the pot right. We did that well last year,we're going to try to continue to do that this year, because a lot ofcoaches and a lot of players liked everything we said and the minute wepost stuff man, you get immediate reactions, good, bad in the middle andand that's what we want we're talking about the league and we put the Leagueon the map and we're doing a heck of a job, and we got to keep going and inwhat all I said, what do you sing Anthony? No, I was gonna say you guysare talking about coveters. I think the other thing to know about team Marylandis that they didn't get to play a single game at plain the Orchar Arinalast season they got to play till the playoffs until the playoffs, yes, EGADothey. I think they still got to play Marilyn, but that state went county bycounty with their restriction, so each county had their own set of rules. Soeven though they got to play in Maryland, I think Josh was telling methat their rank that they played him was over an hour away from piny orchard.So everything as a home I yeah, but not really home ice. It was called icewhirl. I swear. Oh yes, yeah we was work. Is World Yeah, that's right, butwhat's unique is like search up in right back into right. It's the threegames serious. They play Friday Saturday, Sunday we're going to get thefantasy. As I mentioned earlier right. We always tease that seventeen timesper episode right, but what's what? When all the rosters come in, like it'sobviously like an influx to or in boxes myself and Justin Justin, you can hearme, but we always post them, and then I look quickly to see like what pops outwith the rough riders this year for the goal tenders. They don't have a singleage out goal tender. They have two O tos in an O. Three I said we're goingto get the fantasy, but Lauren you picked a goalie who I'm going to putyou on the spot right now. I don't even know how to begin pronouncing this lastname. Yeah, you've kind of you give me a contact to reach out to from the team,and it was interesting. I was not expecting such a quick response, butI'm definitely grateful for it, and I was honestly looking at his name tocouldn't have told you how you're supposed to pronounce it, but I I thinkI kind of fits once I listen to it is...

...his name. Is Daniel. No arwit is how heolely the war contact. You gave me he had. He sent me an audio file ofgeneral, actually saying it. So it's a hundred per cent correct because hesaid it so it's Daniel Nearli and I'm taking a chance on him. I think I thinkyou could be but of the third horse. Who knows so? I guess that contact was Mr SteveBrown's Yeah. So, for the seven he's, a lot like me, where I think we havecomparable OCD right is that I think that's a fair statement right. I know what I hate is like when I textjust to text Stephen, I had then started texting he's going to send youan audio filling, not to believe me. I started texting that and I forgot tohit, send in the text box. You know what he did that I do that, all thetime, not on a why I mean, as as Vicky she's like. Why did stick me but textme back, I'm like Ol, it's in the text block. He goes. I don't believe you,but it happens to me a lot for some reason. I have a lot going on in myhead and in your life and in your phone and then it three games obviously towatch this weekend between those two teams who I mean, I think we could allgo on a limb here and say all three games could be very close. That's not the only match. UPS of theweekend, though, there's obviously a bunch of other ones that really standout funny how that was one first round match up from last year Maryland roughriders in the playoffs. The other was the ducks in the apple core. They alsoplayed in the first round last year and they have a home and home series tostart this year and kind of a late. offseason addition, if you will,for the apple core, is Jackson Bernard, I know of Hoof. Tile was here to bescreaming out he lobbed Bernard last year, and I think it has something todo with the fact that Bernard obviously as an age out dish here, I have tocheck it with Mike Lasar. I think he's kind of just deferred his Comitantenext year at Augsburg, but Bernard I mean Anthony, can kind of attest tothis. I think he was like an underrated goalie because of the shots that he sawon every game. Is that a fair statement? Yeah I mean any time that Bernard came upagainst the the ET sevens. There's a there's, a phrase where, if you saysomething enough times, it just doesn't make sense in your head. I think it'sphonetic Sadia ion where t t that was basically the case with Jackson Manar,because I was saying his name over and over again, because he was making theseridiculous sieves against the eighty. Seven players who you know Adam holystyle of play is very offensive. Attack Heavy and you know he kept apple corein the game, so I think, coming back for another year in the HL, he canreally lead this apple core team and do some damage he's a very good girl. I mean we talkedabout it in the offseason podcast right now we went through Jackson Bernardwhen we were making these the all e show line up all time line upteams and we went through Bernard's numbers and we were both likeastonished and me we remembered from last year we did the PODCAST, but hewas making fifty plus save some games. I remember one of the Games. He hadsixty five saves. Like I mean that's unbelievable. A defense has to get alittle stronger in front of him. Sure coach lezard would agree with thatpoint, but I believe Betler is coming back, sothat could be a good key piece. James Meler he's another good one, so I meanjust hard someone to watch for, though listen to some of these totals down thestretch. Forty, nine forty, seven sixty five, forty, eight forty three thirtysix, thirty one, forty six, forty six men in that playoff series. I thinkthat's what stands up to me is the playoff series with the ducks was onenothing game, one right and then it was to one and overtime game to so wetalked about this at length last year. It's a sweep for the ducks right, a twogame to non sweet yeah, but those are tosses at the end of the day when you,when you look back at how close the massivs were, they could have goneeither way. Oh for sure, thirty one saves was his lightest day of work that actually a higher amount of work formost goal tenders, but- and we did put them on the Al Time Line up- We put inwith Blake Mossa Tim, ses, tack and Jackson Bernard, so we had to the guysin the guys in front of him for goal tenders each one goalie of the yearawards in their respective conferences in college, so maybe there's a littlefuture there for Jackson Bernard, but obviously we're going to get to our.What to watch for and we're probably going to talk about this game againthere. I think that we cannot not talk about the game ofOpening Weekend Jeff, you know what I'm talking about. I think I do what isYaco? What is it the avalanche and Rangers always playat the beginning of every year? They did. We were on the call for was thatlast year we were on the doll, is yeah,...

...yeah read it, but the I don't know. IfI'm calling Sundays game, I think Tyler may be calling Sundays game taking alittle step back. I got a rest of a voice this year yeah. I almost lost myvoice, the finals last year. I don't know why, may we had fun yeah we did we did, but withthese two teams they always play very early on in the year. For those that are asking why it's notthe first game of the season. I will answer the question very quickly.That's because rich to Capio that had coach of the Rangers is suspended forthe first game for a penalty that he got at the end of last year, so they itwas so like funny how they like scheduled it. They are like well, whydon't? We both play the spartans first and then we play each other secondright. So, if you look at the schedule, Friday is spartans. Rangers Saturday isspartans. Avalanche Sunday is Avalanche Rangers. So so I don't know if Brent tradervolunteered himself with the CECO spartans kind of risky. If you will, I don'tknow not o these bolds. They played bearly well down the stretch. I couldsee triter being bold and want of the you know what right now you got. Yougot a re Starty, the sporty party, a a sparry party. There were going at theBest Party party that a three week training camp up at J P, which Lauren Ihad to look on the map. Where is that, like honestly, I fortunately can tellyou I've heard of it plenty of times. I've heard it's quite nice, but I havenever been myself, so I probably wouldn't be able to tell you where itis. Unfortunately, it's so it's a herd of it. It's like, I want to say it'slike an hour north of Burlington, like L, that's pretty close to the border,then, because Burlington's pretty close to the Canadian border up there anywayso go and we're going to cover how the lumberjacks are like your favorite team.Already I mean everyone has their favorite team in this podcast rightAnthony's got the any sefen. Everyone knows that Jeff, you don't have anywall poll gear yet, but neither does Justin any works for them full time.True, but you know re coach home from we took out to get friendship the lastyear or two call games to them. So I'm going to talk to Josh, see what I canget you know. APSE, yes, Lawrence will probably be Vermont fast. You neverknow it. It might be my hometown team, but hey you never know. I could end uplike in a completely different team. If you, if you've heard about my NFLfavoritisms you'd, be very like confused, so Lauren does love red andthe Malum Jacks have read in their juices. Yes, as flannel jerseys whoop,I I almost I almost put it on this week,but I decided to be focused on the league this week.Instead of my lumber, Jacks Jersey or my wizard jersey, I have a lot of teams,though I mean I got really on as Jeff was on the red train last year, I wasreally into the Blue Zu train. Yes, you were the railers which reports fromcamp are. The railers are going to be really good. This year got that textfrom multiple people, a which is their coach, which is great to feel confidentright, but me Laren, Adjustin we're looking at them a little bit because wewere talking about trying to pick some people from the railers for fantasy.Unfortunately, I only play one game in the first week, but I did see Tavadrummonds coming back on the S. that's a that's a very big piece. He could beup there for defense men of the year, probably early on. Let's talk aboutthat scheduling for a second, because I always find that rather unique. We used to start man the weekend after Labor Day.We would say you guys can start now, and I remember one year we started onlike September seventh or something like that and thenwe've kind of pushed it back and pushed it back. I remember last year it waskind of a selfish reason for me to push it after September, twelfth when I gotmarried so but the guys all were were in favor of it right, but I rarely gothere. Lias yeah, I get it. I bring it up because, like it's interestingbecause we're obviously starting the season this year on the seventeenth,but when you look at the schedules like there's, no Eh l, P games in theseventeenth right and like if we, if the first showcase is Septemberthirtieth through October third, which is an hl and eh LP show case, is ajoint showcase, there's three of them, the that one, the November show case inHavre and the generate showcase and exeter. Those are your joint show cases.In October, the wall post showcase December, the NEWINGTON showcase thoseare just eh with a few hlp teams, sprinkle it in, but back to that firstshow case. If you start to see your season or your first showcase onSeptember thirtie, how many games do you want to play before them? Questionquestion for the crew like, I would think you I mean I could go the way youcould want busy, because then you'd...

...have more like practicing. You feellike you're, more warped up for a tournament, but then at the same timeyou could also not want as many games, because you don't want to feel likeyou're, tired o going into like a big weekend, like that I mean every every team in the EH l atthe Worcester showcase is playing three games and I knew I'd get one call here. We GoAdam Yo, that's an interesting point, I meanso everyone knows we didn't have show cases last year. All Right! That's theother part of this. That comes in that's a big element that I would saythat a lot of these coaches on all of us right, I mean broadcasters, leaguestaff, coaches players. We didn't go through that last year. The show casesare a different beast as Chris Rella his records not so great all time andshow cases they're different, but in all seriousness, they're differentright. It's two twenty five minute period, so you get that one ear missionwith the one eye cut you're playing multiple games in a row. A lot of theseteams usually don't play two three days in a row. So I I Talpa teams at the first showcase, there's a number o them playing four games to so you so the HLP. We doallow for teams to play twice in one day if they are showcase style totwenty five minute. Half like you said ehls we stick to is strictly one perday. I mean I know for us, Forty, eight games and four days I Igot. I signed my hockey TV contract the other day, I'm doing thirteen four daysso bring me a pillow. I let's go baby. Let's go bio steel bit. We got to look at thoseplugs right. It doesn't have like the energy supplements in it, but it helpsme feel energized. Maybe it's just mentally right. I boie. you know theamino acids deal. Those actually do have some like energy railing. Quiteyes, okay, I believe you there's there's just no stimulants in it.There's no caffeine, there's no largen and that kind of stuff thatgives you you know real. But what does it does it have the electrolyte stuff yeah? Well, it's a hydration formula.It has yeah, it has all the good stuff. It just doesn't have the sugar like thegate, rads and the power ads and that kind of stuff, so this is like a realhydration and health drinks. The way so like. I noticed it last year with the T,seven H, l, P team. Every time they went to a show case, I had to move themfurther down the power I kings afterwards. You may have noticed thattoo anthony because they struggled in showcase well yeah. You want to knowwhy, because you schedule them to play a game right after they have tomake a four hour bus drive of Boston. You hear the O, you you! No A is one. I remember we went toChelmsford right and the T E H, seven P team had two games that day the firstone right off the box had to go playagainst the Boston junior rangers. Eight one loss, then that latest lateat night an hear matyrdom. God wait later later that night they playedagainst New Hampshire Avalanche, the other best P team, and it was a two ongale. The ty seven took him into over time, so yet esoon wit. Now I don'tknow so once once the sevens were able to get rest, they were able to go tototo with the New Hampshire Avalanche. You on team that was very comparable tothe Boston giner rangers. So you hate to make excuses like their legs werelike Spagetti. Think it's about were not just the T. seven put team MerlandPhiladelphia Work. You have to make these drives all the way up to theseNew England states and, if you're, playing right off the bat you're kindof had a disadvantage against teams like the Boston, Guno Rangers or theNew Hampshire Avalanche, where it's a twenty five minute drive right to thearene and you're ready to go right. I have to defend myself now right. Do Iget a chance to e you want to? I SHOW CASES DOWN TO JERSEY, shore, arena orice for skating complex as that a floor. Yours to you by Madam no I'm mean I'm personally. I love tosee a show case in one of those arenas. It me too, first off the the challengeof scheduling to defend myself is a finding the balance for when you haveto play two games in one day, obviously, because you have to have enough time inbetween finding a balance for teams like Maryland, to get there right, butthe biggest selling point that whenever I go on the road with this to presentfor the League unreal power point that Justin made to want to figure out a wayto get that one out there. But there's a map that I always show of ourfootprint, and I have to I always point out that what's crazy about the sportof hockey and particular college hockey is they're trying to grow it across thecountry. But yes, why you see? Teams like Arizonaa state come on comingaround and stuff like that, and those...

...teams are actually getting better, butcollege hockey still whether it's division, one two or three- ispredominantly a north east sport still and we're fortunate that crazy stat.Seventy percent of college hockey programs combine Dond to d three. Mostof our kids go d tod three. Everyone knows that. But seventy percent ofdivision, one two and three hockey schools fall in our footprint rightinside the maps, a seventy percent, but but the but the higher majority ofthose are in the state of Massachusetts, look at just mass on his and its ownmasses loaded with hockey. It is, and you can't put much more into the stateright, but that's why the showcases have stayed up here, because you seethe most colleges like that. It's why, in a four day span in October, we playthree college teams right. So I will I will, I will say, you've done a greatjob, the hat you're wear the CCM show case right. That's all the way out inColorado. Look at the two goals from Connecticut they're, all from Coloradoyea. I notice that yes, where so I worrow it so, Mr Junkin, or both fromColorado. Yes, I mean my favorite question on the road is: Where is theEastern Hockey League located and I have to be polite right? I can't justthat question where's the headquarters of my house. Where is this located? Iwas like it's up north, it's the northeast, but like the New Hampshire,because it's in the name Eastern, it's the first name in there right like aAnglantes, but people when I say all right, like the funniest thing I alwaysget stuck on, is what would you call the further furthest most, I'm gonnatotally ton twisted here how what's the northernmost part of our league vermont,the wolves are maid Vermont Right, Vermont, more than manactually yeah's right next to Canada, yes right, but like obviously beingfrom Maine first time, everyone. It took me a lot a hold on who half hour,and I finally said I'm from me: okay, let's just make that clear, but La forthe commission. People people don't realize how big main is, but our teamin Maine is not that far into the state, which is what I say, rowing out toeveryone, they're on the southern border, what they're a bitter for heran benefite ther's just an hour in right, but the funniest question everwas: Does the team main have electricity? I was like no, theyactually played glowing the dark cockey there, but that, like like like whatyeah there, that's the the main Amasai that just sit there. Someone has to gooutside and I like, but you have to like at the sad thing is I've heardcomes like that for Tu, like the there's like nothing in new ingle, likethere's, nothing to do up there just like far my end and there's no to dolike no, there, that's a lot tons with things to do like e h. The farms arenice too, but like the there's like developed cities, I Weston few of them.I've gone to quite a few of them. There's plenty of colleges things I wasgonna, say all three of us, an even just an I guess. Anthony's gone, you'veonly lived in New Jersey, New York area for your life. Anthonya New Jersey,okay, but Justin. You've lived up in mass for a while, like all four of uscan to test. There's a lot up here and it's changed a lot over the years to sogo. These are the questions I get in the offseason right, but it's not theoffseason or maybe it's not the obvious anymore. As you said in the Group TaxJeff, it's time to put the golf clubs away. Almost almost I'll get a few fall,a more rounds. I'll get off. I A I have to get. I have one scheduled. Maybe Ican sneak out to a one with you. Yes, we've got to make that, but, as we getto do with this over, I have one Schedel, the twenty. Second, I guess weh sixty four, which means I have to make six other rounds happen before theyear ends to tie last year's total, which Vicky just say like. Why does iteven matter- and I said I like cemetry- as you know, Jeff Yeah- I got seventylast year after get seventy this year. It's just that simple, that's the tirebe broken. Records are made to be broken, so it's got you one o these bespeaking of symmetry, not that I think any of our linus are very symmetrical.This week, let's get to the favorite section of the podcast, the ecrew fantasy challenge, it's time for the ECRU fantasy challenge and the crew fantasy challengespresented by Pio Steel de for drink of the HL use the Promo Code e show as eshow for twenty five percent off. When you check out at Biste, I can go in depth now as to why I amjust rattat. Obviously, I picked last because I wonlast year Humble Brak Jeff on the year before, though so we had lauren pick first and Anthony,then Jeff, then myself as the year progresses. Whoever performs the worstand a certain week will go first, the next week, so you could perform theworse but still be in first place. So it's kind of that's the way we balancethings out, but like every forward, I had circled you guys took like gues. We did our homeworkcommission yeah that took like a couple...

...hours. You kept it to one time o'clock.Lorn is doing I'm trying to get through like a plus guys to see which ones Iwant and actually honestly feel like there's. This is interesting. This isthe first time like I said: I've been calling games in two thousand andfourteen. We have this a credit to league me just war wer talking about it.We've got a lot of guys committed, there's a lot of fresh faces in thisleague this year, not a lot of returners at all, which makes fantasyvery hard because then love all of our coaches, but you go through and you'relike you know, a rookie kid he goes out makes one mistake: He's probably goingto get set for the next ten minutes. You may not play the rest of the period,so we were sifted through Roustan and we were like these are some young teams. These aresome guys we've never seen before. So how do we do this? Yeah? No, never hadlike so many hockey taps open like ever is like a cross referencing, so manydifferent rosters. I was constantly on elate prospects like it was quite atime. Well, well, Jefferson, just addressed that point you made with somany fresh faces and because of the covin season in the thand than athanate. One season, like every team, was loaded with two thousand birthyears, and I remember Adam Holey, the eighty seventh coach saying it pointblank to one of the players that right now colleges are were in that season.Colleges are only looking to commit two thousand birth years, yeah, so they'veall aged out. So now you have so many kids moving in from the HLP or fromother leagues coming in. So you know, naturally, that's why we're going tosee so many fresh faces this year and it's a it heal, spread the love onfantasy, like we always do, but in week one oh I have to. We have to set theformat this year. I Know Justin is like lance the chime in here, but he's notgoing to because he thinks I change the rules a thousand times last year. Thelast year had did what voice, because it was dis. It was so unique the yearand the Games are changing so much and then we didn't make a rule that youcan't pick ten Boston junior rangers like like Brittany did, who scored athousand goals. So we had to change things around, but the format is theformat this year. Okay, like this, is on record every week, we're picking aforward a D, a goalie and as Jeff and I love to use a utility. The utility hasto be a Ford or d. You can not be a cold spile nice to four times three eshow Quick Mat, that's twelve people or twelve guys right so sorry, four timesbefore I already messed it up. Sixteen her, he messed it up. Three in there are three selections ofthe sixteen made by us, combined that are new to the EH L this year. Theother thirteen are all returning players. Once we have a chance to seesome more games, I think that that will that number will start to even itselfout, but obviously the trust that we have right now is in guys that we'veseen before so he the part that got me most rattled aswe began to look into Lawrence team. Yes, like like this was my guy. Lastyear, Jeff was ego spin, my guy, we said Corydon used to be your nephew.You can schmit kind of like pass the torture of him he's like your newnephew yeah like he was my i I he was the reason I won fantasy Zack Simon waslike the second recent I wasn't. I was the first reason: SACO WE'RE gonna Miss Sax, Simon LaurenPiceas met week, one yeah, so I probably you probably wouldn't to befair. He probably would not have made it past Anthony and then Jeff to get todeftly, but I was trying to like stay like quiet about it like and notmention the fact that he was coming back to anyone because, like I thought,maybe I'll get lucky like the numbers are just stupid of what he did lastyear, though, and he was huge in the playoffs too. So I mean he's coming inhot and I know is months ago, but everyone remembers that from the Postseason, I'm sure you can dose too and he wants to pick up where he left off.So a job well done by our new young lady Lawrence Smith on picking Egan,that's a good ter. Sorry, no! I was that was the most crushed. I've been atthe star fancy. I think we got a feel it when you set that text and said andye your on the clock from Lard and then he was like and everyone I had circledthis, but pick so give me a little bit of time, really whoops in a five gamestretch down this. Like the final stretch of the season last year, he hadfourteen points and three game winners o right and what a game, what er sexreports and they and there were a game winners against the avalanche right,like I'm sure Chris Sorella saw ye, can come back. Let me count the gamehenners against the avalanche. No, as you I and how many were against Mobley toWHO's. Coming back to the ABS, he had for game winning goals against theavalanche best year like he doesn't...

...play the avalanche this weekend.Thankfully, for Chris we do they play this week and there'sso many games at my head spins. I think they play man right, Vermont's playingman, I believe yeah. I got too many tabs open worn. So it's a lot this to look through Yehv to Maine September, Eighteenth Saturday, night, seven PM at lettyarenas and they play on Saturday and Sunday and then next Wednesday, againstthe warriors. The fast week goes from podcast to podcast. Remember so wedropped this on Thursday. All Games from Thursday to next Wednesday countso her forward is, he can smit and will let you go withthe rest of your defense, goaling utility yeah. I got I had to start offwith well for not love over there, but for my defense, men. I went more forNew Hampshire and I took Thomas Dense from the avalanche, so hopefullythat'll be a good choice and my goal tender we mentioned earlier in thepodcast o home. I was super excited to hear his name because none of us knewhow to pronounce that I chose Daniel Le Warwic from the rough riders and seemslike you might be a is like a pick. Some people were kind of questioning mychoice there, but I'm sticking by it I'm hoping to see him do some goodstuff this weekend and for my utility. I know this one bothered me as well. Ichose Colin Bella also from the rough riders so grey pick. I think I have apretty solid group right here. A lot of people were questioning about that goldtender. I I'm sticking by him, but they have three games as we mentionedagainst Maryland. Maybe they go one one one, because they have three goalies. Alot of teams like to do that early on is kind of see what every goalie has tooffer. I know the wizards do that in particular Anthony I'm not jealous ofthe fact that you'll have a rough riders game here soon and you're goingto have to say, Lauren, say it again: It's Daniel now Arland you're going tohave to say the it's over the time. Over again I mean Jeff and I in thefinals I think we pronounced a Jakim Tjocke Bo. I think we pronounced itseven different ways in one game. I think I go and I alwas like apologizeit because I just could not get get it straight. Remember that, like Ye- and Iheard you say it and then I was like all right Yep, my maybe that needs tobe the thing you incorporate next year, I've seen the hurricanes. Do it acouple times they do they literally they have a link somewhere on theirwebsite where they have like a whole Frenssen Gud and they go up to each guyand take an audio clip of them all saying their name. A couple differenttimes just to like some people know how to say it in so it's a little bit ofwork but like it might help you down the road. You know what I would lovethat I mean here's. What also when it comes to interest quote unquoteinteresting names at least one thing. I've noticed as a broadcaster doingplay by play is that when there's a tough name like that, you ask theplayer how to pronounce the name and you get it right. You almost kind ofwant to say, as if you're kind of flexing that you do know how topronounce it. I know from experience there was the the wold sport scratnights and they're still not of her to the tip of my tongue, a lot of hogmiesalso as Mudians. He was also on the to yeah, Denis Arcano, and this is whenJohnny Jackson was still on the nights before he came to the T. seven- and Iremember talking with his father flowers, play my play Jim Jackson andhe was asking me how to say Azolan's last name and he was mispronouncing it,and I was like Jim it's. Okay like let the expert take care of me. I M Jackson, his White Bernie's awesometo Bernie, always their whole family. You know. John John Johnny is a greatCadio d, The the sister and just they're all super nice. I have nothingbut nice things to say about the the Jackson family. You got it out so fastthat I was like trying to pull up the tap because we were going to try wasWot, got it right twice in a row that other name that I don't even know rightnow. I know she just said it. A second ago I was gonna, knock her back downand pull up this name for her to try and pronounce that's the one that he just said. Idon't know why this is easier than I on the batter. Goldest, like art, lookslike the so so I think I think that year in the fun, what year was willspere in the fine two thousand and eighteen nineteen, twenty nine that wasthe last one yeah yeah twenty. I think. Yes, I called him Zach. Oh all, Tao,yeah yeah. We didn't have a chance to so to get it out as fast did he was heever in the starting line up though Jeff no thank, it have been A. I know you. I know you have to do like syllablesright when you do the PA Yep. I like in you like her. Do you break that one up to be a yeah that'dbe, a lot on one? Well,exactly what them back in the league?...

So we could do it. Let's go. I remember,i remember telling him an osmondes. I said whatever you to do. Just pleasedon't go on a two on one or two on a rush and just pass the puck back andforth to each other, because yeah, because i take a sip of water half waythrough, i learn a just were saying: yes, ter we're just going to call whatdo we say: lar gole dan, i think, was really a goin dan, so i got to say hislast name, but well so worin, while i braded lauren with you're on the clockmultiple times yesterday. I got you back for that. Yes radit you did. I was like all right if she picks eganschmit, we're going to go with colin bella if she picks colin bella we'regoing to go with the ford that anthony took anthony as that guy, that is bobbygeyer of tea maryland yeah bobby geyer was one of the leading scores for teammaryland. He put up sixteen goals and twenty a six. So thirty, six points inthirty. Eight games was not an age out, so he is ready to re havoc for one moreyear with tea maryland and i guess i'll go to with the rest of the picks yeah. So for for defense. Also just one more thing iactually want to add so neil was bugging me asked me if i was just goingto pick eighty seven guys, the the entire season, i'm prob, i'm probablygoing to hear it from matt, adam and the rest of the team for not pickingany eighty seven guys this week, but i also want to try to, i guess, gain somesome credibility across the league, where i'm just not relying on my ownguys, where i get to pick guys from utter teams and also the new englandconference, and not just the players that i see on a regular basis. So fordefense, i went back to the new england conference with the vermont lumberjacks,i'm going with aaron dameron and he put up twenty seven points and thirty threegames with the lumber, jacks p squad and he's gonna make that jump to the ehl. So i think that he's a potential rookie that can really shine throughfor gold tender, i'm going with ronan ably, and i had to be the sigh ofrelief when neil said that he won't be facing egan schmidt this week, so thatwill make my pick a little better and for the utility. I think i'm cheatingwith this one, i'm going for a player who was with the sevens and got his p,anthony to vers of the connecticut rough riders y hehe, put up eighteenpoints and thirty six games in his first season. In the the hl he playedtwo seasons for the t: seven p team. He pulled the michigan move one year and iwas on the call for that. I mean he's such a fun player to watch. He scoredin his first game against the e seven- and i remember that so i think to verseon new jersey native is going to solid utility picked for this week and it'sours, that's great yeah. If adam and maddy give you a hard time just say idid pick in eighty seven, it's not my fogs on the team anymore. It's forseven couple points to point out withanthony's picks. I do remember vividly a hat trick for bobby guyer, whichthere are now haric points. I am so excited about that all right. I had toget that off my chest. Aaron damren actually played four seasons of eh l pwith the lumber jacks, which is crazy, but he's from lebanon, new hampshire,which warren i don't even know what that is. But i know it's somewhere nearvermont is like i think it's i remi think somewhere, i think is like i knowi appreciate we drive through it when we go like when i was at school, you adto e drive down with my grandparents house up in brulin on, so i think it i think we drunk ter someplace where i watch a it's like either somewhere in the middle or likesomewhere towards like the south. I think that's morbos country, i justmoves country. He in he had seventy five points, the azad throughout thosefour years in the hlp- and i remember him from broson week in o, we said hisname quite a bit o. That was a really good pick antin and he's an age out.Now he was a captain, so i'm sure the lumber jack's going to look at him as aleader. This season mobly, i kind of had him circled, it's good. He i wouldimagine he's playing sunday against the rangers. So absolutely, but a littlebonus point possibility there for anthony, and then we talked abouttalked about anthony to varus the former eighty seven. So that's that'swhat antha consider to adam and maddie, so jeff we'll get to your picks. Now iwill say i did not have your forward circled above my ford, so i felt alittle breath come back and into my system there, all right, buddy, i'mglad, i'm glad. I could help you out there and make you feel a little bitbetter, but had to go with the hlp most valuablef player last year, which wassawyer worzy. He had forty three points...

...and thirty three games, twenty twogoals: twenty one and six almost one is this shy for making me a very happy manwith the even symmetry of twenty two and twenty two but side story. We won'tput it against you, so we're going to go with sawyer as by forward just likelawrence. As far as picking somebody that i know especially defensemen, wegot to see last year we had a lot of stay at home. John twitter, o typedefense were not a lot of guys. Have we a lot of points but josh higgins from the new hampshireavalanche, put up twelve points in thirty five games, big apples, guy, nota big goal score and he had eleven assist one goal, so we're going to gowith we're going to go with iggy and then for my goalie, i'm going with theother rough riders goal, tenor that would be mister, nicholas junkin, whois also a colorado native just like mr dan nawar wits, the wa. It's good we'regonna be saying my name in a lot it its time, the war wits and junk, and those aretwo really good names for gold tenders to so so we're going to see. Maybe,like you said, i know, coach lind coach brown are probably going no want to seeboth since they're new guys. So maybe each gets one start and then for myutility actually had this kid. Last year, good player, lucas back say fromthe connecticut ride rough riders he's a good goal. Score gets a stift twotwelve goals. Twenty assist thirty two points and thirty six games for him,then he's actually in his third year as a rough rider hat eighteen points andforty games back, one thousand nine hundred and twenty so again go withfamiliarity here week, one because we really don't know a lot of these guys.So what's up so i went the same kind ofright. We took in a w to rough riders, so well it how that turns out for uscompletely well. Well, i just cross we'll get them on in a second here i flubbed up my math jeff, so i do haveto correct you on one thing: sawyer was the ford of the year for a hat. Theeverything the but, but i was a great season and what stands up to me isactually he actually got hurt in the first frozen fonos game. Remember that-and that was a don't want to say. That was the reason, but that was a big thatwas a big loss for last year, slumber, jack c hlp team. Wasn't that the daythey had two games back to back, they were most. Second, they were allsupposed to play. Two games, that's how wild last year was that we had to makechanges on the fly like that, because the lumber jacks played the railers. Eighty seven, i don't know whothey played first, but they lost that game right. They got paid up, they lostlike because i remember jack was crossing guys at as like he's. Ert he'shurt a s e t. I think that was a aisees, so they played them the fore, love andthen they played the railer second and the railers beat them also, and we hadan emergency meeting, because the railers and gy seven were watching thechampionship game and we re going to make them play a game before that tofigure out who had a last change the next day ever we we had that men on thefly. You didn't really expect that the frozen finals for all that arewondering this year. That is not a possibility, we're bringing we're,bringing six teams from the eh and four from the eh lp so so of it. So as ispeak to the voice of god, let's see types in the chat he season if the posen finals will havenever been as jam packed as they will be this year, but that's all we'retalking about frozen bones for now, because that is months away. That ismonths away from now to get to my picks- and i hope murray is listening, becauseeverybody else picked rough riders and i'm all aboard to the team marylandtrain this week. Okay, i know i wasn't in march, but i am now and john werberis my goalie and oineos fosco. He is going to get at least one. Maybe two starts in thatseries against the rough riders. The game that i am slightly nervous about is nextwednesday when he faces the t sevens, but we'll get to that game after we getto the first three games done. Coach fusco did say to me that he feels he'sas strong a gold tender, as he's ever had in maryland and compared him to thebest goal he ever had in wilkesbarre. Thomas amis walker on alone, in goalthis week in full at forward the the wolves are going to give me a hard time,because i'm going to say that he was a great pick. He was my fourth option,but he has a great option yeah. It was kind of sad when i saw so i was like ohwhoops. He actually was on our all time, eh l p,to eh l line up. Who was one of the few guys that we selected that is coming upto play or actually count last year to play on the ehow, sad still active andthat's records, collens ky's. I am fired up about having him on my lot upthis week. He is dynamite. I mean i will have to see t how it compares towhen he...

...played with sergean i somoff and donnyfeldman last year, because that finalist was kind of on another leveland obviously i need some off in filmer, both aged out into college now, but i feel pretty good about thatselection. At forward this week on defense, i was on this train for awhile last year, another defense of defense, men that doesn't put up a tonof points, but i love the way. This kid plays. He's steady, he's wearing thesea this year for the ceco spartans and that's michael o'brien, and then myutility anthony kind of mentioned this earlier. The majority of last year'scommitments were all agon. Players is kind of was just the nature of theseason that we were in, but one of the few non ahl players that did getcommitted was tyler eboli from the protect junior ducks who's already setto go to the milwaukee school of engineering and in talking to terrywatt, a little bit this off season, tylers an to play forward and defense,just like he did last year. So, hey, i said i said the terry go hey week, oneif he has a shift on forward just keep him out there. Next shift. Defense he'snot so he's not tired, he's, not tired, no, no rest! So like he was a kylefavorite last year. I remember all he was a kilfane, quite quick, so just torecap our picks so arm all once lawrence team is egan. Schmidt, thomasdense, daniel tewari. They say it right. You did it. He actually does i study.So you were getting it. Everyone just say it five times: afore, better andcallin, bella anthony's team, bobby guyer, aaron, damon, ronan mobly andanthony tavares. Chess team, sawyer were saying josh higgins, nicholasjunkin and lucas back, say my team ricard zelenski s michael o'brien, johnwerber and tyler elbowing, not as tough a group of names as tone of the altima.So we have this off season, jeff, michael brian. That's a beauty! I'm easy in out! Thank you meal! Neil!You got in a war with right, but you got anthony's name wrong. His motheractually spoke to me one time and we're still in middletown, and she said itwas to various not to voris. I think john needs to bear to barraswas the same thing right. Anis now come aby twice, first episode, all right,then, but hey when we want a baby when she listens to this episode, anthonyyou'll get the message that says. Thank you for pronouncing it correctly. That's a just try to make it look good,that's all! Yes, that does it for fantasy. Let's get to what to watch forbefore we wrap things up. Here's what you watch for this week in the show.What to watch for is presented by hockey tv, the official stream platformfor your eh and hlp action through the two thousand and twenty one, twothousand twenty two season, and we tease this game earlier. Obviously, thefirst game to watch for has to be that rangers avalanche game which did they actually play the start lastyear, jeff they did that's what we were talking about. Those were the shudogame. Yes, that was a shoot out. They were, they were allowed to cross theborder at that time. That was a real quick to tak. What hewas that feels like so long ago. Right like i literally so long ago, i'mtrying to go back and find that box score right now we were good like tenfeet away from each other call the game. Everyone was messed up, we're all justkind of like hey. It was like dude i've seen you so long as it going ardereshout out win for the avalanche. Can you name the gold tenders thatplayed in that george rick michael help? It wasn't mobly either. No, it waschris always does this too. He brings guys in real quick for like a hot fouror five games. He's like no out, don't like it and miller. Wasn't the start onthe ranger side, no, no nathan, miller m, all as the other kid there brokenmcdonald. Yes, that's one brogdon ld was one and reminds me that he actually we'regetting a new frozen finals champion sign this year, because the last onewas like five years old and i i seven never we could not fit in the car likethere was no way that was gonna fit back in the car but and broke was like.Can i have this decend? I was like yeah sure, please, o doin. I your doing us afavor by taking this away from us this other goal. We that started the net forthe avalanche actually finished the season with tea maryland bobby aklaknope, all over quinn over quin, okay. It waslike forever ago wasn't a wolf to before before the avalanche. He was awolf. Yes, the game winner in that shut out was coritum. Nous like like, ifeels like forever. I go, but maybe he tyler araga is going to be calling thatgame. I believe on sunday for me, is,...

...and maybe he'll get another shoot. U,as i mentioned, it's kind of a unique opening weekend schedule, i'm not surehow they got. Bread tried to agree to it, butit's rangers versus spartans on opening day avalanch versus spartans on thesecond day, avalanch versus ranges on the third day, all great match. Ups.Throughout that opening weekend, we have a couple games in the middle of next week, liketuesday there's a there's, a main versus railers game and then wednesdaythere's actually an eighty seven team maryland game, which is another rematchof a playoff match up so another interesting game to watch. I think ithink the t seven swept that serious as well flipping over to the eh l p, as imentioned opening day on seventeenth, is just ea. Show action, eh, l, p, thefirst puck drop is wolves warriors at three o'clock on saturday and thensaturday night think that i think that's your first call right, anthony ysevens versus little flyers, yep and the people the pet team plays. First,yes, and i want to say, that's got place place after thee, both against alittle fliers yep. He who he took us. It took us already jeff. Ittook us almost fifty five minutes to get to our first alo name drop helos.Help me with my yes right, he's i'll, give you a nickname to larn like hegave me for meek mills last year. That was a great one and then he s he sentme. I got to wear. I m going have to wear that next episode, the littleflyers first, everyone shirt he'll, send you some swag. If you throw thelittle fliers name up there, he weal start breaking out this way next weekfor sure and hope to get more from other coaches. Yes, send it to us we'llwhere it we're going to post these. So the hlp, just like the ehel, has anavalanche rangers match up next wednesday as well. It's not the sameday as when the the previous one is taking place in the ehel on sunday, butanother seven games for the hlp throughout the week. A full schedulefor the eh show, so we finally get a chance to play hockey again. I knowthat what's exciting, for a lot of our teams is at least early on they'replaying teams, so they didn't get a chance to play against last year, wherewe got forced into playing kind of a very structured schedule because of thequarantine, not quarantine, the coved restrictions and guidelines that wereput in place. So hopefully that means seeing some fresh new faces for thefirst time in a while will be good for all of these guys. As anthonymentioned at the beginning of this statment, you can catch. Every gamelive on hockey tv. I think they actually just came out with anotherpromo. They had their early bird special. Now they have another one outthat i'm blinking on the name of, but you can save fifty ola on an all accesspass as well, so jump on that right away, because the sooner you get onthat the more you can save, obviously, and every single one of our games is onis on hockey tv. So great, first episode guys will we'll talk to younext week sounds good neo, lauren, anthony justin oz behind the curtin. So we see you guys, shall we end of theway we always do job a sad gayo by thanks for listening to the show, learnmore at eastern hockey league dot, org and follow us on facebook, twitter,instagram and youtube also be sure to subscribe and get notified. When nextweek's podcast is released to.

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