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Getting In Gear | Episode 90

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the opening weekend of the 2021-22 season, and make a few changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings during the Weekly Rundown (3:22). Further along, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (22:56), with the two rookies jumping out to the early lead. Finally, the group highlights some games to watch in the final stretch before the Worcester Showcase (51:54).

Welcome to the e show with Neil Rabbit. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the east show, presented by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily botto. We take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at Pelly box foundation dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number ninety of the e show. On this week's episode we recap the opening weekend of a two thousand twenty one, twenty two season and make a few chances to the EHL and ehlp power rankings during the weekly rundown. Further along, we provide the latest update on the e crew fantasy challenge, with the two rookies jumping out to the early lead. Finally, the group highlights some games to watch the final stress before the Worcester showcase. What's up, e crews? I finally feel like hockey season a little bit. We had some game action a little bit more than we have. Last week we recorded Gig as I always say, Jeff It. The offseason is technically five months long, but it feels like longer right like, yeah, it happs five years. It's a seven month season followed by a five month offseason and, as dumb as it may sound, the offseason feels like a it's longer than the actual season. Fair. I think that's very fair. I think most coaches, players and staff would agree with us. Anthony would say you you've been around of the HL for a while. Well, personally, I think part of it was because I couldn't make it to the frozen finals last year, so my season ended a little early. And Yeah, it just felt like the offseason kept dragging on forever. And the other thing too, is that I was not able to really go to the eighty seven training camp as much as I would have liked her in years passed, so I think that was another reason why it just felt like forever. This is Lauren's first offseason, so I guess we can't really ask her how long it fell. will ask her in a year, but we can ask her to call me out for the news that I did not acknowledge on the last week's podcast. Yeah, I was surprised about this from you, considered everyone's like, oh my God, this is like meals best friend. They've all tether. There's some more teams that are finally starting some games this weekend. One of them is the red train. From what I hear, they're finally leaving the station to regular season. WHO Like that too? True, they are without their usual conductor, Mr Cody Campbell, which I'm kind of sad because everyone hyped him up and it seemed like he's gonna be cool to me, but he departed us for another league. But he's seems like he's doing pretty well for himself and everyone's pretty happy for him. So it's good to see he's got another opportunity, but sad to see them go before got to meet him, our usual conductor. It like. I don't know why I didn't say last week, like God, he's probably will down. God to Cody's body. This to me. We share the same birthday. I am one year older, but he'd also has a daughter. So he told me time is ticking. So that was the last thing you said it before he left. Time is ticking, but it's by a time. I come back. You should be a father as like. That's all, Watam, that's all. Thanks pressure. That's a lot of pressure. So with that, let's get the wee me run down. It's time for the e cruis weekly run down and the show weekly run down is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. Of tjg podcastcom. So opening weekend, handful of games, number of teams played, number of teams different. The first thought that comes to mind, and getting on this, is how do the Rangers beat the spartans three two on Friday and overtime and then the avalanche beat the Spartan seven nothing the next day, but then the Rangers beat the avalanche? Doesn't make any sense. It doesn't make Eridience to me. Her back on this, worry back on this. neils are part t t. Why Neill? This is? This is something I learned in geometry and ninth grade in high school called the transitive property, where if one thing equals one thing, then the other thing should equal the other things. So in this case it would be if the the junior rangers barely beat the Spartan and the avalanche wall of the SPARTANS. When you use a transitive property, that should mean that the avalanche should ever really good game against the Bosson Junior Rangers. I did it when I played in high school. These players do it in the EHL. I've heard eighty seven's talking about eight in years past. Boy, it just doesn't always add up. It's a game by game basis. And Yeah, I guess for the avalanche they were hot one day but when they went up against the junior rangers they were just too strong for them. Yeah, I think Lauren was actually thinking about the transitive property also right. Probably here's that Russell...

Crow it, but get to mind. So I yeah, I ended up it just happened when I saw the Rangers twice. I saw the rangers take on the Spartans on Friday and then I saw them take on the APPS on Saturday, I think it was. And those were two like kind of different games because it like it was pretty evenly mashed in Friday's game because they ended up going overtime. So, like I thought it was little evenly matched their well, back and forth. They're kind of and when I saw Sunday's game it kind of seemed like they ran away with it a little bit because the APPs came out strong because of pretty sure they score the first goal. I believe it was my man Dem sty scored the first goal. I believe that's as he kind of gave them a little moments at the beginning. I was like okay, maybe they'll come out and everyone's been telling me Oh, btrs, like pretty good, they're pretty hot. Look up for them. But I was like well, as of putting up a bit of a fight, you're pretty early. So I was waiting to see if anything was going to happen and they jr came back and kind of just stormed them. They just they tied it up at one and after that they just they kept on coming and yeah, abs just were not there for it. And the ABS is more returners than I thought. To Neil, I mean ay J are, that's a completely new team. The only one I really recognize was cargas. I think is like one of the only forwards are recognized from last year's team. Everyone. We got boy claire as a new name. There Chris Jackson now and net. A lot of new faces for rich but, as he says, Hashtag one is not enough. Oh my God, Oh my God, but but Hart start with the hashtags. What's like? I said this on one of the broadcasts. I may have been the Saturday broadcast with Tyler. Is it too early to put stock in the fact that the spartans lost on Saturday because that was their backtoback? Right, they played Friday and Saturday, and the avalanche lost on Sunday because that was their back to back. They play Saturday and Sunday. The Rangers never played back to back. They played Friday and Sunday. Is it too early to put stock in that? And all these players too young? Just say that they're already tired. Like yes, genial, I wonder who's I wonder who schedule all my games. So there we go. Yes, they sical regular season games. They scheduled their own regular season games and it's not my fault. They sketch the like that. That's what they picked. Oh, calm down, the all I was I wasn't implying you did anything. Come on, relax, that's so well, the keyword is always you, and then they would it comes to scheduling. So of course I will acknowledge that. In the moment, I think I recognize that that was like a very like that was pretty funny. Last week, stepping back, I was like that was really funny, and I'm saying the engagement what WASP posted. I was like, Damn, that was really funny. Actually what the place last week. So was very good. But I of course it'll been of traffic to on. So yes, yes, right, we're going to keep those going on season long. But more go back to that point, I think. I mean a lot of these guys the adrenalines pumping to rounds the beginning of the season. Yeah, you're young, you're fresher, healthy, but the adrenalines pumping and when your adrenaline's pumping, it eventually will drain and deplete and you'll get tired. And these a lot of these guys are moving up from, you know, Prep School High School hockey to junior hockey. It's a very different speed, a lot of different talent and so yeah, maybe that did have a actual effect on Bj are not playing backtobacks, but cecoast in the ABS did. I think that could be a possibility for sure. I don't know if I brought it up in last week's podcast or if I brought it up in one of my broadcasts with the EHLP Games is that when you have players come from midget hockey, high school hockey, they don't play twenty minute periods. So when you're playing junior hockey for the first time, that's actually a big adjustment to get used to playing full sixty minute contests. Yeah, yeah, I clelly agree very so. I mean it's going to be interesting to see how it plays out on obviously. Well, I have to make this point actually because typically in past years on Monday's we have posted the power rankings. A lot of questions came as to why the power rankings have not been posted yet this week, because this year they are no longer ravens rankings. This for everyone can actnowledge that at home. I'm including I am including the whole crew, Jeff Lauren and Anthony and even Justin when he wants to step in here, because we don't, nobody understands how I do the ranking. So guess what? Now you're all part of it. Okay, so now if I'm going down, you're all going down with me. So we're going to do them together on the podcast tonight and every week moving forward and releasing them on Thursday so people can know that when the podcast comes out. So do the power rankings. So obviously I bring that up because going into the season right number one and winning your first two games, there's no reason that the rangers should move. They're still number one. Obviously. Walked in a hi. Hi, Justin, Lauren Ampthony, Justinay, you there. They'll have to vote...

...the button to be able to talk to you. Are Yes, yes, they're all in favor of keeping DGR number one, but it's a great transition because avalancew for to write. They beat the Spartan seven nothing. They lose to the Rangers. One side note. I get distracted. Okay, Rangers, awesome. I'm awesome. Week from Chris Jackson, right, well, tremendous in goal. Guess who is coming back? Oh, Nathan Mueler shut so. So when Justice Love Justin's gonna love this one. The rich get richer. Yeah, see what? That's very just. So, wait, nil's he coming back next week? Not to you know, he's not playing. I had it the text, one of the text days, that he's not playing till the showcase starts. So all right, you're good. We'll get to that. Sex will get to that segments soon, but right. But the point is Jackson looked like the best goalten in the League only week. We can number one, right, and they get last year's goalie of the year back. That seems are that seems fair. So anyways, now avalanche, we said, went one and one the team that's right behind them, and which is why I bring this to Bait up on the New Jersey eighty seven who beat the little flyers for tent one on Saturday and beat team Maryland three two today. Did the eighty sevens do enough to jump the avalanche to go up the two? Ampony, you were on the call. No pressure, because you have to. You're good. On his critic to it that these because I've done these individually for years. Right. I always factor in who you've got, the strength of schedule, who you've beat and you know who you've lost to and what they've done against the rest of the League also. So they're it. There has to be some value in the avalanche losing their game to the Rangers. Right, but this is the debate. To the sevens do it enough to jump the avalanche? Well, I was obviously on the call for the eighty sevens first game against the little flyers, and the little flyers have returning players. They look like a good hockey team that can make some noise in the division. And then yesterday you have the game against team Maryland. And remember earlier this week team Maryland walloped the Connecticut rough riders by scores of nine two, three and eight hundred and twenty three. So the sevens came in and beat that team. So I think beating another experienced team in Maryland with a lot of returning players does marry maybe a bump in the rankings. Yeah, but I don't think the avalanche need to fall any further than three. I would agree with that. Look at he said. Those are two prosen finals teams from last year. It's this is also a tremendous start. Justin, this was all justin's idea. So claps the Justin for a second. Golf Claps Golf Clubs. One one is rangers, if you're writing this down, destined. One is rangers. Two is eighty seven's three as avalanche, and up until yesterday afternoon took place, we see him destined to not having any chances in the top five. I don't know what to do now, because valley is for real, right were you know, right, a graft? What up, buddy? What is up? Ryan mcgraft talking a lot to me in Neil the offseason. He said he's gonna have a new team and I think they look a little different. You know, wouldn't you say? Then seasons passed. Yes, I mean abouts flying. I have to, I'M gonna pull it up while I while I we talked through here. I don't know the last time valley started three at all. Right, and that's not that's not a shot at the organization. That's a credit to what they've done so far. Right, and Andy Hines was there for number of years. I would say. What was that? The six, seventeen season that they had their best season that we went over yess and the Plat and the offseason sauce. Get US get right to that one, Jeff Right, I would say that would be your best pet, if they're going to call him. I have a lot that, for some reason, I'm I can keep in my head and like restore. Like there's a lot of needs. For some reason. There's been thousands of players, to say, but a lot of names I can't remember. Who beat who, though, like in every game. That's sorry. That's where I have to draw the line right. Also, one thing about the valley junior warriors. I was talking to have coach, Ryan mccrab and. I asked him about his quick too, and Oh now, three no start after only winning ten games last season. So I phrase it as a rough season and he came back with it depends on what you defind as a rough season, because they had also committed fifteen players to the NCAA, which was tied for second most in the League, tied with the eighty seven's, and they had also called up a couple of players from the EHLP team. So one thing he described really keeping the introspective about what the EHL's all about, is that they're still advancing players and getting them to the next level, and I think for them to start three, you know, is shows one more thing to add to the repertoires for it's resume, so to speak, and that's one reason why I've been keeping an eye on the valley junior warriors. To you also picked off some of the best teams in the league last year, if you remember correctly, to new yes, I heard they're all. Their ten wins were mostly against playoff teams, the expresses, the avalanches, you know...

...those big gun type teams. Actually, no, not the avalanche, because we can play out of state. But that's a story for the time. So let's set the president right now. Can you get moved in the power rankings if you didn't play, and I it's tough. That is tough. You should because, like, if you didn't play, you don't really have much to change your like standing. Yeah, other people's will change, but like, if you're not playing, like where do you have to go off of to why you get dropped or a well, well, here's here's the way I see it, neal, if these teams are so good, then when they do start playing, they should have no problem working their way back into the power rankings where they have to prove it. Where you have a team like the valley junior warriors, for them to go three, you know, and not include them, that's not fair to them. And whatever team gets bumped off, if they're so good, then they should also go to a three no start, and they should work their way right back into it. That's about point. That might Mr Anthony, new number four team say. I I I'll go with that. Who We're right week one. You're all a doubt. You're all going down with me if there's if there's heat, desicely like. I like this deal. You are fearless leader, captaining the ship, as we always say. But we're all your you know. We're all your sailors and crewmen. So so right, back at Lauren. Just take the lumberjacks out of the top five or kick wall plot of the top five. I think it kicks wall plot of these apole, sadly, because cuse mom had like what will didn't do what we even as well, we'll have played yet or have the open Friday. That's interesting. I mean I think. I think we're just should get moved up, but like the wobble, if they haven't played, they have don't have anything to go off of. Like Ye, there's no demerits about, like take them out. We don't know how they look at this season. We haven't seen him. Right, there's no demerits, but you haven't done anything. There's no merits either. You know so, and Jon just said that. WHO WORKS FOR THE TRAIN? In the past, to wrap up the EHL, because I've done this on my own, I have said that there are other too not done this on your own. Okay, true, but that's why I've been the past. said that teams have been receiving votes. Sounds like we're all in consensus of Rangers, Sevens, Avalanche, Warriors, lumberjacks receiving votes. Walpole. Yep, and I think we're good. I'd say we're good. onto the H lpy. In the EH L P, they're just like like the Rangers at the in the Eh Shel. There's no reason to move the seven's after a two hundred and two and no start. Obviously because they took care of business in the Games. They have to, they had to, and so be it. From there, the railers didn't play. Vermont want a pair of games. I think that. Yes, Vermont want a pair of games, but the railers didn't play. I think. I think one, two, three just stays the same. I don't think that Vermont's to for two victories propels them past the railers. But we would have to make the one change at for which is clean and easy for us, that the Rangers beat the avalanche yesterday for nothing and he just flip flop those teams, rangers and out of new for I think it's pretty clear cut simple. How about the rest of you? Sounds good to me. While an hips for those that are wanting more controversy, that will come as more games get played. Right, I was gonna say, can only do so much with two or ten games for all these teams. Yeah, come the coming weeks. So we'll be sound like donkey king we I don't think we need to do any receiving votes at the EHLP level, because there wasn't anybody else. That I mean the avalanche. That was central, the visioned important. Yeah, it's like the avalanche, of course, started at for before the like, before that game with the Rangers, but they lost for nothing. So I don't think you even mayor I haven't even earned that extra vote anyways. So there's your there's your new way that we're going to do power writings. I love it because I like it to. Now when people want to come from my throat, they're coming for all of our threats. So so be it, as it is all the way that is right. So'll be five minds. It's a powerful thing. Of course, as we mentioned, not every team played their first game yet. So there's a number I'll do, you know, I'll count the exact number. So I get this fact right. Right, there's there's four teams in the EHLP playing their first game this upcoming week, and the Ehl we have another four teams as well, including which we're going to start doing this more and more and more. The team WHO's Jersey I have on gonna miss the edge of this year. You're gonna Miss Our pedestal, but Collin Casey's going to take that torch from us. And and Justin me, just in the ways. Yes, this is game warn.

This, this sea more park marks on there. It's got, dude, it's got a whole. Oh, it's got holes in the don't even fuck marks. H Look at that. This one right through the door. Credit for that. I'm giving credit right through the door now. Now, compared to the set of game warns that Justin has, I got this one for the tremendous price of free. So we will tell you what Justin bice's yeah, we won't tell you what. Justin pays for his tamp be lightning. But top this is. This is in Andrew Harley, Jersey. Andrew Harley was probably one of my favorite players throughout his time in the league. Week, if there ever was a most improved player. It was Andrew Harley who, whatever Freddie asked him to, would play forward or D like. Just went back and forth, and his last year was tremendous, on a line with Trivia Jeff, who was his forward line when he played for that year Pan Zica. Note that was a year prior shoot. This was the chance Gorman, chance Gorman, Dan Sperman and Brendan Darby. So, for those that are already saying themselves, Geez, the associate commissioners wearing a wizard's jersey, Jeff has a little flyers t shirt. I don't have it. I don't have any low, I don't have any of them. I don't have any little flyers gear. Lauren doesn't have any team here yet. Coaches, please, you happy? Send US save any eighty seven together. That's actually not true. No, I do not so false information. Oh, you have you she here, here comes the rookie of the Yes, but I do have one piece of team gear. Oh there's item to yes, yes, yes, she has a walpole express beanie for when it gets a little bit cold. evded is right now. They were limited too, and they were made from my beautiful home state of Vermont. Actually, neo. I do. I do have one piece of equipment from the eighty sevens, or should I say hardware. Oh, I do, all champions. You there is that. That's like the swag of all swags with his name on it. Now, sorry, you and Rousseau, Christopher Rousseau as well as well. We saw that the media. It was funny because Chris and I went to a Yankee game earlier this summer and he told me that Adam had as for his ring size and I thought to myself, wait a minute, you never asked me for my ring size. So I thought I was going to get left out, even though I've been with the team four years now, going on five, but I ended up getting the ring anyway, so it all worked out. That's excellent. That's good, and maybe when this season is all a sudden done, the e crew will find some money between the four of us to purchase our own fantasy ring for whoever went. That would be that would be electric. Now Be Lazy. I'm in for that. And we do stuff tonight, guys. We do it Christ so first day of falls the Christmas. But we have to get to fantasy, because what a great start. There was. It's time for the e crew fantasy challenge, and the ecrew fantasy challenge is presented by BIOS Jill, the sport drink of the AHL. Use the Promo Code e show, that's es how, for twenty five percent off when you check out at biostealcom. I played fantasy for the first time and I'm in first place. But, but, but that aren't now now. You had to pick last this week, so let's see how you do, Shian par picking last. So to break down what took place in fantasy, please don't now. Sorry, I'm sorry. I said to you guys. I said it on this podcast. Are we concerned all that? The rough riders have three Nonagel goaltenders. This pointed that out there. I did say that on the record last week. Yeah, because opening weekend wasn't great. So long season though, right, yeah, but but just pointing it out, thank God. So, as I mentioned, Lauren is in first place beside, like, despite the fact that her goaltender did give up nine goals, like still in first place, despite that, like that. That mind blowing, right. That is should have been massive negative points like that. You guys were trying to give me crap for getting a little bit of help trying to pick my players, but y'all might eat some help, because clearly my help worked because I did come out, and first I need some help to you picked my guy. You picked the ECN smit, like of course it happens. When you last, you gotta scramble to find someone you want. Egan Smit. A quiet week for him, right, jolly girl, hey, hey, girl, hey, yea quiet, quiet week for Egan Schmidt, with a pair of tools, a pair of goals, a pairs this one power play point, eleven points total. prencivatory though, by Lauren. It is pretty cool to be at a game when your fantasy player does something right. Well, that was so fun. Although that that game, I do have one regret. When I went to that game, I overheard the ten Dempsey's parents actually were there, because...

I was trying to I came in, I was like trying to figure out where to go and I remember I was texting and I was like, how do I get to the seating like I've never been here, and I overheard some lacy. Oh I'm Thomas Dempsey's mom, so shout out to Dempsey's parents. If I see you at one of the showcases. I'll definitely say hi this time, but I was like to concerned with trying to figure out where I was kids sitting. So it was it was fun to know that they were there and it's cool to see that the parents do come out to see their kids play, and it was cool to honestly see games and get out to the couple arenas and to see one of my fantasy picks to a goal in the goal that like kicked off the scoring. That game was pretty solid and I made all listen to give a little shout out too, because, like, yeah, their team took a loss, but like he had a pretty solid game despite that. Yeah, yeah, excelord. So get ready, they'll be talking to you. Write. A lot of the crowd sure come up to you. I'm right. His grandparents come out to be last year. I already asked Dempsey and his dad will follow me on twitter, so I want everyone starting to listen. Excellent. So a goal and three assists and putting one power play point for Dempsey for ten points total. De Man. Yeah, what's Dude? Two goals last wins championships. Man, did you have you never heard that saying. So we just had about all the offense that he put up offends. That depends on which heavy ships too. And then finally, two goals and assist and too high play points for Bella. So to have Egan spow with eleven, Thomas Dempsey with ten and Colin Bella with ten. Like imagine if it was a better performance in goal, right, like I's just it, Warrowitz still got point for it wasn't about point for because he had forty seven says. So it's so it's a thirty one point for week performance for Laurence. So she goes from picking first last week to picking last this week because she's in first place. Funny how the order just shifted right to Anthony, because he picked second last week and he picked second to last this week because he had a pretty solid week as well. And honestly I thought Bobby Guyer would have delivered a little bit more for Anthony, especially in that rough Friday series. The Maryland put up twenty goals and the three games. Yeah, and and he's their top scorer, right. Yeah, well, know, the one player who has actually emerged as one of the top scores for team Maryland and if I'm not mistaking, the top scorer right now, Nick Graziano, the son of rennegades coach Cliff Graziano, and Nick leads the franchise in goals, assists, points, games played and penalty minutes. Oh, he's a big pips guys. Wow, he does it, he does it all, but put actually well, hang on, I was talking to cliff before the S P game against the runnegades and I was talking to cliff about it, about his own racking up points in Maryland, and he said that for Nick, going in to his age outseason, it's sort of clicked for him where he knew that he only has one year of junior eligibility left. So I think he took it to another level this all season just in terms of training, really looking to improve his game, because he had some struggles a bit last season with team Marilyn, but now he's really hit his stride with the team and and cliff probably pointed out to you that he bet her be the star of the week when he's on, and then pointed out to me that one of us better pickman fantasy and we didn't yet. Well, we will get there. I think the only like one game next week. Yeah, I want to pick some warriors. I want to pick some Maryland. But they even added a stat change for him. A four goal, four assists opening weekends. It's pretty phenomenal and as cliff pointed out to me, I have to eat my words a little bit that we did not include nick and the EH LP to Ehl all time lot up, because he made a pretty emphatic statement in that opening weekend. But, as I mentioned, that was just Bobby Guyre for for Anthony, had five points for him, five for am Aaron Damnron as well, three for Anthony to Varus and then twelve point six for Rodan Mobile, of course, had that shut out against the Spartans, which all led to twenty four point six points in total for Anthony. So you got Lauren at thirty one point four Anthony at twenty four point six. We did switch technically jeff and I. If we were trying to keep the symmetry going, you should have tenally finished third Jeff, but I finished third with twenty three. Kind of frustrating, like I'm really kind of frustrated. Like I'm a huge fan of ricards to Lenski's and Michael o'bryan. I think both of them could end up on our EHL All star team against the colleges. But you know, but you know you, when you get me two goose eggs, I don't know what to say. Like it's really discouraging, it's really disappointing. I don't have any words. I watch those two guys light it up last year because they were in my state, right there in my state. The Am sure I saw them all the time. And a couple goose ex it's pretty...

...demoralizing, honestly. So we'll find'll be back. We'll find me back. I'll get that sweater on for an episode two. Yes, coach triple was kind of up to send me one. So but John Werber with a pair of wins in that series for the Maryland, for team Maryland against the rough riders, eighty five stays overall. Really did actually play well in a forty five safe performance against the sevens yesterday and then five points in my own from Tyler ebeling as the ducks with their opening weekend serious with the apple cores. So I'll take my twenty three points and run because to me, for you to meet twenty three points with two goose eggs, that's pretty damn good. That's very good. You're still writing. Think of it. Thank you. Now get to my dumpster fire of the week. Will you so time about goose eggs. So let's start by saying say are worsing. Is from me. So we got that out there. I'm from for me, he thinks weird. So yours for getting suspeed. Yeah, I ate. Yeah, that was tough. Play in one game then play another. No points, higgins add I mean if we counted hits and like put a bonus on big hits, like it would be he's a big get. Or what an awesome weekend for you, Jeff, really would have been. But your your to whose sakes? We're a little bit tough. They're drunken. Actually, Nick Drunken for the rough riders. Actually probably had the best start of the three goaltenders that played in net for Connecticut. I got orses. I know that's easy to say when he gave up three compared to nine and eight the other two days. Captain obvious over here. Whatever that that I commercial the captain obvious. We always point out the funny stuff, like I laugh every time. I also find Hotelscom thank you. Someone just said that. Thank you. Justin it was us. I was. I do. I find like dumby humor funny, like I just laugh at those every time like some my you Bedad jukes. Like my favorite commercial of all time is Duncan the Walrus with Guyko Dremmer, that one dunk in the wall when they put the Walrus in in net and the opposing team can't score and and the guy like shoots it off like a pad. It's like sitting in front of the Walrus and and he's like it's a Walrus, what am I supposed to do it? I think it's so funny I laugh every time. Now we'RE gonna slip that up. I've probably watched a thousand times, but Duncan the Wallrus is an excellent that minded for maybe future fantasy and he says maybe we can drafted. I'll take dunk in the waters for five hundred. Alex think here. Okay, his back say though, a solid weekend for him with eight fantasy points for Jeff and Jeff we've seen in fantasy. You've seen in fantasy. Yes, you're at eleven point eight, so you are in fourth place, not last place. Fourth place last fantasy can turn quickly, as ricky, bobby would said, if you ate first, you last. Yes, you are. Yes, you are. Fantasy, though, can turn quickly. We know that right. Okay, and and we're going to see if there's a difference between picking first and pick them last. So Jeff by finishing in fourth, not last. I'm sorry again. Let's get to your picks for this upcoming week. Let's get to them. So we're trying to, you know, change the time, shall we say? So only way to go, only where to go from year's up. So with forward, we're going to go with a former PLF. Yes, I have my little flyers shirt on. What up? Anthony Lorusso AK A low, but he is now in Anthony to polo lands with the sevens. Mr Robbie, see wagon. He was a wagon last year. And Robbie, come on, buddy. Will you have two games next week? I need hattrick points. I need you to do everything, anything. Please, please, please, and I'll maybe buy one of your Jersey. Can I just can I just say a real funny story real quick? You can be see wagon. That'solutely so. I remember listening to the podcast last year and you guys were saying that team is not just a wagon. There see why? Yeah, next. So the next day it was a seven's little flyers game and I was on the catwalk at Jersey shore arena looking down at the players getting ready and I was asking Robbie, how's it feel to have a slang term in your namesake? The team is a sea wagon, so he was joking. It felt pretty good. And it's a Bastian Roman Necki said, well, why won't they whole team to see bass if they're doing real well? I look at my spotting chart and I go well, Sebastian, you'd have to get your first point the season first o every everyone a little flyers way. Now they were saying that he got roasted by the announcer, but I've talked to Roman necki couple times. He's such a great kid. The flyers head coach, Mark Catchron likes in too, and in the game against the eighty sevens he looks like a really good defender. But I mean he took it all his stride and that was the players loved it. It was great. I say this the Lauren all the time because she just joined us. You got to be able to give it and take it in this league. If you're a player, if you're a coach, if you're a League official, you gotta be able...

...to give it taken their broadcaster. If you're broad DASTER, broadcaster, podcaster, playbyplay, does it matter? Take it. Damn. That's a good story, though, so probs, Robbie. See you wagon. I think he has a goal or two so far. He had one too tools to these to now, because he got the empty netter against the little flyers where he chipped it off the glass. He told me after the game that when he chiped it off the glass he was thinking in his head a holy he's going to be so mad at me because I ice the pack. But it took a hard left turn in the offensive zone and went into the empty net. And then he scored yesterday against team Marilyn on the power play. That was pretty good geometry. Who yes, hey, use the sensitive property. It all comes fall circle on this podcast. But, Jeff, you've got to your forward so far. Now you're D but he actually this is perfect. Thank you, Anthony. I don't know if you knew this. Well, actually, you probably knew, because we saw that all in the group text earlier. But as the Roman Niki's MD this week, he didn't get a point last year, right, twenty nine games now points, but he's been in the Flyers Organization for one, two, three four. This is this fifth season now. Okay, thout the HLP. Yeah, twenty seven points the hlp in one thousand nine hundred and twenty six goals, twenty one assists. So let's go, Sebastian Roman, Nikki type. You to get on the board early. Sea Bass. Make sure you put anpony to sleep. Okay, let's get a point and you can. Then you'll be happy and there won't be any fights with the Anthony in the in the stands. But moving on to so that's forward. D goaltender, Chris Jackson. I mean is plenty as playing. I guess it's scared the living pop EMOJI's out of me earlier with telling me that Nathan Miller's coming back. But a Millard. Take your time, Buddy, Chris Jackson. Next week it the loally. They only have two yet. Take the very take the scenic crowd. They you know where breakaway is, but go see it's fall. Go see the foliage, will you? So we could, Chris Jackson. And then, from my utility, Louis Joseph Gernon, who I think is leading our league in points. So yes, picked up the hat trick yesterday. Keep it simply, did Pitt or? Was that? Yeah, that's right, picked up patrick us against against bed death. They're ravill go quiet next week. But that third goal was gross. He want coast, the coast, backhand bar down. That was just unbelievable. Tied up the game, only for the junior warriors to get another goal twenty seconds left. We had. We had to at least mention it. That was seriously a wild finish. Seven Day, six little baseball scores mean always just like all right, or you could say touchdown with the extra point and then touched that with a missed extra points, full field goals. You wanna really stick over the alter it. So jets it, folks. That's yeah. I mean next week you'll come on this podcast and either call your team a sea wagon or a sea bass, yes, or see be well, stay tuned, folks. So, so, ninety one. So Jeff picked first, which meant I got the chance to pick second. Part of the reason why I'm also wearing this Wizards Jersey is because of their forward will jennings, who's back for a second year with the pick with ease, playing on, playing on their top line and their top power play. Consulted with cory full dy because I was kind of torn. Ryan Webb or will jennings and Corey? He put he put his word on it that Jennings will be scoring of goals and Webbill be assisting them. So I'm going for that little extra tip sy. You can't slam me again. Help. You just said you talked. You guys whom inside information. You can't be playing me fret. Help, listen. Listen, Lauren. When we get to the showcase and you're going to be working on social media stuff, I'm gonna have to remind you while you're at the showcase to stop spending time consulting the coaches about fantasy advice, because they're gonna do that the entire time. Hey, if they bring it up, I'll chat with them. I'm not going to. I won't be going to do it. If they want to talk, I'll talk. I'll take any of give me. We all will. Yes, yes, we all will. We don't have showcases last year, so that's going to help us with fantasies, to getting to see every coach and talk to every team and coach. Yeah, it's definitely doing my homework to it. We all will. They can finally stop calling. I can see them in person, although still call you from one end of the rank. Hey, you know you have Blue Rak red rack. I'm on right Brink. I can't see you. Where are you? Are you here? No, Nope, I actually skip this showcase. Took it off. And why are you? What are you doing? How the season start? So will jennings at forward? They actually have three games this week. They play the chiefs today, they play the warriors tomorrow. That's Callin Casey's first call, and then they play the avalanche on Sunday. So three games, Rya, you know, find some lightning there with those points. The next one's interesting because I know there's going to be heat coming from Terry Watt. It's not a shot at him. Hayden Watson was probably one of the best defenseman on the ducks last year. He's playing on the eighty sevens this year. I all ways whether it's it's not just eh we, whether it's all sports. I always love when a player goes back to face a former team. I'm not that there's any animosity there between Hayden and Terry and a former team. But I you always just see different performances.

So on Saturday night, if we want to get a quick defenseman hat trick Hayden, like you know, I won't be disappointed by that. I wouldn't be disappointed by that either. Well, it's got to be interesting, Anthony, right, because you're going to be calling a game. We're going to get to your fantasy take picks next. Are you going to have a different reaction if a jeff mills or neo raven eighty seven fantasy player scores rather than your eighty seven fantasy player? Absolutely not, because, guy's when I put when I put on the headset, then I'm not anthony the EHL beat writer, I'm Anthony the eighty sevens broadcasts or their plan putty. I said it. I said it's all right during the game with the P team because they scored a couple of ugly goals where they don't ask how, they just ask how many same things. That's a team. Well, I'll be listening again. You got my word for that. Also, last last season it was actually the other way around when Matt sales went from Protec to the s and he got shut out against the evens. So you're absolutely right where there's something going on when a player goes up against their former team, where they just take it to another level. Yeah, I mean that's hiles resemble leave down the stretch for protime. I mean this is this is a podcast about the Eh Shel and and junior hockey, but Tom Brady on October thirty a great so anyways, moving on after I. After showcase, will be a wall, pull together the home and cry and it's going to be so funny. We're gonna get the end of the showcase and laurence and they be like, Neil, you always tell me that we have to kind of like work until the last game ends and be like, you know, Tom Tom Starts in four hours the series. So I got he's my dad. Oh God, I had the bust that Su one episode. That's the shirt that Justin got Mei let's doing next week right before the showcase. Tom Brady is my dad. Tom Brady is my ready. Is My Daddy. Yeah, so, but anyways, to get to my goaltender, Lauren put in this extraordinary effort last week to make sure that she pronounced Daniel the Warro it's his name right. Yeah, and I put in sleep. I put in no effort to make sure that I pronounced Justin how did I pronounce his last name? Just to make sure I don't get it right or get it wrong. It is Jacob All AL, Jacob Ahl Ahl, right, Angel Jacob's all. I think it's all. Yeah, it is all. It is. Okay, that's he can be a H L Jacob for the year. He is, I would imagine, as the only Agel on the wallpole express roster. He's probably starting at least in their opener against the seahawks on Friday. I guess we'll find out. I did not ask Josh Holmes from about that. I think you got enough to worry about and getting his team ready and taking over for cody. So didn't want to put pressure on him and say, Hey, you know, I kind of have a fantasy pick here. So, but we'll get to that after this week and then at utility, you know, I get to pick seconds. I get my guy back, Egan Schmidt. So you're going to do that. If Egan wants to like SEND ME HIS JERSEY. Also, definitely wear that next week or the week after, because next week I'm wearing the Tom Bree's were cast to me for helping my team win first lease, first week of my rookie season, and I went and he helps. I guess we'll tag him in this. We'll see what he does, but that's my that's my team and and next up will be Anthony Yep. So before the first game against a little flyers, naturally I had some eat sevens players coming up to me asking me why didn't I pick any of them for already loud of his fast. Damn yeah, so I told them the real reason. Wanted to give other teams some love. Being the ehl beat writer now, but I was joking within two will hey, ahead and I'll get to that in a date. The forward I have is now I heard, I've heard two pronunciations, Julian boss Claire or boys Claire. Awesome. It's awesome Claire, I think. I mean because, like when I want at I've taken a couple of years of French and like high school in College, and like when I look saw that name, I would have tried to pronounce the more of French twins, that black claire and like maybe the spell silent because of the way it's written. But Hey, there are you, a are you instead of last week? I think we got to get this pronunces. Shute Guy, go a smart idea. When you asked the coaches, they don't even know. Have Tether guy is no. Juels know what? You know what, Jefferson, you might know this. The coaches always say they know how to pronounce the names, and I'm not singling any coach out. This is every coach, even in the null. They say that they know, but then you ask the players and they give you a completely got the devizeation agreed. So this you know. Again, nothing to any specific coach, but that's not their job. It's our job to get it right and that's why I like to talk to the players about it. And, Lauren, to to address your point, we had a player in the eighty seven premier team named Griffin do blois. It also had...

...that oys in there, so a lot of announcers said the Blah but when I asked him it was actually do blois and the s was not silent. So it depends on the area, sometimes where they're from. Yep, but boss Claire is my forward he had to two goals in his first two games. Also scored the first overtime winning goal this season against the sea coast Sporton's. So He's my pick for forward. For defense, Dominic Metro. I love the way this kid plays for points, with the goal and three assists in his first three games and he picked up an assists in that wild seven six game where he took a shot from the point had traffic in front, kind of power play goal. It looks like he skates well, he can move the Pokwell, he shot swell and I think it's a big reason why the junior warriors are such a or off to a such a great start. And My goaltender is Jackson Bernard. He has a one in one record. Two hundred and forty eight goals against, average nine hundred and forty seventh s. A percentage looking made thirty nine saves against the protect junior ducks. Okay, opening night, that could and having seen Bernard play against the seven S, I know that he's a terrific goaltender. So that was kind of a no brainer for me. And now my first seven s pick of the fantasy challenge. It only took me up until the second week. Definite, definitely OK, and he scored two goals in that home opener against the little flyers. He can really rip the Puck and I was looking at him goals, but the goals that he scored reminded me of a lot of Nick Swain from last season, yea, where he can just come up the right side and he just rips it six side off the posting in and I think he's going to be a very effective player for the eighty sevens. He's going to be a difference maker. When you sat in Metro, you could have set called the you could have called them the newly dubbed Number for ranked warriors to he did that on this episode. So he did score the various first goal of the season right in the EHL. Yes, I think you remember that. Sweet from you is that he spared the very first goals. So solid team. And now we got to the first place team. Yes, he did really rookie of the you. Yeah, I did, but I did no doubt what dipping this time. I have four players from four different teams, but I did choose one from a team I use last dude last week, but I decided for my forward I would pick out our third like top play of the week, with Brett Hanley from the valley junior wars. That goal was pretty nasty and I looked up his numbers. He looks pretty solid, so I was, like you, he'd be a good choice for me to have it forward. And for defense, shout out to you a love for this one. Give me a little bit of tips here and there. I picked my Shane Green from the Philadelphia little flyers. I've heard he's pretty good and he's supposed to be getting some time on the power play possibly, so that that's always fun. And for a goal, that's one that I seem to be struggling with a little bit as finding, only because I gotta check out who's who and see who's going to be playing, because that's always interesting. And this week I went with Mr Pat Alto from the East Coast Wizards. That Don Yell I took Asard for you, and his he's a he is a nine hundred and sixty six save personage so far, so I thought that was pretty solid. So hopefully he'll give me some good points this week. And for my utility, this one's kind of fun and I chose Jackson Collins from the Vermont lumberjacks. And this one was kind of funny for me because I have a friend. I won't say what week he plays in because I'm not kind of wrote them, but at my friends back home, Mr Jackson Versco, he's a goalie for a team down south. He told me what I told him that I got the shop. He was like, Oh, you should look up on my buddies. He plays for from on. I was like that's my hometime team, what are you talking about and he was like, Oh, yeah, my buddy Jackson Collins. He's like he plays up there, and I was like all right, I'll keep an eye on them. And I was like, Oh, ron is a couple games this week, so maybe I'll pick another one of them, and I checked his points. He's going to go on this is so far in two games. So I was like that's that's pretty solid. So I was like well, we'll see what you can do for me this week. They got like, I think, two or three more games this week, so hopefully he can put up some good points for me. So shout out to my friend Jackson RASCA for that one. It's you doing recon like I, of the League it's amazing. Right. So that's gonna be interesting here, because she's the order that we I am worried. I'm in last Lorn. Well, the order that we finished in this week determines the order that we pick in next week, which is right before the showcase, which is a busy one. That was gonna say. Deal, this is going to be our first. I was going to ask you about this earlier, our first fantasy with showcases, because we started in two thousand and nineteen in January. Aren't we done with showcases when we started this podcast? Wow, that's an excellent point. Wow, what about this earl we have never had a shover's when fantasy was taking place. It never because we have done last year for all of you forgot. Wow, absolutely pretty sure. We started after Exeter in two...

...thousand and nineteen. We's definitely like we started the podcast. We did not start a fantasy till after the showcase. Yeah, wow, so this is gonna be really fun, because I was like that. Now, because you see, everybody, we're gonna picks are, we're gonna be like right there and they're gonna like either let us down or pick us up. We're gonna be so now that so many parents this is strong be looking each other across the rail head. Shout out to Mr Damneron he was very happy when I picked Aaron in the first week, so I hope he's listening. Went well. Yeah, so last week in fantasy there were sixteen games. This week and fantasy there's seventeen games. After that, though, like the showcase, we have success. Just in the showcase for the EHL, there are, this is quick math. Hold on, fourteen, two thousand, one hundred and twenty seven games. And then there's there is one game on the fifth, so there is some team. There are two teams that turn around right afterwards. So twenty a twenty eight game week is a waiting US next week. So we did the twelve, six to or. This is this is where it gets interesting, right, because it's kind of like that whole cost of of sometimes, like in football, whoever has the the the ball last, they win the game. Whoever gets to pick first. Like we're really I know that you don't feel this way, Jeff, because you're at eleven point, eight points, but we're really on top of each other still. And and fantasy your three are. Yeah, fantasy can swing pretty quickly, though. It can makes pretty pretty quickly, though, and and there's plenty of good games this week that could be that could determine that for us right. So let's get to watch to watch for before we wrap things up, here's what you watch for this week in the east show. But to watch force presented by Hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action to the two thousand and twenty one, two thousand and twenty two season. Do you want to each get a game to watch? We could pick the same we could pick the same game. Well, I have to, okay, and I'm going to default to the four teams who have yet to play a game in the EHL. You have the East Coast Wizards and communicate chiefs on today at Thirty PM, Yep, and you have tomorrow at Thirty PM, the Wallpole Express The seahawks hockey club tomorrow at Thirty PM. And I want to see what these teams, what they've got. So it's exciting to see them all played their first games of the season. Little overdue, I guess, but again just getting to see them in action. I think that's that's two games to really watch out for for me. Can Can the newly dubbed Number Four Ranked Valley Junior warriors get to four and all against the wizards on Friday? That's going to make cool big because they have never started for now. And and those two teams have kind of like a friendly rivalry in a way because they always every year play each other in preseason, kind of like the Rangers and avalanche. Will call it friendly, but behind closed doors it's not friendly. Right. That is that fair? Yeah, Richard Chris love each other, but they hate each other. Yes, so I'M gonna I'm gonna keep a close eye on that warrior's wizards camp. Good, call little fires because you're on a little fire shirt. Yeah, go, go, PLF, get an x xplf. Well, I guess we gotta go with aren't the sevens? They're not playing photelphy little flyers as no, no, they play like you can see the sea wagons return against PLF. But yeah, there's a lot of good games. I like the Express Seahawks is, like we said. I mean Josh Holmstrom. He's got an NHL background. Everyone touted cody and cody touted Josh a lot last year when I did a lot of express games. He speaks highly of them. Josh knows what he's doing and we'll get to see where it's at. You know, and I heard that this Jacob all kids very good, Jutin was saying earlier. Cody's a former goaltender, former division one Niagara Goaltender, so he knows how to pick him. So we'll see if they have another Mason Palmer in that or good old Eric Buckles, your favorite from fantasy last year. Well, yeah, whapple. We'll see what they what they got, because I mean they were a team last year that we thought was really going to go to the frozen finals and they felt just short. And I think that's a good pick as far as a team that we haven't seen play yet and see what they have. But I like your pick to new with balley. I mean Ryan's got things going up in April and I think going to a four. Know who that's. That's a heck the street and Laurence Games to watch her pretty well known. It's pretty obvious to me. Oh, actually, I don't want it is. I'm gonna say actually that I was one of like a personal excitement based off some of my fantasy players. But I'm excited to see the flyers take on the apple core. I heard from Alo when I was talking to me about some guys maybe take a look out from his team. I you. I picked Shane Green and he goes all he's like pretty sure he scored his first school the year at Apple core last year.

So hopefully that brings a little bit of luck and he can bring some of that into the game against them this year. So definitely one that I have written down in my calendar to look at for sure. What if he's debates with Sebastian Romandiqui Bar? That be that would be pretty Wen do a little Roman nicula up the green. Damn it. Well, they I've been told he is with God. What is his name? I've looked to him to class. Is Arnold. He's deep hair of all every yeah, go for all of wethers, yes, and a pretty good together. Here's where it gets interesting, as if they do score, it's against Anthony's goalie and Jackson Bernard, so we're also on the crossed over here. Yeah, that I thought that you were going to just quickly say lumber Jackson spartans because this is the first chance to see your hometown team, but we obviously know you're going to those games this weekend too. I'M gonna try to go to one of them. I think I have some stuff one on the one day, but I'm I'm definitely trying to make it out to at least one of them. I since there's I'll have to see, because I would love to get out to letty since that it is my home town. I love to check out a game there for once, but definitely if I can get to see them out close to me right now, that'll be really awesome. Driving from where you live to Exeter compared to where you live to letty is significantly different. Oh yeah, that's four hours, no big deal. The loody. No, no. I will say this though, because I didn't give me this reminder before. The first time you went to Exeter, the rink is cold. So yeah, that was ridiculous and I was like, Oh, I'm sitting here and Neil like kind of be like you're my boss, but I was like I instantly regretted that decision because there was literally one of the big fans on the ceiling just aimed straight near where I was sitting. I was like this brutile. Normally I would have been dressed, totally fine, but I was like this fan is blowing straight on me this whole time. I was a popsicle, to say the least. To Hold Exitterr best thing about hockey in late summer, early fall, where it's just so hot outside and then you go inside the rink and it's just super cool. Just Yep, the change in temperature is insane. Yeah, you can't, you can't. The trusted the ABS rink was like perfect. It was. It was cold enough too, more sweater, but like it's comfortable enough that you're not a popsicle. So I will commend them for that for sure. But yet it's called the IISTON. Who would have thought that inside ice did warning for every one. When we get to Worcester. Worcester is cold. Okay, they can everyone aware of that. We're getting that out there now that wring is there. But, as I mentioned, a lot of games on the on tap in both leagues this week. A lot of teams getting there. Twenty two season started, so good luck to all those teams that are beginning their new campaigns for next week. Just so everyone can make this note at home. We don't often do this, but the podcast is actually dropping on Wednesday, not Thursday, next week, because on Wednesday it's the twenty nine and Thursday is the thirty. And obvious. But the thirty is it dy of the showcase starts. WE DO HAVE ONE EH L P game on Wednesday twenty nine, but obviously no EHL Games. Makes a lot more sense to drop it on went on Wednesday the twenty nine, then Thursday the thirty, so that every player, if they want to, can, can turn on the podcast while they're driving up in the bus on Thursday. So maybe it that Milgat be traveling up to wooster that day. So yes, that's me. Yes, some time perfect, perfect to turn on in the car. So Bate that note. We're dropping this on Wednesday next week and we'll talk to you guys then. Sounds good. Seething through. Thanks for listening to the east 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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