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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 NeilRabbit. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placementleader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the nextstep in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the east show, presented bythe penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily botto. Wetake care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockeycommunity 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 ninetyof the e show. On this week's episode we recap the opening weekend ofa two thousand twenty one, twenty two season and make a few chances tothe EHL and ehlp power rankings during the weekly rundown. Further along, weprovide the latest update on the e crew fantasy challenge, with the two rookiesjumping out to the early lead. Finally, the group highlights some games to watchthe final stress before the Worcester showcase. What's up, e crews? Ifinally feel like hockey season a little bit. We had some game actiona little bit more than we have. Last week we recorded Gig as Ialways say, Jeff It. The offseason is technically five months long, butit feels like longer right like, yeah, it happs five years. It's aseven month season followed by a five month offseason and, as dumb asit 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 andstaff would agree with us. Anthony would say you you've been around ofthe HL for a while. Well, personally, I think part of itwas because I couldn't make it to the frozen finals last year, so myseason ended a little early. And Yeah, it just felt like the offseason keptdragging on forever. And the other thing too, is that I wasnot able to really go to the eighty seven training camp as much as Iwould have liked her in years passed, so I think that was another reasonwhy it just felt like forever. This is Lauren's first offseason, so Iguess we can't really ask her how long it fell. will ask her ina year, but we can ask her to call me out for the newsthat I did not acknowledge on the last week's podcast. Yeah, I wassurprised about this from you, considered everyone's like, oh my God, thisis like meals best friend. They've all tether. There's some more teams thatare 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, MrCody Campbell, which I'm kind of sad because everyone hyped him up and itseemed 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 prettyhappy for him. So it's good to see he's got another opportunity, butsad 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 alsohas a daughter. So he told me time is ticking. So that wasthe last thing you said it before he left. Time is ticking, butit'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 alot 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 rundown is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for juniorhockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. Of tjg podcastcom.So opening weekend, handful of games, number of teams played, number ofteams 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 overtimeand then the avalanche beat the Spartan seven nothing the next day, but thenthe Rangers beat the avalanche? Doesn't make any sense. It doesn't make Eridienceto me. Her back on this, worry back on this. neils arepart t t. Why Neill? This is? This is something I learnedin geometry and ninth grade in high school called the transitive property, where ifone 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 beatthe Spartan and the avalanche wall of the SPARTANS. When you use a transitiveproperty, that should mean that the avalanche should ever really good game against theBosson Junior Rangers. I did it when I played in high school. Theseplayers do it in the EHL. I've heard eighty seven's talking about eight inyears past. Boy, it just doesn't always add up. It's a gameby game basis. And Yeah, I guess for the avalanche they were hotone day but when they went up against the junior rangers they were just toostrong for them. Yeah, I think Lauren was actually thinking about the transitiveproperty 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 theRangers twice. I saw the rangers take on the Spartans on Friday and thenI 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 prettyevenly mashed in Friday's game because they ended up going overtime. So, likeI thought it was little evenly matched their well, back and forth. They'rekind of and when I saw Sunday's game it kind of seemed like they ranaway with it a little bit because the APPs came out strong because of prettysure they score the first goal. I believe it was my man Dem styscored the first goal. I believe that's as he kind of gave them alittle moments at the beginning. I was like okay, maybe they'll come outand everyone's been telling me Oh, btrs, like pretty good, they're pretty hot. Look up for them. But I was like well, as ofputting up a bit of a fight, you're pretty early. So I waswaiting to see if anything was going to happen and they jr came back andkind of just stormed them. They just they tied it up at one andafter that they just they kept on coming and yeah, abs just were notthere for it. And the ABS is more returners than I thought. ToNeil, I mean ay J are, that's a completely new team. Theonly one I really recognize was cargas. I think is like one of theonly forwards are recognized from last year's team. Everyone. We got boy claire asa new name. There Chris Jackson now and net. A lot ofnew 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. Imay have been the Saturday broadcast with Tyler. Is it too early to put stockin 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 becausethat was their back to back. They play Saturday and Sunday. TheRangers never played back to back. They played Friday and Sunday. Is ittoo 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'sI 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'snot 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 willacknowledge that. In the moment, I think I recognize that that was likea very like that was pretty funny. Last week, stepping back, Iwas like that was really funny, and I'm saying the engagement what WASP posted. I was like, Damn, that was really funny. Actually what theplace last week. So was very good. But I of course it'll been oftraffic to on. So yes, yes, right, we're going tokeep 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 roundsthe 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 drainand deplete and you'll get tired. And these a lot of these guys aremoving 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 forsure. I don't know if I brought it up in last week's podcast orif I brought it up in one of my broadcasts with the EHLP Games isthat when you have players come from midget hockey, high school hockey, theydon't play twenty minute periods. So when you're playing junior hockey for the firsttime, that's actually a big adjustment to get used to playing full sixty minutecontests. Yeah, yeah, I clelly agree very so. I mean it'sgoing 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 wehave posted the power rankings. A lot of questions came as to why thepower rankings have not been posted yet this week, because this year they areno longer ravens rankings. This for everyone can actnowledge that at home. I'mincluding I am including the whole crew, Jeff Lauren and Anthony and even Justinwhen he wants to step in here, because we don't, nobody understands howI 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 withme. So we're going to do them together on the podcast tonight and everyweek moving forward and releasing them on Thursday so people can know that when thepodcast comes out. So do the power rankings. So obviously I bring thatup 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 talkto you. Are Yes, yes, they're all in favor of keeping DGRnumber one, but it's a great transition because avalancew for to write. Theybeat the Spartan seven nothing. They lose to the Rangers. One side note. I get distracted. Okay, Rangers, awesome. I'm awesome. Week fromChris Jackson, right, well, tremendous in goal. Guess who iscoming back? Oh, Nathan Mueler shut so. So when Justice Love Justin'sgonna 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, oneof 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 getto that segments soon, but right. But the point is Jackson looked likethe 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 arethat seems fair. So anyways, now avalanche, we said, went oneand one the team that's right behind them, and which is why I bring thisto Bait up on the New Jersey eighty seven who beat the little flyersfor tent one on Saturday and beat team Maryland three two today. Did theeighty 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 individuallyfor years. Right. I always factor in who you've got, the strengthof schedule, who you've beat and you know who you've lost to and whatthey've done against the rest of the League also. So they're it. Therehas 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 tojump the avalanche? Well, I was obviously on the call for the eightysevens 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 thedivision. And then yesterday you have the game against team Maryland. And rememberearlier 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 beatthat team. So I think beating another experienced team in Maryland with alot 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. Iwould agree with that. Look at he said. Those are two prosen finalsteams 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. GolfClaps Golf Clubs. One one is rangers, if you're writing this down, destined. One is rangers. Two is eighty seven's three as avalanche, andup until yesterday afternoon took place, we see him destined to not having anychances in the top five. I don't know what to do now, becausevalley is for real, right were you know, right, a graft?What up, buddy? What is up? Ryan mcgraft talking a lot to mein Neil the offseason. He said he's gonna have a new team andI 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. Idon't know the last time valley started three at all. Right, and that'snot that's not a shot at the organization. That's a credit to what they've doneso far. Right, and Andy Hines was there for number of years. I would say. What was that? The six, seventeen season that theyhad their best season that we went over yess and the Plat and theoffseason sauce. Get US get right to that one, Jeff Right, Iwould 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 keepin my head and like restore. Like there's a lot of needs. Forsome reason. There's been thousands of players, to say, but a lot ofnames I can't remember. Who beat who, though, like in everygame. 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 havecoach, Ryan mccrab and. I asked him about his quick too, andOh now, three no start after only winning ten games last season. SoI phrase it as a rough season and he came back with it depends onwhat you defind as a rough season, because they had also committed fifteen playersto the NCAA, which was tied for second most in the League, tiedwith the eighty seven's, and they had also called up a couple of playersfrom the EHLP team. So one thing he described really keeping the introspective aboutwhat the EHL's all about, is that they're still advancing players and getting themto the next level, and I think for them to start three, youknow, 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 eyeon the valley junior warriors. To you also picked off some of the bestteams 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, andI it's tough. That is tough. You should because, like, ifyou 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 ora well, well, here's here's the way I see it, neal,if these teams are so good, then when they do start playing, theyshould have no problem working their way back into the power rankings where they haveto 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 notfair to them. And whatever team gets bumped off, if they're sogood, then they should also go to a three no start, and theyshould work their way right back into it. That's about point. That might MrAnthony, 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 goingdown 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 thetop five or kick wall plot of the top five. I think it kickswall plot of these apole, sadly, because cuse mom had like what willdidn't do what we even as well, we'll have played yet or have theopen Friday. That's interesting. I mean I think. I think we're justshould 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 nodemerits about, like take them out. We don't know how they look atthis season. We haven't seen him. Right, there's no demerits, butyou haven't done anything. There's no merits either. You know so, andJon just said that. WHO WORKS FOR THE TRAIN? In the past,to wrap up the EHL, because I've done this on my own, Ihave 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 havebeen receiving votes. Sounds like we're all in consensus of Rangers, Sevens,Avalanche, Warriors, lumberjacks receiving votes. Walpole. Yep, and I thinkwe're good. I'd say we're good. onto the H lpy. In theEH L P, they're just like like the Rangers at the in the EhShel. There's no reason to move the seven's after a two hundred and twoand 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 thinkthat. Yes, Vermont want a pair of games, but the railers didn'tplay. 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 therailers. But we would have to make the one change at for which isclean and easy for us, that the Rangers beat the avalanche yesterday for nothingand he just flip flop those teams, rangers and out of new for Ithink it's pretty clear cut simple. How about the rest of you? Soundsgood 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 kingwe 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 wascentral, 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'teven earned that extra vote anyways. So there's your there's your new way thatwe'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 allof our threats. So so be it, as it is all the way thatis 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 inthe EHLP playing their first game this upcoming week, and the Ehl we haveanother four teams as well, including which we're going to start doing this moreand more and more. The team WHO's Jersey I have on gonna miss theedge of this year. You're gonna Miss Our pedestal, but Collin Casey's goingto take that torch from us. And and Justin me, just in theways. Yes, this is game warn.

This, this sea more park markson 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 creditright through the door now. Now, compared to the set of game warnsthat 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 isin Andrew Harley, Jersey. Andrew Harley was probably one of my favoriteplayers throughout his time in the league. Week, if there ever was amost improved player. It was Andrew Harley who, whatever Freddie asked him to, would play forward or D like. Just went back and forth, andhis last year was tremendous, on a line with Trivia Jeff, who washis forward line when he played for that year Pan Zica. Note that wasa year prior shoot. This was the chance Gorman, chance Gorman, DanSperman and Brendan Darby. So, for those that are already saying themselves,Geez, the associate commissioners wearing a wizard's jersey, Jeff has a little flyerst shirt. I don't have it. I don't have any low, Idon't have any of them. I don't have any little flyers gear. Laurendoesn't have any team here yet. Coaches, please, you happy? Send USsave any eighty seven together. That's actually not true. No, Ido not so false information. Oh, you have you she here, herecomes the rookie of the Yes, but I do have one piece of teamgear. Oh there's item to yes, yes, yes, she has awalpole express beanie for when it gets a little bit cold. evded is rightnow. They were limited too, and they were made from my beautiful homestate of Vermont. Actually, neo. I do. I do have onepiece of equipment from the eighty sevens, or should I say hardware. Oh, I do, all champions. You there is that. That's like theswag of all swags with his name on it. Now, sorry, youand 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 thissummer and he told me that Adam had as for his ring size and Ithought to myself, wait a minute, you never asked me for my ringsize. So I thought I was going to get left out, even thoughI've been with the team four years now, going on five, but I endedup 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 ourown 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. Butwe 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 challengeis presented by BIOS Jill, the sport drink of the AHL. Use thePromo Code e show, that's es how, for twenty five percent off when youcheck out at biostealcom. I played fantasy for the first time and I'min first place. But, but, but that aren't now now. Youhad to pick last this week, so let's see how you do, Shianpar picking last. So to break down what took place in fantasy, pleasedon't now. Sorry, I'm sorry. I said to you guys. Isaid it on this podcast. Are we concerned all that? The rough ridershave three Nonagel goaltenders. This pointed that out there. I did say thaton the record last week. Yeah, because opening weekend wasn't great. Solong 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. Youguys were trying to give me crap for getting a little bit of help tryingto pick my players, but y'all might eat some help, because clearly myhelp worked because I did come out, and first I need some help toyou picked my guy. You picked the ECN smit, like of course ithappens. 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 thisone power play point, eleven points total. prencivatory though, by Lauren. Itis pretty cool to be at a game when your fantasy player does somethingright. Well, that was so fun. Although that that game, I dohave one regret. When I went to that game, I overheard theten 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 Iwas texting and I was like, how do I get to the seating likeI've never been here, and I overheard some lacy. Oh I'm Thomas Dempsey'smom, so shout out to Dempsey's parents. If I see you at one ofthe showcases. I'll definitely say hi this time, but I was liketo concerned with trying to figure out where I was kids sitting. So itwas it was fun to know that they were there and it's cool to seethat the parents do come out to see their kids play, and it wascool to honestly see games and get out to the couple arenas and to seeone of my fantasy picks to a goal in the goal that like kicked offthe scoring. That game was pretty solid and I made all listen to givea little shout out too, because, like, yeah, their team tooka 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 andhis 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 pointfor Dempsey for ten points total. De Man. Yeah, what's Dude?Two goals last wins championships. Man, did you have you never heard thatsaying. 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 andassist and too high play points for Bella. So to have Egan spowwith eleven, Thomas Dempsey with ten and Colin Bella with ten. Like imagineif 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 fortyseven says. So it's so it's a thirty one point for week performance forLaurence. So she goes from picking first last week to picking last this weekbecause 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 weekbecause he had a pretty solid week as well. And honestly I thought BobbyGuyer would have delivered a little bit more for Anthony, especially in that roughFriday 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 forteam Maryland and if I'm not mistaking, the top scorer right now, NickGraziano, the son of rennegades coach Cliff Graziano, and Nick leads the franchisein goals, assists, points, games played and penalty minutes. Oh,he's a big pips guys. Wow, he does it, he does itall, but put actually well, hang on, I was talking to cliffbefore the S P game against the runnegades and I was talking to cliff aboutit, about his own racking up points in Maryland, and he said thatfor Nick, going in to his age outseason, it's sort of clicked forhim 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 termsof training, really looking to improve his game, because he had some strugglesa bit last season with team Marilyn, but now he's really hit his stridewith the team and and cliff probably pointed out to you that he bet herbe the star of the week when he's on, and then pointed out tome 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 includenick and the EH LP to Ehl all time lot up, because he madea pretty emphatic statement in that opening weekend. But, as I mentioned, thatwas just Bobby Guyre for for Anthony, had five points for him, fivefor am Aaron Damnron as well, three for Anthony to Varus and thentwelve point six for Rodan Mobile, of course, had that shut out againstthe Spartans, which all led to twenty four point six points in total forAnthony. So you got Lauren at thirty one point four Anthony at twenty fourpoint six. We did switch technically jeff and I. If we were tryingto keep the symmetry going, you should have tenally finished third Jeff, butI finished third with twenty three. Kind of frustrating, like I'm really kindof 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 teamagainst the colleges. But you know, but you know you, when youget me two goose eggs, I don't know what to say. Like it'sreally discouraging, it's really disappointing. I don't have any words. I watchthose 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'llbe back. We'll find me back. I'll get that sweater on for anepisode 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 theMaryland, 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 yesterdayand then five points in my own from Tyler ebeling as the ducks with theiropening weekend serious with the apple cores. So I'll take my twenty three pointsand run because to me, for you to meet twenty three points with twogoose 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 ofthe week. Will you so time about goose eggs. So let's start bysaying 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 onegame then play another. No points, higgins add I mean if we countedhits and like put a bonus on big hits, like it would be he'sa big get. Or what an awesome weekend for you, Jeff, reallywould have been. But your your to whose sakes? We're a little bittough. They're drunken. Actually, Nick Drunken for the rough riders. Actuallyprobably 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 upthree 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 thefunny 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 justlaugh at those every time like some my you Bedad jukes. Like my favoritecommercial of all time is Duncan the Walrus with Guyko Dremmer, that one dunkin the wall when they put the Walrus in in net and the opposing teamcan't score and and the guy like shoots it off like a pad. It'slike 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 laughevery time. Now we'RE gonna slip that up. I've probably watched a thousandtimes, but Duncan the Wallrus is an excellent that minded for maybe future fantasyand he says maybe we can drafted. I'll take dunk in the waters forfive hundred. Alex think here. Okay, his back say though, a solidweekend for him with eight fantasy points for Jeff and Jeff we've seen infantasy. You've seen in fantasy. Yes, you're at eleven point eight, soyou are in fourth place, not last place. Fourth place last fantasycan 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, andand we're going to see if there's a difference between picking first and pick themlast. 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 Alow, but he is now in Anthony to polo lands with the sevens. Mr Robbie, see wagon. He was a wagon last year. AndRobbie, 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. CanI just can I just say a real funny story real quick? You canbe see wagon. That'solutely so. I remember listening to the podcast last yearand you guys were saying that team is not just a wagon. There seewhy? Yeah, next. So the next day it was a seven's littleflyers game and I was on the catwalk at Jersey shore arena looking down atthe players getting ready and I was asking Robbie, how's it feel to havea slang term in your namesake? The team is a sea wagon, sohe 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 doingreal 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 alittle 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 thegame against the eighty sevens he looks like a really good defender. But Imean 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 justjoined us. You got to be able to give it and take it inthis league. If you're a player, if you're a coach, if you'rea League official, you gotta be able...

...to give it taken their broadcaster.If you're broad DASTER, broadcaster, podcaster, playbyplay, does it matter? Takeit. Damn. That's a good story, though, so probs,Robbie. See you wagon. I think he has a goal or two sofar. He had one too tools to these to now, because he gotthe 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 hewas thinking in his head a holy he's going to be so mad at mebecause I ice the pack. But it took a hard left turn in theoffensive zone and went into the empty net. And then he scored yesterday against teamMarilyn on the power play. That was pretty good geometry. Who yes, hey, use the sensitive property. It all comes fall circle on thispodcast. But, Jeff, you've got to your forward so far. Nowyou're D but he actually this is perfect. Thank you, Anthony. I don'tknow if you knew this. Well, actually, you probably knew, becausewe saw that all in the group text earlier. But as the RomanNiki'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 ninehundred and twenty six goals, twenty one assists. So let's go, SebastianRoman, Nikki type. You to get on the board early. Sea Bass. Make sure you put anpony to sleep. Okay, let's get a point andyou can. Then you'll be happy and there won't be any fights withthe Anthony in the in the stands. But moving on to so that's forward. D goaltender, Chris Jackson. I mean is plenty as playing. Iguess it's scared the living pop EMOJI's out of me earlier with telling me thatNathan Miller's coming back. But a Millard. Take your time, Buddy, ChrisJackson. Next week it the loally. They only have two yet. Takethe very take the scenic crowd. They you know where breakaway is,but go see it's fall. Go see the foliage, will you? Sowe 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 beddeath. They're ravill go quiet next week. But that third goal was gross.He want coast, the coast, backhand bar down. That was justunbelievable. Tied up the game, only for the junior warriors to get anothergoal twenty seconds left. We had. We had to at least mention it. That was seriously a wild finish. Seven Day, six little baseball scoresmean always just like all right, or you could say touchdown with the extrapoint 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'syeah. I mean next week you'll come on this podcast and either callyour team a sea wagon or a sea bass, yes, or see bewell, stay tuned, folks. So, so, ninety one. So Jeffpicked first, which meant I got the chance to pick second. Partof the reason why I'm also wearing this Wizards Jersey is because of their forwardwill 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. Consultedwith cory full dy because I was kind of torn. Ryan Webb or willjennings and Corey? He put he put his word on it that Jennings willbe scoring of goals and Webbill be assisting them. So I'm going for thatlittle extra tip sy. You can't slam me again. Help. You justsaid you talked. You guys whom inside information. You can't be playing mefret. Help, listen. Listen, Lauren. When we get to theshowcase and you're going to be working on social media stuff, I'm gonna haveto remind you while you're at the showcase to stop spending time consulting the coachesabout 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'lltalk. I'll take any of give me. We all will. Yes, yes, we all will. We don't have showcases last year, sothat's going to help us with fantasies, to getting to see every coach andtalk to every team and coach. Yeah, it's definitely doing my homework to it. We all will. They can finally stop calling. I can seethem 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 areyou? What are you doing? How the season start? So willjennings at forward? They actually have three games this week. They play thechiefs today, they play the warriors tomorrow. That's Callin Casey's first call, andthen they play the avalanche on Sunday. So three games, Rya, youknow, find some lightning there with those points. The next one's interestingbecause I know there's going to be heat coming from Terry Watt. It's nota shot at him. Hayden Watson was probably one of the best defenseman onthe ducks last year. He's playing on the eighty sevens this year. Iall 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'mnot 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 wewant 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 goingto be calling a game. We're going to get to your fantasy take picksnext. Are you going to have a different reaction if a jeff mills orneo 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 sevensbroadcasts or their plan putty. I said it. I said it's all rightduring the game with the P team because they scored a couple of ugly goalswhere they don't ask how, they just ask how many same things. That'sa team. Well, I'll be listening again. You got my word forthat. Also, last last season it was actually the other way around whenMatt sales went from Protec to the s and he got shut out against theevens. So you're absolutely right where there's something going on when a player goesup 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. Imean 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 afterI. After showcase, will be a wall, pull together the home andcry and it's going to be so funny. We're gonna get the end of theshowcase and laurence and they be like, Neil, you always tell me thatwe have to kind of like work until the last game ends and belike, you know, Tom Tom Starts in four hours the series. SoI got he's my dad. Oh God, I had the bust that Su oneepisode. That's the shirt that Justin got Mei let's doing next week rightbefore the showcase. Tom Brady is my dad. Tom Brady is my ready. Is My Daddy. Yeah, so, but anyways, to get to mygoaltender, Lauren put in this extraordinary effort last week to make sure thatshe pronounced Daniel the Warro it's his name right. Yeah, and I putin sleep. I put in no effort to make sure that I pronounced Justinhow did I pronounce his last name? Just to make sure I don't getit right or get it wrong. It is Jacob All AL, Jacob AhlAhl, right, Angel Jacob's all. I think it's all. Yeah,it is all. It is. Okay, that's he can be a H LJacob for the year. He is, I would imagine, as the onlyAgel on the wallpole express roster. He's probably starting at least in theiropener against the seahawks on Friday. I guess we'll find out. I didnot ask Josh Holmes from about that. I think you got enough to worryabout and getting his team ready and taking over for cody. So didn't wantto put pressure on him and say, Hey, you know, I kindof have a fantasy pick here. So, but we'll get to that after thisweek and then at utility, you know, I get to pick seconds. I get my guy back, Egan Schmidt. So you're going to dothat. If Egan wants to like SEND ME HIS JERSEY. Also, definitelywear that next week or the week after, because next week I'm wearing the TomBree's were cast to me for helping my team win first lease, firstweek of my rookie season, and I went and he helps. I guesswe'll tag him in this. We'll see what he does, but that's mythat's my team and and next up will be Anthony Yep. So before thefirst game against a little flyers, naturally I had some eat sevens players comingup to me asking me why didn't I pick any of them for already loudof 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 ina date. The forward I have is now I heard, I've heard twopronunciations, Julian boss Claire or boys Claire. Awesome. It's awesome Claire, Ithink. I mean because, like when I want at I've taken acouple of years of French and like high school in College, and like whenI look saw that name, I would have tried to pronounce the more ofFrench twins, that black claire and like maybe the spell silent because of theway it's written. But Hey, there are you, a are you insteadof last week? I think we got to get this pronunces. Shute Guy, go a smart idea. When you asked the coaches, they don't evenknow. Have Tether guy is no. Juels know what? You know what, Jefferson, you might know this. The coaches always say they know howto pronounce the names, and I'm not singling any coach out. This isevery coach, even in the null. They say that they know, butthen you ask the players and they give you a completely got the devizeation agreed. So this you know. Again, nothing to any specific coach, butthat's not their job. It's our job to get it right and that's whyI like to talk to the players about it. And, Lauren, toto address your point, we had a player in the eighty seven premier teamnamed Griffin do blois. It also had...

...that oys in there, so alot of announcers said the Blah but when I asked him it was actually doblois 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 hadto two goals in his first two games. Also scored the first overtime winning goalthis 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 forpoints, with the goal and three assists in his first three games and hepicked up an assists in that wild seven six game where he took a shotfrom the point had traffic in front, kind of power play goal. Itlooks like he skates well, he can move the Pokwell, he shot swelland I think it's a big reason why the junior warriors are such a oroff 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 savesagainst the protect junior ducks. Okay, opening night, that could and havingseen 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 nowmy first seven s pick of the fantasy challenge. It only took me upuntil the second week. Definite, definitely OK, and he scored two goalsin that home opener against the little flyers. He can really rip the Puck andI was looking at him goals, but the goals that he scored remindedme of a lot of Nick Swain from last season, yea, where hecan just come up the right side and he just rips it six side offthe posting in and I think he's going to be a very effective player forthe eighty sevens. He's going to be a difference maker. When you satin Metro, you could have set called the you could have called them thenewly dubbed Number for ranked warriors to he did that on this episode. Sohe 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 sparedthe very first goals. So solid team. And now we got to the firstplace team. Yes, he did really rookie of the you. Yeah, I did, but I did no doubt what dipping this time. Ihave four players from four different teams, but I did choose one from ateam I use last dude last week, but I decided for my forward Iwould pick out our third like top play of the week, with Brett Hanleyfrom the valley junior wars. That goal was pretty nasty and I looked uphis 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 littlebit of tips here and there. I picked my Shane Green from the Philadelphialittle flyers. I've heard he's pretty good and he's supposed to be getting sometime on the power play possibly, so that that's always fun. And fora goal, that's one that I seem to be struggling with a little bitas finding, only because I gotta check out who's who and see who's goingto be playing, because that's always interesting. And this week I went with MrPat Alto from the East Coast Wizards. That Don Yell I took Asard foryou, and his he's a he is a nine hundred and sixty sixsave personage so far, so I thought that was pretty solid. So hopefullyhe'll give me some good points this week. And for my utility, this one'skind of fun and I chose Jackson Collins from the Vermont lumberjacks. Andthis one was kind of funny for me because I have a friend. Iwon'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 fora team down south. He told me what I told him that I gotthe 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 waslike 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 pickanother one of them, and I checked his points. He's going to goon this is so far in two games. So I was like that's that's prettysolid. So I was like well, we'll see what you can do forme this week. They got like, I think, two or three moregames this week, so hopefully he can put up some good points forme. So shout out to my friend Jackson RASCA for that one. It'syou doing recon like I, of the League it's amazing. Right. Sothat'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 thisweek determines the order that we pick in next week, which is right beforethe showcase, which is a busy one. That was gonna say. Deal,this is going to be our first. I was going to ask you aboutthis earlier, our first fantasy with showcases, because we started in twothousand and nineteen in January. Aren't we done with showcases when we started thispodcast? Wow, that's an excellent point. Wow, what about this earl wehave never had a shover's when fantasy was taking place. It never becausewe have done last year for all of you forgot. Wow, absolutely prettysure. We started after Exeter in two...

...thousand and nineteen. We's definitely likewe started the podcast. We did not start a fantasy till after the showcase. Yeah, wow, so this is gonna be really fun, because Iwas like that. Now, because you see, everybody, we're gonna picksare, we're gonna be like right there and they're gonna like either let usdown or pick us up. We're gonna be so now that so many parentsthis is strong be looking each other across the rail head. Shout out toMr 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 fantasythere were sixteen games. This week and fantasy there's seventeen games. Afterthat, though, like the showcase, we have success. Just in theshowcase for the EHL, there are, this is quick math. Hold on, fourteen, two thousand, one hundred and twenty seven games. And thenthere's there is one game on the fifth, so there is some team. Thereare two teams that turn around right afterwards. So twenty a twenty eightgame week is a waiting US next week. So we did the twelve, sixto 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 getsto pick first. Like we're really I know that you don't feel thisway, Jeff, because you're at eleven point, eight points, but we'rereally on top of each other still. And and fantasy your three are.Yeah, fantasy can swing pretty quickly, though. It can makes pretty prettyquickly, though, and and there's plenty of good games this week that couldbe that could determine that for us right. So let's get to watch to watchfor before we wrap things up, here's what you watch for this weekin the east show. But to watch force presented by Hockey TV, theofficial streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action to the two thousand and twentyone, two thousand and twenty two season. Do you want to each get agame to watch? We could pick the same we could pick the samegame. Well, I have to, okay, and I'm going to defaultto 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 seahawkshockey 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 firstgames of the season. Little overdue, I guess, but again just gettingto see them in action. I think that's that's two games to really watchout for for me. Can Can the newly dubbed Number Four Ranked Valley Juniorwarriors get to four and all against the wizards on Friday? That's going tomake cool big because they have never started for now. And and those twoteams have kind of like a friendly rivalry in a way because they always everyyear 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 theyhate each other. Yes, so I'M gonna I'm gonna keep a close eyeon that warrior's wizards camp. Good, call little fires because you're on alittle fire shirt. Yeah, go, go, PLF, get an xxplf. Well, I guess we gotta go with aren't the sevens? They'renot playing photelphy little flyers as no, no, they play like you cansee the sea wagons return against PLF. But yeah, there's a lot ofgood games. I like the Express Seahawks is, like we said. Imean Josh Holmstrom. He's got an NHL background. Everyone touted cody and codytouted 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 tosee where it's at. You know, and I heard that this Jacob allkids very good, Jutin was saying earlier. Cody's a former goaltender, former divisionone Niagara Goaltender, so he knows how to pick him. So we'llsee 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 whatthey what they got, because I mean they were a team last yearthat we thought was really going to go to the frozen finals and they feltjust short. And I think that's a good pick as far as a teamthat we haven't seen play yet and see what they have. But I likeyour pick to new with balley. I mean Ryan's got things going up inApril and I think going to a four. Know who that's. That's a heckthe street and Laurence Games to watch her pretty well known. It's prettyobvious to me. Oh, actually, I don't want it is. I'mgonna say actually that I was one of like a personal excitement based off someof my fantasy players. But I'm excited to see the flyers take on theapple core. I heard from Alo when I was talking to me about someguys maybe take a look out from his team. I you. I pickedShane Green and he goes all he's like pretty sure he scored his first schoolthe year at Apple core last year.

So hopefully that brings a little bitof luck and he can bring some of that into the game against them thisyear. So definitely one that I have written down in my calendar to lookat for sure. What if he's debates with Sebastian Romandiqui Bar? That bethat would be pretty Wen do a little Roman nicula up the green. Damnit. Well, they I've been told he is with God. What ishis name? I've looked to him to class. Is Arnold. He's deephair of all every yeah, go for all of wethers, yes, anda pretty good together. Here's where it gets interesting, as if they doscore, it's against Anthony's goalie and Jackson Bernard, so we're also on thecrossed over here. Yeah, that I thought that you were going to justquickly say lumber Jackson spartans because this is the first chance to see your hometownteam, 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 somestuff one on the one day, but I'm I'm definitely trying to make itout 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 myhome town. I love to check out a game there for once, butdefinitely 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 whereyou 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 youwent to Exeter, the rink is cold. So yeah, that was ridiculous andI was like, Oh, I'm sitting here and Neil like kind ofbe like you're my boss, but I was like I instantly regretted that decisionbecause there was literally one of the big fans on the ceiling just aimed straightnear where I was sitting. I was like this brutile. Normally I wouldhave been dressed, totally fine, but I was like this fan is blowingstraight on me this whole time. I was a popsicle, to say theleast. 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 andit'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 likeperfect. It was. It was cold enough too, more sweater, butlike it's comfortable enough that you're not a popsicle. So I will commend themfor that for sure. But yet it's called the IISTON. Who would havethought that inside ice did warning for every one. When we get to Worcester. Worcester is cold. Okay, they can everyone aware of that. We'regetting 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 luckto all those teams that are beginning their new campaigns for next week. Justso everyone can make this note at home. We don't often do this, butthe podcast is actually dropping on Wednesday, not Thursday, next week, becauseon 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 HAVEONE 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 twentynine, then Thursday the thirty, so that every player, if they wantto, can, can turn on the podcast while they're driving up in thebus on Thursday. So maybe it that Milgat be traveling up to wooster thatday. So yes, that's me. Yes, some time perfect, perfectto turn on in the car. So Bate that note. We're dropping thison 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 EasternHockey 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 isreleased.

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