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The Return Of Showcases | Episode 91

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we set the table for the first league-wide showcase since January of 2020. However, we kick-off the podcast by highlighting a crazy 2nd week of the season that brought with it some major changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings (3:03). Further along, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge, with everyone excited for the huge slate of games on tap (32:29). Finally, we end the episode by highlighting a number of games to watch this weekend in Worcester (55:09).

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 motto, we take care of our own, as they helped out. All of those within the hockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Will learn more at penalty of Box Foundation Dot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number ninety one of the east show. On this week's episode, we set the table for the First League wise showcase since January of two thousand and twenty. However, we kick off the podcast by highlighting a crazy second week of the season that brought with it many changes to the EHL and EH L P power rankings. Further along, we provide the latest update on the e crew fantasy challenge, with everyone excited for their huge site of games on tap. Finally, we end the episode by Howoding a number of games to watch this weekend in Worcester. Good morning, guys, how are you feeling? One time you did. I would record at seven am every week. Just say, just throwing that out there. If we wanted to do it, I would do this every week. Yeah, that's not badly of recordings, nine, ten notes to us. Still be sleeping right now, so I'm still moving. I mean truthfully, though, if anyone has to complain or can complain, it should be any right. For shraft of Bloomberg Shift, I was Bloomberg empty. Oh my goodness, said. Well, well, well, first off it's started with the eighty sevens rough riders game. Yeah, at twelve thirty. Then I had to go to work. The worst part was so my shifts started at nine pm, but I had to go there at six because I had to get a covid test or else I couldn't have started my shift. So I actually had I had to go into the city three hours early. But you know what, I'm still running on fumes. I'm ready to go. Let's do this, let's do it. I was contemplating punches. I almost wanted to say good morning campers to you when I got on the PODCAST, because I used to work for a day camp like all through high school, through college and alone, like a decade ago, a few a few time hoops and I used to I was on the stage every morning. You could all imagine this right where I had to help sing a repeat after me song before we got the day started. So I almost was like this is litterally Dejo Whu. It's good morning campers, but we're not going to send that repeat after me song. So Commission around active get you know, you know. And what, Neil, one of my favorite cartoons is. Can't laszlow where it took place in a sleepaway? Can you do give me some scout lump its vibes. So can't they ever watched this of someone find me a picture in Tofii compared well with that. Let's get to the weekly run down. It's time for the e crus weekly run down. The weekly run down is brought to you by the junior hockey podcast, your home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A tjg podcastcom what a second week. It was, oh my God, like busy, although same amount of games. Are Similar amount of games to weekend, but it's not like way more did just one more game. But when did we first introduce the power rankings. We may have to call on Justin for this one. I think. I think I started doing in the beginning of the seventeen eighteen season. Yeah, he's nineteen years ago. It was at least like two years before fantasy started. Whenever it was. For the first time in the history of the power and kings, all five teams lost the game in the same week. Like yeah, like last year we had the curse of number five. MM So, Lauren, ever even number five. Every time we play...

...a team at number five, they lost like every time, like it was like, what happened? Awkward? At least ten times, like it was. It was really weird. All five teams. So now it's not. It's the curse of one through five. Now all five teams, like Rangers lost, eighty seven lost, avalanche lost, warriors lost, lumberjacks got swept like what like what so early. But I think for the majority of this week's quickly rundown, we have to kind of reset things here, because there's a lot that we could choose from and I think what what helps the team like the Rangers, is that everybody lost and they did win a game after they lost their first game. So they lost on Thursday to the railers by the score for two one, but then bounce back with a seven to one victory on Saturday. I personally think that no one did enough behind them to jump that. I don't know how you guys feel. I know we do have some undefeated teams left there, but they still bounce back with the wind. So I think we still have to leave them number one going into the showcase thoughts. I'm fine with that. The pull the rest of our crew. But yeah, it's a one win, I guess the Seahawks. The seahawks are going to be a good team. The only who won, who won their first game. They shout out the express on their first game, so we're good. My boat is yes, Neil, and I wanted to make sure I read some tweets here from the week because I think there was a lot that, a lot of interesting things set on twitter. You know what I'm talking about. Anthony will get to that big one. But for the for the SEAHAWKS, they win their first game on Friday, one nothing and then, as Jeff points out, got a space in the second game, seven to one. I don't think it helped that the rangers were pissed off end of that game. No, I think. I think that you kind of just say, like, why do they have to happen to us? But in Bills Anna Boni's street for the seahawks after they came on Saturday. EHL team learns a lesson today, getting beat seven to one, he pointed out. Now they have a very young team and you can't get too high off of one victory. Right. Yes, you shut out Walpole, like great, that's the only the first game of the season. There are a lot of good teams in this league and if he don't show up, I'm pretty sure they gave up three goals like Bang, Bang Bang, and they came against the Rangers and it was it was over quickly. So you know what's crazy about the rangers to is now they get back Nathan Mueller and it's just a two headed monster between Chris Jackson and Nathan Uli. It's not fair. Not Fair, I was just about to say, and I wonder what riches record is. That's a good point, Neil. What is riches record coming off of losses, because he is someone no coach takes losing well, but rich, like a specially, does not take losing well. Yeah, so I feel like he's kind of bill bill check in and the fact that he goes for absolute blood after a loss, and that's sorry. Coach, Santa Boni, Santa Beauty, as we call them, that was you the other day, my friend, and who we should we tell too quick stories? Sure, okay, sorts. Well, yes, because you're thinking you're speaking of losses. Right. So, I don't know what year was, but there was a year that the wolves and Rangers played a home and home and the Rangers beat the wolves like fourteen to one or fourteen the two at home. And the following day, what do you think happen? Because whatever, whatever, a team scores so much that the next day they're playing. Also, you're like maybe they should save something. The guests shut up. Of course they lost up in Laconia and rich broke a door on the bench like this, broke the door. I was like, you can't do that, like and then when they and then when they won against the chiefs two years ago, it wasn't good enough and he snapped his clipboard and then shook neil brains, hanner, for that young girl you're doing. It was okay, it was right. Lana fee on the call and he was like...

...not sure why head coach Rist DiCaprio so upset, but the clipboard is definitely done. Good Times, but we're going to keep them at one and then get to Anthony Team here, because this is the tweet maybe of the year. Did you see it, anthony? I did. I did. Is there a lot of talk about this in the Sevens Locker Room right now? No, because the protect job, the protect junny ducks have only won two games and like ten tries. So there I think the very watch this. Turn it up, Terry wants. Team is got a lot of catching up to do. So we're not too concerned, but it is something that we're going to store in the memory banks. So I think you can watch out. So let board material at the Yes, so let's get to the boat to bore material, because obviously I'm Saturday night the ducks beat the eighty seven two to one. Kind of a weird game winner right like it was one of those were the plates comes up the wall and the kid just throws it towards the goal and it hits like just a perfect spot and goes in. Yeah, I don't know if Jeremy Conner was ready for it and in his defense. Connor has been terrific for the eighty seven s to safe percentage is almost at fifty s goals against averages under too, so he has been playing very well. That was the probably the the worst goal he's given up the seat in the season. But also, before I start trash talking the ducks too much, I do want to point out that. No, I do want to point out that Tristan fat todd has been playing very well for protech. Oh three. He only only a one thousand and three. Yep, that that's nuts. And there were a lot of great a chances at the seven s had in that game and it went right down to the wire where Ian Lindberg hit the posts with two seconds left on the clock. That was just if you're an eighty seven s fan, player staff member, it was heartbreaking to see. But yeah, they were able to bounce back and get the one against Connecticut. But the docks responded with their game winning graphic. That said, Hashtag our time, Hashtag the ducks way. I think they're still mad at the I think they're still mad at the time I wrote them last season where they're bragging about their Hashtag and then I was the one who sent the tweet. were. I said, okay, I guess we'll just settle for best recording. Said, and yeah, I think the boss and Jinel. That wasn't kind of Rangers is funny with five. Yeah, that was fun. But you know you love, you do you do love that banter between the two teams where the protect junior ducks give it right back and it's fun. It's fun when you see that stuff. But yeah, you know, just a fair warning you. The next time the ducks play the seven S and if New Jersey wins, then don't be surprised if we kind of JABB back Hashtag capital. Oh you are now it's our time, right at that point. So, Lor on, when you get to the showcase and you meet Terry Wat you're going to have to interview them about the tweet. Just put them right on the spot. But Hey, it is a big one for them. Christian Fat, a Dad, had forty three says, was named goalie of the week. Adam holy did point out to me that on at least five occasions last year the goalie the week award came from performances against him. I don't do that. I just don't think about your let's get this s secret that the eighty seven have always been a very strong team offensively. But that what they weren't the only loser this week, right.

So the Rangers lost the game, the a sevens lost the game. Each team bounce back with a win. So I think that's why they hold pat where they're at one and in the one in two slots. The avalanche already have two losses Um. The first game I called this year and they beat the Spartan seven. Nothing. Now, that little small voice that's just so unrealistic in the back of my mind was like undefeated and they are definitely not undefeated at this point. Is this team good or is they are they just go on through a funk, because they scored more goals in that first game and they score in the rest of their games combined since then. Oh, team, figure it out. I mean another team that lost a lot of guys too. So I guess a younger team. As we said with picking fantasy the first week, we took a couple of ABS defenceman but they've scored ten goals. That give up six. So that plus mine is is kind of close to your score, just so much as you're given up. So curses. I guess figuring it out now. He goes into its still early to yeah, somethings. Teams like it's just pretty hot. Like some of them. It takes a bit. Yes, yeah, it is thing. And like I think and talk about the showcases. I think everyone's a little bit like focused on that more than they should be, maybe because, like you guys mentioned, Oh, they didn't have any last year because of covid so everyone is like super excited to get that back. So they're all have that ring down. They're like, we need to be good for that. It's like, well, you be good for the regular season to like you gotta have that balance there. You can't just like Oh God, be good for the showcase, wee. You've got you want to have a good record overall too. Yeah, and I's starts point to deal member Walpole Express. I would for last year it's the playoffs. Oh, and all four and one last year for one. Sorry, they were will us in their first five games and Justin pointed out that his win folk graphic was getting a little dusty because he wasn't able to post anything. But it's a it is a good point because I didn't even realize this the last showcase we had. Do you know where it took the sea coast. Well, that was the last ehl showcase. I'm just saying the last showcase and as a whole word, took place Exeter. Well, he just said scuse cecos is as when who but the host are that was the last ehl showcase. That was the hallow that was the weekend before the holiday weekend in January of two thousand and twenty. The weekend after that was in wooster. Wooster for the last showcase we had is eh LP and Worcester, and the first one back is a joint this time. This is the first time I've ever hosted EHL Games there. Just so I think everyone listening knows at home, there is a masked mandate in the city of Worcester now. So if you're not in by the glass yet to have a mask on. If you're, you know, closed drum to you're okay. So I was told specifically that that the bathroom does not count as a close room. The office is in the locker rooms, but it's a lot of the rinks in Massachusetts are started to do that now. I noticed it at the wizards this past week, which I have to have the Jersey on again, guys, because now it gets crazy. We touched on the eighty sevens and the Rangers, who I think stay at one and two because they were able to balance off their losses with a win. I think three, four and five. We're going to have some fun here because we mentioned the avalanche. I think they're probably out at for maybe this year's curse is the warriors because, hey, we're undefeated, the e crew puts us in the power rakings and we lose our first game. Right. The lumberjacks, who I think, yes, they had a lot of battles with the spartans last year, but they still had the spartans number by just a hair. I mean they were too very close games. I know you went, yeah, I did that Saturday game on the Saturday go to a shoot. I was I had that one random a counter. Those trying to...

...get to see the Lover Jacks as some point I want to get to their rink somehow, but we'll see if that happens. But see them in extra was a fun time and it was. It was an exciting game. I think it was pretty tight for a little BITs. kind of back forth, but it was interesting to see them all. But I think they both definitely put up some pretty good efforts. But spartans came out on top there and they they deserved it. I think they, like both teams weld, were good fight, but the spartans definitely pull the head and got that win. The spartans one, that one of the shoot out and then one Sunday, two to one. So you know, I think he kind of have to wash out three, four and five, avalanche warriors, lumberjacks and and here are your options to fill in. Right. So the wizards, right, who beat the chiefs warriors and Appalanche last week. Right. You have the railers, who beat the Rangers last week, and the wolves. And you have teams like Maryland and the ducks. Right, the ducks are three and one with a win against the eighty seven S. Maryland's four and one, there in first place. I don't know if they have their statement victory though yet, but they are in first place right, like it's crazy. Are we about to have a power rankings that doesn't have the first place spartans or the first place team Maryland controversy create? This is what this is where we have to. We have to kind of talk here, because do you need that statement victory to go into the Power Rak? He's because the on the contrary to it, you could say, yes, Maryland doesn't have that statement victory, but the the ducks have a loss to the apple through team Maryland. I don't know if it's so much a statement win so much is, can they say, consistent, because last season they also sorted the season for one to know where they had a hot they had a hot start and they didn't fall off, but they did simmer down a little bit. So I think for Josh FOSSCO squad it'll be big to see what they do in the showcase and in the first few games after that, because that will give us a pretty good idea of whether or not team Maryland's for Real, if they're going to be a team. That will say on the the upper half of that self division, which looks like a great division right now, right Marilyn is, for one, in first place with eight points, the eighty seven and ducks for each three and one with six points, and little fires are one, two and one of three points. So we steal Kyle's line from last year. Jeff, the little fires are the worst last weight or the best last place team I've ever seen and I was like, my head was kind of like, what is he talking about? Look, but I think they are right because look at them. They've lost, if lost by a goal, they lost by a goal to Maryland on Monday. Yeah, but if we if we have all these options right, if we have options of Spartans, wizards, railers, Marilyn ducks, pick, pick three, what do we do? What I said? I say deal, you take this back. We'll see you later. It was great to the all right, that's what we have almost said. Thank you. Well, I have the I have the wizard's Jersey on. I think that they have to go in. I think that they're they're three and oh is the best clear cut three and O, if that makes sense, because the scheduling, because of this slight last year, playoff teams and be and beating the avalanche in their rink to right. So I avalate are always tough to play up there. I know the railers. One at ranchers as well. We'll get to that one next, but I think one is the Rangers. Two of the eighty sevens, three of the wizards from with that okay. Carrying on to the curse slot, for is for the car slot this year, potentially Um door bobby...

...or no, we go with the other three and o team, because you know, the railers are probably pounding their chest right now and saying, yes, the wizards beat the avalanche, but we beat the defending champs. Yeah, I think the railers is someone that I thought should definitely go in here because we were saying in the offseason podcast their team to look out for. Their HLP team got to the frozen finals last year, and you're seeing it. We'll get to fantasy later this week, but you there's a lot of guys stacking up those box scores, some defenseman and forwards. They got Chouani, who's great. Last year we talked about a lot stuff on Kawana can net. That's a pretty strong team. Deal. I don't know. They look pretty scary. Blue Trade. That was what are your one are your bankies last year? So right, become one again, buddy. I would put them at for and here's what's interesting. Right, here's how we're going to immediately test our is this the new curse spot? They have four games this week. So do every team. Is Guaranteed Three Games in the showcase and we can here's a separate interview Lauren. Hey, hey, seahawks and railers. Why did you want to take one day off and then play another game right away? They both play on Tuesday, right. So the showcase is is Thursday through Sunday and then they decided to play again on Tuesday, October five. So if the what at the railers can get through all of that and be seven and oh who, maybe there's no maybe the new number one at that plant. But it sets up a great matchup on Sunday, Sunday October three, ten am number three wizards versus number four railers, which is a rematch of last year's playoffs series. That's right. Those lay seven, six, eight. What was that final score? member. We were watching that. We're waiting for that to end record the podcast. We work. That was a Sunday night and that was a Sunday night first round series and they was a second round game won the next day and thank you. Guys were mad at me because I was like that has to end and we have to record before that one begins. So we're it's over time, remember, and it said they're watching hockey TV just they're waiting really wow. Yes, back for the back of it was a track me. They were just down the ice. So it's playoff games. We always touched on how there's there's not that many guys returning from year to year, but there's a few faces that are going to be a little bit amped up for that game. So there's your game to watch on Sunday for sure. And then number five. I guess this is where we have to kind of debate here, between Maryland and ducks, the first place team that's for in one, or the tied for second place team that just beat their big rival. There's probably give our band of the south of I would say team Maryland. They have twenty seven goals and they have looked really strong in these first five games. I know it. I know I said before that Marilyn needs to see if they're consistent, but I think for the time being they showed that they're a really, really tough team to face in that South Division. Justin are you here? I think he's here. He's in the background. He's here. Okay. So so if we do not put the ducks in the power rankings, and am I as my head going to be in a pitch fork by the time we arrive at the showcase. No, it'll be good. Okay, that's one vote for Maryland. There's four of us, though, Justin you may have to be the deciding vote. I do. Personally this is nothing to do with what Terry Watts excitement about thinking that he may be in. I do give a little more stock in the victory that he had. I know he has. His loss is to the Apple Corel Maryland's is to the eighty sevens, but I'm going to give a little nudge to the ducks here. So it's one one. I mean I saw to take the vote when I was watching some of the little flyers game and they look pretty solid. I know you guys so good fliers are come far down there, but they...

...look pretty solid. They just they gotta find a way to finish out the game to like feel like continue that confidence, because like they have it, but they just they haven't seemed to be able to carry it out all the way through the full like sixty minutes. So they need to definitely work on that. But I think Marilyn looked pretty solid, so I think it's it's interesting. Oh, Jeff it may come down to you and may come down to Justin see Marilyn. Okay, HMM. So I'm gonna see them yet, but I am. I think. I'm pretty sure I'm going to see all the selfdivision games this week for games, and I'm calling which I cannot wait for the ducks to ride. This is going to be amazing. This is they're gonna kill me. I just want to see. I mean, I know, I know fat that played last year for them, but he is young. Can you do it over a full season? This is and this is what we're going for with the power and kings. Man, this is receiving votes of the protect docks, right, because I did, I did, I did vote for them. Let that be on the record everyone. But it's racers, rangers, eighty seven's and then new this week, wizards, railers, Maryland receiving votes. Ducks. Sick man, at this thing could be flipped again next week. So well, maybe, like I'm so excited for power rankings during a showcase, fantasy either in a showcase. Boys and girl. What? What about sea coasts? Are they at least receiving votes? Be Fun they cha? Yeah, we should have them received. Yes, you just you just gave them a vote, so they're receiving votes also. So now we get to the EHL P power rankings, and this one is kind of interesting also because it's a still undefeated. Yeah, it's a similar debate of you know it. Did anyone do enough to surpass the eighty sevens? And the sevens have played four games so far. They did split their two games series with the chiefs. On Sunday there a grade five, five goals a game. Maybe some crazy games, Anthony. Yeah, it was jared Martin who threw the hit from behind on Jackson Hook and that was a pretty lengthy delay. They had to wait for the ambulance, he had to get stretchered off the ice and the next game all hell broke loose where there were multiple fights, couple of face masking penalties and it was well, not funny, but one of the players, Vincy Ampe who got toss he was one of the players who fought for the seven s. They I mean, I was talking to some of the parents and they're saying that this player see amps like the One player from the Jersey Shore whaler sixteen, you team. That's like the gentle giant who would never heard a fly that would never fight anybody. So I think that just gives you an idea of how intense that game was and I think now that these two teams will face each other more, since there aren't really any covid hriptions like this could be a budding rivalry in the process. Okay, well, he emailed me yesterday, Anthony the CEMP, because I he I needed to add two inches of height and ten pounds of waiting his profile. Oh my God, I think maybe post fight he had to show just how bigie was. Is that maybe what he don't know? Maybe. So I think that they I think, like I said, I don't think anyone did enough behind them to jump the seven. The railers have played just one game. It was kind of funny. The railers played the wolves at both levels in Laconia on Saturday and one thirty two and overtime at both levels. So I think. I think one, two, three in the EHLP stays the same. Eighty seven S, railers, lumberjacks, and then the rotating spot. That is number four,...

...which started out was the avalanche, who got beat by the ranches, took it over, who got beat by the seahawks. First every year in the EHLP. Seahawks beat the expressing game one, beat the Rangers in game two for them and quickly they're in the power rings. That think they have to be a number four. And then, I think, receiving votes in a team to watch. That's, you know, I think they haven't been talked about enough because they've only played two games. Is Valley. They beat the wolves in their first game by a five goal margin. They beat the express in their second game by a four goal March. I think that's another. That's your receiving votes team. And there's your ehlp power rankings. And just like the EHL, it could flip here in just a few days for some of these EHLP teams. They actually played for games this weekend. Every EHL team is guaranteed three. They are a number of EHLP teams that play for so younger they can was stand it. Yes, well, it's as I hear, it's a shorter game. It's really only ten minutes shorter. But okay, okay, yes, I'll say it's twenty. You're playing five and a longer period two. If you look at your playing twenty five to twenty, you get that one ice cuts you get one less time to go into locker room, talk strategy, get rest. So how about the different nuble? How about this? I reached out to the host railers about the score gamers for the weekend. Yeah, there's two score keepers, one for each rain, blue rinc one great rink, the entire weekend. Well, like, I was like, did they do? They know what they're siding up for? There's over forty five games. Like I may say a nap at some point here, because it's going to be we're going to be there for soul loon. So I thought. I thought we haven't done this. We haven't done this since since January of two thousand and twenty. Like it's it is going to be fun. Well, money is going to be fun because Tom Plays on Sunday night and falls. One is going to hurt you, one is going to hurt our voice is for her, our hearts, it's going to be. So, depending on how that came place out, that maybe my t shirt next week. Yeah, no, seventy and funday recording, that's for sure. Through a four day showcase. Yes, happening. I think it plays back into our favor that we can release on next Thursday again. Next week. This is the only showcase that we start on a Thursday. Yes, that new doings is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Yeah, so we'll probably do like a double podcast, like a loaded podcast, so that he runs for like two weeks before that one. Maybe we could do one together. We could do it in person, because we could do a live one. We did, we did drink out the the youtube live at the finals last year. But the press conference is right, and we recorded one podcast live, the best one. Yes, the best was Chris for the press conferences. Where do I look? where? I don't know. Chris, though, giant Mac. That's right in front of now. I never there's light. I couldN'TAC education. You know, I don't know. I know Chris Rus is going to want me to point this out, but the press conference with rich DiCaprio. Yeah, you know, great, we sing shape, we're peopled the people that that referensent the end of the press conference. Dude. Yeah, Anthony, Chris and rich with their movie quotes back and forth. It was like that was that was a specimen. That what? What goalie? What goalie did I forget to tell to get out of his gear and then like climbed into the chair behind the table with like full do think those are Dusi? It was like it was like I really walked. It was like, Oh, I can't really sit here stock. It's like, because take the pads, I'll come back in. We're got about the pets. Forgot about that one. But there's your but there's your weekly run down. Obviously a lot of games coming up this week could totally shake up the power rankings. But just to go over them again. And the EH shell, it's Rangers, eighty seven, wizards, railers,...

Maryland, and they are no longer ravens rankings. Everyone. I got over ruled the receiving vertragings, though. The receiving votes where the ducks and the SPARTANS. The EH L P power rankings were the eighty seven's, railers, lumberjacks and seahawks. Welcome to the EH LP, with receiving votes being valley. So with that we get to the favorite segment, if you will, the e crew fantasy challenge. It's time for the e grew fantasy challenge and the ecrew fantasy challenges presented by bio steel, the sports drink of the AHL. Use the Promo Code e show. That's es. How for hundred twenty five. That off when you check out at file steel TACRA. Wait to you guys see the hat I have for the first day of the showcase. It says first place on the front of it, because I'm in first place. Wow, Lauren called you up this week. Yeah, more are you guys from the top? You were up by less than two. Fine, still at the top. I was up by I was up by way more first week. So that's not super exciting for me. Sorry. Well, fair, you care. You're Anthony. Anthony, I have to point out I feel bad for you for this. Your for and defense been the first Games they played for you this week. Each got suspended. That's tough. Body League class. Have you still got eighteen points for Jackson Bernard? Look that. I was like, how did Anthony Good? Zero, zero, eight. That's that's what's crazy. Right up until the final game of the week, Anthony was in first place for the week from Bernard. So so you have to kind of think like if my guys don't take suspensions, then I'm blowing this thing away and Nell can stop pounding his chest and he's in first place pretty much. But it's this is what makes fantasy great. It flips quickly. So does Lauren. Lauren, who picked first the first week, last, the second week, first this week, because Brett Hanley, unfortunately had a great opening week of the season didn't put up any points in that game against the wizard. Shane Green, though, you got that one from alow. He had a goal and assist for you. It was an excellent pick. Yes, I think you will, and I like the pickup Pat Alto also. I think what what hurts you was the wizards were like, you know what, we're going to roll out a different goaltender and all three games and we're going to win all three games. So also got one start in there and one I got your seven point, eight points, but unfortunately I was his only start. Jackson Collins, no points, but that was twelve, a twelve point, eight point week for you. Next was Jeff Jeff. You got an assist from sea wagon late in the week. Yes, your yester saw that. Yesterday, an assist from Robanecki. I know when you first saw that. Noah pain got to start against the Riller as you were like, where's Chris Jackson? But he did get in the phone. Nathan Millar beally. Hey, buddy, you good directions in the crease of me too. Cool. It was like he did get you a seven, a seven point, two point victory on Saturday. That was that seahawks game. We talked about inches over seahawks and then Louis Joseph Garnon had five points with the goal and assists. Should the gold count as more because it was a top play? It was like a nasty goal. Absolutely, we give men knowls twenty. I'll take it. I think. I think I was there for that goal. He looked really good. That he's he's quite a tricky little player, but he gets it done. Will get the scantio type baby up and maybe, yeah, yes, we back about some points. See something like fourteen points now and five games. Yeah, we mentioned for Anthony, a tough week for Julian boss Claire Dominic, Metro and...

Devlin O'Kane. But but I mean at first the first game of that two games set with the little flyers and apple cores, I was like, if the Apple Corps sweep this series and Jackson Bernard stands on his head like he may create a huge gap, because Bernard had a hundred and six staves in the two gifts. That's unbelievable. Like and there's teams that, I think in this league, I want to say this right. I think there's teams that enjoy the shop Bun. But I watched that game. It was up and down like real fifty three shows. It was like it was a real fifty three saves each day. And and that's phenomenal to get eighteen point two points from your goaltender and just two games. I was at eighteen points total going into that rough riders and Eighty Sevens game and Hayden Watson got me an the cyst, which gave me twenty points to pass Anthony. But Will Jennings to point. Two assists, one power play, one short handed. I mentioned Watson. I had the same pain as you, Jeff. That it James All did not start in the very first are. Jacobal did not start the very first game from Walpole. He started in the second game. But gotta win over the chiefs. And Egan Schmidt, you know I'm not to talk to eat. He didn't produce a gready. It's a very damn he said. Lauren's my girl deal. Sorry, man. This is one power play assists. I'm Egan I'm used to, you know, two goals and assists, a power play point, a game winner like get. It's art. Well, the well, the figure it out, but overall standings to Lawrence Point. I am not running away with it. That's what you said, though. No, like, Oh, it's nice to see you guys from the top here. I'M gonna go first than to guess things. Come on, I'm waving to you because I'm not going to look back. That's that's the issue. Okay, so I'm at forty three, you're at forty point six. Anthony's at thirty nine point eight. Jeff, I know you feel like you're far behind, but you're not. You're at twenty eight, and you know how quickly this thing could change. Ye, and there's and everyone's got multiple games this week and this is the big week. This is really the big week. So the first picks, though, are for Lauren and you can give us your picks for the showcase. We're going to call this the showcase plus one because of that one game on Tuesday between the railers and seahawks. Yeah, I'm brought back a couple familiar faces. I've seen some of these guys picked, but I stole Luis Josef Garing on from Jeff. He was a fun one to watch. When I went that from my game I was not expecting that, but he was. It's quite a little cheepy thing. He gets in there, gets dirty and he gets he hasn't done for the team, so he's exciting one to have. And then I brought back Thomas Dempsey. He did pretty good for me first week and he's been looking solid ever since. So I'm bringing them back to hopefully give me some good points and see him do some good things. And you guys mentioned earlier. Nathan, you Lear Muller. How Moller, you know, you know, you know what and forth last year. You know what Lauren Uler Miller, go find out, because who hast the coaches in this league do not know how to pronounce the names they think they do. So not just the EHL, I mean no, and we found out last year. You'll go to the players and ask them. I asked Alex Put's box is Chris calls them. I don't even know. Brother's boss say. Others beep the best, the best one of this name. I'm sorry to cut you off, Lauren, the best one, because I have the Wizards Jersey. On the wizards had a goalie named Corpinian lots and and and there was a game when he beat the avalanche and Chris was like this guy loose. DUDES, lose it on. I was like what continue on? I'm sorry, back to a large when I'll want a tangent there and then for my utility. We were talking about them for power rankings a little bit. I chose a...

...certain NACROSSIANO. So thing little group. I chose four different teams again this time picked a couple familiar faces from some of our pics in previous weeks, but I'm excited to see how they all do. For me, I think they'll be pretty solid. With Junior, welcome to Lauren is he club. Yeah, we talked about him last week and that was not a fantasy team. Should I show we pause for more spots. Always down for story time. Behavior. Might as well clim fifty four. You what's clip? Cliff knows that he can be a pain, but he likes to be a pain. Right. So, cliff, set me a stat change for team Maryland. Cliff, you coach the renegades. You can't send me a stat change your team Maryland. Well, it's from my son. I I understand that, and he goes, as you can clearly see in the video, cliff, the video that you took up your phone on your computer screen, that I can't see anything pixelated. But like, like, I've always said that all of you and everybody else in this league, you have to be able addish and take it back, take or take it back in this labe. So I said doing cliff. Yeah, it's so clear in the video, the blurry video, it's so clear. But I did get confirmation from Josh that it was the past from Graciano. It did. It actually helps that the broadcaster said Gracianto to donnely, like, but it was this funny that like cliffs, like well, if Josh hasn't set it, and I got Josh is gonna send it them. Just give it time. Yeah, but we'll be to now instagra will be there in person. They'll be a bunch of stat changes in person this weekend, I'm sure. But those are those are lawrence picks. Next up is I'm excited to see who comes up to us and it's like hey, like I'm gonna get you points. Are Like, oh, it's coming. All they'll do a large you wait, what's gonna do? Wait, it'll be good and you might get some bad too. Hey, it's good, like Neil said, gotta take it, gonna give it. Oh, I'm sure. I'm sure they'll be something to come work. You guys start picking me. I've got that's good. That's where we get all of our scouting reports that Neil gets on ad the basis that we start to hit the ground running with our boots and catch him in that heaven that he's in the standing soon. Hi, High High Horse, a whole two and a half points ahead of warn your pis, Jeff. WHOO, my pics. All right, the crew, guess what I'm coming for. All of you. You don't come for that shiny first play spot in the heavens. Got Quite the crew coming in. got a couple of railers because, like we talked about earlier, got to be smart and go with numbers. So, Matt Pimental, he was in our top performers last week too. Yeah, providence from island. Just found out that Knicks from not too far away from where I live in Cranston. Neighbor. Five points at three games for him. You had a power play goal into game winners for perment. Out of those three, two goals, both game winners, so not too bad. And he actually almost has a point in every game except for the Rangers game. Gold assist, who assists and a point, so three straight games. Are Hoping that Mac can continue that into the showcase. Excuse me. And then the other rail I have is utility. Actually no defenceman, tyler and a Stazi. I'm actually surprised we have some defense when they're putting up points already new have you check this? Uh, yes, we do. They're a different in the beginning of last year where I like who who plays defense in this league? Yeah, who plays offensive defenceman? Yeah, but yeah, an a stasi. I was looking at Tyler's drum and he doesn't have any points yet for the railers. Was a big points guy for the defenceman last year for the railers. But and it's Dazzi's already got a goal and two assist, three points three games. Powerplay goal for him in there. And then I'm going to steal a goalie that Neil had a couple of weeks ago. John Werber. Yes, Roland's again. I'm going to see team earland this weekend. For some of the Games of calling. That's kind of a no braider. He's three and one goals against one nine hundred and seventeen see percentage. He's gotten two winds over the rough riders and one win over the little flyers. And then, last but certainly not...

...least, from Bedford Massachusetts, the East Coast Wizards, Cold Scott, welcome my fantasy team. Three points, three games, two goals and assists. Let's go, Whiz he's all these guys are getting powerpoint points. So please continue to get out of power play and rock up this point now, handsome best, hope your hands. The best will be when Jeff calls a game with one of his fantasy players and this weekend. Remember last year. I remember every express game when I had the Renzo Mark, Lorenzo Buckley calling all those goals. That was that was a fun time. You are pretty excited about those. But then anytime Zack Simon scored, Love Zach, but hated Zack because he was on Neil steam all season. But Zack Simon, who is now reunited with Cody Camp Campbell, with the about arrows, just just big shortened goalie. They saw that on hockey TV over the now. Yes, I according to cody, I asked a very stupid question. I said, cody, do they do the fans out there? Short and Minataura's for just the Toros or whatever it is, and he's he's like yeah, we don't call it like no one calls up the phone name to say Toros. I was like, okay, I guess that's a dumb question, but whatever names like. Let's Zach's from Minnesota, so that's close to and he's that's close to worries from. He asked me when I'm coming out to golf. I said soon. Let me see, get up to North Dakota. I'll figure that out. And then eight year picks. WHO GETS INTO NOW? Just kidding, just kidding. Well, that's actually one of the reasons why I need one of my picks. I'll get to that in just a minute. But now he talked about wanting you guys fantasy and at the end of the seven's rough riders game, definitely o'kaine had the pluck at the right side and it was at that angle where I could see straight behind from O'Kane and I could see him kind of shoot it towards the net. He had that top right corner and he just missed and I is it painful, anathy that being on the call? Yeah, Oh no, and you want to all I was. I was about it. I did bring up the fact that he was on my fantasy team. I gave all of you shout out the e crew. But now I mean but for o Kane. He's good player, even if he did not get that goal for me. But you know, no big deal. So here are the pics for this week. As starting off at the forward position, I have Jerry Ducky. He has six points in four games. He has a goal in each of his four games. Big reason why the valley junior wars are for real this season. So He's my pick at forward. For Defense and the player who will probably get suspended, not really, Ryan Bro Yeah, let's look at the speaking. You want to you on US detecties. It's your time, will okay, Ryan Bro Step Up. You got six points in four games, has an overtime winner. So let's see what he's gotten the showcase. Yes, Anthony Keyven holie sho real. This is this is something that I do want to bring up. I was watching the I think it was the East Coast Wizards versus the Connecticut chiefs. The Wizards had a one goal lead with under two minutes left in the third period. The Connecticut chiefs scored on a dumping from CENTAIS. Alto was in goal for that and you would think that most goaltenders would fold after giving up something like that. Right wrong. Alto made some ridiculous sieves in overtime, like absolutely incredible, and then he stopped I think two out of the two shots he fasing the shootout. He was terrific and I think that just showed resiliency. That shows that you know he can rebound after giving up a tough goal and I hope that we get to see him in the showcase because I think he is a good goaltender. He won't define...

...himself by giving up a Centeri school and I think that he worked his way into my fantasy team. I want to see what he's got. And then the utility pick that is from the Vermont lumberjacks, Tyler Penry, another player who's been racking up the points. Three goals, six assists for nine points in just five games, and he's a he's another player that I think and it really help out the lumberjacks in the showcase and he was the top play of the week. He was as my long player too. Gard on was you're not on was one of them more nose ones, but Henry's kind of like sneaking through there and you had to like really kind of focus on but he is he's a good he's good one to have. He pulled the Michigan, which I have been told by multiple people that it's actually the Mike Legg I was like, nobody knows, like like Mike leg was. It happened in Michigan. That's why people call. If you ask the NHL, they call the there's there is no hang on, hang on, hang on there. There's a difference between know, there's a difference between the Michigan and the Specchia call. The Michigan is where the players actually pressed down on the puck with their stick, kind of like how Mike Light did it. The spetchnikof is where you just kind of shove your blade underneath the Puck, where I think it's a little harder to do, but if you can do it right, you can pull it off quicker. When ethny Tavaris pulled off the Michigan, for the eighty sevens. I think a lot of people forget that Pete and Jones nearly pulled off the Spetchna coll where he was behind the net. No really, he just put this the the punk right under or the sick blade right or underneath the pock and nearly scored in one quick motion where it's like TV's you can kind of see it unfolding. But I think with the SPECCHIA call it's a quicker move, though harder to pull off. Okay, he' is given your boys see, I told you he'll. He's putting on people. People are loven't it. Do we do? We light the goal? Do we like that style? On a gold cool? I think it takes a lot of still pull that off, especially like whatever. One's around the net like that and they're just everywhere. It's it's you wouldn't think you'd be able to talk. Give it another few seasons and it'll be something comparable to America, Malik, going between the legs, where almost at almost any player can do it now. Oh yeah, they're lag, I guess for a split the bolder you want again, because I don't I don't love you, just really don't like I think it's Lacrosse. I just think is Lacrosse. Looks like put the Puck on the ice. It's shore. You Watch. I'm SI more to like how hockey works. It's my wife played deal one lacrosse. I've watched it. I had no idea what's going on the entire time. I should I had. I had no idea what was going on the entire time, but she was played to like Oh, she's running. I feel like that kind of helped me get into hockey. I played too. So it's definitely pretty similar. Well, I'd say it's a bull move because, like you said, you're gonna pull it off quick or you're gonna get decked, you're gonna well, that's the thing right here. If I was the defenceman, I would just run through that guy. I like to I would put you through the glass. You guys call me old I'm old school. I love what a guy goes down on a breakaway and just shoots it. Now I also have a dot Sup Jersey upstairs right, so he didn't really just shoot the PUCK. He would do things that were out of this world, right. But I also quite the swordsman. I just love it when a guy walks out and just shoots. That's just me personally. So that's why I called the Michigan last year against what the lumberjacks also. I mean, maybe it's in the water, maybe that they're all getting it done over there. Yes, something on the sick beasure. That was back when you were at Waterville. Yeah, so the lowdown on what's in the water at letty. They I'll never my fantasy picks. Now I gotta...

...pull these up because I again I'm only ahead by a few points by my head fix. The shows over guys. So so alo, my boy, going to see him for the first time in a while this weekend. All, yes, as he as he was that to dubbed me. Yeah, and the north. It's not this week. I am kneel from the South this week because my forward is Kyle Patten. He has seven points in the first four games. Nominal. He's gonna be phenomenal this week, as the streak of Pail of guys picked by all of us. Yes, on defense, James Metlor. He's got five games already and his first four points are four game. Five points in his first four game. Spot. I just ton twisted myself. He's he is going to quickly surpass the total he put up last year of nineteen points overall. I hope that this works out this way. On Anthony Sunday. I don't know if all toe's going to start. The wizards are very symetrical also. They, I think also, will probably get the first game and then a sends of the second game and then go over the third game. They're going to kind of kind of keep going one, two, three. But if they don't, on Sunday Stephan Kolhanak versus Pat Alto would be pretty cool to have our guys go against each other. Cool. Honnick, honestly, I would say was he second place votes for rookie of the year last year. He's only a o two, so it was an oats two last year. Think about that for a second. He was the starting goaltender for for the railers throughout that year. He had fifteen wins and I think if there's no get, nobody damned Andy more in our league last year. He probably runs away with the rookie of the year award. He's off to a great start this year. Two and O forty nine saves on fifty one shots, which is good for a one point o goes against average and the nine hundred and sixty one safe percentage. So obviously we mentioned it with Jeff earlier. The four games we're going to take advantage of at least two, maybe three starts in there for Kolhnik and then really just to emphasize how I am kneel from the South this week, Lauren. Lauren picked Nick Graziano, who I was done. Nick, I actually had I actually had the TAB open. There you go, cliff. I hope you heard that. I am picking will rose and I think that what's funny is there's a lot of times that there are players who are having great seasons that get overshadowed by a guy having just a hey, I'll point or two more than them. And Roses and in this first five games has five goals and four assists, to power play points, a shorthanded point in a game winner. He's had almost as good of a season or stars of the season, as Grassiano has had and he will continue to have this week of the showcase. So those are my picks and I think that we're all hoping that the increased number of games this week leaves the even more points for all of us with leads us into what to watch for. Before we wrap things up, here's what to watch. More this week in the east show. What to watch force presented by Hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP action to the two, twenty one, two twenty two season. So some games to watch this weekend. We mentioned earlier the we just made this a game to watch. Number Three Wizards, which is number four railers on Sunday. I haven't had a chance to look yet. Anthony, did I give the seven S P team at bad schedule this weekend? I think you're good. Well, there's like to be spaghetti again. Well, let's just let's just stretched, boys. Let's just check. They play the wolves on Friday, they play the warriors and express on Saturday, so they'll already be there. Right. There's no, there's no bus legs on Saturday. They already be the night before and they play the seahawks on Sunday. So...

...okay, not not a bad schedule then this time around. Who did okay, commits previous years. Previous year's not so good. You were trash. He said that, not me. So like yes, I guess I'll pour out. I game to watch on each day, because I spent so much time looking at the schedule for this week and the Eh Shell. I think little fly there's lumberjacks has a has a chance of playing out kind of like the first lumberjacks spartans game did, running gun up and down the ice. Could be looking at a lot of goals there. I was just going to say. I think not even like a game to watch. I think their schedule to watchman's tournament is definitely want to keep track of, because little flyers they have. Yeah, because they have quite a few teams. We've been talking about this whole time because they're starting off with the lumberjacks and then the next day they have the rangers and they're finishing off with the SPARTANS. So from the north to been talking about what the pot rankings. This is quite a schedule for them to have, but I'm excited to see how they do. That's why I love about the showcies two deals all the cell teams playing the north, because obviously when the cell comes to north like this, you want all them to play as many games you can to help with the travel and stuff. So yeah, that's first. We miss that last year. Then the first eighty seven's game. We're talking about number of three of us is number four so much. The first eighty seven game for the number to ranked team is against the number three ranked wizards on Friday. So that to be the game. The Wizards may have one of the toughest schedules of anyone this week because they go eighty seven's lumberjacks, railers. That's that's tough. That's tough. We get some the wizard schedules. That's the wizard schedule. Yes, HM. So Day three, like Laura staying before little fires, have the spartans that day. Marilyn and seahawks. I don't know why I remember things like this. I know the last time they played in the showcase I went to overtime. So and we have a few Maryland players throughout our fantasy picks. So maybe something to watch for there say something. It's not a game to watch forre necessarily, but a Jersey to watch for are those hot lumberjacks black jerseys. Those are pretty fresh, I thought. I thought the plot was pretty cool in the white ones, but when you see it on the black jerseys, that's something else. I sa they had that at the game. I went to this last weekend and it was amazing. Can I point out one thing. This is a shot. I guess this is shot you too. I'm curious to see if the Rangers bust out the black jerseys themselves, because for the practice jerseys, the lumberjacks, the lumberjacks black jerseys, are better than the Rangers, who, Oh, and and the Rangers are all when one in the Black Jersey's right. So like. So, keep playing in the black jerseys. Everybody else will appreciate it. What is the right? Else? What is the line? I'm not superstitious, but I'm kind of stitious or whatever that line is, like, yes, like avalanche. The avalanche one both of their championships in the navy the Dark Blue Jerseys, and then they only brought the golds last year. So I do believe in some of that Jersey stuff. So we'll have to if we notice any trends with Jersey saying that the lumberjacks are going to do well since they lost in their black jers. You just want it. I just want to see make it a hot take right now. Just want to see what happens. It's want to see what happens that's all of this. I movies are fun, yes, but Neil on the hot seat. I just want to see what happens. I think. I think I create a crazy thing to watch on the last day, Sunday. I don't know if I did this intentionally, but we go eighty seven seahawks ehlp followed by eighty seven seahawks ehl. Little little backtoback action there, which is it's funny because Adam hooly and buses and bills Anna Boni or the head coaches with an EHL, but they also go on the bench for the e hlp Games as well. Can't...

...wait for Lauren to see this bill's Anna Boni is a big clapper, like clapping right and and like speeds. During the Celis Games he's happier there is a seahawks PEA Games. He's like way to you see me during a PEA game deal and I'm like why he goes? I am the biggest cheer leader in the world and I was like, okay, he goes. I'm clapping, I'm high fiving, I'm hugging. I was like, okay, we'll get some shots of that for sure. So who's bills is produe the head coach. No, Mike Richard is the head coach of the EHLP team and they also have a assistant coach this year named Alex Radcliffe, who was on a television show that your I don't book. I don't watch TV, but people know where this you thought I watched him. Like what? I've heard of it. I've seen ads for it, but I've been watched it. It's called Belowdeck Mediterranean. I don't even know what it's about, but they he they hosted something that he posted and I was like man, this guy has a hundred and forty fivezero followers. Like that. He's commenting about the EHL. So my goal for the weekend, I only have one goal for the weekend, is to meet him so that I could be like what else going we to do to kind of just dip into that big audience? They well, instagram live with you, Alex Rat lad kiss. Get Him. Yeah, sounds good. Maybe it'll be ale to have a great war. I can feature story. Yes, there it is. there. It is so, so many good games to watch this weekend. Again, just for those that are coming to the showcase, if you're in the lobby or in the stands, you will be asked to wear a mask. There is no gate at the door. There is a new brewery in the facility. Since we were their last they were still they were still building it when I was there last, which was forever ago, but it's honestly, there's a lot of Nice ranks in our league. This may be the nicest. It is cold, but it may be the nicest. So I cannot believe it. We are one day away from the return of showcases and we'll see you guys all in Worcester. See you all of the wood. Thanks for listening to the 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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