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The War In Worcester | Episode 92

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap one of the best showcases in the history of the league. The Weekly Rundown (2:52) features a look back at all of the tremendous match-ups that took place and highlights the impact on the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings. Continuing on with the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (34:24), it was a productive weekend for everyone as the gaps in the standings continue to contract. Last but not least, we preview the upcoming schedule and circle a number of games to tune into on HockeyTV (49:37).

Welcome to the e show with NeilRavan. 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 Penety of Box Foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto wetake care of our own, as they help out all of those within thehockey community who've experienced a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty of Box FoundationDot Org. What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this is episodenumber ninety two of the e show. On this week's episode we recap oneof the best showcases in the history of the League. The weekly run downfeatures a look back at all the tremendous matchups that took place and highlights theimpact on the EHL and eh l peep power rakings. Continuing on with thee crew fantasy challenge, and it was a productive weekend for everyone, asthe gaps in the standings continue to contract. Last but not least, we previewthe upcoming schedule and circle a number of games to tune into on hockeyTV what's up e crew? Are we all caught up on sleep from theshowcase? Absolutely not, Neil, everyone else, I think. I definitelyam thanking her about that. Monday I definitely kind of my sleep and itwas a fun showcase, but I'm right back in it. Let's go,like I just totally forgot what it was like to walk out of a rinklike literally in the middle of at night. Basically. I think we walked outof there a few nights close to thirty eleven o'clock, and then stayto yourself. I have to be back inside this building in less than twelvehours, like I'm three years since we've all done this. Guy, Iforgot that feeling. This is American days. My alarm went off. I mybody was just like no, this is not it. I bought itfelt like I was crying for me, like what are you doing to yourself? But we have to have the same big smile on our face from thefirst game of the day to the last game of the day. For fortyplus games that took place, it wasn't unreal weekend. I mean we're goingto get into it the week weekly run down here in a second, butcan we just talk for a second about how close the Games where. Allof them. Oh my God, yeah, the amount of Ote's and shootouts wesaw, it was just like nuts for the games games. Some ofthem like some of a blowouts. Sorry, they're not to tell you off.We're we're close like a time. So like you book at the boxscore, like I know I had some games that I called that were sixtwo finals, five, three finals, but if you watched the entirety ofthe broadcast of the game, they were close for the majority of it.anythink what we're going to say for the EHL Premier Division. I think theyhad their ten games in the first two days. Six in the ten gameswent beyond regulation, either to overtime. We're shootout. Wow, I thinkthat's a perfect transition. In the week they run down. It's time forthe e cruise weekly run down. Each show weekly run down brought to youby the junior hockey podcast, your old the junior hockey use knowledge and nonsense. Check them out a tjj podcastcom. It's a perfect transition because we're goingto start with the EHLP power akings this week because of what Anthony just said, like we were like I was so cut up in the first couple ofdays with us. How many schools were there? Like it was like overwhelming. And then you look up and you notice what Anthony just pointed out.Like here's the first set of games that took place right five, four,overtime, two, one, shootout for three overtime. One nothing. Three, two, shoot out, three, two overtime, like it was intendsright from the get go of the EH LP. So let's flashback so everyoneknows where where we were at going into the showcase. Going into the showcase, number one was the sevens, number two with the railers, number threewith the lumberjacks, number four with a seahawks. Of course we had allthe Games took place in the showcase and we had the railers shutting out theseahawks yesterday. Five nothing. Who is the number one team in the EHLP? Who? I mean? The railers are unblemished, still right liveand know they just hosted on the five game bender. And look at thegoals. Four goals against. That's always a big stat. We always likefourteen goals for three goals against in five games. So if we want todo quick math real quick, what's the starting goal to a schools against underone starting goaltenders to they've used a couple. They've used a couple right. Davyor lap Pierre is no, with a point seven one goes against average, the nine hundred and seventy four SAF percentage. Cam Wickens is no,but they point five six goals against average and hundred and seventy six SAF percentage. Like the numbers are out of this world. They haven't get up agoal in three games. They haven't scored a lot. Right, five lessthere was their highest goal total of the year because going into that it wasthree two two two. Write. So...

...three two two, one, two, nothing, two, nothing, five nothing. That, without a doubt, their number one right now. Interesting team. Very interesting team, though, for sure, but I feel like that's why I would give them morecredit to kneels. They're getting it done by the perfect coaching formula, theperfect hockey formula. Right, don't give up a lot. You're not scoringa lot, but you're not giving up a lot. So yes, youwin those tight games, especially early on when everything is tight and guys aretrying to figure out, you know, chemistry, with lines and coaches testingout certain players see and how their stamina is. Who can you ride harder, who do you have to ride a little less? So I would givethe railers more credit for this five and a start because they're doing it onin all three areas forwards, defense and goaltending. And I'm not sure ifthis is homework for you at the name, but I'm going to give you anassignment. I want to know what the railers record is like dating backto the end of last year, like going into the playoffs right, becauseI don't think. I think going into the postseason we thought that the Rangersare going to win that division go to the finals and then the railers theone that made the run. When all the way to the championship game againstthe eighty seven's. They're probably as hot as any team has been dating backto last March. So there's a small if you out, we can goat a homework assignment for you, Anthony. Number two. Well, the sevenlost a couple times at the showcase. I think that they're this is whereit gets tough because we're going to have this same issue at the ehllevel. How high up in the ranking is going to team jump if theyweren't in the rankings the week before? Anthony you're the eighty sevens man,I think we can give you the I'm not for here. I'm talking aboutthe warriors, though. The warriors are five and one. Are they numbertwo? Just who say they need to be talked about in this I rememberI watched them. One of my like favorite games watching was the one thatthey had the last date of the first thing to play, and they weredisgusting, to say at least, and that's like a compliment, like anabsolute compliment. They were disgusting. Well, that's right, they were going toso good, good, yeah, breakfast, like watching them out thewind, when I was like this is just nuts, and I was like, granted, they were playing the renegade, who, I think, I thinkit was the night before they had played the ABS if Kly, sothey could have been a little bit tired, but at the same time valley wasjust on top of it. It looked great, like they were justdoing all the right things, and I'm like this is an exciting team towatch them, like for the pe like that's an exciting team to watch.Well, here's the thing too, like yes, you could say that itwas against the running gads, but they also went up against Joey Jamison andgold. I sit it on the broadcast because I was on the call forthat game. That like you have to work hard to score on Joey Jamison. You put them on any other team, he leads you to the championship.That's how good I think he is and I think the valley junior warshave some really good players. Mcaliser ward the goal of the showcase. Thatwas that game, right, yes, yes, okay, yeah, thatwas the number one play. I think right, let we do that.It wor there were so many. They were actually too many top goals.So they're like picking up. Yeah, but we're all six beautiful. YouGot macalcer Ward, you got luke denny, you got Noah Ludman. All threeof them are exceptional offensive players. They can move the puck really well, they can dangle the park, they can shoot, they can score.So valley is a very good offensive team. I think, kind of the oppositeof the railers junior hockey club, and I was going to make thecomparison to the railers P team, to the wizards EHL team, where theymight not be scoring a lot of goals but they're very strong in the backend ending goal where they can when those low scoring games. I like it. So I think that looked anyone of like the top players this week too. So that's YEP, that's hands something about the team as well. SoSeptember, start of a month. We'll definitely talk about the wizards when wego back to the HL, because I got the pleasure calling two out oftheir three games and they look good. So here's here's The p power things. Question is we we all agree the warriors are in a five and one. They're only loss was to the eighty sevens, but the e sevens lostthree total games in the showcase, so I think that means valley has tobe two. Do you agree? But the ASS wasn't a big one either. For the scores. They were great. Score to three. They sold behind. They all three. Nothing in that really came back. Exactly.They didn't. They didn't just sit down. What it happen? They came backand fought for it. So, like I wouldn't call that a hugeloss. Yeah, it's a big team to lose to, but a fourand twenty three like final is not a huge loss. Don't say we're aconsensus vote. Then sounds like so railers one, warriors to who is three, formont number Jackson Five. Yeah, so I'm saying that same time theydid. I will say, though, they didd go one, one intwo at the showcase. So it wasn't...

...like they were the best team.They weren't the worst team by any means. They they lost to wall pole inovertime. That was probably we keep talking about crazy games. That wasthe first night and Wall Pole scored was Evan seconds left to tie the gameand then wanted in overtime. That thats. Then they lost the little flyers ina shootout the next morning. Bounce back with a win against the chiefsand they got shut out, like everybody else does, by the railers.So also we gotta bring up to is the new seahawks, the brand newteam. Yeah, they went too and one, maybe the seven five one, and then three, two of the little flyers, and that was thatwas what we had last week for three and four right, three with thelumberjacks for with the seahawks. Are we sticking with that? I'm okay ifyou stick with that. I don't I think there's teams that a team likethe little flyers could could be receiving votes because they did have a very strongweekend. I think they won their first two games and the shootout like theywere, like, Yep, like. I think almost every game went toovertime to like they they both the flyers seams look pretty solid. Like theyyeah, there's like they lost it one or two games, but like asa whole, both teams are looking pretty good. Yeah. So listen,listen to the five games so far played by the little flyers P team.They lost on opening night. Anthony, you called this one at the eightyseven. So a wild seven to six game. They beat the Rangers one, nothing in the showcase. They beat the lumberjacks three, two and ashootout. They beat the wolves to one of the shoot out and they lostthe seahawks three to talk about tight games every single time, I think.I think we go railers one, warriors to lumberjacks, three seahawks. Forreceiving votes, little flyers. Okay, the silence is the silence is confirmingit. Silence is definitely in a good way. Of both those in favorssay I I I think our executive producer behind the curtain has some disagreements.I'll just some means do chive in if you like to say something for votes. Not even a mention for the express going three and O, beating thesevens and lumberjacks. I did just take a look. They went over tothe start. Yeah, for three, one, five, one wins.HMM. We we do need a point out. They did come back andbeat those lumberjacks, right. So, so I would even then maybe sayWalpole is in the top four. WHO SNEAKING IN? But the quacks werepretty good, true. At the same time too, they were at themercy of having a morning game and then a night game. So like theykind of you could say they got a little bit screwed there. But herewe go here. Now we're all going to come out. My throwes ashowcase because it is their street episode of these Gay Hey, that's Laura,not me. I'm not sorry. I talked to a lot of people,as we can. Some people said that like that plays a factor in theway that teams play. If they have a night game in the morning gameimmediately the next day, like that is a huge like that can really likemess with them. The deaf point close. I'm not gonna discount that. Someteams had to go the other way. Well, when we talk about theHL, I'll talk about one game, but I thought it was a goodlike that and it didn't. Well, it's this is where it gets tough, but it gets fun right. Like you know, Wallpoole had aperfect three and all weekend. They probably need to go in at that point. It's a good point. By just the seahawks are foreign too, andthey're all the losses are against the railers. Twice they've been shut out so far. I let's battrack. Let's go. Eighty seven warriors, express seahawks receivingvotes. Little Flyers. I like that, and we could say lumberjacksto so now we're now we've given six teams a little bit of lot.All right, we're moving more places and then, terms you votes, that'sperfect. Now get your sea Bluel, because the ehl is going to bea lot tougher. Yeah, Ace, I mentioned this probably I didn updo a twelve broadcast all the hl and I said this is going to bea lot of hard work for myself and the rest of you crew when itcomes to these power rankings. All five teams did some interesting things this weekend. Hey, in Jefferson, at least you didn't have to stand in thepenalty box for any games. I did it. Unfortunately I was on theBlue Rink the whole time you're on the great womber rink. The Great Rinkis freezing. Well, at any and in contrast to that, I willsay we love the Fidelity Bank was rice center. Don't want to be smirchanything. Well, my angle was you saw. It was kind of tough. I do not like being at that long you're at the other end ofthe ice. Then when it goes all the way the other end, andthat that, I found out is made of Kevlar, so that's a littlehard to see. There'll never get a puck to go through. Yeah.Well, well, that's something I'm used to because of Jersey shore arena,where they have the black netting. Sometimes it can be tough to see through. I did call the renegades junior warriors...

...game in the Blue Rink and itwas a little hard for me to I was getting mixed up with Luke Dennyand no Lutman because they're both lefthanded shots and one one player has the numberforty six, the other player has a number forty eight. So just goingby the Jersey numbers, it was tough to to tell who is who,but once they were playing on the the near side, closer to where ourvantage point was, it was easier. Goscha so Ehl, I think whatstands out to me about the showcase is that in years past, and thisis coming from college coaches to the gap, if you will, between the toptier in the Middle Tier has been bigger than it was this year.Like I have never seen a showcase this competitive from start to finish and likeI have no idea which some of these teams are. I Know Justin wantsme to ask the question right, so I'll just segment. I'll just quicklysay who are the lumberjacks? Who are the spark of the League? Whoare the wolf? Who are the WHO are the warriors for the seahawks?Who are the Apple Corps? I it's literally everybody. Felt it's literally everythingis. It's crazy and like, going back to what the rankings were beforethe showcase got started, we were we had rangers, one, seven S, two, wizards, three, railers for Maryland, five and the twopoints. They have to bring up. Up until yesterday's game when the seahawksbeat the railers. I felt pretty good about why I wanted to go rightand even though with the Seahawks, man the least the wizards were a perfectfive. And now the wizards were the last team in this league to losea game on Sunday and of course they lost it to the railers, whogot them in the playoffs last year. They weren't able to get revenge there. So the question is, who? WHO's the number one team in theehow? I don't want to answer this first because I don't really know.Also, take this. This is where I kind of brought it up inthe EHLP side and it's going to sound weird because they were outside the topfive, weren't even receiving votes, but I think it has to be theWallpole Express. Yeah, they look pretty good. Josh Holpson likes what theyhave over there. I did get to do and actually, speaking of thatperfect time deal, I did the express railers game and what a comeback thatwas. Wooster, Josh will tell you, was putting into him. They wereup to not them for majority that game and then they scored three andanswer goals. Worcester took a major penalty. With a couple of minutes left,Josh Grunt made a pay rip. The ristertop Elph was the thing ofbeauty and the excite. Thought that game was going to go to ot andI honestly wanted that to go overtime. That was one of the better gamesI have fun player to watch. Was the first game of sleep. bossurewas like a solid in that. Yes, posher, it was very good,larn that's right. Yeah, that was the first game of the showcase. The first game of the showcase, like let's just started out, let'sjust jump right into it. And they were only one in one going intothe showcase. Only it played two games. They played more games in the showcasethan they had played the entire season leading up to it. Yeah,that means seahawks both came in a two games, so we really didn't knowwho we either team was. And after this wall pole starting to figure outa little bit. Seahawks, I don't know, like you said, whenif it's rooms after the showcase they struggle the top. That was the AppleCorep game that I did that they lost six to two. Kobe walters ata hat trick and Lauren got to interview him after he was all jacked upand excited. Wallpole as an organization went a perfect six and ill in theshowcase, ehl ehlp combined. Who Do they get a plaque for? That? They should, right. It's just it's just manner, clean sweet.It's just gonna look weird when our number one ranked team in the league andwe're going with it. I'm going to say I think they have to,because they went a perfect three and I'll only team to do that. Let'sGo red trade who they they are in fourth place and their division, aswe said here, you deal. It's nice. It's so weird. Imean they've played, they've played the fewest number of games, right. Sowhen the game count, when the game count, even to self out,of course so it will. It will make it. It will make moresense. But at this point they lost the opener one nothing to seahawks.They won four straight. Sense, they're the number one ranked team. Theyhave to be. They were the only team to win three games at theshowcase, the h level and again, like we talked about with the railersP team, they're doing it the same way to they have twelve goals scoredand seven goals again. So they're not put a whole heck of a lotof parks in the net, but they're not seeing a lot go past themeither. So tough way to way, but they're getting done. Honestly,Neil, I think you could just put the entire east division in the powerranking. I would not disagree with that because I mentioned it in the recap. This division is stacked. You have the East Coast Wizards right now they'refive and one. You got the wall pole express. They're moving off withthe the form one record. They had...

...a perfect showcase. Any of thevalley junior warriors didn't have the best showcase, but they're still very good team.I still think they're for real. And they got the Boston Engineer Rangerswhere they have that op, that overpowered goalie tandem in Christ action, Theythanyou were so it's a gauntlet in there. There's so many good teams in thatdivision and it's tough to kind of parse them apart, and that's it'sa good point, because the rangers were one and the wizards were three andall right, we got wallpole locked in at number one, the new numberone team. The question is where, where do we go next with numbertwo. Write the Rangers two losses are against the railers, which was outsideof the showcase, and against the little flowers, which was in the showcase. The wizards only loss is against the railers also. So do you putmore stock in that extra loss at the that the rangers have against the littlefires, which is one less game technically played, then the wizards the railers? I think there's one team that we haven't mentioned yet which I think somepeople might some people might think their record wouldn't be worth mentioning, but teamMaryland was pretty hot going into it. They only had one loss and itwas against the eighty sevens, which has been one of the top teams,and they only lost by one goal. And they ended up losing to theSEAHAWKS, which we have seen are kind of making a name for themselves,and they only both those games. They only lost. They want it's anotherone those ones where, like their losses aren't huge, they're only losing byone goal in both of those games. So I think they need to betalked about for sure, like I don't left out of this, and thewizards. The wizards too are, like as we just mentioned, are lookingsolid. They were totally undefeated coming into this. They only lost to theylost to wooster and worsters making name for themselves too. So it's I thinkthe wizards in the Maryland definitely need to be contenders for the top five.This is Anthony's transitive property. It is because the Aga, the seahawks beatMarwin seahawks loss of the apple core right. That's so I'm saying. It's abeat. They beat the railers, but the railers beat the rangers andthe wizards and the game that that's the thing. The seahawks gem against theapple cored. They did not look for you. Good. Now they didhave griffin are in that he was his first start. You end up gettingpulled for Nathaniel Hawkins, who seems to be taken over as the starter fromfrom here on out. We'll see no cocy in a bony likes him alot. But yeah, the Apple Corps were the apple cored are going toscore a lot of goals this year and, as we saw, Calin count andColbe Walters. So they made the seahawks look bad, but they madethe Rangers look interesting to it. But I was a five three win forthe Rangers, Apple core had them on their keels for a while too.So when you look at the wizards, like if you look at their liketheir record so far this season, they're not letting an autigals. Their goalselling is solid. Their defense is helping them out to like that's literally everyguys to their record so far in what four, five or six games isthree and two win, three and one win, three and one win,two and one win, three and to win and to want loss like that. goaltending is solid, like rock solid, and I got to see like twoof their goals play this weekend because they had alto and for a couplegames, but then they also had I believe it was either who's you lookover or since they had that in that loss, and like these are playedall three, that's not a big loss. They're only like they don't let alot of goals in, so that it's definitely like a team to lookat because like, for sure your goaltending, his dad slid. You shouldn't havemuch story about. Yeah, I agree with the wizards, but,Lauren, I also want to go back with team Marilyn. I think myonly reservation is when you look at the teams that they did beat. Theyplayed the Connecticut chiefs and then the seak coat spartans, so I think haveto take the strength of schedule to account. Their one loss came against the SEAHAWKSand while they're in last place, they're playing in the Thunderdome that isknown as the East Division, the Thunderdome the Connecticut chiefs. And now theteam, though. Who are they? They won five, four of avalley. The last game we had is the chip. They won overtime.You saw the wheer. They're from to Dad Suky effecting me either that becausethey lost some tough games. They got shut out a couple of times andI was like, okay, looks like bally might walk all over them,and then Nope, yeah, Valley's been pretty hot. And then when talkingto the chiefs at the end of that game, they're like you gotta Talkto divine. He's The dustiest player on the team. So good a,sure you good? I was? Oh yeah, I was on I wason the bus watching that shootout and when I saw him pull the debt SukieDeek, I just shouted you. It was it was so unexpected, itwas gross. It was silky it was...

...so mischievous of him to pull offat such an unexpected I'm and I mean that, that that alone should shouldearn props that that was a terrific shootout goal. Ye was. Honestly,when you can come off the turn like the showcase saying you'd be a teamlike that, that's probably going a light of fire under them. So theymay be someone we need to pay attention to coming up. Yeah, good. So we go back, though. We go back that we have walpoleone. Who is number two? It's gotta be the wizards, okay,I think. Okay, we all say wizards. WHO's number three? Ithink it kind of Rangers slip that long intention. How far to the RangersFall? They want two of their thebree games. We're going to talk aboutthese seven's old. Yes, to talk about like the strength of the schedulefor the Maryland, but like at the same time too, like these are, quote unquote, like easy teams, some people might say, but likethey still did well. And some of these like teams that some people arekind of discounting. They've come back and beat some of the top teams inthe showcase. So there nobody to shake a stick at so you can like, you could try to say, oh, they had kind of an easier schedule, but the same time, if you watch the showcase, anything couldhappen and these like teams that are kind of lower in those standings, theycan come back to be one of the first place teams. So I wouldn'tdiscount Lauren Watts Marilyn at three. Yeah, she's like pushing for a heart.Push, Push, push, anthony shaking his head, and I thinkthey looked pretty solid. Amthony, who do you want it three? Iwould out keep them. USTON junior rangers at three, either them or maybevalley. All right, so one vote for the Rangers, one vote forMaryland. Jeff me or you then me. If we have to go to aTiber here, we will. Okay, that's that's what I'm having a toughtime going back and forth right now is. I did I do allthe Rangers Games? Let's see, Valley. No, I did two out ofthe three. So I did a win and a loss. Didn't dothe one winning. Its warriors. I don't know if they played. Theydid not play poor enough to drop them from one to four. I don'tthink so. I'M gonna GO Rangers Three. Well, the vote has been submittedby Justin and our chat. So even if I say Maryland, ifeven if I say Maryland, it looks like we're going rangers three. Butbut that's good fly lard. So that gives us express one wizards to rangersthree. Sure, east division, Maryland for move over, North Division.Here comes the east. In Two thousand and twenty one, there's a newdivision. Seriously, though, so Maryland for and then five. Everyone pick. Here we go like it could be the absolutely, because it could bethe lumberjacks, it could be it could be the railers, it could bethe ducks, eighty sevens. I WHO's number five? Like I have noidea. If I had, if I had to to you know of episodeover, episode over. It's so tough, it's so deadly. It changes weekto week. We mentioned maybe not the toughest schedule for Maryland beating ateam like seacoast, but sea coast swept the lumberjacks to a two weeks agoright like it's it's so hard to figure out who is who early on inthis year. I think that any team we put into this fifth spot wereally can't go wrong. I would say for this week, I'm going tosay railers. Okay, I'm well, I'm with rails. I can getbehind that, but I think at the very least ducks need to receive someboats there. Yeah, I think there's Yin I would. I think they'restarting to make a name for themselves. They don't care. Their wins arepretty solid and their losses aren't terrible. They could be better, which issaying something, but their wines are pretty good in their losses are in thatthat so I think they at least need to receive some votes, for sure. Okay, receiving most name Spencer Quinn play of the month. Did weso? Yes, that's so. Receiving votes ducks and six others. Isthat? We're going to say docks in the rest of the League. You'reall right there. Well, we'll say receiving votes ducks and man, thisis like you could say any seven the province. The proted ducks only playedtwo games. One was against it, one was against the New England wolvesand the other one was, hang on, I have the schedule right here,and the other one was a five two lost to wall pole. SoI still think the protect junior ducks need to. And just for the record, I'm not going to say the eighty sevens deserve to receive votes either,because I know that they lost to the New England wolves right say. Theyneed to prove themselves to get back into the power rankings or to receive votes. But the protect junior ducks and no, I'm sorry, Lauren, I disagreewith you. I don't think that...

...they're wins were too impressive just yetand think they have and they just hastily. It's we are we are arguing overwho is receiving votes right now. That's the HASHTAG. Our way battle. You tell the eighty sevens and protect of a little bit of animosity betweenthe two. It organized so so jeff it comes out to us again,or the protect docks. This is where arguing for number six right now.Are they receiving votes? I say yes, I watch, but I did pushme in the spot. I did there, I did there eat three, I did their e three victory and they did look pretty damn good forthe first time. That was actually the first time I'd ever seen the protectyou your ducks live right crazy. Got To go see them. That's howweird was to all wee can long kept saying this. The first time thatPROTEC is playing the wing of wolves is the first time that the rangers areplaying the Albacore in two years. Like yeah, we think this is hard. Talk about being a coach when I mean some of these coaches of allstate and the League. You know I mean Michael Zazarus do with the applecores. So like years ago, those teams are still coach by the samepeople. So systems are somewhat similar but players are different. So yeah,that's that. I think that's why I was so tight. All these teamshad no clue what the heck the other side was going to do. Iwill say that they are also receiving votes, just to protect ourselves a little bit. When a week from now, more craziness has happened and we needwe need to move teams out and move teams it. Okay, I'm proschedule. This week they're going to play team earland twice and then the eightyseventh Wednesday. So I guess we'll see what they are after the end ofthis week. Right. Yes, so I knew that the powering is woulddominate the week to run down this week, but they should have right just takea whole episode. We already in an hour, so with that willget you. If you want me to find my voice, I found it. I was I was fighting for some of these teams. It's time Iwas paying attention to those games. I wasn't just wandering around, I waspaying attention. The best part about it was that, I guess said earlierin this podcast, and maybe this change is over the course of the year, when we went into every game this weekend you could have said you couldhave made a case for either side to win. And the game swung thatquickly. We saw it. I mean, just to recap a few more games, we saw seacas go up three nothing on the little flyers and thenlose five three. We saw the apple core leading against the warriors and thenthey lose in the second half of that game. These games swung so quicklyand the gaps from where the top is in the middle is and so on. It it don't exist, that there is there is no top right now. There really isn't. The top consists of giant metal. I'm really thatthe top middle is combined together with, like you know, thirteen or soteams, with a few teams kind of struggling behind them. But I justto touch on a few of those teams just to make it a point.Like you could say the wolves are a team that's like struggling. That's nota team I want to face in the playoffs right now, when when theyhave richer's up front like he is as dynamic a forward in this league.And we I saw that chiefs play. You guys talked about the chiefs warriorsgame. The chiefs have four losses, right, but their goal differentials onlyfive. So it's like one another. One of those teams that has lostso many close games that I bounced here are there and then maybe they're abovefive hund so again, as Jeff pointed out, there are teams that havesome gauntlet schedules this week, so one week from now will clear out allfive and do it all over again. Somehow things a little easier for us. Play some more games, play some tougher opponents. Everyone's getting a littlemore comfortable into the season, and I mean that's something I saw a lotto this week. Was In my games. was a decent amount of penalties,which you'd expect. We said a lot of these guys are familiar withthe systems of the two. I A lot of these guys were really jackedup to see the twenty plus scouts at a time they were watching each game. So yeah, well, I think the Games will start to clean themselvesup. Teams will really start to figure things out as we keep going.And we got more games, a lot less. Seems like a lot ofteams were playing like three or four games this week. Two, you know, which is just great, which is awesome, and it's a big reasonwhy a lot of us went in different directions with our fantasy picks. Solet's get to the e grew fantasy challenge. It's time for the e grew fantasychallenge. The group Fantasy Chalcter is presented by biosteel and the sport stringof PHL. Use the Promo Codey show. That's es how for twenty five percentoff when you check out at biostealcom. So I think we all had productiveweeks at the show. Nice to see you all. From the top. Oh my God, Oh my God, you're play there. Your literally soI had to throw it back. True, I if there was anumber in front of the decimal. Now you were ahead of me because you'reahead of me by point six. I would be more rattled, but it'sonly point six and these standing the same...

...argument from last week. You're only, like, let like, what, less than two points ahead? Sothrough tree, Margaret. True, fair. We all had productive weeks, though, and just to recap the overall totals that were at, Lauren isat seventy point two, I am at sixty nine point six, anthony isat fifty five point four and Jeff is at fifty. So, Jeff,you it's the s are good. I'm here. Well, you started totry to catch up a little bit in order of what what we finished lastweek. Lauren had the best week, which is why helped her jump inthe first, then myself, then Jeff, then Anthony. So to recap Anthony'spoints and then get his picks. I didn't mind your selections of JerryDuckett and Tyler pennry. They just decided they didn't want to get your pointsduring the showcase this week. So that means that was a very anthony.Everyone else and Vermont put a buckets of points and I was feeling for you, Buddy, when Henry, we just had Schmidt, went off making usall over great not picking him every going on this every goal. was likeno, no, no, Oh, yeah, I talked to you aboutthat. I was like, were you just trying to give us all hardtime for not picking you? And he goes, see, I feel bad, I didn't do anything last week. Yeah, there for that response.I was funny. So Ge Luis Joseph Girl on to was kind of quiet. At least league points. So Bryan brow got anthony a goal to assistin the power play point and then Jeff kind of touched on this earlier.He only got one start out of at all to which was a win,with six point eight fantasy points. But what's interesting about the wizards and somethingto watch, even at five and one, they've had six games and three goaliestart two games apiece. So it's tough, right, because you gotwe've seen although pick twice. He's gotten wins, but it's up because youknow he may only get one star because there he wasn't every guy. SoAnthony Overall brought in fourteen point eight points last week and he got to pickfirst this week. Who did you go with this week? Anthony? Okay, so here are my fantasy picks, I think. To start things off, I'm going to go with two newcomers. Starting off at forward, Maryland datednewcomer for team Maryland, Farrell Din and he went off in the showcasetotal for four goals, three assists for seven points in the three games andhe picked up the hat trick against the seahawks Hockey Club. They lost thatgame, but it looks really impressive offensively. I want to see what he's gotfor the divisional games coming up next. For Defense, I'm going with RyanDavies, another newcomer. Has Played Three Games on the showcase and hepicked up a goal and two assists. So I think he's another player thatwill really help out with Ryan mcgrats squad. And for for goal, I haveto go with the returner Nathan Mueler, to and over Record D and twentythree safercentage in his first two games and I think that number is onlygoing to go up as he gets to play more games. For the utilitypick, this one's a little this one could be considered a reach, butI have a reason for it. I'm going to go with every Schneider andin his first seven games he has only four points, two goals to assist, but as someone who's watched their game. This is a player who was fast. This is a player who is generating scoring chances by the bucket loads. He's getting a lot of chances. He's using his speed in the transitionand ink to some college coaches and they were talking about him, talking aboutpots who they want to see for the college showcase, and one of thecoaches said, Oh, you know, I hope he allows to write inoption because I'm going to write in ever Schneider and for him. I thinkhe's going to break out. I think the points are going to come andI'm hedging my bet that it's happening this week and that's why he's my utilitypick. I was gonna ask you about that anything, because he is adepth guy and I was interested when I saw that, but I knew thatyou would tell us why you did and well and caught. We told everyteam to submit nominations for the All Star team against the college programs and theeighty seven didn't put him in the initial nominations, but that college coach didsay that same thing to me. The Anthony just brought up that maybe heshould be the guy. And then another thing to watch and I know thisis the second time that Mueler has been selected this year. He's only played. This is only a second year. It feels like he's been with theRangers for a while. He's already at twenty three career wins. I don'tknow if he has it. There's enough and the pair of doesn't help.I don't know if there's a way that he could catch Brendan Brown. He'sfifty one but thirteen wins away from from cracking his way into the top ten. Maybe it's too early in the year to start a little bit of amilestone tracker, but I think he's that type of guy that, especially whenit comes to fantasy, you just lock him in and if the team hasmultiple games, you know that he's going...

...to win at least one for theRangers. So those are Anthony's picks. To recap the week that Jeff had, he had Cole Scott. I have not confirmed or denied. I don'tI don't know where where Cold Scott was the second two days Jeff. Hemay have been injured. Was As yeah, he got an assist. Tyler Anassaucy got you a goal. To assist in the power play point JohnWarber got you a victory by way of a Shutout, and he lost thegame as well. So we still got you ten points, and then Mattpimental got you three points to give you nineteen overall. That's correct. Andactually comental one out late with that injury to so I actually lost him fora chunk of time, but still happy to get some points up there,even with some injuries and absences. So yeah, the week, new team. Let's go. All right, let's hurt it. So murderers row readyfor this thing. I mean I'd be pretty dumb if I didn't pick ourplayer of the month, since he didn't get picked by Auntie in front ofme. So, Spencer Quinn, come on, damn protecting your ducks.Sorry at the I know they played then s next Wednesday, but going toneed a Haddie from Spencer at least, maybe more in the game. Wewill see. And I know someone else picked Jeremy Conner. I think thoseNeil. So sorry, but we're going to need the Spencer Quinn show tohave a couple episodes this week. But Quinn, fourteen points in six games, eight goals, six assists for power play goals, one power play assistand a game winners. That good, correct answer is only yes, solet's see. And then Victor Mels Z on. Believe this or not,because the Rangers second leading points getter. PICKTOR mells on, a defenceman,is the second leading points Gud. I know that. Right now Jake Murphyis the leading points getter with eight points and then mills on right behind himwith seven points, two goals, five assists and he looked pretty sturdy.I had the call of two of their three games and I like what Isee from him, so we'll go with them. On the back end andgoal another I was Toya between Connor and Jackson Bernard. I want with JacksonBernard because this kid is just an absolute machine. I know he's only threeand three on the season, don't look at his goals against the three hundredand forty one. The Apple Corp play a very running gun style, similarkind of like the lumberjacks did last year, where they like to put up alot of goals and they know Bernard's going to see a lot of shotsand he's going to make a lot of save. So they like to winthose big, high scoring affairs. But take a look at his saper Centagright now, hundred and forty. So He's saving almost ninety five percent ofthe pucks that are coming his way and we get a lot of points forsave. So gotta go with Jackson Barnards this week. Hopefully he gets memakes to a game and then I'll be right, hopefully up in the LaurenSmith territory. And then last would certainly not least, Mr Colin Callenan,who had his four goals, eight assists, twelve points, two goals on thepower play, one power play assist. Gamers yet, but you did havethe Hattie over the weekend. He had a big weekend. He hadthree goals against valley and assist against the SEAHAWKS and assist against the Rangers.So expect the big things. And onto the next victim of the that wasme. I finished second last week thanks to Kyle Patten, had a goal, three assists and a shorthanded point, James Metler with two assists. Bothwere on the power play. Stefan Cool Hannick picked up the first bonus pointof the year. Crew just making this knowledge, but this out there.I got the first bonus point of the year. As he won. Igame against my wizards, as Lauren likes to say, which is on Sunday. Your team, come on. Well, I didn't war of the Jersey thisweek, first time in three weeks, and will rosen, who was greatgoing into the showcase, but clearly I picked the wrong Maryland forward.Should have picked Farrell instead, but I still have my pis for this week. One player that really stood out, and you've heard his name mentioned afew times so far on this podcast, was Josh Grunt. In each ofthe first two showcase games he had a goal and an assist. The firstgame, both of this points when the power play, including one game winner. Jeff pointed that out. The second game he had a power play assistsincluded in his totals. The third game they only beat seacoast one nothing ina shootout, so no stats came from that game, but he had theshootout winner. So I'm going to lead on Grun this week. I wastold by a few college coaches that he looked at the best player at theentire showcase, which is which is some pretty high praise. On defense.Awesome on defense. Anthony has picked him once, so I'm hoping that Iget better results than Anthony, that I guess you could say, and that'sDominic metstro on the point for the valley junior warriors. They have a busyschedule as welcoming up this week. And,...

Jeff, if you didn't pick JacksonBernard, I would have. So I got Jeremy Conner instead. Said, and I think it's funny, right, because the and talking with Adam Joeat the showcase, he's mentioning how the team is in kind of atough spot right now and it's like, okay, yes, you have anoverall record of four two and one, but your losses are two to oneto the docks, two to one to the wizards, two to one inovertime to the world, like like these again's air bounce here are there andthey're not lost. As their wins. And right, Jeremy Connor's got aseven five goes against avage and thirty eight. Say Person It's like he's been excellent. This is of the figure it out. Don't forget the score.Yeah, this is this is the first year, I think, with theseven s where goaltending has not been a weak point but rather their strongest point. And pointed that there there is one thing I do want to bring upwas another thing that Adam wholly said. That something not just for the snsbrauls, to something that he's noticed around the league. There are a lotof players who can play a really good two hundred foot game, not alot of finishers, and I think that's a big reason why we're seeing alot of teams that are winning games even though they're not putting up goals bythe bunches. Yeah, that's totally fair. That's a really good point to it. Then he copack was very solid last couple of years and stuff,but with the Jack Lanez a tim two boards, I mean they put alot of pucks in the net and so they're just having a little bit ofa switch. But you know, coach Holie, coach cannon there very smartmen have been the game of hockey for a long time. I think they'llfigure it out down in New Jersey, for sure. For scoring, andmy utility is the captain of the Seahawks, Austin pick. Speaking of scoring,the seahawks kind of I like this every year with a kind of grindout goals. But I'm hoping that for for pick, the four games thatthey have scheduled, not an easy schedule. Warriors, wolves, avalanche, Rangers. I'm hoping he is the guy that sets the pace offensively for histeam so I can make up my point, six point deficit and take over theLeague again. Brown, Oh, Lauren. So let's talk about howyou got into the lead. As Jeff kind of mentioned earlier, Louis Josephgoing on, got you a goal and an assist for five points. ThomasDempsey a power play assist for three points. Nathan Mueler, probably a big reasonwhy Anthony's picking him this week, picked up two victories and got youthirteen point, six points. Yes, and Nick Raziana, who's just havinga tremendous season for a team Marilyn, had a two goals, including onepower play, and one of them was a game winner. So he gotyou eight points. So Up big twenty, nine points. Six swing for youhas you in first place. And who do you got this week?I'm bringing back a couple familiar pieces in terms of people. I picked ourpeople like leave all picks, and I'm bringing back Brett Hanley from the warriorsfor my forward. I had him before. He's been a bit quiet as oflate, but I think with the next three games they have coming upin the SEAHAWKS and spartans in the Rangers, I think it'll be fun to seehim kind of get back out there. I'm looking to see him do somegood things again and get back on the score sheet. And on Defense, I'm taking Ryan Brown ducks. I think Anthony had him like this pastweek, so I'm hoping he can put up some points for me, especiallysince we're just talking about the ducks in the power rankings for quite a while. And then Jack Floshart from Walpole. I got to interview him after thegame and he's looking solid in net. So I'm hoping that continue and useit I open they can stay on top with him in there and get mesome solid points from him. And then for my utility, I chose Kobewatchers. That's another guy got to talk to at the certain case and hewas looking super solid and I know a bunch of the coaches were pulling himafter the game the kind of talk to him, trying to swim them overtheir school. So clearly he's one to watch for sure. And I justwant to point out with boss sure he was the goal they net minder innet for all three games, that Wallpole one so touched on it earlier.They were the only team to win all three of their games of the showcase. I sure was using that for all of them. So maybe we're alldone and we let that goalie go to the area end. So we'll see. I could be my big Cooley better. There's a platform pick from. Sothat will get us down to the what to watch for, a segmentwhich we're going to highlight some games to watch this weekend before we wrap thingsup. Here's what to watch more this week in the east. Show whatthe watch for is presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your ehland ehlpashing through the two thousand and twenty one, two thousand and twentytwo season. There are so many games said that take place at both levelsthat we could all, you know, all four of US could pick differentgames and I even come close to each...

...other. So I'M gonna start withFriday, which is tomorrow, October eighth. Up at the EIST end, TylerArago has the call for avalanche home against the Express. I know theavalanche have been kind of even kind of Choiet right they like they I saythat, but they won both games that they had to play at the showcase, right. They beat the chiefs, they beat the rough riders and they'restill at the top of the Vision Right, and Wall Paul's the new number one. How does WALPOLE RESPOND TO BEING NUMBER ONE? And I think thatthat's their first game of the week. That's a huge task for them right, right, right after this. Somebody else want to go? I thinkthe words have great like in general. Their next three games are like goingto be some fun ones to watch, because we just put them like prettydecent in the power rankings. And their next three games is the SEAHAWKS.Can Talk To. Are like somehow mayking a name for themselves and like makethis kind of rething a lot of things. And then they have the game rightlike day after that against the SPARTANS. Both those their next three games areall at home, but I think spartans have been not nobody to discounteither, so that's going to be interesting. And then they cap it off withthe Rangers. So I think that's three pretty tough teams to kind oftake on, but I'm I'm I'm hold not hope for them. I thinkI think they've looked pretty good, I think. I think rhymcgraff knows whathe's doing over there and he's got a solid group, both like his eachAl Team, and then the P teas look pretty good too, so I'msure they'll do pretty well. But I think very jelt definitely has some toughgames ahead, but I'm I'm looking to see them do well. I thinkthey'll. I think they'll be okay. That's actually gonna be one of myfirst filling games for the weak for the year. And you know, FridayValley Versus Sea coast, so I'll be there on the call for that andlooking forward to it. Was that was that your game, to watch yourgame, but honestly, I want to see what we're just talking about.Earlier protect versus team Maryland. Let's see if protech. We talked about bothteams a lot, having some good weekends and some in top five. SoI'm not in top five. Very heavily talked about both side. So let'ssmash heads. Let's see who's the best of the best time. So protect, let's go. Let's see it. Worry, you took yeah, youtook the words right out of my mouth, Jefferson. That should be a greatdivisional matchup. And Yeah, well, we'll get to see if team Marylandor PROTEC or for Real, Z he's this year or and yeah,we'll get a real good idea of what these seems are made up. ButI anticipate but terrific and I think it's a backtoback. They play today andthey play again tomorrow. So again that should be a real fun backtoback towatch. So that's your games to watch as while Anthony. Yes, okay, so there's twenty one total games in the EH shell between now in thenext podcast. It's kind of interesting how the schedule, as I was tellingLauren when we brought her in beginning of the get the schedule every week isso so weird. It's different. And then we have all these games sittingup to next Wednesday. There is a game next Thursday, the fourteen,which is the next release date for the podcast. But then after that everyteam's next game is part of the next showcase. I know there's a weekendin between, but it really does feel like we're going back to back weekas with backtoback showcases. Trigger bottle steal, gang drebo steal. Hey, Igot it right again. This last one. I think I was jokinglyreferred to by someone as Doctor SEU's for saying red train of blue train somuch during the showcases. But they're I think. I think they're looking prettygood. So I think those are some teams to watch as well. Sowere you saying that because the first showcase was hosted by the Blue Train andthe second showcase closed by the red train, you could hold you could be thehost in the showcase and end up being really terrible. So it justkind of happened that they end up being pretty good. So we'll see ifwall pole hold up to that when the host. Yes, well, andI'm going to say this again on next we's podcast, but for those thatare listening closely now and they're planning to come to that wall pole showcase andare planning to come in particular on that Sunday the seventeen, the Patriots playthat day also, you will need to remember that it's tough to get toRobin Arena when the Patriots play. But I'll say it again next week.What Ad Justin to say, yes, I have that. You know Ihave a new decoration behind me and no one noticed it till now. Didyou see it now over my shoulder? That's the beautiful that's the jail forgot to hang out with. It's great. It was taken away from one Bjr, one rich diccaprio and yes, well, that's funny because I askedthe coaches multiple times to bring the trophies and I only had to ask twoguys. I had to ask rich to bring the EH l championship trophy andthe EH LP regular season Musher. Why you still have that one? Theavalence actually won that last year and I...

...asked. I asked Adam Hoollie tobring the EHL regular season championship and the EH LP champion playoff champions of trophy. But I got two of the four behind me. So I need toput some new walk to the hotel and they're like, Oh, you wanta trophy. I'm like, God, did if my name? My nameis on it already, so I got to put the new names on it. That's why I put them back. But that will do it for thisthis week's podcast. Obviously a lot of big games coming up at both levelsand, as you mentioned a few times, one week from now will probably beresetting the power an things completely again, and both the EHL and the EHLP. So enjoy the games this week. Of Guys, that's goods everyone there. Thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more at Eastern HockeyLeague 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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