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Showcase Stars | Episode 94

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On this week's episode of the #EShow we kick things off with the Weekly Rundown (2:37), which recaps this past weekend at the Walpole Showcase. Following a small handful of changes made to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings, the #ECrew resets our fantasy lineups for the next two weeks (33:15). Wrapping things up, we discuss this weekend's All-Star Games against Curry College and UMass Boston (51:54).

Welcome to the e show with NeilRavin. 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. So thenby the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto wetake care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockeycommunity who've experienced catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org.What's up? My name is Neil Raven and this episode number ninety four ofthe east show. On this week's episode we kick things off with the weeklyrundown, which recaps is past weekend at the Walpole showcase. Following a smallhandful of changes made to the EHL and ehlp power rankings, the e crewresets our fantasy linems for the next two weeks. Wrapping things up, wediscussed this weekend's All Star Games against Curry College and you mask Boston. What'sup, guys? Can you believe we already have two showcases checked off already? Good molded crew. Happened so fast, so fast. That's part felt evenfaster because we had what half the Games, pretty much twenty eight comparedto forty four. So, you know, just honestly, just the one,one last day, you know what I mean, like being in Westerfor four days and being in Walpole for, you could say, three of areally two and a half, like really, like like one of them. It was a shortier days. Yeah, so on they was a quick penaltykill and abreviated penalty kill. But it's funny, like, you know, we go through a whole season without showcases last year and then to goby in the blink of an eye and we're already at all star week likeit does. Doesn't make any sense how time flies by, right. Itreally doesn't, especially when you see all the coaches now posting like hey,here's our record at the All star break, and I'm like what, as we'renot quite at that halfway mark of the season, playing forty six gamesthis season, fingers crossed, more seams of played twelve or so thirteen gamesaround there. But it's funny. It's funny you mentioned that tweet because Iwant to get into that. One of them does it and then the domino'sjust start to fall it's like, well, they did so I have to doit, and they all just copy each other, talking about one richto Caprio. I have this saying as all the League in general. Onceone team post with the record is the all star break. They all followso wicked. That's so. With that, let's jump into the week. Theyrun down. It's time for the e cruise weekly run down. Theseshow weekly run down. He's brought to Bot junior hockey podcast. You holdfor junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A tjg podcastcom. Speaking of Rich Jeff Hmm, we don't really care about the powerrankings, but are the eighty seven? We have all amps back in thepower achings. You just said you don't care. Just said you don't care. If I could ago. Well, you know, we're the Allstar coachingstaff, so we should all be the top five. No, that's nothow it works. We're going to go to the PODCAST, we're going totalk about it, we're going to figure out what took place. Obviously,the Rangers since be recorded last you know, won both games at the showcase andhonestly did so in a way that wasn't as rangers like last year.So and in that team Marland game, Nathan Muller had to make thirty fivesaves and that shut out. Miller melode reserve turned bad this week. Heis one of three millers on BHR and they're all spelled differently. One ofthem is spelt the way that you think the Miller should be spilled. Yes, so awsome Euler actually said that I'm game was like Nathan Millard's. It'sa boss Wheeler to Tommy Miller, like it's okay, it's confirmed now.But what I was saying is I don't know if there was a game whenMiller and goal, the one that's in goal, had to make thirty plussaves like that. Last year they were so stout eventually that he didn't haveto do that. But then shows that he can do that and he's hadgot backtoback shutouts. He had the seahawks shut out with forty seven saves,the Maryland shut out with thirty five saves. I mean this goalie, this goalie, you know, when we all look back in the year from now, maybe one of the best goals in history. The League went three daysagainst us. BJR has not lost to Nathan Miller's in net. So that'stelling me something, and I literally almost fell over when I was reading theStatsu that they said point ninety three goals against. This a percentages around andseventy ninety seven percent of the pucks come his way he's stopping them. That'sstupid. I think of Chris Jackson, who's the number I prayer votes numbertwo and Christans. We're just as good. Yeah, like can. He's ano two compared to Miller being at...

...all one. So Jackson, ofcourse, you know riches and his ear. You know you can come back againnext year will with just as many games. But I think of allthe players in our league this year we don't have any skaters. There's there'sa couple that that have been around for a while, but have the haveenough points really challenge for any all time records. In terms of goalies.Miller is the only one and he's now at he had twenty eight wins combinedlast season, five so far this year, so he's just outside the top tenfor all time wins. Thirty six will get him into the top ten. Kenny reads frendon brawl. He's fifty one when you combined playoffs with regularseason, it could be tough. But in terms of shutouts he's already rankedfourth all time with eight like for and he still has like three quarters ofthe season left to go, right and you just wonder if the time sharewill continue or not. I mean it's, I said, the rich great problemto have. Right everybody's looking for goaltending. Not as much this year, though, like we've talked about on the show, there's a lot ofteams that are rotating two or three guys right now. So goaltending is,you know, very plentiful right now in the entire league. In coach dicaprioshaving fun rotating Jackson, Miller, Miller Jackson. Why not? I meanit keeps everybody fresh right down the season and going into the playoffs you'll havetwo fresh goaltenders and that's what you want, and you always got to wonder whenan injury may come about or what may happen. So well. SoI'll give you credit, Jeff, because you were the one that kind ofchanged all of our opinions to put the Rangers at Number One, which iswhere they stay, because they beat team Maryland and then they beat the avalanchethree, two in a shoot out. We do have to point out ofthe five goals scored in that three two avalanche game, the Rangers actually scoredfour of them because they scored one of themselves. Jeff, that call,guys, was incredible. Even rich loved it, because Richard Comes in theoffice afterwards and he goes, you got to hear this, and he playsit over and over and over again. You Literally Go, Oh my God, they put it in their own necks. S Gang on, Oh my God, Gagna just put that in his own net. Jackson came out ofthe crease. I think that's gonna go to hotg Kiss. Well, Gagnewas trying to come around the net. Jackson came out to play it aswell. We have a toto game, eight hundred and fourteen to go.Short and sweet, sorry to Gearson, gangn on, and it happens.It's yes, bes. I said that right after I said that, becauseit was. It was one of those plays where were just like, likeI said, Oh my God, like you don't expect it to happen.It was kind of a communication breakdown. Jackson was coming out and Gagn Iwas trying to stick handle and they were just kind of like caught in betweenand then Gagnon just kind of shuffle boarded it into the net and but it'sall right. The thing that I like to see was all the rangers cameback to Jackson, gave him the tap on the helmet. Everyone went over. Garrison said, what's shake it off, let's move on. It happens.It's one of the only major sports where like the surface is a hugefactor, the boards, the Plexi the ice like it just happened. Sometimes, even in the pros we see it all times. Some of those tumblingmuffins go in from like a hundred and fifty feet away. It happens.So I think enough, keep going, you go. Anthony Azi is goingto say. So we have the rangers locked it up one. Where togo from there? I have no idea. HMM, the sevens have to comeback, and for both teams too. I really woke them up. It'sNeil that that I was gonna come in guns blazing after the seven isbetween both teams when it comebined four hundred and one and the EHL team,by the way, taking out number three Walpole. Yep, they so onevictory. Seven's probably a team that has to come back in. Wizards SplitTheir Games at the showcase. They got shut up by the avalanche, butthey beat the apple core. The railers won both of their games by thescore of for to one. You know that I love my Sim tree chef. Well, you nice clean weekend for one hundred and forty one over theducks and the rough riders. I still have no idea who the seacoast spartansare. It does Dodo either. Like you know, they collected one pointout of six at the Worcester showcase and now they've won four straight games sincethen and like they they're scoring. They're all. They're averaging over five goalsa game. And now they screwed up. I mentioned that. They screw upthe symmetry with the other day deal when they had the they were goingto go for four streak games. I was getting so you've really got meon this symmetry numbers thing. Now turned broadcast. I'm like, Oh,I just turn them all out. They were going to go with four streakgames of almost exactly the same five two, five three, five two, fivetwo. Then they scored an emptying that or and it made it.I think sixty three was the final. So it screwed everything up, butit's there. The late period. They're late game team. They keep comingback. I was saying that they use the set of the second showcase halfthis past weekend as their third period, and that's what they did, becausethe value junior warriors and these because wizards last week was they were down formore than half the game and then the...

...third period they just blew doors andcame back and cock bull teams by surprise. And it's just so crazy because itfeels like every time we've reset the power rankings from week to week wecan make a bunch of changes right and and we mentioned all of those teamsand we've talked a lot about the east division. Look at the East divisionright now. You got three teams that are on a losing streak of threegames or more. Like the ups and downs that we're seeing at the EHshel this year. It's just hard to keep track because you don't really knowwho's who yet and it's it's making it exciting, though, because you neverknow who's going to win up on a certain win on a certain day.Even a team like the rough riders right they've won two of their last threeand that's that's a team that's starting to get hot here right now and theyhave a match up with the eighty sevens coming up. I'm sure they havethat one circled on their calendar. So I think we're we, like Isaid before, will row lot in at number one. We know that.But what where do we go from? Where do we go from there?I think by South is our teams to keep an eye on, because Iwas like, I need to read quite a few teams from like team playersfrom the south, teams. This like showcase, and I asked a fewof them. I was like, everyone says the Easts of Power House.WAS LIKE WHY? Why is the south make a name for themselves? Ilike, what's working for you guys, because there's quite a few of them. Like yeah, they have their moments where they struggle, but the southis coming back, so I wouldn't, I wouldn't forget about them. Thankyou, seven you're print a boat in or for it's any TV in particular. Maybe. Well, it's a matter of like picks full shuff pick fourright here are the teams that could be in spots two through five. Avalanche, Spartans, wizards, railers, Marylyn seven s little flyers. I thinkunfortunately for Walpole, losing both knocks them out. That was one of thenames I didn't say. They're right. It's funny how you can win allthree at the first showcase and then lose two at your home showcase, right, all your on your home ice to and they even have the NHL signright because they don't want to play on the Olympic side. It's just it'scrazy how it goes back and forth. I think at number two right nowit has to be the railers. I was supposing very mad you didn't saythat. That's that has to happen. Why do you say okay with that? Because they're looking really good, like, if you look at their record,they're their team to beat right now. Feed are is obviously because like they'rethe runaway with their vision whatever. But like, the railers are definitelya team to watch out for. I agree with Lauren's it's a good balancewith wooster right now scoring a lot of goals not giving up another, eventheir people with two goals. Yeah, they're they're one of my thing,like three or four teams. I was talking about this on my last likerecap of the week of the weekend and I think they were one of likethree or four teens. We're literally the only like team for their organization thathad a lost the whole weekend was a pe team. There's like three orfour teams at all they had was a p team lost. So there's acouple teams that are looking pretty solid. Team with Cholonic and Maluski, Iwas a little upset when I saw that played very well. It's the fundto give me one, one thing and he's shaking his head because he doesn'twant the railers and number two. Oh if I'm not I'm not convinced,considering their shrink of schedule in the showcase. God U I. I understand thedemocracy here of the ship. I do understand strength the schedule, butI also point at two losses by the scores of three to two each time, like they're, I know it's easy to say now, but they're nearlyundefeated, like and they lost the Walpole one, street two and they lostthe seahawks once. Three too. Like that are we I see what Isee your point. Sometimes strength the schedule. Maybe they haven't played the toughest scenes, but they do have a win against the Rangers this season in theirp team is good, like it's just you can't but those are store thisgame of the season. Neal, we do the power rankings. Don't wealso consider what teams did this week? Yes, I what we do belately. We do consider what they did this week and I don't know,I see your point there. They beat a couple teams that are currently inlast place. But I think I'm being selfish again and I'm setting up Octobertwenty six. Number one rangers or number two railers. I think that's theratings in the old whiston that. That's how we get eyeballs, Anthony.That's how we get the eyeballs, like coming out of the All star break, number one versus number two, I think. And you know who's goingto be so far and up for that are the Rangers, because of whatyou just said, that first game of the season, dropping that game.You know who's going to be a net. You know Miller's going to be anet for that. Oh, he's gotta be. Point three, Imean hope. So that's second I lost. Happens for the Rangers? They circlethe next one of the Calip yeah,...

...because they don't look at their record. To they haven't lost more than one in a row. Their firstcouple games. It's literally two wins, a lost, two wins a lossto to is rich can having out one more than once in a row andall the seas lost. Play well with those last two three nothing wins.I did that. I hate poorly. We won three nothing, but wedidn't play well. Okay, whatever, I'll talk to the other but theirpowerplay, their power play does need some work. They got a chance andovertime the other day and I thought it was pretty interesting. So that's rich. was like the ones teap part of your team that you said was weak, had a moment late in the game and overtime to win it and theycouldn't do anything with it. So they gotta figure that out. But if, Anthony, you're obviously getting out numbered a little bit here. I've apologizedfor that. But if you if you don't have the railers a number two, who do you have there? Because maybe we have a consensus on whothat is for number three? MMM, I don't know. I mean Istill lady seven. It's like team Marilyn. I still like the eighty seven's becausethe eighty seven's offense is heating up. I think that's a team that's reallygetting it together and they're starting to look, not completely, but alittle bit like last year team, only with better defense and goaltending. SoI think the eighty seven, I know I'm a little biased, but theirteam that is strong on all ends of the ice, especially with the offensecoming together. So I think that they're making a case to go back tothe top of the power rankings. And if you want to go to anthoniespoint playing devil advocate. They beaten some good teams. You gave up onlytwo goals to lumberjacks. You beat the express up pretty good. Five one. You've won five of your last six. beat the split with the apple core, beat the seahawks. I'll put them at number three. Yeah,let's say threes, Nice spot. Well, keep teams. The only other teamwith double digit wins, by the way, it's ten and three.So the question then is, I think we can agree that Marilyn bounce backfrom their loss to the Rangers and at a win against the wolves. SoMarylyn stays in and there's a really good well there. They play the sevenson Sunday, so there's your three verses for but is it eighty sevens,Maryland or Marylyn eighty seven? Who Do you want to add? Who Dowe know? Three, three, three, four. Who Do we want toadd a little bit more fire in their locker room for the home teameighty seven of the road team, team Marylyn, the first but a lotof fire in that. Yes, take the e Seves last week. Youknow. You know what, Neil. You know what, Neil, lastweek when I'salking about the eight sevens and you told me in the showcase thatI fired them up where I said that I didn't want to pick any guysin the eighty seven. So you know what, go ahead, put Marylandnumber four and look number three. What the eighty sevens it for, andlet's maybe light another fire and then see what they do against team Maryland.I agree with that, because it also Maryland still is the first place team, right and plus plus, say at did Farreld in recently before or beforetheir last matchup, before the first on that the or after the their lastmatchup, I should say, where they lost it the eighty seven team Maryland, and then they added Farreld in, who has really put their offense overthe top, like they were an offense that were that was already good andthen they added into the mix. So Maryland, just like the eighty seven, is there a sea wagon right now and their team to be so see, I kind of I kind of I disagree with this. I kind oflike to look the seventh more than Maryland. I think. I think Maryland isnot a team to discount because I think they are on the come up, but I think the eighty seven are looking a little better than them sofar. Okay, group allern as well. Okay, this is where called teamMaryland game the other day and they were kind of that was a tightit was a five to final between the wolves, but that came down tothe final minutes when Marilyn started to the final half of that second showcase halfwas when they I think there's to be no Jeffy, a little bit.You bring a good point, Jefferson. I was watching that game on hockeyTV right and the wolves a pretty good in that first half. They werereally taking it to team Maryland. I think that Marylyn just sort of outweightedor out last seed New England, where I think for the wolves the wheelskind of fell off a little early. But I also I also think that'smore of a compliment to the wolves, where it looks like they're getting ittogether, building up some momentum. They have some good players on that team. Yeah, you, Lenskis looks good. Bernie a got his first Les Wolfthe other day. He looks good. Arpin was on the line up.He's another player to watch out for. He's pretty good. I've seen himand years passed her previous junior team. And Yeah, they're figuring things out. Scorn, I think their issue flowolves right now is goaltending and awhole brook. We looked better the other day but then, yeah, towardsthe second half of that second half he didn't look as good. But wasthat team, Marilyn? Was that him? I think Maryland looks pretty good,but I think they need to like work on the consistency day before wecan really say they're like higher than we're putting them. Anthony, you're holdingstrong on three Maryland for hundred and eighty...

...sevens. Now put the eighty sevensthe three. You Kid me. Okay, so every three. Well, itthree out the sevens for and see Maryland and and five. I haveto put the avalanche, because I did say to you guys last week,before we got on this plot or before the week began, at the avalancheif they went for Oh no, they would have to come in. Theywent three hundred and one after they beat valley and a shootout, shut outthe wizards, shut out the ducks and then nearly beat the the Rangers,but that game went to a shootout. So I think the avalanche have togo to five and I think for receiving votes we have to give it tosea coast. That's fine, an excellent person, Myers. Yeah, Iwould say. I'll say at least ed in the little flyers too. Theyhad skyons at that showcase, so I think they deserve to get on there. Coy receiving votes are is getting crowded this week for this. That's agood thing. Like we said, I think even when they take losses,I think they still look pretty good. I think there's just a little feeling, small thing. Yeah, I think like there's just a few small things. If they work on them, they are just going to run away withit and their battle tests. It's we said that. I know I saidthat on the broadcast. Their team. That's always. You're usually not always, I guess you could say. But in their history of playoff team andmark attron still there and he's got a lot of veteran presence behind the bench, and Alo has been around for a long time, the president of thelittle flyers. Low Flyers ors everybody in the yeah, that I'd say.They're dangerous team to watch out for and they the actually the impressive thing aboutthe APPS. Toute Prema got one of those shoutouts the other day. Mobleywas in street close hanging out with with Beanie, hanging in the stay.It's nice little chat with the musical dude. But that's just again goes to showyou they got another goalie that they can throw in there give your starterday off, and that's impressive. And if the other thing about the littleflyers is that they got back one of their veterans, Adam Bove a.Now I mess up on the broadcast. I thought Mark Catron told me thathe came from the Danbury hat tricks eighteen you team, and when I saidthat on air the players were getting a real good laugh about it because DanBraid does not have any teen you team. No, he was with their nullteam and he came back. But Bill Vey was great for the littleflowers last year and he's back to finish his junior career with the little flyers. So I think that it makes a good team that much better. Hescored a nice school. We were too, best division in the EHL right noweast, I think. I say so on the come up I'll justbe conturian and say north, because it was last year. Moving on tothe east. That's not even anymore. With The Times, old man,I don't know. I don't have an opinion yet. Soon, I don't. I don't believe that. You know, in a week I will give myopinion with my frozen finals predictions, and I'll make all I'll I'll giveyou guys, yes, I'll give you guys a week after that to startthinking about it. All right. So let's move on to the EH LP and Lauren shorted to mention this team earlier, and that's the railers juniorhockey club, who did give up a goal finally at the showcase. Thatstreak ended that, that no goals allowed streak after think it was three shutouts, ended against the Rangers on Saturday, but they still won that game.Seven to two, and if it wasn't for Ronan Marley for the little flyersP team, who was just named goalie of the week, they would havewon that game as well, but he made thirty seven say it's for Philadelphia. So I think, despite going one and one, I still think therailers are the number one right team in the EHLP. Rodan, Marlon,I can give us a routed right right. Weird is that? When you saidthat I was like who what? We at that? We got threeB Jare Millers. Yeah, the the railers also had a phenomenal game againstthe Boston Junior Rangers. I was on the call for that one and therailers coming in they're struggling on the power play. I think they had twogoals so far that season and they scored four times on the power play.Their special teams were just insane. They were scoring left, in right.Talking to rich DiCaprio and he said special teams in goaltending and something that thePT needs to work on a little bit. But I think the railers are justthat good. So we're alles had. I almost wish we had trevor herefor this because, although he's a bit biased, he would have likethe best like argument for them, because they're pretty nasty. Seahawks look prettygood too, in there for inaugural season in the PEA. I agree.I agree. I don't think that they're at number one just yet. Ithink the railers still have that spot because of it wasn't for the hot goaltenderin that one game. They you know, they're undefeated. They're undefeated. Yeah, no, I agree, just throwing in a thrown a little morekid to him in the fire. That's...

...all. So moving on to numbertwo then. I Jeff, you just started to mention this team now.It's kind of funny how the game counts work out at this point of theyear, because we are in agreement that the railers are the top team rightnow, but once they play the same game cons as everyone else, they'llactually be in first place. The seahawks are currently the first place team,which I do have to pause for a funny story, I guess, becauseI heard time seeing seeing bills Alboni is always like one of my favorite moments, right. So he comes in for clarification with Micros Shard, who's theirpeak coach, about how the playoffs work, and I mentioned guys like it's onthe website. Everyone makes the playoffs and bill without had to tastes likeyou made the playoffs and this high boss, Mike, it was like a andhe's like your first year, you're going in and it's like it waslike it's you made the playoffs a month ago, like like it's a bonusfor everybody told it was awesome. But honestly, as you were saying,Jeff, like if they had come out in their first year at the plevel and maybe struggled a little bit, I don't think anyone would have beensurprised. Right, expected from expansion. Expansion usually means on like the biggesschool to nights. In the NHL, expansion usually means struggles. Yeah,because you're starting from the bottom. But they've come on. They've won eightof their first twelve games. Yeah, you know, right after or rightwhen we recorded the podcast last week, they had just lost in overtime tothe Rangers. But they bounce back with a couple wins of the showcase,speaking of story time, when they beat the renegades on Saturday night. Idon't know if we in this league have ever seen an EHL team so firedup during an HLP game like that place was rocking like shl teams killing.Was that the game with the Denny goal? Yes, the two first goal.That was amazing. That was so fun to talk to him. Igot moved up from defense to offense. Scores his first goal and it wasan absolute beauty and they just absolutely lost it. Everyone was freaking out forhim. Is Great. Who Give Rent Burns? Activy should there got Igotta give Walpoles rank credit. Those boards the class. They were rocking backand forth and I was like those could snap, those could snap, thosecould step at any moment, but they held tight. They held tight andDenneh he, you. Thank you, Rod Ring. It's interesting. Theseahawks is doing this really weird thing over the years with their hat. They'rethey're bringing am the brothers of former players. They've had now three different perdue brothers. They've had two different denny he brothers. So clearly the families arelike, you know what, it's your time, you're going to the Cape. Just go up there, which it is a place called the winthrop.Yes, it's September. Great. In December, yeah, maybe not somuch. But it was when they scored their first goals. They was aeruption and I was like what just happened, because I was like I thought thatgame was like a three or four goal margins, so it couldn't havebeen that big of a goal because you didn't tie the game and it wasjust the EHL team. So excited for those guys in scoring their first goals. I think the I think the seahawks without a doubt, have to bein these rankings. I'd be willing to go as high as number two.Have railers one, seahawks to well, the interesting things mean Anthony got tocall their second game against the eighty seven together. That was being with theovertime winner. That was filthy goal. That was red those. That wasnasty. So actually that's a cool thing, is that me and Anthony to seenthem. But we all seen the eighty sevens to another team that we'regoing to talk about as a power rankings potential. So because that ruined whatwould have been a perfect weekend for the sevens. They shut out the lumberjacksto nothing, they beat valley. We know how how strong of it ayear valley's having and then they lost an overtime of the seahawks so I honestlywould go railers one, seahawks to eighty seven three. If I would beI like coach Cona lockets. meet him for the first time the other day. Seems like a good coach. It's been kind of all over the countryand has now landed in Jersey shore arena with the Anthony Adam Matt the restof yeah, I've said it a couple times in different broadcasts. It's notvery often that you see a coaching change coming off a championship Wayne but conalhas been very interested in then s for some time. or He's been incontact with DD seven Steth even while working in Newman. So I think Adamreally felt it was a good idea to bring him on so he could focusmore on the EHL side Matt Focus more on the you teens. But yeah, the eighty sevens had a terrific weekend where they beat the lumberjacks at withan APM game and then the next morning, I know this was coming writing toknow, really like they had a very quick turnaround and not only thatthey had to play their next, their second game against the seahawks just fourhours later. So I think when you...

...put it into that Si that perspective, and I even said it in the preview to the showcase when I wrotethat article, that it was a gauntlet for them and they came out ofit with where they passed that test, with flying colors, two hundred andone and that second game being a heck of a goaltending duel. Jefferson,come on, you know we're both on the call for that one possibly terrificinggoal, as well as Liam's chassis. I think it may be in thegold jacket that. Yeah, who have those like white stylist classes? Yeah, I like that kid a lot. Chassa and box were dynamite, forsure. Who's for fourth and final spot of the P rankings? I thinkthis has to be a toss up between value of the little fires, becauseI feel like some people might see the little fire like not great, butlike I got your stack. Same with I think it's the same with thebig team, where they just they need to get that little last bit ofconsistency and don't run away with it too because lower ways valley, I thinkso too. I think the little fires get of receiving vote acknowledgement valley fora little fires receiving vote. And I have a stat for you guys,because I was trying to. I was looking this up when I was writingthe stars of the week. So the little fires a record is five.Five, and Oh, how many of those wins are outside of showcase play? One are they for? No showcase play. Now they played more orgames. They have your rod wins outside of showcase play. They're five too, and Oh, in the showcase. There's a couple of the teams youlike, like what the showcases are more games packed into a shorter window andand for some of these things they are playing today. I think they hadtwo games too as well, and I think that one bolks. It's likethe day that they I think there was the day that they beat the railers, right, so they're playing the toughest team in the league. They're owingthree outside of showcase play. Five, two, and Oh, in showcaseplay. That like that is crazy. They probably look at me like hey, we another showcases weekend. Will play for wander mission. So that putsas we just said, for we're going to put the warriors there and thenreceiving votes, just like at the ehl to PLF. We didn't do thatintentionally, though. We promise what we promise. So that that recaps theweek that was in both divisions. Obviously, for the EH shell there are nogames until Sunday, which is the twenty four, the day after ourall star weekend, and and then thanks really crank up quite a bit throughoutthe end of the month. The EH LP there's a few games Saturday,but kind of the same time frame off but because of, as I've saidto you guys on numerous occasions, the way that our schedule works, youknow, for my symmetry. I'd love for us this play on Friday,Saturday, reset to it all over in the next week, but the waythat this schedule works, obviously, obviously things get really hectic here up untilthe end of the month. So our fantasy is going to be a jampacked almost like a bonus week, if you will. So let's get tothe ecrew fantasy challenge and explain that. It's time for the e grew fantasychallenge and the ecrew fansy challenge is presented by bi steel. These forts ragof the h use the poemo codey show with that's es how for twenty fivepercent off when we check out that bile steelcom. So I was like kindof like torn how to do this because when Jeff asked, you know,when, when is the next fantasy window tappandically it's supposed to be from thetwenty one and this lost my calendar from the twenty one to twenty seven.But there's not a lot of games from the twenty one the twenty seven.So if you go from the twenty one to the third, it makes sense, but there's a ton of gates. It's a case weekend basically. SoI strategically should have like thought about this and made sure I picked first,because I had to pick last. But because we've seen this trend, pickingfirst helps, because this does help. So let's let's get to who getsto pick first this week. What? What? Why? They grown?Jeff, just I mean, I have a great week and then I justI pick some guys that were hot as you know what, and they werelike, Oh, Jeff, pick this this week. Good night, goto sleep. Well, those guys be wow, jeff calling out the playerslike that. I don't know. I feel like I gotta explain myself becauseI hate being the vet that's been around here for a while and I'm inlast and it sucks. I hate being last. Sucks. So leny Okots, let's will, Alacky, Ryan, Davies, Nick Club. They're allhaving good seasons, for they said have a good season. During the weekthat you had them. Kolhana got you a win. Over all, theygot you ten points. So you are...

...picking first and you are teningly infourth place with a hundred and nine point four points. So what are you? What are your picks for? What do we even call this? Oneand a half weeks? A fantasy now a bonus stretch for whatever the yeah, the bonus stretch. This is the showcase, like week before another showcase. Basically, this is exactly in the next week we'll have nice more showcasepick. So, without further ado, I am starting with Anthony's eighty sevens. We're going with their hot as shooter and points getter, Matthews Adann aWitz is going to be my forward. As a Dan Woods has been lightsout for a team that was trying to figure out their way offensively. LikeAnthony said earlier, it seems like they are. He's got fourteen points intwelve games, only two games this year. That's a DA know it's it doesn'thave a point. So come on, Matthew, this is what I'm saying. You know he's got four points on the powerplay. I need you, Buddy, please need you. So some of you we will. Iwon't see. I'll tease it. Some of you guys went with some interestingpicks, which I like. I had to go with a little more ofwhat I think is a guarantee. So hopefully Dan whitz is one of theguarantees. The other one is going to be Nick Graziano, who continues toput up buckets of points. He's got nineteen and thirteen games now, scoredagainst the wolves on the power play the other day game I got to call. So he's up to three powerplay goals and a powerplay assist, also asthe too game winners, so it could be some bonus points in there forme. Then I'm going to go back to the well, to a guylikes picking. Last year James Mettler got him on the fantasy map, Iwould like to say, and he's got eleven points and twelve games. Fiveof those or powerplay apples, and then I didn't get them last week becauseAnthony took him for me, but I'm taking them this week. Jack Bosher, come on down the team, Jefferson, I'm over for some bonus points.Bosher, it's got some tough matchups this week, but, like Neildid last week with Mobley, I'm going to try to see if I canget some bonus points in there. I think Walpole is hungry to fix thisthree game losing streak. They've games against the wizards, the Rangers, thechiefs and the spartans in this fantasy stretch, so let's see what the red traincan do. That's all I got. Foster's getting all the fantasy love.Yeah, he yes, he is. He's good. He's very good.I mean this is it's have one bad game to too fantasy seasons.AGOUT my team. Yes, that was a negative two point, two pointsthat day, but this is it's kind of like a little bit of dejavous, Lauren, because going back two years ago, one of the mostpopular goaling selections was this goalie named Tobias Falconstat, and Jeff List out,Kay he if we did, you know what we should do in next offseason? Jeff, I'm literally thinking ahead now. We should do an all time lineupfor each of us right and like yours, like Falcons, your goalie. He was your guy. You, I was like your favorite player ofall time, but then I mason last year to a pro brought love thoseWOPP will goal is be I mentioned that the day of my whopple broadcast.It was like they've had falconstead, they've had palmer. Now it's boss shirtreset, reload, and Anthony picked next. He got eight more points than Jeffthis past week, thanks large parts of the leading score in the League, Colin Callinan got Anthony a goal and to assist, Tyler Anastoscy, thedefense from the week, got Anthony Power play goal. Yes, Jack,boss shirts first start wasn't as Anthony had hoped. I don't even know ifI could use the word hoped, because it was against the eighty seven.It's you're really sweet. You were really torn about that one. Were youcalling that game or no? No, I was not calling that game.Okay, that would have been a tough game for you to call. It. Do like they score? Oh No, yes, I don't know how tofeel. He still got you two points, though, because of thebounce back effort he had against the little flyers. And then Mike Demaskulla.I actually like this pick a lot. I think there's a lot of railersforwards who are underrated. I think we quickly just think about their captain,Matt plemental, but there's Demon Skola and mclashing and there's just row. There'sso many guys on that team that can score. But that was your teamfor last week. What it what are your next set of picks coming uphere? Okay, so let's go through them. The first pick, I'mgoing to the offensive powerhouse of team, Marylynd will rosen. He's right thereunder Nick Raziano. Has Thirteen points in as many games. Score a goalagainst the New England wolves, so I think he's a player that can keeplighting up the score sheet. For Defense, I have Daniel Dem Chunk. HasSix points in ten games at the valley junior warriors. Had A coupleof points in the showcase against the avalanche and the Connecticut rough riders, soI think he'll be a solid addition to the Blue Line. Probably my mostdaring pick will be in goal, and that's Strisan fat a dad first allgreat kids. Well, yeah, no,...

...he's a great kid and whenever theprotect junior ducks coming to town. He's always the Guy I can talkto ask about how the team's doing, about other players, and will alwaysgive me some good quotes before the game and just a really, really nicekid. But he's been stellar and gold the season. Nine hundred forty threebe safercentage. Two hundred and fifty six goals against. But their schedules goingto be tough. They're going up against apple core, they're going up againstteam Maryland twice, so he'll probably have at least one of those games,and then against New Jersey Eighty seven, team is I mentioned before. Theiroffense is heating up. So this is a pick that could either make orbreak my week, I think, where if he can shut the door onthese teams, I'm in for a great week, or if not, becausethese are offensive powerhouses they're going up against and you know, might be anotherscenario with Jack Bosher this week. But I was of energy positive thoughts.Anthony sent it to the hour, of course. Then my utility pick.Well, it's a valley scored a goal that I was doing color commentary onwith Tyler Rago and also quick shout out to both him and Jefferson. Itwas great being color commentator for both of you guys. Okay, body,yeah, the the lumberjacks are down three nothing. They nearly came back inLavali score a goal in a nice redirection, and let's see if he can keepthat going and keep off that performance. So he's going to be my utilitypick for this week. Okay, you saw that one for me becauseI have. When you guys started like picking your players, I always opena million tabs on my phone and I was like, leve ally got itand I was like it's just got taken. But I was when you're picking thelast you gotta do the pick two of each spot in you'll right.And I am picking last, not really because of my skaters. I gotfive points from Michael Tersoni, three from Alex Newton and to from tyle Patton, but Ronan Mobley winning two of the three starts he made, including thatshut out victory against the wizards. That made a huge difference. I justskipped Lauren there for a second. We kicked over to my team, Lawrencepicking next. WHOA I wanted to end. I wanted to start pounding my chestfor a second. Well, no, he brought up he's really that's okay, he brought up a valley. I Apologize. Okay, I youryou go or my players. You talked about everybody elsers. Well, okay, now. Well, you had bonus points as leave. I will gladlyleave because clearly don't want I'm eating my words right now. I'm eating mywords right now. You had the bonus points first because Aden Hodge Kiss scoredthe game winning goal. Go hotchie against the wizards. Matstro got you apower play assists. Hopkins honestly got the bad end of a bad bounce.That was the seahawks goal. We and he only. I got one start, but that was the game against the whittle fires. Did you guys seethis game winning goal? I was on the coal for that. Like thePun wrapped the boards and then just pinball its way right into the slot,like you'd never expect for it to even do that. Not Not even tothe slot. Neil, that went right into the goal crease and I jokedwith people that there are only two people that knew where the pluck was,tyler, his song, and me. No, because I actually saw thatbounce on the border wards and it just went right to the front and Isee Hawk is going out of like, oh no, so, I mean, but that's but, like, Jeff, you and I've talked about this forthe four years of fantasy. Like one silly bounced like that is thedifference between, you know, Lauren losing a point, a point and ahalf, to gaining like five more points. Right, that's and and that switchesthe whole thing and and like you just can't even expect for the plotto bounce in that direction. Billy Hartnett, then was her utility. You gottwo assists, so was another nineteen point, six points for Lauren.What are your picks this week? Because you actually stole one of mine hereas well. That's why I got excited, I'm sure we all did. I'mbringing back one familiar face and then a couple of new ones, somethingwhich I think we haven't even picked yet this year. For my forward,bring back Eatan Schmidt. B'r going to back team low. Love this kid. He is a fun one to watch. He got picked for all star captain, which I think is the perfect choice. This kid is just absolutelyrunning away with things this season. He's only, I think, two pointshy of a hundred with his team. Like he is just doing everything right. So I'm excited to have him back see how he does and then,for my defense, I'm picking from the eighty seven s showing anth these teamsI love. I'm picking Matt Herrick. I think he looks pretty solid.I feel like people haven't really given him enough looks yet. He has elevenpoints over twelve games, which I think is pretty good. He's got he'sbeen of more of an assist guy than...

...goals, it seems so far,but hey, a sister always good. Got To get the goals in theresomehow. And my goal pick, we've talked about him a couple times sofar on this episode. Nathan Miller one. Who is he? J are Miller's. I think he's great. I think he's looking fantastic. I gotto interview him after one of his wins and looking up his DAD's Bjr doesn'tlose when he's in net, so that's that's exciting for me. So I'mhoping he keeps that up. They've bjrs been the team to beat for awhile from what I've heard, and they've definitely a team to beat this season. So I'm excited to pull him in and my audility pick. I feellike some of you give me a little bit of crap for this, butI think, I think he's gonna be. I think he's gonna be a bitof a sleeper pick. SPARTANS are coming back, I think, andwatching him this weekend he was looking pretty good. I'm picking Logan Dairy Barry. He's a defense and everybody was also going to be crap because like,oh, we ever picks defense for utility, but I'm taking a chance on him. I think. I think spartans are coming back and I think he'sgoing to be one of the ones. That's key to that. It isagainst the great is the first time someone is not picked two forwards, right, because utility party utility can be forward or D so this is going tobe one of those things where we all laugh and then he's gonna like getlike a hat trick with two assists and it's like, Oh God, comeon, Logan and large's gonna be sitting there going like this this above.Are you not entertained? All right, he's good. He's gonna be.Do you likes to say it's nice to see you guys from the top.Okay, now it's my turn here. Now it's my shorts your turn.Yes, I apologize for that. I was just I got so excited becauseI we also have to talk about NHL fantasy war and because I wanted toput this Paul out there, and that late goal from Joe Pavelski helped meout. So, but we'll talk about at it. Two points, Neiltoo, I'll when is a win. So, as I would starting tosay before, Mobley was the big difference for me because he got me twentyseven, point six points. The rest of my guys combined for for tenthemselves. But it's amazing. I thought I had a tremendous week and Igot thirty seven points. It still doesn't come close to what jeff and AnthonyTio when they each went over forty nine points. Like to even like almosthit fifty points like this doesn't even make sense when you guys did that.But Hey, that's for first the worst, I would so. Yes, aswe've pointed out on this podcast, if you are able to pick lastconsecutive weeks, there's to be like it's a separate bonus for that, becauseit's obviously tougher to when you don't get the guys that you would circle fromthe beginning, which I have a few. I feel confident with this group.I feel it there's some risk here. Also, Colin Bellus with the gamewinner for the rough riders against the Warriors, a team that I mentionedthe starting the turn the corner a little bit. They have a game againstthe eighty seven S, which another team that has really played well lately,and then they have a home and home or two game series with the applecore. Typically when they play it turns into a shootout, so let's justsee if that happens again. That would love that. William White, asa player I got to actually meet from the protype ducks this past week.It's amazing that when you see them listed that six foot for on the Leaguewebsite and then you meet them in person there they feel like they're taller thanyou actually thought. Like this kid is a shot as a giant. Healso had skates on, so I was like this is as I heard onnumerous occases. I'm not that tall, but this kid was really I waslike this kid is like really tall. Well, you know how I feelduring my interviews. Some of these guys and like okay, this isn't thatbad, and other ones I feel like I'm like hurting my neck, likehey, I have to find video for you, Lauren, of an interviewI did in the two thousand and seventeen finals of Mac Vale, who wassix foot six and I even made him take his skates off and he waslike do you I'm going to get that box for you to stand like that. I was like that was really just a stay out of the heart.Caught a little bit. A lot of trees, lot of Cedar Trees inthe Hl this year. But no, what tree, Mr Didn Stewart,iagine him in uh right, yeah, but some l tree is as tallas the I think it's the express peekad six sixty. Yeah, massive.What's in the water in Alaska? I got one of them. Yes,yes, in goal. I didn't know what to do. I was likethat wasn't back and forth because, like you know, Jeff took boss.Sure, Lauren went with Mr Reliable in Miller, and I'm going with Joshcoat. Tie that. I said that really right, Lauren? I thinkI said that right. From the lumber jacks and it's a little bit riskybecause they have a two game series with...

...the Spartans, who have had Vermont'snumber, but Vermondi is not one against the spartans as yes, but whenI look back to last year, that's what happened with those two teams lastyear, like they would never go back and forth. It was like threein a row for the SPARTANS, two in a row for the lumberjacks,and it carried right over into the playoffs. So maybe this is the lumberjacks weekendand and they're going to get both with the spartans. And I saythat because they're playing the games in Burlington. So feeling good at I'm feeling goodabout that one. And then in at my utility position, I wasI was locked in on Walpole because of the stretch that they had. Ithink jeff mentioned it earlier, and I pick grund already. So I'm goingto kind of share the leve a little bit and going to Justin Twelph andthat's my team and overall. I will mention the standings, and I'm notgetting ahead of myselfs because the last time I did that on at least two, maybe three occasions, it turned on me very quickly. I am infirst place with one and thirty one anthony's and second with one hundred and twentysix point six, loan is in three with one hundred and eighteen point six, and Jeff is in fourth at one and nine point four. So butwe have your thingy for appreciate that. We have seen how fast fantasy doesturn and and it's a week to week thing, and I was in fourthlast week and then mobly decided that he was just gonna power the avalanche backinto the power ranking. So that does it for our fantasy this week.As I mentioned, these are for the Games from the twenty four all theway to November third. So a huge stretch coming up. But with that, let's get to the what to watch for before we wrap things up.Here's what to watch for this week in the east. Show what to watchfor is presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL andEHLP action through the two thousand and twenty one two thousand and twenty two season. So the what's a watch for on hockey TV are are to all starGames. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the FITZBURG state game because of thecovid situation going on at their camp. This what we are still playing currycollege and U Mass Boston feels like forever ago when we played you mass Bostonlast which was the last time we had an all star game. I knowwe shared the conversation. They was last podcast about the hit that Tim toboard took. Actually, I think we are off there by the time wehad got that that part. But it's, you know, the event this yearit is not what the event has been in the past, but we'restill having it. You know, going back to my first year's in thisleague, we used to have what we called at the time the ninety fivenon commit game, of the ninety six non commit game, and it justdidn't attract the same buzz that you know. The first time we played Ums Bostondid, which was in the two thousand and sevent hundred and eighteen seasons, and we lost three to one because no one Egbert and Mike Peg Lucaalmost made sixty saves combined. And what the event has kind of turned intosince then, because we've been able to be competitive and even win a gameagainst Salem state two years ago. It's amazing. When FITZBURG had to unfortunatelycanceled, I had five schools that called and said, you know, ifwe didn't have our two exhibitions already locked in because college is only are allowedto schedule to exhibition games. We would take you keep us in mind fornext year, right. So you know, of course there's a few owners thatare like, well, next year's All Star Week, you can justpick like seventy five guys and play eight games in a row and just rotatethe line up. I was like that sounds like a tiny bit of aheadache, but a little could be. It could be fun also. Butyeah, as I mentioned, we are playing curry college on Friday. Anthonyand Tyler on the call for that one. We are playing U Mass Boston onSaturday. It's just anthon in the call for that one. I mayhave a head set on also, because I may be turning the camera foryou, Anthony, Oh ice like that. Get it, boys, get it. That's all. But it's like, you know, I think I mentionedthis in in my quote for the story. It's such a fun event, like the last time we had this when we actually beat Salem state.You know those moments when you like you just react and like you never eventhink about it, like I don't. I don't know why I did this, but I ran down the locker room and just like jumped in the crowwith all the players. We went nuts for like thirty seconds. So thatwas like like it was something I'll never forget, though, because it's sucha special event and it's not because of the victory, is because of theresponse that we get from the college coaches...

...that, you know, circle iton the counter on the calendar and like want to be there, like theystart reaching out about it immediately. I've had guys ask me what the linecombinations are for this week. I'm like I don't know, like this iswhy we have a coaching staff, like so, do you get input onthat, coach or commissioner? I did some, like the GM. Ipicked the roster that I'd take a step back, HMM. I was talkingto Bills Anna Boni during the showcase and I congratulated him for being an assistant, third time in five years that he's been selected to the coaching staff,and he said just how fun these events are. He said it's always afun event to work and he also complimented the league because he said it's somethingthat the League takes very seriously. And based on what you just said,Neil, talking about this event, going up against these division three programs,you can tell just how seriously you and the rest of the leak takes it, and I do think it's a tremendous opportunity and I'm looking forward to workingboth of those kids and being on the call for them. And we area going to have a second allstar event this year, which is the Allstarclassic. was takes place in the remember twenty one and twenty two. Sofor those that want to circle their calendar, it's funny. I had to Ihad to explain to a lot of coaches the math for that event,because it's actually clean and easy for that one, because there's sixty eight playersgoing, which divided by seventeen teams. Is for guys a piece will beat that one. I still have the figure out how we're going to haveto trap that four team tournament, because maybe each of us picks a team. I know we have four different Color Jersey. So you show all starspecial? Yeah, we could, we could work it into fantasy somehow.Who I like this and I've shown you. I've shown you all the jerseys rightthat we have the wipe, the blue, the red in the gray, so very fresh. But I think we're going to wear the blue inthe red this weekend against Curry and and U Mask Boston again. I mentionedthat. It's is just something that I look forward to every year and forthe kids that get involved it is get to play, it's just such anhonor because their chances of committing just increase like that, like then not.We've actually had two goalies in the history of this event, one being NolanEgbert and another being Brendan Brawley, who played so well in the games thatthey committed to schools that we played against. Right. So, like you know, we have these colleges that were facing off against and they're trying tobeat us and get their teams ready and at the same time they're kind ofrecruiting from the bench. They're like that kid keeps making all these saves,I want him here next year, right. So it's pretty special. I hopewe do see Lauren on Friday because it is your birthday and you didsay to me that there's no better way to spend a birthday than in ahockey ring. So just saying if you want to, if you want to, I'm sure Anthony would say come call a period with tyler if you wantto call or they both step off and give you the whole floor to yourself. No, have you horrible? That'd be an absolute turn wreck. Namenumbers and names like that is not my thing. I can absolutely tell youstories all day long. I will gladly find all kinds of little tippets ofthrowing about guys. Don't ask me to call nation. I should bring thewires and you just go in between the glass forward to see. That's whatI did. You'd be good. Color commentary ringside will be perfect you then. I think that is something you should think about. That'd be cool.Bird did that for my boys over at nagement soccer. wrect on that forthem, but it was fun time. It was freezing, couldn't feel thefingers and toes outside, but definitely a fun time getting to talk about them. I will promise you to do it. I will promise you pizza for yourbirthday there something like that. I had to figure out the postgame mealstill, but I promise you'll get some. Maybe you know I could really embarrassyour mate, though. Teams Sing to you and get ice cream cake, but I don't know if you oh man, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, gonna Miss You. To be on key, they gotta be on key. I'm sorry. Going to be with her to celebrate because the last fiveminutes of tomorrow's practice will be singing. So again, we play Curry Collegeon Friday night at six hundred fifty U Mass Boston on Saturday at four o'clock. Both Games will be on hockey TV. I'll see anthony there, we'll seejeff there. I'm sorry, maybe seems maybe, maybe we'll see morein there. So I hope ever want to enjoys those games and we'll talkto you guys next thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more atEastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram andYoutube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCASTis released.

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