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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 Neil Ravin. Founded in two thousand and thirteen, the EHL has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit Back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the east show. So then by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community 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 of the east show. On this week's episode we kick things off with the weekly rundown, which recaps is past weekend at the Walpole showcase. Following a small handful of changes made to the EHL and ehlp power rankings, the e crew resets our fantasy linems for the next two weeks. Wrapping things up, we discussed this weekend's All Star Games against Curry College and you mask Boston. What's up, guys? Can you believe we already have two showcases checked off already? Good molded crew. Happened so fast, so fast. That's part felt even faster because we had what half the Games, pretty much twenty eight compared to forty four. So, you know, just honestly, just the one, one last day, you know what I mean, like being in Wester for four days and being in Walpole for, you could say, three of a really two and a half, like really, like like one of them. It was a shortier days. Yeah, so on they was a quick penalty kill and abreviated penalty kill. But it's funny, like, you know, we go through a whole season without showcases last year and then to go by in the blink of an eye and we're already at all star week like it does. Doesn't make any sense how time flies by, right. It really 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're not quite at that halfway mark of the season, playing forty six games this season, fingers crossed, more seams of played twelve or so thirteen games around there. But it's funny. It's funny you mentioned that tweet because I want to get into that. One of them does it and then the domino's just start to fall it's like, well, they did so I have to do it, and they all just copy each other, talking about one rich to Caprio. I have this saying as all the League in general. Once one team post with the record is the all star break. They all follow so wicked. That's so. With that, let's jump into the week. They run down. It's time for the e cruise weekly run down. These show weekly run down. He's brought to Bot junior hockey podcast. You hold for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A tjg podcastcom. Speaking of Rich Jeff Hmm, we don't really care about the power rankings, but are the eighty seven? We have all amps back in the power 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 coaching staff, so we should all be the top five. No, that's not how it works. We're going to go to the PODCAST, we're going to talk 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 and honestly 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 five saves and that shut out. Miller melode reserve turned bad this week. He is one of three millers on BHR and they're all spelled differently. One of them 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's a 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 when Miller and goal, the one that's in goal, had to make thirty plus saves like that. Last year they were so stout eventually that he didn't have to do that. But then shows that he can do that and he's had got 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 days against us. BJR has not lost to Nathan Miller's in net. So that's telling me something, and I literally almost fell over when I was reading the Statsu that they said point ninety three goals against. This a percentages around and seventy ninety seven percent of the pucks come his way he's stopping them. That's stupid. I think of Chris Jackson, who's the number I prayer votes number two and Christans. We're just as good. Yeah, like can. He's an o two compared to Miller being at...

...all one. So Jackson, of course, you know riches and his ear. You know you can come back again next year will with just as many games. But I think of all the players in our league this year we don't have any skaters. There's there's a couple that that have been around for a while, but have the have enough 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 combined last season, five so far this year, so he's just outside the top ten for 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 regular season, it could be tough. But in terms of shutouts he's already ranked fourth all time with eight like for and he still has like three quarters of the season left to go, right and you just wonder if the time share will continue or not. I mean it's, I said, the rich great problem to 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 of teams that are rotating two or three guys right now. So goaltending is, you know, very plentiful right now in the entire league. In coach dicaprios having fun rotating Jackson, Miller, Miller Jackson. Why not? I mean it keeps everybody fresh right down the season and going into the playoffs you'll have two fresh goaltenders and that's what you want, and you always got to wonder when an injury may come about or what may happen. So well. So I'll give you credit, Jeff, because you were the one that kind of changed all of our opinions to put the Rangers at Number One, which is where they stay, because they beat team Maryland and then they beat the avalanche three, two in a shoot out. We do have to point out of the five goals scored in that three two avalanche game, the Rangers actually scored four of them because they scored one of themselves. Jeff, that call, guys, was incredible. Even rich loved it, because Richard Comes in the office afterwards and he goes, you got to hear this, and he plays it 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 of the crease. I think that's gonna go to hotg Kiss. Well, Gagne was trying to come around the net. Jackson came out to play it as well. 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, because it was. It was one of those plays where were just like, like I 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 I was trying to stick handle and they were just kind of like caught in between and then Gagnon just kind of shuffle boarded it into the net and but it's all right. The thing that I like to see was all the rangers came back 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 huge factor, the boards, the Plexi the ice like it just happened. Sometimes, even in the pros we see it all times. Some of those tumbling muffins go in from like a hundred and fifty feet away. It happens. So I think enough, keep going, you go. Anthony Azi is going to say. So we have the rangers locked it up one. Where to go from there? I have no idea. HMM, the sevens have to come back, and for both teams too. I really woke them up. It's Neil that that I was gonna come in guns blazing after the seven is between both teams when it comebined four hundred and one and the EHL team, by the way, taking out number three Walpole. Yep, they so one victory. Seven's probably a team that has to come back in. Wizards Split Their Games at the showcase. They got shut up by the avalanche, but they beat the apple core. The railers won both of their games by the score 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 the ducks and the rough riders. I still have no idea who the seacoast spartans are. It does Dodo either. Like you know, they collected one point out of six at the Worcester showcase and now they've won four straight games since then and like they they're scoring. They're all. They're averaging over five goals a game. And now they screwed up. I mentioned that. They screw up the symmetry with the other day deal when they had the they were going to go for four streak games. I was getting so you've really got me on this symmetry numbers thing. Now turned broadcast. I'm like, Oh, I just turn them all out. They were going to go with four streak games of almost exactly the same five two, five three, five two, five two. Then they scored an emptying that or and it made it. I think sixty three was the final. So it screwed everything up, but it's there. The late period. They're late game team. They keep coming back. I was saying that they use the set of the second showcase half this past weekend as their third period, and that's what they did, because the value junior warriors and these because wizards last week was they were down for more than half the game and then the...

...third period they just blew doors and came back and cock bull teams by surprise. And it's just so crazy because it feels like every time we've reset the power rankings from week to week we can make a bunch of changes right and and we mentioned all of those teams and we've talked a lot about the east division. Look at the East division right now. You got three teams that are on a losing streak of three games or more. Like the ups and downs that we're seeing at the EH shel this year. It's just hard to keep track because you don't really know who's who yet and it's it's making it exciting, though, because you never know 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 three and that's that's a team that's starting to get hot here right now and they have a match up with the eighty sevens coming up. I'm sure they have that one circled on their calendar. So I think we're we, like I said 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 I was like, I need to read quite a few teams from like team players from the south, teams. This like showcase, and I asked a few of them. I was like, everyone says the Easts of Power House. WAS LIKE WHY? Why is the south make a name for themselves? I like, 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 south is coming back, so I wouldn't, I wouldn't forget about them. Thank you, 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 four right here are the teams that could be in spots two through five. Avalanche, Spartans, wizards, railers, Marylyn seven s little flyers. I think unfortunately for Walpole, losing both knocks them out. That was one of the names I didn't say. They're right. It's funny how you can win all three 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 sign right because they don't want to play on the Olympic side. It's just it's crazy how it goes back and forth. I think at number two right now it has to be the railers. I was supposing very mad you didn't say that. 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're the runaway with their vision whatever. But like, the railers are definitely a team to watch out for. I agree with Lauren's it's a good balance with wooster right now scoring a lot of goals not giving up another, even their 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 like recap of the week of the weekend and I think they were one of like three or four teens. We're literally the only like team for their organization that had a lost the whole weekend was a pe team. There's like three or four teams at all they had was a p team lost. So there's a couple teams that are looking pretty solid. Team with Cholonic and Maluski, I was a little upset when I saw that played very well. It's the fund to give me one, one thing and he's shaking his head because he doesn't want 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 the democracy here of the ship. I do understand strength the schedule, but I 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 nearly undefeated, like and they lost the Walpole one, street two and they lost the seahawks once. Three too. Like that are we I see what I see 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 their p team is good, like it's just you can't but those are store this game of the season. Neal, we do the power rankings. Don't we also consider what teams did this week? Yes, I what we do be lately. 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 in last place. But I think I'm being selfish again and I'm setting up October twenty six. Number one rangers or number two railers. I think that's the ratings 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 going to be so far and up for that are the Rangers, because of what you 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 a net for that. Oh, he's gotta be. Point three, I mean hope. So that's second I lost. Happens for the Rangers? They circle the 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 first couple games. It's literally two wins, a lost, two wins a loss to to is rich can having out one more than once in a row and all the seas lost. Play well with those last two three nothing wins. I did that. I hate poorly. We won three nothing, but we didn't play well. Okay, whatever, I'll talk to the other but their powerplay, their power play does need some work. They got a chance and overtime 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 they couldn'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 apologized for 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 who that is for number three? MMM, I don't know. I mean I still lady seven. It's like team Marilyn. I still like the eighty seven's because the eighty seven's offense is heating up. I think that's a team that's really getting it together and they're starting to look, not completely, but a little bit like last year team, only with better defense and goaltending. So I think the eighty seven, I know I'm a little biased, but their team that is strong on all ends of the ice, especially with the offense coming together. So I think that they're making a case to go back to the top of the power rankings. And if you want to go to anthonies point playing devil advocate. They beaten some good teams. You gave up only two 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 team with double digit wins, by the way, it's ten and three. So the question then is, I think we can agree that Marilyn bounce back from their loss to the Rangers and at a win against the wolves. So Marylyn stays in and there's a really good well there. They play the sevens on 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 Do we know? Three, three, three, four. Who Do we want to add a little bit more fire in their locker room for the home team eighty seven of the road team, team Marylyn, the first but a lot of fire in that. Yes, take the e Seves last week. You know. You know what, Neil. You know what, Neil, last week when I'salking about the eight sevens and you told me in the showcase that I fired them up where I said that I didn't want to pick any guys in the eighty seven. So you know what, go ahead, put Maryland number four and look number three. What the eighty sevens it for, and let'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 before their last matchup, before the first on that the or after the their last matchup, I should say, where they lost it the eighty seven team Maryland, and then they added Farreld in, who has really put their offense over the top, like they were an offense that were that was already good and then 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 of like to look the seventh more than Maryland. I think. I think Maryland is not 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 so far. Okay, group allern as well. Okay, this is where called team Maryland game the other day and they were kind of that was a tight it was a five to final between the wolves, but that came down to the final minutes when Marilyn started to the final half of that second showcase half was 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 hockey TV right and the wolves a pretty good in that first half. They were really taking it to team Maryland. I think that Marylyn just sort of outweighted or out last seed New England, where I think for the wolves the wheels kind of fell off a little early. But I also I also think that's more of a compliment to the wolves, where it looks like they're getting it together, building up some momentum. They have some good players on that team. Yeah, you, Lenskis looks good. Bernie a got his first Les Wolf the 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 him and years passed her previous junior team. And Yeah, they're figuring things out. Scorn, I think their issue flowolves right now is goaltending and a whole brook. We looked better the other day but then, yeah, towards the second half of that second half he didn't look as good. But was that team, Marilyn? Was that him? I think Maryland looks pretty good, but I think they need to like work on the consistency day before we can really say they're like higher than we're putting them. Anthony, you're holding strong on three Maryland for hundred and eighty...

...sevens. Now put the eighty sevens the three. You Kid me. Okay, so every three. Well, it three out the sevens for and see Maryland and and five. I have to 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 avalanche if they went for Oh no, they would have to come in. They went three hundred and one after they beat valley and a shootout, shut out the 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 to go to five and I think for receiving votes we have to give it to sea coast. That's fine, an excellent person, Myers. Yeah, I would say. I'll say at least ed in the little flyers too. They had 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 a good 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 with it and their battle tests. It's we said that. I know I said that 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 and mark 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 the little 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 about the APPS. Toute Prema got one of those shoutouts the other day. Mobley was 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 show you they got another goalie that they can throw in there give your starter day off, and that's impressive. And if the other thing about the little flyers 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 that he came from the Danbury hat tricks eighteen you team, and when I said that on air the players were getting a real good laugh about it because Dan Braid does not have any teen you team. No, he was with their null team and he came back. But Bill Vey was great for the little flowers 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. He scored a nice school. We were too, best division in the EHL right now east, I think. I say so on the come up I'll just be conturian and say north, because it was last year. Moving on to the 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 my opinion with my frozen finals predictions, and I'll make all I'll I'll give you guys, yes, I'll give you guys a week after that to start thinking about it. All right. So let's move on to the EH L P and Lauren shorted to mention this team earlier, and that's the railers junior hockey club, who did give up a goal finally at the showcase. That streak 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 flyers P team, who was just named goalie of the week, they would have won 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 the railers are the number one right team in the EHLP. Rodan, Marlon, I can give us a routed right right. Weird is that? When you said that I was like who what? We at that? We got three B Jare Millers. Yeah, the the railers also had a phenomenal game against the Boston Junior Rangers. I was on the call for that one and the railers coming in they're struggling on the power play. I think they had two goals 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 the PT needs to work on a little bit. But I think the railers are just that good. So we're alles had. I almost wish we had trevor here for this because, although he's a bit biased, he would have like the best like argument for them, because they're pretty nasty. Seahawks look pretty good 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. I think the railers still have that spot because of it wasn't for the hot goaltender in that one game. They you know, they're undefeated. They're undefeated. Yeah, no, I agree, just throwing in a thrown a little more kid to him in the fire. That's...

...all. So moving on to number two 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 the year, because we are in agreement that the railers are the top team right now, but once they play the same game cons as everyone else, they'll actually be in first place. The seahawks are currently the first place team, which I do have to pause for a funny story, I guess, because I 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 their peak coach, about how the playoffs work, and I mentioned guys like it's on the website. Everyone makes the playoffs and bill without had to tastes like you made the playoffs and this high boss, Mike, it was like a and he's like your first year, you're going in and it's like it was like it's you made the playoffs a month ago, like like it's a bonus for everybody told it was awesome. But honestly, as you were saying, Jeff, like if they had come out in their first year at the p level and maybe struggled a little bit, I don't think anyone would have been surprised. Right, expected from expansion. Expansion usually means on like the bigges school 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 eight of their first twelve games. Yeah, you know, right after or right when we recorded the podcast last week, they had just lost in overtime to the Rangers. But they bounce back with a couple wins of the showcase, speaking of story time, when they beat the renegades on Saturday night. I don't know if we in this league have ever seen an EHL team so fired up 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. I got moved up from defense to offense. Scores his first goal and it was an absolute beauty and they just absolutely lost it. Everyone was freaking out for him. Is Great. Who Give Rent Burns? Activy should there got I gotta give Walpoles rank credit. Those boards the class. They were rocking back and forth and I was like those could snap, those could snap, those could step at any moment, but they held tight. They held tight and Denneh he, you. Thank you, Rod Ring. It's interesting. The seahawks is doing this really weird thing over the years with their hat. They're they'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 are like, 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 so much. But it was when they scored their first goals. They was a eruption and I was like what just happened, because I was like I thought that game was like a three or four goal margins, so it couldn't have been that big of a goal because you didn't tie the game and it was just 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 be in 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 to call their second game against the eighty seven together. That was being with the overtime winner. That was filthy goal. That was red those. That was nasty. So actually that's a cool thing, is that me and Anthony to seen them. But we all seen the eighty sevens to another team that we're going to talk about as a power rankings potential. So because that ruined what would have been a perfect weekend for the sevens. They shut out the lumberjacks to nothing, they beat valley. We know how how strong of it a year valley's having and then they lost an overtime of the seahawks so I honestly would go railers one, seahawks to eighty seven three. If I would be I 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 country and has now landed in Jersey shore arena with the Anthony Adam Matt the rest of yeah, I've said it a couple times in different broadcasts. It's not very often that you see a coaching change coming off a championship Wayne but conal has been very interested in then s for some time. or He's been in contact with DD seven Steth even while working in Newman. So I think Adam really felt it was a good idea to bring him on so he could focus more 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 with an APM game and then the next morning, I know this was coming writing to know, really like they had a very quick turnaround and not only that they had to play their next, their second game against the seahawks just four hours 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 wrote that article, that it was a gauntlet for them and they came out of it with where they passed that test, with flying colors, two hundred and one 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 terrificing goal, as well as Liam's chassis. I think it may be in the gold jacket that. Yeah, who have those like white stylist classes? Yeah, I like that kid a lot. Chassa and box were dynamite, for sure. Who's for fourth and final spot of the P rankings? I think this has to be a toss up between value of the little fires, because I feel like some people might see the little fire like not great, but like I got your stack. Same with I think it's the same with the big team, where they just they need to get that little last bit of consistency and don't run away with it too because lower ways valley, I think so too. I think the little fires get of receiving vote acknowledgement valley for a 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 writing the 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 or games. 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 you like, like what the showcases are more games packed into a shorter window and and for some of these things they are playing today. I think they had two games too as well, and I think that one bolks. It's like the 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 owing three outside of showcase play. Five, two, and Oh, in showcase play. That like that is crazy. They probably look at me like hey, we another showcases weekend. Will play for wander mission. So that puts as we just said, for we're going to put the warriors there and then receiving votes, just like at the ehl to PLF. We didn't do that intentionally, though. We promise what we promise. So that that recaps the week that was in both divisions. Obviously, for the EH shell there are no games until Sunday, which is the twenty four, the day after our all star weekend, and and then thanks really crank up quite a bit throughout the 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 said to you guys on numerous occasions, the way that our schedule works, you know, for my symmetry. I'd love for us this play on Friday, Saturday, reset to it all over in the next week, but the way that this schedule works, obviously, obviously things get really hectic here up until the end of the month. So our fantasy is going to be a jam packed almost like a bonus week, if you will. So let's get to the ecrew fantasy challenge and explain that. It's time for the e grew fantasy challenge and the ecrew fansy challenge is presented by bi steel. These forts rag of the h use the poemo codey show with that's es how for twenty five percent off when we check out that bile steelcom. So I was like kind of 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 the twenty 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. So I 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, picking first helps, because this does help. So let's let's get to who gets to pick first this week. What? What? Why? They grown? Jeff, just I mean, I have a great week and then I just I pick some guys that were hot as you know what, and they were like, Oh, Jeff, pick this this week. Good night, go to sleep. Well, those guys be wow, jeff calling out the players like that. I don't know. I feel like I gotta explain myself because I hate being the vet that's been around here for a while and I'm in last and it sucks. I hate being last. Sucks. So leny Okots, let's will, Alacky, Ryan, Davies, Nick Club. They're all having good seasons, for they said have a good season. During the week that you had them. Kolhana got you a win. Over all, they got you ten points. So you are...

...picking first and you are teningly in fourth place with a hundred and nine point four points. So what are you? What are your picks for? What do we even call this? One and 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 showcase pick. 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 a Witz is going to be my forward. As a Dan Woods has been lights out for a team that was trying to figure out their way offensively. Like Anthony said earlier, it seems like they are. He's got fourteen points in twelve games, only two games this year. That's a DA know it's it doesn't have 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. I won't see. I'll tease it. Some of you guys went with some interesting picks, which I like. I had to go with a little more of what I think is a guarantee. So hopefully Dan whitz is one of the guarantees. The other one is going to be Nick Graziano, who continues to put up buckets of points. He's got nineteen and thirteen games now, scored against 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 as the too game winners, so it could be some bonus points in there for me. Then I'm going to go back to the well, to a guy likes picking. Last year James Mettler got him on the fantasy map, I would like to say, and he's got eleven points and twelve games. Five of those or powerplay apples, and then I didn't get them last week because Anthony 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 Neil did last week with Mobley, I'm going to try to see if I can get some bonus points in there. I think Walpole is hungry to fix this three game losing streak. They've games against the wizards, the Rangers, the chiefs and the spartans in this fantasy stretch, so let's see what the red train can 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 points that day, but this is it's kind of like a little bit of deja vous, Lauren, because going back two years ago, one of the most popular 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 lineup for each of us right and like yours, like Falcons, your goalie. He was your guy. You, I was like your favorite player of all time, but then I mason last year to a pro brought love those WOPP 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 shirt reset, reload, and Anthony picked next. He got eight more points than Jeff this past week, thanks large parts of the leading score in the League, Colin Callinan got Anthony a goal and to assist, Tyler Anastoscy, the defense 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 if I 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 you calling 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 to feel. He still got you two points, though, because of the bounce 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 railers forwards 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's so many guys on that team that can score. But that was your team for last week. What it what are your next set of picks coming up here? Okay, so let's go through them. The first pick, I'm going to the offensive powerhouse of team, Marylynd will rosen. He's right there under Nick Raziano. Has Thirteen points in as many games. Score a goal against the New England wolves, so I think he's a player that can keep lighting up the score sheet. For Defense, I have Daniel Dem Chunk. Has Six points in ten games at the valley junior warriors. Had A couple of points in the showcase against the avalanche and the Connecticut rough riders, so I think he'll be a solid addition to the Blue Line. Probably my most daring pick will be in goal, and that's Strisan fat a dad first all great kids. Well, yeah, no,...

...he's a great kid and whenever the protect junior ducks coming to town. He's always the Guy I can talk to ask about how the team's doing, about other players, and will always give me some good quotes before the game and just a really, really nice kid. But he's been stellar and gold the season. Nine hundred forty three be safercentage. Two hundred and fifty six goals against. But their schedules going to be tough. They're going up against apple core, they're going up against team 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. Their offense is heating up. So this is a pick that could either make or break my week, I think, where if he can shut the door on these teams, I'm in for a great week, or if not, because these are offensive powerhouses they're going up against and you know, might be another scenario 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 on with Tyler Rago and also quick shout out to both him and Jefferson. It was great being color commentator for both of you guys. Okay, body, yeah, the the lumberjacks are down three nothing. They nearly came back in Lavali score a goal in a nice redirection, and let's see if he can keep that going and keep off that performance. So he's going to be my utility pick for this week. Okay, you saw that one for me because I have. When you guys started like picking your players, I always open a million tabs on my phone and I was like, leve ally got it and I was like it's just got taken. But I was when you're picking the last 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 got five 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 that shut out victory against the wizards. That made a huge difference. I just skipped Lauren there for a second. We kicked over to my team, Lawrence picking next. WHOA I wanted to end. I wanted to start pounding my chest for a second. Well, no, he brought up he's really that's okay, he brought up a valley. I Apologize. Okay, I your you go or my players. You talked about everybody elsers. Well, okay, now. Well, you had bonus points as leave. I will gladly leave because clearly don't want I'm eating my words right now. I'm eating my words right now. You had the bonus points first because Aden Hodge Kiss scored the game winning goal. Go hotchie against the wizards. Matstro got you a power 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 see this game winning goal? I was on the coal for that. Like the Pun 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 to the slot. Neil, that went right into the goal crease and I joked with people that there are only two people that knew where the pluck was, tyler, his song, and me. No, because I actually saw that bounce on the border wards and it just went right to the front and I see Hawk is going out of like, oh no, so, I mean, but that's but, like, Jeff, you and I've talked about this for the four years of fantasy. Like one silly bounced like that is the difference between, you know, Lauren losing a point, a point and a half, to gaining like five more points. Right, that's and and that switches the whole thing and and like you just can't even expect for the plot to bounce in that direction. Billy Hartnett, then was her utility. You got two assists, so was another nineteen point, six points for Lauren. What are your picks this week? Because you actually stole one of mine here as well. That's why I got excited, I'm sure we all did. I'm bringing back one familiar face and then a couple of new ones, something which 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 absolutely running away with things this season. He's only, I think, two point shy 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 teams I 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 eleven points over twelve games, which I think is pretty good. He's got he's been of more of an assist guy than...

...goals, it seems so far, but hey, a sister always good. Got To get the goals in there somehow. And my goal pick, we've talked about him a couple times so far 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 got to interview him after one of his wins and looking up his DAD's Bjr doesn't lose when he's in net, so that's that's exciting for me. So I'm hoping he keeps that up. They've bjrs been the team to beat for a while 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 feel like some of you give me a little bit of crap for this, but I think, I think he's gonna be. I think he's gonna be a bit of a sleeper pick. SPARTANS are coming back, I think, and watching 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's going to be one of the ones. That's key to that. It is against 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 to be one of those things where we all laugh and then he's gonna like get like a hat trick with two assists and it's like, Oh God, come on, 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 because I we also have to talk about NHL fantasy war and because I wanted to put this Paul out there, and that late goal from Joe Pavelski helped me out. So, but we'll talk about at it. Two points, Neil too, I'll when is a win. So, as I would starting to say before, Mobley was the big difference for me because he got me twenty seven, point six points. The rest of my guys combined for for ten themselves. But it's amazing. I thought I had a tremendous week and I got thirty seven points. It still doesn't come close to what jeff and Anthony Tio when they each went over forty nine points. Like to even like almost hit 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, as we've pointed out on this podcast, if you are able to pick last consecutive weeks, there's to be like it's a separate bonus for that, because it's obviously tougher to when you don't get the guys that you would circle from the 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 game winner for the rough riders against the Warriors, a team that I mentioned the starting the turn the corner a little bit. They have a game against the 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 apple core. Typically when they play it turns into a shootout, so let's just see if that happens again. That would love that. William White, as a 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 League website and then you meet them in person there they feel like they're taller than you actually thought. Like this kid is a shot as a giant. He also had skates on, so I was like this is as I heard on numerous occases. I'm not that tall, but this kid was really I was like this kid is like really tall. Well, you know how I feel during my interviews. Some of these guys and like okay, this isn't that bad, and other ones I feel like I'm like hurting my neck, like hey, I have to find video for you, Lauren, of an interview I did in the two thousand and seventeen finals of Mac Vale, who was six foot six and I even made him take his skates off and he was like 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 in the Hl this year. But no, what tree, Mr Didn Stewart, iagine him in uh right, yeah, but some l tree is as tall as 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 like that 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 Josh coat. Tie that. I said that really right, Lauren? I think I said that right. From the lumber jacks and it's a little bit risky because they have a two game series with...

...the Spartans, who have had Vermont's number, but Vermondi is not one against the spartans as yes, but when I look back to last year, that's what happened with those two teams last year, like they would never go back and forth. It was like three in 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 weekend and and they're going to get both with the spartans. And I say that because they're playing the games in Burlington. So feeling good at I'm feeling good about that one. And then in at my utility position, I was I was locked in on Walpole because of the stretch that they had. I think jeff mentioned it earlier, and I pick grund already. So I'm going to kind of share the leve a little bit and going to Justin Twelph and that's my team and overall. I will mention the standings, and I'm not getting 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 in first place with one and thirty one anthony's and second with one hundred and twenty six 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 but we have your thingy for appreciate that. We have seen how fast fantasy does turn and and it's a week to week thing, and I was in fourth last week and then mobly decided that he was just gonna power the avalanche back into 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 the way 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 watch for is presented by hockey TV, the official streaming platform for your EHL and EHLP 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 star Games. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the FITZBURG state game because of the covid situation going on at their camp. This what we are still playing curry college and U Mass Boston feels like forever ago when we played you mass Boston last which was the last time we had an all star game. I know we shared the conversation. They was last podcast about the hit that Tim to board took. Actually, I think we are off there by the time we had got that that part. But it's, you know, the event this year it is not what the event has been in the past, but we're still having it. You know, going back to my first year's in this league, we used to have what we called at the time the ninety five non commit game, of the ninety six non commit game, and it just didn't attract the same buzz that you know. The first time we played Ums Boston did, 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 Luca almost made sixty saves combined. And what the event has kind of turned into since then, because we've been able to be competitive and even win a game against Salem state two years ago. It's amazing. When FITZBURG had to unfortunately canceled, I had five schools that called and said, you know, if we didn't have our two exhibitions already locked in because college is only are allowed to schedule to exhibition games. We would take you keep us in mind for next year, right. So you know, of course there's a few owners that are like, well, next year's All Star Week, you can just pick like seventy five guys and play eight games in a row and just rotate the line up. I was like that sounds like a tiny bit of a headache, but a little could be. It could be fun also. But yeah, as I mentioned, we are playing curry college on Friday. Anthony and Tyler on the call for that one. We are playing U Mass Boston on Saturday. It's just anthon in the call for that one. I may have a head set on also, because I may be turning the camera for you, Anthony, Oh ice like that. Get it, boys, get it. That's all. But it's like, you know, I think I mentioned this 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 even think 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 crow with all the players. We went nuts for like thirty seconds. So that was like like it was something I'll never forget, though, because it's such a special event and it's not because of the victory, is because of the response that we get from the college coaches...

...that, you know, circle it on the counter on the calendar and like want to be there, like they start reaching out about it immediately. I've had guys ask me what the line combinations are for this week. I'm like I don't know, like this is why we have a coaching staff, like so, do you get input on that, coach or commissioner? I did some, like the GM. I picked the roster that I'd take a step back, HMM. I was talking to 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 a fun event to work and he also complimented the league because he said it's something that 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 working both of those kids and being on the call for them. And we are a going to have a second allstar event this year, which is the Allstar classic. was takes place in the remember twenty one and twenty two. So for those that want to circle their calendar, it's funny. I had to I had 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 players going, which divided by seventeen teams. Is for guys a piece will be at that one. I still have the figure out how we're going to have to 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 star special? 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 right that we have the wipe, the blue, the red in the gray, so very fresh. But I think we're going to wear the blue in the red this weekend against Curry and and U Mask Boston again. I mentioned that. It's is just something that I look forward to every year and for the kids that get involved it is get to play, it's just such an honor 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 Nolan Egbert and another being Brendan Brawley, who played so well in the games that they 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 to beat us and get their teams ready and at the same time they're kind of recruiting 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 hope we do see Lauren on Friday because it is your birthday and you did say to me that there's no better way to spend a birthday than in a hockey 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 want to 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. Name numbers and names like that is not my thing. I can absolutely tell you stories all day long. I will gladly find all kinds of little tippets of throwing about guys. Don't ask me to call nation. I should bring the wires and you just go in between the glass forward to see. That's what I 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 for them, but it was fun time. It was freezing, couldn't feel the fingers 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 your birthday there something like that. I had to figure out the postgame meal still, but I promise you'll get some. Maybe you know I could really embarrass your 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 five minutes of tomorrow's practice will be singing. So again, we play Curry College on 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 see jeff there. I'm sorry, maybe seems maybe, maybe we'll see more in there. So I hope ever want to enjoys those games and we'll talk to you guys next thanks for listening to the e show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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