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Welcome to the e show with Neil Raven. With over one zero NCAA commitments, the ehl is the proven path to college. Turn it up and learn more about the college placement leader at the division two and three levels. Welcome into the e show once again. My name is Neil Raven. This is season one, episode number ten, brought you by Gels. Six is official training aid of the e show. No interview this week because the playoffs start today. Let's bring in Jeff and Brittany now. It kind of worked out as well as I wanted it to. We gave everybody two days as a possible dates to play the play in Games. They all pick the first day. Perfect, wonderful. Anxious, I mean it's it makes sense, listen, because everybody's anxious just like we are, and everybody's counting down. How many more days till Providence, which, Brittany, I know you have your countdown tracker. Were we twenty? Twenty Two? The two days? Now today away. Well, there's so much to be done. Yeah, so both we're recording Tuesday to podcast this week we're going to drop this essentially three weeks to providence. Think about that, because the play in Games are on the fourth. Easy math. They're Brittany. Huh. Plus Seven is eleven, plus seven is eighteen, and plus seven again. Twenty five the day we start in Providence. So we're going to we're to begin the playing rounds with I'm doing more math again. We have eight, eight teams up north, Eh Shell and fourteen, fourteen ehl playoff teams, and then in the premiere we have eleven. So twenty five teams still remaining as of the dropping up this podcast. Are you putting it out today? So I mean seven teams are home, yes, and and teams have done in three weeks from today, twenty five teams to be down to eight. WHOA, wow, yeah, that's that's a that's it's crazy. It's a short amount of time, but it's like, boom, we're going to lose. We're going to lose three teams right away off the playing games today. And then that's what Jeffy started saying. This like you want to play a playing game so quickly, because we give specific dates for each round, when you have to start it, when you have to end it. So play in game. We said March fourth, March fifth, those are your two days. Get it done. The first round you have from the sixth to the twelve. Second Round is thirteen to twenty one, I want to say that that next Friday or to twenty. Sorry. That way it's known exactly when you have to finish. No, either one game or a series, and then put it's second round. If you go into that last possible day, you have a few more days than we have in years passed to plan. For Providence, I think last year we had a team in and Wilkes Barre that one like late Sunday night, I want to say, and then they had Monday and Tuesday kind of like figure out what they wanted to do and then like they were on a bus Wednesday morning. So that that was a little bit tight. And at least this year, to like with the regular season, most teams finished what Saturday? I guess we only have one game yesterday. That was the official last game of the season, the Revolution Golden Bears. Yeah, so a lot of teams, you know, finished up Saturday or Sundays. So then, yeah, you get your couple days after in that playing group to decide, all right, we'll play the fourth of the fifth and that doesn't shock me at all that everyone's like, Yep, we'll play the fourth, we'll get it in, get it and get it done. Let's see what's going to happen. And we'll start now making our way around the east show, because I have some interesting tax that have gotten in the past twenty four hours. Who It's time for this week segment of around the east show. So what we were just saying there, when do you want to start the first round? Bills in a bony as the four seat, officially the four seat in the non conference in the EHL, goes, hell,...

...yeah, I want to start on Friday, the six as soon as I possibly got he goes. Encourage cody to play his playing game. On Thursday, I go philly. He's not going to also get back to backs. Cody's not going to do that. He goes, I'll just give a little nude, you know, you'll buy them once or something. I was like no, I'm not gonna do that. He goes, I know, and cody's in. Cody's too smart to do it anyways. Cody's been cody's been around hockey for way too long to fall into that trap. Yeah, without stray, says, let's get to try, though, don't yes, what's really interesting, because we're going to go let's follow the same we have the past few weeks. Start with the Rangers ending the regular season with we touch them this last week. Actually, I think when we recorded the podcast last week. The Rangers are already done. Yeah, because their last game was the avalanche game. Yes, no, the express game. I think they were well, Ye, yes, my penalty box game. Didn't? They also play the most games before the Christmas break to I think. I think there were one of those teams that had the most games played before Christmas and then they get that advantage of playing the fewer games after. And I don't want to put this pressure on rich, but you win. Oh, it's already on. There what you would regular season championships, like the bar is now high, like you have to like it's almost if one of those teams doesn't make it, the Providence, it's disappointing. I think you would agree with this. To I think we've been saying. I think he would definitely agree with this on that. Like that's they both. I think you've said before, like the expectation is for at least one of them to be in the championship game. For sure, the first organization to ever win both regular season titles in the same year. Now the EHL regular season champion has never won the playoff championship. Everybody knows that. The Old News, all news. It for people that I can't see at home. Brittany is sitting hits black dark right now. It didn't her danger. It's because my back is to the biggest window in my house. It's like it looks like like I'm like one of those like crime show investigations. They don't want to re feel their identity, and she's just sitting there. So you got it for like at least a minute of this episode. You have to talk like there's so nobody understands your voice. Yep, sixty minutes. I'm pretty hard here. A few minutes with the pretty welcome to the playoffs or rich finished regler's season without taking his foot off the gas. They won that game that you were at, Brittany, in overtime against Walpole, which actually kind of hurt the express because the express, simply put, were one point away from time the seahawks and they have the tiebreaker on the seahawks. So now they have to play in the play in game, which will get to Jeff's fantasy express line up later I'm ready to Che Me Free You for everyone as I'm sitting here, not that anybody can see, in my wallpole express thing that todd gave me. Thank you also, Neil, all to you to say my saying, Oh, I'll gas, no break, oh, guess, oh, guess, no, brain. That's for riches bottom all season. Guess. Yes, yes, but if it's all the noss on the thing to it's so frustrated for cody because is he a favorite against sea coast? Yes, would yes side or even say they're probably the favorite? Yes, as we like to say on paper, Y, yes, on you for playing game, though, and Devin boresci stands at his head. All of a sudden it's like, Oh my God, are we as this going to all end? And they were one point away from tying the seahawks having the tiebreaker, and that's I don't think rich was telling US guys to go win the game, to go stick at the Walpole or, and that's not even the right words for I think he wanted to this end on February twenty six, playing...

...his best hockey, knowing that he won't start. Rich already sent me the day, in time until March fourteen. So for see did her very rich fash like Giddy, you know what I mean. He's probably at home at night like tossing and turning, like what do I do? Oh my God, but their one king her get a late. They've been one for it for forever. Right. And then it felt like what was so interesting and a little bit strange down the stretch with the avalanche. We kept saying, all right, another game closer. They have to go for hundred, hundred and one, they have to go three hundred and one, one, they have to go two hundred and one and, low behold, they did it. But it came number asking drawn back to the first episode we did of this and we're like, Yep, the avalanche will not being providence. I'm on to we don't know them. Yeah, it, since they're Chris, just listen to every episode is of okay, all right, yes, okay, we'll just keep doing or do it and then even have double digit regulation losses for the see. And speaking other texts and speaking of tax he goes keep hyping the Rangers, trade train, number one in in our conference in both divisions, but quietly the avalanche for number two in both in both and the EHLP earning first round buys in both. I think that as wait. Also, did you guys see to what else just came back out? The favorite Hashtag, be afraid, the very well, we were in the office when he asked. Maybe, Oh my God, no, we were in the office the other day and rich and Chrismas like, guys, should I lend asstag back and we were like, let's forget the text. You guys that the other day. Sorry, they'll do me cut you off. No, no, it's a red it's one of three common hashtags for Chris. We have role ABS roll. Yeah, afraid, the very afraid, which the timing of when that has been re released is is not is on time for Chris. Now, if he makes it to Providence, the Hash take, the third and final one, will come out. Brittany. I'll put it on a t for you. You go when the whole damn thing. I'M S Hey, I wonder if he'll use like Halftag, three peat or something. Probably. Probably, they'll be soft. Will be some cheesy three one in there. He reason about the number. You gotta dig in a little bit, like they always just just give a little extra push on twitter, but they're the two. It kind of felt like as much as the wolves have played well against the lumberjacks this year, the avalanche have controlled the series with the wolves. So in the eat, not to be, not to be. And when they won on the twenty five Aplema State, I would imagine Jim Mosso in the lumberjacks started to say, all right, they have one game left, they're going to beat the wolves on Sunday, which I mean worth three. Let's start getting prepared for that first round series which, as we talked about on this podcast, that last lumberjacks game was February twenty three. That's Sunday. So it really will. Jimmy will probably say you wanted the first round bye, like he's a hoe forever. That's a whole another week. So it's way too long. I don't have an injury reports status from from Jimmy to tell me how the rest has been for his team, but I'm sure him, like Bills Anna Bony, is saying all right, playing games on Wednesday, I want to start Friday and I want to avoid the wolves. Right, they definitely do. Wait Dad's Jimmy texted like others and say we're doing this, this and that's for the dates are. Now he is just hinted to me that because of the hundred and twenty five of my Ol rule, whoever he plays is going to do three days in a row. I mean, what I've seen in this, my fifth...

...year of the scheduling playoff process, the only other option other than doing three days in a row is to do like Friday, Saturday and then take like Sunday off and maybe go back for a day trip Monday. But like a day trip for the wizards isn't the easiest thing. It's probably a little bit easier for the wolves, but sometimes guys do that because then they don't get locked into a hotel for the second night. So say, like if they don't need it, say you go up and you lose Friday Saturday, you win Friday Saturday, you don't want to get stuck with that Saturday night hotel if you don't need it. But at the same time, if you are convinced that the series is going three games, then maybe you just book at all and do Friday, Saturday Sunday. So I mean it's what's really interesting is the fact that because this shifts us down to those play and matchups. I guess we'll start six, seven, because we're talking about it right now. If it's six, it's the wolves. I think it's become well known that the wolves won three of four games against the lumber checks this year, but the wolves have lost three of four games to the wizards. Whoosias, but but I think our am I going on my tangent? Hold on, I was just going to one last part. The wizards have knocked the lumberjacks out of the playoffs the past two years. So do you want her said a lot. You want revenge for those two years, also knowing that you've beat the wizards for or four times this year, or do you want revenge for this year, knowing that you get one more point against the wolves and you're not even playing in this series? And the wolves are? That are the you know team this year, that underdog, talented team that nobody really saw coming. I think they've gotten a lot stronger than in years past. Two I don't know if Freddy's wizards are strong as they've been in years past. I don't know if this team is as good as it was last year now. So let's see prettey knows, pretty knows you guys. Even says it. Well, Freddy did say to made the beginning of last beginning of last season. He goes, this is the best team I ever had. I go, Freddy, we're not uppy. Yeah, we're coming off a year before when you had Devon Pan Zeek and Dylan Shouett, who won MVP and rookie of the year. And I am I missing something. And then he goes to providence and that's like okay, Freddie. But then, in classic pretty fashion to though, he's got his team playing his best hockey here after the holiday break. That's always like you know, on the NHL, the always say from Thanksgiving break on is when you see like if you don't, if you're not in that playoff push by thanksgiving, your kind of screwed. But like I always like to look with the HL is after Christmas break, who's playing? Because use most teams are playing fifteen, twenty games pretty much the second half of their season after the Christmas break. Can Freddy's team has been playing some of the best hockey into the last ten and they were just under that five hundred mark at before Christmas break and then finish the season six games over. So he's one of our really talented coaches and I think he gets a lot out of his players. So I think it'll be it'll be an interesting playing game for sure, and one of those wins, I'll let Britney take it from here, was against the wolves on Friday yes which we were in attendance for overtime loss for the wolves. But if you look at the first two games, neither one of the goaltenders that played is on the team anymore. And in what? In the first two games of the wizards wolves it was Bivarnik and Stephen, who are both not on the team on Z or one of them. And then and where are they next? I didn't Mac. Well the fuck mind I'm saying. Where are they now? There at the SEC kills for podcast. Well, the wolves, coalie had too many concussions, so he is done, but he's still been hanging on the team helping, I would, practice and stuff like that. Right, and JEREPO Arnicket, is that Soffolk? Yeah, one of the kids...

...that got to commit halfway through the year. Didn't become the star like Connor Carbo did, which we'll touch on. Jeff I'm sure I'm not sure if you saw this, but Connor Carbo, since joining Wentworth midseason, has gone out in Beaton Curry and u any UNDY, like like casual, like you and me. What were they? What were they in the nation? Like seventh in the nation. Right. But anyway, it's not to cut you off. So neither neither goalie is on the team anymore. And then in game three. In game three was bivarnic verse Newell, which I again be Varnick is a way at school. I am not giving away my info, but to doing you guys, go walking from drew from you'll know what I'm talking about. When we make my picks in a fiddle and it's whatever. But yeah, so I don't know. I don't know if it's really fair to judge off of the first three games and then my opinion. And then the fourth game. You could even pay like didn't mean anything. Right. So, yeah, the fourth game both of them knew are regardless who wins who loses, we're still going to face each other on Wednesday. So it's like, was that the most accurate representation of both teams? No, I don't think so. It was a when I showed up on Friday. Jeff I looked at Tim and Freddy. I go so, all right, we're here. Twelve nude puck drop. We're just going to put the puck behind one of the goals, sit around for sixty minutes and then five minutes overtime and go to a shootout. Right. No, no, six to five. It got to five. It got a little fisy. I'm chippy. It got a little. Yes, yeah, D GIS, we get old chippy lately and is there was. Wait, did somebody on the whoozies get suspended to that's not no, no, they just got a couple of ten in a miss conducts which, fortunately for them, didn't result in three and ten Shi, which was set them on a game. But Rob Hakee got a misconduct that kept him out of the next game, but that was something against the avalanche. So everybody's in both lineups for the for this game tomorrow. But right it's pretty was saying the winning goaltenders from the first two matchups aren't on the team anymore. Right. The third matchup involved a GOI that's not there anymore. It was probably the most obsted of the four games. I think it was sixteen right and rant. The fourth matchup is like Friday. What doesn't mean anything, like what is that right for tomorrow? Right? And I'm just like, okay, I don't know. It's just I think it's really up in the air. I mean some if you do look at who has points. Again, I don't know how fair it is, though, but like chance Gorman has four goals and two assists against the wolves and Sandro Bosman's has three goals and three assists. But then you look at the game that just happened the other day and then Schwanky had a hat tricks. It's like what, he's there? He's arguably they're deadliest shooter and offensive talent on that team. Right. So I'm just like, I don't even know what to think of this. I don't know what to make of it. There's a lot going on, there's a lot missing. That's not in the equation anymore. I don't know. I mean you'll see, folks. Would you still win, based on my fantasy fix coming later with so Brittany it would you? Would you say the actually know you both were there, Brittany and neal. Would you say that either team was holding back at all? Do you think they were playing different styles because they want to show too much. Oh my God, I wanted to kill each other. At one point I was like, Oh yeah, it was getting a little like there was at one point when like, I don't know if he meant to do it, but where I was sitting, so if you're at the edge and kneels up on his perch behind the wizard's bench, Grassy area right and me and Snow Neil, my best tie, or behind the goal, like up on like the turf little area thing. So one point like the wolves goal...

Lee, you as closest to us, and then Thomas Faye and like low key snowed all of our Quinn and then and then all broke loose from there and it was like bunch trust check to the back of the head, like tone out of that, and I was like, Oh, here we go. And I'm like that's how it always starts. It always it's always the snowing of the going like Oh, that's it right, and then it's a game over. Here we go and then Rob Hake is just like all right, see you later, cross check to you to the head, and then we're and then he's like, I wonder if I got to be suspended. That was like what the good thing, I think after Oh wait, I wonder, am I getting get suspended? Let's like, sir, what do you mean? Yes, but again you got. This was against the avalanche, so it like didn't even. It's like, okay, yeah, you can just have like a rest, you can just read for this. That game didn't matter for them anyway. So at WEASA didn't hold it back. I can't stand when like teams do that at any level and they're kind of like, Oh, don't want to show too much, and usually hockey, and you guys both know, usually hockey. It's not like that. That's more of a baseball football type thing. We don't want to show too much, don't want to get out your set, and I feel like the wolves did that on Sunday, though. Really well, yeah, like her for well, to me, kings, the game was one hund twenty one with about six minutes left in the second period and the avalanche scored four goals and like a minute and twenty seconds it was might have seen. You should have seen Tim Cronan show and who was in the box with me? Who Was it? I don't remember, but rewinding the goal Horn and just like sounding it off, and then I had to write it on the paper and I was like, well, there's just a lot going on. You guys need to slow it down for like two minutes. And then Chris is like Neil, Neil, did you get all the goals, all the assists? Did you get them all? Did you get them all? Yes, Chris, I got them all. Okay, and then the microphone and the always gags and the microphone at the ice and is just like one day it wants to work and then the next day it's like no, and you can have the volume turned all the way up and you still like can't hear. I'm like, Dude, Mario, I need some help here, brother. So it's we'll get to the fantasy picks. We'll get to who you're each going to pick in that game, because that one's a lot tougher than the matchup that Jeff, you can now set the table for spartans versus express. All right, I got a color coded notes, got a couple of different ages highlighters. I like to get into it. I know I wish I could show all the fans at home all my different notes. We get express. Anything that's express is written and red. Anything that's he coast black and yellow. More great all art. So we got yeah, so we got the thank you, Britt. I need to appreciate that. So fit seated Walpole two thousand thirteen and five eight seeded seacos seventeen and twenty eight one. Wallpole won the series three games to one and they outscored them by a score of sixteen to four overall. This neal, you'll appreciate this. I took this step from you, from our e crew chat, and I think cody might want to move this game if he has a chance to call coach Trieder Wall Pole perfect. Oh No, obviously this doesn't matter for playing game because I'll be at Robin. But the Express, oh no, at the rinks at Exeter this season, let's score their opponents eighteen and nothing in those four games. Two of those wins against the Spartans, and then to or showcase play against the junior flyers and golden bears. And then, like I told you, guys, I think two of the biggest things with these teams. The express were ten and five. After the holiday break they were eighteen and thirteen before sea coast was thirteen and fifteen before the break and then went for and fourteen after the holiday break. But they had a ridiculous schedule down the stretch. They their schedules pretty much all lumberjacks, Rangers, all playoff teams, avalanche. But first time these guys played was way back in September, September nineteen. That was the opener for Wallpole. Wallpole one, five nothing at the ranks of Exeter. That was the third game of the season for sea coos. Hildreth had two goals and assists. The Falcon, as we like to...

...call them, to Buyas Falca instead. Twenty one save show up for him. Tim Lopez and three assists, four different goal scores Wallple that day. McDonald, Bellavoy and Phillips and Hildreth. Sea Coast was over for in the power play that day. Wall Pole, surprisingly had zero power plays that day. Nevin Tard of had twenty four saves and twenty eight shots. And then going back another goalie through is not there, Gonzo. He went to Worcester State, I believe it was. Yes, yeah, so I mean that's kind of like a think, I guess, a bitter sweet thing. Right when you see the goalie we midseason. It's kind of a good thing because you know the EHL's gotten them to a point where their talents are needed elsewhere in the collegiate ranks. So you know, it's kind of a good bad thing for coach. Trieder and then Sloan came in and relieved tard if. He had nine saves on ten shots. The second game was on October. Twenty Sea coast one that one hundred and forty one at Rodman was one goal scored in the first, one of the second, two goals in the third and the last one was Jackson Penn or empty better. Same kind of team, though. See Coast had four goals for different goal scorers. Dubai, shoot back, long and penner all had goals in that game. flanning and had to assists. Will Sloam was the goalie this time around. After coming and relief a Tartif in the first game, he starts the second game in twenty seven saves and twenty eight shots. Spartans were one from for the power play. Express after getting no power play chances a game, one went over five on the power play. FALCONSTEAD ended up getting the lost twenty two saves and twenty five shots for him and will Wolford scored the longe goal in that second game. Game three was February sixteen, wabble, one hundred and fifty three at Robin. This was a shooting gallery affair. The Express had forty four shots on that and the SPARTANS had thirty five shots on that. It was interesting game too, because Penn had a shorthanded goal three and a half minutes in. See goes one up, one, nothing. Then Nickchimo scored a minute later. The tied on the power play. One one, hunter sorrow made a one. All three goals coming in the first ten minutes of game number three. Jack Morton tied it up at two to four minutes in the second and then from there it was all Walpole. They scored three unanswered goals from corces NY, Meredith and Mel to go up five to, but jars and added a shorthand and goal late for Sea coast to make it five three, and that was the final. Express ended up getting some powerplay love that day. They went too fur six on the power play. Sea Coast was over two. Nine different guys for wapple recorded points that day. Mel had a goal into assists Philips to assist McDonald to assist Nichimo go in to assists and falconstead got another win. He had thirty two saves and thirty five shots. And then again another goaltender, Derek fortyer. Much goalie changes. I don't need to know how to handle it. Yeah, he he was the goalie for Sea Coas that day. He had thirty nine saves on forty four shots, doing his best Thomas Walker impression. Yeah, and then this is this is the interesting thing that I realize in these last two games and it's something that we probably, if I had to put a bet on it, probably won't see a lot of it in this playing game, unless full teams are just not playing the smartest hockey. But the third period of that third game had eighteen penalties. Eighteen and ten minut his conducts, a double minor, seecoes finished with fifty penalty minutes. The expressman is with twenty two. So that's yeah, that was like the wolves wizards game the other day. The penalty is and that I did. I was like, I can't even get it. I it's just two. Most need to stay out of the box. Tim Tunes, if you are listening stays stay Dina continuing. Sorry. Well, it's all right, no, but I agree right even. I think a lot of playoff teams, once the playoffs come around, I think a lot of teams clean up their games and you don't take those kind of stupid on discipline type penalties come playoff time. You hope because you're not going to win. Right exactly. You know that if the most penalized team more times than not is going to lose. So that's the interesting thing...

...to the last matchup between these guys was February twenty and so just a couple weeks ago, while pull on that five nothing, I had the Falcon that we can fantasies. Think very much. You got me a twenty four savee shut out and this and so so. Tobias was three and one. Verse He coas This season with two shutouts and then, of course, another goal. Ten ever, sea coast. That was breezy or Brett? How do you pronounce the US? Is it breefice? I say the rest the thing. I think Russie. Yeah, yeah, so Breassi at thirty seven saves on forty two shots. Four different goalies used in the four games this year. Vers Walpole, for sea coast. That's been an issue for secret. It's like how do you how do you get an accurate reading when there's like all and you have to say that, like Walpole has a not a whole new team, but they have quite a handful of new people even since Christmas. Yeah, yeah, Courtchez, he was a good pickup by them from from Worcester. He's for the course. Shane, you goof. I thought it was courtship. Is Course, sheene. Yeah, Jeff, it's okay. I say two ekspery. So very easy. We can't even get into it. I can't even say anything steel do because to say it on the PODCAST, our league is too big to the Front Asia. God know. Yeah, you would need Jeff, not in front of an audience. Jeff affair, sure, yes, when we're in Providence we'll talk about my long list, some of the Mattinez that we have scheduled in Providence, if you will. That being said, so he said, well, you just went through. You said Tardiff, Sloan, fournier and Baresse versus, Falcon, versus. Sound difference. Falcon, Falcon, Falcon, Falcon. Yeah, let's I think what will be interesting to know is that sea cost has kind of been eight for a while. I don't have the date that they became eight officially, but Walpole has been in almost like a bounding around, even almost like a playoff mode, having to play games that meant something, able toil their last possible game, because up until that point, if the SEAHAWKS had dropped a game here or there, if they'd be the for and avarded this playing around. Does that have any impact on how this game plays out? One team has been playing in playoff mode, one team has been waiting for this day to come around for a while. Well, you gotta hope you're not. I don't think they are, but you got to hope, because of that neal, that you're not burnt out right like because you see that teams. If you're in playoff mode for too long, it's good, but if you're in it for too long, then you know you have depending on your stamina and your endurance. And the crazy thing about these two teams too, I love, as we all do. Were all hard hockey nerds, so we love stats, is that Walpole had only twenty four more goals scored than sea coast on the season. All Plow on a hundred forty seven. Sea goes to the hundred twenty three. Big Difference was obviously Tobias, Aka the Falcon, because Walpo only gave up a hundred ten goals. Seacos give up one hundred and sixty. So I'll pole. It's not the biggest scoring team. They're not, and either. See if you look at their player stats. This is my favorite tab on the website. I'm like, okay, who we going to pick? My Fancy Pill Air STADS, here we go. But it's not like when you look at, I don't know who to use as an example, when you look at Thepez right, but they all have like around the same amount of points. It's not like if you look at like the wizard stats and like chance and Harley are just barreling through people and then it's just a drop. Yeah, they don't have that big one. Big You know will score right making type person. It's kind of a team effort. They roll all lines. They're more of a grinding type style, not a right which I feel is like what the wolves are to like they have Loran and Shwanky and Amante is like their little headlining group, I would say. But then the rest of their team is up there. I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. I think that's that's a really good point for it and that's that's actually what ciccos to...

Chafe flanagans their lead, leading point score and Jake Dubay has eleven goals on the season. They believe it, and our must be up there too. Yeah, paters get fifteen. He's the he's the team leader planning, given ended up being the team leader. And points I got for jars and like they have a bunch of guys that have, you know, seven, nine, eleven, fifteen. If some of those guys that are like high single digits or low double digit type goals. And you're right. For Wallpole, it's, you know, the Lopez is, the hill dress, the Phillips, that they're all like in one little area. Yeah, they're all similar with the points, but I think I, like you said, there's no huge like Chitch Gor Mat. Yeah, with R and I think that that grinding style is a very playoff style. So that's why I don't know if it's. I feel like that's why they've gotten so far to where they are. Yeah, absolutely, goaltending and they're hard working style behind coach Campbell's definitely well coached codester well coach job by the rookie cope. Yes, definitely a top for coach of the year. I'm not going to reveal any of those winners on this podcast. Can't. I'll give away one. What we get? We have to get one hotel. I'll give away one. One award winner. WHAT HLP? Oh, oh my gosh, the ebhlp Ford of the year. Drumroll please, ladies and Melon Juglo, all my watch would have known that's re crazy. She's I think Johnny needs to work on a shooting game next year. I don't know. I'm so funny because I had to call Keith a coin to like get his votes for the winners, and you know, obviously you cannot vote for your own people. So I'm like, you know, Mike, our MVP, and I'm like, oh my gosh, we can't even. You can't even pick your home get. He's like yeah, I even even. Andrew Tremble, who's got two kids with eighty points, was like our guys have been good, they're cannon. This fram VP, this kids got thirty two more points. Great Glow is like the dry sital of hlp right now. Did you notice how excited pretty just got for a second there, Jeff, about me giving away one of the podcast like wait a second, like what are you doing? Like, no, you can't do that, but I forgot it was that one. I was like, what are you talking about? Are you still better be? I thought are still be a bank with one? I thought you're going to do a different one. I was like yeah, just because it released that information, Johnny stills to show up to bank with night. Yeah, well, he'll be. Oh, I'm sorry. Oh, I apologize to everyone in the piece. They'll be there. Oh, we feel so before we get to key our fantasy peer, before we get to our fantasy picks and who we're going to each pick in those two ehl matchups I mentioned, there's three total play in games. I had jeff and Brittany look into the EHL ones. For the EH LP. On paper, the chiefs should the express should be that she's based off of the regular season matchups. The Express one for the five by scores of five, nothing, for one, four, two and seven to one. The one loss was one nothing back in January. Anything can happen in the playoffs, as we always like to say, but for the expres on thousand six hundred and twenty two and four in the regular season versus that she eves nine hundred and twenty eight and five. Probably similar to how we're going to all pick the EHL game. I think we're all going to say the red train. That's pretty would say red track. There's two there. We now have a blue train and the bed try. I said that to somebody the other day. I think it was too I don't even know. It's this very interesting for them to is that game right...

...after? Yeah, so the play in games go like this. One PM express versus Spartans ehl at Rodman. As soon as that one ends, the premier game will begin. The warmups and then the puck drop. So ideally like a for twenty or so pluck drop for the premier game. So everybody head up Rouue Robin Arena in central and then we go. Or thirty. I was surprised by this a little bit, like I was thinking more of like a what's that standard wolves time? To fifteen. To fifteen is the standard Sunday time actually, but for thirty is the wizards wolves on Wednesday as well. So, like I would love to go, but Laconia is so far from my home are ny for right now, I'm going to I'm going to look it up. Middle Fe oh wait, but it's not called it's called Meryl Fay. No, I know, but when you look at it on like the maps, are forty five apple. It is two hours in eighteen minutes. If I left right now, that's right here. What's a trek? And that's if I went right now for a game for it's tendred and forty one in the morning, if I was to go for a for no, no, no, see. So I will be at Rodman thirty five. That's from my house. Great, catch you there. You got the pack dinner and a late night snack of for the ride home from Meryl Fay. Make Yeah, I wouldn't be up overnight. Big It is so far. It's so far. Don't just wait till we get the keen team next year before the for you. Yeah, that's Oh, yeah, it's they're like Western, a little bit New Hampshire, but I mean it's all a great transition. Now I think we are ready for what to lost. Before we wrap things up, here's what to watch. More this week in the east. Show so, as I mentioned earlier on this podcast, we are doing to podcasts this week. This podcast will conclude with our fantasy picks for the play in games and our picks for the WHO's going to win the play in Games. Once those are done, we will then submit our fantasy picks for the first round and submit a full bracket predicting all the first round winners and the second round winners. Oh My, as we've talked about, we're not going to predict past the second round because we're just by predicting the second hour. We're saying here are picks to make it to the frozen finals. We're not picking in the frozen finals. So fantasy points are all the same as they are on the regular season. But if you pick the express over the spartans in the express win plus two points. If you pick the wizards of the wolves, whatever, one wins and you get a correct plus two points. If you get both correct, you get an additional one point. So you get five one like this too. So let's writ I need to pull up our numbers for where we're at. Jeff, last week was awful for everyone involved. I don't want to talk about this. You told the me dude. It was funny because, like prior to last week, when I was going through and I was like defenceman. Who did I even pick? Papa, I don't even know. But also think I was like what Theoll Jack or John McDonald on team Maryland? I was like Nah, I don't even know who that is. X and then, sorry, sorry, that's gonna we have. Now it's time for Brittany's Burns of the week, and then that kid got like six points and I was like, Oh, horrible. Yeah, because you thought about using the fantasies. Like, Oh, I know, Brittany thought about it. Let me lift my stick to the ceiling. Here we go, Bam right, and I was like school or well, make sure final week of the regular season. So interesting, as we all said to each other, who's going to play? Who's going to get scratched? WHO'S gonna try? WHO's gonna do this, knowing that the back of our minds which whatever one of the three of US got to pick first for fantasy, based off what we all just told each other, also would get to pick Falcon, because what we just basically said is that up the two playing games, the only goalie that played in every single...

...regular season matchup of the teams involved was Falcon spartans use four different guys. We wasn't there for a while. Britty had to do some behind the scenes investigating to find out WHO's the play in goal for the wolves. So, Jeff, I will not disclose my source. My son reveal that that's not you're sitting in the dark today. I'd all make sense. Ye, are rolling the wolves. Will be prove. Yeah, but, Jeff, I know you had the lead, you had had the thirst fat thanks to him, the third place, the third place total for this past week. But it worked out for you. I'll give it away to everyone. You're picking Falcons. That the Falcon Yep, Falcons in that baby, and that's why I was kind of birtter sweet when, when they saw you post at updated stay in Cell Day, I was like who six points, wow, good week, Jeff, great buddy. That's brought your a game. It's also literally didn't even play. Are you gonna say? Literally Sat. I looked at the box corner. I was like, where's EDA? Where's DA? Wait, this is what numbers? He again? Why don't I know? Great, he sat. I think twist, some mock definitely set one of those games too, because I looked in him was like he did. God, I got Sorella's number. I don't know if I have fuss goes, but I know I could get it. I should have done some texting, but either way, six points of the week. Job Well done. No, meal has a two and a half point lead on me again. Yes, I'm at one on fifty, one point four. Jeff, is that one hundred and forty eight point four? And Brittany, as as dead as you announced your fantasy performance as at the end of February, you still had eleven points this past week, so you're at one hundred and twenty five point for your still really got me the most points this week. Matt, way right lead. You have to text Chris as well, because lane was in the game against the wall. My Gosh. Yeah, Dude, we were sitting, I'm in score box, I'm having a day whatever, and then all see is Andrew l Russo stretching out and I wote Whoa who was gonna ask you about that. I saw him, I was like, I was like, what are you doing? He's like he's like, I'm going in, and I go, wow, excuse me. Ready, we know you're I just think the door shut. I would have loved that. If you'd like the down there. No, you're not. I'm going in for the third period. And I said, if I don't get my fantasy points for this win, Oh baby, we're going to have an issue. And then Matt Lane, sure enough, comes as a seat. As long as it's same, for as long as you play, at least have the game. But yeah, it's almost like the starting pitcher and baseball to right. If if the result doesn't change, I get the wolves don't come back to tie up the game and it remains, for the avalanche in the lead the entire time. It still goes to late. So she got the win. It's just there were I only got fifteen saves. You missed because the Russo ended up having like nine saves. Tendsee, so I guess awesome. Yeah, I was like okay, fine, yeah, yeah, but anyways, Jeff, we've probably sorry. We Love Falcon. Who are your forwards? Are Your forward in your day? Forward, Jonah Hildreth, defense, cow bell. Hell, now, that was our was it warrior star of the week last week? Was it of the month the Mon Week? Right on the month. Yeah, he got a. He got a weekly honor. It was nice a few weeks ago. And is he's going to play the NA next year. He says he's still Janesville jets. Good for him. Congratulations, cow. That's that's a big, big honor man. So here's where things I'm just hold on hold. He had one more common, but Jeff, because Jeff just picked his all express lineup. So, Jeff, it's future seam all express. Yes, Jeff is picking the Spartans to win that game. Brittany, your turn. All right. So so this is gonna...

...this is gotta upset some folks and you know what, I'm in it to win it, folks. I got to do it. I have to do it. Was Kids. I Apologize, but in that we are going from my source, who will not be named, Oliver Quinn in the goal. Boom will fight. Here we go on D or, GOING WITH MR suspended. No more rob bike using his get out of jail free hard right, rob hank, what's up Bro and then at forward we are going EHL, All Star, e show veteran, Dji Schwank, as in D J Schwikey. But I just say like that I was the same. Yeah, I'm the wizards are definitely going to win, obviously by my picks. Bring leave the magic in Bedford, worry bready, leave the ones at home, leave the one that for Brittany Wolf Bite. You know what, and I just we gotta get we gotta get some new teams to providence this year. I won't we BE. And I make this pick also because here we go, fire shots, here we go, here Yo, who, I personally sorry, was kids again, I I'd they are not going to beat Vermont. Okay, and that's the tea done. Put it in the books. Whatever. They're not going to be Vermont. I'm sorry, but it's just not happened. But could the wolves be Vermont? Now that is something that could happen, IE, why I picked the wolves. So crank it up, wolves. Here we go, offensive on slot ten nine final. I am ready. And not to get too far ahead, but say the wolves did win the playing game and then did knock off Vermont the next and next time they would get it would be your Aston Junior Rangers, regent, who didn't lose many games this year. One of their losses, what's the wolves? And then their most recent match against the walls. That was that wild where the whole my gosh, that's when I was texting you, when I and like yeah, and just scored for the for in the first wolves scored for in the second. And Yeah, the tennis. That's right, and that's where I think we're even rich said to me. He goes, are we technically the favorites? Of course we are, but like, it's not going to be easy. So as the one seed, he's going to get the lowest seed remaining out of that second round. So he knows, no matter what happens, say it's all a top seeds advancing. He cannot face the avalanche or the lumberjacks until Providence. That's definitely a positive, without a doubt. But from their seahawks, express, wolves, wizards. Even even if sea coast makes a run, it's not like it's the best of three series. You drop the game, all of a sudden you're looking at yourself like okay, we won thirty nine games in the regular season, but now we're one game away from our season being older. So it makes it makes it interesting. But as we can now move on, Jeff his picking the Express. Him. Yes, Britty, are you going with the Express? Also? Oh yes, roll trained baby red train. Do we go? Do you want us to pick scores or just amission? The three the three of us are picking the Express. Sorry, will pause for a second. Brittany has her all wolves line up. Jeff has his all express line up. So rich, you'll be so proud. The closet wizards fan in me is coming out this week. All Wizards, all WHIZ. He's all right. Who Tell us? Who Do you have? I mean, I think it's pretty obvious, but go ahead. I have chance Corman, who is the reason why I had the highest fantasy total of the three of us this past week, because what makes the most sense in the world is that chance would put up twelve fantasy points against the team in sixth place in his conference, but then put up a goose egg in fantasy points against the team in ten place in this conference. Makes all the sense in the world. But chance...

...will go for twelve points again on Wednesday. Jack Jack Johansson. Amazing how this happened a year after he wins the Premier Championship with the Wolves Wolves, it's shows to go to the ehl wizards team, primarily because nothing against Tim Cunes. Was a defenseman at at PC and and a great program they have going there with with the wolves, or because he lives closer to the wizards, Freddie, defenseman that played foreigner games in the NHL, wanted to play for the wizards. Amazing how it comes full circle that now either he has to knock out his former team or his former team, forward team has to knock him out, and the play and round. So I just have this weird feeling that when it comes to hockey and destiny, like Johanson, Hattrick, bull like, it just happens. Well, Wa, Wa, Wa, that's hold on me, our Jaacks, all of our cold. It is here that I'll meet up your old team, Jake Dude, and then in goal, Dylan Weemer. Let's go and jar of Varnick, not jared bivarnick. And let's not let this get to a sex to five game again. Let's let's stay more in the three warrant. Two, three, two things, Jack Johanson, hat stricks, all goals assisted by chance, Corman. And so here's the play. Oh yeah, weaver goes behind the net, place it to Gorman and then gives it to Johansson, who for some reason goes on the breakaway. Three times in a row. We're Neil habout. How about this? I'll do you a better power play. Weaver comes out of the net to play third defenseman, all over the fuck down shoots the big long diagonal stretch pass up to the Blue Line to Gorman, Gorman over to Johansson, back to the points car. That's good, I'll be a great one. I would actually probably make to the top play of the week because you get powerplay points, you get a goalie assist. Goalie says should be like plus twenty. So I am picking the wizards to win the play in game. Britain, I am again the wolves that win the play in game. And Jeff, you are Ye, put in the hot seats. Who are you gonna side with? Who you siding? We can see get home, but I'm shaken. Well, here, back up a little bit. You could do a prettiest doming, but just turn the light off. It will turn the all right, oh my gosh, all right, we have I am picking the wolves, Wolf Bo think wolves think they got it this year. I think the coach Qns, a coach Trimble or doing some good stuff up in Laconia. And we can't forget about the car bates. Yeah, can't forget about cornterbates. Can't forget that. Go Britt it's all our bait show. So we reason we're not doing the bracket until the playing games are over, just to make sure we're giving each other points if we get those pics right, and then we'll do the bracket from there. Because, yeah, Hey, maybe maybe she coast does pull that upset. If they do out, imagine good. I'm sort of low scoring one, nothing to one type game. It happens a lot on hockey, is we've seen in any level of collegiate, junior's NHL. There's that's why I love hockey, because the grow back to the set last year Justin, God, he was Pretty Justin. Not Me. This context is gonna be lighting up after that's when this goes. I've in Justin here. Is that? Sorry, but what happened? Remember our Columbus Blue Jackets? So the four games swing cracts and that's kind of the Columbus was in that playoff mode. Right. Were we touched on that? You're hey, lightning bruins tonight, forty NBC sports done. We all need to watch. So we because Justin is gonna be texting us. So yeah, I'm awful. Sorry. You'll continue. What is it? Lives in New England, exact are what actually has that huge Black Hawk stick in the back of a car? Oh, that's...

...right, Patrick. Someone once asked me if that was a chief sticker. I go listen. You people are far too young. If you don't know what that was. A Black Hawks old logo. Get Out of there to Che'se. That a chief sticker? MM So, I mean I think it's just safe to say that for the three of us, we've all kind of gone back and forth with that six seven matchup, though, like it's just so tough to say who's going to win between the wizards and the wolves, not to say the other Games are locks, but the express hosting, on paper play and day, the EHL and the EHLP Games on Wednesday, are the favorites to win both those. It should be a good Wednesday in Rodman. Should be the play in arena. Rob Barletta, would you like to change the name of your ring? Yes, it's perfect, but once, once Wednesday finishes, get ready because you're going to have to pick first round fantasy picks. You're going to have to north and south. You can pick up for it gets. It gets tricky too, because you're saying to neal with the three game series. If you pick somebody on one of the teams and then they get knocked out in two games, you know get that third game. The biggest bonus would be picking the players that are on the winning teams. Right. Correct. So you, you will be going down continue. Yeah, that's so. You're just SUP put. You pick a player that only plays two games in the first round, his team gets knocked out. Now you're not going to get any of those. Oh, I kind of take that back. We're gonna. I thought I thought about doing this right before make I thought about doing fantasy picks for the full two weeks. Now I'll do a second set of fantasy picks for the second but to your point, to that point, if it only lasts two games, is opposed to three? Like personally myself not to get too far ahead of episode number eleven, but that little flyers Maryland series, in my opinion, that's going three games. Yeah, IFLYER's rough riders, that's going three games because if you get a goalie or you get those extra seas, you're get an extra win. That could be a big that could be a big fantasy. I think the second round, like every game, is hard to pick. Like, Oh my, I'm a little coust some headaches. I thought, it's all your regular season stats. You just to raise them. I mean, actually, that was something that I always like. Rich does that? He was like, Yep, real season starts now. Everybody's zero, zero and zero, as any wins or losses doesn't matter. He scored sixty goals in the regular season. Yeah, none, right now. I caught myself there. I thought for a second that would make one set of fantasy picks for the two weeks combined. We can't. That's crap. That's what we're doing too. No, no, no, no, no, no, we'll do it. Actually, a set for each round. Is set for the play in, a set for the first, a set for the second. Done now. No sets for providence because we remain neutral here. Yes, get ready for everything. ME, queen of being new to Deil, get ready for our ted broadcast. You get ready for your think about that. Under interviews, Brittany Interviews Player X, after picking you for my fantasy picks here and problem, you put up zero points for me. Why did you do that? We really like cross check at guides the boards. I'm pull a rob he can just cross check someone to the back of the head. Oh God, we getting a call from Mr Santos and Mr Hodge. Oh Oh, Ken Hons, do nothing, spend me. Kenny's gonna call you by here's the here's the email, Jeff. Brittany Hart has been suspended for the first game in Providence. This is her first major incident of the season. She can return on Thursday. Thank you very much. Goodbye. Here place, Kenna, but it's that being said, three sets of fantasy picks are coming your way here. Episodes ten, eleven and twelve, leading up to lucky number thirteen, will be our providence, providence preview, if you will. We made into double digits this week. It's I remember bringing this...

...uple digit guys over the holiday break and just think that was. When did we do the first one? Was it prior or post ring set, exitter showcase? It was before it, it was it was just before it was it was before. It was really early January. And we don't need to get all emotional here, but thank you for ten episodes so far. It's been it's been fun. It's yeah, we're gonna have at least, as I just said, three more or four more leading up to Providence, will do a post providence as well, a farewell tour. He would. I mean it's I you see that if when I log into like the EHL instagram on my phone and I see all the kids posting like playoff pictures, like farewell tour you, we cume yeah, and I'm like Oh, okay, yeah, so it's it's crazy how dropping this podcast on Wednesday march fourth, the day of three playing games. Literally, in three weeks from the release of this podcast, twenty five teams becomes eight and you have, you have about forty eight hours or so each of you to tell me who those eight teams are going to be. Wait, wait, from yeah, I'm the the end of the play in game till the time that we release. We got pretty much to you. Yeah, to reallyse podcast. The Sun has shifted. That's how that it's sound really. PODCAST number eleven will have to submit our brackets, which will give the fans at home a chance to kind of play all on too and reply on twitter with their bracket. Yeah, let's do it. Oh my gosh, I can already like picture the parents in my head that will respond to twist. Yes, parent, parent tweets, they're unreal, but parents on facebook in our league they know what they're doing because facebooks going around right the parent tweets are the Hashtag accidentally ends up in the middle of the word, like college. It's like no, you didn't meet, you didn't really trying. Funny. Yeah, it's definitely funny, but hey, let's enjoy these three play in games. Let's begin to think in the back of our mind about our first round fantasy picks and narrow down your for ehl teams are going to advance the providence for it to more EHLP. WHO WHOO? All Right, folks us. So can we far? Road to Providence? Road to prop Hashtag, road to Prov who rough? I haven't shut up about providence lately and everyone's like, okay, we get it, and I'm like okay, but it's still not even close to being over and I still not going to shut up for twenty something days. Pretty you'll be proud of this. I did some suit shop in the other day. I think anything on Thursday, big trapping spree. Thursday I had to go doing broadcast or rent at a time, but starting to get my eyes do suits so we can look freshness. I can't way outfit shopping. Thursday big day for me. If you know, if you know me, you know that like if it go back to newberry, strobdn't know. I like to go to the Native Mall Oh, the collection. Yeah, and they have a Tzara and that. She'll text me. I'm like, is this good? It's great, and then I'll be on. Then I'll like be calling Rachel. My guess it's gonna help at like Baba, help providence outfits. Text Vicki Ram to success because this look. So let's see it's gonna be. It's gonna be fun, man. It's gonna be a fun playoffs start Yep, and then the next three weeks leading up to providence and then five days and providence we get to figure out who this year's ehl and EHLP champions will be. For the first time ever we had the same organization, organization when both regular season championships. The pressure is on the Boston junior...

...rangers. It's gonna be fun, it's gonna be great, okay, and everybody enjoy. Enjoy Walpole, Brittany. I'll be watching on hockey TV. I will be watching from upstairs in the gym. Talk to you guys on Thursday. Sounds good. Yes, thanks for listening to the show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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