Thursday, January 3, 2008

That time of month again

Thought I'd missed the beginning of the month again?

Hardly. Here's how the rotisserie league looks. And no, I don't actually wait till I'm on top again to post. Though it probably does add to my motivation to do so.

  1. woolly brained (me: ahead by 4 points!)
  2. The Pant Weasels (Dave's brother, whom some of you have met now)
  3. The Hopelesses (MG)
  4. Completely Hammered (ST)
  5. Flaming C (Paul-Marc)
  6. Craig Conroys (Duncan)
  7. The Pantless Pirates (Dave, now proven to not be invisible)
To be honest, the Pant Weasels have been problematic for me all month - I've been battling them as well as MG's Hopelesses for first the entire way.

But the real story this month is ST's meteoric rise from just ahead of Dave all the way to just behind MG. Well done!

Now tonight, we have the Flames taking on the Sharks in the lovely Bay Area. The Sharks have improved their play of late, though they're still as wildly inconsistent as anybody else in the West (minus Detroit, boo). Their young guns have been fighting off sophomore slumps for the most part, and Marleau has been widely bandied about in trade rumours.

On our side, I've expressed my love for the Nystrom/Lombardi/Boyd line, though it was plain scary to watch last night. The top six guys will continue to be juggled, Eriksson will continue to incomprehensibly get loads of ice time - though lately as his TOI has increased, his play has improved. I don't wince every second of every shift now... just every minute. And Kipper... while I'm not ready to say that he's back in top form yet, he's at least kept us in the last couple of games at those times while the guys in front have been their boneheaded worst.

I don't expect much to go on tonight - it's the second game in two nights, blah, blah, blah.

Let's say that Huselius will get a hat trick, and make it 3-1 for the Flames.


  1. You got the standings all wrong. We use the golf score system in rotisserie.

  2. Does that mean you're going to talk to Duncan about getting Brad Richards?

    I can't believe a player is that minus and not on your team ;)

  3. I must say it's quite amazing how far I'm in the lead with +/-. It's like you guys aren't even trying to compete with me.

    What's most impressive is my players' cumulative +/- is much higher than the scored sum is. This is because I'm clearly quite intelligent on when I play my guys, such that I get the best negative +/- return.

  4. I don't wince every second of every shift now.

    what i've been doing lately, with eriksson, is pronouncing every shift that he plays without getting scored on "the best shift of his career." of course, last night twice, upon doing so, #8 took an untimely and needless penalty...

  5. The Holmstrom/Zetterberg injuries have hurt me the last little while. No to mention Brindamour's slowing down.

  6. Slowly but surely, I will regain my place at the top (which I believe I lost in week 2)... ;D

    Just have to wait for the games played to even out...