The hockey season is now two months old and it’s time to update the Dobber Experts pool.  It’s been interesting to say the least.  As of November 30th, The Comish had a big lead (16.5 points), sitting first in six of the ten categories and second in three others.

 

 

Angus was in second and then there’s another drop of 15.5 points to Notch, who’s made some major moves and is closing in fast.  While the lead may seem large, it is not a comfortable one considering how close each of the categories really are (see tables below).  When projected games, injuries, slumps and the excellent hockey knowledge of the guys in pursuit are factored in, this pool is going to come down to the wire.  

Many of the teams are above their projected games, most noticeably at centre. Only two teams (Dobber and Bugg) are under at every position in projected games.  Only time will tell if they have an advantage.  If they are active in adding players at the deficient position(s), they should be able to make up some ground. Of course, Dobber’s team is the most worrisome with many games at hand.

With the Buggman getting squashed, it looks like he will putting his superior prospects expertise to use next year, as it will be a long uphill battle to climb out of the basement this year.

Some teams have been more active on the free agent front than others, ranging from Notch’s 32 moves to Bugg’s zero, with the average being around 16.  

Notch provided us all with some early season entertainment, picking up Nik Antropov on Oct.1.  Then after Antropov’s first game, Notch drops him on Oct.3, posting “I got what I wanted out of Antropov, he is up for grabs now!  Go get him!”.  Notch himself picks Antropov up again on Oct.8 and then promptly releases him the next day.  Angus then gets into the act, picking up Antropov on Oct.12.  Of course, that’s when Antropov really took off, recording six points in his next three games. Another key pick up for Angus was Mike Richards.  

Two important pieces for The Comish were added through free agency; Pascal Leclaire and Chris Osgood.  Dobber scooped Tobias Enstrom and Lanky’s addition of Shawn Horcoff has been worthwhile.  Roman Hamrlik was a nice addition for Duke Power (after Dobber dropped him too early), as was Dan Hamhuis for McKeen’s Magic.  Sticks&Stones smartly added Tomas Plekanec and Notch added the surprising Tim Thomas.

Here’s a summary of the eight trades to date:

Oct. 9
To The Comish:  Budaj Col and Sturm Bos
To Lanky:  Tkachuk StL and Harding Min

Oct. 24
To JP (JaspersRink.com):  Redden Ott and Guerin NYI
To The Comish:  O.Jokinen Fla and M.A.Bergeron NYI

Oct. 29
To Legion of Dobber:  Poti Was
To McKeen’s Magic:  Hamilton Car

Nov. 3
To The Ultimate SC:  Malkin Pit and Brind’Amour Car
To Lanky:  Heatley Ott and Savard Bos

Nov.12
To McKeen’s Magic:  Budaj Col
To The Comish:  Emery Ott

Nov.15
To Notch:  Pronger Ana and Morrow Dal
To Bugg’s Brigade:  Roloson Edm and J.Carter Phi

Nov.19
To Third Degree Burns:  Nagy LA and Mara NYR
To Legion of Dobber:  M.Michalek SJ

Nov.25
To Angus:  Backstrom Min and Upshall Phi
To Bugg’s Brigade:  Ward Car and Getzlaf Ana

 

 

  Offense
Rank Team G A P +/- PIM SOG
1 The Comish 12 11 12 8 11 12
2 angus 11 10 11 10.5 8 11
3 Notch 5 8 7 4 5 7
4 Lanky522’s Hitmen 6 12 10 2 12 10
5 Third Degree Burns 10 5.5 8 5 4 8
6 JP (JaspersRink.com) 4 9 9 6 1 4
7 Duke Power 9 3 4 10.5 3 3
8 The Ultimate SC (TSN) 7 7 6 1 7 9
9 Legion of Dobber 8 5.5 5 12 10 6
10 Sticks&Stones 2 2 2 9 9 2
11 McKeen’s Magic 3 4 3 7 6 5
12 Bugg’s Brigade 1 1 1 3 2 1
               
  Goaltending    
Rank Team W GAA SV% SHO Total Moves
1 The Comish 12 12 11 12 113 14
2 angus 6.5 10 8.5 10 96.5 16
3 Notch 11 11 12 11 81 32
4 Lanky522’s Hitmen 6.5 3 4 8 73.5 16
5 Third Degree Burns 2 7 10 8 67.5 8
6 JP (JaspersRink.com) 8 9 7 3.5 60.5 21
7 Duke Power 3.5 8 3 8 55 24
8 The Ultimate SC (TSN) 3.5 2 8.5 3.5 54.5 14
9 Legion of Dobber 1 1 1 3.5 53 15
10 Sticks&Stones 10 6 5.5 3.5 51 19
11 McKeen’s Magic 9 4 5.5 3.5 50 11
12 Bugg’s Brigade 5 5 2 3.5 24.5 0

 

 

  Offense      
  Team G A P +/- PIM SOG      
1 The Comish 149 216 365 23 400 1196      
2 angus 129 211 340 28 353 1130      
3 Notch 95 182 277 -12 317 974      
4 Lanky522’s Hitmen 98 233 331 -18 410 1060      
5 Third Degree Burns 119 169 288 -10 304 1020      
6 JP (JaspersRink.com) 94 199 293 3 242 923      
7 Duke Power 114 149 263 28 290 920      
8 The Ultimate SC 105 171 276 -51 335 1025      
9 Legion of Dobber 106 169 275 43 393 960      
10 Sticks&Stones 71 145 216 25 361 858      
11 McKeen’s Magic 91 168 259 8 318 943      
12 Bugg’s Brigade 64 126 190 -16 279 691      
                     
  Goaltending Projected Games Played
  Team W GAA SV% SHO C LW RW D G
1 The Comish 35 1.96 0.924 8 21 5 -5 -3 8
2 angus 20 2.27 0.911 4 26 5 8 -14 -12
3 Notch 31 2.19 0.926 5 18 2 12 -12 8
4 Lanky522’s Hitmen 20 2.99 0.902 3 12 -4 -4 6 -3
5 Third Degree Burns 17 2.57 0.914 3 20 -2 -13 -12 -5
6 JP (JaspersRink.com) 21 2.53 0.91 2 35 -11 7 -34 -5
7 Duke Power 18 2.56 0.898 3 3 -9 0 -34 -13
8 The Ultimate SC 18 3.01 0.911 2 8 3 9 0 -12
9 Legion of Dobber 14 3.06 0.892 2 -1 -5 -2 -10 -13
10 Sticks&Stones 26 2.67 0.903 2 4 -3 -2 -8 1
11 McKeen’s Magic 22 2.83 0.903 2 2 3 -3 -3 -8
12 Bugg’s Brigade 19 2.75 0.896 2 -1 -34 -23 -18 -10

 

 

 


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