It’s been far too long since the last update of Dobber’s three-tiered hockey pools. This update will cover from the beginning of January until the end of February. The last update at the end of December had Experts Audit (Ian Fergusson) in first place.
The story of the Experts pool thus far can be summarized with two letters; M and A. That’s Ryan Ma. On November 21st Maaaasquito Bites traded AWAY Ovechkin, Chara, D.Ellis and M.Ryder for Morrow, St.Louis, Wideman and Turco. Morrow was injured after the deal was accepted, but before it went final. Morrow hasn’t played a game for Ma’s team!
Ma went from second last at the end of October to second place at the end of December. He was in first place at the end of both January and February, but it is oh so close and it looks like it will be a great finish.
Expert’s Audit fell a little from December to February going from 81.5 to 74 points. Fantasy Frog was relatively steady gaining 2.5 points from 76.5 to 79 points overall. The Comish moved up from a tie for fourth place with 73 points to 82 points and the second spot. Lanky522 and RepentTokyo gained 11 and 10.5 points respectively. Dobber lost 12.5 points, while Status Faction lost 15.5 points and is most unstatusfied with his place in the standings.
There were four trades in January/February:
To RepentTokyo: C-Krejci Bos/D-Pitkanen Car
To Angus Unleashed: RW-Dumont Nsh/D-Whitney,Rn Pit (now Ana)
To Maaaasquito Bites: RW-Setoguchi SJ/LW-Gagne Phi
To Fantasy Frog: RW-St.Louis TB/G-Roloson Edm
To Expert’s Audit: C/RW-Franzen Det/LW-Eriksson,L Dal/D-Visnovsky Edm
To Doulos-Hockey Robot: C-Sedin,H Van/D-Niskanen Dal/LW-Penner Edm
To Status Faction:
C-Horcoff Edm/RW-Selanne Ana/D-Letang Pit/LW-Bertuzzi Cgy/G-Osgood Det
To Legion of Dobber:
C-Umberger Clb/RW-Svatos Col/D-Jones,R Phi/RW-Voracek Clb/G-Price Mtl
End February 2009
Dobber's Pro League
The last update at the end of December had the Grizzlies, 87flyer misfits2 and Youth Injection within 2.5 points of each other at the top of the standings.
Two months later, Youth Injection has been gaining ten points a month, moving from 82 to 92 at the end of January and 92 to 102 by the end of February. The Grizzlies sit solidly in second with 94 points at of the end of February.
Loki and Fergie’s Leafs have fallen off the pace. Two of Zorro, OrrFans Enigmas, Psychotic Bunch and Fergie’s Leafs are very likely to be relegated to the Entry level pool next season.
Lots of trades to report in January/February:
To OrrFans Enigmas:
C-Crosby Pit/C-Briere Phi/LW-Malone TB/D-Burns Min/G-Vokoun Fla
C-Spezza Ott/C-Stajan Tor/LW-M.Michalek SJ/D-S.Weber Nsh/G-Luongo Van
To Psychotic Bunch: RW-Sykora Pit/D-Ehrhoff SJ
To Zorro: RW-Langenbrunner NJ/D-Liles Col
To rattus rattus: G-Elliott Ott
To Loki: G-Garon Pit
To rattus rattus:
LW-Clowe SJ/D-Seabrook Chi/D-Pitkanen Car/D-Aucoin,A Cgy/D-Kaberle,T Tor
To Fergie’s Leafs: LW-Carcillo Phx (now Phi)/D-Markov,A Mtl/D-Redden NYR/
C-Sundin Van/G-Johnson,B Wsh
To rattus rattus: D-Rivet Buf
To Psychotic Bunch: G-Budaj Col
To Fergie’s Leafs: C-Arnott Nsh/D-Kubina Tor/G-Miller Buf/G-Niittymaki Phi
To Youth Injection: C-Ott Dal/D-Martin NJ/G-Theodore Wsh/G-Hiller Ana
To Psychotic Bunch: LW-Kovalchuk Atl/C/RW-Franzen Det
To Chicleteur: C-Datsyuk Det/LW-Vermette Ott (now Clb)
End of February:
Dobber Entry Pool Update – January/February
The last update at the end of December had Team Maniax, Capitals and The Hosers within 1.5 points of each other at the top of the standings.
At the end of January, Team Maniax, Capitals and The Hosers were all tied with 108 points and Consensus and the jobbers were only two points back with 106 points.
February saw a changing of the guard, with the Capitals moving into sole possession of first place with 114 points, followed by the jobbers at 113. They were followed by The Hosers at 106 points, then Pete with 102 and Consensus at 101 points.
Pete had a nice 13 point gain over the two months, while the Mercs fell 21.5 points
There was only one trade to report:
To Grande Prairie Mafia: G-Lundqvist NYR
To Capitals: C-Getzlaf Ana