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  1. Part I - Pick em' (Pick the correct winners of all three games for 2 TPE) Game 3 - Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans Game 4 -Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans Game 5 - Helsinki Titans @ Toronto Legion Part II - Predict the Score (Predict the correct score and winner of this game for 3 TPE) Game 5 - Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans 4-3 Toronto Part III - Player Predictions (Predict the correct player for each category, 1 TPE for each correct answer) Series leader in points: Julian Borwinn Series leader in goals: Vesto Slipher Series leader in assists: Julian Borwinn
  2. That's what I get for guessing instead of putting in work.
  3. The VHLM season is rapidly coming to a close and some teams will look to the playoffs and others will look towards the draft. Valeri Morozov is one such player who is looking towards the playoffs and yet, in the back of his mind dwells the draft. Valeri has put together a decent season thus far, however, the rumours are that the big Russian isn't very high on draft boards. One may be left to wonder if this Russian bias or if there is something deeper involved here; we decided to dig deeper on the draft-eligible power forward. Looking at Morozov's stats show promising potential. Through 65 games played the big winger has 77 points, 37 of which are goals. The port side forward has a very good release but he also has a knack for getting to the right spot at the right time; he's an opportunistic scorer who can also create his own offence as evidenced by his over 4 shots per game pace. Valeri has also shown he can be a trigger man on the powerplay when given the chance and one could propose that more ice time would lead to more than his 14 tucks with the man advantage. A knock on the member of the Rush is that he cannot handle the puck very well and his passing suffers due to it. You would like to see a player with a frame like a condor be able to shield the puck better but that is something that can be taught. Morozov will never be a deft stick-handler who can dip around defenders but when he learns to open up his hips and hold the puck on the backhand he can back defenders down. In the vein of moving his hips and shifting his body, we get to Valeri's skating abilities. For a big man, he moves very well in open ice and is scary fast going North/South but his agility in tight leaves a little to be desired. With the emphasis on speed in the league, it stands to reason that this can be the biggest detriment to Morozov's draft stock. However, big strong guys who have a knack for getting to the open areas on the ice will always have a home on hockey teams. A very underrated aspect of the kid's game is his solid two-way play; Morozov is very trustworthy on the penalty kill and has a superb stick that knocks pucks loose. Valeri is able to use his big body as a shield to block shots with the best of them, frustrating players with his high motor. Morozov is also a punishing checker and buries opposing players every chance he gets, you know when he is out on the ice. As he hones his craft it would not be unreasonable to us if he wins a two-way award at some point in his career. All in all, Morozov is a punishing power forward who has a knack for burying the biscuit and helping out on the defensive side of the puck. A team looking for a guy who can play up and down their lineup and with any player should not look any further than the six foot six Yekaterinburg product.
  4. Toronto Legion Moscow Menace Vancouver Wolves Seattle Bears
  5. The draft is coming up fast and my training is not what it once was. In the early part of the season, I was hungry and determined to climb up draft boards but the season has taken a toll on me. My body is worn down and I don't have the time to dedicate to better myself as much as I would like. My agent has told me that I have slipped down the draft rankings a little and I have to dig deep if I want to keep on pace with my peers. I really want to focus on helping the Rush to a playoff spot but I also have to do what is best for me and I don't know what that is. Do I head into the gym and burn myself to a nub or do I put everything on the ice and hope a team appreciates my effort. I don't really care what team I play for but I do want to be drafted at an appropriate spot for my talent. I feel that I am a first round talent and I will destroy the VHL when I make it up there. Any team that passes on me will regret it when I lift the cup multiple times.
  6. 1. In the latter half of the season now and, while Halifax and Minnesota are quite a few points ahead, there is just 4 points separating 3rd and 7th, which of those five teams (Aces, Bulls, Lynx, Rush, Wild) do you think will finish highest at the end of the season? I would have to take the Houston Bulls as my choice to finish in 3rd this season. The successful expansion franchise has the best goal differential and is 7-3 in their last ten games. I think that these two signs are an indication of their talent. 2. Since the last set of questions were asked, the World Juniors Rosters have been selected. What do you think about your nationalities chances at winning the tournament? I think we have a good young group that will take some time to develop into an international powerhouse. We might surprise a few teams this tournament but I don't think we have a real shot at winning the whole thing. 3a. (If you made your World Juniors roster) Who would you consider the best player on your team? 3b. (If you didn't make your World Juniors roster) Were you surprised not to make it onto your team's roster or was it expected? Our captain, Evgeni Komarov is easily our best player. The guy plays like he is a ten-year veteran and his leadership is off the charts. Kooms is a guy that I can approach at any time and he always makes time for me. 4. Hunter Hearst Helmsley is currently leading the league in points and goals, do you think there's anyone who can stop him from leading in either come the end of the season? Not a chance, this guy wakes up and pisses excellence. I get to play this guy every game and he never runs out of ways to embarrass the other teams and set up his teammates. 5. Give a shout-out to one member of your team who has helped you out and why (maybe a member's player has helped your player perform well in the sim, a member who helped you with PT's, etc.) Our rookie goalie, Clayton Park has really helped to make Yukon a fun place to be. @leafssteen is always chatting and keeping the boys loose while continuously working on his game. Park is going to be a long time stud in the league. 6. Recommend either a video game or a movie for other members to play/watch and why you'd recommend it. One of my favourite movies is Pandorum, a psychological thriller mixed with a horror movie. It takes place in space and does a neat job of explaining the effects isolation can have on the human mind while also throwing in monsters for fun.