So after rising from the dead to come back into the VHL, I decided I should catch up on how some of my favorite VHLM stars are doing in their rookie seasons. I also wanted to see who was drafted to Davos with me because I missed the draft. So, here's some big VHLM names and how they're holding up one season later.
1. Ryan Kastellic
@Enorama was easily one of the best defensemen out of the VHLM last season and I did a lot of work with him when I was here. He went to the Riga Reign first overall and the team currently sits atop the VHL with a 12-2-3 record. Kastellic looks to be in the same form from the VHLM with 7 points in 17 games, although his -6 looks a little shaky. However, Riga can't be upset with this pick and Ryan has shown to be a solid addition overall to their backend thus far.
2. Joseph McWolf
@McWolf is just another one of those guys who you always have a positive interaction with. He also happened to go second overall to the New York Americans, who have had significantly less fortune, sitting just one spot off the bottom. McWolf may be what one calls a forward playing defense, with 12 points in 16 games but a crippling -22. I'm just gonna blame STHS for this one because this don't add up chief.
3. Sidney Crosby
@SidTheKid87 look I love this guy but HOW DID YOU GO FOURTH OVERALL I'M SORRY BUT WHO LET THIS HAPPEN HELSINKI EXPLAIN. Like the kids good, real good, dominated in the minors, but fourth seems mad high. Similar to McWolf however, although he's looking a little better, 13 points in 17 games but only -13. Helsinki also isn't doing too hot sitting only one place above the Americans but there may be a reason for that. The reason being
4. Alexander Pepper
@Sonnet come on now guys, you took this guy? Sievski McGee over here? This is why you're tanking. Actually though the league looks dominated by strong goaltending this year and Pepper, despite being low on the leaderboards, is still posting pretty strong numbers. His .912 save percentage makes the Helsinki defense look embarrassing (sorry sid) when you see he still averages 3.62 GA. Also I can't give him as much shit anymore as he has 300 some TPE... dammit...
5. Rhett Stoffiday
@pierogituxedo (uhhhh @ broke) Rhett I've always thought was a nice guy, and through a complex series of transactions, he ended up in Davos with me. He's improved greatly since I've last been here, as has most everyone, and is one of the top goalies in the VHLM right now. Can't take the Deverux from me though, buddy, that's mine this year.
6. Tyler Smith
@DrHexDex sad day, Hex went inactive before I did, and he hasn't come back. Kind of sucks as I loved playing with him and he was really involved when he was here, but sometimes people gotta dip. So now he rides the pine in Halifax. Rip.