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  1. The Halifax 21st have been the top seeded team in the VHLM almost all season long after starting out with a 2-2 record. Their GM decided to bolster their depth recently by trading away a few picks in exchange for some solid rental players. Here was the trade: Halifax receives: Edward Vigneault Jet Jaguar S66 PHI 3rd S66 PHI 6th Philadelphia receives: S66 HFX 1st S66 HFX 4th S67 HFX 1st Philadelphia currently sits in last place at 25 points so this trade makes a lot of sense for both teams. Halifax definitely could use all the depth they can get if they want to finally win their first founders cup in franchise history after losing in both finals appearances they’ve previously been in. Jet Jaguar - C/W 174 TPE @gorlab Jet has been one of the highest weekly TPE earners as of late with the last three weeks earning 20, 25, and 19 TPE. This guy will definitely hit 200 by the time playoffs roll around. He’s been playing second line center with Gaudette and Edvin on his wing. He has 27 points in 34 games played, so he’s not the top producer in the league but still has lots of room to grow before the end of the season. Edward Vigneault - D 99 TPE @Patpou22 Edward is fairly new to the VHLM as his first claim was only 3 weeks ago but has been a pretty active player in his short time here. He managed to accumulate 24 TPE last week alone and will continue to grow right through the playoffs. He’s currently sitting on second and third line defense making up about 40% of the ice time. He’s definitely not an offensive powerhouse as he only has 9 points this season but being 6’6 and 240LBs he definitely makes his presence known with his 43 hits and 34 blocked shots. Along with the two solid players for Halifax, they also received a S66 3rd and 6th round pick. This is good extra addition to add to hefty price tag and gives a small amount of value to retain after this season. Onto Philadelphia, with only 10 wins in 36 games played they are the definition of a selling team. As an expansion team in their first season they’ve struggled to put up wins night after night. Trading away two of their better players and adding two first round draft picks as well as a fourth will definitely help them grow their team for the future. Splitting the picks with S66 and S67 is a benefit and a curse. Having the two seasons ensures that you’re not putting all your eggs in one basket which is good if there is a weak draft class. The S66 pick is definitely going to be one of last of the first round but the S67 could possibly prove to be good value for the Reapers given Halifax could lose quite a bit of their roster to the VHL this off season. Overall it’s a good gamble to take on Blade’s part and is a fair trade on both sides. It’s yet to be determined who won this trade but as of right now it feels even given both teams filled needs and gave up things they don’t need at the moment.
  2. ECN on VHL Portal #3 Special Report on VHLM trades! Another week has passed and here we with next update from yours ECN, powered by FrostBeard Entertainment! So, what has happened in VHLM this week? Philadelphia Reapers have been selling everyone with last trade sending away Mat Tocco and Wendy Kandee Cain to Minnesota just a few hours ago. After contacting our analysts and trying to figure our BladeMaiden’s (GM of Philadelphia Reapers) mindset we came to three possible options why she decided to go and trade away players like – Mikko Aaltonen, John Frostbeard, Hans Gruber, Tyler Barabash Jr, Charlie Paddywagon and so on – we could name basically everyone on the Reapers squad from week ago. 1st reason for these trades could be GM’s interest in gaining future picks as to basically sack the first expansion season and then be truly dominant in the next 2/3 seasons, as with the picks gained by those trades could give Philly plethora of talent from future drafts. The 2nd reason could be just interest in providing players with a better chance of winning a cup. Knowing how dominant many teams in VHLM this season are, it might have been GM’s interest to give her players a chance to compete together with other teams and show everyone what they can do on a bigger stage. The increasing talent on other teams gives Philly not only a chance for a great pick in the upcoming draft but provides other teams, that were not considered to be contenders, a chance to get that cup. 3rd reason – a bit of both? Maybe Blade is truly a very deep strategist – with precise moves and understanding what the future could be, she can not only strengthen her relationship with her players by giving them an opportunity to fight for a cup but get enough back that would allow her to build next Dynasty here is VHLM? Could there be more trades coming and could we see another team do a complete sellout? That surely can prove to be an interesting step as many teams are already stacked with an enormous amount of talent like for example Minnesota Storm, who are already having 13 players over 100 TPE and 4 of those are already 200 and above! Well, our guess is as good as yours – sure give your opinion on these trades down below and smash that “Fire” button for more content like this by European Cable News. People mentioned in this post - @BladeMaiden @GRZ @Bushito @TheFlash @Matmenzinger @SlashACM @DMaximus
  3. Hello VHL Community, I'm Nacho (Nacci25) and I'm a new rookie, a new guy in general to the VHL. I do a lot of graphic designing as a hobby and at the same time find myself wanting to do things for tpe on the go. I'll be for example at the store or a Tim Hortons waiting in line and want to check up on stats or looking to see if my tpe claim was approved. Yes I can just go to my web browsing app and go to the website but then I thought how convenient it would be to have an app to quickly and easily browse forums and my player profile. Have notifications pushed to my lock screen when my teams game stats are in or a reminder I have TPE to apply. Well...here is what I propose. The VHL app! I have a couple mock up concept art I made up. I'll post them attached to this post and as I continue to make more I will comment them here. I will take ALL FEEDBACK. Good or bad. constructive or positive! Let me know what you guys think. P.S I don't know how many people this will reach or who exactly it reaches but I hope it reaches many! *This is a mock-up of what could be the login page*
  4. Selected 37th overall, John Perdue is to begin his career as a part of the Saskatoon Wild. Take a look at Perdue's stats and strengths as the 65th VHLM season approaches: Name John Ryan Perdue Born November Eighteenth, Nineteen Ninety Eight Height Six Feet Weight One Hundred Seventy Five Pounds Hometown Buffalo, NY, USA Perdue entered the DEL (Germany's elite hockey league) at age 16 and began playing as a defensive winger for the Hamburg Ice Freezers, a now defunct team. He spent three years with the organization and accrued seventy nine goals, ninety seven assists, (one hundred seventy six total points) and a career plus/minus of +Sixty. The Ice Freezers made two playoff appearances while Perdue was on the team, but were never able to advance past the quarterfinals. In John's own words, here's a quick introduction to the kind of player he is: Pros about John Perdue Skating With my defensive training, My lateral movement and sprints are some of the best in the league. Period. I have plenty of time to improve, I am far from my peak performance. Puck handling Puck protection was a key skill I worked on during my time in Germany, and 85% of my goals were from the hash marks. It takes some serious dangling to get scoring chances in the slot the way that I do. Passing My teammates will always have a chance to touch the puck when I'm on the ice with them. There's a reason I have ninety seven assists, and that's due to my passing skills. Whether I'm at the blue line or I am taking the puck from the crease, I'll be able to hit my open teammate's stick. Cons Strength I can hardly do a pull up, it's pretty embarrassing. I don't rely on my body as often as other defensive forwards because I have the forecheck and puck handling skills that can make up for it. However, I know that in a league like the VHL players need to be ready to use their body so I'm going to have to start working on my overall strength if I ever want to make a name of myself. Faceoffs I can take a puck from a player rushing in the neutral zone, but for some reason, I can't seem to nail the faceoff zone. That is going to take some practice, but luckily The Wild has a solid center core where that isn't my first priority as a winger. Shooting As I mentioned in my puck handling attribute, my goals normally come from right in front of the net. It's tough for me to hit the net from the blue line or any sort of angle other than the slot, let alone get enough power to shoot a one timer correctly. My natural talent of puck carrying has helped me score, but I can't rely on that anymore now that I'm on the Wild. Perdue is a promising prospect in this league with his defensively conscious attitude for the sport. With the potential to be a key component in both the scoring or defensive departments for the Saskatoon Wild, it is up to John to prove everyone that he was a fifth round steal in the VHLM.
  5. The Humble Origins of a Great Name: John Perdue Position: Left Wing Born: Buffalo, New York Age: 20 Years Old Height: 6’0” Weight: 175 lbs Shoots: Left On the Pond Born during the harsh winter of Buffalo, New York, John Perdue became acquainted with the ice quicker than most kids. This created a relationship to the sport of hockey for John. One of the first things John saved up for was a pair of decent hockey skates so that he could play at the local pond with the other kids. By the time he was 5, he was skating every weekend at the Lackawanna pond just outside of Buffalo with a group of kids that he considered to be his ‘team.’ John always cared more about being a team player than being a solo star. John and his pond hockey team started practicing plays, train each other, and focused more on the practical aspect of the game. This benefitted John as he took the sport of hockey seriously at such an early age. At age 8, Perdue, a self-taught athlete, decided to look into junior hockey leagues he could possibly be a part of to begin properly learning the sport, which made his parents realize that hockey was more than just a hobby to John. Rink Life It was his career in junior hockey leagues where John got the nickname of “Johnny Hockey.” His coach immediately noticed John’s passion for the game during his first season with the Buffalo Junior Blades. He taught John not only how to play a conscious left-wing role in all contexts, but he also advised him how to be a prevalent leader in the locker room. Back in his time, his coach was a Defenseman for the Toronto Legion, which intrigued John greatly. It was Perdue’s idea to bring the team to a Legion game as a team bonding trip, where that would be his first exposure to the VHL. When John saw Evan Lawson take to the ice, he knew what kind of player he wanted to be. He was blown away by the sheer athleticism and exciting atmosphere of the game, he knew he had to be a part of this league. Some way, somehow. On Stage John began to also show interest in music at age 10 - the drums, more specifically. John felt like he needed other interests to separate himself from the pressures of school and hockey, so he took on the drums and began teaching himself songs that he had downloaded on his MP3 player. His father was an avid guitarist and was very encouraging of his drumming because he knew talent when he saw it. “If John was not looking to be a VHL player, he’d be a drummer,” said his father. “I am so proud of him and what he’s accomplished in both aspects, hockey and music.” John, a natural team player, wanted to find a band to play for during his offseason downtime. With his musical influences drawing from alternative rock, he formed the punk rock band “Previous Love” with friends from school, where they tour together around North America every summer when John isn’t playing hockey. Teenage Years John continued moving up age divisions within the Junior Blades organization throughout middle school and high school. Perdue’s middle school and high school were relatively large, where he hung around with his teammates and other kids that were hockey fanatics. John was a conscientious worker when it came to school, he knew hockey scouts would look at his grades so he always took it seriously and made it apparent to his teachers that he had big plans after he graduated. Every Friday, it was tradition for students that played for the Junior Blades to wear hockey jerseys to show team spirit - sometimes they had to wear team jerseys to show they had a game that night, otherwise they could wear any jersey they wanted. John saw those Fridays as opportunities to wear his Toronto Legion jersey and support his favorite player, none other than Evan Lawson. John faced a difficult decision during his freshman year of high school by his hockey coach, parents and school principal. They both advised he worked towards early graduation in order to begin his hockey career as soon as possible. John thought it would be a good idea, but socially he was worried that his teammates would be upset with him. Much to his disbelief, they showed nothing but support for him. They agreed that he had something special and he shouldn’t waste any time working towards what will eventually be his career. So, John began taking night classes and attended summer school in order to graduate two years early at the age of 16. This meant that he began taking offers from prospects and considering possible teams to play for at a developmental level. His mom advised him to consider more than just North American teams, as she was encouraging him to play somewhere abroad for some experience with other cultures. His mom was so happy to see that he had an opportunity to see the world with his career, and she wanted only the best for him. John understood that his mother knew best, so he decided to take a convincing offer from the Hamburg Ice Freezers, which was a team in the DEL, an elite league from Germany, where he had the benefits of housing and a full-ride scholarship to attend the joint-university with the hockey club. It was difficult to leave his family and friends behind, but he knew it was the best choice for him to become a VHL’er. Life as a Freezer Perdue began playing as a defensive left winger for the Hamburg Ice Freezers and immediately found his place with the teams. There was a bit of a language barrier, but after a few nights out on the town, John began to become very accustomed to the culture of Germany and formed some amazing bonds with his squad. He spent three years with the organization and accrued seventy nine goals, ninety seven assists, (one hundred seventy six total points) and a career plus/minus of +Sixty. He was even able to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Psychology from the joint-university! These numbers were nothing for John to scoff at, as they were right on track with his progress from the Junior Blades. The Ice Freezers made two playoff appearances while Perdue was on the team, but were never able to advance past the quarterfinals. However, John never measured his success by counting his trophies. He benefited greatly from his experiences in the league and he couldn’t have been more thankful for his time in the Hamburg organization. As his third and final season with the Ice Freezers came to a close, Perdue began to seriously consider offers from VHLM teams around the league. He was so excited about the possibility to come back to North America and he wanted to make sure he made the right impressions with the right teams before the VHLM Dispersal Draft. A Wild Draft In a Germany airport, John was on his laptop ready to book any flight back to North America to join whichever team drafted him at the 65th VHLM Dispersal Draft. Eventually, John was selected 37th overall by the Saskatoon Wild, a team that can guarantee him a bright future and healthy development into a player for the VHL. He called his family, friends, band, teammates, and hockey coach to tell them the news and they all said the same thing: “We knew you would make it!” John hopped on the first train to Saskatoon and by the next morning, he joined his new teammates for an open skate and was already acting as a morale boost in the locker room with his positive outlook and attitude. With the 65th season approaching, John is preparing with his team to take over this league and go up against anyone standing in their way.
  6. HOUSTON--We have a problem. Or at least Beau Buefordsson does. The city of Houston pulled countless strings to bring out the best for the Bulls, one of the VHLM's two new expansion teams. Just short of $700 million was spent on a state-of-the-art arena, connected to a multipurpose facility housing everything from a shopping mall to the Bulls' practice rinks. And yet, just a few days after the ribbon was cut on the practice facility and team activities began, the doors were closed, citizens hoping to catch a glimpse of the Bulls' practice were turned away, and there was ribbon up again, this time of the yellow "DO NOT CROSS" variety. And after a day and a half of speculation, the answer has finally been released to the media. "When Buefordsson walked into the room," said a member of the team who did not wish for his name to be printed, "I almost threw up." Furthermore, according to this player, "[w]e couldn't even get the smell out after he left. We've just hired a private contractor to replace all the carpeting in the locker room and we also plan on getting the entire thing fumigated. I don't even know how something like this is humanly possible." For Buefordsson, as well, things got ugly. "[Houston GM] Alexander [Pepper] chased him out of the building with a sponge and a gallon of bleach. I don't know what happened after that and I'm not sure I want to," said the player. Buefordsson has reportedly been ordered to pay for the professional deodorizing of the facility, as well as for an entire year's supply of air fresheners and cleaning equipment. When contacted by the media, both Pepper and Buefordsson declined to comment.
  7. Howdy Partner. Welcome to the 65th season of the VHLM. It's a new frontier in the minor leagues with two brand new expansion teams and an exciting, unpredictable dispersal draft behind us. Some teams are rebuilding, some are trying to stay on top of the scoring sheet. There were some great steals and jumps in the draft that are up in the air and may make or break a team, so the rest of this offseason should be interesting. I don't think the big moves are over just yet - from what it seemed, some GM's may still have some tricks up their sleeves. Expansion teams, I'm talking to you. The Houston Bulls had not been on my radar until last night's draft, but the smart moves and enthusiasm coming from its GM makes me believe that they will be a team that cannot be messed with this season. However, while the Bulls picked up future stars Maximilian Kirbsson and Kari Jurri, the Philadelphia Reapers were able to acquire Elasmobranch Fish, an insanely talented prospect. These players are high-value VHLMers that can be the face of a franchise. Other teams may have some very interesting offers for these prospects, so keep your eyes and ears open, boys. - John Perdue
  8. Reapers Hire An AGM, This Announcement Will Hit You Like BOOM! The Philadelphia Reapers are happy to be able to announce the addition of @BOOM™ to our new organization. Boom is the embodiment of what this team stands for. As a man with a reputation that precedes him, the original creator of the Broom shack aka the Boom Shack, he fits in with the fun party atmosphere Phili is trying to create. We may not always be the best, but we intend on having a lot of fun. For all the potential draftees and free agents who read this know that if the Reapers take you, know you are going to a fun team that will support you in your VHLM career and help you to prepare for your time in the bigs. So with this message I welcome my partner in crime and fellow Death Dealer to the Reapers, Boom you are the perfect choice and i know we will have a lot of fun. To everyone else know we both look forward to welcoming all our future lill’ Death Dealers to the team. Party on Reaper Nation!! -BladeMaiden
  9. The Reapers are really starting to shape up and show the league their public image. Reapers GM BladeMaiden has been very vocal about her plans to make the Philadelphia Reapers the party team of the VHLM. If her constant insisting that this will be a thing wasn`t enough to prove her intentions, a decision by the rookie GM in the late evening confirms her impulsive and free form management style. If you weren’t there let this journalist fill you in on the juicy details. In a very casual general chat the league elite were talking about the upcoming expansion and the talk quickly turned to GMs and who would be the logical choice for the next GM slots if they should become available. Names like @Beketov were dropped, with commissioners mentioning that he should have been considered for @Victor's position in Moscow. If that was enough action for you, then get ready because Reapers management BladeMaiden made this statement as her hiring announcement; “The Philadelphia Reapers are happy to be able to announce the addition of @BOOM™to our new organization. Boom is the embodiment of what this team stands for. As a man with a reputation that precedes him, the original creator of the Broom shack aka the Boom Shack, he fits in with the fun party atmosphere Phili is trying to create. We may not always be the best, but we intend on having a lot of fun. For all the potential draftees and free agents who read this know that if the Reapers take you, know you are going to a fun team that will support you in your VHLM career and help you to prepare for your time in the bigs. So with this message I welcome my partner in crime and fellow Death Dealer to the Reapers, Boom you are the perfect choice and i know we will have a lot of fun. To everyone else know we both look forward to welcoming all our future lill’ Death Dealers to the team. Party on Reaper Nation!!-BladeMaiden
  10. @Beaviss Made Triple H a new Sig was working on a SSN article cover and it developed into a Sig somehow. Hope you like it. This Is the SSN Article cover b https://sportssimnetwork.com/?p=1220
  11. VHLM: Scoped Jan 6 - Jan 13 Games 43 - 91 Nyko's Message Week two of the VHLM! This week has seen some changes in the standings and rosters. Not going to make this message very long because I'll go into more detail within the segments, but the overall format will be staying the same, except for one addition, and once again if you got any ideas to improve this series let me know PS: The Trades as of Jan 14th will be on the next segment cause I'm lazy. But the trades that happened on Jan 14th are included as part of the power rankings. Trade Center This week was an active week of trades, with lots of players and picks exchanging hands. Even a bit of a controversy (if you can call it that) happened this week. With the trade deadlines looming in the distance trading will certainly pick up as teams realize what they need for the playoffs, and what they can lose to make it happen. As with last times segment I'll go over each of the trades, and give my opinion on who I think won the deal. LVA/SSK Las Vegas receives: Curtis Gary S65 SSK 3rd S66 SSK 4th Saskatoon receives: Cal Davidson S65 LVA 1st S66 LVA 2nd This trade is interesting, seeing a player and 2 picks swapped between each team. This season Cal Davidson has 4 goals and an assist for 5 points on the season, a huge improvement over his 0 last one. He is an inactive though who last updated in November, so he may not be coming back anytime soon. Curtis Gary on the other hand is an over point per game player, with 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points this season. With Saskatoon 5th in the standings it looks like they will be selling, and they received the 1st and 2nd for a rebuild, while Vegas paid for a rental who can help them win the cup. Personally I think Saskatoon won this trade. HFX/SSK Halifax receives: Anton Edvin S65 SSK 7th Saskatoon receives: S65 HFX 5th S66 HFX 2nd Saskatoon once again selling a player and a pick for more picks for a rebuild. Edvin has 37 points in 24 games this season, with the majority being goals. Saskatoon received a later round pick and then a 2nd next season. Halifax acquired Edvin too boost themselves this season and compete with Vegas for top place in the standings, and during the playoffs. Bana (I think) didn't notice the trade when it happened though, and unfortunately Edvin wasn't on HFX for 2 sims or so, but I think its all good now, so we'll see how this trade plays out over the next week. I think Halifax won this trade, as they didn't give up too much for a quality player. SSK/OSL Saskatoon receives: Finn Schaefer S65 OSL 4th S66 OSL 4th Oslo receives: Burnt Toast S65 SSK 6th Saskatoon once again making moves, this time with Oslo though. Oslo is acquiring VHLM star defensemen Burnt Toast, who at 74 tpe is point per game this season, and has been his past two.(shows how a build can affect points, and not just tpe) Toast has 34 points, with 29 of them being assists this season. Saskatoon in exchange receives two fourths and Finn Schaefer, a 30 tpe inactive who has 5 points this season. This season's favourites Oslo had to change up some stuff as they are in fourth, and by acquiring a point per game defensemen this may help boost themselves in the standings. I Think Saskatoon won this trade, as those 4th's can definitely turn into something good with some good scouting. Milestones Milestones are recognized throughout sports, when a rookie scores his first goal he keeps the puck. Players are celebrated when they hit 100 goals, 1,000 games, 50 shutouts. Just like nhl.com's milestone watch, I'm going to be do something similar, where I take the players and show how close they are to hitting a special VHLM milestone. Points 1. @Eparker24 4 from 100 2. Finn Schaefer just hit 100 3. @Thranduil John Madden 3 from 100 Goals 1. @DilIsPickle 9 from 50 2. Nikita Flipachyev 6 from 100 3. @NathanN just hit 50 Assists 1. @Eparker24 26 from 100 2. Smitty Werbenmanjagerjensen 16 from 50 3. Nathan MacKinnon 20 from 150 Wins/Shutouts Coming Later (Can't access goalie stats) Games of the Week The VHLM is full of many interesting, exciting, and just plain out weird games. Some games are blowouts, some are high scoring, and some games are very tight. This part of the segment will highlight the 3 games which I think were the best games during the whole week. If you disagree with me, post your top 3 games in the comment section. Game 46 SSK vs LVA This game was pure show of offensive power from Vegas. With a final score 8-1 there was no stopping Vegas here. Vegas bursted out in the first period, scoring 5 goals, with 2 coming from Nathan N and another two from Orion Slade. Burnt Toast did open the game though with Saskatoon's lone goal of the game. In the second Chance Matthews notched his 6th of the season. Finally in the 3rd Vegas added an extra two goals, and kept Sask to 0 shots that period. Game 55 OTT vs SSK Saskatoon once gets blownout again (I'm starting to see a pattern here) but this time by the Lynx. The Lynx are currently one place above the Wild in the standings, but after this game it looks like they should be way above Sask (limits of the VHLM I guess). Ottawa, like Vegas burst out in the first period, lighting the lamp 5 times on goaltender Justin Cole (poor guy). Draper struck first 2 mins 38 seconds into the period, and opened the floodgates, with Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen (holy crap that's long --- that's what she said) scoring 4 minutes later, and Kyson Blake scoring 16 seconds after Smitty. Shawn Mendes potted his third of the season, and Kyson Blake got his second of the game after Mendes. 38 seconds into the second Mendes also notched his second of the night, and Justin Cole was pulled out of the game. The rest of the period was silent, and 4 mins into the 3rd Stropko Jr. scored the game winner. JB Rift grabbed a shutout, and Mendes and Gritty both had 4 point nights Game 91 LVA vs OTT This game, while not a blowout like the others, was still a close and hard fought hockey game by two rival teams. In the first period Eric Parker striked 48 seconds in, but then the rest of the period was a snooze. Period two was where the action was at though. 6:31 into the period McDavid put LVA up 2-0. But Ottawa fought back and after 3 goals in 5 minutes (all on the powerplay) they were up 3-2. The 3rd periopd was where Vegas was able to tie it up off of a goal by Mitch Matthews. After the final buzzer this game was going to overtime. After a boring overtime with no goals intense overtime this one was going to a shootout. Gary - Stopped Blake - Stopped Baillie - Stopped Allman - Miss Materazo - Goal! All on Katie Warren now, she goes in. Makes a move.... and loses the puck. @ShawnGlade retire her. ^ Actual footage from Katie Warren's shootout attempt Players of the Week 1. Justin Cole Justin Cole had an insane week full of ups and downs. Often he would be stopping upwards of 40 shots a night, while his defense let him down, but after a stunning last 2 performances I had to give him this star. Game 100 vs the Ottawa Lynx - a team that had just blown Sask out that week. Cole stopped 39 shots to allow Saskatoon to get a 3-0 win. The next game on the same night he stopped 32 shots from the Oslo Storm, a team that has offensive powers Diljodh Starload and Carles Puigdemont. 2. Dan Baillie This week HC Davos Dynamo prospect Dan Baillie was able to put himself up ontop of the points chart. He gained 37 points this week, but also excelled on the defensive side, improving his +/- to a league leading +27. 3. Bolt Vanderhuge Vanderhuge is the leading defensemen in points this year, but is also top 3 in hits, and top 3 in points league wide. The defensemen improved on his points this week by adding an additional 25 points, with 9 of them being goals. The Riga Prospect has been one of the reasons why Halifax is one of the top teams in the league right now, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Power Rankings Last Week 1. Halifax 2. Vegas 3. Ottawa 4. Saskatoon 5. Oslo 6. Yukon This Week 1. Las Vegas Aces +1 2. Ottawa Lynx +1 3. Halifax 21st -2 4. Saskatoon Wild 5. Oslo Storm 6. Yukon Rush Standings 1. Las Vegas Aces +1 2. Halifax 21st -1 3. Ottawa Lynx 4. Oslo Storm 5. Saskatoon Wild 6. Yukon Rush 1542 words, claiming 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
  12. Hey! My name is Dil and today I will be starting one of my new 2 series. I will be doing both a mock draft and Memedex bi weekly. In the mock draft I will obviously be ranking my picks for the upcoming VHL draft. The memedex will be a massive shitpost full of VHL related memes created by both me and other users in the VHL. Here is the first mock draft: Mock Draft 1. Carles Puigdemont C | 6'3" | 220 lb. | Age: 18 | TPE: 215 @Eudaldkp Still quite early but It is pretty obvious who the two candidates for 1st overall are. Carles is definitely one of them. Already at 215 tpe, this kid can do a lot of things. This season in the minors he has been tearing it up. 37 points in 26 games, is quite a record for this young player. He is playing on a stacked Oslo team who has been struggling lately but his stats don't show it. He was drafted 1st Overall in the VHLM dispersal draft for a reason. He is already at 80 passing and 80 scoring at the cap and will be banking tons of tpe before he reaches the bigs where he will make a massive splash. 2. Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen D | 6'3" | 220lb. | Age: 25 | TPE: 180 @flyersfan1453 Smitty is the second candidate who I stated earlier could go 1st overall. I have him at 2nd for now since I think Carles is still a better pick at this point. Smitty has had quite the year so far as he has put up 31 points in 26 games as a defenceman. He still has 20 tpe left to allocate before he hits the cap and if done wisely he will become an even better player. Both Carles and Smitty have separated themselves from the rest of the pack and are the two top players in the draft. 3. Dallas Jones D | 6'4" | 205 lb. | Age: 16 | TPE: 153 @Trifecta Dallas Jones goes at third overall at this point. Another big D-Man expected to go in the top 3. Dallas has allocated his tpe almost evenly in most of his categories and become a well rounded defenceman. Currently playing for the Oslo Storm, he has put up 15 points in 26 games. He has an good +/- of 15. He is defensively responsible and can also help out on both the powerplay and penalty kill as he has for Oslo this season. I think he can be a safe bet for third overall. 4. Brady Stropko Jr. D | 6'3" | 225 lb. | Age: 19 | TPE: 140 @Bushito Brady Stropko Jr. has some big shoes to fill due to coming after Norris Stopko and Jasper Canmore. This draft seems to have a lot of great defensive prospects because here is another one. Not only is this kid huge and good defensively, he has 80 scoring already so you can expect him to rip a puck. He has put up 17 points in 21 games with a +/- of 12. Currently I have him at fourth but I am expecting him to rocket up the rankings in the near future. 5. Gritty C | 6'3" | 197 lb. | Age: 19 | TPE: 144 @eaglesfan036 This orange creature is a pretty good player. 31 points in 26 games with a +/- of 10. Another stud from Ottawa who can put up points. Gritty has a pretty good shot, decent defensively, and a good puck handler. He doesn't excel in a certain category but is a really well rounded player. 6. Viktor Kozlov C | 6'8" | 220 lb. | Age: 19 | HALIFAX TPE: 115 @Kuch9 Oh my god. There are some huge people in this draft but this kid is MASSIVE. This absolute GOON can still put up points. 23 points and a +/- in 26 games. He is pretty fast and really tough. He is absolutely horrible offensively but I have no clue how he puts up the numbers he has. Currently have him at 6th but could go up or down later in the season. 7. Joe Nixon G | 6'3" | 150 lb. | Age: 19 | TPE: 144 @Bonzaijoe This kid is playing under the show of Kevin Weekes. Kevin is an amazing goaltender putting up AMAZING stats so its tough for this kid to get playing time. He has played only 5 games this season and lost 3 of them. SV% of 0.841 and a GAA of 2.80. Nothing special but he has a ton of potential. If given the opportunity to play games I think this kid could become something special but unfortunately he isn't getting that opportunity in Vegas. Other than that it is also a pretty tough league for goalies so he might drop even lower depending on how the need for goalies grows since there is rumours of expansion. 8. Orion Slade C | 6'8" | 225 lb. | Age: 18 | TPE: 102 @BluObieZ Orion is a pretty good player already. At only 102 tpe he has 23 points in 26 games. He has a pretty good shot and a is a pretty good passer. He can carry the puck well too. He is a well rounded player. You can't go wrong picking this kid anywhere in the late 1st round but early on I think we have him at 8th. That concluded the mock draft. The next one will be out 2 weeks from now. Until then look forward to other VSN articles and podcasts coming your way.
  13. It's a sad time, as due to a sever injury during my vacation to the Swiss Alps during the Off-Season, I (Andrew Taylor) have decided to retire from the VHLM at the age of 16. Let's be honest here. I hated playing on the Aces. I barely got any ice time. I'm slowly transitioning over to eSports, so come check out my ToonTown Tournament streams!! (The streaming thing is obviously a joke. Who even likes ToonTown anyways) @VHLM GM @VHLM Mag
  14. Tyler walked up to the row of microphones and sat down, looking around the room. "Hey guys, thanks for having me again." He said with a smile. "I'm ready to take your questions, feel free to ask what ever you please." He said leaning back. "But for those of you who don't know, I hope some of you read my rookie profile that the VHLM did for me." He said holding up the article
  15. YOU PAID HOW MUCH, FOR YOUR BACK UP? You might think that this writer is clearly doing this to get a reaction out of the community, but it is absolutely crazy what some teams are paying to have a player sit on their bench. How do I know these goalies will see a lot of bench time? Most of these brand teams have VHL starters that are likely to see a lot of ice time. When looking at the following information it can be seen that value must be in the eye of the beholder for this year’s brand executives, especially when it comes to snagging VHLM goalies. The Only thing that makes sense in the graph below is that Stoffiday is earning top dollar as he is the top goalie in the VHLM, no ands, ifs, or buts about it. The Main question is how is the 5th slot active goalie Davison making $500,000 while Mertz took a contract for $0. My guess is that Mertz showed up late for the season and he would rather ride the bench on a winning team than make money, but that is just an educated guess. Another thing that just seems out of place is Wahl’s $1,250,000 contract, Wahl is at best tied with Mertz for 3rd in the league and was offered an early contract with UB Games. It is shocking to see Wahl get such a hefty contract in his first season and makes me think that UB’s GM must be anticipating for Wahl to continue to get better and has locked him in for a 3 Season Contract. It might interest other brand GMs that the current 2nd slot VHLM Goalie and Winner of 2 Canadian Gold Metals in the WCJ is still up for grabs. Do you think these GMs over paid for their spare tires? Goalie Name User Brand Contract Amount VHLM Team VHLM SV% VHLM GAA VHLM SO Rhett Stoffiday @Stoffiday Executive Player: jolt juice $1,250,000 YUK 0.907 2.02 6 Kevin Weekes @Lefty No Contract Offered LVA 0.902 2.22 5 Cole Mertz @ColeMrtz21 Haterade $0 HFX 0.895 2.86 3 Brick Wahl @BladeMaiden UB Games $1,250,000 SSK 0.887 2.67 1 Finn Davison @Poptart Haterade $500,000 OTT 0.882 3.07 0 Divaani Sohva @Sohva No Contract Offered OSL 0.854 4.63 0
  16. Decided to put together an image for while I'm a free agent in the VHLM. Wonder what team is going to have Brick in their net?
  17. Tzuyu’s First Encounter with the VHLM Playoffs www.VHLHockeyNews.com Today we managed to catch up with Hall of Famer Terence Fong as part of our coverage over the VHLM and VHL playoffs. Terence Fong as most know was one of the first Asian players to cross over the from Asia to play in the VHL. While not a considered a superstar on the ice, his contributions over the years to the development of the league as an owner and administrator solidified his spot in the Hall of Fame. To this day, he serves as the founder and CEO of Hockey Asia, one of the world’s most prestigious hockey academy’s that has developed other Hall of Famers like Daisuke Kanou, and more recently Xin Xie Xiao. Terence Fong: “I think Tzuyu had a really good start in her limited time in the VHLM sofar and her playoff production and play showed that despite the limited usage that Ottawa got from her. Clearly and not necessarily in a bad way, the GM leaned more heavily on players that he was familiar with. Unfortunately Ottawa could not progress through and she didn’t have any other opportunities to impress. That being said, she managed to get solid minutes in game one and five. Of this I think she had 3 points or something along those lines? Pretty good I’d say considering she didn’t play much aside from those two games.” Analyst Joe: “So what did think stood out for her good and bad?” Terence Fong: “The good I think was her playing well within her means, she skated well and she moved the puck and generated some offense. That’s the type of player I think she’ll become as we go further on. She was really quick on transition plays and her two goals are proof that she has the shot to score goals and create offense from the back end. On the back end of it I think she has a lot to work on her defensive game. I think that might be why the coach was hesitant to lean on her too much there. Certainly her lack of size and strength are contributing factors and the lack of familiarity. But hey shes new in the league and her progress thus far already is quite good for her short stint. I think she’ll be one of the best players in the VHLM next season and she could look at transitioning to the VHL quickly at this rate. She just needs to tighten up her defensive zone play a bit more and she’d be good to go.” Analyst Joe: “What do you think her potential will be?” Terence Fong: “I think she has the potential to be a good player, I’m not quite sure yet if she’s the type of player I’d build a franchise around, but I definitely see her as part of the winning core of strong team. I think she is improving fast but there will always be certain limitations in her game I think. The best course of action of course would be her proving me wrong of course and going on to become that face of the franchise of course, but I guess we’ll see now won’t we?” Analyst Joe: “Haha of course, well thank you for taking the time out of your day here to talk to us. Its been a pleasure as always to see your take on new graduates from your system.” Terence Fong: “Thanks Joe. Till next time.”
  18. The Scouting Report on Possible 1st Overalls www.VHLHockeyNews.com Partially into the VHLM season, we have seen some remarkable players step up in the race to secure their spots in the draft. While Tzuyu was projected to be a strong contender for 1st overall, we’ve seen a few players step up and challenge for the spot and thus far the race is wide open for that to happen. Ryan Kastelic Position: Defense Yukon Rush Kastelic has had a phenomenal start to the season sofar which has thrust him into the 1st overall contender spot. A quick footed defender, he has size and strong all around abilities that make for a great compelling case. Hard working at both ends of the ice and off the ice as well, we expect that Kastelic has the greatest chance of becoming first overall given overall performance. A player agency relatively new to the league, teams would be amiss if they let that short history cloud their judgement. Kastelic is currently 5th in league scoring and also leads all players in hits and blocks. His only real weakness currently is his shooting ability. While more than adequate for the VHLM, he will need to work on the shot power and finding ways to get his shot through traffic to produce goals on the next level. That being said, his ability to move the puck more than makes up for his weaker shot ability. NHL Projected Comparison: Alex Pietrangelo Julian Borwinn Position: Left Wing Las Vegas Aces Another player shooting up the rankings, Borwinn has made a name for himself with hard work and tenacity. 4th in league points but leading all players in goals scored sofar, Borwinn is our top pick for the first forward to be picked in the upcoming VHL draft. All around ability combined with speed to burn and deft hands is his calling card. Strong at both ends of the ice and showing great ability to score from different positions of the ice, Borwinn is likely to end up with some hardware at the end of the season if he keeps this pace up. While dropping down one place below Kastelic in TPE rankings, his effectiveness has not shown any drop in itself. With continued progress, we can see Borwinn become the strongest forward in this draft class and a world class scorer. Teams may be hesitant to select him only on the fact that he too hails from a fairly new player agency as well. His only con right now is that while he exhibits strong traits throughout all facets of the game, we haven’t really seen any “elite” ability in any particular area yet. Time and development will be required to see him reach stardom. NHL Projected Comparable: Marian Hossa Scott Shawinganen Position: Center Las Vegas Aces Shooting up the draft ranks is the formerly unknown center from Las Vegas. While not blowing away the competition on the stat sheet with only 12 points in 18 games so far, we have noticed that Shawinganen is improving his game at alarming an alarming rate. This has led his coach to deploy him in more and more crucial situations as of late and with his added ice time, we expect to see his point totals to rise. Shawinganen is a large playmaking center reminiscent of old traditional types like Joe Thornton or Adam Oates. He protects the puck well and sees the ice extremely well. His passing and vision gets top marks and he is already proficient in the faceoff dots at the VHLM level. His development as we remarked earlier is astounding as he is taking in his experience and ice time and learning to adapt quickly to the game. With improvement to his skating ability and overall technical skills and attention to defensive play, he is our sleeper pick to go first overall in the draft. Down the road we envision that Shawinganen could become an elite offensive playmaker if development continues on its current trajectory. NHL Comparable: Joe Thornton
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  20. VHLM Set for Historic Draft (from left) Chase Keller, Keaton Louth, Mats Johnsson, and Jeff Gow are just the tip of the iceberg for the S56 VHLM Draft Link to Draft Thread VHLM HEADQUARTERS - Despite being a lightning rod of controversy in the past few VHL seasons, it looks like the VHLM finally has something going for it now. Thanks to a [depending on the way you look at it] successful recruitment drive this past season, the VHLM is going to have the biggest draft in the league's history this offseason. There are currently 51 prospects eligible for the draft, the highest number of draftees ever. There have been other large drafts throughout the VHLM's history, but none have reached the amount of prospects that S56 will have; some drafts have had prospects in the high-30s and low-40s, but never over 50. Not only does this draft boast a large quantity, but it looks to be filled to the brim with quality as well. Centers The center-ice forward position of the S56 VHLM Draft features some new faces, as well as some old. Ulyanin Namestnikov and Mike Szatkowski III both appear to be promising mid-tier prospects who, if given the proper time to develop, look to develop into reliable #2C's. Not much history is known about the new guys, John Forrester, Rudy Tabootie, Arbin Asipi, and the Asians, so any development by them is positive. And last but not least, is Canadian-born Chase Keller; from the moment of his declaration for the draft, Keller appeared to be a consensus #1 overall pick and that same idea still holds true now. Keller will likely go to the Yukon Rush at 1st overall, giving the franchise an electrifying player who can put asses in the seats and raise those asses with his magical talent. Left Wingers Left Wing looks to have a few promising players for this draft. Headlining this group is Jeff Gow, a prototypical scoring winger from the United States. Gow definitely could be a 1st round pick depending on what VHLM teams are looking for from the draft. Following Gow in terms of skill are Shiro, Ozamataz Buckshank, and Ben Green. The latter showed a huge amount of promise when he entered the VHLM last season, but has seen his draft stock slip after continuously missing practice and team meetings. Buckshank and Shiro look to have some promising potential though, and they should be raring to go after joining the league past the deadline to join a VHLM team last season. Right Wingers The other wing position looks to fare the same as it's opposite; one prospect, The Process, looks to have a lot of promise, while the rest descend in terms of quality. Sadio Salah, Bradley Marko, Matt Denning, Oskar Ingolfsson, Jules Cedric-Labrie, and David Kiaskov all have shown that they have something to prove in the VHLM this season, but none of them will likely be drafted until the 3rd round. Defensemen The VHL as a whole has had a bit of an influx of blueliners thanks to the 2nd-Player-Project, and you can definitely see this here. Ko Kane, Casey Jones, and Bonér are all 2nd-player-project defenders who are near the top of this draft class. There is good depth past the top tier though, as players like Igor Mjers, Jabby McFullO'Schmidt, Keaton Louth, Mats Johnsson, and Colton Rayne all look like future VHL defenders who can impact the game positively for their clubs. Goaltender The goal crease is arguably this draft's biggest strength. There are enough goalies in this draft for every single VHLM team to have a starting netminder with VHL-starter potential. The lower-end goalies Reinis Skele, Cassius Volcatius, Miguel Luc-Legrand, and Rennie Bacani all already have their work cut out for them in the upcoming season, most of which will mostly be viewed by them from the bench. Shawn Brodeur, Norris Kensington, Brienne O'Tarth, Michael Roy, and Ike Arkander all should find themselves getting all the icetime they need to reach their full potential as starting goaltenders this upcoming season. For Schmeckeldorf
  21. Some Gained and Some Didn't www.VHLHockeyNews.com With much of the S53 season over now at this point, VHLM was able to host its All Star Game where some of the best prospects in the coming S54 VHL draft were to be showcased. With this one game, we got a chance to see some of the best prospects face off against one another and some players at the game certainly made some gains in scouting reports while others seemed to have underachieved. Here are some of the players that had some interesting performances to note. Torstein Ironside - G Initial Scouting Rank: 6 One of the biggest showcase gainers this season has been Ironside and at the All Star Game, he had some more eyes turn to his performance. Initially ranked 6th in the preliminary list, Ironside has made impressive progress thus far that could see him in the top 3 picks of the entry draft. Starting with an excellent season in Saskatoon before being traded to Yukon, Ironside has posted 3 consecutive shutouts since joining Yukon. He also put in an amazing performance at the All Star Game, being the only goalie that wasn’t scored on during the event as Team Vassell won the ASG game 9-7. The battle of goaltenders has become a 3 headed fight between King, Ironside and Axelberry. Aleksei Federov - D Initial Scouting Rank: 3 A huge game by Federov has solidified Federo’v in the top 10 of the draft and now he looks to crown his progression with shot at being the 1st overall pick of the S54 VHL draft. With 3 points in the all star game, to go along with 4 blocks, Federov showed his commanding presence in the blueline that teams will be coveting come draft time along with his ability to play at both ends of the rink. The top ranked defender here could potentially be picked with the first overall pick due to the lack of star power in the defensive pool for the draft. Hudson Abbott – D Initial Scouting Rank: 7 Another defenseman that made the All Star Game and had a very good showing. Abbott proved that his initial ranking might be a bit low. A swift skating two way defenseman, Abbott picked up 2 assists and was a even plus/minus in the ASG as he showcased his offensive skillset. While he would’ve liked to have a goal I’m sure, nonetheless he exhibited poise and confidence in the offensive zone as well as a great outlet pass from their own zone. With an outside chance, Abbott has shown the world that he has the potential to be a cornerstone for any franchise in the VHL. Rudolph Schmeckeldorf – LW Initial Scouting Rank: 9 Probably the best skater in the entry draft, Schmeck’s game has been labelled as a quick strike offensive catalyst. Fast and agile and possessing great passing vision, Schmeckeldorf was been underachieving for the most part this season by most accounts. With not even a point per game, pundits were hoping that the all star game would be a chance for him to show off his highly touted skillset but sadly, this showing also was underwhelming to say the least. He had a goal to show for his efforts and 3 shots, but sadly didn’t seem to find any chemistry with his linemates Gretzky and World. A strong playoff run will be needed for him in order to rise in the rankings.
  22. S54 VHL Draft Eligible Goalies www.VHLHockeyNews.com With almost 20 games into the season, we've had the chance to get an early look at the S54 draft eligible goaltenders and certain there are quite a few interesting choices here to choose from. Markus King – Brampton Blades Top ranked VHLM goalie going into this VHLM season, King has everything you'd like in a goaltender. Size, reflex, athleticism and hunger. Unfortunately things have not been going as well for him as expected. Along with the 1st overall pick in the VHLM, Marc-Alexandre Leblanc and 2nd overall pick, Aleksei Federov, the Blades have been struggling to stay above 0.500 this season despite being one of the best teams in the league in shot suppression. With that being said, King's numbers have been underwhelming to the say the least. Last in save percentage with 86.9% and only middle of the pack in goals against average, suffice to say King has a vast amount of potential and it may only be a matter of time before he fully realizes it. As of currently he still remains a top pick in the coming draft. Vernon Von Axelberry 4th ranked VHLM prospect is Axelberry, currently playing for Oslo Storm. Good and bad for him, the Storm are barely hanging onto a playoff spot in the VHLM as they are one of the worst teams defensively as they come. With a record of 3-11-1, Axelberry has seen the second most shots in the league but has done well enough to warrant some extra looks. Sporting a 90% save percentage despite a GAA that reflects the 2nd worst team in the league, Axelberry has certainly raised his possible potential outlook. There were certainly doubts about his ability to play under pressure, but that seems to be a distant thought now. If Axelberry continues to improve, he could have the makings of a star goaltender. Considering his draft ranking, he may prove to be a steal in the draft. Torstein Ironside A rank riser in the draft. Ironside is quickly establishing himself as a top goalie prospect. Playing with the Saskatoon Wild has certainly help scouts look him up as the Wild are one of the top contending teams this season in the VHLM and Ironside has been a large part of it. With a 90.7% sav percentage and the second most wins (10) for any goalie in the league, Ironside is showing himself to be a great pick for the Wild in the late part of the round. Big and agile, Ironside has one of the best glovehands in the league and shows flashes of dominance. He could prove to be a late bloomer and with the speed of his growth, could challenge for being one of the top goalie picks in the coming draft. Alexander Wolfe Wolfe projects to be a future VHLM starter with upside as a quality backup in the VHL but has a long ways to go if he is to achieve that. His development has definitely been hampered at this time with the lack of training hours as a result of him not being able to attend training, but the foundation is there should he wish to improve upon it. Despite being behind the strongest defence in the league, Wolfe has not been able to maintain a save % above 0.900. While he does have 5 wins to his name, he will need to prove to the league that he can be relied upon in key situations. Arthan Lawrence Being on a team is never easy and Lawrence has had to play his mind out in order to stay on the roster. So far he has seen just 3 games with Ottawa while fighting for a starter spot with Wolf and Jacob. Despite this, he has been determined to fight for the starter spot. In his 3 games he has played incredibly well to the tune of 91.7% save and a 1.00 GAA. Lawrence seems to have the foundation to become a VHL goaltender, but in either a backup or starting position, we are still unsure. He is certainly very raw but does have the outside chance of becoming a starter in the VHL eventually. Revan Gotze As the starting goaltender for Bern, Gotze position is not enviable. Not only is he on the worst team in the league, he has also shown little if any potential to reach the VHL. At this time, he may only be able to backstop VHLM teams and even then he isn't considered one of the best in the league. At this current time it is unlikely for him to get much better it seems unless he gets his mind back together.
  23. S53 VHL Entry Draft Head To Head www.VHLHockeyNews.com With the conclusion of the VHLM 53 draft, we turn out attention to the early picks and head to head matchups in what will undoubtedly carry into their VHL draft resumes. This week we take a look at the four centers taken in the first round. Who do you think will be the best of the four this season? Marc – Alexander LeBlanc(1) vs Fook Yu(4) Vs Shawn Gretzky(5) vs Pablo (7) The first overall selection for the VHLM draft was Marc-Alexandre Leblanc. With the most training hours among the four, Leblanc also has the most diverse skillset currently. While he isn’t the best at any single thing, he looks to be a large part of the driving force behind Brampton this season with his versatility. He is more of a shooter than a playmaker but has strong technical skills in the faceoff dot and can play the two way game fairly well. His wingers are predicted to be Jakub Karlsson and Luigi Linguini a pair of raw developing scoring wingers. Leblanc will be playing in front of a heavy defensive corp of Jokinen, Skolov and Federov. With the fourth pick, Ottawa picked up defensive forward Fook Yu. Boasting a powerful frame and the best skating ability of the four centers, he also is known for his strong faceoff skills and play in the defensive zone. A player that is strong in the trench battles and opening up ice for his teammates there is possibly none better of the three. Yu is joined by John Locke and one of De Rossi, Sharpe or Pablo as his wingers which could form one of the strongest forward lines in the league this season. At the fifth pick, Shawn Gretzky also comes in looking to make Brampton look like the fool for passing him over with their pick. The most offensive orientated center of the four, Greztky has the most dynamic ability to drive the offense on Saskatoon. His skating is the one of the weakest of the four centers however and this may mean he will rely more heavily on his teammates to open up some ice for him. That being said, he will look to lineup with Hickey or Styles, both of whom have the ability to set him up for big players so finding chemistry early on could mean the difference in his draft rankings. At the seventh pick is Pablo, whom is the most raw of the centers and thus far on the outside looking in when looking at the top slots for the beginning of the season. A playmaking forward, he might be stuck behind Fook Yu, at least to begin the season but he has the capabilities to be a top flight. It is currently unknown how his skills will translate to the VHLM but he projects to be an offensive forward. Of those four, Fook Yu likely has the best situation to put up big points as he will get saddled with one of two scary wingers in Ottawa with either Locke or Sharpe. LeBlance will likely see the most playing time as a forward on his own team which could help drive his stats up but the lack of offensive forwards on the roster at this time barring any trades may make it harder for him. Gretzky has the ability and skill to put up more points than either of the other two centers if all the right pieces fall into play here for him as his skills as an offensive catalyst cannot be denied. Pablo might have the toughest time catching the others barring a surprise training camp that lands him in a favourable spot.