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Can They Make It Four?

 

Over the past few seasons, the Toronto Legion did what no other VHL franchise has done. They won 3 Continental Cups in a row, and became the first to do so. After plenty of seasons of mediocrity, the top brass was changed, and in came GM Molholt. He put together a strong team, centered around star players Max Molholt and Zach Parechkin, and once he brought in legendary goaltender Hans Wingate, everything changed for the better.

 

The Legion were instantly contenders once Wingate made his presence in Toronto, and on his back, the Legion went on to win 3 cups. The depth players may have changed slightly, but the core was always Max Molholt, Zach Parechkin, LeAndre St. Pierre, World B. Free, and Black Velvet.

 

Now venturing into this current season of S51, Black Velvet is gone, and Hans Wingate retired. Gregor Clegane came into the fold, and has not surprisingly been just as reliable as Wingate was. Marquis and Kerkko Hyvarinen also were brought onto the squad to provide solid defensive depth.

 

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At the 32 game mark, the Toronto Legion are still up top as a contender, second in the VHL behind the Calgary Wranglers, with a record of 23-6-3 and 49 points. There was a question on whether or not the Legion would still be gold after their losses, and they definitely answered that question so far. It's also no question as to what the reason is for them to be such a strong team, and that is Gregor Clegane.

 

Greg Clegane 32 games in is the best goaltender in the VHL. He has a 0.953% save percentage, and already a whopping 10 shutouts. His goals against average is sitting at 1.26, which is also the best in that category. If he can continue to perform in the way that he has, the Legion should have no troubles staying a contender.

 

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As well as goaltender Clegane, forwards Zach Parechkin and Max Molholt are back to their All-Star selves. Zach Parechkin and Max Molholt are top ten players again, after a low season in S50 for them both. Zach currently sits 4th in the VHL in points with 55, and Molholt is 9th with 47. Zach and Max both have 24 goals, which is good for 3rd overall in that column. Zach Parechkin has been on fire as the best left winger in the league, currently up 14 points on Thor Odinsson. Zach also leads the VHL in hits with 178, edging Asher Donovan's 163. The dynamic duo just happen to be on a 16 game point streak as well together, with nobody else close to matching that current streak. The next best is Alexei Koponen's 5 games.

 

The big question going down this stretch and heading to the post-season will be whether or not the Toronto Legion and their core can remain consistent, and perform in the playoffs. No other team has ever won 3 cups in a row. What if they out-did themselves and upped that record to 4? Knowing the VHL, it's going to be difficult.

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Didn't include Hans Wingate in the core, @CowboyinAmerica how do you feel about this? It's crazy how goaltending has made the Toronto dynasty though. Hans Wingate and his maxed out build give way to the top goalie Greg Clegane for another competitive team. I kinda hope you guys win, so that we can take down those bastards in Calgary!

 

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