Nation Network Hockey Pool, December 11th Edition

Jonathan Willis
December 11 2011 10:05PM

Another week, another update of the Nation Network Hockey Pool. This week features a new leader in the standings.

The original entries and rules are here. Scoring is as laid out in the original post, with one exception: because goaltenders are graded primarily on save percentage, some have run up enormous (or enormously bad) totals in the early going, so I have multiplied their totals by 0.354 (to reflect where we are in the NHL season) to prevent them from crazily skewing the contest. As the season continues, these updates will feature goaltender totals divided by a lesser amount.

Current Rank Previous Rank Entrant SCORE
1 4 daveeed 670.960
2 1 pelhem grenville 655.755
3 2 Ashface88 651.180
4 5 Talbot17 644.035
5 3 Rogue 639.645
6 8 OMJB 629.320
7 6 HallFever 621.455
8 23 Oilcruzer 620.835
9 34 Jayamania 620.330
10 10 greenlightning86 620.265
11 16 mayorpoop 619.375
12 12 Reg Dunlop 616.020
13 38 DSF 609.615
14 9 homerer 607.650
15 7 mackb 606.820
16 24 Bash 605.870
17 18 Aussie Oiler 605.870
18 35 Pope 603.395
19 47 John Chambers 602.125
20 19 Karth 601.430
21 15 Kris Krol 601.335
22 31 G_R_R 601.110
23 14 nofool6110 599.330
24 33 GSP 598.625
25 21 blair buydens 597.330
26 42 Eterrible 597.230
27 63 SuntanOil 596.480
28 28 Hall-for-mayor 596.050
29 45 Romulus' Apotheosis 595.895
30 20 Team Dingle 594.770
31 52 nvan97 592.635
32 43 blueballs 592.120
33 65 Number 44 592.080
34 27 Kache Okbod 590.965
35 41 OneManPillage 589.435
36 32 kudzupo 589.085
37 56 Eetu Huisman 588.815
38 26 riles97 588.265
39 39 sofarsogood 588.230
40 13 Deeg 587.870
41 40 Rob H 587.615
42 17 HOFFFF 585.745
43 11 Magic Man 585.265
44 25 CrazyCaptain88 585.230
45 51 ralph_u 584.870
46 44 OvenChicken8 582.385
47 74 S.S Baweja 581.280
48 64 Ben Dover 579.585
49 37 Dyckster 579.515
50 58 Oilers G 578.905
51 29 BigM 578.765
52 71 taj1944 577.870
53 50 Cranky young guy 575.835
54 94 Hall of a Player 574.515
55 67 codester 574.495
56 57 qgenius 574.425
57 46 Zed 574.230
58 53 gary b 572.835
59 30 LuckyLex 572.520
60 95 toprightcorner 572.370
61 68 adamjames 571.680
62 22 trinkers 571.020
63 62 toetag247 570.500
64 60 Deb Anderson 570.470
65 59 Voidoid 570.265
66 108 SmyttyRules 570.015
67 54 bdjosh 569.775
68 91 Dickers 569.395
69 100 ?>>>> 568.865
70 82 nhlcheapshot 568.820
71 90 schevvy 568.735
72 96 French Toast Mafia 568.585
73 55 O'Reilly 568.265
74 106 LawrenceOfCanada 567.015
75 48 Kevin McNutt 566.915
76 49 McLovin_Oil 566.915
77 93 productof85stanleycup 566.155
78 105 Dodd 565.710
79 104 tragically hipcheck 565.710
80 112 DimebagDave 564.830
81 133 oilersOne 563.580
82 84 Ball Buster 563.365
83 76 raretomediumrare 563.115
84 66 DC 562.965
85 103 bigrroberto 562.585
86 79 raceguy 562.430
87 75 Colin 562.330
88 110 hank2 562.120
89 136 stuffit 561.880
90 36 Mont'ster 561.830
91 111 Redfern 561.620
92 81 Tyler 561.480
93 140 gravis82 561.465
94 72 shanetrain 561.430
95 70 dragon 561.385
96 99 momanoilerfan 561.035
97 101 DrPow 560.435
98 73 Bardownsnipe 559.830
99 78 Sox and Oil 558.245
100 98 Tron 557.765
101 119 Bill Rizer 557.525
102 173 tomek 557.380
103 176 Eulers 557.050
104 92 Amit Rana 555.305
105 87 Captain Ron 554.580
106 102 4thLinegrind 553.265
107 149 ahbrown 552.650
108 117 Seaward 552.430
109 69 Chickenplucker 552.135
110 190 oilerhockey.com 550.715
111 97 Ahh OILERS 550.480
112 144 akc 550.375
113 116 bubbasnickey 550.370
114 126 Nomad787 549.880
115 77 elsteverino 549.870
116 134 Blue_in Red 549.080
117 156 RobsonStreet 549.080
118 61 CooCoo 548.930
119 127 streeky 548.745
120 138 Luc 548.500
121 89 ItsTheBGB 548.370
122 80 Gerald R. Ford 548.350
123 159 Benjammin 546.765
124 152 snappingpacco 545.370
125 171 Cletus Spuckler 544.730
126 115 Dutchscooter 544.355
127 158 kfarrah 544.330
128 130 mchockey 544.200
129 86 A Big Deal 544.190
130 88 Saytalk 543.460
131 123 Camel Toews 543.015
132 131 xis10ce 542.615
133 154 Sammy 542.585
134 121 Piss Shiver 541.130
135 142 ruprecht 540.180
136 202 dw 540.115
137 139 Major 539.715
138 114 Feynman 539.585
139 122 Wanyes bastard child 539.510
140 143 ChaoticBoredom 539.465
141 148 Bak04 539.275
142 193 Goose 539.020
143 223 Alzal 538.405
144 118 Scott 538.210
145 147 RollsRoyce13 537.955
146 181 mesh 537.580
147 172 J_Budd 537.230
148 132 druds 536.925
149 109 toedrag 536.725
150 83 smiliegirl15 536.640
151 211 44stampede 535.430
152 137 BitchumenNation 534.980
153 167 theoil 534.760
154 125 Ken V. 534.170
155 85 beirutOil 533.930
156 162 dubs 533.865
157 128 DJ Dynasty Handbag 533.120
158 155 DoubleJ 532.870
159 146 Maverick 532.865
160 168 lorette 532.710
161 107 Hockeyjedi 532.630
162 150 Marsha 532.360
163 166 Tascman 532.050
164 129 Cmoney 531.965
165 160 OilFan 531.615
166 135 OutForMilk 530.380
167 170 Kevin C 530.250
168 161 TigerUnderGlass 529.515
169 188 Oilers4ever 529.480
170 221 Tim in Kelowna 529.200
171 222 Beeker73 529.085
172 215 20feet 528.830
173 199 Mark G 528.775
174 120 UlanovWinsArtRoss 528.515
175 182 Kavy 527.995
176 213 Julia 527.930
177 241 2 Minutes For Looking So Good 527.580
178 145 Clyde Frog 527.580
179 198 Vintage Flame 527.330
180 124 Oilerguy 527.260
181 230 Aaron A. Aardvark 526.430
182 113 Old Soldier 525.750
183 153 Truth 525.385
184 141 Natedogg 524.995
185 178 Buchburgler 524.180
186 219 Jason Gregor 523.860
187 203 StHenriOilBomb 523.690
188 235 Cam Charron 522.960
189 175 Faiz 522.450
190 224 Bicepus Maximus 521.335
191 169 Brad Isbister 521.265
192 151 Oilers-5 Canucks-0 521.025
193 191 DBONE 520.980
194 157 yawto 520.895
195 217 Aron S 520.885
196 180 k 520.735
197 214 Valic 519.550
198 194 dawgtoy 519.495
199 183 Oil Fever 519.465
200 200 justincider 519.165
201 177 Jordan 518.080
202 226 Crazycanook 518.025
203 165 treevojo 517.680
204 231 Daniel Clark 517.465
205 205 Fisher 517.230
206 208 Chiefs Hockey 97 517.085
207 206 Jimmeh 516.820
208 253 madjam 516.590
209 216 Vanguard 516.280
210 197 Casey 515.180
211 187 Roy Hennig 514.770
212 225 Baderjams 514.615
213 163 Nick 513.865
214 220 Pilgor09 513.050
215 218 Moeeid 512.150
216 212 oilersfreak 511.615
217 266 mayhemsince1977 510.950
218 234 Rallan72 510.860
219 201 boochie 510.665
220 256 PhillipSmithson 510.265
221 204 Cow Tipping Dwarfs 509.745
222 248 DougieFM 509.665
223 164 oilnik 509.635
224 227 BigB_09 509.395
225 209 TonyDanzaPervo 509.245
226 207 number99 509.080
227 179 Me 508.480
228 228 Stone Hands McOsta 507.615
229 184 mattpercy 507.365
230 249 majin_oil 507.090
231 196 Buddha7305 507.055
232 278 Matty31 507.025
233 247 Soft Hands McSteeley 506.680
234 238 Ogden Brother Jr. 506.305
235 251 Jocelyn M 506.020
236 195 Ninjai 505.530
237 233 Pisani's Irish Cousin 505.330
238 242 ALL THE WAY IN 504.800
239 186 Chris81 504.300
240 192 Archaeologuy 503.950
241 303 VicOiler 503.150
242 255 sec206 502.950
243 252 ffpepper 502.630
244 210 Austin 502.610
245 185 TAE0145 502.345
246 174 jasper9 502.250
247 189 Sawatz 501.615
248 309 Mojo 500.655
249 260 greendog 500.265
250 273 ChinookArch 499.770
251 236 Derzie 498.670
252 254 LJAC 497.910
253 275 Namicus 497.830
254 243 kawi460 497.745
255 244 Corner Plumber 497.615
256 294 oilerbill 497.530
257 264 natedoo22 497.330
258 258 laughing pug 496.995
259 240 Mike S 496.080
260 298 Saazman 495.025
261 285 billmad 494.830
262 287 Backlund4MVP 493.885
263 261 ryantologist 492.970
264 246 Stew 492.335
265 290 JamesVW 492.080
266 237 Ron Burgundy 491.245
267 301 Max Powers 489.280
268 284 CurtisS 488.585
269 239 Heavyd 487.960
270 267 Steener 487.025
271 269 Team Gnarkill 486.830
272 262 Ian 486.675
273 265 NsxZero 486.480
274 289 SmellOfVictory 485.115
275 310 ColeJ 484.930
276 229 Paq Twinn 483.680
277 279 SurfacetoAirMissile 482.580
278 270 Poly 482.030
279 259 Thrillhouse 481.745
280 288 Justin Azevedo 481.675
281 307 Grumpy OM 481.555
282 250 50in39 480.590
283 257 Oil Is My Blood 480.115
284 311 OilLeak 479.135
285 271 JOFA 478.980
286 320 Reidja 478.655
287 300 Kpat99 478.370
288 286 Big Worm 478.330
289 313 Clay 477.720
290 292 SmodFooZombie 476.020
291 232 tlkaufman 475.930
292 304 book¡e 474.080
293 296 Shudz 473.810
294 263 Bucky9 473.630
295 274 teamblue 473.615
296 277 gary d 473.580
297 306 Oilcan 472.950
298 312 88 Black Gold 470.530
299 245 Brett T 470.015
300 282 Philbertus 469.765
301 318 Bobo 469.615
302 268 Beer drinker #33 468.450
303 276 geoilerogist 467.715
304 291 Wax Man Riley 466.630
305 319 Wes Mantooth 466.080
306 337 Exxon Valdez 466.015
307 305 Dog Train 465.950
308 297 jgl 465.365
309 335 Jonathan Willis 465.300
310 283 Professor Fatbot, PhD 465.215
311 272 D 465.100
312 280 ebesartross 464.830
313 314 Tony D. 464.685
314 299 Tendash 463.840
315 293 Edwards87 463.050
316 302 DougWeightProblem 462.830
317 295 kerry 462.710
318 316 GospelofJon 462.425
319 281 Mantastic 462.365
320 329 Badger 461.630
321 336 toni_rajalapeno 459.460
322 317 MKULLAR 455.360
323 308 HankMarducas 455.330
324 315 ChiliChunk 454.615
325 339 Jdex 453.880
326 323 Tickle Me Aulie 452.120
327 334 thundercat 451.860
328 332 Sam Lippitt 451.835
329 321 Big Bad Bill 449.865
330 341 Hallberle 449.050
331 331 Forever Anoiler 445.900
332 328 DrJ 445.615
333 346 brian broughton 445.290
334 327 VATech 443.800
335 322 jesc23 442.340
336 326 CdnBarbarian 441.725
337 359 dirtybird5021 440.050
338 347 Calgary Oilers 439.965
339 325 Madagain 437.340
340 333 Kodiaks Fan 436.370
341 348 I'm a Scientist! 435.240
342 340 Caleb 435.020
343 358 Ambassador humantorch 430.905
344 343 dustin642 430.530
345 351 TrentonL 430.120
346 338 Rugslinger 430.085
347 342 ColeRoll 429.775
348 356 beefimus 428.760
349 354 marty 427.950
350 350 Glen 427.775
351 324 dmackay14 426.745
352 349 rockola7 426.365
353 330 luke 425.800
354 360 Yzermanfan19 424.710
355 344 BleedOil83 423.555
356 345 Eyre 421.860
357 353 The Beaker 415.775
358 365 RyanCoke 413.710
359 357 sumoil 409.180
360 367 Cory Dakin 408.090
361 352 Hank 405.580
362 362 kk 404.620
363 363 sonders 403.870
364 361 watkinator 401.130
365 355 Northern Fire 397.960
366 364 Eric 396.300
367 366 ummoscov 391.025
368 368 Owen T 375.175

Movers and Shakers

The following ten entrants made the biggest jump in the standings from last week.

Current Rank Previous Rank Entrant SCORE Move
110 190 oilerhockey.com 550.715 80
143 223 Alzal 538.405 80
103 176 Eulers 557.050 73
102 173 tomek 557.380 71
136 202 dw 540.115 66
177 241 2 Minutes For Looking So Good 527.580 64
241 303 VicOiler 503.150 62
248 309 Mojo 500.655 61
151 211 44stampede 535.430 60
81 133 oilersOne 563.580 52

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#1 schevvy
December 11 2011, 10:34PM
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FIST!!!!

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#2 D
December 11 2011, 10:46PM
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HA! Pelhem Grenville, talk about taking a tumble in the rankings...

Oh, wait.

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#3 Wanyes bastard child
December 11 2011, 10:53PM
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schevvy wrote:

FIST!!!!

And the FIST is starting to carry over to FN :)

Well done schevvy, well done indeed!

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#4 Wanyes bastard child
December 11 2011, 10:54PM
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Oh yeah...

and still better than VF!!!

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#5 The Beaker
December 11 2011, 11:08PM
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I suck

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#6 Wanyes bastard child
December 11 2011, 11:09PM
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@The Beaker

Thats what she said ;)

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#7 Vintage Flame
December 11 2011, 11:54PM
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Wanyes bastard child wrote:

Oh yeah...

and still better than VF!!!

Oh you are a little bastard aren't you. LOL

Tide is turning though. I climbed while you went down in position...

.. And yes.. That's what she said!

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#8 Oilcruzer
December 12 2011, 12:49AM
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Pelhem. What the...?

Thank you Edmonton Public Schools. I have finally put education to use and am now top ten.

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#9 BusDriver
December 12 2011, 02:35AM
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I like how the Dman getting scored on at the end of the commercial is Whitney in his Pens days.

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#10 pelhem grenville
December 12 2011, 04:05AM
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...well it's about bloody time

...it was lonely at the top ...

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#11 pelhem grenville
December 12 2011, 04:08AM
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...well it's about bloody time

the bigger they are the harder they fall...

i think

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#12 pelhem grenville
December 12 2011, 04:23AM
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...the dreaded of all edited double post

...i hate it when that happens

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#13 Romulus' Apotheosis
December 12 2011, 07:30AM
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Still moving on up!

at this rate I'll be in the negative numbers by the end of the season!

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#14 daveeed
December 12 2011, 08:21AM
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Actually I believe I'm the only one who gets to say FIST on this fine day! Woohoo!

Although who actually cares who's FIST in December, it's mid-April that counts.

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#15 Monaertchi
December 12 2011, 08:26AM
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My position has improved every time, and sadly, that is definitely not what she said.

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#16 Archaeologuy
December 12 2011, 09:15AM
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I took a serious hit on this one. Ouch.

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#17 Wanyes bastard child
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Oh you are a little bastard aren't you. LOL

Tide is turning though. I climbed while you went down in position...

.. And yes.. That's what she said!

Yeah...

I still blame Willis on that somehow...

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#18 smiliegirl15
December 12 2011, 12:02PM
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Big jump one week, big fall the next. sigh

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#19 John Chambers
December 12 2011, 12:51PM
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Actually I believe I'm the only one who gets to say FIST on this fine day! Woohoo!

Although who actually cares who's FIST in December, it's mid-April that counts.

Fact: The Nation Pool is the main determinant of your hockey aptitude. The winner should get an NHL GM position, or at least interview credibly for one.

Given that, what would you do about Ales Hemsky, and how do the Oilers fix their defense?

I think the current week leader should get the opportunity to spout their uncontested opinions as fact, not as an "I think", but as a "The Oil (or whomever) should", and everyone else should accept it as gospel.

Enjoy the ride until Pelhem takes it back from you.

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#20 Eulers
December 12 2011, 02:08PM
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73 spot jump. As Bon Jovi says, "keep the faith."

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#21 daveeed
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@John Chambers

I think....I mean the Oil should either try to pump Hemsky's tires to inflate his point total and then trade him soon, don't wait until the trade deadline OR resign him short-term (2 years MAX) to a reasonable contract.

I am leaning towards dump him soon, though his value is low. I would rather keep him IF he could stay healthy but I also don't think he will sign for a short deal.

I know it's a not a great comparable but if we got a late first round pick + Teubert for Penner, should we expect about the same for a UFA injury-prone Hemsky? I don't know what we get (mid-to-late 1st? just a prospect?). I would rather see the Oil flip him soon (by end of Jan)to a floundering team because I think the reward would be much better. I would be ringing Carolina and asking for Gleason or Harrison (Dmen that, you know, actually play D!) + pick (2nd?).

If I was GM, I would really focus on using our assets to leverage 1 or 2 young veteran (late 20s) Dmen who are very good in their own end, can shutdown other teams top players, and physical (but not overtly - IE taking a lot of stupid penalties - the odd one is OK). Yes Weber or Suter would be nice, though I'd do some legwork on what it would take, that's whale-hunting. I think we need a couple top 4 D who can eat a lot of minutes from the Jason Smith/Robyn Regehr mold. Nasty Dmen who play D, whatever offense they bring is a bonus.

To make the playoffs we need to cut the GA down, and reduce the chaos in our own end.

Anyway, that's what I'd do. Until pelhem regains the GM chair.

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#22 nofool6110
December 12 2011, 08:56PM
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23rd?!?!?! GOSHDAGNABIT!

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#23 MC Hockey
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daveeed wrote:

I think....I mean the Oil should either try to pump Hemsky's tires to inflate his point total and then trade him soon, don't wait until the trade deadline OR resign him short-term (2 years MAX) to a reasonable contract.

I am leaning towards dump him soon, though his value is low. I would rather keep him IF he could stay healthy but I also don't think he will sign for a short deal.

I know it's a not a great comparable but if we got a late first round pick + Teubert for Penner, should we expect about the same for a UFA injury-prone Hemsky? I don't know what we get (mid-to-late 1st? just a prospect?). I would rather see the Oil flip him soon (by end of Jan)to a floundering team because I think the reward would be much better. I would be ringing Carolina and asking for Gleason or Harrison (Dmen that, you know, actually play D!) + pick (2nd?).

If I was GM, I would really focus on using our assets to leverage 1 or 2 young veteran (late 20s) Dmen who are very good in their own end, can shutdown other teams top players, and physical (but not overtly - IE taking a lot of stupid penalties - the odd one is OK). Yes Weber or Suter would be nice, though I'd do some legwork on what it would take, that's whale-hunting. I think we need a couple top 4 D who can eat a lot of minutes from the Jason Smith/Robyn Regehr mold. Nasty Dmen who play D, whatever offense they bring is a bonus.

To make the playoffs we need to cut the GA down, and reduce the chaos in our own end.

Anyway, that's what I'd do. Until pelhem regains the GM chair.

You can have Sarich OK? He's only like 31 and cheap...yah that's it.

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