Sunday, January 30, 2011

Final tally for the Bloggers ASG competition

Tonight's All-Star Game was a blast to watch. Overall, I would give the NHL high points for the team draft set-up, the skills competition, and the game itself. Loved the opening sequence which not only highlighted the time-honored hockey tradition of sticks on the ice, but brought back retired Hurricanes Captain Rod Brind'Amour and Whaler/Hurricane Captain Ron Francis - a nod both to the Hurricanes' history and success in Carolina, but also to the club's history as the Whalers in the NHL.

I will, however, take a pass on the NHL Guardians project, but I also understand it's not exactly aimed at my demographic (even if I am both a comic fan and a hockey fan).

DGS ran our team rosters through NHL11 simulations: first with our original rosters as picked; then with our replacement players. In an interesting turn of events, we both went 1-0-1, with both games being scored 2-1 in OT (original rosters ended in shootout; replacements ended in OT). So we started out the actual ASG weekend at 1-1.

Our results  after the Super Skills competition last night was HockeyBroad 65, Down Goes Spezza 56.

Our scoring tally for the ASG:

+1 for SOG
+2 for assist
+3 for goal
+1 for goalie save
+5 for MVP
+5 for winning coach pair

Added +3 for Mr. Irrelevant; and +5 for setting new records/events at ASG, and -1 for each penalty minute.

Players scoring points are highlighted in colors corresponding to their actual team colors.

TEAM HOCKEYBROAD (a.k.a. "Team Toews") - Blue jerseys

Coaches: Quenneville/Haviland

Jonathan Toews (+2 from skills) +3 for goals, +4 for assists, +3 for SOGs (+10)
Steven Stamkos (+4 from skills) +3 for goals, +2 for SOGs (+5)
Nicklas Lidstrom (+3 from skills) +2 for assists (+2)

Alex Ovechkin (+3 from skills) +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +2 for SOGs, +5 for causing first-ever ASG penalty shot, -2 for penalty minutes (+10)
Corey Perry (+3 from skills) +4 for assists (+4)
Daniel Sedin (+3 from skills) +2 for assists, +2 for SOGs (+4)
Martin St Louis (+3 from skills) +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +4 for SOGs (+9)
Patrick Sharp (+1 from skills) +5 for being ASG MVP, +3 for goals, +4 for assists, +5 for SOGs (+17)
Eric Staal (+3 from skills) +6 for goals, +8 SOGs (+14)
Patrick Kane (+4 from skills) +2 for assists, +4 for SOGs (+6)
Loui Eriksson (+2 from skills) +6 for goals, +4 for assists, +5 for SOGs (+15)
Matt Duchene (+2 from skills) +3 for goals, +3 for SOGs (+6)
Patrik Elias +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +1 for SOGs (+6)
Keith Yandle (+1 from skills) +3 for SOGs (+3)
Kris Letang (+1 from skills) +6 for goals, +3 for SOGs (+9)
Marc Staal +1 for SOGs (+1)
Erik Karlsson (+1 from skills) +1 for SOGs (+1)
Dan Boyle +2 for assists, +3 for SOGs (+5)

Logan Couture (+2 from skills)
Kevin Shattenkirk (+2 from skills)
Taylor Hall (+2 from skills)
Derek Stepan
Tyler Seguin (+1 from skills)
Cam Fowler

Marc-Andre Fleury (+9 from skills) +10 for saves (+10)
Carey Price (+8 from skills) +13 for saves (+13)
Tim Thomas (+5 from skills) +11 for saves (+11)

65 points from the Super Skills competition + 161 points from the All-Star Game = 226 points

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TEAM DOWN GOES SPEZZA (a.k.a. "Team Kesler" from skills) - White/red jerseys

Coaches: Vigneault/Laviolette +5 for winning coach team

Ryan Kesler (+2 from skills) +4 for SOGs (+4)
Dustin Byfuglien (+3 from skills) +3 for goals, +1 for SOGs (+4)
Paul Stasny +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +3 for SOGs (+8)

Duncan Keith +2 for assists, +1 for SOGs (+3)
Henrik Sedin (+1 from skills) +4 for assists, +3 for SOGs (+7)
Shea Weber (+3 from skills) +8 for assists (+8)
Zdeno Chara (+3 from skills) +5 for setting a new record on the skills contest, +4 for assists, +1 for SOGs (+10)
Claude Giroux +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +2 for SOGs (+7)
Brent Burns (+1 from skills) +2 for assists, +3 for SOGs (+5)
Mike Green (+1 from skills) +4 for assists (+4)
Anze Kopitar +6 for goals, +3 for SOGs (+9)
Danny Briere (+2 from skills) +6 for goals, +4 for SOGs (+10)
David Backes +6 for assists, +2 for SOGs (+8)
Brad Richards (+1 from skills) +2 for assists, +1 for SOGs (+3)
Rick Nash (+2 from skills) +3 for goals, +2 for assists, +4 for SOGs (+9)
Phil Kessel (+1 from skills) +3 for being Mr. Irrelevant; +3 for SOGs (+6)
Martin Havlat (+2 from skills) +6 for assists, +2 for SOGs (+8)
Jeff Skinner +2 for assists, +4 for SOGs (+6)

Jamie McBain
PK Subban (+3 from skills)
Michael Grabner (+4 from skills)
Tyler Ennis
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (+1 from skills)
Evgeny Dadonov

Jonas Hiller (+9 from skills) +10 for saves (+10)
Cam Ward (+7 from skills) +15 for saves (+15)
Henrik Lundqvist (+10 from skills) +11 for saves, +3 for stopping 1st ever ASG penalty shot (+14)

56 points from the Super Skills competition + 163 points from the All-Star Game = 219 points
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So, there you go. Team HockeyBroad beats Team DownGoesSpezza, 226-219.

It should be noted that DGS really, really, really did not want to lose this bet. He keeps throwing in ideas to add points but so far none are in his favor... for example, CORSI came out at +10 for my team, -10 for his. Next yaer, Matt, next year.

Since DGS lost our bet, he will have to post a picture of Jonathan Toews as his avatar for a week (the official NHL player stats picture, to be exact).

*stick taps to DGS* Good game. Now back to our regularly scheduled season....

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