Our second season in the league started out with a bang! We are back with a new identity and a restructured gameplan. It all paid off in the first matchup of the season, one we never trailed.
MATCHUP AND SCORES
If you follow our baseball team Fucking Savages or football team Pinstripe Bowl, you’d know that we play the owner of Dropping Klefboms a lot. His teams schooled us all season in baseball. Those losses included the final week of the season AND the first round of the playoffs. We got our revenge in week two of the football season, and then this victory in hockey.
Considering his team is now the best team in our football league, we will savour this hockey victory even more.
The matchup started out in our favour, and it was never in doubt. We were up by seven at one point only to blow the five-point spread at points, then won by three.
STANDINGS & TEAM STATS
Last season, we were the worse team in the league from opening puck drop in October to the final buzzer in April. To start out with the second-best record in the league is a huge stepping stone towards contention.
It is hard to argue that Top of the Rock may have the best goalie tandem in the league. Backstopped by Boston Bruin Tuuka Rask and Las Vegas Golden Knight Marc-Andre Fleury, we should be able to ride their teams’ successes’ to the top of the league.
The offence may be hard to come by, given our lack of star power up front. But we learnt a harsh lesson last season. Since we can’t substitute players daily, we have shifted our focus to weekly matchups and players who have the most amount of games.
We should be a tough team to play every week, with so many guys headed to the box regularly. Hopefully, when they are involved in the play, they can contribute on the scoresheet.
The New York Rangers only had three games in the first two weeks of the NHL season. Both Jacob Trouba and Karro Kakko were the natural choices to keep on the bench. Evander Kane was another easy decision since he was suspended the two games of the season.
Overall, we didn’t win or lose any categories with the points left on the bench.
STUDS & DUDS
Best Player – Anthony Mantha – Detroit Red Wings – 45 points
Worse Player: Jack Huges – New Jersey Devils – 7 points
We did not make a transaction during the first two weeks of the season.
Weekly Move Total: 0/4
Season Move Total: 0/40
Stay tuned for next’s week recap of the Top of the Rock 2019-20 fantasy hockey season.