Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hockey Fantasies

(going old school with the jerseys to kick off the season)

I joined a fantasy hockey league run by David at Red and Black Hockey for this year. I have mixed success with such endeavors -- I won my fantasy football league last year, this year my draft prompted some participants to ask the commissioner if I'd ever actually seen a football game. Despite being much more into hockey, I've always flamed out.

This year, I'm pretty happy with the team. Some prejudices seep through -- there's a lot of Czechs, of course, which I swear to god I didn't plan. But I guess when I need to choose between Petr Sykora and J.P. Dumont, or whoever, I just go Czech. Also a decent amount of Avs and former Avs. I thought about taking Tomas Kloucek with my final pick, but that would be sorta stupid, even as a joke.

Anyway, for those who care about such things:

Team Post-Pessimist

C - Joe Sakic (COL)
C - Mike Modano (DAL)
C - Brendan Morrison (VAN)
LW - Ilya Kovalchuk (ATL)
LW - Andrew Brunette (COL)
LW - Martin Erat (NAS)
RW - Milan Hejduk (COL)
RW - Maxim Afinogenov (BUF)
RW - David Vyborny (CBS)
RW - Petr Sykora (EDM)
D - Marek Zidlicky (NAS)
D - Rob Blake (LA)
D - Andrej Meszaros (OTT)
D - Francois Beauchemin (ANA)
D - Duvie Westcott (CBS)
G - Tomas Vokoun (NAS)
G - Tim Thomas (BOS)
G - Pascal Leclaire (CBS)

fredoluv, if you're out there -- RATE MY TEAM!


Nanuk of the North said...

Not that anyone might care, but Afinogenov is my favourite hockey player name. Saying it 3 times fast is a great tongue-twister. Took me a while to master it.

Brushback said...

I think it would've been funnier if you'd called your team The Post-Raisin Bran Association.

Brushback said...

Whoops-- now I'm thinking Post Alpha Bits Association is even funnier.

gsdgsd13 said...

Those took me a while to get. I just stared, saying to myself "It's BOO BERRY I like! Doesn't he get it?"

Then, I figured it out. Maybe the Post-Alpha Bits Association will become the blog's permanent name...

Brushback said...

"Post Alpha-Bits" has almost the same meter as "Post-Pessimist", too.

fredoluv said...

i somehow missed this.

i hafta be honest...i don't know if i even recognize any names after Sakic. i never came back after the strike -- it broke my heart!

let's talk baseball championship.