I have no words. All I needed to do was win one of my last two games and I would have made the playoffs. Instead I finished in 10th, one point out of 8th place. Let me go shove my head in an oven for a bit. I no longer know what is going wrong. I have 6 players with 20 goal seasons. 5 players with over 50 points, 3 players with over 60 points. Matty Moulson finished with 49 points. I think the problem is still with my bottom 6, who all finished the season in the negative, and unfortunately the patron saint of LHH (Frans Nielsen) continues to deteriorate.
Kolvachuk drove the Phoenix Coyotes to the Stanley Cup winning the Conn Smythe. They pretty much manhandled the Penguins in the final. Checking the News Stories, it appears that Kovy is going to become a UFA and the Yotes can’t afford to keep him.
I would also be remiss not to mention that Swedish Defenseman Aatu Pekkala who I drafted first overall in 2012 lead all Rookies in points (it was a weak year) and was up for the Calder but lost.
My upcoming free agents are all RFAs who I’ll probably keep. It’s JT, Tim Kennedy, Kevin Poulin, Blake Comeau and Jamie McBain. I don’t have too many free agents in BP, the only going I’m cutting loose is David Toews because I need to make room for First Overall pick John Shanahan whose also a Center.
I don’t particularly have glaring needs at the moment, I’m going to try to aim for forwards and some bottom 6 defensively strong guys.
In the First Round at 13th Overall I select Defenseman Wayne Presely, who is a stay at home dman from Canada. The CSB had him ranked 10th overall.
In the Second Round at 43nd Overall I select Defenseman Kirill Berin, an offensive dman from Russia playing in the OHL. The CSB had him ranked at 45th overall.
In the Third Round at 73rd Overall I select Right Winger Ivan Slazak, a power forward from Slovakia playing in their league. The CSB had him ranked at 74th overall
In the Fourth Round at 103rd Overall I select Right Winger Artur Ambruz, a two way forward from the Czech Republic playing in the WHL. The CSB had him ranked at 105th Overall
In the Fifth Round at 133rd Overall I select Defenseman Evgeni Semiriak, an offensive defenseman from Latvia who is playing in Russia. The CSB had him ranked at 129th Overall.
Okay, so I ended up drafting a lot more defenseman then I thought I would, but they were the best players available.
I’m going to pretty much plow ahead with the same team I already have, and see how it goes. One mistake I realized is that I wanted to hire Joel Quinvelle to be head coach. But because I had re-signed Capuano to be head coach of Bridgeport the game accidentally made him head coach of the NHL team. So I have all that sorted and I’m hoping for the best.
And here are the full stats for Year 6, which would technically be 16-17.
The Calendar for the year
The Calendar for the Playoffs
The New York Islander Stats
Last Years Stats
The Bridgeport Stats
Last Years Stats
Albany River Rats
Cincinatti Mighty Ducks
Grand Rapid Griffins
Lowell Lock Monsters
St Johns Flames
St Johns Maple Leafs
The End of Year Standings
The Scoring Leaders
The Playoff Scoring Leaders