Thursday
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I H
0
5
0
Duk
5
2
2
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Dec. 19
POG
0
2
0
ZIG
5
5
3
Thursday
Dec. 19
MAG
1
2
4
IMN
3
3
6
Thursday
Dec. 19
Duk
2
1
1
FUK
3
4
5
Thursday
Dec. 19
SEE
3
5
5
MAG
1
1
0
Thursday
Dec. 19
MAS
6
3
4
I H
2
1
5
Thursday
Dec. 19
IMN
6
10
6
COB
1
0
2
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Dec. 19
SEJ
1
3
4
WIZ
2
2
3
Thursday
Dec. 19
COB
0
2
2
BAR
3
3
3
Thursday
Dec. 19
POG
2
0
1
MAS
3
6
3
Thursday
Dec. 19
ZIG
0
3
2
BAR
2
1
1
Thursday
Dec. 19
SEJ
3
2
1
SEE
4
3
6
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Pales Pre-Season 22 Power Rankings

#1 - Intimidating Word

Zackrell - zigz - PrestigiousCoot
Rawb - Dmart/Knife/Ram0s
Pale

Look boys, not much more needs to be said here. Are there any other teams that share a name with a team that already won the belt once? The answer is no. Obviously, this is destiny. This team is stacked with champions. The team name is literally a championship team. The back end of this team has like 8 or 9 championships, a Vezina winner, a Norris winner, 4 Harts, 3 Art Ross', 2 Rockets, 3 Selkes, 2 Jack Adams, and 2 Byngs. You just don't lose with that kind of hardware.

Pale - Champion
Dmart - Champion
Rawb - Champion
Knife - Champion
zigz - Champion
Coot, Zack, Ramos - Rookies that are future Champions.

Nuff Said.

#2 - The Inductees

Bernat/Rocky - Legion - Sauce
Rocky/HoF - Croydon/HoF
Vellerz

Klinky Kirby for playoffs

Rookie captain. Goes out and has himself a hell of a draft. HoF starts off at a bit of an advantage. This pool was very weak in defense. HoF plays defense. HoF plays both sides. He could go out and get BPA at defense no matter what side they played and focus most of his BoDs on the forwards. Legion4 was one of the best Centers in the pool and HoF got him at under 40, then spent 40 on a winger. He drafted Upshall but was quick to pull the trigger on a deal that brought in Rocky/aka Danglez from mashotpa. Rocky was pretty underrated in this draft I think. Coming in at under 20 bod's as one of the better full time defensemen in the pool is pretty crazy. That said, talk about value. Vellerz is a top 3-5 goaltender every season he's played here and he went for 1 BoD. Croydon part time sure, but 4 Bods? That's a lot of value. I know almost nothing about Bernat, but he's in a really good situation I think this team is a LOCK for playoffs and home ice.

#3 - Mel Brooks Was Here

Sophisticated/Ozzy - Ron Don Volante - Wizzywar
Swagg/Dualism - Miniwick/zTurtle
TheLime18

Wizzy comes back as captain for the first time in a while and kills it in the draft per usual. Guy has won like 5 or 6 belts and most of them he captained the teams he won with. I'm not a huge fan of the part time strategy, but he got core pieces for the most important positions then just let value fall in his lap for defense and wing. RDV is making his return. Guy is a champion. Just wins all the time, at Center, at D, doesn't matter he's a stud. Lime also is making a come back, guy is in the Vezina mix every time he suits up. I like miniwick and zturtle on d a lot. Swagg is making a come back and the last time he played he won a chip on D. Dualism looks to get another shot on defense, and the part time left wings are just straight value picks that were underrated in this draft. I'm pretty confident this is an easy lock playoff team, but there's a lot of guys on this team making come backs from a long layoff from NHL so there could be some rust early.

#4 - Get the Tables

Schwatz - Barrett - Kane
Trey/Viral/Pensfan - Disney
Dalilaama


BarrettFITTYcal, making his captain debut! Guy goes from never being able to play a full series to captaining a team and I think he did really well in his draft. Disney is going to be his anchor on defense, and he didn't hold back going after a couple of top forwards in this draft to compliment himself up there. Kane has primarily played D in this league, but has thumbs, and Schwatz is consistently a top scorer regardless of circumstance. Like a lot of the teams I will list in the top half of this list, Barret got huge value out of the goalie position, nabbing Dali for a measly 4 BoDs. The goalie pool was stacked this season boys. Some of you recognized it some of you did not. Theres going to be a fight for playing time at the LD position. Pensfan is coming off a huge season at LD for the runner ups last season. Trey is a guy that has been in the Norris conversation in the past and Viral is a solid addition to round out the squad that may see some time.

#5 - The Dark Side

Jon - DutchMDK - Thomahawk/G00d
Cougar Hunter - ImN0tEvenG00d/Gyneman
Superstar

Alright, you all are going to look at this roster and say nooooooooooooo way. Guy has tomahawk and jon playing forward for him full time, no chance this is a middle of the pack playoff team. Here's the reality. This is the best defense in the league. This is a back to back Selke winner at C with the best Defense in the league behind it. Superstar is typically a top 3 goalie in drafts. Will Jon and Tommy need to listen and elevate their game to make scoring work for this team? Absolutely. But they are both coachable guys and nobody is going to be running the score up on this team. It's just not happening. Scoring might be the only thing this team struggles with, and they might not. Time will tell. If it is a HUGE issue, Gyneman is more than serviceable to step in and play D, while Good goes up and relieves Dutch of some offensive pressure.

#6 Mighty Drunks

Abutt - Odd Guy - Sober/Nik
Ziggy - Epik
Drug

Alright, ziggy is back at it again, captaining after a successful stint first time ever champion. Guy gets a couple of Bakery's own, Drug and Abbutt. We know half this team won a chip last season. After that you have Odd Guy. Odd has generally only played D in this league. But he has more Game 7 Belt clinching goals than anyone in the league. Epik had a bit of a renaissance last season. Seemed like he got back on the horse and was playing with a lot of confidence after a couple of not so good seasons. On the right side, you've got Nik vs Sober for who gets playing time. Both prefer LW but that spots not open on this team, although maybe Abutt moves over, but the chemistry between him and ziggy is enough to keep him over there. Either way, this could be a fight all season for who gets to be the 3rd guy on this line. Make no mistake though. This is no Gerrihatricks lineup.

#7 - Competetive Edge

Sejje - Halfsack - JRD
Solodolo - Hoots/Liqara/FirePhoenix
Schielf


Another first time captain, Sejje ended up probably being one of the most predictable lineups out there to get drafted. Everybody knew he was drafting Halfsack and JRD. Was just about how much the other captains ran them up in price. After Halfsack went on to ITC and talked about how MrSoloDolo wasn't that good, yet everybody and their mother knew he WAS that good, he ends up going for 40 which seems a little high for a rookie, but as mentioned earlier this pool was super weak in the defense department. Schielf will be a super stable, 1 BoD goalie on the back end for Sejje. And there will be a lot of competition for who plays RD on this team. I think Hoots is a lock for 1 of the days, Liqara and Fire Phoenix will be duking it out for the other one. I have this team rated as borderline playoff but I could see them finishing in the top 4 too. They have a lot of chemistry up front and apparently a stud on the back end. Could be a sneaky team for some people.

#8 - Coffin Dodgers

Disnub - Veds - BigCee
SwizzWrld - Kin Dange
Phinny

Magilla - General Manager

The ole wiley vet. I told him post draft I think he drafted a team where he sits on the bench, and I truly do think he runs this lineup out to start. Veds was the big pickup early. Kid got paid his million bucks he was due after going for like 12 last season. Hes the straw that stirs the drink on this team. Big Cee, the Bakery's typical RW coming off a run is another big time add for this team. Mags spent heavy on the forwards out of the gate. Disnub is a guy that's constantly underrated. Went for a bod last season and scored 40 something goals. Guy puts the puck in the net. Swizz I had as a HUGE sleeper for this draft. He's not typically viewed as a defensemen but in this draft that's where he was going. He's going to have to anchor this pair, and that may have some growing pains but I think he can do it, especially behind this forward group. Kin Dange is Disnubs buddy, I think he starts at first but this is where I could see Mags inserting himself if he feels like he has to. Finally the goalie. Mags spent big on GoatDemon, a rookie goaltender, 2nd highest paid goalie in the draft. He then drops him outright for Phinny over the weekend. Idk anything about Goat, but someone besides Mags definitely wanted him too. That said, Phinny is an EXCELLENT goalie. If his MIA was a little less shady I think he goes for 10+ bods easily in this draft. Mags may have to play net a couple game 1s this season while phinny puts the kiddy to bed, but I really liked his draft.

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