Well hello there. Whether you've wanted to hear from me or not, here I am. This time around, I'm not going to be ranking teams in order of 1st -11th. I will be ranking the forward, defensive and goalie lineups. IF THERE IS SOMEONE I DO NOT KNOW, I will add that to my assessment and make it be known so it's not just "well Cortez, you fucking suck. You don't know our team." so hold your britches and we'll figure it out. ALSO, this may have two parts. Probably because of post character limit. Anyway, we've done this before and we'll do it again. We'll be ranking the forward, defense and goalie line-ups with a letter grade. Let's get started. Teams will be rated off of - Talent - Potential lineups TEAMS WILL NOT BE RATED OFF OF - Team defense - Team offense (your overall rating will be affected by team defense and team offense) This is solely based on the forward line, defensive line, and goaltending. Surpriseme22's squad MrBinxx - Pogs - Supriseme22 ReV Hellcat/Trocity - YoungBuffalo88/Hamburgluar421 xilfxLegion Offense: B+ Defense: B- Goalie: C+ Overall: B- So, it's no "surprise" (pun intended) that this forward lineup will work. MrBinxx being a rookie here that goes for 35 BOD will be on the never-ending forward lineup of Pogs and Surpriseme. If Surpriseme spent the money on Binxx, you can bet there's something here we don't know. I only give this offense a B due to not knowing Binxx, but if he flows as well as his BOD number suggests, this offense is a B+ to an A- easy. With defense, this team will struggle unless ReV Hellcat is in the lineup. With her being PT, I'm not sure how this team will do. Legion can be a stud in net and hope he proves my C+ rating wrong. I've seen him do well multiple times and think he can help the team out on the back end. Pale's squad MacNorth - PalePwnr - AC09DC Tompkins/WhousedalltheTP - xD A L Y BCripps Offense: C+ Defense: B Goalie: A Overall: B- So before I give any information on the top 5 EASHL center Mr. Pale Pwner's squad, I will say this was an interesting draft strategy. Spend over 80% of your BOD on two players, but they are proven players. Both xD A L Y and Bcripps have proven they are top talent at their position. Bcripps alone in net I believe is worth his BOD value. He will keep games close and give his team a chance to compete. Now add a better defenseman in front of him that will keep bad plays from forming in front of him is important. The synergy of Tompkins and Daly I believe will be interesting. It should work. What worries me is the offensive lineup. I know MacNorth and like how he keeps his gameplay, simple, along with AC. But mesh their playstyles with Pale's and I just don't see if fully working. Basically, don't give Pale room and this offense should be shut down. Flode's squad Flode - WizzyWar - Bongkarma Bluelineking/BarretFiftyCal/DominatorSilva ProphetsofRage Offense: B Defense: A- Goalie: ?? (Default will be a C+) Overall: B I have zero clue who BongKarma and ProphetsofRage are. So, I tried to base this lineup the best I can. With two great part-time players at the defensive end, and a solid place holder at defense of BarretFiftyCal is the reason this team gets an A- defensive rating. Wizzy will be the point of focus on this offense and can probably work well with Flode and move the puck along with score some goals. Again, if you smuther Wizzy, you better hope Flode and BongKarma can do their fair share and open the ice up a bit. Grey Cheeto's squad xIx EDGE xIx - Hockeyt0wn13 - Hockeymike2344 Dalilaama - EpiK Grey Cheeto Offense: C+ Defense: B+ Goalie: A- Overall: B The offense will struggle. Edge better be a diamond now, because Russ can't carry this team to a season victory alone at offense. Dali and Epik will work at defense if Epik committs to being the defensive defensemen. Constructive criticism will be in this party chat, hopefully heads stay cool. Shotgun is a top 5 goalie in 239 when it was at it's best. He'll help keep shitty plays out of the net. DrugMonkeyRX's squad Nikdagreek23 - Jellyx35/pens71fan - Yambag021/xAbilityx Brick - Drug Sniper0270 Offense: B- Defense: A Goalie: B Overall: B+ With the best defensive pair in this league, a better netminder than most, this team should do just fine. The offense I have zero idea about. I'm assuming when Jelly is out, Nik will play Center and ability or Pens will go in at LW. Nik has gotten better and Yam knows how to push up. When Jelly is in this lineup, I believe the team will do more than fine, but when he's not, I have absolutely zero clue about. This team has a lot of lineup options. Even Brick could go C or LW and have Pens71Fan play LD with Drug at RD. This team should do just fine, but we'll see. Sober's squad Sober - Ian The Berean/DonnyWood - Swizzy x 61/WelcomeToTheWebb BobbyBanner - That 1 Odd Guy Temptation Offense: C+ / B+ Defense: B- Goalie: ?? (C+) Overall: B This confuses the shit out of me. This team has the people to make a great offensive lineup at part-time situations. The defense should be fine with Odd at the back end but again, I don't know BobbyBanner and have no clue how that side will do. Also with a goalie I have zero clue of as well. This team shouldn't take my rating at par, other than at offense. As long as they split up Donny and Ian properly, this team should be fine. TO BE CONTINUED.