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  1. P4LE PWNR

    P4LE PWNR Well-Known Member Admin Captain Media

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    #1. 239 Globetrotters

    Memba' when Jimmy Rollins said we're the team to beat in 2008 and then the Phillies won the World Series?

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    Lineups

    xl Ovi 8 lx - Croydon/Pale - Sauce Walka
    Borat Wiggz - x88x Kane
    Veds x 30

    xl Ovi 8 lx - Adrenaline 15 - Sauce Walka
    Borat Wiggz - Croydon/Pale
    Veds x 30

    PHJ314 as needed

    You all let me have adrenaline who is like a 20-30 bod center for a dollar. And Schwatz let me have Borat even though he tried to spoil my secrets by getting Pogs to bid him up to 7 whole dollars late in the draft, I would have easily gone to 27. I don't care that I now have to play RD some series. There are no holes anywhere on this team. Our backup goalie is better than more than half the goalies in starting spots. Good luck.

    #2. Now We Go

    SBDR brought in 1000 people in the league this season and most of them put G only as their signup. Late changes happened and Glex and Gumba ended up with LD and RD on their signups as well and alarm bells started ringing. Well, the captains allowed SBDR to get his guys, and his Game 7 lineup is going to be incredible. We shall see how his other lineups pan out but Part-Time guys have big impacts in the playoffs and recent history suggests it's a formula for success. I have them as #2 but need to see how his team looks when Glex and Gumba AREN'T in unless he plans on separating the 2 which is possible as well. Dropshot was a late steal for him. I don't know Falzax at all but steve must know something. And GI Joe Destro is an anchor and a hell of an insurance policy after the top 2 d. ChiTown is a well-known skater, not a well-known G but I'm sure he'll do fine in net especially behind this team. EWTU Eric has not found a ton of success in this league but is now in a prime spot to succeed and should be more than up to the task. Efstratios way back in early seasons used to be a top 1 or 2 round player in this league, he'll have to prove he's better than Dropshot or Falzax to get some starting time on this roster though.

    I see very few holes overall though, is Falzax legit? If not can Efstrati0s step in and reclaim former glory? Can EWTU Eric recover from being on some of the absolute WORST teams in 239 history?

    Lineups

    sbdr - Falzax - Sensei Dropshot
    glex - Gumba l11l
    ChiTownB3atD0wn

    sbdr - Falzax - Sensei Dropshot
    GIJoeDestro - EWTU Eric
    ChiTownB3atD0wn

    Efstratios39 as needed

    #3. Rotating Pizza Oven

    Pogs returns to captaincy after a fairly long hiatus. He's a defenseman now! We all know how this story goes though, Pogs blows his load and drops 50 to get his boy Surpriseme and then another 45 to get his man Fl0de. Or wait...

    He did NONE of that? Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!

    Pogs went out and got Schwatz instead of surpriseme and did NOT go after his boy Fl0de either. Schwatz is coming off a tremendous campaign where he carried the Classic Hits finishing as the runner up for the Art Ross and Rocket last season and Pogs liked what he saw. He then rounded out his forward corps with Bluelineking who signed up as forward only this season, and WelcomeToTheWeb who returned from about 8 seasons off from the last time he played where he won back-to-back Hart trophies in this league. On defense, Pogs is going with TheTrueBenSwolo at LD where he primarily played last season very well. And in net linkrunner is making his return to the league. Vizh rounds out the squad, he's a rookie but has been around in moose for quite a while and will definitely see playing time on this team. Why? Because WelcomeToTheWebs signup says he can't play Tuesdays and Thursdays and seeing as almost 50 percent of the league's captains refused Mondays, Pogs will be forced to roll without Web for I'd say probably close to 50 percent of his games this season.

    Holes? TrueBenSwolo has seen limited action on LD but looked very competent in that role, he'll need to continue to be steady for this team. Web missing close to 50 percent of the season as a Full-Time player complicates things, and there will be a drop off from him to Vizh but I still like the offense even without Web. Finally, linkrunner has had some fantastic seasons in net previously. He's also had some terrible ones. Which link shows up?

    Lineups

    Bluelineking - WelcomeToTheWeb - Schwatz83
    TheTrueBenSwolo - Pogs
    linkrunner

    Bluelineking - Schwatz83 - Vizh
    TheTrueBenSwolo - Pogs
    linkrunner

    #4. Buffalo Hockey Team

    I thought YoungBuffalo had a pretty good draft this season. Cob and HallOfFame is a really great start for a team that has a lockdown center already, you get a high flying scoring winger and a stud D. Gyneman is a really great #2 d man in this league and probably is starting to border on a #1 himself lately. Then Buff did something interesting and entered into the BarrettFITTYcal sweepstakes and won. Lastly, he picked up a rookie, ElitistFrank, and SirPuffinton in net. Here's the thing I have some questions but it doesn't matter to me what the answers are because Buff has options that are good no matter what.

    The Questions. Is ElitistFrank the real deal? Idk who this guy is. I couldn't find stats online for him in my scouting, I never got to see him play. Is he the starting LW on this squad? Which would then mean Barrett is the starting RD and Gyne is only playing game 1s, which is a hell of backup. If Frank is not the starting LW, then you still have HoF and Gyne as your D pairing which is fantastic still, but then Buff is the starting LW, as neither Barrett nor Cob have LW available on their signups. I like the team a lot regardless. The only other concern I have is Puffintons MIA, which says no Thursdays and iffy Wednesdays. There will be a lot of Wednesday games and if he can't make any of those, we are looking at Buff in net for a series and a waiver for game 1s as there are NO other players on this team with G willing.

    Barrett is a top-flight option that goes for cheap because he can't play game 1s. But Buff has put together a really good squad around himself.

    Lineups

    ElitistFrankfu6 - YoungBuffalo88 - cob13
    HallOfFame - BarrettFITTYcal
    SirPuffinton420

    ElitistFrankfu6 - YoungBuffalo88 - cob13
    HallOfFame - Gyneman
    SirPuffinton420

    potentially:
    YoungBuffalo88 - BarrettFITTYcal - cob13
    HallOfFame - Gyneman
    SirPuffinton420

    #5. Dora's Backpack

    I really liked Swizz's team this season. I could see this team moving up in these very quickly if things work out the way I think they could. I never got to see Barzy play in my scouting this season, but I know he is a very talented skater and has the potential to be a Calder candidate or even a top skater outright and Swizz was able to get him for 11 BoDs. I thought he got Fl0de relatively cheap at 32 BoD's and followed that up with another rookie Zer0 Pain at a rather hefty 28 BoDs, the highest-paid rookie. Beernuts I think will be one of the better goalies in the league this season based on what I saw, and he rounded out the team with BlackandGold in his sophomore campaign and Slothamania, the 4th rookie drafted on this team.

    Questions? On a team with 7 players, 4 of these guys are rookies. How will they perform? Will they meet, exceed to fail to meet expectations? I think for the most part the answer will be they will exceed expectations. I really like this team down to it's backup. Sloth showed a lot in the scouting games I saw of him and even if one of the other rookie forwards falters I think he's more than capable of getting in there and competing for a spot outright. I think Beernuts looked really good in the games I saw. We all know what Fl0de can do on LW and C but what will he do on LD? I think he'll be more than fine but time will tell. Black and Gold is also moving back to D for the first time this season as well and will need to prove himself there. Overall I think this team will surprise some people.

    Lineup

    Barzy - Swizz - Zer0Pain
    Fl0de - BlackandGold
    Beernuts83

    Slothamania as needed
     
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  2. P4LE PWNR

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    #6. Mighty Ducks

    So Jelly comes back to the league after a couple of seasons off and decides to captain. No worries folks he did NOT take forever to make his picks this time. He did however hurry up and picked up surpriseme right off the bat, snatching him out of Pogs clutches and shocking the 239 world by drafting a guy who plays the same position as him. That said surpriseme is the All-Time 239 points and goals leader. He gets Superstar a little later who a lot of people would probably say could be as high as the 2nd best goalie in the draft and at 19 BoDs he didn't have to break the bank to get him. In fact Jelly didn't really have to break the bank for anybody as he finished the MOST amount of BoDs left over following the draft. Derekgnr will be the anchor on defense here. He's been out of the league for a little while now, but he's still a top flight d man that went for relatively cheap. Yambag gets to play LD, which he said he wanted to play prior to the draft. Kelch will be this teams Center or LW to round out the starting 6.

    Holes? Team defense I could see being an issue. Surpriseme is a very good two way forward, but he needs to be allowed to go up and skate and create offense. Jelly is not known as a 2 way forward and naturally probably fits in at Center in this lineup but I could see Kelch being asked to be the 3rd guy back and playing Center so that the 2 scoring wingers can go do what they do best. That said Kelch is not a guy who is known for his defense as a forward in this league either. Derek and Yam is a solid defensive core but I wouldn't go so far as to say outstanding, I think they are firmly middle of the pack in that regard and with a forward core that doesn't have any real studs defensively outside of surpriseme I could see this team struggling to score if they all hang back or trying to win boat races if they all go up.

    Lineups

    Jelly - Young Kelch - surpriseme22
    Yambag - Derekgnr
    Superstar

    zlow when needed

    #7. Team NDA

    Dmart and Dom went super old school 239 with their draft. Everyone on this team has been in 239 for over 10 seasons at this point with the exception of Ace, who has been around for the last handful. There are some guys that are dusting off the cobwebs off their controllers on this squad. There's also a lot of winners here though. I believe every member of this squad has won at least one championship in 239 with the exception of Ace, and I think there's probably like 9 or 10 different championship teams represented on this team out of the 17 previous seasons.

    Holes? How can you have holes when you have a backup to your backup at every position on the ice. No, there are a million people on this roster which makes for a lot of moving parts and some of those people have not played a whole lot of NHL lately. This team has a lot of talent, but is some of that talent washed? Time will tell. The rocks in this lineup are Dmart who supposedly will be playing all the games while Dom plays stat bitch, Esoteric, and TheLime18. Esos going to need to dust off his controller. And the part-time guys are going to need to get reps in. I worry a little bit about this teams defense but their forward line can carry.

    Lineups

    There are a million different options I will try to post the 2 I think are the most reasonable.

    Esoteric - Wizzywar - Dmart
    Ace Soul - Cortez
    TheLime18

    Esoteric - See Dub 21 - Dmart
    Ace Soul - A9ent x007
    TheLime18

    Hugh Laurie 88
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    DominatorSilva
    are all benched til further notice


    #8. Chinese Finger Traps

    Hergy9 went out and got Bills and Gala right away because of course he did. He got a really solid tendy in Death2All315. After spending 63 BoDs on Rapidcalf to make him the highest paid player in 239 history he also picked up Mykezero to play D with him which makes for a really solid D core. He then even improved on it by grabbing civcpo late who has been sneaky good the last 2 seasons. Rocco rounds out the team and may see time on RW.

    I don't see too much in the way of holes here. Theres not a HUGE stud forward on this team like most of the other teams above have. But the defense should be excellent, the goalie is good. This will be a tough team to beat.

    Lineups

    Bills - Hergy - Rocco33
    RapidCalf - civcpo
    Death2All315

    Bills - Hergy - Gala
    Rapidcalf - Mykezero
    Death2all315


    #9. Eagle Fang Puckers

    Odd guy is coming off yet ANOTHER championship season. He went after Bomb2r big time I think he was the highest paid player in this draft. Ian is a very solid center for them, and he absolutely STOLE Jehtie and Roman95 late for 10 BoDs combined. Sober will have to flip back and forth between RW and LW to accommodate the PT wingers but that's a pretty solid forward core with a very nice defense in Odd and Bomb2r. Thomahawk rounds out the skaters with only forward availability and will likely only fill in when the two part time wingers are unable to play. Rage is the wildcard here. He's had good seasons, he's had bad seasons. He needs to get consistent.

    Odds team is going to live and die based off Rage and the part time wingers. If they all show up this team immediately flies up the rankings.

    Lineups

    Roman95 - IanTheBerean - Sober Enuff
    That 1 Odd Guy - Bomb2r
    RAGEinAcage

    Sober Enuff - IanTheBerean - Jehtie
    That 1 Odd Guy - Bomb2r
    RAGEinAcage


    #10. Intellectual Property

    Joe Sto out here getting it done. I really liked Joes draft, but there's a lot of personality in this room. I'm a bit worried Joes team might kill each other before they get a chance to do well. If they mesh though I could easily see them getting into a playoff spot. He went after Crazy Legz who is an awesome talented forward at a position of weakness in this draft, whether it be LW or C. Then he got Drug one of the top D-men in this draft. Figo and Swag will combine to make a good RW duo. And he got a really solid goalie in LLCoolSam. Overall I just really liked his draft.

    That said, I think KSarge is leaving a little something to be desired on the other side of the ice. He's going to need to prove he can hang in a league that traditionally has a lot of dominant RW's. Drug is going to need to carry on D and Joe needs to not be brown out Joe for any series. This team with the way it was drafted should be higher than I have them here, but I need to see it first. I belv, but you need to prove it.

    Lineups

    Joe Sto - Crazy Legz - Notorious Figo
    KSarge - Drugmonkey
    LLCoolSam

    Joe Sto - Crazy Legz - Swagg
    KSarge - Drugmonkey
    LLCoolSam

    Marine Mike as needed
     
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    #11. Game Misconduct

    Colonelli went out and got NJSki with the first legitimate pick of the draft. Top flight center for under 40 BoD's I'm all about it. He also got DisNub super late for 9 which is a huge steal in my opinion. Mox is going to be the 3rd forward on this team and he will be perfectly fine in that role, and probably excel in it. Knife is an above average backup in my opinion but I don't see him playing on this roster as is.

    Iont Git Tired is someone I looked at quite a bit predraft. He has a lot of skill, I could see him being a 25-30 BoD forward in this draft, but I wasn't so much a fan of how he looked on D, so I worry a little bit about how that will pan out. BlazingJRick I was not a huge fan of in the scouting of him I saw. It's nice that he's on a lot but he seems to get distracted, talking and goofing around a bit too much for my liking. I'm not saying you can't do that in club but when it seems like it's affecting your gameplay a bit that's a turn off. Knuckle down and focus in.

    Lineup

    DisNub - NJSki - ItsM0x
    Iont Git Tired - Colonelli
    BlazingJRick

    Knifeinyourguts as needed


    #12. Brokeback Mountaineers

    Mash tries his hand at captaincy. He went out and got Levans as expected. And it cost him a fortune as expected. I think he wanted ZeroPain as well but got priced out on him so he went after Thamps instead. That said, really good forward line. Lappy is a guy I've heard a lot about. People say he makes really good passes and cuts, makes good plays, and is a really good forward. I have NOT heard very much about how good he is on D which is a tad scary to me.

    Even scarier is his D partner is Hollyhood Bob. He's fine as a passing grade #2 d man, but Lappy is going to need to carry it, and it's in front of Legion is who a below average talent in this goalie pool. Levans and Lappy will need to do a lot of work to carry the defense on this team and Legion is going to need to step up as a goalie. Yeti is fine as a backup and maybe he fights for a spot on LD but this teams defense and goalie combo is a bit scary to me.

    Lineup

    Mashotpa - levans - Thamps
    BobbyBanner - Lappy
    Legion

    Crazyyetikilla as needed


    #13. The Bench Warmers

    Fwaming Dwagon gives captaincy another shot and takes BCripps again for the second season in a row, spending 10 more BoDs at the G position than anyone else. He also grabs Mr Anderson to be a top flight forward option for his team. And then he follows that up with Its Dualism on LD. I think hes a fine defensemen maybe a #2 that borders along the lines of a #1?

    But he's paired up with Magilla on his weak side. I don't think hes very comfortable on the RD side of the ice. Nik is good as a 3rd forward when hes not playing Center. Unfortunately that's where hes playing this season, unless he's moved to RW where he would be completely out of sorts. I think Anderson would be the best option in the Middle of the ice but I don't think that works as the team is currently constructed, and I don't think Cripps is enough to carry in this season with so much parity, which is why I have this team so low.

    Lineup

    Fwaming Dwagon - Nikdagreek - Mr Anderson
    Its Dualism - Magilla72
    BCripps

    TheJsquad21 as needed


    #14. Backdoor Bandits

    Ozzy makes his return to captaincy after just signing up to play for a while and his buddy Clancy2113 is back to play net for him. He'll have to dust off his controller and prove he can hang in a goalie pool that was relatively stacked this season. Coug4rHunter on D is a great start, and I think Marty was a strong pick for Ozzy to play Center for him although I think he was a bit expensive for what he provides. Dusty Nation and Cougar on D will be strong when he's in.

    I don't however know anything about Wen or GUCCIHARMONY however. They are complete wild cards and they make or break this team. Danglez is fine as a 3rd forward but I think Ozzy needed a little bit more punch in his lineup than what he provides, if GUCCI is a legit player this team is higher than I have them ranked.

    Lineups

    GUCCIHARMONY - Marty - Ozzy
    DustyNation - Coug4rHunter
    Clancy

    Danglez10 - Marty - Ozzy
    Coug4rHunter - Wen
    Clancy


    #15. The Cocksville Blockers

    Kaberle is back as a captain. He had a rough start last season but was able to turn it around for the most part in the 2nd half. Had they had another week he probably would have made playoffs. He goes back to the well again and grabs KDog this time at defense. Butchersson is a very solid goalie option. And Gronk is a good pick up for a dollar to play LW although it looks like he didn't play last night. Nicky Patts is a backup that can play everywhere and is valuable in that role.

    I know nothing about DisneyIsGreedy or Noto. Another team where if those 2 are good they make or break this team. I need Kdog to reassess and go back to being a defense first defender. A lot of what I've seen from him the past year or so has been a player that wants to force too many offensive plays and is struggling some in his own zone. If he can regain that confidence in the back end the o zone play will take care of itself.

    Lineup

    Gronk - Kaberle - Noto
    Kdog - DisneyIsGreedy
    Butchersson

    NickyPatts as needed


    #16. Imagination Station

    Mr Tough gave it a good go in the draft, I think he may have had a plan to get a couple of guys that didn't pan out for him and then panicked when it didn't work. He was in the bidding on a couple of top players for a long time but didn't really end up with any besides the new comer Dutch MDK. He will be the stud Center on this team and will be relied upon for everything on this team both sides of the ice. jonmonkey is a solid 3rd forward on a team and Tough is a borderline #3, #2. Epik is another borderline guy somewhere between a #1 and #2 and is being relied upon to carry this defense with Schielf who I've never seen play D. Sniper in net was a top 3 option in this draft and he will have to earn it this season.

    Shotgun is... a goalie trying to live out his forward dreams and its not going so well for him.

    Lineup

    Jonmonkey - Dutch MDK - Mr Tough
    Schielf - Epik
    Sniper0270


    That's it I'm done. No more in depth analysis for you.
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