No, not defenseman (although we aren‘t exactly deep there), but team defense. The Wave have let up more points against than any other team in the league. And it’s not even close. Over two weeks, opponents have scored a combined 315.3 points. The nearest team to us is at 288.1. The Seattle Aviators have only had 180.8 scored against them. The average is roughly 250.
So, although the Wave are in the top half of points for, we’re 0-2. And that is the fatal flaw of these head-to-head leagues. But, you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love head-to-head leagues. The excitement on a week to week basis is so much higher than with a rotisserie league. Not to mention the bragging rights and trash talk that can go on. Again, if you haven’t been following the IceHL Twitter accounts, go do that now. They’re listed right under the spiffy new logo at the IceHL League Office.
As far as the team roster goes, I’ve made another calculated decision picking up Matthew Lombardi. He, like Pominville, got dropped when he was hit with a concussion. Once again, I like his chances enough when he’s healthy that I can sacrifice the couple points I could get out of his roster spot until he comes back.
I’ve also been working closely over the past few days with the GM of the Quebec Armada on a possible trade that would see Joe Pavelski come to California. We’ll see if we can work that out.
Oh! And Derrick Brassard has actually started to contribute a bit. Color me surprised.
P.S. On a personal note, I spent last weekend doing play-by play on a tournament here in San Jose that featured the Wenatchee Wild, who you may remember from the design contest featured right here on Icethetics.