(Expect many terrible puns over the course of this season.)
Ah, the first day of the hockey season is nearly upon us. And if you’re reading this post about a fantasy hockey team on a blog about hockey jerseys, you’re probably at least as excited about this as I am.
Let’s start from the beginning. My name’s Jon. I’m a student at San Jose State, a Sharks fan, and the manager of the California Wave in the IceHL. I’d like to thank Chris for giving me that opportunity and JFred for designing such a great logo.
Living out here on the west coast and being the night owl I am, I was actually awake when the IceHL draft went down at 2 am local time. My strategy going in was to take a stud goalie first round unless I got a great pick. But I ended up getting that great pick, and so it turns out I got Ovechkin. That pick alone equals a pretty good draft overall.
For the most part, I was quite happy with the draft. The lone exception was my fourth rounder Derrick Brassard. I wish I had done a few more rounds worth of pre-draft rankings so I could have gotten someone like Jason Spezza or Miikka Kiprusoff with that pick. But that’s the risk with an auotpick draft. I did end up pretty well off with goalies. I’m very happy with Marty Turco, Dan Ellis should be solid and Steve Mason could end up being a steal (or worst case scenario, a 3rd goalie who actually get starts.)
I’m still tinkering a bit through the waiver wire, and I still think I’m a good forward or two away from being where I want to be, but I may end up fixing that through a trade along the way.
I’ll be checking in at least once a week or so here at Icethetics, but this will wrap it up for today. So, to borrow a line from a certain SJ Sharks broadcaster: Keep it real. Keep it fresh. Keep it real fresh.