NationDraft Update: TB's back! Alright!!!

The Towel Boy
November 20 2009 11:49AM

I don't know if any of you realized, but there was no Team 1260 NationDraft update last week.  "Why?" you ask?  Well, there's a bit of a story there.  Mostly it involves heavy drinking, a 7 hour road trip and a hockey tournament in small town Saskatchewan with our goalie eventually exclaiming his drunken desire to ride a buffalo.

For a bit of backstory, you should know that our team has won this tournament for the past three years in a row.  We have become a dynasty of sorts in the tournament.  We often draw comparisons to the NHL's Detroit RedWings with our winning ways, stifling defence and presicion puck control game.  Leading up to this tournament our goal was to make it four in a row.  A "Fourpeat", if you will.   

We have a good team and a fantastic goaltender so the plan seemed solid.  At least that was the plan heading into the weekend.  Our extended weekend started out on the wrong foot on Friday morning when we learned that we would be short three of our regulars in the tournament due to their employers being dicks and not giving them the time off.  Even though it was clearly booked on the work schedule MONTHS ahead of time.  Jerkfaces.   

It was shortly after learning this unfortunate news that we all decided "Let's just do it for fun this year." This new mantra of playing for fun was revisited multiple times during the 7 hour journey, almost as if to sell it to ourselves that losing would be ok.  But after losing the first game of the tournament due to a completely pinned goaltender and having only six skaters, we decided that losing is for losers and there can be no excuses for losing (even if you have 6 skaters and your goalie can't stand up without the aid of the net for support).   

With our newly re-minted winning attitude, a few cups of coffee for our goalie and a couple of local pickups, we somehow won our next three games and eeked out a B-side championship.  Winning feels good...even if it's second place.

Now, about that NationDraft Update...

Team 1260 NationDraft Update, as of Nov 19/09:

Speaking of winning and it's feel goodness, how about that "Sage11" character and his/her continued dominance on top of the NationDraft standings.  Impressive showing.  Very impressive.  "Wiltonclan" is 3 points back in second place.  The race between these two comes down to who will finish out the season better, Rick Nash or Niklas Backstrom as that appears to be the only difference between Sage11 and Wiltonclan's teams.  Sage11 picked that one skated deker Rick Nash and Wiltonclan decided to go with Backstrom.  It should make for an exciting points battle.

Here's how the top ten rounds out:

Team Name Points Points Behind
1. Sage11 302 0
2. Wiltonclan 299 -3
3. Carlo Gambino 297 -5
4. barry's team 296 -6
5. Tony Tanti's 295 -7
6. WulffLaffs 294 -8
7. KAG 294 -8
8. SportingPort 294 -8
9. Meadows Men 293 -9
10. Hit The Net 293 -9

This Is How WE Roll:

53. Robin Brownlee 285 -17
213. Jason Gregor 273 -29
611. Towel Boy Vs. Mothra 251 -51
716. Bonsignore Citizens Brigade (jeanshorts) 243 -59
802. The Pacinos (bingofuel) 233 -69
812. Lord Wanye's Steeds 232 -70

Honorable Mention:

 164. Cobra Kai 275 -27

Those jerks, beating up on Daniel-san all the time and harassing him with their dirtbikes and  all-american good looks. Bunch of asshats.

296. Lubricated Goats 267 -35

Hopefully this is a team name referring to some sort of robot goat that requires lubrication of its  joints to remain mobile. 

544. Zhitnik On My Peca 255 -47

Sweet merciful crap.  How do you people come up with this stuff?!

NHL Player Updates:

On The Mend:

Eric Staal is sidelined with an upper body injury.  That shouldn't be of much concern to the pool as he hasn't really done much this season so far.

Simon Gagne is shelved with a groin injury and is sidelined indefinitely.

Back In Action:

Since we last looked at the old NationDraft a few big name point getting Russians have come back into action.  Malkin is back from his sore shoulder after missing seven games, Kovalchuck and his broken foot only took six games to return and Ovechkin and his shoulder returned after missing six games.  

Sheldon souray also returned this past week after missing 16 games due to a concussion.  Hopefully that translates into some points soon, for both the NationDraft and our beloved hockey ensemble.

Almost Back In Action:

Daniel Sedin is very close to returning from his broken foot.  He could see action this weekend.

Marc Savard is also on the verge of lacing 'em up and not a moment too soon as far as scoring in Boston is concerned.


This has been TB's NationDraft Roundup as of November 19th, 2009.

Stay hydrated,
Minister Towel Boy

This message was written in accordance with the guidelines and rules set forth in the Charter of The Ministry of Drafts and is approved by the Minister of Draft.

 

 

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#1 SirFozz
November 20 2009, 12:10PM
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314th!

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#2 Senator Theo
November 20 2009, 12:20PM
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I've been "doing it for fun" for some time.

My dad told me once, "Son, if you can't do it for long, at least do it for fun."

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#3 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 20 2009, 12:22PM
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RossCreek made a big move and ended up in 63rd today.

I'm holding strong at 336.

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#4 David S
November 20 2009, 12:38PM
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Jeanshorts AND Wanye are kicking my butt.

*sigh*

Damn you Sheldon Souray and Zack Stortini. I was counting on you to give me a come-from-behind surprise pool victory.

Hmmm...that didn't sound too good.

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#5 David S
November 20 2009, 12:41PM
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*To all the ON guys*

I cannot tell you how awesome that "edit" function is. Its right up there with Jason's Ice Girl of the Week segment and Brownlee's Irritants.

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#6 SquidRx
November 20 2009, 12:44PM
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726 :(

I am saving it for a late season run!

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#7 Librarian Mike
November 20 2009, 12:59PM
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649, which is as close as I'll ever get to winning the lottery.

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#8 Ender
November 20 2009, 01:36PM
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Team Dragon riding 681. Damn you Mike Comrie; why couldn't Parise get mono instead?

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#9 BUCK75
November 20 2009, 01:36PM
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w00t!

Moving up - 231 for the horse faces

WTF happened to Eric Staal this year? One of the most durable guys in the league since he entered it & now he is hurt. Never mind the fact he couldn't get points before he got hurt.

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#10 jeanshorts
November 20 2009, 01:47PM
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@BUCK75

And yet Laviolette still thinks he should be a slam dunk to make team Canada. This isn't 2007 Peter.

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#11 rubbertrout
November 20 2009, 01:55PM
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I'd like to see where my team ended up but for some reason our work IT guy has deemed the nation draft unacceptable for of all reasons "pornography".

Maybe that's because some yahoo's team name is "Zhitnik on my Peca"

Absolutely brilliant by the way.

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#12 bingofuel
November 20 2009, 01:59PM
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David S wrote:

*To all the ON guys*

I cannot tell you how awesome that "edit" function is. Its right up there with Jason's Ice Girl of the Week segment and Brownlee's Irritants.

I wonder what would happen if the edit button turned into one of Brownlee's Irritants... Do you think the universe would implode?

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#13 I'm a Scientist!
November 20 2009, 02:09PM
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I am an amazing 665th. In this place i feel like I am just sitting in the tall grass, lurking like a tiger...about to pounce.

Oh what's that Sage111? You only have sticks to protect yourself? Well, my friend, i have retractable claws and one hell of a powerful jump. Good luck.

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jojNzvtP6LY

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#14 BUCK75
November 20 2009, 02:10PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

And yet Laviolette still thinks he should be a slam dunk to make team Canada. This isn't 2007 Peter.

He probably should be just not in a scoring role. I guess it depends on how some of the bubble players are playing in December?!?!?

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#15 SirFozz
November 20 2009, 02:15PM
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@I'm a Scientist!

665th?!?

Is something wrong with your supercomputer? I used an old commodore 64 to come up with my selections (sitting pretty at 314).

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#16 I'm a Scientist!
November 20 2009, 02:16PM
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In other news, i am an exciting 6th in the CBC pool that bingofuel made up at the beginning of the season...

*thinks this is only because some people forgot about it*

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#17 I'm a Scientist!
November 20 2009, 02:18PM
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@SirFozz

Yeah, i think the SuperComptuer has a virus. It has been making me make strange GD predcitions like 7-3 for the oilers....like something like that will EVER happen!

Congrats on being more than twice as good as me, a rare feat i assure you!

*goes to get an axe and a two six... this may be the end of the SuperComputer!*

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#18 Librarian Mike
November 20 2009, 02:30PM
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@I'm a Scientist!

I am an amazing 665th.

Neighbour of the Beast...

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#19 David S
November 20 2009, 02:31PM
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bingofuel wrote:

I wonder what would happen if the edit button turned into one of Brownlee's Irritants... Do you think the universe would implode?

It would be awesome if the Update Comment button activated the "Strudwick laugh" soundtrack Gregor unveiled on Thursday.

Or perhaps the most irritating thing ever conceived.

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#21 I'm a Scientist!
November 20 2009, 02:51PM
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@The Towel Boy

Well, my friday night is planned! Anyone else want in?

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#22 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 20 2009, 02:56PM
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I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned this yet, but SNW was reporting that Moreau's injury (if it's an injury at all) is confirmed - not a concussion.

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#23 Boris
November 20 2009, 03:09PM
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I entered this draft while sitting at home taking painkillers for minor hand surgery and now I can't remember where or how to even look up where I stand. But I know for sure I am not in the top 10 ....can anyone help out this idiot on pain killers.....

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#24 Robin Brownlee
November 20 2009, 03:10PM
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Bingoshorts, BoyFuel or JeanTowel: Who are these 52 cheating donkeys ahead of me in the draft? Is there a secret player list I wasn't given access to?

One other thing (it only took an astute journalist such as myself a quarter of the season to notice): where, exactly, is Willis? The crunch-the-numbers guy isn't entered? The projection guy ISN'T entered? DubyaTeeEff?

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#25 Librarian Mike
November 20 2009, 03:22PM
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@Robin Brownlee

You must have missed him. He's languishing in 1.432/60th place...

edit: *ba-dum-tish*

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#26 Robin Brownlee
November 20 2009, 03:29PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

You must have missed him. He's languishing in 1.432/60th place...

edit: *ba-dum-tish*

There's got to be a stat that can make 1.432/60th place look better, no?

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#27 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
November 20 2009, 03:32PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

There's got to be a stat that can make 1.432/60th place look better, no?

If you needed someone to stroke your ego we could mention his qualcomp.

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#28 David S
November 20 2009, 05:02PM
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"Bingoshorts, BoyFuel or JeanTowel"

That was hilarious. Only Brownleee could burn three guys in one sentence.

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#29 Eric Johnson
November 20 2009, 05:37PM
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I love the fact that Brownlee typed

"DubyaTeeEff"

Hilarious.

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#30 RossCreekNation
November 21 2009, 03:54PM
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Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things wrote:

RossCreek made a big move and ended up in 63rd today.

I'm holding strong at 336.

NICE! Thanks for the update/shout out, I had no idea. Been a looooooong week without the internet. For some reason, I cannot comment on my phone anymore... ever since the upgraded version of ON.

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#31 Guy Flaming
November 21 2009, 06:18PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Bingoshorts, BoyFuel or JeanTowel: Who are these 52 cheating donkeys ahead of me in the draft? Is there a secret player list I wasn't given access to?

One other thing (it only took an astute journalist such as myself a quarter of the season to notice): where, exactly, is Willis? The crunch-the-numbers guy isn't entered? The projection guy ISN'T entered? DubyaTeeEff?

Hey Robin, I'm one of them but I forgive you for not seeing me. You'd have to look way up. Waaaaaaay up... at #4.

Gloating while I still can...

Guy Flaming The Pipeline Show TEAM 1260 Edmonton

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