GOOD MORNING VGHL. This is what I see every morning when I look at the Discord followed by a stream of people replying back. I haven't been in the league very long, 5 weeks, but the community is wild. It's nice to be in the mix with everyone and it's wonderful to see a community that stays together to play the wonderful games of hockey we all love. So I thought to myself why not help by writing some amazing media articles for everyone to enjoy, and maybe sometimes help the lazy in scouting. So for the first article I wanted to submit something I was well versed at in real life, Stat tracking and predictions, and what better way to do it by not knowing anyone and making wild random assumptions about people. So if all fares well I'll be writing these till the end of time. So let's get started with the Division Preview for the Atlantic Division. WARNING: All the information in this article is predictions I made by looking at stats on EASHL and VGHL website. Don't take the opinions to heart. Show me that I am wrong.
A team ran by two guys named Dturp84 and NowYOUDoneit, The duo played together in the VGKHL and Dturp put up 34 goals and 53 points in 26 Games for a 2.04 P/G. He knew he could score now he needed a playmaker to get him the puck. With that in mind his eyes went to SnipeTime09, again a player he has played with in the VGKHL and why not go for the guy if he was only going to cost you .25 million in cap space. When looking at SnipeTimes stats for Drop Ins the player pockets 3.18 P/G with 137 Goals in those 78 Games. So with his mind set on his top Duo he needed the opposite of what they had, a goalie, x1BallModzyx isn't just any goalie he has played 40 games with a S% of .742 but he was a goalie who could play wing when the needed to put another goalie in. Modzy has played 99 games of drop in and has 140 Goals, Modzy is their secret weapon. Now with everything set in place he is needing to fill out the roster with depth. But who knew where his mind was going when he picked EdmOil5 for 1.5Mil with no stats in Drop Ins or VGHL, maybe from another league maybe EdmOil5 is their REAL secret weapon I guess we will find out. All in all this team has a pretty solid forward line up and decent depth but it doesn't look like they have defense, hopefully they can prove me wrong.
Wild Prediction - 5th in the Atlantic 31-23-6 68PTS
What kind of people want to run a team called the Checkers, two brainiacs named PEACEKEEPER500- and Scarpetti- that's who. These guys are a duo that picked the smartest pairing for running a team, a Center and a Goalie, the two most important positions in hockey. They knew they had solid points from Scarpetti- putting up 312G and 451A in 368GP in his career with the VGHL all they needed now was the most solid Defence in front of PEACEKEEPER. They looked to a man by the name of ZachMann_ they needed this Dman bidding 4.25 million on him with him only having 4 games played in the VGHL with a +/- 8 I needed to look at his stats in Drop Ins to which i found that the Dman has 70 Assists with a +55 in 46 games. With a bunch of randoms that's pretty impressive, but in the Captains eyes well worth it and to pair him up with XnhlerX posting a +23 in season 12 of VGPHL they had their top defensive pair and it was time to fill out the team. Adding a responsible defensive forwards like Dxrk9ness will also help the team with the newcomers and rookies. You’ll think you're playing Checkers, but they're playing Chess. Look for this team to have the best GAA in the Atlantic with their Defensive Centered team.
Wild Prediction - 4th in the Atlantic 34-17-9 77PTS
ItzPriice and egomaniacstud1, the leaders for the Laval Rocket. Coming into building a team ItzPriice stated, and don’t quote me on this, “Look at me, I’m the Goalie now.” with locking in his positions at G/G and having a VHGL SV% of .754 they would only need back ups. So they went shopping for 3 things: a D partner for egomaniac(stud?), a sniper and a playmaker. Their first play was to a defenseman by the name of BROKEN9216 a bonafide D-man whose stats are only going up with the potential to back up ItzPriice in net. Next to find a scoring duo, the first of the Duo being Couture53 a solid Playmaker posting up 186 assists in 139 games with a +145. Couture53 seems like a player that can really help out all over the ice and to pair him with none other than Predznation88 a player new to the VGHL but has scored 216 goals and 271 assists in 210 games you can look at these two forwards to post up the some of the top points on the team for offence. While these players look fantastic they didn't want me to tell you that they found a player that is worthy of making a run for MVP and if he stays 1st overall draft pick. I know Wild Prediction, but that's what I'm here for. MJWxGaming new to VGHL but not new to the world of NHL21 with only being grabbed for .75 million in cap space MJW has played 376 Games and has 672 Goals and 765 Assists while posting a +273 and only 72 PIMS this player looks great on paper lets see how they do in the VGHL. This team will post up some major point on the score board with their offence.
Wild Prediction - 2nd in the Atlantic 48-10-2 100PTS
Its the man, The myth, The person I see all the time in chat, ProbableKoz and his Assistant Toeffoli running your Rochester Americans. With a Solid VGHL career of 323 GP as a Goalie his record is 201-96-26 with a 2.93GAA this guy is fantastic Goalie. Moving on, the thoughts in his mind are that of preserving his record so what does he want more than anything, People who can score and be responsible for keeping the pucks out of his net as well which is why he spent the 3.5million on the Defensive Right wing that is DrxpLex- a player with a +361 in 214 games and has 318 Assists while also keeping his penalty minutes below 100. Next on his mind is a man who can score in command so he went out and grabbed TourFwenty-_- who has played 222 Drop ins with 202 Goals and 287 Assists. With getting some well played players to play with Toeffoli he looked for new guys for depth Picking up people like tyhSlqElpP and NoUse4agtag. Look for this team to hold its own against most of the other divisions while still holding their own in theirs.
Wild Prediction - 6th in the Atlantic 30-23-7 67PTS
Dirty-Dietrich and Servnspike these two were hard to read what was going through their head when picking players, but what I could only assume is a picture of myself trying to pick players there were just throwing darts and hoping they would stick. First you have to look at the team's build out; they have 2 solid forwards who are both responsible defensively and can fill in for a d-man. Then they grabbed two goalies that are both only labeled to play goalie along with Quinn43Hughes who can also play defense. So as far as they are concerned they only need forwards after that. They then grab another defensive forward in the mix in Notorious250 putting up almost an assist a game and with a plus minus of 30. There isn't much to say about this team other than the fact almost everyone of their players are defensive players. This is one of those teams you’ll have to watch closely and see if they take everyone by surprise. If you are watching this team be ready for some low scoring hockey games.
Wild Prediction - 7th in Atlantic 25-30-5 55PTS
Grand Rapids Griffins
Griffins a flying lion with the head of an eagle, a mythical creature sought to be one one of legends, but this team is going to be real and with this prediction it will be of legends. Lets talk about the manager's first ThatGuyShadow91 who has a total of 107GP as a Skater and 43GP as a goalie during the season, posting 211 points and a .751 SV%. Then there’s Headcase25 a Defenseman who has posted 405 points in 478 Games which is in line to some great break out passes to help out the team, but you only need one thing at the end of that break out pass. That's right they spent 3Mil on a guy to do just that for them with the signing of this Legendary player B-U-R-E_x_10 with shades of the real Pavel Bure this player has played 154 games while burying the pick 539 times and having 413 apples. This is the guy you fear when he steps onto the ice. You might think to yourself they got him who else can they have, they have Ji-4rce with 81 Games and 274 points, They got TopCheeseNeon who played 52 goalie games with a .766 Save Percentage, Reliable Defence in M_u_R_p_H_y_87 with 52 assists in 54 games. This team will be a fun team to watch and high on everyone else's radar. If this team doesn't go all the way color me disappointed.
WIld Prediction - 1st in Atlantic 50-5-5 105PTS
Snipersteve19884 and CatlinasLover69 (Nice) are at the head of the charge for this team. With Snipersteve never playing a season in the VGHL and Catilnas coming back after a short Hiatus they look to try to take the league by storm. With almost no stats from any of the players to look up in VGHL and EASHL it was time to dive into the Rabbit hole. The player I looked at was IIAdxmII a player who has played a couple of seasons in the VGNHL but was switching his talents to a Goalie Main. Adxm will be a nice safety net for them if they need the extra winger with putting up 308 points in 100 games in his VGHL Career. But then it was time to dig up on the rest of the team. Grabbing Big name D-Man gene_parmesan07 he is a well rounded d-man and has the ability to step up and keep everyone in the game even when down. Then Hewittdave0 a only goalie player who is only sporting a .700 Save Percentage and is looking to start his Career in the VGHL. Picking up WayTooShady to Pair with gene was one of the best additions they could have made. This team looks solid on defence but doesn't seem to have an offensive side to their game. Look for them to stay low on the standings not because of their defensive ability but because of their lack of Offensive threat. Prove me wrong boys.
Wild Prediction - 8th in the Atlantic 15-39-6 36PTS
The Bruins, do I call them that are they really THE BRUINS? Well this team is run by Hawknation4 and Spelliscy_21 two players who find themselves with only a couple of years in VGHL. Both players being threats offensively decided to build their team as such. With Spelliscy being the main threat of the duo putting up 326G and 328A in 189 Drop in games along with 479 Hits he is a player you don't want to be on the other side of the ice of. They continue their offensive threat by adding Imadoer3 a player who went for 5 million in the draft but well deserved sporting 502G and 594A in 340GP he is looking to help the Offensive giants play some Bruins style Hockey. The only question I had for this Club is do they have the Defence to make it to the Top of the division? That is what we will have to wait for to look at during the season with adding two unknown goalies in Raidrayzor88 and show-tiime92. Along with SWEETHOMECHICAGO who has a +71 in 252 Games in the seasons with VGHL and Juggynuts-_- who sported 143A in 137 Games on defence. This team will be tested Defensively if they want to be at the top of the league which is why I'm giving them the score that I am.
Wild Prediction - 3rd in the Atlantic 42-14-4 88PTS
After all of this stat hunting and trying to predict the outcome of players and people that I don’t even know. Hopefully I am proven wrong on most of my predictions and when it comes down to it I hope everyone is here to play and to have fun. I would enjoy it to sit down with everyone eventually and hear people's thoughts and have interviews with players and maybe in the end i'll just watch the games and write blogs. Because that's what I enjoy doing and this community is one that I would love to help develop and grow. SEE YOU NEXT TIME VGHL.
Grand Rapids Griffins - 1st in Atlantic 50-5-5 105PTS
Laval Rocket - 2nd in the Atlantic 48-10-2 100PTS
Providence Bruins - 3rd in the Atlantic 42-14-4 88PTS
Charlotte Checkers - 4th in the Atlantic 34-17-9 77PTS
Syracuse Crunch - 5th in the Atlantic 31-23-6 68PTS
Rochester Americans - 6th in the Atlantic 28-23-9 65PTS
Toronto Marlies - 7th in Atlantic 25-30-5 55PTS
Bellevile Senators - 8th in the Atlantic 15-39-6 36PTS
Written by: Rykonen