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The league is potentially looking at adding a SMJHL rookies vs. SHL send-downs game. If you were in charge of creating the rosters, who would you select to play on each team?
Written Pick a player for each position on the all-rookie squad and one for each position on the send-downs squad and give reasoning why you selected them. You can pick based on performance in the sim, or because you like that member, or because they have a cool name--whatever method you prefer. Write at least 200 words.
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C - Alex Andani, - Andani has been one of the most effective centers in the league in multiple facets. Not only an effective playmaker, which he has used to hit 5th in scoring among rookies, he is 2nd in the entire league in face-off percentage, winning 56.16% (456/812) of face-offs taken.
LW - Flacko Lagerfield, - Lagerfield ties Ralchankinov for the rookie scoring lead from the Falcons' second line and pitches in well on their powerplay efforts, too. He can score however he needs to, popping the puck in himself (10 goals) or dishing to a teammate to set up their score (11 assists), Lagerfield finds a way for Detroit.
RW - Daniel Daniil, - Daniil shoots hard and checks harder, picking up 8 goals and 7 assists for Montreal from 61 shots and throwing 67 hits. He has made a good impact for the Militia all around and has earned four Star of the Game awards in 40 games (1 first, 2 second, 1 third).
D - Daniel Karlsson, - Karlsson is a good all-around contributor in St. Louis. With 2 goals, 10 assists (4 on power plays), 48 hits, 24 shots and 21 blocks, he quantifies his role on the blue line well. Those figures will only get better as he steps into a bigger role in the future.
D - Jussi Hammanen, - Hammanen is another good all-around defender among the rookie class. With 1 goal, 12 assists, 26 hits and 35 blocks, he fits a good defensive mold as well and can make plays in his offensive defenseman role.
G - Benjamin Blue, - The league's only full-time starting rookie goalkeeper, Blue has made the best of the situation he was drafted into. He has held up well considering the team around him is young, leading to facing a lot of shots (he was the first keeper this season to face 1,000 shots). He has also had some stellar games, even in defeat.
C - Grayson St. Raegan, - St. Raegan is everywhere for Detroit. On the dot, he's one of the best on the face-off draw at a 54.27% win rate, 5th in the league. He ties for first in scoring among centers at 18-24-42 (3-10-13 PP). He's the most frequently hit player in the league and the third-most penalized player. He still comes through for the Falcons. He's also actually won a fight.
LW - Demaricus Smyth, - Leads the league in goals and points, scores at a pace faster than one point per 20 minutes of ice time, willing to dish the puck and dish out hits, Smyth very well may be the hottest player in the J right now.
RW - Iam Essellemm, - Leads right wings in scoring, one of the most efficient scorers with 0.99 points per 20 minutes on the ice, a hitter when he needs to be and a reliable power play attacker with a 6-6-12 line on the man advantage, Essellemm buoys scoring on Halifax's second line.
D - Ensio Kalju - Sixth in scoring and shot-blocking among defensemen and the player with the highest plus/minus rating in the league, Kalju is everywhere and lifts everyone's game. He also carries somewhat of that rough edge that would be entertaining on the defensive end with 51 PIM, tied for 8th at the time of writing.
D - Karno Grönkjær - Third among defenders in scoring and shot-blocking, Grönkjær also ranks among the highest in hits and is a special teams anchor. Also carries that rough defensive edge as his play has also earned him 42 PIM for the season at the time of writing.
G - Damien Blackfyre, - Blackfyre is the toughest keeper in the league to crack. He is tied for second in save percentage at .893, leads the league in wins with 24 and in shutouts with 4. An exhibition game needs to feature Blackfyre in the pipes.
C - Dayymo Ralchankinov - He is the leader in rookie scoring with 8 goals and 24 points in 44 games. He plays or the Montreal Militia and is one of their best overall two way contributors in his rookie season which is pretty impressive.
LW - Flacko Lagerfield - Langerfield is another insane rookie scorer this season, contributing in a big way for the Detroit Falcons with a solid 11 goals and 22 points in 43 games for their club. His 70 shots are good for 5th on the team as well.
RW - Piotr Czerkawski - Quite the underrated player, Piotr has produced well for the Montreal Militia this season in a purely offensive role. It seems to have worked out for his team and his 10 goals and 20 points in 44 games are to show of that.
D - Daniel Karlsson - Daniel Karlsson has been amazing for the St. Louis Scarecrows this season. As a rookie he has played in virtually all situations and excelled. His coaches are feeding him minutes and he has 2 goals, 12 points, and 29 PIM to show for it.
D - Reginald MacIntyre - Mr. MacIntyre has made quite a name for himself with his team this year in a stay at home role. Despite his style of play with 21 hits and 8 blocked shots to his name, Reginald has also managed to produce 14 points in 44 games in only 14 minutes on average. Not bad.
G - Benjamin Blue - The legend himself. Right now he's the only SMJHL rookie goalie, and he looks to be a good one. Kyle Prince would look on in pride when it comes to Benjamin Blue. He does the stuff and blocks the shots. You should see him sometime.
C - Dermot Lavelle - Dermott Lavelle leads all centers in points this year and is one of the reasons why Demarcus Smyth is the leading goal scorer in the league. Without that duo the Crows are in a worse place.
LW - Demaricus Smyth - Leading scorer in overall points and goals and plays all over the place. A nasty player to play against. Perfect for an all star game.
RW - Iam Essellemm - He's the best right wing in the league, bar none. He leads the league in scoring for his position and has scored 20 goals this season. Also plays on the PK.
D - Viktor Kolesnikovs - Are you finding a reoccurring pattern on this list? This defenseman scores. Tied for the most points this season at 40 and it's more impressive considering he plays a defensive style first.
D - Mihail Petrov - The gentleman who is tied with Kolesnikovs in scoring with 40 points. Good all around player who plays a two way game.
G - Damien Blackfyre, - He has a fucking sweet name and he's one of the best goalies in the league. Has 4 shutouts, too.
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With the SMJHL potentially adding a Rookies vs Send Downs show case event, fans of the league begin to speculate what potential rosters could look like. Our expert group of analysists who know everything and anything (trust us) have created our predictions on what potential starting line ups could be.
For the Rookies, you have:
Dayymo Ralchankinov (Montreal) The leading rookie scorer is a no brainer for the rookie team.
Flacko Lagerfield (Detroit) Joe Flacco may not be elite (Don't @ us), but this kid might just be. Number 2 in rookie scoring, he get's the starting nod.
Steve McGirthensons (Prince George) With a name like this, it's no wonder why he won the fan vote by a majority. Steve and his girth will round out the rookie's starting forward core.
Gordie Maple (St. Louis) One of the best rookie defenseman sitting at a plus/minus of 7. The rookies are going to need help at defense so there you go.
Grease La Roache (Montreal) He has a boat load of hits as a rookie defenseman, so I mean, sign us up. We're down to see someone get laid out at some point during this show case.
Benjamin Blue (Prince George) Talks way too much, but as the lone rookie starter you have to include him.
For the call downs:
DeMaricus Smyth (St. Louis) - Scores the most goals so that's a no brainer
Iam Essellemm (Halifax) - Scores a lot of goals so that's cool
Mikkel Haugen (Detroit)- Top faceoff man in the league
Mikhail Petrikov (Kelowna) - First in assists, hard to not include this man
Viktor Valentine (Montreal)- do you feel the love? I'm late for valentines day, but I'll make it up with his name.
Damien Blackfyre (Kelowna) - One of the top goalies in the SMJHL.
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Well for the rookies versus send down game I've decided to go with an all name team. It takes a creative mind to come up with a cool player name and maybe some aren't the best players out there but to me I just love the sound of this so here goes:
Rookies: Dayymo Ralchankinov: Leading the rookies in scoring it would be amazing to here the public address announcer going Dayyyyyyyyyyyyymo whenever he scores a goal and the last name sounds like a painful form of masturbation maybe?
Cash Savage: This dude is money and it looks like he may be a power forward with 26 penalty minutes and 26 hits, needs to be a bit more Savage to get those numbers up.
DabCity Savage: Respectable 16 points but with 4 penalty minutes and 21 hits dude needs to get his weight up to live up to the Savage standards.
Rahotep Tutankhamun: A respectable 16 points as well and has people calling for their mummy as he's a bruiser with 36 penalty minutes and 72 hits.
Jussi Hammanen: 13 points, 28 penalty minutes and 29 hits it may be awhile but I can't wait for the public address guy to go Stop! Hammanen Time!
Kata Vilde: Vilde means Savage in Swedish, I think maybe you can see a pattern for the rookies all name team, Ohhhh Yeaaahhhhhh!
Send Downs: Jill Jellybeanov: 12 points and a -20 for a bad Prince George team would have many thinking Jellybeanov plays soft, all I can think of is a vodka flavored candy lol.
Baron O'Beefdip: 5 points and 39 penalty minutes for the grinder from Colorado. See what I did there?
Ashley J Caboose: No points and averaging just about a minute a game I'd say Caboose is only put in at the end of the games.
Wuma Duce: 33 points, 60 penalty minutes and 90 hits this guy is no turd for Colorado.
Sticken Puckster: 7 points, 48 penalty minutes and 66 hits I don't think it's pucks he's getting his stick on.
Grim Wastlund: Colorado's1A goalie, every time I see this name it reminds me of the intelligence of the posts in the TD forum, it's truly a grim wasteland of humanity in there.
So there you have the all name version of the rookies versus senddowns game. I'm sure it will be as much fun for the announcers as it is for everyone else listening to the call of this game.