Firewagon Races – as of March 10

1. Bullets            9.5
2. Hornbeams   12.0
3. Warriors       18.0
4. Iguanas         19.0

1. Bullets          242                  Stamkos, Spezza Pavelski Henrique (RNH)
2. Hornbeams   224      -18       StaalE, Toews, BergeronP, JokinenO (Weiss)
3. Iguanas         212      -12       Tavares, ThorntonJ, Krejci, Plekanec (Grabovski)
4. Hounds        200      -12       Malkin, Kopitar, KoivuM, Burmistrov (Lander)
5. Warriors       188      -12       SedinH, GagnerS, Stastny, Hudler (RichardsM)

1. Iguanas         156                  CampbellB, Phaneuf, Pietrangelo, CarleMtt (Franson)
2. Bullets          150        -6       KarlssonE, Carlson, Doughty, Quincy (Kronwall)
3. Hornbeams   140      -10       Chara, Yandle, Byfuglien, Ehrhoff (Leddy, OEL)
4. Gladiators     137        -3       Suter, Streit, Shattenkirk, Kronwall (MDZ, Fowler)
5½Warriors      126      -11       Edler, Keith, Seabrook, McDonagh (Giordano)
5½ Falcons      126         0       Weber, Lidstrom, Letang, Liles, Enstrom (McBain)

1. Stickpile       227                  Kovalchuk, Neal,Seguin, Fleischmann (Sullivan)
2. Hornbeams   207      -20       Parise, Benn, Ovechkin, Lucic (Cole, RyanB)
3. Warriors       204        -3       SedinD, WhitneyRay, HallT, KostitsynS (Steen)
4. Bullets          176      -28       Elias, Landeskog, Clowe, Vanek (Grabner)
5. Falcons        173        -3       Sharp, Pacioretty, Ladd, Smyth (Gerbe)
6. Iguanas         172        -1       Marleau, Heatley, Burrows, MacArthur (Moulson)

1½ Bullets        224         0       Giroux, Wheeler, Alfredsson, WilliamsJus (Simmonds)
1½ Warriors     224         0       ErikssonL, Gaborik, Iginla, Franzen (LittleB)
3. Hornbeams   212      -12       St.Louis, Selanne, KaneP, BrownD (NashR)
4. Iguanas         206        -6       Kessel, Hossa, Jagr, Semin (StewartC)

1. Bullets          262
2. Hornbeams   253        -9
3. Warriors       246        -7
4. Gators          243        -3
5. Iguanas         242        -1


We all knew the Gladiators were poised for the future.  I, for one, didn’t think the future would come so soon.  I thought I would be happy to see the Cheapeake Cup paraded in Nova Scotia.  Now I’m jealous of having a front row seat.

The Hounds told me earlier this season that one particular deal the Hornbeams made last year was strong.  Its the deal that I think may have sent the Chesapeake up the Cabot Trail.

The then Gators had been pushing for Jonathan Toews for at least 2 years.  Patrick Kane was holding him a spot in the Forest City dressing room.  Whether it was a moment of weakness or brilliance, we will never know, but the Gators called around dinner and offered to send Kaner to Long Pond.  The deal would be Kane and a 9th for Eberle and a 3rd.  I was sure the deal would help in the short term, and was comfortable enough with the long-term prospects that I jumped at it.

Now, Kane is turning yellow and Eberle is the top-scoring green RW in the league.  Good thing I have the FHL Cup to catch my tears.