Sjukstugan Champions! - EHL Spring 2015 Conclusion

Sorry for the delay everyone but here is the post season conclusion thread for the 2015 Spring EHL tournament!

First off I'd like to congratulate Sjukstugan on their victory over Baltic Sea Eagles in 6 games. Both teams were more than deserving of the gold medal and so the final series was a great spectacle for all those that watched it I'm sure. On their way to victory Sjukstugan beat Northern Ascendancy in 5 games and The Church Of Hockey in 5 games, compiling an overall record of 12-4 in the playoffs.

Just after they had won I asked Club GM/Captain Bjono to give me something to paste into this thread as a reaction almost, so in the alcohol fueled post-series celebration this is what he had to say: «I would like to thank my team for doing so well after starting so late (as soon as we knew the EHL was coming) and all team and martindalex ofc for the admin roll, and we all did this fabulous tournament happened!»

Make what you will from that, all I'm gonna say is that whiskey is pretty strong  

Now on to the post-season awards. As this tournament is a one of kind in it's own right, I decided to try and have some fun with the awards and change what is awarded so without further ado here are the Consolehockey EHL Spring 2015 NHL-esque awards! (Helping me decide on the finalists for each award was iSvamp, everyone's favourite player  )

Capturing the Art Ross (Top scoring player in the regular season) is selänne8 with a stat line of 23 goals and 46 assists.

Next up is the Rocket Richard (Player with the most goals scored in the regular season) which this season goes to Hanssonni with a spectacular 34 goals over the course of 20 games.

The Lady Byng («Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability») trophy was one of the easiest to hand out with the recipient being Vilperi90 based on him only taking 4PIMS over the entirety of a 20 game season.

The Vezina trophy (Best goaltender) goes to Crono578 who compiled a record of 12-8 with a 2.10 GAA (Best in the league out of all goalies) and a save % of 82.43 (Best in the league for goalie who played more than 11 games).

The Jennings trophy («Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in the regular season») will also be awarded to Crono578 of Northern Ascendancy as they conceded the least amount of goals in the regular season.

It has to be said that the trophies above were fairly easy to hand out due to the objective nature of the awards themselves, the following trophies are based both of statistics and personal views. Me and Svamp both tried to remain as fair as we could throughout the following trophies so if you believe we got something wrong please understand that it wasn't entirely an easy decision we had to make.

In the current NHL there is only one trophy for defenders and personally I don't think that's very fair. So to give both defensive defenders and offensive defenders a chance at capturing a trophy we split the best defenseman award (Norris trophy) into two; the Norris and the Orr trophy.

The Norris trophy for best defensive defenseman goes to Zysbe. This decision was based on the following factors: Plus/minus, PIMS, hits, points and games played. With all factors considered both me and Svamp believed that Zysbe was the best choice for this award.

The Orr award for best offensive defeseman goes to Vilperi90. Similar to the Norris trophy, the decision to award this was based around a culmination of many factors. The factors that determined this were: Points, plus/minus, goals, PP goals and shots.

Next up is the Selke trophy («Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game») which will be captured by MartindalexC. Due to the lack of reliable statistics available (Ie: Enhanced stats like corsi and fenwick) reputation was a major influence on the decision of this award. As such pretty much every factor was taken into account with this award including the type of team the player was on and how much their defensive game was tested over the course of a season.

Now on to a trophy that is somewhat difficult to pin down, the Bill Masterton Memorial trophy. This is handed out in the NHL "...to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey". You may be able to see why it was somewhat difficult to pin down  However after thinking about who would be most deserving of this award I decided to give it to Bjono, who played in the semi finals against The Church Of Hockey just after a child of his had been born. How excited the mother was for this I'm not too sure  but personally I don't think there is a more deserving player in the tournament.

On to one of the final trophies now, the Hart Memorial trophy. This is awarded for the league's most valuable player, simple put, who meant the most to their respective team. Svamp decided that the player most deserving of the trophy was myself, based on the contribution I made to the team's overall offense. Amassing 58 pts out of a possible 65pts, meaning that just over 89% of the team's offense in some way or another was affected by myself.

The penultimate trophy left is the Conn Smythe, awarded to the most valuable player in the playoffs. Unfortunately I was not able to watch much of the finals however from the stat sheets, the amount of game winners and the huge amount of goals scored when the game was tied, the Conn Smythe imo has to go to IronBYOB.

Finally we complete our trip with a final trophy that we felt we should add in to end the season on a light note

The calder is practically an impossible trophy to award here, so we decided to change it to an award close to all our hearts. The trophy recognising extreme perseverance to growing hockey relations in Finland. Otherwise known as the Tarja Halonen award!

Capturing this is Lehikoinen for his astute knowledge on all things finnish!  The award is still being manufactured so here's a sneak peak of what it should look like once it has been completed:


With all the awards nicely tied up, I'd like to thank everyone that played in the tournament as overall it was very enjoyable. While it may have been pretty fast and hard to muster up enough teams to begin with (Thank you based Rammer), I hope it was a very fun experience for all as it started to come down to the nitty gritty end.

With spring/ summer starting to take full effect I wish everyone a fun and extremely memorable summer and I hope to see all of you on PS4 (Assuming Rammer doesn't think he's god or something) next year for a blockbuster tournament!
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laurilion
No playoff trophy for goaltenders? Quite disappointing.
MartindalexC
laurilion, Blame the NHL, not me
laurilion
Having only 1 award for goalies kinda suck. jennings is really a team award. And vezina judging only stats makes it more or less a team award aswell.
laurilion
But in any case gratz to winners.
MartindalexC
laurilion, How would you allocate a goalie award then? Most hybrid goalie? Most butterfly adept goalie?

Save % is influenced by the team but overall it's more influenced by the skill of the goalie than GAA is.

Besides, I can't give awards for everything otherwise they'd be meaningless.
ImSteelD
«and award for most autistic goalie goes to....»
ImSteelD
And Lauri, you didn't cried about it last year?http://ehl_xbox.consolehockey.com/post/northern-ascendancy-champions-post-season-awards.html
selänne8
Thanks everybody for the great tournament!  See you on ps4
laurilion
ImSteelD, i didnt even log in last year.
Jesus
Only award worth getting is the Tarja Halonen award. Congrats to Lehikoinen. Well deserved, I guess!
Temetsuka
Congratz to Sjukstugan and all the trophy winners! Lehikoinen is a beast!
Lehikoinen
Thank you all! I don't know what to say, this is an honor
billy44
That a player from team «lying down in front of the net is our best defense» gets the best dman trophy is laughable. Then again, the awards were chosen by one player of the tournament and one guy who didn't play at all in the tournament so…

Anyway, congrats to 112 for the tounament, I had them as the best team in the tourney and let's face it, it was fairly obvious they were the real favorites despite what the group stage results said.
Also thanks to Martindale for starting this whole thing. it didn't go all smoothly at times but I'm gonna believe iSvamp and say that it still must have been better than that alledged nazi police guy running the PS3 show. It is a pipe dream but I wish there would be some sort of elections for the tournament admins on PS4 and Kooffein, Mordarelefanten and good people like them would come back, for the community's best interest.

See you all on PS4 with NHL16. Maybe. Except you Kauppila93.
ImSteelD
billy44, Mordarelefanten? Good people?! wait… Trololo...lo?!

byt yes, some sort of elections would be good.
Connor will get my vote for sure.
And I will move back to xbox if PS4 get's anyone of Mordarelefanten, Basstian or Rankasija — that's a promise.


«That a player from team «lying down in front of the net is our best defense» gets the best dman trophy is laughable» — I feel the same with CoG in a semifinal, omg. HAIL SILENTTIO the almighty!!!
billy44
ImSteelD: Good as in good at running a fair tournament and keeping players in check. If you have such a low opinion on Mordarelefanten that you'd associate him with the nazi police who censors even the chatbox, i don't know what to tell you. You may as well say you hate kooffein too since Mordare and he shared the same views on almost everything. And one more thing, one man alone will not be able to handle the PS4 community so it will/should be a team of admins so the impact of one guy you don't like (despite his huge contributions to the tourneys) will be mitigated.

Anyway, you'll be fine even if Mordare runs your tournament and you know you will play on PS4 no matter what because of the competition. Your promise-threat to go to XB1 is a lie.

As for the semifinals yeah we didn't play the best hockey of our lives… I guess that is goid enough reason for someone like you to dump on us publicly, but singling out a player in the process is lot cool man. And contrary to how you chose the awards it is not questionable, we won our previous series, however laughable it may seem to you, mister «I'm better than everyone at the game».
ImSteelD
billy44, I think you can blame me for the «Tarja Halonen Award» — or, you can probably blame me for everything. Or can you?
And no, I love Koffe — he's not retarded, he listen, and he don't sleeps with the rulebook. (that's the difference between him and Elefanten.) «the rulebook says bla bla bla bla, If I were TGMA would I do like this bla bla bla bla
«I'm better than everyone at the game». — that's your words, not mine, but thank you billyboy  




»Anyway, you'll be fine even if Mordare runs your tournament and you know you will play on PS4 no matter what because of the competition. Your promise-threat to go to XB1 is a lie." — and NO, I won't.

Janbo, Connor + someone new would be good.
Jesus
What's wrong with you two? You always criticize other members publicly… I don't get it!?

I mean what's the point with talking down Elefanten for example, when he's not around to defend himself? Props to Billy for defending him, I guess, But still… Can you be a bit more positive, please?

Thank you
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Jesus
Also steel. WHAAAAAAAAAT!? Nothing suprising about The Church reaching the semi finals. We have done it before, and we will do it again.

Wise up!
ImSteelD
Jesus, I think this was my first time — just saying what everyone wants to say.
«I mean what's the point with talking down Elefanten for example, when he's not around to defend himself? Props to Billy for defending him, I guess, But still… Can you be a bit more positive, please? » — payback, I guess.


«Also steel. WHAAAAAAAAAT!? Nothing suprising about The Church reaching the semi finals. We have done it before, and we will do it again.» So?.. you're staying on xbox, or what?!
Jesus
Haha, well if we play on it will be on PS4. More options to find 6v6 games whenever you want to play and well… there is potential for a 50+ team tournament taking place on that platform. So for the sake of virtual hockey, everyone should go there!

And yes. We will do fine!
billy44
You're welcome Svamp.

With Kooffein, Janbo and Mordarelefanten you get basically the same decisions, only wrapped in different speech. Sure Mordare will say «the rulebook disagrees with you, you're wrong, gtfo» while the other 2 might say «I hear you man but I'm sorry, my hands are tied» but the end result is the same. Is that enough to hate one and love the other 2? Meh…

As for Connor you would vote for him because he's your buddy, and really he is everyone's buddy. I wasn't always thrilled but I will share with him my thoughts about the good/bad of his tournament in private. Now, is being a friendly character the major quality to be a good tournament admin? Meh…

Re: awards. I stand by what I claim. You cannot judge who deserves awards since you didn't even play in that tournament and Martindale alone is only one voter. For instance in previous tournaments Kooffein had teams vote for the awards. That is a better system, probably too heavy for this EHL but I felt like pointing put that the best Dman plays on a team notorious for strong offense and mediocre defense. I'm not mad, I find it funny, so I laugh at it, hence the word «laughable».

Anyway, this is a thread about awards, I comment that the selection is bad and you go «yeah? Well your team sucks». It's ok to discuss things and to be opinionated but you went out fo your way to bash not even just me but my clubmate. That is not how a constructive discussion works.

Also what part of what you said did everybody want to say?

Jesus, what's wrong with talking? We're fine here.
ImSteelD
1.. Is that enough to hate one and love the other 2? Meh… *
— and you really think it is because of that? Not even close. And hate is a big word Billy (your word, not mine — again).
2. As for Connor you would vote for him because he's your buddy, and really he is everyone's buddy.*
— wrong again. Your words, not mine. I will vote for him cuz he has the right ambitions, he cares, he's a smart person (and Unknown needs a TGMA to break rules)

3.. I wasn't always thrilled but I will share with him my thoughts about the good/bad of his tournament in private*
— Awesome! It will make him even better. (I hope he cares)

4. Re: awards. I stand by what I claim. You cannot judge who deserves awards since you didn't even play in that tournament and Martindale alone is only one voter. For instance in previous tournaments Kooffein had teams vote for the awards. That is a better system, probably too heavy for this EHL but I felt like pointing put that the best Dman plays on a team notorious for strong offense and mediocre defense. I'm not mad, I find it funny, so I laugh at it, hence the word «laughable».
— trolled. How much involved do you really think I was? Haha (okey, maybe in the creation of Tarja Halonen...)

6 (I hate 5). Also what part of what you said did everybody want to say?
— all of it. I think I need an invite to your pod. I miss your accent.
patovic
HAHA  this is awesome

Why complain on FIFA? This all seems legit, anyway its very funny with some off the winner(s)   good votes man

However thanks for the tournament all involved, these trophies feels just as serious as Qatar and Russia won the hosts off FIFA world cup but alteast one guy will be happy i guess…

Cya on PS4, the summer is comming
Tomezi
im disappointed that i didnt get any defenseman trophy
Kauppila93
You will see… next year the same number of players playing in the Xone and Ps4… I know hundreds of players who play with Xone. I don't care who change for the worse  
ImSteelD
Kauppila93, ofc will it be hundreds of players on xbone. But we're not talking about the «amount» atm, we're talking about the quality, not the quantity.
PS4 vs Xbone
NHL vs OHL

Northern Stars, Unknown, Carlsberg etc etc versus Pelikirja, Tomte HC, Tarja Halonen and Japan.

Have fun, and enjoy (:
Kauppila93
Bla bla bla bla…
Mrmnhttn
Blah blah blah indeed!
Snapster
Kauppila93, Mrmnhttn, you PeliKirja guys MUST be trolling with this subject, right? Right?!
bomanovic
We should have a check up on this one to convince those who not already convinced rather than have these retarded conversations over and over.
ImSteelD
No, this is fun
Snapster
bomanovic, something on your mind? Also, why so serious? This place is gonna be pretty much dead during the summer, so I think it's somewhat nice to talk about almost anything while it's still possible.
tuc3tkrat
i have no idea about what to speak, but i will also follow all conversations
bomanovic
I dont use shampoo, do you?
Jaiken86
ty everyone! ty ty! Ps4 next gold for sjukstugan
Snapster
bomanovic, I use (sep)poo, thanks for asking.
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