SOHL PRE-SEASON 8!
With season 8 starting, we are proud to raise the champion's banner for the season 7 SOHL Cup winners, the St. Louis Blues!
That said, the players are signed, the schedule is drawn up and the first set of games have been simmed. Season 8 is almost upon us. But it wouldn't be the off-season without trades aplenty!
Colorado and Pittsburgh hooked up for the first major deal of season 8 that saw Vermette and Byfuglien leave steel town and head to the mountains for Evander Kane, Holden, Bonino, and a first, with some extras thrown in on each side to sweeten the deal.
We spoke with Kane about the deal. "Man, whatever, man. I get to play with the greatest player to ever set foot on the ice. Pittsburgh obviously knew what a big deal I was and couldn't WAIT to get their hands on me. Shit, of course I'm glad to be out of there."
The Islanders started blowing things up, sending Corey Perry to the stampede and Toews to the rival Rangers. We spoke with Islanders GM Mark Kostovski about the trades.
"When you get to my age, you get tired of losing. Too many guys coming up to me, asking for money, like the organization is some kind of charity. We need to rebuild this shit. This team, this team is my reputation. This is my blood. Nobody gonna come in here and take my shit from me." We'll admit, we watched some of Netflix's Luke Cage before writing that last part so Mark may not have said those exact words.
The last big move happened just hours ago and saw Anze Kopitar leave the lights and splendor of Hollywood to settle in beautiful and majestic Ohio. He simply laughed and then cried a little when we asked him about the deal.
All teams in the league have been filled. While we hope all the current GMs stay with us for a long time to come, I am more than happy to start a waiting list. Have any friends interested in fantasy hockey? Tell them to send me an email and we'll get them a team as soon as we can. If you are interested in joining our league, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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