Quebec Nordiques. DarkSideOfTheMoen. One week to decide just who will skate away with the Stanley Cup.
This is the final week of the Bored Hockey Fan Fantasy League, only one team can walk away with the Cup. Let’s see how both teams got to this point.
Quebec Nordiques decimated their opponents as the third seed going in. They easily accounted for the sixth seeded GreatNessPerSonified 10-1-2, then steamrolled the second seeded It’s The Flying V! 9-3-1 in the semi finals, and went into the final week, as not only the highest seed left, but as favourites,
DarkSideOfTheMoen however struggled, pulling out all the moves to beat arch-rival @GoftheInternet 7-6 in the first round, before beating surprise packet FistCity CaPs 6-5-2 in the semis, after the CaPs upset the #1 seeded Legs in the first round.
So there it is, the third seeded Quebec Nordiques, against the four seed, DarkSideOfTheMoen. It was 3 vs. 4 in the finals last season, with the four seed winning out. Will the four seed take it again this season? Let’s find out if lightning strikes twice for the 4 seed.
Quebec Nordiques questioned the tactics used by DarkSideOfTheMoen throughout the season, before this matchup began, and that added fuel to the fire before the final began. Phil Kessel and Jordan Eberle accounted for 9 of the Nordiques’ 27 points, however it wasn’t quite enough, as DarkSideOfTheMoen managed 28 points, thanks in a large part to Ryan Callahan’s 5 points (2G, 3A), Shea Weber’s 4 pts (1G, 3A) and Evgeni Malkin’s 4 pts (1G, 3A).
It was goaltending that would decide the Stanley Cup. Quebec’s goaltenders managed only 3 wins from their 5 games, but only had a 1.55 GAA and .937 save percentage, which would win any matchup, but DarkSideOfTheMoen’s goaltending core had other ideas. Not only did they win 7 of 8, but had a 1.13 GAA., a .953 Save percentage, but also 2 shootouts from Jimmy Howard.
The result was clear. DarkSideOfTheMoen may have won 12-1, but the matchup was a lot closer than what the result portrays, and for GM ThatDamnDoubleC, this was his first Stanley Cup, after winning the President’s Trophy the previous season.
That’s it for the Bored Hockey Fan Fantasy League for this shortened 2012-13 season. What will next year bring? Can ThatDamnDoubleC get back-to-back cups? All that and many, many more questions will be answered in the 2013-14 fantasy season. The BHF Fantasy Awards will be soon, so stay tuned for those, but for now, from all of us here, we hope your fantasy season went as well as it did for ThatDamnDoubleC and DarkSideOfTheMoen, and we hope to see you for next year’s fantasy season.