I know what you're thinking, co-GMs of the illustrious, magnificent, non-innocuous (nonocuous?), everlasting, revered SICHL Fantasy Hockey Family; what the hell? We're already like eight games into the season and you're just NOW doing the pre-season power rankings? What gives? I'll tell you what gives - me. 100% each and every day. Forgetting to set my lineup, reading too much into team stats, taking too many penalties, losing to good teams, cursing my goaltending - it's all me, 100% heart 100% of the time.
Alright, facade over. We're late. We're sorry about that. But here are the pre-season power rankings. Just a reminder, it doesn't matter if you're first in the league right now (Matthew MacInnis) or not doing as well as your pre-season ranking (you know who) this was ALL done in the past. The next power rankings will be HUGE taking into account at least 10-12 games for each team. In the meantime, Eric, Matt and myself are happy to bring you a video preview of what's to come, what we thought of last season and OF COURSE the upcoming SICHL Super Summit, August 25-26 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Let's go!
Once again, not a weakness anywhere. He's not number 1 in any specific category, but with no glaring weaknesses, the league will be in tough to top Guy from repeating.
Our two finalists from last year haven't lost a step. Dustin spent 114 million to ensure this.
Calgary? This high? *double checks notes* yup, Calgary's a badass this year.
Pat is good at SICHL. Did you know that? He's won the entire thing, which makes him the envy of every GM who hasn't won.
Eric's in win now mode and he's in some pretty elite company - he literally tied Pat in our pre-season mathematical equations!
Don, the Huskies, is in 7th place. Lucky 7 - most would be lucky to have Don's defense.
Matt's team might be good this year! I mean, we say that every year, but THIS year could be totally different.
This team is all Luongo, all the time.
Mike's powerhouse Supersonics round out the top 10. Why is he so good/handsome/pleasant at EVERYTHING?
The Riders are one of Henry's rivals, so naturally even though they are way better than the Hamburglars, Henry put them 2 spots lower. Ha!
Chalk this up to early pre-season jinxing?
Uh...also chalk this up to early pre-season jinxing?
Welcome to the Tarasenkshow, World Conference. Have a seat and enjoy.
Will the Canons party this year like it's 1812?
Winnipeg is a far cry from the championship team they were a few years ago, but they're not out of the race yet. After all, the race hasn't started yet!
HA. Like Norm will stay down in 17th this long. And what's with Matt not getting the DS9 reference? Remember rule 177 - Know your enemies...but do business with them always.
The Monarchs look top heavy, bottom light. Kind of like the World Conference!
Sean's assembled another solid team, including some deep goaltending!
Matt hates the Vipers so much, he got his own video!
Our fearless, wonderful leader finds himself near the dregs of the pre-season rankings, but who knows what's in store for our Mark the Great?
We'd vote Doug as one of the GMs we're most excited to party with at the Super Summit!
Derrick has some solid goaltending, but we're predicting a 9th or worse place finish in the mega powerful Canadian Conference.
Ryan's spent the money, will the results show?
Kasim's Millionaires are right on queue and in the right place. 26th!
Sheetal - master of the sim, confuser of plans.
Rapid-ly acquiring amazing talent, Sam finds himself near the bottom, but already has a few game breaking players.