Bladerunners take the 4th Predator and the Personal Vendetta claim 5th Challenge Cup!

Congratulations to Brian and the Bladerunners!  Their GM Sherlock has masterfully guided them to their 4th Predator Cup!  While over the last month things seemed dire, The Bladerunners were able to pull away at the end.  Brian joins Dan and Doug in 4 Predator Cup Club.

Meanwhile, after behind 1-0 in games to the Severed Heads, Darrell's Personal Vendetta managed to tie series in Week 26 and win the Challenge Cup for the 5th time with a 41.995 to 32.617 victory in the final week.  Congratulations to Darrell for his dominance of this trophy.

The Bladerunners margin of victory was close to 18 pts over Cam and 20pts over Collin who's last week's drive was too late but placed Darrell in 4th 38pts back.  Those 4 teams were the only ones that broke 900 pts.  Only 4 teams broke 800pts 2 teams broke 700pts and 2 teams were in the mid 600pt range.  I believe this is Cam's second straight second place finish.

Speaking of lows, the Wolves finished last securing their Herbivore 1st PRD pick in the Fall whereas Dan's Great Whites avoids it by 3pts.

According to Website the Final rankings are as follows (rounded to a whole number)

BL        931
SH        913
EGDE  911
PV        903
RAM    868
HL        860  - The Highlanders and Scourge separated by a fraction of a pt (see website)
SCRG   860
SHAD   825
BARB   759
KT         755
GW        661
WLF      658

I urge all to check out the final website rankings.  It was a wired season of trades going awry, injuries at the wrong time etc.  One  could argue 1 of 7 different teams could have won one if fortune shined upon them.

Congrats to FP Kane for the ART Ross and FP Ovechkin for the Richard.  Ironically both FPs for the EDGE who place third...i think the team's best ever finish.

Finally the Omnivore winner will be announced later.

Again Congrats to Brian and Darrell!

And again, many thanks for Corey and Brian's work during the year especially on the website and the masters.

Take care,



Moriarty said...

Yes, the Severed Heads are in second two years straight...

Moriarty said...

I guess the FUNHL MastHead will feature Stamkos and Parise...

V for Vendetta said...

Well done Brian. Congratulations on a well earned victory.

Bladerunner said...

Thanks Darrell and Bob =-- and Cam + Chris for your emails/calls. Appreciated.

Congratulations as well to you Darrell on your 5th - holy cripes - Challenge Cup win! Can you give the Bladerunners some friendly tips? We seem to have regular season success but blow up in the playoffs.

Cam and Collin - well fought right to the end - I was afraid of everyone, believe me, especially like Chris says when I wasn't able to work anything out at the trade deadline.

To everyone - all the best next year - Chris, your team looks damn scary.

Bladerunner said...

(Darrell - well fought right to the end too - I meant to imply that by fact you won the Challenge Cup)

Douglas McLachlan said...

Congratulations Brian! Welcome to the 4 timers club. Dan will talk to you about the dues structure.

Seriously, great run. Enjoy McDavid. He may have some more Cups in him.

Darrell, we should simply rename the Challenge Cup after you at this point. Unreal but we'll earned.

Bladerunner said...

Thanks Doug. Definitely an honor to join you and Dan. The dues structure sounds complicated - should I consult a lawyer? McDavid for a whole year would be nice - I honestly thought more than once that having traded him for Crosby would have caused me less stress this season.

Red Five said...

So technically the new image/cover photo has both Parise and Stamkos in it. OK, not the most flattering one of Stamkos, and a bit dated for Parise, but even combing Team Canada-USA battles could not find a better one (yet).

wildwolf said...

Congrats Brian and Darrell

wildwolf said...

Have we ever had a closer finish for last place

Bladerunner said...

Thankyou Rob. And ya - thaf was a tight battle for 12th. Sorry about your season - just one direction to go next year.

Moriarty said...

OMNIVORE Winner is the Severed Heads - Congrats Cam!