I Would Like To Apologize For Failing
I would like to apologize to all those who wanted (nee needed) me to take down the egomaniacal Trey in Fantasy Hockey. Having several players who decided to relax because their playoff spot was cemented (See Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, and Nazem Kadri) didn’t help matters but ultimately that’s not why I lost. I lost because Trey is good at this.
There were a few rookie mistakes if you want to call them that coming into the final stretch. Like picking up four players on the Sunday before realizing they wouldn’t be added until the Monday and ultimately taking away from my matchup acquisitions. In a league where acquisitions are life and death because of the goaltender rule there’s nothing else to say but ‘You Live and Learn’.
Ultimately though Trey had the better team who were all out to win. Yes, he’s new to Hockey but fantasy is his jam in other sports. It’s just about him learning what to look for and he picked it up very quickly. Kudos have to go to him and the way he’s played it this season.
I mean, sure, his trade with ‘Diamond’ Matt Hanifan to add another 100-plus point scorer in Jonathan Huberdeau to a team already possessing Connor McDavid certainly helped as he now had the two top scorers in the league, but that’s what it’s all about. Getting people to make dumb moves. Or maybe it was part of the hiring process for Matt to get on here at Vendetta?
It doesn’t matter though because ultimately I would like to apologize for failing. No excuses. It all boils down to the fact Trey is good at this. He pays attention and from week one it’s a mission. Damn, he was able to tell me about the goalie rule before I even had a chance to look it up.
The dilemma now is do I pay up on our bet considering he has yet to hold up his end of the bargain for my regular-season win? At least I get to laugh at his Vegas Golden Knights missing the playoffs. Karma’s a bitch ain’t it!?!