Expendables

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Based out of Tool’s Garage Set in Hollywood , CA (aka Orillia, ON in real life)

The GM

GM Chad is the real-life brother of GM Wayne. His GM style is aggressive and persistent like GM Wayne. He has made a lot of moves in his short time in the BBY, and is always seeking that “home run” deal to get himself some superstars. He has made a lot of deals with GM Wayne so far, but veteran pool observers note that “Many GM’s will trade more often with people they encounter in real life –though this maxim is not true for all”.

Inception

This team has been run by GM Chad since 2013. The franchise was a BBY expansion team back in 2004 with GM Steve naming it the Snow Wolves. In 2008 GM Ryan took over, renaming the team the Iceholes. GM Chad thought that sounded “Too ice fishing” and chose a tougher moniker.

Season Finished Points
2006 16th 427
2007 11th 672
2008 14th 558
2009 13th 643
2010 12th 606
2011 5th 756
2012 6th 688
2013 (lockout) 6th 410
2014 10th 660

The Logos

snow wolvesSnow Wolves 2006-2008

GM Steve’s last name was Snow. He was from Sudbury where the OHL team is the wolves. His logo was a stylized version of a cartoon wolf which was/is a logo used by the Sudbury Wolves.

 

iceholesIceholes 2008-2013

GM Ryan wanted a name/logo to capture his personality. His logo of an angry cotton ball with a hockey stick suggested pure rage & seems to source from St. Albert Municipal Rec hockey league play (wherever that is). Considering that he was possibly one of the quietest BBY GM’s ever in all respects… we didn’t get it then, and still don’t now.

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GM Chad needed a name and look to represent the new reality of this franchise under his rule “All risk, no prisoners”. Inspired by the movie franchise of the same name, it made perfect sense to utilize the “tons of guns for wings around a skull” bold logo. We’ve seen worse in the BBY, though maybe a future version will be customized in some way to reflect GM Chad. Irregardless, this is the best logo this franchise has ever had.

The MVPs

Season MVP Points
2006 Dion Phaneuf 49
2007 Dan Boyle 63
2008 Dion Phaneuf 60
2009 Jeff Carter 84
2010 Jeff Carter 61
2011 Jeff Carter 66
2012 Radim Vrbata 62
2013 (lockout) Andrew Ladd 46
2014 Ryan Johansen 63

The Captains

Season Captain Points
2005 (lockout) Kim Johnsson  
2006 Kris Draper 32
2007 Dion Phaneuf 50
2008 Wojtek Wolski 48
2009 Peter Mueller 36
2010 Jeff Carter 61
2011 Jeff Carter 66
2012 Dustin Byfuglien 53
2013 (lockout) Dustin Byfuglien 28
2014 Derek Stepan  19
2015 Jamie Benn  

The Staff

Name Position(s) Service
Vince from Shamwow/Slapchop VP Marketing 2009-2012
Bobby Knight Coach 2009-2012
Sly Stallone Coach 2013-present
Gabrielle Union Media Girl 2013-present

The Arch Enemy

GM Chad has made significant effort to stoke a rivalry with all the Hawkins-related teams. He views GM Josh of the Marauders as the primary target.

The Draft

Draft Year 1st selection and position taken (if known)
2004 Wojtek Wolski (18th)
2005 Benoit Pouliot (1st)
2006 Jordan Staal (1st)
2007 T.J. Hensick (10th)
2008 Sergei Kostitsyn (3rd)
2009 Kris Versteeg (5th)
2010 Zach Boychuk (6th)
2011 Tyler Kennedy (29th)
2012 Mika Zibanejad (11th)
2013 Vincent Trocheck (10th)
2014 Sam Reinhart (1st)