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#4605058 - 08/03/22 05:16 PM NHL hockey fans...  
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I decided to start a fantasy league this year. (I am going with 10 teams) I want to open it to SimHQ members first.

First and foremost, it is free, and meant for fun. The battle is for bragging rights. (Yahoo does give out cool virtual trophies lol, and your success is documented year to year)

I would prefer we get enough participation here, to have a league made up of SimHQ members only.
This is why I am announcing it early. If we need to open it up to the public the flesh out the league I will open it to the public close to draft day. (or perhaps you know a friend or family member who would be interested)

All rules can be discussed before hand, there is lots of time.
We can discuss roster size, point categories etc.
I have been playing Yahoo Fantasy since 2018. I always participated in hockey pools at work before that. I needed my fix during retirement.

If you have experience in fantasy sports, all the better. If you are a fan of hockey, and want to make watching the games a little more interesting, please join.

Ideally, I would like this to be a keeper league. A league that carries over season to season. Keeper meaning you get to keep a select number of players per year (usually 4 or 5) before the draft.
Or it can be a league that starts with a fresh draft every year. All this can be discussed.

NHL start date is October 12th.

Live draft is set for Sunday Oct. 2nd 7:30 PM EST. (can be discussed).

Please feel free to join here




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#4605088 - 08/04/22 12:51 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I'm a Blackhawks fan. The next five to six years are going to be "fantasy seasons" for me. Begin the rebuild. sigh

#4605089 - 08/04/22 12:57 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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It's quite interesting for me to see a German NHL fan! I would imagine that hockey is just a tad behind soccer (sorry, i meant football) in popularity in Germany. biggrin


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#4605099 - 08/04/22 03:08 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: Lucky_1]  
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Originally Posted by Lucky_1
I'm a Blackhawks fan. The next five to six years are going to be "fantasy seasons" for me. Begin the rebuild. sigh

I can't believe a rebuilding team let Dach and Debrincat go. It will be intersting to see what they can get for Kane and Toews.

There was a time there were few German players in the NHL. Now most fantasy leagues Leon Draisaitl goes top 2 in drafts.

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We are very happy to have Moritz Seider playing for the Wings. He looks to be one of the premier defensemen in the league for the next decade. I remember Ewe Krupp was pretty darn good. IMHO, the German teams in the World Junior tournaments have been looking better and better the last few years. Maybe we will start to see more of their presence in the NHL.


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#4605104 - 08/04/22 05:13 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I did not realize Seider was German. There was a time when Olaf Kölzig was the only German player I knew.
Maybe next World Cup they will be able to ice their own team. Mind you, that gaggle called Team Europe won Silver in 2016.

#4605117 - 08/04/22 06:41 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I like fantasy sports, so consider me a tentative maybe.

But the Flyers suck so bad I don't follow hockey like I used to, but that's surmountable. I'll kick it around.

I hope your fantasy league does better than my SimHQ Formula 1 fantasy league which has just three people playing.


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#4605118 - 08/04/22 06:51 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I'm currently in a fantasy baseball league. I have to say that it's SO much easier doing a fantasy league now than it was in the late 80's/early 90's when you had to get all your stats from the newspaper box scores. biggrin


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#4605119 - 08/04/22 06:58 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I can't even imagine. Back then they put out the stats once a week in the paper.

#4605120 - 08/04/22 06:59 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm currently in a fantasy baseball league. I have to say that it's SO much easier doing a fantasy league now than it was in the late 80's/early 90's when you had to get all your stats from the newspaper box scores. biggrin

Yahoo league ? Or Fantrax ?

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Originally Posted by WangoTango

Yahoo league ? Or Fantrax ?


CBS Sports on the iPhone app.


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#4605127 - 08/04/22 07:31 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
I like fantasy sports, so consider me a tentative maybe.

But the Flyers suck so bad I don't follow hockey like I used to, but that's surmountable. I'll kick it around.

I hope your fantasy league does better than my SimHQ Formula 1 fantasy league which has just three people playing.


Well I hope you join DBond. I would like SimHQ members to be a part of it.
I think there are about 5 of us who follow hockey though. biggrin

That's the beauty of fantasy sports, even if your favorite team sucks, you can still cheer on you fantasy players. It keeps the season interesting.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango

Yahoo league ? Or Fantrax ?


CBS Sports on the iPhone app.

I forgot about CBS. I played fantasy hockey there way back in 2003 or so.

#4605132 - 08/04/22 07:50 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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I used to get talked into a fantasy football league with some of my friends from work. I've never been a big fan of the NFL, although I really liked college football, so I had no idea what I was doing. Is was only fun to me because we took turns hosting a draft party, always with good food and drink. The prize money for the championship win was usually $1,200. The rule was you then had to take the league out for dinner with the winnings. That ate into a good chunk of the money, but it was always a really good time.

I'm thinking about joining too WT. Sounds like fun, especially if it's laid back.

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#4605148 - 08/04/22 09:23 PM Re: NHL Fantasy Hockey fans... [Re: WangoTango]  
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Yeah, LB4LB, I miss the days of getting together with a group of about 15 guys, and having our yearly NHL draft. It was a lot of fun. Lots of beer and trash talk, ridiculing each others picks. One guy picked Alexander Daigle every year. "This is the year", he would always say. Haha. That year never came. Doing it in person made it a little more special. Just one more way the internet killed human contact.
I hope you join up as well LB4LB. Definitely laid back league, free for fun. Battling for Yahoo virtual trophies.

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Originally Posted by LB4LB
The rule was you then had to take the league out for dinner with the winnings.




I would have just taken everyone to Taco Bell. biggrin


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3 of 10 spots gone.

Decided to go with a 10 team league. That will make for more talented rosters. Tope 6 teams make the playoffs.

The point system is broken up into 13 categories.

Forwards/ Defense - Goals (G), Assists (A), Powerplay Goals (PPG), Powerplay Assists (PPA), Game-Winning Goals (GWG), Shots on Goal (SOG), Hits (HIT), Blocks (BLK)

Goalies - Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Saves (SV), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)

Daily rosters - Center x3, LW x3, RW x3, D x4, Util x2, Goalie x2

Bench - 4players, plus 2 Injured Reserve spots

As for keepers, I would like to go with 5 players, with a max of 2 goalies.

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Just made it 4 out of 10 WT.


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Originally Posted by LB4LB
Just made it 4 out of 10 WT.

Great news thumbsup

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6 of 10 spots gone.

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