Monday, August 27, 2007

Ultimate HLOG Fantasy

Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey is now OPEN! I've created a league for the HLOGers.

In case you've never played before here are the rules:
The league is set up for "Head-to-Head" play. This setting means that (a) there needs to be an even number of teams and (b) every week your team plays only one other team and whichever teams wins the most number of categories will win for that week.

Points are based on the following categories: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, W, GAA, SV%, and SHO. Note: you win the PIM category by getting the most penalty minutes.

Your goalies must play a combined three games per week. The minimum number of games played is there so if one of your goalies gets a shutout on Monday, you can't sit your goalies for the remainder of the week.

Here are the positions: 2 Centers, 2 RW, 2 LW, 4D, 2 Goalies, and 4 bench positions. The 4 bench positions can be any position. Most of the time you will have all of your players playing on one given day and, therefore, you must decide who will play and who will be benched. Tip: In the past two years that I've played fantasy hockey, teams who carried 3 goalies fared better than those who only carried 2.

The Live Draft is set for Sept 9th at 3pm Pacific time (6pm Eastern) but it can change if the majority wants to move it. If you are unable to be present for the Live Draft, you can have Yahoo! automatically select your team.

I think that's it. I'm going to try and fill up the league with HLOGers first, and then if there is room I'll take HLOG readers. I think the ideal number of players in one league is 10 or 12 and based on the comments from my previous post on fantasy hockey, I think there was interest from at least 8 people. There was talk about the losers sending the winner some sort of knick-knack. I think it would be fun for it to either be something you received as a free giveaway at a game or something just hockey related, but we can figure it out at a later date. If you want to play leave a comment with your email address and I'll send you an email. Or, if you do not want to leave your email address, send me an email at pc[dot]velvet[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll send you the details for signing up.

26 comments:

Britannia said...

gallusmag (at) gmail.com

Bitchany said...

bethanym85(at)gmail(dot)com

Steph said...

ninja_breakfast(at)hotmail(dot)com!

CapsChick said...

Ooooh fun - I wanna play, I wanna play! I've never played before and now all of a sudden I'm doing like three...anyways.

E-mail address. Focus. :P

capsfan82(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jordi said...

gunstress@gmail.com

I'll show you how real sucking works.

Sherry said...

saj.gunner(at)gmail(dot)com

Let's see if I can do better than last time, heh.

Britannia said...

Okay, so what are people calling their teams???

KMS2 said...

Right now I've sent out 7 invitations (myself included). I know that Heather B wanted to play but I don't have an email address for her and according to her blog she's out of town. If one of the admins has her email address can you please send the info to her. She'll make eight so there are 4 spots left!

The reason I'm setting the limit to 12 players is because if there are too many people playing then we'll be stuck with having John Zeiler and the likes on our teams. And that would make me a saaaaad panda.

Kirsten said...

kbarta@willamette.edu

I'll bet I can beat you all at sucking...

Tracy said...

truecoyotelove(at)gmail(dot)com

Jordi said...

Oh it's ONNNNNg.

Tracy said...

I think the majority of us will set a new record of suckage at this game.

Elly said...

dog stars -at- gmail -dot- com. No spaces, of course. :)

This year I vow to remember to pay attention to my fantasy team! And to pick good players and not just ones that I like for whatever reason. (Note to self: John LeClair, not a good pick)

Tracy said...

KAORU!! I need help... I don't know how this nonsense works. ;(

KMS2 said...

haha, what's wrong Tracy?
There's not a whole lot you can do till the draft.

Britannia said...

I will fight you all to have Colby Armstrong as one of my benchwarmers.


(That sounds wrong on so many levels.)

KMS2 said...

You can have Army, I want Max so he can keep everyone happy.

DCSportsChick said...

See, when I hear "fantasy hockey," I think of Anson Carter and a box of Boston cream pie doughnuts. But that's just me...

Debcapsfan said...

Hopefully you can squeeze me in.
debcapsfan (at) gmail.com

KMS2 said...

I think I may have sent out more than 12 invites so if I sent you an email then sign up quickly to reserve your spot. There has been lots of interest so may I suggest that someone else start a league???

Jordi said...

NO PRE-DRAFT NEGOTIATIONS!

I dunno, it adds surprise. That and I want to hear some "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WANTED HIIIM!"

Britannia said...

I don't suppose if we fill up we could have the draft WAAAAAY SOONERZORS?

KMS2 said...

Brittania, that's exactly what I was thinking. I want my team NOW! We'll converse through the league chat and figure out what earlier date works for everyone.

Shan said...

Alright, I'll understand if you already have a lot of participation you may not want to extend beyond your lady bloggers. But if there's a spot, I'd love to play.

shan19/at/gmail/./com

KMS2 said...

debs and shan: We already have our 12 players signed up but I know that Heather B and Vinny wanted to play and I'm sure there are other HLOG ladies and readers who would want to play as well. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea for one of you to start a league. Otherwise I know that one of the IPB readers started a league so you may want to check that out too.

Heather B. said...

I can't believe EVERYONE started their leagues the one week of the year I actually leave town! Boooooo!