September 14, 2003

Fantasy hockey, anyone? It's at Yahoo, it blows, I know. Live draft is in the morning, it blows, I know. But still, let the game begin! League ID: 37276 Password: spofi Hope to see you all there for some good, clean fun!

posted by qbert72 to navel gazing at 12:31 PM - 19 comments

live draft? if there is a way to avoid that I'd be in. no complaints against yahoo on my part but with the time difference and possible time commitment involved in a live draft I'd be in if all that i needed to do was spend 20 min pre-ranking players... don't let me influence a dozen players that think otherwise though...

posted by gspm at 04:11 PM on September 14, 2003

I signed up as 'I Cant Skate'

posted by jasonspaceman at 06:12 PM on September 14, 2003

Welcome aboard jason! gspm: it's my understanding that if you can't attend a live draft, it will be run according to your pre-ranks. Someone more knowledgeable can correct if I'm wrong. I chose a Live Draft because I like the excitement and chit-chattyness. As I say in the league's message board: "About the draft: the only slots left were in the early AM/AM Pacific time. You'll have to draft while at work. I took the latest slot possible, to allow people who can't attend the draft to do a good pre-rank. The league settings are all negotiable." For example, I've limited the number of managers to 15 because it's a two-goalies-per-team league, but I could crank up the manager number, and turn it to 1-goalie-per-team. I stole the "Yahoo blows" schtick from the football people. I have no personal beef about them. Total disclosure: I have only one year of Fantasy sports experience, and this would be my first turn as commissioner. Read about my commissioner philosophy here. Thanks, and see you soon!

posted by qbert72 at 06:45 PM on September 14, 2003

"live draft is in the morning" which is something I read at being the morning of the day after the post - ie Sept 15th. yes, not the case then. draft is over three weeks away. i am in. and have the possible advantage that where I am the draft is not in the morning but after work.

posted by gspm at 09:59 AM on September 15, 2003

Yahoo does indeed suck. I'm in anyway.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:29 AM on September 15, 2003

I'm already in. Guess which team is mine. :)

posted by grum@work at 01:18 PM on September 15, 2003

I'm in as well. Though I don't know much about hockey. Lack of knowledge didn't keep me from the Premiership so screw it!

posted by lilnemo at 01:40 PM on September 15, 2003

I'm in also ... and I plan to finish second to Jgirl in this league also. :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:19 PM on September 15, 2003

OK, I'm in, but I know precious little about hockey. Hopefully following it for this will educate me a bit.

posted by trox at 03:43 PM on September 15, 2003

im in.

posted by garfield at 03:47 PM on September 15, 2003


posted by Succa at 04:09 PM on September 15, 2003

Hey, thanks to everyone who showed up! We're up to 13 players, that's a good turnaround. I've upped the max number of teams to 18, just in case we get a flurry of signups. We need more people coming in with the "You're going down!" attitude instead of the "I know little of hockey", trying to look innocent, angel face. We know you're all after Grum's trophy. Let's go get him! Don't forget that we can also discuss which categories we'd like to use. Please do so on the league message board. Thanks!

posted by qbert72 at 01:45 AM on September 17, 2003

You're going down. (after we adjust the categories - see the league message board).

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:44 AM on September 17, 2003

You suck qbert! ;-)

posted by Succa at 12:44 PM on September 18, 2003

qbert, I learned during last year's playoffs that you don't know squat about hockey. I'm sure to learn the same about the rest of you soon enough.

posted by garfield at 03:51 PM on September 18, 2003

I think you all forgot that a proper Fantasy league is dominated by its commissionner. I fully intend to uphold this tradition. In the meantime, grum@work's advice about the perfect categories selection is requested, either here or on the league message board. Grum?

posted by qbert72 at 12:59 AM on September 19, 2003

I'm late, but I'm in. I don't know how I missed this thread the first time around. I'm sure I'm just speaking to myself, now that this thread is under the fold. Helllooooo?

posted by mkn at 06:58 PM on September 22, 2003

hello mkn, welcome aboard! (I was kind of hoping for a sidebar mention of fantasy hockey, but wasn't going to ask, as this would be rude, wouldn't it?)

posted by qbert72 at 11:21 PM on September 22, 2003

I'm in again this year (after coming oh-so-close to finishing second last year). I was looking for the sidebar mention too as I don't check the locker room on a regular basis. <trash talk>so grum, how soon are you going to want to dump Belfour *this* year?</trash talk> ;)

posted by filmgoerjuan at 10:08 PM on September 29, 2003

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