August 28, 2006

Spofi NHL Fantasy Pool: We're off and running for the Spofi NHL Fantasy Pool again: details inside...

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 05:37 PM - 30 comments

League Name: Spofi NHL Follies (#21111) Password: rockthatmullet I set the live draft time from Friday, September 29 at 3:30 pm ET (12:30 PT, or about 5:30 am owlhouse time). I figured a Friday afternoon would be the easiest time to coordinate across multiple time zones and busy lives. Now, as far as the roster & stat settings: I wish we had access to the older archives, as I'm willing to set the positions and trade settings to the same way as last year. But barring that, go have a look. We have a month to hash this stuff out. (Note: I'm in the H2H league as well, and I hope the world is big enough for both.)

posted by chicobangs at 05:39 PM on August 28, 2006

If you go to your Y! Fantasy Sports Profile, you can click on (some) of your past leagues (although only from your profile page, even if you're looking at someone else from the same league). Last year's settings were: Offense stat categories: G, A, +/-, PIM, SHP, PPP Goalie stat-cat's: W, GAA, SV Also, while I can't pinpoint the roster settings, I can tell you that I believe we had a total of 15 players per team. I'm gonna sit this one out (overstretched myself a bit Fantasy-wise last winter), but hope that helps. Have fun.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:16 PM on August 28, 2006

I'm taking Ufez's place if thats ok. I'm in with the BHawksDown. Thanks chico!

posted by skydivedad at 06:54 PM on August 28, 2006

I'm in as Les Coupes Longueuil, in honour of your league password choice.

posted by Succa at 07:18 PM on August 28, 2006

I'm in. Team Name: Jagr is a Tranny.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:31 PM on August 28, 2006

Excellent! And yeah, we'll start with last year's settings as a template, at least. Does anyone want to suggest any changes from last year?

posted by chicobangs at 07:44 PM on August 28, 2006

I'd vote to get rid of shorthanded points. It's just such a wildcard and just shouldn't be as valuable as goalie wins or goals. I've got no particular beef with the rest.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:53 PM on August 28, 2006

Please please please don't join the league if you're not going to watch over your team until the end. We've had a very high churn rate the last two seasons (3-4 quitters out of 20), and it's a bummer. I'm in as Fromage en crottes. That's one third of a poutine.

posted by qbert72 at 09:08 PM on August 28, 2006

To recap last year... The stats were: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP W, GAA, SV The roster spots were: C,C,RW,RW,LW,LW,D,D,D,D,G,G That's 12 spots. We could carry 15 players, and 1 more on the Injured Reserve. That sixth offensive stat category is always a subject of debate. If we remove it completely, we give even more weight to the goalie stats (3 against 5). But our choices are limited to stats that closely resemble all others (points), are somewhat meaningless (game-winning goals) or are a crapshoot (shorthanded points, shooting percentage).

posted by qbert72 at 09:23 PM on August 28, 2006

I'm in. Revenge-a-licious is ready to roll. Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to make the draft date as that is smack-dab in the middle of my work day. I guess that I'll have to set up a good draft list by then. I vote for leaving shorthanded points in there. It's a nice random factor, but if people wanted to do shooting percentage (a rate stat) to balance out the goalies having a rate stat (GAA), then I have no problem with that either. Of course, we could add them both...

posted by grum@work at 10:04 PM on August 28, 2006

is this open to those who didn't play last year or do we have to wait until someone drops out?

posted by goddam at 10:11 PM on August 28, 2006

I am debating whether or not to join this one. Since I am a fantasy sports rookie, I think I'll just stick with the H2H NHL and NFL leagues. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:42 PM on August 28, 2006

goddam, go for it. Anyone who does sign up might do good to mention it here so we know who's who, but aside from that, personally, I'm not too concerned. There weren't any lurkers last year, that I can remember anyway. (Though lilnemo abandoned his team early in the season, if memory serves.)

posted by chicobangs at 11:58 PM on August 28, 2006

Yeah goddam, you should join. I mean, we've got real honest to goodness Canadian fanatics in here, AND have two French teams. This is a good league.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:00 AM on August 29, 2006

I'm on a year-long hiatus from these Yahoo fantasy games. This is punishment for forgetting all about my baseball team in Spofi's Yahoo league. I was really good about making roster moves on a daily basis up through April, but then the Hurricanes caught fire and won the Stanley Cup. Sports wise, I could only think of hockey for two months and subsequently let my baseball team tank. Sorry guys. I will, though, participate in any and all confidence points games.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 AM on August 29, 2006

Thanks for setting this up. I'm in with TwitchyTriggerFinger.

posted by garfield at 08:58 AM on August 29, 2006

I will, though, participate in any and all confidence points games. Are you in NFL confidence yet, NoMich, or were you referring to NHL only?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:17 AM on August 29, 2006

I hope you guys don't mind, but I'm in with Toothless Grin.

posted by willthrill72 at 09:20 AM on August 29, 2006

ok. i'm in as TBD.

posted by goddam at 10:26 AM on August 29, 2006

I'm in as the Saskatoon Swordfish

posted by HATER 187 at 02:14 PM on August 29, 2006

what is TBD? (besides a Live song)

posted by HATER 187 at 02:53 PM on August 29, 2006

to be determined.

posted by goddam at 02:55 PM on August 29, 2006

Chico's asked me to be in, and if there's room I'll do it, with a name thought up in the past 15 seconds... The Cleveland Robber Barons.

posted by ajaffe at 03:44 PM on August 29, 2006

About how long does the draft take? Like Grum it is in the middle of my work day but I can schedule my lunch break to coincide with the draft time (provided it is not much longer than an hour)

posted by HATER 187 at 04:01 PM on August 29, 2006

I'm in as the Manitoba Moosen. Hater - A draft of at least 15 spots should take no more than an hour. Never did a hockey draft online, but I know for Fantasy Football, you get 90 seconds when it's your turn to pick.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:12 PM on August 29, 2006

Last year's draft wound up taking about forty minutes. Only a half-dozen players didn't make it, and even with the hemming and hawing, it moved pretty quickly. The auto-pick for absentees was pretty fast.

posted by chicobangs at 05:26 PM on August 29, 2006

I've registered and because team-name lengths are limited to 20 characters, I'm officially the ClevelandRobberBaron (singular, like Utah Jazz or Philadelphia Bell -- which the makers of Invicible conveniently forgot to mention in Vince Papale's saga)

posted by ajaffe at 11:37 AM on August 30, 2006

Pullet Tartare is gonna straight up murder your ass.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:56 AM on September 04, 2006

I'm in as Puttin' on the foil!

posted by cabuki at 10:57 AM on September 04, 2006

I was hemming and hawing about fantasy hockey this year (not yet in the mood, it seems) but.... now I have signed up for both the traditional and the h2h. Crap City Craphawks back for another year with brutal goaltending.

posted by gspm at 03:58 PM on September 05, 2006

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