April 07, 2008

Fantasy Hockey League Roundup!: Inside: Final standings, a sincere congratulations to our fatherly champion, and an apology.

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 09:38 AM - 11 comments

Some time in January I contracted a terrible disease. That disease was job-with-every-website-blocked-at-workitis. It's has kept me gainfully employed from then to now, but scientists have not found a cure. As a result, my management of the Spofi Fantasy Hockey League the second half of the season could be described as laissez-faire at best. I apologize for that.

Here are the final standings. Many congratulations to skydivedad, who won going away. SpoFi Puckathon IV

áRanká

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á Team

á Points

á Pts Change

á Waiver

á Moves

1.

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BhawksDown

152.5

0.5

7

30

2.

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Grumbait

130.5

-0.5

1

11

3.

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The Flin Flon Flops

127.5

-1.5

9

11

4.

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Robin Goodfellows

125

0

14

42

5.

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Max 20 Characters

97.5

-1.5

8

10

6.

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The Christ Punchersá

94

-1

11

39

7.

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Phatcat HC

93.5

0.5

15

57

8.

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Sons Of Mama

91

-2

10

21

9.

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Pulling The Goalie

88.5

1.5

5

15

10.

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Ciccone Youth

85

1.5

12

24

11.

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Iorek Byrnison

84.5

-2.5

6

4

12.

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Kentucky Cruisers

81.5

0

3

27

13.

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Blades of Glory

71

3.5

13

53

14.

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Spacemen

63

-2

4

8

15.

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40 Years Futile

55

3.5

2

0

posted by chicobangs at 09:46 AM on April 07, 2008

My only claim to glory is that I was (at some point) in first place in three different months of the season (Max 20 Characters) It's obvious that I'm going down the Steve Charlton career path (1st , 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th). I just can't keep up with the new breed of hockey poolsters.

posted by grum@work at 12:16 PM on April 07, 2008

Yes, grum, you're on the Fibonacci trail of greatness. Next year you'll finish 8th, the year after that, 13th, after that, 21st, and in 2012, they'll have to make a 34th place for you to finish in. Maybe then I'll finish ahead of you.

posted by chicobangs at 12:24 PM on April 07, 2008

Yes, grum, you're on the Fibonacci trail of greatness. Can I have mine with lots of cheese.....I love those grilled Italian Sandwiches, those grill mark stripes are really neat. Thanks Chico for running the league you did an excellent job and Thanks to all the Spofites who managed a squad. Winning the league is a Honor, my squad wasn't even mentioned in the list of contenders posted in the locker room right after draft day. Really the win was the result of a lucky speculation. I look forward to defending the title and becoming the 2nd back to back winner in league history. (Grum did it in year 1 and 2) I'm already preparing data for the spread sheets. Thanks Again everyone it was a really fun season.

posted by skydivedad at 06:26 PM on April 07, 2008

It's hard to believe that at one point I was all the way up to 6th and was leading in +/- and PIM's. Sometime early mid-season I went into a tailspin and never recovered. In short, fuck you Cheechoo, Toskala, and Marc-Andre Fleury. Man, youse guys just kick my ass in these fantasy hockey leagues, I'm not sure I want to play with you anymore. Well, I still finished ahead of TBH, so that makes it all worth while.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:09 AM on April 08, 2008

Well, I still finished ahead of TBH, so that makes it all worth while. So, the H2H league wasn't too worthwhile for you, then? Shit, I even resorted to trading away Ovechkin in this league, but never got higher than third-from-last. Stupid hockey.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:01 PM on April 08, 2008

So, the H2H league wasn't too worthwhile for you, then? Oh, you just had to bring up that monstrosity, didn't you? Fine, here it is for all of the world to see: Photobucket Yeah, I was too lazy to fill out a html table.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:55 PM on April 08, 2008

I'm sorry. Like I said, getting tables & information to the place where I am all day long has been difficult. I've been working way too hard, and the pool stuff has suffered, especially the last two or three weeks. I really apologize. Thanks, Frisby.

posted by chicobangs at 09:31 AM on April 09, 2008

Really the win was the result of a lucky speculation. Well, you played it smart and things broke the way you thought they would. That's just playing your hand perfectly is all. I, on the other side of the puck, really got pounded in this league near the end after burning through all my games prematurely. I'm not sure it would have made any difference however. But: mistakes were made!

posted by chris2sy at 01:37 PM on April 09, 2008

Skunked in the championship game. By the same person as last year. Who I may have also lost to fantasy football or fantasy baseball, I'm not sure which. Chris why do you torture me so? And congrats on the back to back championships.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:11 PM on April 09, 2008

I, on the other side of the puck, really got pounded in this league near the end after burning through all my games prematurely. I'm not sure it would have made any difference however. But: mistakes were made! That's a classic mistake that someone makes every year in this league. It wasn't as dramatic as two seasons ago when the first place team finished 3rd on the last day of the season as he had no more games left and two teams passed him in the standings.

posted by grum@work at 04:15 PM on April 09, 2008

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