September 26, 2009

Puckathon Draft Day Complete! Fun Time Pontifications Here: It's was an intense Draft Day for the Spofie Puckathon V. Draft is now complete and the League seems wide open. Who managed to put together the winning squad. Opinions and miscellaneous rants welcomed! Rank the Squads gang. Thank's everyone!

posted by skydivedad to fantasy at 11:01 AM - 18 comments

I will say, I'm happy with my starting line of Alfredsson, Parize, and Richards. If Mason holds up in goal, and Ryan Kesler does what I think he can, I like my squad okay. I wish Mama hadn't grabbed three players I really coveted, right in front of me, but whaddayagonnado?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:04 AM on September 26, 2009

That was great fun. Congrats to the Medicine Hats for pick #1! It can't be a bad thing having Ovechkin on your squad. I got really lucky drafting out of the 13th spot and getting Luongo and than having Vanek still around for the 4th Round! I like my chances. Still this will be a very challenging league the difference from 1st to last will be slim! Goal Tending might just decide this thing.

Thanks Gang and Good Luck

posted by skydivedad at 11:13 AM on September 26, 2009

Of course, I waited until the last minute to do my rankings, and I had no idea what was going on anyway. I still wound up with around 600 points for all the positions players; not sure if this is good, bad, or indifferent. In the words of some immortal, "It is what it is."

Can somebody pass me a towel. I just got out of the showers and I'm dripping all over the keyboard.

posted by Howard_T at 11:15 AM on September 26, 2009

I freaked out when I saw how fast goalies were going. Then when I had Ryan Miller highlighted and was waiting to for my turn somebody else took him. Then I really started freaking out. I ended up with Quick and Chris Mason. While not studs, they are starters. At least they will be at the beginning of the season.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:22 AM on September 26, 2009

I'm pleased by my draft. I was able to fill my roster with targeted players from top to bottom, although I also saw plenty of players I really wanted fall away.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:20 PM on September 26, 2009

Mason is good. (I took Miller.) I am not particularly happy with my team. Lots of question marks in Tavares, Morrow and a few others. I don't like my defense at all and I don't have enough penalty minutes.

About the only thing I like is my goalies. And Crosby (of course).

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:49 PM on September 26, 2009

I was doing my pre-rankings in some down time at work yesterday, but never got it entered ... missed the live draft ... better log in to see what kind of scraps I managed to collect. Why why why does the NHL have to overlap the CFL season like this?

posted by Spitztengle at 02:28 PM on September 26, 2009

I overslept.

posted by goddam at 03:22 PM on September 26, 2009

My new macbook is so freakin' sensitive that halfway through I accidentally took Cheechoo when I had 2 RW already. Despite drafting 19th I am happy with a front line of The Twins and Kane, and my D feels strong, especially if Salo stays healthy. So overall, even though this is my first time doing this I don't see any way I can lose.

I had to leave halfway and then just now tried the add drop thing which was new and seemed fine so I should have a full team now. Thanks skydivedad!

posted by rumple at 12:01 AM on September 27, 2009

I put together a little list on the side of sleepers (at the top, two players, Sergei Gonchar and Marco Sturm, who were hurt for most of last year and might slip in the rankings). My iBook froze and with my second pick, I took Sergei Gonchar.

Otherwise, it was a deep draft and this team looks a lot weaker than my 13 team league one is, but I think it's got some potential.

posted by dfleming at 08:21 AM on September 27, 2009

I forgot to do pre-rankings and I overslept, but ye gods is the auto-ranking terrible. After further review I didn't make out too bad, but I was trying to pick young athletic players on up and coming teams who are on second lines, for example, like Antoine Vermette who I just picked up. He'll notch 20 goals and 50 assists with Nash on the first line for the Jackets, Vermette will generally not have to match up against an opponent's top defenders, and he is a gifted young playmaker.

I wanted guys less prone to injury and who had productive seasons last year, or good prospects, basically players with a decent production, good plus minus and low PIM if possible. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Oh well, it's a long season, anything can happen.

posted by insomnyuk at 09:45 AM on September 27, 2009

OK Gang League starts tomorrow! Make sure you set! Good Luck and enjoy the competition. It will be intense. All The Best Paul

posted by skydivedad at 12:18 PM on September 30, 2009

At first I wasn't that thrilled by my team either. But as somebody mentioned, it is pretty deep league. I think my initial knee-jerk reaction of "screw goaltending now, I might as well get the best scorers still available" when Weedy took Miller may work out. I still got two starting goaltenders in a 19 team league and after looking at everybody elses team, none of them are what I would call stacked. I think injuries may determine the winner more than goaltending.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:43 PM on September 30, 2009

As long as Datsyuk gets a hat trick and four assists for all 82 games, I'll be set.

posted by NoMich at 11:16 PM on September 30, 2009

What are "waivers"? I am dropping like a stone and see everyone ahead of me has tons of "waivers". I know what they are in real life, but the league summary says "no waivers" which is cool, not the point, the point is I have no idea how to play this frickin' game!!!

posted by rumple at 01:41 PM on October 12, 2009

What are "waivers"? I am dropping like a stone and see everyone ahead of me has tons of "waivers"

Those numbers next to everyone's name is indicates the waiver order. When a player is dropped he goes on waivers. There's a W next to his name on the available player list and the date that he comes off of waivers. You will also see a W next to a player that has been called up from the minors and is new to Yahoo's player list (although you see this more in baseball than hockey).

If there's someone on the waiver wire that you want, you can put in a waiver request. On the date that he comes off of waivers, that player goes to whichever team that has put in a waiver request and has the lowest waiver number. Or he becomes a free agent if no one has picked him up.

But... since this league has no waivers, dropped players are automatically free agents and can be added to your roster immediately. So all that crap I wrote is irrelevant.

posted by goddam at 02:49 PM on October 12, 2009

goddam, thanks!

So all those "tons of waivers" are just people who drafted higher than me therefore they're lower on the (non existent) waiver list, which then makes sense why they are doing better...they have better players!

posted by rumple at 03:27 PM on October 12, 2009

So all that crap I wrote is irrelevant.

And yet, strangely erotic at the same time.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:07 AM on October 13, 2009

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