HockeyPoolGeek: A Deep Analysis

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The subject of this Deep Analysis was drawn from our database of subscribers at and this one is a doozy!  As you'll see when you read the League Structure section, Chris' league is complicated.  Not only is it a dynasty-style league with three (3!!) teams per GM, it also has a salary cap.  Now that's daunting.


For Deep Analysis purposes, assessing a team in a very deep league with large 3 tiered rosters in a salary cap environment is not for the faint of heart.  But it's doable if you simplify the objectives of the Deep Analysis to looking at present day competitiveness and future year competitiveness.  That is the approach we are taking with this Deep Analysis.


Team Name: Montreal Canadiens          

League Name: Slap Shot Hockey

GM: Canadiens

Evaluators: The Hockey Pool Geek Team

Date of Analysis: September 2010

League Structure:

Format: 14 teams, H2H league. No max GP, though GMs must have at least 3 goalie starts per week.

Rosters: 24-man roster: 3 C, 3 LW, 3 RW, 3F, 2 Utility, 4 D, 2 G, 4 Bench.


There is a 35-man farm team, and a 7 player junior team.


To add to all of that, there is a salary cap for the pro team of $79.4 million.


Scoring categories: G, A, P, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG – W, SV%, SO, GAA, SV

Number of keepers: Everyone.  Every. Single. Last. Player.

Keepers declared by: Before next year.

Draft: Draft for this year already completed.

Season add/drop limit: 60