Last summer I was invited to join a head-to-head keeper league involving many DobberHockey members. At the time I was trying to limit my hockey pool involvement a bit, as I was having trouble keeping up with my nine different teams. However, after checking the league out a bit and talking to the members, joining seemed like my only option. A year later, I am thrilled with my decision. The league is very active, very competitive, and quickly became my favourite pool to track.
I came up with the idea this summer after watching a television series entitled "The League." It is a comedy based on effect of fantasy sports (in this case, a football pool) on five guys. If you haven't seen the show, I recommend checking it out. What I want to do is combine fantasy sports (in this case, a hockey pool), and some entertainment. Each month a review of the Ultimate Fantasy Pool (creative name, I know) will be posted at DobberHockey. By seeing how our league operates, I hope to provide some perspective and ideas in terms of trading and valuing players. Most importantly, I hope to make it a fun read. Enjoy!
Ultimate Fantasy Pool information:
12 team head-to-head league
Start: 3 C, 3 LW, 3 RW, 6 D, 2 G
Forwards/Defensemen Stat Categories:
Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shorthanded Points (SHP), Game-Winning Goals (GWG), Shots on Goal (SOG), Faceoffs Won (FW), Hits (HIT)
Goaltenders Stat Categories:
Games Started (GS), Wins (W), Losses (L), Goals Against Average (GAA), Shots Against (SA), Saves (SV), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)
Prince of Wales Conference (the stronger conference)
The Crosby Show, Dusty's Diggers, Hextalls Hackers, Bulldogs, Wookie Sandwich, Las Vegas Thunder
DraperNEurotwinSauce, Great Whites, Wu Crew, El Loco's SHARKS, fire on ice, Biscuit's & Gravy
The Hextall Hackers aka duballstar014