Cheap PIM Options for Fantasy Hockey Leagues

Eric Daoust



Radko Gudas USA Today


Daoust delivers the goods on some cap-friendly PIM deliverers. 


Two weeks ago we looked at the underrated value of players who provide a high volume of hits and PIM. The results showed that even players who are not high-level talents at the offensive end of the rink van be very effective overall contributors in the right type of league. Furthermore, the name value of these scrappers is generally inferior to their equally-valuable and offensive-minded counterparts often making them easy to acquire. This week we will look at rugged players who signed cheap contract extensions within the last month. They may be undervalued but are certainly worthy of consideration for acquisition.

Using FantasyHockeyGeek (FHG) with this year's stats we will look at the value of the production of various players in three formats: points-only, Yahoo standard (G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, GWG) and the United Hockey League (UHL), which is composed primarily of dobberhockey forum members. The UHL is a 24-team head-to-head roto league with the following scoring categories for skaters: G, A, +/-, PIM, SOG, GWG, PPP, SHP, Hits, Blocks and FOW. Keep in mind that FHG values are based on the full season and not on what a player provides on a per-game basis.


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