My Industry Experts League Draft Experience

Dobber Sports

2013-09-27

MikeSmith


This week, Eastern Edge writer, Russ Miller reports on how the Industry Experts League draft went and comments on the experience.

 

At the beginning of last season, Dobber presented me with a very interesting offer; would I be interested in taking over the DobberHockey team in the Industry Experts League and represent the website? Of course, I was interested in proving myself in battle against some very knowledgeable fellow fantasy hockey writers.

 

First, a little background information on the league itself, which was started for the 2005-06 season. Former DobberHockey writer, Eric Maltais took the title in its second year. It is a 12-team rotisserie league with daily rosters comprised of four Centers, four Left Wingers, four Right Wingers, six Defensemen, two Goalies and five Bench positions along with two Injured Reserve slots. There are 10 scoring categories consisting of:  Goals, Assists, Plus/Minus, Power Play Points, Shots on Goal, Hits, Blocked Shots, Wins, Goals Against Average and Save Percentage. Every year, each team protects four players, only one of which can be a goaltender.

 

For the record, I finished second last year, a good showing for sure, but all the glory is reserved for the top spot. Heading into last year, the four players I chose to keep were Marian Hossa, Anze Kopitar, Dion Phaneuf and Mike Smith. 

 

Below is the draft order (randomly generated) for this year and each team’s protections:

 

1-Rotoworld – P.Kane, Hall, Letang, M.Green

2-NHL Trade Tracker – Stamkos, Malkin, Kunitz, Kronwall

3-Y! Romig – Toews, Seguin, Yandle, Lundqvist

4-TSN.ca-Cullen – H.Sedin, Datsyuk, Benn, Quick

5-Fantasy Hockey Scouts – Tavares, Subban, E.Karlsson, Rinne

6-SiriusXM-Flowers – Perry, Zetterberg, Nash, Niemi

7-NHL.Com-Jensen – Neal, Duchene, Getzlaf, S.Weber

8-Goods Fantasy Hockey (formerly KuklasKorner) – Kessel, E.Staal, Parise, Rask

9-Dobberhockey-Miller – Kopitar, Byfuglien, Phaneuf, M.Smith