Ramblings: Lots of Ducks talk, a Ceci rant, potential contract-year breakouts (Aug 6)

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2018-08-06

Ramblings: Lots of Ducks talk, a Ceci rant, potential contract-year breakouts (Aug 6)

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Last week I released the Fantasy Guide and so far I’m getting a great response. It’s always a nervous moment hitting that “post” button, so thank you. For two days after that I was making myself blind by staring at the Fantasy Hockey Geek spreadsheets trying to get my projections in there properly. This is my first year doing this – I bought the Geek site last year but then was hospitalized all summer and thankfully I had help from some good people getting that set up (including the founders themselves, who are still quite active and helpful). Long story short – the projections are in there, the rankings work, Fantrax works for automating, Yahoo does not work, and my eyeballs have now fully recovered.

Yahoo, by the way, has been worked on and off for nine months now. But I’m told that a solution to the issue has been found they are just working on it. I had set an August 10th goal for this, but when has a programmer ever met a deadline?

One more thing – if there are any Excel experts interested in helping me every year, please let me know. And I don’t use the term “expert” lightly. I consider myself an expert, so I would want someone my equal or better. Because when I get that Guide out, I want to hit the hammock and open a beer and rest my brain. Having an additional day or two of staring at spreadsheets after the Guide was done? That really sucked. So let me know for next year. I’ll pay. You can email me via (Update: several people have already emailed in – thank you for your help! How did I know that among us fantasy hockey geeks there are lots of people fluent in excel? Haha).

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With the usual crunch leading up to the release of the Guide, and then the FHG setup happening directly on the heels of that – I had lost touch with the hockey rumors for a couple of days. So when news that