Predators Fantasy Hockey Thread
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08-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Yes I know it's July, but a question about the keepers. (in regards to UtmFisher's espn league)
The 1 keeper who has to be born after '86 (I believe), does said player have to be someone we drafted, or could it be someone we picked up off waivers/FA? Cheers.
Originally Posted by
Anyone on your current roster (no adding players during the offseason)
Sorry... I just saw this. I take the summers off
The above answer is correct.
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it doesn't matter. you all are losers. I will regain my crown as premeir league champion. kiss my ring.
Pssssh. In your easy division you might this year. I'm still waiting on the year that you, Glenn, and I all are in the same division.
Results from 2011-2012 Season
PL promotions: Preddevil, Iceholes
L2 promotions: Boise Steelhead, predarat, shootthepuck
L3 promotions: Olaf G, Dusten A, JSports38
L4 promotions: Mike SV, Sean C, Morgan M
L5 promotions: ATL Griz, Mac, Preds4Eva
The Fantasy Hockey Leagues for 2012-2013 are now setup and available.
Here is some info on my league:
Anyone on here want to join the large fantasy hockey league that I have setup on ESPN? Currently, I have 6 and 1/4 full leagues with over 84 players. I would love for everyone interested (whether you are new to fantasy sports or a seasoned vet) from the HF Boards to join. The leagues are arranged based on experience and promotions/relegations from these leagues. They are arranged as follows: experts(1) to legends (2) all-stars(3) to pros(4) to amateurs(5) to rookies(6). If you are interested in a league that has keepers, promotion/relegation, and comprehensive stats (like blocks, TOI, and hits) then PM me or email me at
to join. I can give you any info you need; including any questions about how the league is setup, etc. The leagues are not complex in that all you need to do is show up, draft, set your roster daily (or once a week... however much you want to check it), and then label your keepers at the end of the year. I take care of the rest.
The leagues are complete with 3+1 keepers (3 of any age and 1 U23), a relegation system throughout the 6 Leagues, and is played by a large group of Predators fans (and other fans around the world sprinkled in).
Currently, I am looking for about 2-4 more players to complete various holes left by the top 6 leagues and 10-12 more players to complete a 7th full league. I believe we can do this this year as I have added 1 full league each of the past 4 years and want to do it again.
We have a large group of the regular poster's from OTF, HFBoards on down to the NP.com boards.
WHY CARE ABOUT FANTASY HOCKEY?
This is a question I hear a lot from those who don't participate in fantasy sports. It's not just a waste of time, as many may think. Depending on the players you have drafted, it provides the means for you to actually care about what happens in a Florida-Edmonton game in late November!
For me, one of the biggest benefits is that you are exposed to players from all the teams in the league. In order to assemble the best team possible, you need to know about players from everywhere (including the minors) and not just the marquee guys around the NHL. This familiarity with all players brings knowledge about who scores/wins faceoffs/gets power play time -- all things that will enhance your viewing experience when you watch that team play for real.
In short, Fantasy Hockey can be an educational tool for familiarizing yourself with NHL teams and players, which can amplify your enjoyment of watching games, no matter which teams are playing.
Knowledge Of Opponents
If you take care to research players from teams you may not be familiar with, that knowledge will help when it comes time to watch a Predators game. Knowing who tends to draw penalties for the Capitals or who the power play point producers are for Colorado - this will provide info on other aspects of the game to be aware of and anticipate while watching a game.
And as Preds fans, we can have some fun building a fictitious team while enjoying the season with fellow Predators fans, talking smack about others' teams, and gain bragging rights among other Managers. Fantasy leagues are a good forum to discuss players with others and see their perspectives (not that we don't get plenty of that in the gameday threads...).
So participating in a fantasy hockey league can be a rewarding and, dare I say, educational experience. Like most pursuits, though, you get out of it what you put into it. Fantasy Hockey came into view for me much later than baseball and football did, but I can't imagine a hockey season without it!
Brian Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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