I have been playing fantasy hockey for about 10 years now, and I really want to find a competitive one that everyone plays from beginning to end.
I am really tired of leagues that started ok, but by the mid point part, would only have 3 or 4 active players.
It makes trades very difficult, and it becomes kind of boring.
Furthermore, there is no bragging rights when you win, and when you lose to an inactive team, it just makes it worst.
Anyone have a spot open for a very active player?
I really want to play in one with serious hockey fans.
There's usually about 3-4 'competitive' yahoo leagues that run from this Canucks forum every year, but only a couple spots usually open up each year so would be hard to get into from your position.
Your best bet would be to PM Parabola and try to get into one of the two Canucks vs Oilers leagues, where we go 10 Canuck users vs 10 Oilers users with a points system and the highest combined point totals. Unfortunately for us as they have been doing this for longer against Calgary we always get a couple of saps on our side and the one I'm in has lost both of the last two years because of two different saps who were in last place by a good few hundred points that easily could have made the difference if they bothered to do a few roster moves.
Also, since you're allowed to join 4 yahoo leagues feel free to start your own from here. There's usually plenty of people like yourself who want to play but can't get an open spot, get them altogether and you should find enough to start another league. It's not going to be on par with the other A leagues, but should certainly be better than you're generic public Yahoo league.
I posted this in the fantasy league spot, but would prefer a Canucks fan instead of just anyone. Anyone is welcome, not just the original poster.
We have a spot that just opened up in our league, which has been running for nearly 20 years now.
The league is head to head games against each other person, based on real NHL results each week, with a regular season, then 3 rounds of playoffs after that.
Each season you keep 5 players from last year, then draft 15 new ones. You need to have certain numbers of forwards, defence, and goalies. Skaters get 2 points for a goal, 1 point for an assist. Goalies roughly get points for saves, lose points for goals allowed.
What makes the league fun is that you choose which specific games you want for your players. So for each player, you'll have a decision such as "Do I name X on the road against New York, or at home against Pittsburgh?", etc. This is all done in a simple fill in the blanks web form, so it's super easy and quick to prepare each week. The web page system keeps track of all your players, the scores, the schedules, the standings, etc.
We have a live draft on Sept. 25th that takes about 3 hours.