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Old 08-26-10, 09:31 AM
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2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Yahoo! has there fantasy hockey league open for next season.

I renewed the league from last year, and everyone who was in it should have gotten an invite emailed to them. I started it off at 10 teams, but we can always bump it up if there is more interest.

The draft is set for Sunday September 26 at 9:00ET right now. That can be changed. If we need to change we should do it fairly soon before all the good times get taken.

I made a few changes to the setup. I added a second IR spot that every team can have. It seemed like last year especially there were tons of people on IR and there was a lot of player churn with teams not able to accommodate them on their roster. I added 2 more bench spots as well, to bump it up to 8 on the bench. If we end up adding a few more teams, I may bump this back down, but with 10 teams an 8 person bench seems about right. I also added in a Utility position to go along with the 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 4D and 2G. The last thing I changed was to not use the Yahoo Can't Cut List. They don't seem to update it much, and I don't think anyone in our league will try and ruin it for everyone.

As always, any changes that we might want to make are open for debate (including the ones I made above). They have a new league style this year called head-to-head One Win. I think it is like the head to head off the past, but instead of going 6-4 against someone you would either win or lose. Sort of like the playoffs, but all season.

Here's the info to join the league.

League ID#: 1978
League Name: DVDTalk Fantasy Hockey
Password: twikoff
Custom League URL: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/dvdtalk
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Sun Sep 26 8:00pm CDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Max Teams: 10
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Max Moves: 50
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 3
Trade End Date: March 10, 2011
Waiver Time: 2 days
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum
Min Games Played: 3
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (6 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 7 days from Apr 4 to Apr 10
Divisions: No
Roster Positions: C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR
Forwards/Defensemen Stat Categories: Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shots on Goal (SOG)
Goaltenders Stat Categories: Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)
Old 08-26-10, 11:11 AM
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

I'm in.
Old 08-26-10, 03:29 PM
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Just got the e-mail, I'm in.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Already in! Thanks for getting on this so quickly!

I'm already finishing up my second mock draft; GOD I love this time of year!
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

I know we had discussed doing a keeper league at various points last year. We still have that option for this year. I can assign keeper players to teams prior to the draft. So far all the managers are returning from last year.

Final Rosters from last year are available here: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.co.../98292/rosters
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

How does a keeper league work?
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

I'm not sure to be honest. I've heard others say that you keep 2-4 players from your team year to year. Of course, we can run it however we want.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Considering the year I had last year, I wouldn't mind starting over, but if we started a keeper, I don't think I'd horribly object (at least to 2 of them..haha).
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

I think it would be interesting. I vote to give it a go.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

How about we split the difference and keep 3 players from last year. That seems like a fair balance of keeping good talent and still having enough turnover to make it interesting and competitive this year. If anyone new joins, I'll draw numbers out of a hat to assign them a team from last year that they can "take over" and select keeper players from. So far all 6 teams are returning from last year.

You can post your keepers here If you want them to be private until the draft you can send me a PM here or an email through Yahoo!
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Mine's not too difficult a decision and no necessity for secrecy. I'll keep Sidney Crosby, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin.
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How do keepers work in the long run? After this season, we'll get to keep 3 guys on our team again, regardless of who we kept this past year? Is there a limit to how many years you can keep a player? I honestly don't know that I feel strongly enough to keep 3 guys for that long.

I just did my first real hockey draft this season (after a ton of mocks) and it was amazing; I can't wait for the season to start! Thanks to all the folks that are back again. Looking forward to another fun year! (And, yet again, hopefully a better performing one as well.)

(Who's not back yet? Any chance we won't get 10 teams from here?)
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

We're missing the champs from last year Jenna Haze, along with Go Wild and Sand Fleas.

As far as keepers we can make our own rules I guess. I would think you could change your 3 every year. To be honest there hasn't been a ton of interest in the keeper stuff it seems. No one, other than solipsta above, has gotten me any keepers. Maybe we should just go the normal route?
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I certainly won't cry if we don't do keepers, but I haven't chosen them/sent names to you yet because I was unsure about the rules and because I was debating who besides Nick(el)Back would be worthy of keeping.

I will definitely do it if that's what we choose as I'd like to try. (I've never done it and somehow the league I was in last year didn't let me in this year.) But, with it being so difficult to choose, I wouldn't mind waiting a year or whatever. (Although, changing every year would put a fair amount of good guys back into the pot.)

Also, if our prior 3 teams don't come back, do we look for owners to pick 3 players off their teams to does everyone go back into the pool because we can't do a keeper with 3 new teams?

(Sorry to create so many questions/headaches.)
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

As much as I'd love to keep my three, I'm not opposed to starting with a fresh draft.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Yeah, I'm probably not participating this season (Sand Fleas). Sorry if that messes up the keeper idea.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Sounds like keepers should be dealt with another year. Lets just go with a normal draft as always. We need an even number of teams to draft, right now we have 7. We need either 8 or 10 to have the draft, so adding 1 or 3 more players is critical.
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That works for me. I'll be sad to lose Backstrom, but I don't know that I had 2 other guys that were sure keepers. Maybe one more season will help that choice for next year. (Plus, maybe I'll get easier keeper choices this year.)
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

The draft is 10 days away. Still looking for 1 or 3 more people (has to be even number, we're at 7 right now). No keepers.
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Are we still keeping this board exclusive? I know that I'd love it to be, but as we get closer, it'll become imperative to get that even-numbered team added to the league.
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Yeah, feel free to invite whoever you want, as long as they will stick with it. This has been up for weeks now, so anyone on the board who wants to has had a fair chance.
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The draft is 4 days away and we really need at least 1 more player. Hopefully there is someone out there that still wants to get in.
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Re: 2010-2011 DVD Talk NHL Fantasy League

Nice, the defending champ is back. Looks like we've got an even 8 now. I moved the league max down to 8. If there are two more people who want to join, I'll bump it back up.

The draft is Sunday at 9ET.

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