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Red Leader
08-15-2005, 02:33 PM
Is anyone interested in playing in a fantasy hockey league when Yahoo releases their fantasy hockey game?

I was thinking of limiting it to 10 teams, probably rotisserie format with whatever type draft you'd want either live or offline.

Let me know if you'd be interested so I can start up a Redszone Hockey League.

zombie-a-go-go
08-15-2005, 03:54 PM
I thought they were, like, on strike or something? :dunno:

kheidg-
08-15-2005, 03:56 PM
Not all that interested in hockey, but I possibly would join. I would rather have it a head to head league instead of rotisserie. Live draft also would be what I prefer.

Red Leader
08-15-2005, 04:17 PM
I thought they were, like, on strike or something? :dunno:

Dude that ended like 2-3 weeks ago.

Where you been, brutha? :dunno:

as_v_1
08-15-2005, 09:36 PM
Id be interested in joining.

Red Leader
08-16-2005, 10:54 AM
Not all that interested in hockey, but I possibly would join. I would rather have it a head to head league instead of rotisserie. Live draft also would be what I prefer.

I'd be open to head to head instead of roto.

I just don't want to go more than 10 teams.

Let me also make a note that this would be open for all newcomers. I'm no expert when it comes to hockey, but I love the sport, and love watching certain players and teams. I've only been following hockey for about 2-3 years. So even if you want to use this league to learn about hockey, I'm fine with that. This is for fun. Don't feel like people are going to make fun of you or anything, because that's not stopping me from playing. :laugh:

kheidg-
08-16-2005, 04:44 PM
Sounds good because I know next to nothing about hockey as well! Looking forward to the fun and let me know when you have the league info set-up.

Joseph
08-16-2005, 06:13 PM
Put me down. I'm no expert, I always draft too many players from my favorite team [no matter what the sport] but I'm a fantasy junkie.

captainmorgan07
08-17-2005, 12:10 AM
i'll play if u need somebody let me kno

Patrick Bateman
08-17-2005, 02:02 AM
I'll play.

kyred14
08-17-2005, 02:30 AM
Hockey, eh? I'll play.

Red Leader
08-22-2005, 11:36 AM
Ok, the hockey league is setup.

Go to Yahoo Fantasy main page and click on Hockey.

The League ID is 14005 and the password is redszone.

10 teams, head to head. Live Draft Tue, Sept. 20th at 9pm EST.

Positions are as follows: C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR.

Stats are as follows: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, GWG, SOG for offense.
W, L, GAA, SV, SV%, SHO for goalies.

Max of 8 starts for goalies per week, so basically your 2 goalies can start 4 games a week each.


http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/hockey


Let me know if you have any questions.

Red Leader
08-24-2005, 01:15 PM
Only 1 team (besides me) has signed up so far.

Sign up!

Joseph
08-24-2005, 01:54 PM
I'm in now.

Heath
08-25-2005, 04:46 PM
I'd play - but I can't make the live draft.......on vacation.... :(

kheidg-
08-25-2005, 09:04 PM
You can still set the order you'd like to draft even if you can't make it.

kheidg-
08-25-2005, 09:09 PM
Only 4 in, what happens if we don't get 10?

Heath
08-25-2005, 09:39 PM
Well I'm in ... but I will have to autopick.

Never played Fantasy Hockey before - should be interesting.

Red Leader
08-26-2005, 10:37 PM
what happens if we don't get 10?


We've still got 24 days until the draft. We could always cut it down to 8 teams, but I'm confident we'll get to 10 somehow.

C'mon people, it will be fun. Sign up.

Where are my peeps? pedro? Chip? Rosie?

Red Leader
09-06-2005, 11:47 AM
Still only have 5 teams.

Draft is Sept 20th. Sign up, people!

Joseph
09-07-2005, 10:43 AM
C'mon people. Little help please. Sign up, you know you want to.

kheidg-
09-08-2005, 02:37 AM
If need be I can maybe find a person or two to join in not off Redszone. Anyone else? 10 would be best.

Sean_CaseyRules
09-09-2005, 01:49 PM
Ill be there, i love hockey, BLUE JACKETS RULE!!

IowaRed
09-09-2005, 02:12 PM
I'm in. Don't know much hockey and would prefer roto but I'll give it a shot

It8ifyifitsgrif
09-09-2005, 07:18 PM
I'm in, need 3 more

Red Leader
09-13-2005, 04:53 PM
We are at 7 teams. The draft is one week away. We need an even number of teams to draft. We need 1 more team at least, but would prefer 3 more. If ANYONE is interested sign up, please.

kheidg-
09-13-2005, 07:59 PM
3 more should be easy

Red Leader
09-15-2005, 06:47 PM
5 days and 3 hours til the draft. We need at LEAST 1 more owner to have the draft.

Sign up.

NJReds
09-16-2005, 12:10 PM
I signed up...

Red Leader
09-18-2005, 03:22 AM
I signed up...

Thank You!

I changed the league settings to 8 teams so we don't have a problem with the draft. If you know of two more people that want to join, PM me and I'll change it back to 10.

Topcat
09-18-2005, 04:19 AM
I would join red if i am allowed. I am from Canada so face it i will win :D

Red Leader
09-19-2005, 02:31 PM
I would join red if i am allowed. I am from Canada so face it i will win :D

Draft is tomorrow night. We have 8 now. I'd be more than happy to have you join the league, but we can't draft with an odd number of owners. You'd have to find someone else that would agree to join with you so we'd have 10 teams.

kheidg-
09-20-2005, 09:29 PM
Ready for the draft, do we have 10 or 8?

Heath
09-21-2005, 07:29 AM
Hey all fellow hockey players - looks like a great draft night, I got everyone I really wanted except for one player (Crosby) and it looks great!

Thanks to Red Leader for setting this up!

Red Leader
09-21-2005, 02:10 PM
My wife had crap for me to do when I got home, that HAD to be done as soon as I walked in the door, so I missed the first 2 rounds. Never got that top 5 RW I wanted, but everything else is ok. Should be a fun season, looking forward to it. I'm still learning as we go.

I can't believe Crosby went as quick as he did.

Joseph
09-21-2005, 10:15 PM
I didn't get any Blackhawks of note, so someone make some trades with me :)

Patrick Bateman
09-22-2005, 12:59 AM
I didn't get any Blackhawks of note, so someone make some trades with me :)

You mean there are actually 2 of us who like the Hawks?

kheidg-
09-22-2005, 03:44 AM
Satisfied with my team but would be open to all trades. Good luck to everybody - hopefully this will be competitive (yet fun).

Cedric
09-22-2005, 12:39 PM
Dang. Didn't know there was a forum for this.

Joseph
09-22-2005, 09:45 PM
You mean there are actually 2 of us who like the Hawks?

Seems that way. Glad to meet another.

Cedric
09-23-2005, 02:58 AM
C S. Crosby (Pit - C) - - - - - -
C S. Gomez (NJ - C) 14 56 18 70 16 1
LW M. Naslund (Van - LW) 35 49 24 58 26 6
LW G. Roberts (Fla - LW) 28 20 9 84 20 7
RW B. Guerin (Dal - RW) 34 35 14 109 22 10
RW T. Amonte (Cgy - RW) 20 33 13 38 18 3
D B. Leetch (Bos - D) 15 36 6 34 30 2
D D. Kalinin (Buf - D) 10 24 0 42 15 4
D B. Berard (Cls - D) 13 34 -24 53 25 0
D K. Klee (Tor - D) 4 25 -1 36 17 1
BN B. Smolinski (Ott - C) 19 27 22 49 11 3
BN J. Hecht (Buf - LW) 15 37 17 49 15 0
BN A. Daigle (Min - RW) 20 31 -4 14 17 3
Pos Goaltenders Edit Opp Status W GAA SV% SHO
G N. Khabibulin (Chi - G) 28 2.33 .910 3
G K. Lehtonen (Atl - G) 4 1.25 .953 1
BN R. DiPietro (NYI - G)


My team. I'm counting on Lehtonen to win the job and dominate like he should. I dunno, I'm strugging if Crosby doesn't live up to the hype. I can't see him not scoring with the line he will be on though.

NJReds
10-11-2005, 01:12 PM
The scoring is all screwed up in the Yahoo league. It didn't count any of the goalkeepers stats last week.

kheidg-
10-11-2005, 02:00 PM
I'm sure they will fix it.

Red Leader
10-11-2005, 06:00 PM
I sent a note to Yahoo asking about this. They are aware of the problem from what I've heard from others, but I haven't got a response back from them yet. When I do, I'll let everyone know.

Red Leader
10-12-2005, 02:16 PM
Here is the response I got. WTF?

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

In all Public Head-to-Head Leagues, a goaltending tandem must make at
least three (3) appearances each week. Should a tandem fail to meet this requirement, their fantasy team will automatically lose all four of the
goaltending match-ups.

This limit applies to the combined appearances of all goalies on your
roster. Each goalie is not required to appear in three games. This limit was introduced so that each match-up is settled based on stats
accumulated over several games.

With no limit, a team that recorded a shutout in one start would
automatically win or tie the goals-against average and save percentage
match-up.

Private Leagues default to the Public League settings, but the limits
are configurable.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Regards,

Morris

Yahoo! Customer Care


So, basically we all "tied" for all of the goaltending stats since we all did not meet the minimum requirements. I have 3 goalies. Kiprusoff had 3 starts, but Turco and Theodore only had 2 starts and since I didn't have 2 goalies with at least 3 starts each, I lost all goalie stats. Stupid. Shouldn't be a problem going forward, hopefully.

NJReds
10-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Here is the response I got. WTF?

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

In all Public Head-to-Head Leagues, a goaltending tandem must make at
least three (3) appearances each week. Should a tandem fail to meet this requirement, their fantasy team will automatically lose all four of the
goaltending match-ups.

This limit applies to the combined appearances of all goalies on your
roster. Each goalie is not required to appear in three games. This limit was introduced so that each match-up is settled based on stats
accumulated over several games.

With no limit, a team that recorded a shutout in one start would
automatically win or tie the goals-against average and save percentage
match-up.

Private Leagues default to the Public League settings, but the limits
are configurable.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Regards,

Morris

Yahoo! Customer Care


So, basically we all "tied" for all of the goaltending stats since we all did not meet the minimum requirements. I have 3 goalies. Kiprusoff had 3 starts, but Turco and Theodore only had 2 starts and since I didn't have 2 goalies with at least 3 starts each, I lost all goalie stats. Stupid. Shouldn't be a problem going forward, hopefully.

This isn't accurate in our case.
The person that I played against had two goalies that made three starts each. But it still showed up as a tie.

Their letter also said:

This limit applies to the combined appearances of all goalies on your
roster. Each goalie is not required to appear in three games.

Red Leader
10-12-2005, 02:52 PM
Our league was set at a minimum of 8 goalie appearances per matchup /week. That's why no one met the minimum requirements....only a couple of teams had 7.

I have since changed that to 3. I'm guessing that even if you had 3 starts each by 2 different goalies, but didn't have at least 8 goalie appearances (which was everybody) you lost the categories.

NJReds
10-12-2005, 03:58 PM
That explains it...thanks.

Red Leader
10-12-2005, 04:08 PM
That explains it...thanks.


Not a problem, I'm real sorry that I didn't notice this by the start of the season, and it affected everyone's week 1 scores. If you won all of the goalie categories in the first week, and had to split them, I sincerely apologize. Hopefull with the change to 3 starts per week, things are cleared up.

The postitives are that 1) it affected everyone the same, and 2) the NHL season is loooooong, so this shouldn't have too much bearing on the season outcome.

Once again, I'm sorry I didn't catch this earlier. Hopefully, those that were "penalized" won't jump ship and we can have a fun season.

NJReds
10-12-2005, 04:17 PM
I swept the goalie catagories (2 shutouts!)...why do you think I was asking ;)

I just have to remember to bump this thread if I miss the playoffs by a game or two.

kheidg-
10-13-2005, 03:02 AM
Yeah, hopefully nobody misses playoffs because of this. Kind of messed up the way they have it, but i'm sure its for a reason. Good luck everybody, it seems like it will be fun. I have my lineup set over a week in advance, seems like a good thing to do.

NJReds
10-13-2005, 09:45 AM
I have my lineup set over a week in advance, seems like a good thing to do.

I tried that...but then I almost had to rename my team the "Pulled Groins"
You have to have some players who actually get on the ice.

kheidg-
10-14-2005, 04:56 AM
I tried that...but then I almost had to rename my team the "Pulled Groins"
You have to have some players who actually get on the ice.

Funny thing is if you look at my team, I have nothing but oldies.

I don't know much about hockey, and likely only have anyone from the 2003 NHL video game.

Jagr, Hasek, Modano, Hull, Pronger, Lindros, Federov, Roenick, Hasek, Belfour...

maybe these old guys can just keep themselves in shape? ;)