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Entries with the tag: hockey pools
Just because I can’t get enough playoff pools, here are the results of a playoff fantasy draft that I was lucky enough to participate in yesterday.
The league settings are as follows: 8 teams, head-to-head, 3 forwards, 3 defensemen, 3 forwards/defensemen, and 1 goalie. A total of ten free agent moves are allowed to be made during the playoffs, as any non-drafted players remain on the waiver wire.
Some of the scoring settings are as follows: two points for a goal, one point for an assist, three points for a win, and one point for a shutout. A point of less than one is added for each shot on goal, plus/minus, and save. A point of less than one is subtracted for each penalty minute, goal allowed, and goalie loss.
If you’re interested in setting up your own pool, you’ll want to check out fantasypostseason.com, where I’ve set up this league.
Just like tax season and the Leafs missing the playoffs, springtime in Canada is all about hockey pools. So whenever I receive an invite to one, I jump at the chance.
The following is my entry to a hockey pool at my wife’s work. For a mere 20 dollars, I pick any 20 players from any of the 16 playoff teams. The league uses a very simple scoring system - goals and assists - which is why you won’t see any goalies or even defensemen. This entry required approximately a half hour of thought, which is about the time I put into last year’s team, which won first place in a league of about ten contestants.
At the very least, you’ll get an idea of which teams I think will make it to the second round, based on my selections. Who did I miss? Who should I not have included? Feel free to provide feedback, and I might explain my selections and strategy.