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Play The BoltDraft/KK Free Fantasy Game On Tuesday With A Chance To Win $50

original post was on 12/15/14 at 11:10am, bringing this to the top of page so all can see and perhaps play.


Another $50 to the winner of the BoltDraft/KK free fantasy game on Tuesday.

Rosters need to be set by 7:00pm ET Tuesday and you just pick one goalie, one defenseman and one forward and watch the games play out.

Quick to register and play and did I mention it is free?  Use pass code "kukla10" if need be at the top of registration page.

Participation is growing which does make it a bit harder to win but the feel of victory should feel better plus recent feedback from those playing has been very positive.

Scoring rules are below and if you have any questions regarding the game, the Rules/FAQ page at BoltDraft should be of help.

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$50 To The Winner Of The BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game On Tuesday

note- original post time was 11:31am on 12/8/14, Bringing this to top of page so everyone reading KK has an equal chance to play and rosters must be set by 7:00pm ET on Tuesday.


Who couldn't use an extra $50 during this holiday season?

Here is your chance to take home the $50 prize by winning the BoltDraft/KK fantasy game on Tuesday, December 9th.

Just pick three players, a forward, a defenseman and a goalie and watch the games play out.

Registration and playing is free so why not take a chance?

If need be, use pass code "kukla9" at the top of the page.

Here is what KK member Robert has to say about BoltDraft....

I’d like to go on record stating I’m a big fan of this game. I’m in a weird spot financially as I’m moving into a house from my apartment in a couple weeks, but I’ve been tempted to enter some of their daily games as the entry is reasonable. Thanks for promoting this it’s nifty.

Scoring rules are below and if you have any questions regarding the game, the Rules/FAQ page at BoltDraft should be of help.

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Your Chance To Win $50 In The BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game

original post was at 10:02am on 12/1/14- Just bring this to the top of page so everyone has a fair chance to play.


With 10 NHL games on Tuesday, December 2nd, you have a nice selection of players to choose for the BoltDraft/KK fantasy game.

The winner receives $50 and all you have to do is pick one forward, one defenseman and one goalie, then watch how the games play out.

It is easy to register, takes about 30 seconds and setting your roster should take no more than one minute.

Play, it is free and you have a great chance at winning the $50 prize.

If need be, make sure to enter "kukla8" as the pass code at the top of the page.

Scoring rules are below and if you have any questions regarding the game, the Rules/FAQ page at BoltDraft should be of help.

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Another Round Of BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game On Thursday With A Chance To Win $100

note- original post time was 6:15pm on Nov, 5, 2014.

Bringing this up to the top of page so everyone can see and play if they would like.  A great chance to win the $100 with no strings attached.


Boltdraft.com is giving one of you $100 for winning the Boltdraft/KK fantasy game on Thursday, Nov. 6th.

There are 10 NHL on the schedule for Thursday and all you need to do is register and/or submit your roster by 7:00pm ET on Thursday.

You pick only one forward, one defenseman and one goalie, then sit back and watch.

It is quick and easy to setup and play, it can be done within two minutes so get your roster set and if need be, use code "kukla4" in the pass code area.

Scoring rules are below...

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KK- The Kukla’s Korner Office Pool

Kukla's Korner has established a partnership with Officepools.com to create a KK pool.

Now this pool is different, no salary cap, you can only pick three players from the same NHL team, you are allowed four transactions a month and this is a season pool.

You also pick nine forwards, five defensemen and two goalies and if you have any questions they are answered here.

The scoring, we keep it simple and basic...

Scoring:

F/D : G = 1, A = 1

G : A = 1, W = 2, OTL = 1, SO = 1

Let's have some fun, sign-up for the season long pool right here.

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Breakout NHL Fantasy Players

from Pete Jensen of NHL.com,

Targeting breakout candidates in your fantasy draft can go a long way in building a championship-caliber roster. Here are five players I believe will take the jump from household name to superstar in 2014-15. Matt Cubeta's five breakout candidates can be found here.

1. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW, Colorado Avalanche

Thanks to a monster second half (39 points over final 42 regular-season games) as a rookie, MacKinnon won the Calder Trophy in 2013-14 and took it a step further in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (10 points in seven games). He's on everyone's radar, but not high enough in Yahoo leagues. His average draft position is 35.4 (late third/early fourth round) -- way too low for a player who's moving to his natural position with a chance to exceed 80 points as a sophomore. The 19-year-old reportedly added 12-13 pounds of muscle to his blazing speed this offseason, so don't underestimate his fantasy value and room for improvement....

2. Cory Schneider, G, New Jersey Devils

Based on Schneider's stellar save percentage over the past four seasons (0.928), this 28-year-old is more than deserving of a starting role. He has weathered the storm in timeshare situations with Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur and will finally have the crease to himself for the Devils, who had the League's fewest shots on goal allowed per game and top penalty kill unit last season. There are questions surrounding his defense after the departure of Mark Fayne and Anton Volchenkov, but those vacancies mean the Devils can finally develop 'D' prospects Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson at the NHL level. The team also added goal scorer Mike Cammalleri to fill a top-line need and is in position to contend....

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Gain An Edge In Your Hockey Pool By Using Analytics

from Tyler Dellow of Sportsnet,

If you want to succeed in a hockey pool, you need to find players who put up more points than your competition expects. One way to go about that is to take advantage of the fact that people have a tendency to weight recent performance too heavily and fail to consider whether a player has benefited from unusually good or bad luck in achieving his results.

Hockey analytics has come up with a number of tools that can be employed to help determine just that—and whether a player’s most recent season causes him to be overvalued or undervalued come draft day. We’ll look at these tools in the context of forwards at even strength (5v5).

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NHL 15 Voice Work

from Dan Treadway of Sports Illustrated,

For a sports video game to truly thrive, several factors need to come together. Gameplay and graphics tend to take center stage, but a factor that's often overlooked but can seriously enhance or hinder a game's effectiveness is the commentators....

 I spoke with Sean Ramjagsingh, a producer on NHL 15, which will be released on September 9 and boasts "The most realistic broadcast package in a video game to-date."...

And that process has worked well with NHL 15's new commentators, Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk?

Yeah, they just take a second, they pause, they visualize it  and then they rattle off ten different speech samples based off that situation we give them. It gives us Doc and Eddie being Doc and Eddie as opposed to Doc and Eddie reading a script that we wrote for them that might be written in a way that's not their style. We ad lib as much content as we can. We'll have Doc and Eddie together, so they play off each other. That's where you get the true synergy between the two commentators. The one piece that we still need to script a little bit is around the names. So we want sentences or expressions to start with a player's name. We have 5,000 players in our game. We get the names right, make sure we get everybody, make sure we get them with the right intonations. So that's the more scripted part. Everything else we try to leave unscripted as much as possible.

For top players, a guy like Patrick Kane for example, would you have Doc and Eddie specifically say 'Patrick Kane' in a bunch of different ways or even give a specific anecdote about him?

Well for every player we'll have different intonations, different levels -- different commentators sometimes have more levels than others and Doc is fantastic. 

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Video- NHL 15 Gets Real

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Video- NHL 15 True Hockey Physics

I am not a gamer at all, but this looks pretty good to me.

 

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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