Kukla's Korner Hockey
original post was on 11/17/14 at 4:44pm, bringing this up to the top of KK so everyone has a chance to win the big prize tonight. Roster must be set by 7:00pm ET tonight.
We have a $100 on the line for Tuesday's BoltDraft/KK Fantasy hockey game. Did I mention the game is free?
I won the last game and declined the winning prize so it has been rolled over to this game.
It is easy to play, pick a one forward, one defenseman and one goalie and watch how the game plays out.
Also, if need be, use pass code "kukla6" at the top of the BoltDraft page.
Scoring rules are below and for those of you who had a few questions regarding the last game, your answer is here.
Last night I won the BoltDraft/KK fantasy game thanks to Rick Nash.
I am declining (and will do so if I win again) the $50 and after talking with the guys from BoltDraft, the money will be rolled over to next Tuesday's game, making the prize $100.
You will read more about that as we get closer to the date.
note- original post time was 2:23pm on Nov. 10th. Just bringing this to the top of page so everyone has a chance to play.
Tuesday night we will be holding the 5th BoltDraft/KK fantasy game.
Plus I have some good news to announce moving forward, BoltDraft will be holding weekly NHL fantasy games with us for the rest of the season.
Of course the games will be promoted here and it really is a fun and simple game to play. So why not join up if you haven't done so and play against other KK members and readers.
Tuesday night's game will have the winner walking away with $50.
Register or pick your lineup here and if necessary, use "kukla5" as the pass code.
You simply pick one forward, one defenseman and one goalie, submit the names then watch how it plays out.
Roster for the Tuesday game must be set by 7:00pm ET, Tuesday, Nov. 11th.
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...
note- original post was 10-31-14 at 12:31pm, Just moving to top of KK to make sure everyone gets a chance to play.
Your chance to win $100 comes again on Saturday, Nov. 1st (roster needs to be set by 7:00pm ET) with the 3rd BoltDraft/KK contest.
It is simple, pick a forward, defenseman and a goalie, then sit back and watch how the games play out.
This from a KK member who participated in the last game.
Had fun in your game last night - had Kucherov as my forward when I noticed he had been put on the 2nd line with Palat and Johnson at practice - chickened out and swapped him for Stamkos - shouldn't have second guessed myself
If I would kept Kucherov I still wouldn't have won, only finished 2nd - Subban was the lame link but it was fun.
I did use Kucherov in the other free game they had but again Subban killed it, Senators' Karlesson? smoked everybody on D
Told you he was the sleeper this year.
Now go play, easy to register and/or play, no strings attached and a great chance to win some cash! (If you need a pass code, use "kukla3" at the top of the page.)
update- original post was on 10-27-14 at 1:23pm, Just a reminder, rosters must be set by 7:00pm ET tonight. Come and join us, a fun game, plus good odds to win some cash.
BoltDraft.com has a great, free NHL Fantasy game and quick too. Pick one forward, one defenseman and one goalie from the 24 teams in action Tuesday night. Note you can only pick on player from the same NHL team.
Last week's KK game had a nice turnout and the winner was very happy.
So $100 is on the line again, go here to register or enter the game and if needed use the code "kukla2" for the pass code at the top of the lobby.
Roster must be set by 7:00pm ET on Tuesday, October 28th.
Scoring rules are below and also available at BoltDraft.
update, original post was 10/21/14 at 11:13am, Don't forget to register for the free fantasy nightly game tonight!
BoltDraft.com is the place to put your fantasy hockey knowledge to the test. KK members and readers are invited to try out this nightly game. Here is the link to an exclusive free contest with a $100 prize over at BoltDraft. The contest goes live Thursday at 7:00pm ET, so get your picks in now. (It takes 10 seconds to register and less than a minute to pick your players.)
BoltDraft is built for those that don’t have a ton of time to spend on their lineups but want to be in the action. No salary caps and no headaches. It’s all pretty simply from there. You pick three players (F, D, G) that you think will dominate. If your players crush it more than anyone else’s, you win the top prize. It’s a 100% free game and the top scorer gets the whole $100 bill.
To access the Kukla's Korner free contest, simply sign up and then enter the contest in the lobby. If for some reason you don’t see the exclusive contest, go to the top of the lobby and enter pass code “kukla". Good luck!
Scoring points are below....
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...
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.
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....
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).
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org