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Seeking new players for our Strained Resources Group
We are looking for some quality fantasy hockey players to play within our tiered system. SO SIGN UP NOW FOR NEXT YEAR’S CONSIDERATION!!! WE ARE PLANNING TO EXPAND NEXT SEASON BY FOUR MORE DIVISIONS (Another 72 teams to be added). (Current league participation is 126, Hoping to have 198 teams in 2008-2009!)
These leagues are 100% Free to play and the trophies are donated/shipped at no expense to the winners. (Photo of the MASTER'S Trophy attached)
One word of caution, WE PERMANENTLY REMOVE ANY PLAYER WHO GOES INACTIVE WITHIN OUR GROUP, BANNED FOR LIFE! WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON HAVING 96% ATTENDANCE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, WE DO NOT WANT A DRAFT DAY HERO! (…sticks around for the draft then disappears.)
LIVE DRAFT ATTENDANCE IS CRITICAL!
The most difficult of settings. an intense set of rules, history of our leagues, etc. We've been playing this system since 2002.
Only the strong should apply!
* For immediate consideration, go to the following group site: (for new recruits only, there's another one for the established members only.)
Check out the settings, and join up if this format interests you.
Draft Type: Live Draft
Draft Position: Every team is ranked based upon their prior season. Newcomers are ranked based upon time of arrival to their assigned league. A draft slot process is executed once the leagues are full. (See Rule A.4.1)
Teams Per League: 18
Scoring Type: Head to Head
Maximum Moves: No Maximum
Maximum Trades: No Maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2 days Reviewed by Commissioner but voted on by the players within the league 1/3 of the league voting to veto but all who elect to veto MUST explain their position, IF they satisfy league criteria, 1/3 of the league can create a veto.
Trade End Date: The Sunday AFTER the NHL trading deadline
Waiver Time: 2 Days
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Minimum Goalie Games Appearances Per Week: 4
Maximum Goalies Drafted: 6 (But can have as many as you wish post draft via Free Agency)
Roster Positions: C, C, C, LW, LW, LW, RW, RW, RW, F, F, F, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR, IR, IR, IR
Stat Categories: G, A, P, +/-, PIM, PPG, PPA, PPP, SHG, SHP, GWG, SOG, FW, GS, W, L, GA, GAA, SA, SV, SV%, SHO
Miscellaneous Stat: Average number of posts within each league over 5 years of play for the year: 850 (High of 2,653)
Drafts: (3 hours in length, minimum for each, although some teams just stick around for the first half of the draft)
Tier 4 (Projected for expansion for 2008-2009, will be the new recruits' leagues....)
Tier 3 (Currently the new recruits league, mixed with moderately and poorly performing returnees from the prior season):
THE NORRIS DIVISION
THE PATRICK DIVISION
THE SMYTHE DIVISION
THE ADAMS DIVISION
Tier 2 – Contains member from prior year as such: exceptionally performing members of tier 3; moderate performers from tier 2 and poor performers from the Masters.
Tier 1 – This year’s “Masters” contains 3 original members of the Norris Division; 3 Smythe; 3 Adams; 1 from the Patrick; and 8 original (2002) members of the Masters, all of whom have proven through their play, to be the most exceptional managers within Strained Resources.
* - It's got to be this way, but you've got to go through the motions with us, in order for us to know if you can follow basic instructions!
- 1 Reply to BeefCakeTheMighty
Yes, wait until August, but some study of the history of our leagues would be very wise, because if you even THINK that these leagues work like a traditional league, you'd be sadly mistaken. There's a ton that can be learned from the Files link within the group...
This is my first year in this league, and it's very challenging. If you're in next year, do your pre-draft homework. That's about the best advice I can give you. Use all the resources available.
It's not like any other league out there. It's a terrific league. What I like the most about it is that (in my league anyway), 100% of the teams are active. Even the ones that have no hope in hell to make the playoffs. Great league ... congrats Hook!
- 2 Replies to
Funny, I don't know you by Professor Chaos, perhaps you should have gone with that moniker! Thanks for the kudos, but the leagues only work because we have dedicated players like yourself that consistently demonstrate your passion for the sport.
For the rest of you, I've seen teams that were in 16th place squeak into the finals bracket in our leagues and WIN the league! Now THAT'S what these leagues are all about! Trading, picking off a few up and coming prospects, timing, paying attention to the add/drops of the assorted NHL teams...to seize the necessary advantage to succeed. This league SHOULD push you hard to the finish line...NO TEAM has EVER coasted through our format...they may have the REGULAR season, but the playoffs are an entirely different matter!
aka Dr. Hook McCracken
I am in Fantasy Hockey since 2003.
Been in diff teams....
Very interested to have a team in your leagues.
My team name has always been Zimbabwe Hot Stars.
Alternate email: firstname.lastname@example.org......i also have teams there....
Sounds interesting but have a question for you Jim.
You say that live draft attendance is critical. I live in the UK and if I were to consider joining, it would be difficult to attend due to time zone differences - are there exceptions? I would read through the settings and rules carefully and rank them as much as possible. I know there is strategy in participating in a draft but I would sacrifice that part and be sure to be very active throughout the season.
Anyway please let me know. Regardless, I will check out the group and find out more about it.
- 1 Reply to BN
B, sorry for the late reply...But there's a bevy of different times available, and they'll all be offered up for you to consider which one best suits your needs....We have players from Sweden, Russia...pretty much all over the globe, so it shouldn't pose a problem...
aka Dr. Hook McCracken
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