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  • clr61 clr61 Nov 6, 2008 10:19 PM Flag

    Gripes about Fantasy Hockey

    Maybe someone can educate me on this, since I am a rookie in my league....it seems that whatever team you get dealt with in yahoo Hockey you are pretty much stuck with. Consider this, a 12 team league and each team can start 2 of each C RW LW 4 D and 2 G. Now you can pre pick who you want on your team and I guess the autodraft kinda takes that into account. BUT, since I didn't put a priority on Goalie, I am stuck with nothing and there never seems to be any good ones on the market. Compare this to the fantasy football, where there are always good players to pick up via waivers/free agency. The fantasy hockey league is just not as good for an active participant. Thank you!!

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    • The other posters are right in that you're the one to blame if you get stuck with bad goalies, BUT...

      The way the default leagues are setup DOES emphasize goalies more than any other position, and they ARE ranked fairly low by Yahoo for whatever reason. So, if you're going to take place in an autopick draft you NEED to alter your pre-draft rankings or risk getting stuck with garbage. You're also right in that the number of decent FA goalies is miniscule compared to FA skaters.

      One way to get around it is to do live drafts. Another idea I had was to make my future custom leagues have only 1 goalie slot, probably with 2 minimum games. It should eliminate teams sitting on 3 good goalies and make the FA pool deep enough you don't have to scour the net to find out which backup might be playing any given night.

    • What I meant about being stuck with nothing for Goalie, I mean 2nd tier type goalies. How is it that someone in the league can wind up with Brodeur and Nabokov....ON THE SAME TEAM????

      Reading the list of available players in my league is like scouring the lowest of minor league lineups.....how can any active player get any better?

      • 2 Replies to clr61
      • I think both Nabokov and Brodeur are injured now.

      • It sounds like your gripe isn't with Yahoo, but your predraft rankings. Yahoo didn't make you not pick goalies. Yahoo didn't make you rank the players the way you did. I have one team with Brodeur and Malkin, I did my rankings. In my 2 ESPN teams, my goalies are Lundqvist, Miller, and Kipper...for both! I did my predraft rankings. So if you goalies are mediocre at best, and there are no FA's that interest you, why not try trading. That is part of the game. One of teams started out with 2 of 3 crap goalies. I did some trading (okay, a lot by now) and ended up with decent goalies now. To the point, I traded one away (I think I did pretty good with it) and helped upgrade my forwards. You just gotta figure how to play the game and set yourself up right. That is not Yahoo's fault. Good luck with the season.


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