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The Unwritten book of the road, regarding Fantasy Hockey -
Roster dumps are completely fine, since you can only make 4 moves per week anyways. Within reason though. For example, I would be very upset if someone dumps Crosby at the end of this week in favor of an extra man game. That's an unwritten no no. Yahoo has "Can't cut" lists to help out with this problem, but Crosby is currently not on it.
If you are out of the playoffs though, DO NOT DUMP ANYONE! It is very annoying to see guys playing for 5th place that are picking up valuable FA's. Unwritten no no again.
Hope that helps.
Definitely goes without saying. I think it annoyed people because I did it right before the system reset (12 PM PT) and then promptly picked up the people that I dropped at 12:01PM PT. This allowed me to get a full lineup in without risking my keepers. There were a few nights where I got little sleep, but if I can get that trophy, I'll be happy. Additionally, no one was able to snag any of my drops because of the reset.
I agree with most of this. That being said, if it is within the rules, there is no poor etiquette about it. Yes, it is frowned upon, but it is not dirty or cheap. In fact, I believe this to be tactical as you are maximizing as many stats as you can, which is what fantasy hockey is all about.