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  • Marc Cruce Marc Cruce Oct 29, 2008 10:56 PM Flag

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    My league did not set a limit to the number of transactions on the season nor to the max # of games per position on the season.

    It is mainly a league of buddies from college days and work, some of whom know a lot about hockey and some who dont.

    One of those who doesnt has gone about basically setting 5-6 core players that he keeps all season and the rest he simply drops and adds and drops and adds with whoever is the best player playing games on the days his other players have off.

    It is getting really annoying to see players on my watch list get picked up only to be dropped 2 days later an picked up 5 days later. Right now he is up to 64 roster moves on the year and is on pace for between 275 and 325 on the season. He said he finished this past baseball season with 250 while the next closest person had 42.

    Does anyone else have someone like this in their league? It isnt like it disturbs my life, but it is rather annoying.

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    • That's why there should be max moves either for the season as a whole or per week..

      Sometimes it's effective, sometimes not. More often than not, it is just for the sheer number of man games played, and usually there are enough mediocre players on any given night to get you a few points..and usually they'll win in SOG since they have full roster every night.

      Had it happen last year - depending on the core players it may or may not work really well...
      Still sucks though

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      • Yeah, I know it is tech. within the rules, I just found it amazingly cheap. The guy is in something like 13 fantasy leagues at any given time during the year so he knows how to play the fantasy game.

        It just really drives me nuts. Other people draft and trade and watch for smart moves (much like managing a real team which is part of fantasy leagues), and he just tries to stack odds in his favor.

        I already told him I wouldnt play another fantasy league with him unless moves were cap'd somehow. I was just curious if things like that bothered other people as much as me, or if it was just me.

    • its called streaming, its a brutal tactic and unfortunately it usually works very well. if you know the commish, im pretty sure you can set a weekly or season limit at any point during the season.

    • Sorry, but it's within the rules.
      Usually, we put a maximum on moves during a season, or we make all moves made during a week effective on on the following Tuesday. That would be a better strategy.

    • i did that once in baseball....drafter hitters and not alot of good pitching...ended up with over 600 moves... if its available y not...next time youre in a league with him..let the commish kno..maybe to put a set limit on games played..BUT never on moves.

    • In the future set weekly limits. That'll stop em.

    • That sort of thing happens more often in baseball leagues with starting pitchers.

      But, if it's not a keeper league, it's probably not a bad strategy. I mean, why not pick up a whole team on a day that nobody else plays? It's cheap, but it's smart.

 

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