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  • Hook Hook Sep 5, 2009 10:17 AM Flag

    Strained Resources Extreme Fantasy Hockey

    We have 9 openings left, the draft dates and times for the leagues are:
    Tier 4: AHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 2:00pm (5 open)
    Tier 4: ECHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 10:00am (4 open)
    Tier 4: IHL – Sunday, Sept. 13 @ 2:00pm Pacific (full)
    Tier 4: CHL – Sunday, Sept.13 @ 10:00am Pacific (full)
    (All times Pacific Time)

    Testimonials from our players:
    “If you are looking for a very competitive fantasy hockey league, Strained Resources is for you. I like this format because a total of 540 players are drafted (18 teams * 30 rounds). I feel that many drafts aren't deep enough and there are too many fantasy worthy players on free agency.
    I am entering my 4th year with this format and I've enjoyed the competitiveness every year. ...the league is heavily reliant on goalies so make sure you understand the format before you join. The format started out as one league of 18 teams and grown to 11 leagues of 198 teams so, it is taking off in popularity.” (chaser)

    “this is the only format that i think is worth playing in. it just can't be more competitive then this. when you need to have players like Methot and Pouliot to get to the top, you know that is a tough as it gets. So everyone looking for a challenge, THIS IS THE LEAGUE FOR YOU !!!!
    for all the rest of you wankerz... steer clear :)…”(alexander m)

    “...I can vouch for the toughness of this group! Unless you love hockey, love hockey stats, love to talk, eat and sleep hockey this is not for you. I have worked my way up to Masters and am now entering my third season as a master. I can truly tell you that it is worth the blood, sweat and tears. The managers in masters are ELITE. I have been a part of many other leagues and can truly say that I consider this as being the toughest in the game!!! So if you think you have what it takes to go up against some of the greatest hockey minds in fantasy hockey this is for you. The Strained Resources is truly an exclusive family of die hard hockey fans...if you know your hockey and want to test yourself against the best: SIGN UP!!!” (Demonic Tutor)

    As so many of our members have stated, these leagues are for the complete diehard fantasy hockey players only! This is a daily commitment. If you play in a whimsical way, you will crash and burn in this format. I cannot emphasize this enough…Every year, we have a fall-out of a handful of players because their time & energy can’t be committed as they KNOW they need to utilize in order to succeed in these leagues. Hence, the reason we have openings, now…as of THIS moment, we have 9 openings for the 198 teams needed for our tiers.

    …you MUST go to the group website to review the many assorted reference materials that are available there in the FILES link. If you rely on conventional thinking regarding your draft strategy, especially by Auto Drafting your teams, you will fail…and you’ll have NO ONE to blame other than yourself! In ALL of our drafts, by the end of the 1st round, there’s a serious shortage of certain types of players that Yahoo’s auto draft formula cannot compensate for! BY DESIGN, we deliberately set it up this way, so we get a FULL draft, so it works our players to adapt on the fly…which makes for a more realistic draft scenario.

    You MUST have Microsoft Word and Excel to really be able to examine these documents. They include years of draft results history & the “draft slot process” (these two in particular will help you adopt your best strategy going forward for the draft, specifically for this format.) Also, all of the results throughout the years are available there as well.

    IF you’re interested, go to the group web page and review the above…THEN and ONLY then, submit your request to play, assuming that you’d be armed with enough knowledge, time and energy to compete on this level…

    http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Gross-Misconduct-II/

    Regards,
    Dr. Hook McCracken

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    • So am I signed up or not?

    • can u please explain what makes it so popular other than the deep rosters? what are the settings?

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      • Of the 198 teams in our system, we now have only 4 openings left, the draft dates and times for the leagues are:
        Tier 4: AHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 2:00pm (2 open)
        Tier 4: ECHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 10:00am (2 open)
        Tier 4: IHL – Sunday, Sept. 13 @ 2:00pm Pacific (full)
        Tier 4: CHL – Sunday, Sept.13 @ 10:00am Pacific (full)
        (All times Pacific Time)

        To answer the most recent question about the popularity, I don't know really, it's many different things....part of it though that everyone has piped in about is the absolute permanent rejection of players that abandon their team at any time before the playoffs... Another is the battle to pull out of the minors and achieve with a tangible prize...Another is the degree of difficulty of the play of these leagues, it's a VERY labor intense league....Another is the friendships with TRUE diehard fans that these leagues create...Another is the rivalries that are created....Another is that the leagues are pretty well thought out...the members have a voice in the rules and can change them item by item, year to year.

        The time and energy that I put into this is my thank you to the fans and to hockey in general. Living in a hockey VOID, it's my way of connecting to the best game in the world. A charitable contribution of sorts, but one I'm very happy to do.

        Hook

    • can you send me an invation to b_adnam18@hotmail.com, thanks

    • It's a great concept! This will be my 3rd year.
      1st year I did well & graduated to the next division. 2nd year, in the tougher division, I competed well. In both divisions every team was active for all the matchups. Even if the 1st place team is up against the last place team, you can count on a tough matchup. Great league.
      This is my 3rd year & I'm looking forward to trying to get to the top division.

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      • We now have openings in the following leagues...We've been in existence since 2001, and the plan is to have 198 players in our tiered system this season (as we did last year...) Please select ONLY one league to join...Live Draft attendance is HIGHLY recommended, as it would be difficult to function without attending it...so pick a time that best fits your schedule!
        LeagueID Password Draft Time
        2386 CHL10-11tier4 Oct 1 FRI @ 6:00pm PST
        2396 10-11ECHLtier4 Oct 2 SAT @ 6:00pm PST
        2402 IHL10-11tier4 Sept 28 WED @ 5:00pm PST
        2410 10-11AHLtier4 Sept 27 MON @ 6:00pm PST
        Due to the volume of teams, there can be no repeat team names...the name that you select will be the one we expect to see, year to year, so choose wisely! For the rules, history and such, go to: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Gross-Misconduct-II/

      • Of the 198 teams in our system, we now have only 5 openings left, the draft dates and times for the leagues are:
        Tier 4: AHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 2:00pm (3 open)
        Tier 4: ECHL – Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 10:00am (2 open)
        Tier 4: IHL – Sunday, Sept. 13 @ 2:00pm Pacific (full)
        Tier 4: CHL – Sunday, Sept.13 @ 10:00am Pacific (full)
        (All times Pacific Time)

    • Where are the diehards?

 

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