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Please read this now, before the season starts and you jump off the handle and start posting on the board like an idiot.
There are a few things that people most commonly freak out about on the massage board, but the two main one's that I will address are
1) shutouts/missing points
2) players not yet on IR
(if anyone else has other common questions or frequently asked questions that they wanna answer now, please do...or if you have a questions, ask it here and hopefully someone can help you out)
1) Shutouts/missing points - Countless times this season, you will find post reading "WHERE'S MY SHUTOUT?!?!?!" freaking out that their goalie got a shutout but it's not posted.
I assure you, there is NOTHING to worry about. Many times, Yahoo is short a stat here and there, but 99% of the time, they fix it by the next day...and even if it's added a week later, yahoo will fix any scoring from that week that needs to be.
Example: My dad lost to someone last year cause yahoo missed a shutout, but two days later, they awarded my father his shutout and they adjusted the scores and my father got the victory...
so there is no reason to worry about a missing stat cause it will ALWAYS be accounted for.
2) Players not yet on IR - This one is very simple. Yahoo will not, and never will post a player as "IR" until that team has first officially posted that player as IR. Once the team places him on IR, then yahoo will put the player on IR.
Some teams take longer to put players on IR because they want to fully evaluate them first and make sure of everything.
so now that you know, you don't need to make crazy post and losing your mind over nothing...
Stattracker will stop working right a few times during the season. It will be fixed. No need to scream about it. Its free so relax.
Yahoo is slow in posting if someone is a late scratch for a game. Especially Goalies. Find an outside site like dailyfaceoff.com to track starting Goalies. A newspaper or TV website from the city where your Goalies play will also have this info.
- 1 Reply to JHG29
dailyfaceoff and leftwinglock are both fantastic sites to give you close to accurate starting goalies...and then if you wanna be a mega super hockey nerd like me, you can make a separate twitter account that's dedicated towards all NHL teams, sports analysts, sporting websites...ect
and re position eligibility questions:
"Players may be eligible at multiple positions during the current Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Hockey season. Initial position eligibility was determined based on past participation and information supplied by the teams during the off-season.
--All position eligibility requests are reviewed, compiled and forwarded to our data provider who makes the final decision on position eligibility.
--Please understand since Yahoo! is not responsible for modifying position eligibility, we cannot speculate on future changes or comment on the decisions made regarding individual player(s).
--There are no set criteria (minimum number of games, minutes, etc. at a new position) for position eligibility. A new position will be added when our data provider determines that a player's primary position has changed.
--Players will never lose position eligibility during the current Fantasy Hockey season, which means they can be played at either their old or new positions for the remainder of the season."
- 1 Reply to strekkie2
like I said...Philly hasent officially put him on IR yet...until the training staff or doctors know everything...then they'll place him. or they could be waiting until the season starts...no one knows why some teams take longer than others...
thanks for the tips, i wanna know one thing and hopefully u can help...im the comissioner of a league and i was wondering how GWG(game-winning goal) works, when i have to put a point value for it does it add it with goals.
for example the value for a goal is 1 point. if i point the value for a GWG as .5...does that person get .5 point or 1.5 points
hope you can help man thanks
- 1 Reply to Andrea A
well GWG is who ever got the defining lead goal gets the GWG
example...if San Jose beats New Jersey 4-2...the game winning goal is awarded to whoever got the 3rd goal and broke the tie...not the last goal but the defining goal...same goes for OT...whoever scores gets the GWG...however GWG is not awarded to anyone in shootouts...even if only one player scores, because Shootout goals are not an actual regulation game goal that is counted in his goal stats.
and for points...if a player scores the GWG, then he will get the 1 point for the goal, and the .5 for the GWG... ultimately 1.5
Hope that was helpful
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