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Does anyone else feel that yahoo has not improved there Fantasy Hockey product enough?
Ive just checked ou the ESPN site and I find it way better than yahoo and its also for free.
- It allows a keeper league format
- It has way more scoring categories
- You can assign the number of veto votes required
- You can award trophies
Ive been with yahoo a long time and I hate to lose all my history, but I just find it much better. Yahoo has not made any sugnificant improvements to its format for hockey over the years so now its time for a change.
In custom leagues on yahoo you can have a keeper league format, assign as many categories as you want, number of veto votes.
you win trophies too in all formats on Yahoo.
don't understand your complaint
- 1 Reply to The Truth
Right, but the scoring categories in Yahoo aren't as good as the ones in ESPN. For example, ESPN now offers Hits and Blocked shots and TOI or ATOI...does Yahoo offer these? Does Yahoo offer any category that favors Defensemen over forwards? I'm not necessarily saying that ESPN is better than Yahoo, just saying it is possible and that in some ways, it might be.
- 1 Reply to Ian S
I am setting up a league now, here are some points of interest:
Not only set starting positions, but max allowed on roster (no team overloading a category, like goalies)
6 IRs allowed (may seem excessive, but I have been in a league were that was needed once).
29 bench spots - if that's something you like.
Forward/Defense/Utility/Goalie limits - stops add/drops which you can do by having a low transactions allowed, so not really necessary IMO.
THE BEST THING -- SCORING
You can make each category worth so many points, that add up in the head-to-head match-ups. Something I asked Yahoo to do for the past 3 seasons.
Although no Save % on ESPN.
They do have: Shifts, Hat Tricks, Hits, Blocked Shots and D-men points.
I have to say thanks to Yahoo's delay they opened my eyes to ESPN, and I'll see what Yahoo offers before my final decision, but I think this is the last year of Yahoo for me.
You can only play East or West conference players - which would help my coworkers with limited hockey knowledge.
Waiver period is max 4 days. I wish it was 2 week option - to help promote trading. That is reason I closed a league last year, it got ugly after stupid drop and weak trade back.
You can set divisions.
All in all, ESPN is really looking like fun. I would suggest at least checking it out.
I have been looking there too. I was in ESPN a few years ago and like the approach. Just didn't want to drop 50 bucks to sign up. Certainly worth considering. But I really like Yahoo's customer service. They respond very quickly. Was not a strength of ESPN.
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