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Yahoo announced last week would be different due to the small number of days with games, since there were less than 5 days with games they announced ahead of time that they would be waiving the goalie minimum. You weren't cheated, you just didn't pay attention.
What's even worse is that it has locked all of the players from those two teams, as if they are currently in-game, so I can't put them on the bench. #$%$?
In the Minnesota vs. Colorado game on December 5, 2015, Devan Dubnyk plays the majority of the game ~31 minutes of the 60 minutes of playing time. He then gets injured, and Darcy Kuemper comes into the game and plays ~29 minutes of the game, and gets credit for the win? Who deserves the win and shutout, since the score was 2-0 Minnesota when Dubnyk left the game? I think Dubnyk (and my fantasy team) gets shafted for not getting the fair credit for the win/shutout.... I need to know the rules here.
Reading what the Rangers have said regarding Stepan, they are treating him as a DTD case, meaning their roster is already full and they are awaiting another injured player who may return sooner before Stepan is placed on IR.
The answers in this thread are completely wrong. The NHL does have a policy for a shutout when two goalies have played. First, the winning goalie is the goalie who was on the ice when the game winning goal was scored. Since Colorado did not score any goals, the first goal scored by Minnesota was the game winning goal. That goal was scored 33 minutes into the game. Since Dubnyk left with an injury 30 minutes into the game, he was not on the ice for the game winning goal. Thus, Kuemper gets the win (in real life and, by extension, fantasy life).
The shutout is a separate matter. A shutout is awarded to an individual goalie if he plays the entire game by himself. If two goalies for the same team have combined efforts to produce a shutout (as was the case with Dubnyk/Kuemper), then the team is awarded a shutout, but neither goalie gets an individual shutout. It doesn't matter how much time either goalie played. If a second goalie on a team plays for even 1 second of a scoreless game, neither goalie will be awarded a shutout.
In this particular case, Dubnyk should not get a shutout nor a win. Kuemper should get a win, but not a shutout. And this is exactly how the NHL scored it if you look at their boxscores from that night.
I see a Note at the top of our page that says:
"We apologize, but we are unable to offer two-week championships for fantasy hockey this season and have converted your league to a one-week championship. Please review your settings to be sure the championship week is correctly scheduled. You may edit the playoffs schedule via the Commish Tools."
But then when I go in to edit the playoff schedule, it still has 2-week champs as an option.
Someone from Yahoo needs to clarify what the correct situation is.
exact same thing here. first of all, why wouldn't they explain WHY they cant offer 2-week championships. And then i did the exact same thing- went to edit playoff schedule and changed it back to 2-week option.
Not sure I follow that logic, when looking at the full season. In this chart, "days" means the number of days within the matchup that games are actually played.
Week 1 - 5 days, 31 games (Combined with Week 2 to make Matchup 1, now 12 days, 79 games)
Week 2 - 7 days, 48 games (Combined with Week 1 to make Matchup 1, now 12 days, 79 games)
Week 3 - 7 days, 41 games (Matchup 2)
Week 4 - 7 days, 48 games (Matchup 3)
Week 5 - 7 days, 46 games (Matchup 4)
Week 6 - 7 days, 46 games (Matchup 5)
Week 7 - 7 days, 47 games (Matchup 6)
Week 8 - 7 days, 62 games (Matchup 7)
Week 9 - 7 days, 50 games (Matchup 8)
Week 10 - 7 days, 43 games (Matchup 9)
Week 11 - 7 days, 51 games (Matchup 10)
Week 12 - 4 days, 36 games (Matchup 11)
Week 13 - 7 days, 48 games (Matchup 12)
Week 14 - 7 days, 47 games (Matchup 13)
Week 15 - 7 days, 47 games (Matchup 14)
Week 16 - 7 days, 48 games (Matchup 15)
Week 17 - 7 days, 19 games (Combined with Week 18 to make Matchup 16, now 14 days, 65 games)
Week 18 - 7 days, 46 games (Combined with Week 17 to make Matchup 16, now 14 days, 65 games)
Week 19 - 7 days, 50 games
Week 20 - 7 days, 49 games
Week 21 - 7 days, 48 games
Week 22 - 7 days, 49 games
Week 23 - 7 days, 47 games
Week 24 - 7 days, 52 games
Week 25 - 7 days, 47 games
Week 26 - 7 days, 51 games
Week 27 - 7 days, 48 games
So there are 14 weeks during the season that we used, as regular matchups, that had the same or less games played in them than the supposed "too few games" for Week 27 (which would be Week 25 by Yahoo because of other combined weeks).
Even better, wanting to combine them would give:
Weeks 26/27 (Matchups 24/25) - 13 days, 99 games
And that is deemed "too few" but Week 1 was fine?
Weeks 1/2 (Matchup 1) - 12 days, 79 games
There's no logic to any of this that results in Week 25 being "too few."
Not attacking you TJ, just saying, this makes no sense whatsoever.
Just to add, there used to be the 2 week option until the 2010 season but removed because of the Olympics and the condensed schedule. It was asked repeatedly why it didn't return for the 2011 season and got the usual 'we'll consider new features blah blah' without answering the question. It should have never been removed as a standard - it should always be an option and allow commissioners to choose which schedule they want to use.
Cancelled games sure hurt in Head to Head leagues. Clearly this game will not be played this week ...tough on Fantasy owners of Washington and Anaheim players
Seriously Yahoo?? YTF can't we switch out players from this game?! The night's games haven't started yet and I've got owners throwing a fit in my league that I can't help them!
Because.....and I've pointed this out several times....a player is NOT placed on IR until a team has filled his roster spot and is IN UNIFORM for the next game. Palat was hurt Monday, TB had a game Tues, prolly too soon to fill his spot...they have a game tonight, he will likely be placed on IR prior to the game TONIGHT.
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