By Peter Harling
As the 2011-12 season approaches and fantasy poolies prepare their lists for the draft seeking that edge. It is important to identify players that will have a break out season or find the sleeper picks. Equally important is to be prepared to know which players are likely to produce fewer points than the previous season.
Many poolies go into a draft armed only with last seasons scoring leaders. Unfortunately I donít know of any pools that count the previous
No matter what type of fantasy pool you are in. No matter if you are preparing for the initial draft, and expansion draft, supplemental draft or mid season trades and roster adds/drops, these three key concepts will help guide you towards fantasy pool supremacy among your peers.
Watching a lot of hockey is your best means of identifying talent. Sure it is much less time consuming to buy a new stand magazine like McKeens or the Forecaster (the two best by
Winning a hockey pool is all about identifying value, not forecasting and making predictions. It is important to do your home work, review players histories and injuries, and make a well prepared pick list for your draft that draws a variety of opinions. Being properly able to identify value of a player. True fantasy value is how to win a hockey pool.
First of all it is important to understand the difference between real value vs. perceived value. A lot of players have artificially
In 2004 the NHL missed an entire season due to a labor dispute. In 2005 the NHL came back better than ever, in what is still refereed to as the "New NHL". With new rules making the game faster and more offensively focused to win back fans. Since the return of the NHL in 2005 fantasy hockey has exploded! Internet websites and blogs have propelled fantasy hockey into the main stream. Office pools are common place, and more and more keeper pools are starting to exist. With the emergence
Updated 06-23-2011 at 12:36 by Coach Pharling
The NHL entry draft is a very popular day for fantasy hockey. Draft day realizes young players dreams. It brings hope to the teams that have top picks and most of all it brings blockbuster deals.
There is always a cheer from the live audience when commissioner Garry Bettman steps to the podium and says, "I have a trade to announce". TSN coverage breaks from the panel and everyone watching at home leans forward and pays complete attention hoping that their team just added