(or How Everything You Think You Know About Playoff Hockey Will Sink Your Fantasy Team)
By Matthew Perry
The NHL is one of the passionate and emotional times in all of sports. On the ice heart wins out over statistics every single time. However, there is a difference in fantasy hockey. In the world of fantasy hockey, yes even in playoff pools, statistics rule over gut-feelings.
Now a gut feeling is always, without a doubt, the best way to make settle tie-breaker between two available players with similar stats. Most veteran playoff poolies will tell you they already know this, but the question is do they really? Emotions are sneaky and they work their way into the back of your mind without even the most hardened skeptic knowing it. Here are a few examples.