Fantasy Hockey Journal
FANTASY HOCKEY JOURNAL POOL
Enter the FHJ 2022-2023 hockey pool. Deadline is Oct. 7.
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NHL STATS * INJURY LIST * SCOREBOARD * STARTING GOALIES * LINE COMBOS * FIND A PLAYER * TEAM WEBSITES
HOCKEY POOL BASICS
1. KNOW THE RULES.
Drafting based on points is relatively easy but most fantasy hockey leagues have many other categories: plus-minus, penalty minutes, shorthanded goals, etc. Do your homework and find out what players would help you in the categories besides points.
2. MAKE SURE THEY ARE HEALTHY AND SIGNED.
Check preseason injury lists, rosters and game recaps to make sure the players you pick are not seriously injured or are contract holdouts.
3. DON'T PUT TOO MUCH STOCK INTO LAST YEAR'S PLAYOFFS.
Almost every year a lesser-known player emerges as an offensive star in the playoffs. They often don't repeat that performance the next regular season.
4. AVOID ROOKIES.
Michael Bunting led NHL rookies with 63 points and was 71st in scoring last season. That means 70 veterans outscored him. It's better to pick a reliable veteran over an unproven rookie.
Several NHL'ers will be late starting their 2022-23 season due to injuries. Here is a list.
Value picks are lesser-priced players in daily fantasy hockey who offer good potential point production. Selecting value picks offers the daily fantasy
hockey player a savings in salary, allowing for the selection of star or superstar players. Here is how to find them.
How NHL rookie-of-the-year winners perform in their second season. Four of the last five rookie-of-the-year winners increased their PPG(points-per-game) in their second seasons.
Tips for selecting your goalie in daily fantasy hockey. The goalie is the most expensive and often the highest scoring position in daily fantasy hockey.
After acting as commissioner in many Fantasy Hockey Journal leagues at Yahoo it is clear to me that it "takes all kinds to make a fantasy hockey league". What kinds of players are in your leagues?
Want to hear a hockey song? There's lots to choose from here. Artists include Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, The Tragically Hip, Stompin' Tom Connors, Warren Zevon and more.
Of course, Slap Shot is on the list. Plus there's a large selection of other hockey movies (with capsule summaries) for your viewing consideration.