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Xiomera
08-27-2008, 01:21 PM
Welcome to Xio's 1st Annual NFLDC Fantasy Hockey League!

League Homepage:
http://games.espn.go.com/fhl/leagueoffice?leagueId=6784&seasonId=2009

Participants:
1. Xiomera
2. Jensen
3. Woot
4. DJP
5. SARF
6. Geo
7. JF4
8. HinesWardJr
9. HChu
10. SuperMcGee

This will be an Auction Style Draft (no complaints or you can be replaced). We will use Roto Scoring.

DRAFT IS Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et

JF4
08-27-2008, 01:26 PM
I would personally prefer a Sunday night draft. I'm usually occupied on all Saturday nights with other things and Sunday is usually an off day for most people.

Just throwing that out there.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 01:27 PM
Here's the deal with the auction draft:

The time and date will be adjustable. I want every single one of us in attendance so please try your hardest to help me find a suitable time for everyone. I recently did an auction draft for fantasy football with 11 other NFLDC'ers. We all showed up. It isn't impossible.

I ask that everyone suggest a day of the week and a possible time to hold the draft. Keep in mind that the draft will occur no earlier than the second week of September.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 01:29 PM
I would personally prefer a Sunday night draft. I'm usually occupied on all Saturday nights with other things and Sunday is usually an off day for most people.

Just throwing that out there.

I did a football auction draft this past Sunday at 11 pm et. Everyone was in attendance.

Sunday is a good night for a draft, IMO. Perhaps start it around 9 or 10 pm et?

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 01:34 PM
Also . . . the current categories for Roto scoring are:

For skaters: Goals, Assists, +/-, Penalty minutes, Power Play Goals, and Shots on goal

For goaltenders: Wins, Shutouts, GAA, SV%

Anyone object to these categories? Any suggestions for changes?

The only thing I am considering is to eliminate Shutouts and replace it with an offensive category to reduce the heavy emphasis on goaltending. Possible offensive stats to be added are Hits, Average Time on Ice, Shorthanded goals, or we could simply add overall Points as a category.

Thoughts?

D-Unit
08-27-2008, 01:34 PM
I don't see my name included here. 12 man league?

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 01:36 PM
I don't see my name included here. 12 man league?

Die-hard hockey fans only, D. You don't post in the NHL Thread. http://draftcountdown.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

slightlyaraiderfan
08-27-2008, 01:38 PM
I'm good with pretty much anytime, and the tentative date.

D-Unit
08-27-2008, 01:39 PM
Die-hard hockey fans only, D. You don't post in the NHL Thread. http://draftcountdown.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif
I want to get into it though. You know I know my hockey history of the 1990s. ;)

HChu
08-27-2008, 03:45 PM
I would not prefer a Sunday night draft, the current time is ideal for me. But if necessary I could do any draft date.

Chucky
08-27-2008, 03:46 PM
BOOO. Is there any space in this ? I won the last fantasy draft.

HChu
08-27-2008, 03:51 PM
I'm actually doing a mock draft right now Xio, and I start out w/ $260. Just throwing that out there so people can plan accordingly.

SuperMcGee
08-27-2008, 04:39 PM
A Saturday might not be that good for me.
I know I can't do it on the 19th, 23rd, or 29th, as for dates in late September.

As for scoring, it's probably best as is, leave in shutouts. I don't know if someone is partial to any of those offensive categories, or how official some of them are, but the goalie categories are fine.

Hines
08-27-2008, 06:10 PM
Whats the draft order even though we really dont need one?

Geo
08-27-2008, 06:30 PM
My first foray in fantasy hockey.

Hopefully I don't stink up the joint. ;)

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 07:52 PM
Sat and Sun night drafts seem to have mixed responses.

How about a Monday or Wednesday night? Or any weekday night for that matter?

JF4
08-27-2008, 08:05 PM
I'd be up for a Weekday draft. Just Friday and Saturdays dont really work for me.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 08:31 PM
If all else fails, we can hold the draft on NFLDC and make it a standard draft ordered league.

But I really don't want it to come to that. There must be a time that suits us all.

Geo
08-27-2008, 10:27 PM
I would think a Tuesday or Wednesday night, say 9 PM ET or so, should work fine.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 10:41 PM
I would think a Tuesday or Wednesday night, say 9 PM ET or so, should work fine.

Any objections to Wed, Sept. 17th at 9:15 pm et for the draft?

HChu
08-27-2008, 10:44 PM
Any objections to Wed, Sept. 17th at 9:15 pm et for the draft?

Could you maybe move it up an hour? I would prefer a draft starting in the 7-8 o'clock hours.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 10:46 PM
Could you maybe move it up an hour? I would prefer a draft starting in the 7-8 o'clock hours.

I could move it as early as 8:30. Any earlier and it conflicts with my work schedule.

If we change the draft to a Tuesday or Thursday (a possibility), I have no problem with starting a draft at 7 or 8 et. I think most people will, however, be more likely to attend if it begins later in the night.

HChu
08-27-2008, 10:52 PM
I'd love a draft in 7 o'clock hour, but an eight o'clock hour draft would work.

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 10:54 PM
Who else has opinions? There are many of you who have yet to comment . . .

Geo
08-27-2008, 10:56 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, starting sometime from 7 to 8:30, sounds great to me.

SuperMcGee
08-27-2008, 11:24 PM
As of now I can't think of any real conflicts with those days, as long as its not Tuesday the 23rd

Xiomera
08-27-2008, 11:34 PM
I am targeting the draft for sometime during the week of the 15th. That's in the midst of the preseason. Good timing I say.

djp
08-28-2008, 07:16 AM
Sounds good to me.

Xiomera
08-28-2008, 11:57 AM
Draft time tentatively changed to Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et.

Please post here ASAP if you foresee any problems with this new time/date. Otherwise, plan on attending.

Jensen
08-28-2008, 10:12 PM
That date is fine for me right now. Friday and Saturday's are only days I know I won't be able to do it.

HChu
08-28-2008, 10:15 PM
Like I said, I prefer an eight o'clock hour or ideally a 7 o'clock hour draft especially considering the fact I don't know how long an auction draft usually lasts. But nine will work for me I suppose.

Xiomera
08-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Like I said, I prefer an eight o'clock hour or ideally a 7 o'clock hour draft especially considering the fact I don't know how long an auction draft usually lasts. But nine will work for me I suppose.

If most people are OK with the day I have chosen, then there is a good chance we could move the draft up 30 or 60 minutes. I think anything before 8 would be problematic as not everyone is likely to be at home yet, but 8 pm or 8:30 pm et could work.

At this point, I am most concerned about picking the date, not the exact time.

Auction drafts usually take 2 hours.

HChu
08-28-2008, 10:20 PM
If most people are OK with the day I have chosen, then there is a good chance we could move the draft up 30 or 60 minutes. I think anything before 8 would be problematic as not everyone is likely to be at home yet, but 8 pm or 8:30 pm et could work.

At this point, I am most concerned about picking the date, not the exact time.

Auction drafts usually take 2 hours.

The date is just fine for me, my concern is just time. But if it only takes like 2 hours then 9 should be fine if necessary.

Xiomera
08-28-2008, 10:24 PM
The date is just fine for me, my concern is just time. But if it only takes like 2 hours then 9 should be fine if necessary.

The football auction I did recently lasted just over 2 hours. Anything beyond 2 hours would just be our deep sleeper picks anways. You would be able to leave if necessary knowing you had a very competitive team.

But it may be moved up to 8 or 8:30 if the date works for us all. No stated complaints yet . . . .

Hines
08-28-2008, 10:26 PM
I am about to do a fantasy hockey warm up draft now. I pick 7th. I will let you know what my team is.

Xiomera
08-28-2008, 10:28 PM
I am about to do a fantasy hockey warm up draft now. I pick 7th. I will let you know what my team is.

Hines, does the current draft time seem to work for you?

Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et.

Hines
08-28-2008, 10:29 PM
Should be fine. I dont have school that day, probably wont be doing anything. It will be 6 my time. It will be good.

Hines
08-29-2008, 12:10 AM
F Jarome Iginla, Cgy F
F Joe Thornton, SJ F
F Eric Staal, Car F
F Jonathan Cheechoo, SJ F
F Peter Mueller, Pho F
F Miroslav Satan, Pit F
F Anze Kopitar, LA F
F Daniel Briere, Phi F
F Phil Kessel, Bos F
D Dion Phaneuf, Cgy D
D Dan Boyle, SJ D
D Jay Bouwmeester, Fla D
D Jack Johnson, LA D
D Ed Jovanovski, Pho D
UTIL Dustin Brown, LA F
Bench Andrej Meszaros, Ott D
Bench Alexander Frolov, LA F
Bench Ryan Whitney*, Pit D IR
Bench Nikita Filatov, Cls F

G Cam Ward, Car G
G Andrew Raycroft, Col G
Bench Nikolai Khabibulin, Chi G


How you like my team? I just got finished with a draft.

Geo
08-29-2008, 01:20 AM
Raysoft breaks your team, I'm afraid. ;)

SuperMcGee
08-29-2008, 10:03 AM
how many teams in that draft?

I was really liking it until I got to the goalies. Yeah, Ward should start almost every game in Carolina, but he has always been overrated. Not the best there, and as good as your skaters are those 3 dudes will account for a lot of your standings, and that does not bode well for you.

Xiomera
08-29-2008, 10:45 AM
how many teams in that draft?

I was really liking it until I got to the goalies. Yeah, Ward should start almost every game in Carolina, but he has always been overrated. Not the best there, and as good as your skaters are those 3 dudes will account for a lot of your standings, and that does not bode well for you.

McGee, is Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et. a workable time to hold our draft for you? Any objections at this point?

Wootylicous
08-29-2008, 11:17 AM
Any time would be fine for me.

Xiomera
08-29-2008, 11:24 AM
I think we've heard from just about everyone.

I am not changing the draft time now unless 2 or more people say it won't work for them.

Mark your calenders gentlemen.

SuperMcGee
08-29-2008, 11:48 AM
McGee, is Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et. a workable time to hold our draft for you? Any objections at this point?

no issues at this point

djp
09-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Auction keeper leagues are stupid. It gives the younger players way too much value and people end up spending their money badly. Impact rookies/2nd year players are extremely difficult to find in fantasy hockey.

Just make it a regular league draft, then a keeper (which is what I want), or a seasonal auction.

Geo
09-03-2008, 11:50 PM
I'd rather no keepers too. Let's just stick to a standard auction.

Xiomera
09-04-2008, 05:14 PM
No keepers, standard auction it shall be!

Anyone who has a conflict with the current draft time needs to alert me ASAP. No complaints thus far, but I want to ensure 100% attendance.

SuperMcGee
09-04-2008, 06:28 PM
I didn't even know we were really considering a keeper. I didn't care for your argument against auction keeper, but either way I wasn't really intent on doing one.

Xiomera
09-04-2008, 06:33 PM
I want the focus to be on this season first and foremost. Draft the guys that are best for this year.

Keeper leagues tend to become less interesting over time. Let's start every year on a clean slate. No keepers.

Xiomera
09-04-2008, 07:58 PM
I see a couple of you have already signed up for SARF's league. Please don't bail on this league as a result. I feel like we already have 10 of the most knowledgable and reliable hockey fans of NFLDC here.

Jensen
09-04-2008, 08:10 PM
I see a couple of you have already signed up for SARF's league. Please don't bail on this league as a result. I feel like we already have 10 of the most knowledgable and reliable hockey fans of NFLDC here.

They're different drafts. sarf's league is a regular points league, it's not that hard to keep up with a points league.

Xiomera
09-04-2008, 08:14 PM
They're different drafts. sarf's league is a regular points league, it's not that hard to keep up with a points league.

He has given me that reassurance. I am signing up myself.

SARF, I might even suggest a keeper league since mine is not.

Xiomera
09-10-2008, 11:43 AM
Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm et

Be there or else! Do not forget.

Jensen
09-15-2008, 06:34 PM
****, I just remembered that I'm going out for dinner with some friends that are visiting on the 18th. I don't know if I'll be back by 9. I'll try my best to get here.

Geo
09-15-2008, 06:36 PM
Xio, you should update the draft time in the first post.

I hope I don't bomb at the Draft, I'm not going to get much research into this beforehand.

Chucky
09-15-2008, 06:39 PM
If you need someone to fill in, Im there

Hines
09-15-2008, 06:41 PM
Damn, I thought the draft was tonight.

Xiomera
09-15-2008, 07:08 PM
Damn, I thought the draft was tonight.

Sorry man, hope you can make it Thursday.

Xiomera
09-15-2008, 07:10 PM
If anyone is worried about not being able to make the draft, I am going to insist you choose a co-owner who can draft for you. ESPN allows for me to add a second owner to teams so that you both independently have access.

I want a live person drafting for all of us.

djp
09-15-2008, 11:06 PM
I MIGHT not make the draft. Flag football game at 7cst.

Hines
09-15-2008, 11:46 PM
Sorry man, hope you can make it Thursday.

No I will make it, I just thought it was tonight and I forgot about it.

Xiomera
09-16-2008, 07:31 AM
If two or more people tell me they cannot attend we may move the draft, either the time or the date.

Who would be opposed to moving the draft to 10 pm et?

I need a definitive answer from all of you on Wednesday.

Geo
09-16-2008, 09:51 AM
I should be good with Thursday 6 Pacific.

djp
09-16-2008, 09:55 AM
I just need like a half hour bump or so. The games usually take under an hour but I can't guarantee I'd be home in 60 minutes.

HChu
09-16-2008, 02:10 PM
I would be opposed to the 10 EST time, I'm already struggling with the 9 PM one as is.

slightlyaraiderfan
09-16-2008, 02:15 PM
I'm okay with anytime on thursday after 9 est.

JF4
09-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Wednesday or Thursday after 8 is fine for me.

Xiomera
09-16-2008, 04:11 PM
I just need like a half hour bump or so. The games usually take under an hour but I can't guarantee I'd be home in 60 minutes.

It's either 9 or 10. ESPN does not allow for drafts at 15 or 30 min. intervals.

Based on everyone else saying 9 works for them and HChu's objection to moving it later, I don't think I can move it.

djp
09-16-2008, 04:17 PM
I'll do my best to make it then. I shouldn't be more than 10 minutes late.

Xiomera
09-16-2008, 04:25 PM
I'll do my best to make it then. I shouldn't be more than 10 minutes late.

I'll stall by bidding $1 on some bench guys haha

I would just let the ESPN defaults do their thing. You should be fine.

Xiomera
09-17-2008, 12:09 PM
DRAFT IS TOMORROW!

Please let me know if you have any last minute doubts about being able to attend.

SuperMcGee
09-17-2008, 05:34 PM
Is there anything like a watch list on ESPN?

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 01:18 PM
Please confirm that you will be there for tonight's draft . . .

9 pm et.

Make sure you have Java installed on your computer so you can run the application. Draft order will be randomly determined by ESPN one hour before the draft.

See you there.

JF4
09-18-2008, 01:35 PM
I shall be there.

HChu
09-18-2008, 01:51 PM
I shall be present!

Geo
09-18-2008, 03:36 PM
The Draft needs to get here already. I can't wait to outbid you all on the Detroit Red Wings roster.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 04:07 PM
The Draft needs to get here already. I can't wait to outbid you all on the Detroit Red Wings roster.

You really think I'll be overpaying for Red Wings?

The Maple Leafs have all the players I want . . .

Wootylicous
09-18-2008, 04:12 PM
Yessssssss I'm gonna be there!

Geo
09-18-2008, 04:13 PM
A cruel barb from your ivory tower, Xio. LOL

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 04:13 PM
I insist that whoever gets to nominate the 1st player must select Carey Price.

Minimum bid is $100.

Geo
09-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Jimmy Howard will be mine, beware (of flamethrower).

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 04:16 PM
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7237/howardvpricesig2dj3.png

slightlyaraiderfan
09-18-2008, 04:37 PM
I'll be there tonight.

djp
09-18-2008, 04:39 PM
I'll be a little late, but if you gents could be so kind as to stall by putting out $1's, I'd be thrilled.

PS, I hope ESPN doesn't screw me (cough $45 for Lynch cough)

SuperMcGee
09-18-2008, 04:47 PM
I am here to confirm my presence for tonight. And to announce I'll be bidding half of my money on Jason Pominville in celebration

HChu
09-18-2008, 04:54 PM
I swear if anybody outbids me for Ovechkin, I'll have your nut I will!

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 05:00 PM
I swear if anybody outbids me for Ovechkin, I'll have your nut I will!

Same goes for me and Todd Bertuzzi. I just love that guy.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I guess ESPN Auctions give us $260 each.

Anyone have a guess as to what the top players will go for?

Ovechkin? Brodeur? Phaneuf?

HChu
09-18-2008, 05:04 PM
Ovechkin= $1 to HChu. :D... plz?

SuperMcGee
09-18-2008, 05:06 PM
I've never done a hockey auction, or an auction that wasn't just $100. I'm just going to take it as it goes and not let anyone get between me and Steve Downie.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 05:06 PM
This will be my first hockey auction draft too.

I've only done football auctions before.

Hines
09-18-2008, 05:16 PM
I will be there.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 05:20 PM
I have confirmation from everyone but SARF . . . hopefully this draft goes well for all of us.

Wootylicous
09-18-2008, 05:25 PM
I'll be there tonight.

He confirmed.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 06:29 PM
He confirmed.

Ah yes, he did indeed.

That makes all of us. I think I was justified in selecting all of you for this league then. Hopefully its competitive and we can make it a yearly thing.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 07:00 PM
You may now login to the draft.

Hines
09-18-2008, 07:04 PM
I might be a little late for the draft, depending on dinner. I will let you know for sure.

Xiomera
09-18-2008, 07:31 PM
Draft is starting soon . . . login boys.

djp
09-18-2008, 10:49 PM
I win! Season's over!

Hines
09-18-2008, 10:51 PM
Matt Cooke!!!!!

Jensen
09-18-2008, 11:07 PM
******* 3 hour-long draft. I like my team though.

Hines
09-18-2008, 11:08 PM
I like my starters. The only backup that will probably produce something is Whitney when he comes back from injury.

Jensen
09-18-2008, 11:08 PM
Whoever picked Zubov - he had surgery on his hip, out at least a month.

djp
09-19-2008, 12:22 AM
Whoever picked Zubov - he had surgery on his hip, out at least a month.

Yeah, I know. Knew that when I drafted him.

Geo
09-19-2008, 12:37 AM
I'm not sure how my team will fare.

I know I bid $2 on Jared Boll just because Xio nominated him for $1. :p

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 06:49 AM
Thank you to everyone for attending. That was a crazy draft.

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 06:56 AM
My Trade Block:

G Mathieu Garon
G Manny Legace
G Dan Ellis
C Henrik Sedin
RW Radim Vrbata
C Valtteri Filppula
D Dan Hamhuis

SuperMcGee
09-19-2008, 10:42 AM
I might be interested in Hammer if you think you can form something out of that.

djp
09-19-2008, 11:49 AM
My trade block...

G Niklas Backstrom
G Martin Biron
RW Brad Boyes
C Daymond Langkow
C Patrice Bergeron

Need RW and D

Wootylicous
09-19-2008, 11:49 AM
I got Harding and Pierre-Marc Bouchard for nothing.

djp
09-19-2008, 11:52 AM
I got Harding and Pierre-Marc Bouchard for nothing.

Well, Harding will be worthless unless Backstrom loses his job and Bouchard is a 1 category horse.

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 12:11 PM
I might be interested in Hammer if you think you can form something out of that.

Forgive me for not knowing who 'Hammer' is . . . is that Dan Hamhuis?

Yeah, he's available.

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 12:13 PM
Please don't adjust your team names on ESPN. I have reset them all back to their defaults. I wanna keep them as such.

Thanks

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 12:16 PM
Is anyone interested in a 2 for 1 goalie swap?

Those of you with only 2 goalies might want to acquire a third goalie. You'll want to maximize your games played from that position and you can't do that with just 2 netminders. 2 goalies won't combine to start 170 games no matter who they are.

I'm looking for a small upgrade over Kiprusoff for my #2 goalie. I'd be willing to package him with another goalie (Garon, Legace, Dan Ellis) for an upgrade . . .

Geo
09-19-2008, 12:29 PM
Please don't adjust your team names on ESPN. I have reset them all back to their defaults. I wanna keep them as such.

Thanks
I can't name my own team? Cripes, whatever.

Xiomera
09-19-2008, 12:31 PM
I can't name my own team? Cripes, whatever.

At least not till the season starts. Is it that big of a deal?

HChu
09-19-2008, 03:02 PM
My team turned out decently.

Xiomera
09-25-2008, 12:29 PM
Surely some of you wants to make a trade, even just out of shear boredom.

SuperMcGee
09-25-2008, 01:55 PM
I'll gladly take Frolov off woot's hands for the cheap price I should've gotten him in the auction.

HChu
09-25-2008, 02:02 PM
I want Mike Green.

Xiomera
10-14-2008, 12:23 PM
Anyone wanna trade?

djp
10-14-2008, 01:15 PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!

HChu
10-14-2008, 02:57 PM
Anyone wanna trade?

Your Alexander Semin, give him to me!

Xiomera
10-21-2008, 07:54 PM
I dropped from 1st to 5th in a matter of minutes today, haha.

Will someone ever start to break away from the pack?

SuperMcGee
10-21-2008, 08:47 PM
It's only been two weeks. Give it time, Miller will slowly but surely ensure all the tending categories to me.

djp
10-22-2008, 01:00 AM
Osgood needs to step his game up. Same with Bryzgalov. Never thought Backstrom would be the best fantasy goalie so far.

Xiomera
10-22-2008, 06:40 AM
Osgood needs to step his game up. Same with Bryzgalov. Never thought Backstrom would be the best fantasy goalie so far.

Heads up, Conklin is in net tonight.

SuperMcGee
10-22-2008, 01:05 PM
Osgood needs to step his game up. Same with Bryzgalov. Never thought Backstrom would be the best fantasy goalie so far.

Think Thursday brings another scoreless shootout?

Backstrom: 4-0-0, 1.72 GAA, .942 sv%
Miller: 4-0-0, 1.45 GAA, .943 sv%

That said, Ryan Miller only gets a shutout about once every 30 starts, and a scoreless meeting of Mikko and Vanek is just not possible.

djp
10-22-2008, 01:58 PM
Think Thursday brings another scoreless shootout?

Backstrom: 4-0-0, 1.72 GAA, .942 sv%
Miller: 4-0-0, 1.45 GAA, .943 sv%

That said, Ryan Miller only gets a shutout about once every 30 starts, and a scoreless meeting of Mikko and Vanek is just not possible.

Very true. We should get Zidlicky and Bouchard back tomorrow so that will help the offense.

Koivu : 2 assists, +2
Backstrom : 96 save shutout and Vanek has uncontrollable diarhea before the game and can't play, therefore no goals are attained by Buffalo.

SuperMcGee
10-22-2008, 02:14 PM
pssh, like we could get 96 shots without Vanek. Roy would feel an even greater (inexplicable) need to do it all himself and we'd never get past the blueline.
I feel a Danny Paille firestorm coming on. You've been warned.
And no wishing harm on Vanek, ever. In Gopher country, nonetheless.

djp
10-22-2008, 02:40 PM
If it goes to a shootout, Vanek better do that cool around the world thing he did on Hasek in his shootout attempt.

If he does that, I promise I'll get Bouchard to do the spinorama on Miller.

SuperMcGee
10-22-2008, 02:47 PM
If it goes to a shootout, Vanek better do that cool around the world thing he did on Hasek in his shootout attempt.

If he does that, I promise I'll get Bouchard to do the spinorama on Miller.

Vanek just did that last night.

How I'd foresee the shootout:

Kotalik: backhand goal, of course
Koivu: Goal, of course, any way he wants it
Stafford: goal, guy just doesn't miss in these
Bouchard: spinorama, sent wide!
Vanek: around the world, miss
Burns: goal on the "Datsyuk move", or whatever you'll call it
--9 straight saves for both Miller and Backstrom --
Henrik Tallinder: unexpected goal!
Derek Boogaard: shot over the net

We rule!

Xiomera
10-22-2008, 09:18 PM
Wooo . . . 7 point bump today.

Thanks Marty Brodeur for the SO. Too bad Conklin gave one up. I almost had two . . .

Geo
10-26-2008, 09:32 AM
I had a good day yesterday: 7 G, 7 A, +/- 0, 18 PIM, 2 PPG, and 36 SOG. If only I had started Toskala too, I would have had two wins instead of one from Ward.

And yet I'm stil in 7th place.

Xiomera
10-30-2008, 09:43 PM
I'm loving the live scoring ESPN provides.

It's very, very close at the top of the standings.

Xiomera
11-01-2008, 09:21 PM
Anyone wanna trade?

I'll trade anyone except Datsyuk, Brodeur, Kiprusoff and Iginla.

HChu
11-01-2008, 10:23 PM
Anyone wanna trade?

I'll trade anyone except Datsyuk, Brodeur, Kiprusoff and Iginla.

Give me your Alexander Semin!

Xiomera
11-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Give me your Alexander Semin!

At this point it would take quite a bit. Make me an offer.

Xiomera
11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
Anyone want Dan Ellis?

Xiomera
11-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Huge Jump In Points For Me Yesterday!

Wooo!

djp
11-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Huge Jump In Points For Me Yesterday!

Wooo!

Well, the points you got you barely passed somebody, so I wouldn't be surprised if you had a dip in points tomorrow.

Xiomera
11-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Well, the points you got you barely passed somebody, so I wouldn't be surprised if you had a dip in points tomorrow.

Yeah, I expect that, haha.

But still, it's harder to gain points when you're near the top of most categories to begin with. It was a big day.

Xiomera
11-03-2008, 07:13 PM
WTF!? I added Derick Brassard this morning since he's been hot lately and he's a healthy scratch tonight . . . Well, he's cut.

Jensen
11-03-2008, 07:32 PM
WTF!? I added Derick Brassard this morning since he's been hot lately and he's a healthy scratch tonight . . . Well, he's cut.

He's not a healthy scratch. He was originally supposed to play tonight, but got sick this afternoon and was forced to be a scratch.

djp
11-03-2008, 07:34 PM
I should add him, I'm higher in the waiver priority than Xio.. ha ha ha :)

Xiomera
11-03-2008, 07:34 PM
He's not a healthy scratch. He was originally supposed to play tonight, but got sick this afternoon and was forced to be a scratch.

Good to know now that I dropped his ass for Guerin.

Oh well, ESPN said he was healthy.

djp
11-03-2008, 07:35 PM
Rivet is back and Zubov is due back at the end of this week. Should help my team immensely. I'm not getting much scoring at all from my D right now (although Rivet is in there more for +/- and PIM than points)

Xiomera
11-04-2008, 12:08 PM
DAMN IT!

Brodeur out 3-4 months after elbow surgery.

I need a goalie folks . . . who wants to deal?

Jensen
11-06-2008, 11:05 PM
I'm having a horrible day. 2 assists combined of all the 12 players I have in my lineup today. Good thing Auld had another great start and Nabby is not doing too bad right now.

SuperMcGee
11-07-2008, 12:59 AM
Wow, Tobias Enstrom actually did something. Hooray for someone on my defense outside of pickup Ehrhoff actually doing something.

Luongo + Miller = 6 shutouts, neither of them has let in a goal in their last 4 combined starts.

djp
11-07-2008, 01:00 AM
Yes, you have a nice set of goalies. I'm glad Bryzgalov is starting to come around.

Bieksa once again contributing. Guy needs to stay healthy.

Pretty good all-around night from my team. Would have loved if PHX put up a couple tallies on Luongo and gotten me another W, but whatever.

Xiomera
11-08-2008, 09:01 PM
I'm disappointed with the total lack of trades in this league. I picked the best of the best hockey fans for this league. I had hoped for a little more action.

Oh well . . .

Xiomera
11-08-2008, 09:02 PM
And for the record, here is my trade block:

C Saku Koivu
C Henrik Sedin
RW Ales Kotalik
RW Devin Setoguchi
RW Bill Guerin
D Brent Seabrook
G Ty Conklin

I'm looking for a solid goaltender. And a left winger.

SuperMcGee
11-09-2008, 12:11 AM
I'm disappointed with the total lack of trades in this league. I picked the best of the best hockey fans for this league. I had hoped for a little more action.

Oh well . . .

I don't know, moves just aren't for me. I'm currently in first in all three of my money fantasy leagues (two football, one hockey) and I easily have the least moves out of anyone in all of them. I just know to bid big on the homer pick that's going to lead the league in goals and to get the goalie with 5 shutouts already.

Much like you in sarf's league, I also don't get to check this league enough. Every other one of my fantasy leagues is on yahoo.

Xiomera
11-09-2008, 12:22 AM
I just hope no one quits on this league already.

Xiomera
11-11-2008, 06:41 PM
I'm desperate for improved goaltending.

I'm willing to trade Datsyuk to get a goalie. Any takers?

HChu
11-11-2008, 06:49 PM
I'm looking to make some deals, pretty much anyone could be had for the right price.

Xiomera
11-15-2008, 09:25 PM
Just once I'd like to have a successful start from one of my netminders.

Xiomera
11-16-2008, 06:10 PM
Anyone interested in trading for Brian Rafalski?

He's my initial bargaining chip to get a better goalie or LW.

HChu
11-16-2008, 06:36 PM
JF4, I'm seriously considering your offer. I don't know if I'm ready to pull the trigger yet. If anyone has any offers for Giggy/Liles make them soon.

JF4
11-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Sounds good. Keep me updated if you get any other offers.

Xiomera
11-16-2008, 07:13 PM
How's this? HChu deals me Giggy, and I trade him to you for Mule and Homer? haha

Xiomera
11-16-2008, 07:51 PM
Damn it! Another loss for my goaltenders. Legace loses in a Shootout.

I'm beginning to think I will never win again.

SuperMcGee
11-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Dropping Brenden Morrow for Jason Chimera was definitely not something I thought I'd be doing this season.

Xiomera
11-26-2008, 10:01 PM
Damn. My team sucks today. I guess that's what happens when the Wings lose.

Thank you Bill Guerin for your -4 effort.

djp
11-27-2008, 12:27 AM
I'm looking to shake up my team. Need PIMs and goals. Everyone's available except Mikko (unless I get Burns, Iginla, Crosby, Boogaard, and Malkin in return :))

Xiomera
11-27-2008, 07:38 AM
I'm looking to shake up my team. Need PIMs and goals. Everyone's available except Mikko (unless I get Burns, Iginla, Crosby, Boogaard, and Malkin in return :))

I don't have Boogaard, but I will get him and trade him for Mikko. I wanna have both Koivu's to avoid confusion.

Jensen
12-02-2008, 09:50 PM
There's something wrong with the stats for my team. None of the numbers match up.

djp
12-03-2008, 05:47 PM
What do you mean?

Jensen
12-03-2008, 06:06 PM
What do you mean?

It's fixed now. Before it was saying that I had 10 GP when I only had 5, and had 9 points when I only had 4. Then somehow I had 3 goalie starts.

djp
12-03-2008, 06:35 PM
It's fixed now. Before it was saying that I had 10 GP when I only had 5, and had 9 points when I only had 4. Then somehow I had 3 goalie starts.

Weird. Any chance it glitches and you trade me Crosby, Brown, and Nabokov for nothing? :D

Xiomera
12-03-2008, 07:36 PM
My team is plummeting. I haven't scored a goal in what seems like a month.

djp
12-03-2008, 07:56 PM
My team is plummeting. I haven't scored a goal in what seems like a month.

Semin's injury hurt.

Xiomera
12-04-2008, 07:55 PM
I quit this league. My team blows. http://draftcountdown.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

Jensen
12-12-2008, 12:12 AM
I better go up a lot after tonight's games. 6 G, 6 A, 26 PIM, 4 PPG, and both of my goalies had shutouts with 72 saves combined.

Xiomera
12-12-2008, 09:35 AM
I expect my free fall in the standings to continue. Look out SARF, you're status in last place is soon in jeopardy.

HChu
01-03-2009, 01:02 AM
Anyone interested in making a deal?

SuperMcGee
01-03-2009, 02:09 AM
Somebody fix Luongo's groin or give me a goalie that's not on the Islanders.

Xiomera
01-03-2009, 10:04 AM
Somebody fix Luongo's groin or give me a goalie that's not on the Islanders.

Only if I can get Marty's elbow fixed too . . .

Xiomera
01-03-2009, 10:04 AM
Anyone interested in making a deal?

I'll trade anyone but Datsyuk. Send me offers.

HChu
01-03-2009, 11:47 AM
I'll trade anyone but Datsyuk. Send me offers.

You know who I desire from your team.

McGee: Take a look at my goaltenders and make an offer

Xiomera
03-03-2009, 10:05 PM
QUICK! Someone add Tomas Kopecky. He's a man on fire!

Geo
04-13-2009, 11:55 AM
http://www.frozenpond.com/images/67leafs_blog.jpg

I now stand next to Sawchuk.


I was mocked at the Draft for not signing a superstar, sitting out the first 27 picks in the Draft (http://games.espn.go.com/fhl/tools/draftrecap?leagueId=6784). And yet I finished with a commanding lead. :p

Good season, fellas.

HChu
04-13-2009, 04:20 PM
Damn max games jewed me out of points.