Finally, the time has arrived to begin recruiting players for our Fantasy Leagues. This year is going to be different. Aside from the four leagues being offered, we're going to run every-other-week posts recapping the previous two weeks action. Do well and Nate writes a glowing review of your genius roster moves. Do poorly and Nate will remind everyone why you're a fan and not a GM. The winner of each league will receive some signed stuff from the Jen-cave, including this lovely NHL Awards Media Advisory signed by one, Bobby Ryan. (Did you hear that? It was Robby squealing.)
Before the Commish take the podium, please take a look at our sister SBN site, Fantasy Hockey Scouts, for all your draft needs. Not knowing my fantasy record, the guys over there asked me to comment on the outlook for the Ducks, fantasy and otherwise, for the upcoming season. You can take a look at my interview here. FHS also offers an extremely comprehensive draft guide that I've seen a preview of. I will NOT be sharing my copy with all of you because it would void my competitive advantage. If you'd like to take a look for yourself, go here. Best of luck, to everyone. May the best woman win :)
Greetings once again my fellow fantasy fanatics!
It is with great excitement that I am pleased to announce the start of this season's official Anaheim Calling Fantasy Hockey League! I have created four separate leagues for everyone to join. Each league was molded to reflect the feedback you generously provided me. There is room for 12 players in each league. We'll be holding the live drafts throughout Sunday, September 25th. Each draft will be exactly an hour and fifteen minutes apart to facilitate those of you that wish to join more than one league.
If you aren't available to be present at the draft, don't fret. Yahoo! has compiled a list of players of whom they think you should draft. The great thing about this is that you can edit their order to suit your preferences (i.e. Getzlaf 1st overall, or what have you). Although to avoid any bad picks, I would advise you to be present at the draft. That, and it's much more fun to have playful banter with everyone in the league!
After the jump are the four leagues, their descriptions, and the login info needed to get yourself added to the league. Click on the title of the league you want to join and it will take you to the Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey homepage. On the left-hand side of the page, there is a box that says "Accept Invite". Type in the ID number and password provided, and click "Join Your League". If your ID and password are accepted, you will be taken through the process of officially registering yourself for the league. Should a particular league fill up quickly, we can create additional leagues to meet demand. Any questions, email Jen at AnaheimCalling [at] gmail [dot] com.
ID#: 29263 Password:Teemu
Live Draft: 9/25 @ 4:45 p.m.
Finally, a keeper league for all those that requested it. For now it's a default league, so if you would like to make changes with the roster size or scoring type, I can oblige the majority. I've yet to arrange the rules and regulations for keeping and drafting keepers. For those of you that choose to join the league, send me feedback ASAP (either in the comments, on the Yahoo! message boards, or drop Jen an email) so we can implement changes before the season gets going.
ID# is 29294 Password: Stache
Live Draft: 9/25 @ 6:00 p.m.
Normal head-to-head league for those of you who prefer a less competitive atmosphere. For those of you playing fantasy hockey for the first time, this is a great way to learn what you're doing.
ID# 29300 Password: RPG
Live Draft: 9/25 7:15 p.m.
Rotisserie league is also set to a default to accommodate all beginners and for the rest of you mellow folk out there. Another great way to learn what fantasy hockey is all about.
The ID# is 29285 and the Password is Jonas
Live Draft: 9/25 @ 8:45 p.m.
This Head-to-Head league is modified for expansion in both the roster size and scoring model. I'm especially excited about this league because it is tailored for those who enjoy a more competitive atmosphere. The roster is expanded to 27 slots (including Utility and Forward) so draft smart...Jen.
I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you to help me make improvements on these leagues so we can all have a fun-filled fantasy season!