Had a draft today for a single season points league. The scoring system is unlike anything I've used before:
Goals (G) 5
Assists (A) 4
Powerplay Points (PPP) additional 1
Shorthanded Points (SHP)additional 3
Game-Winning Goals (GWG)additional 2
Wins (W) 5
Losses (L) -3
Goals Against (GA) -1
Saves (SV) 0.2 (per save)
Shutouts (SHO) 8
The other interesting thing about this league is no GP limits, so the idea is to roll players on and off your bench as much as possible, with no consequences. I'm not sure I like that idea but I'm willing to roll with it for a year.
11 teams drafted to fill C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, F, F, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN.
I had 4th pick, snake draft. How the hell Crosby fell to 4th round, I'll never know. I leaned on FHS's Yahoo "Make These Changes" article (http://www.fantasyhockeyscouts.com/2011/9/23/2439058/yahoo-fantasy-hockey-rankings-make-these-changes) to grab Selanne, Edler, Benn, Pacioretty and Fleischmann later than they should have gone.
So here's my team:
|1.||(4)||Steven Stamkos(TB - C)|
|2.||(19)||Zach Parise(NJ - LW)|
|3.||(26)||Carey Price(Mon - G)|
|4.||(41)||Sidney Crosby(Pit - C)|
|5.||(48)||Kris Letang(Pit - D)|
|6.||(63)||Cam Ward(Car - G)|
|7.||(70)||Loui Eriksson(Dal - LW,RW)|
|8.||(85)||Teemu Selanne(Anh - RW)|
|9.||(92)||Mark Streit(NYI - D)|
|10.||(107)||Jaromir Jagr(Phi - RW)|
|11.||(114)||Alexander Edler(Van - D)|
|12.||(129)||Patrik Berglund(StL - C)|
|13.||(136)||Tomas Kaberle(Car - D)|
|14.||(151)||Jamie Benn(Dal - LW)|
|15.||(158)||Milan Hejduk(Col - RW)|
|16.||(173)||Tomas Fleischmann(Fla - LW)|
|17.||(180)||Tuukka Rask(Bos - G)|
|18.||(195)||Tim Connolly(Tor - C)|
|19.||(202)||Marek Zidlicky(Min - D)|
|20.||(217)||Max Pacioretty(Mon - LW)|
All in all, I'm ok with my team, although the dynamic of unlimited GP is something I'm still wrapping my head around. The guy that runs the league left one of his 4 D spots empty so he can have five bench spots, all Fwds, ready to roll them into his lineup a much as possible. Interesting strategy - with that in mind, I'm thinking I should at least drop my 5th D-man in favor of a Fwd who I can use as much as possible. Guys like Voracek, Little, Okposo, Ryder, Jones, Frolik are all available on the wire. I'm thinking I should drop Zidlicky for one of those forwards.
Curious as to your opinions, on that question and my team in general.