View Full Version : BFZ Fantasy Hockey 101- how to play

Don Cherry
11-05-2002, 04:49 PM

Apparently it's obvious that a bunch of ya are a bit clueless on how this works

So, I'll try my best to explain the fundamentals and also impart some strategy to help the struggling teams.

The worst thing that can happen is that the novelty wears off and we have 10 abandoned franchises come christmas. Also, feel free to ask Uncle Don for any free advice on who to play,what to do, or any other help.

So lace 'em up, tape 'em up, and get the icepacks in the freezer.

11-05-2002, 04:58 PM
League is not too difficult to understand :rolleyes:

Earthquake Enyart
11-05-2002, 05:09 PM
Uncle Don,

I have 3 stud goalies in league 1 and none of the pansies will swap with me. What am I to do?

Don Cherry
11-05-2002, 05:12 PM
First things first, no matter if you are in a rotisserie style league (BFZ Hockey #1) or a head to head league (BFZ#2), you need to set your line ups.

You can change the line up every day, for as far out in the future as you want. Last week I know some Zoners traveled to the Pats game and I know they set their line up for a week in advance.

* Hint * Don't leave players on the bench if they are playing a game tonight. If Mario Lemieux isn't going to play for 5 days, put him on he bench and put in Vaclav Varada in if he's got a game tonight. Tomorrow, send Varada back to the pine. Maximize your chances.

Don Cherry
11-05-2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Earthquake Enyart
Uncle Don,

I have 3 stud goalies in league 1 and none of the pansies will swap with me. What am I to do?

Have you made an offer?

Leclair for Belfour is not an offer.

Belfour a stud? BWawawawahahaha!

But seriously, find a team in last place struggling for goaltending. A team with few goaltending wins. (Mean Snakes, maybe?)

3 starting goalies isn't the worst thing, either. The last time I looked, you were middle of the pack when it comes to Goaltending points.

If you do dump a Goalie, scoring is not what you should be looking for. You're weak in Faceoffs won and Penalty minutes.
You should be targeting a center that wins a lot of faceoffs and gets a lot of dumb penalties. If you moved up to just "middle of the pack" in those categories, you would be kicking butt in this league.

As odd as it sounds, you should be going after a Lindros or a Keith or Wayne Primeau....over 100 faceoffs won and over 20 minutes in penalties.

Don Cherry
11-05-2002, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by 4thAndLong
League is not too difficult to understand :rolleyes:

Then shut yer Pie Hole and let those who want/ need the help get it...:spank:

11-05-2002, 08:48 PM

11-05-2002, 09:49 PM
The trade of the year so far just took place yesterday upon approval.

Don Cherry
11-05-2002, 10:15 PM
* Don Cherry Helpful Hint*

Drop Sabre Ally a line if both sides are satesfied- the trade can get approved and moved through quicker

Sabre Ally
11-05-2002, 11:48 PM
Ya, it's approved......... *sigh*

11-05-2002, 11:49 PM
I didn't know I had to change my lineup every day. My players suck anyway I don't know how I got so screwed in the draft. This is a lot of work. Couldn't find any real helpful information on yahoo either.

11-06-2002, 12:40 AM
I like hockey :D

Sabre Ally
11-06-2002, 12:43 AM
You won't like it so much next week, when my team kicks your butt. :D

clumping platelets
11-06-2002, 07:56 AM
I don't like the waiver process. If you add a player at noon, that player should be available that night

Don Cherry
11-06-2002, 08:38 AM
I hate it to.

I really don't like the 3 day waiver process for picking up a guy who was just dropped.

But then again, not everyone is a computer geek on line every day, so it does give the bottom feeders a shot at someone.
Gotta plana few days ahead.

Waiver wire has been busy this week! Past 2 day's moves...
11:09 pm EST Iginla, Jarome (RW-Cgy)
trade Blame Canada Rochester Wildcats
Nov 5, 11:09 pm EST Brodeur, Martin (G-NJ)
trade Rochester Wildcats Blame Canada

Nov 5, 4:37 pm EST Leclerc, Mike (LW-Anh) add Free Agents Puckheads
Nov 5, 4:37 pm EST Holmstrom, TomasDTD (LW-Det) drop Puckheads Waivers

Nov 5, 2:26 pm EST Johansson, Andreas (LW-Nsh) add Free Agents Zamboni King
Nov 5, 2:26 pm EST Green, Travis (C-Tor) drop Zamboni King Waivers

Nov 5, 2:01 pm EST Aebischer, David (G-Col) add Free Agents Dozerdogs
Nov 5, 2:01 pm EST Thomas, TimNA (G-Bos) drop Dozerdogs Waivers

Nov 5, 1:36 am EST Hnilicka, Milan (G-Atl) add Free Agents Typ0's Slashers
Nov 5, 1:36 am EST Burke, SeanIR (G-Pho) drop Typ0's Slashers Waivers

Nov 4, 7:53 am EST Schastlivy, Petr (LW-Ott) add Free Agents Rochester Wildcats
Nov 4, 7:53 am EST Williams, Justin (RW-Phi) drop Rochester Wildcats Waivers

Nov 4, 4:31 am EST Tugnutt, Ron (G-Dal) add Waivers Cable Guys
Nov 4, 4:31 am EST Audette, Donald (RW-Mon) drop Cable Guys Waivers

Earthquake Enyart
11-06-2002, 08:58 AM
All you guys are doing is switching garbage cans. :snicker:

11-07-2002, 02:06 AM
I picked up Valerie Bure. What a steal.

11-07-2002, 07:47 AM
Originally posted by Earthquake Enyart
Uncle Don,

I have 3 stud goalies in league 1 and none of the pansies will swap with me. What am I to do?

I have a trade offer for you. Go look at it.