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  • Diary of a Fantasy Hockey Rookie: The Draft and First Month


    Oh fantasy hockey. It’s been such an interesting experience so far. The standings may say I’m currently 3rd worst team in the Hockey Wilderness fantasy league, but we’ll just glaze over that for now.

    Make the jump to see what I learned in my first month of fantasy hockey, my therapeutic player drop and how my team would dominate a best hair category...

    Team Building

    As I began my foray into the world of fantasy sports, the first step was the draft. Unfortunately I had a meeting at the same time. Cue auto draft.

    As I personalized the player rankings for my attempt at a strategy, I honestly had no clue how my roster was going to turn out. I thought about how I wanted to deal with my first round pick, specific players I wanted to exclude from being drafted and players I thought might have rebound or break out seasons. Then I went to my meeting, leaving my fantasy hockey future in the hands of auto draft.

    When I returned, I logged in and opened my newly chosen roster and realized a few things:

    2. A majority of my players were from the Eastern Conference.

    Gold Stars

    Defensemen – Markov returned from injury and will hopefully return to past form soon, particularly on the power play (a category that my team could use some help in.)

    Bumps and Bruises

    Forwards – I would like Savard to be un-concussed sometime very soon.

    Pick up of the Week


    18 out of 20, but I think my team is poised for a break out.

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