It's time for my yearly post on the forums and unfortunately for everyone, I'm going to be insufferable because no one was able to beat me in either of the two fantasy hockey leagues run through this site last year. Yep, to quote the horrible horrible John Cena - "The Champ is HERE!" Yearly renewals went out earlier today so some of you have already received the invite to one of the two leagues. And apparently I beat the resident Canadian @BigNiceJohn so badly last year that he has lost all interest in hockey and never wants to do fantasy again. That or maybe it's because his team hasn't won a Cup since '67 and they resorted to hiring a blogger to help them with statistics. I'm obviously going to say it was me.
We will once again do the Depth League where I among other will troll your favorite team and draft everyone down to the 3rd and 4th liners just so you can't have them. But really, for those not in the know, this is where we draft 4 full lines, 6 D, 2 goalies, and we'll even throw in some bench spots for your hoarders out there. This year I've changed the IR spots to IR+ spots so that someone who gets put on Day-to-day with a broken leg only to be put retroactively on the IR 2 weeks later doesn't screw you over horribly. This is the original league. The fun league. The league that will make you cry if you lose to someone in Texas...league. I know we'll have at least one open spot due to BNJ, but if you're interested let me know. Draft will be on September 21st at 8:15pm Central time.
I'm also bringing back the auction draft head-to-head league. This was pretty enjoyable, but I can't stress this enough: IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE DRAFT TIME, DO NOT BOTHER SIGNING UP. I'm serious. You're going to get screwed on your team. I know, I've seen me do this to people. Basically what happens in this draft is each drafter nominates a player for everyone to bid on and then everyone has a chance at that player as long as they have enough cash to pay for him. You think Roberto Luongo should be the first player to be picked in the entire draft? Go for it! You think that you can have people spent a lot of money on other players so you can grab Sidney Crosby on the cheap? Go for that too. We have 2 spots at each forward position with an extra utility position for whatever you want, 4 defensemen, and 2 goalies. Same IR+ designation. Draft for this league will be just before the other league so we can knock everything out at once. September 21st at 6pm Central time. Last time to say this, if you can't make this draft time do NOT tell me you are interested. It will be extremely difficult to win given the team you're going to end up with.
If you were in either league last year invites have been sent so login, otherwise let me know your interest below. I'll give about 10 days before I start trying to contact people to see if they are in or not and then dish those spots out to others.