Fantasy Draft Day: Sort of like the NHL’s…but not…

13 Sep

The start of the inaugural season of WUYS Fantasy Hockey league is right around the corner, so you know what that means….

DRAFT DAY!

As much as we would LOVE to hold our very own Combine (Running! Jumping! Flexing!) and rent out an arena in which to hold said draft, we just can’t.  WUYS doesn’t actually make any money (yet).

So to help you create your ultimate fantasy hockey team, I put together a listing of my top 75 players fantasy players, based a number of statistical categories.

While I was tempted to take into consideration the statistics of  foxiness, awesome hockey hair, and hug-ability when compiling these rankings, I decided just to go with the good old-fashioned stats.

Pants wanted me to add a category for squatting ability and derpness…but I had to veto that.

I am the Commish, after all.  I have the power.

Before drafting your players keep in mind that our league is a “Head to Head – Points” league.  This means that teams are matched up weekly and each manager tries to accumulate the most points from each statistical category.  In our league, points will be earned as follows:

Forwards/Defencemen Stats

  • Goals (G) = 3 pts
  • Assists (A) = 2 pts
  • Plus/Minus (+/-) = 1 pt
  • Penalty Minutes (PIM) = 0.5 pt
  • Powerplay Points (PPP) = 1 pt
  • Shots on Goal (SOG) = 0.4 pt

Goaltending Stats

  • Wins (W) = 4 pts
  • Goals Against (GA) = -1 pt

Each team will consist of 2 centers, 2 right wings, 2 left wings, 4 defencemen, 2 goalies, and 4 bench players (from any position).

For those of you who are new to fantasy hockey, you can use the list below to help you decided which players you want to draft.  But you don’t have to.  You can pick whom ever you want.  Full list of all players available for the draft can be found at http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/hockey/1325/draftanalysis

The teams are set.

Bieksa’s Got Back.  Gator Goldfish.  Joey the Jr. Reporter.  Shut Your Five Hole.  Don’t Toews Me!.   I Laich It Hot.   El Coop.   I Like ‘Em Skinner.   Easy Being Greener.   Dave’s a KILLER!.

10 teams will enter…but only one will get Toews.

WUYS Fantasy Rankings

  1. Steven Stamkos, C
  2. Alex Ovechkin, LW
  3. Daniel Sedin, LW
  4. Henrik Sedin, C
  5. Corey Perry, RW
  6. Henrik Lundqvist, G
  7. Martin St. Louis, RW
  8. Roberto Luongo, G
  9. Nicklas Backstrom, C
  10. Bobby Ryan, LW
  11. Pavel Datsyuk, LW
  12. Anze Kopitar, C
  13. Sidney Crosby, C
  14. Evgeni Malkin, C
  15. Jarome Iginla, RW
  16. Pekka Rinne, G
  17. Jonathan Toews, C
  18. Tomas Vokoun, G
  19. Brad Richards, C
  20. Patrick Kane, RW
  21. Tim Thomas, G
  22. Ryan Miller, G
  23. Ilya Bryzgalov, G
  24. Shea Weber, D
  25. Mike Green, D
  26. Zdeno Chara, D
  27. Zach Parise, LW
  28. Henrik Zetterberg, LW
  29. Antti Niemi, G
  30. Ryan Kesler, C
  31. Iyla Kovalchuk, LW, RW
  32. Jeff Carter, C, RW
  33. Eric Staal, C
  34. Ryan Getzlaf, C
  35. Carey Price, G
  36. Drew Doughty, D
  37. Patrick Marleau, LW
  38. Rick Nash, LW, RW
  39. Marc-Andre Fleury, G
  40. Dustin Byfuglien, D
  41. Alexander Semin, RW
  42. Corey Crawford, G
  43. Joe Thornton, C
  44. Keith Yandle, D
  45. Lubomir Visnovsky, D
  46. Jonathan Quick, G
  47. Mike Richards, C
  48. Nicklas Lindstrom, D
  49. Dan Boyle, D
  50. Jimmy Howard, G
  51. Claude Giroux, RW
  52. Thomas Vanek, LW
  53. Patrick Sharp, C
  54. John Tavares, C
  55. Mikka Kuprusoff, G
  56. Duncan Keith, D
  57. Danny Briere, C, RW
  58. Dany Heatley, RW
  59. Matt Duchene, C
  60. Kris Letang, D
  61. David Krejci, C
  62. Milan Lucic, LW
  63. Jeff Skinner, C
  64. Christian Ehrhoff
  65. David Backes, RW
  66. Loui Eriksson, RW
  67. Martin Havlat, RW
  68. Marian Gaborik, RW
  69. Vincent Lacavalier, C
  70. Brent Burns, D
  71. Ryane Clowe, LW
  72. Joe Pavelski, C
  73. Cam Ward, G
  74. Johan Franzen, RW
  75. Marian Hossa, RW
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6 Responses to “Fantasy Draft Day: Sort of like the NHL’s…but not…”

  1. Lisa September 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I am pretty excited!!! Thanks for putting the league together! I will be ranking players by best tweets!!! =)

  2. Lindsay September 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    My rankings are by hotness. And skill. So no Ovechkin, Kopitar or Sedins. Some (my husband) say it’s foolish. I say hotness will reign supreme.

  3. Cassy September 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    WHERE IS THE PROFESSOR?! Will throw down…

    Can’t play. Too easily confused by hockey terms and distracted by hotness. And I’m chicken. Plus my money’s on Pants (Sorry Chuck!)

    • Chuck September 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      What? No faith in Chuck? That hurts. *right there*

      While I LOVE me some Professor, he’s not the sort of player that puts up stellar Fantasy points. He does all the little things that make him an amazing two-way hockey player….just not when it comes to fantasy hockey.

      Now if the rankings were for “People I’d want to have on my team if I were to suddenly become a NHL GM”, Patrice would be right up there at the top!

  4. Brittany September 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Those are some remarkable team names. I wish you could include your personal stats, but I understand leaving them out. They are pretty subjective. HOCKEY IS SO CLOSE!

  5. Pants September 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    This ranking list cracks me up. I think my blogging effects the universe because that’s the only way Mike Green is #25. (Opposite of 52 because there are no coincidences. And there is no spoon.)

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