Back for the 2010-2011 season by popular demand*!
The pool works in the same way as last year's: you pick two centres, four wingers, three defensemen and one goalie from the lists on the website. (The lists highlight injured and suspended players to help you avoid players who aren't playing that week!) Each player on the list has a value of 1 - 10 based on past and predicted performance. The challenge is to put together a team that will score the most fantasy points while not exceeding the value "cap" of 50. You get one point for every goal and assist scored by your forwards and defensemen, one point for every win by your goalie, and two points for a shut-out by your goalie.
You can change your picks every week if you want, or keep the same team if you can't be bothered or if you miss the pick submission deadline for that week (unless they change the point values assigned to the players based on mid-season performance and you end up over the cap - you have to re-pick if that happens).
Sign up here, enter your picks, and then please email me at vwxynot [at] gmail [dot] com to get the name and password of the group I've set up. All regular readers, commenters and lurkers alike, are very welcome to play, but I would like to make sure that I know who everyone is and no random people sneak in!
The first pick deadline is Thursday October 7th
The prize is a $20 Amazon gift certificate! (more if any other players want to chip in!)
I originally hesitated about running a pool this year, as the weekly update posts became a bit of a chore last time. But ScientistMother has kindly offered to share the load! Yay, ScientistMother! You rock! So we'll each do one update every four weeks, alternating so the updates come every two weeks. If we're going to have weekly updates, like last time, we'll need two or more other people to take part on a rotating basis... hint hint...
*ScientistMother and Chall. They're popular around here!