Fantasy Hockey: Multi-Position Eligible Players

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When drafting, it may be useful to draft some multi-position players to make your lineups more malleable to ensure that every position is filled come game day. I’ve used this strategy for years to a moderate degree of success. Regardless of your strategy, I feel that having a few of these players on your team is a very powerful asset!

Note: For this article, I only used Yahoo’s position eligibilities and checked for the top 600 O-Ranked players. Also, I included the stats for Yahoo’s default leagues, but I also added Faceoff-Wins (FOW), Penalty-In-Minutes (PIM), Hits (HitF), and Blocks (BkS), since a lot of leagues use those stats. Yahoo also tends to update position eligibilities in the January of each season, so these position eligibilities are not permanent! I plan on doing an article update then though, so keep tuning in!

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Detroit Red Wings Arena: Construction Update #1

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With the construction of the new Detroit Red Wings Arena in full swing, and the accompanying 50 blocks of construction, I can truly say downtown Detroit will never look the same. The days for the “Joe” are numbered, and while I’m left to wonder who I will call my neighbours once the Red Wings and Joe Louis Arena are gone, it sure has been interesting seeing all the new construction and the daily progress on the new arena district. Living only a short 5 minute People Mover (Aerial Train) ride away from the new arena district, I figured why not do a construction blog following the progress of the new home for the Detroit Red Wings since it’s not every day a new NHL arena gets built.

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Hockey Blade Attributes: What You Need to Know

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A perfect hockey blade represents the difference between sinking a shot top shelf and ringing it off the iron. Much like the cut of a skate and the firmness of a pair of gloves, individual taste determines what blades do or do not make for a great match. Professional NHL players may spend hours practicing with different stick blades in order to get the exact fit for their skill sets, with as little as a quarter of an inch making a huge difference. While most stores won’t let you test drive different sticks, you can plan what blade will work best for your shot with a little bit of research.

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Tips for Recreational Hockey League Managers

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So you want to start a recreational hockey team, eh? You have the time, you have the money, and you have enough friends interested to start a hockey team. But what really goes into managing a recreational league hockey team? I’ll go over some tips and tricks that I have learned over my past few seasons of recreational hockey league play.

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September 2015 Update: BenchApp – The Ultimate Team Manager

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September 2015 Update

A few weeks ago, I finished my first full hockey season using BenchApp to completely manage my beer league hockey team and feel that it is necessary to give a few thoughts on the App after getting some real world experience. My full review can still be found by scrolling past this update or clicking here.

When January 1st rolled around this year, the only thing I could think of is my beer league hockey team that would be playing this summer. I recently just reviewed BenchApp and was really excited by the potential of the app in alleviating the effort that went into managing my team. We would only be retaining about half of the same players from the previous season, so I had a little bit of work ahead of me for finding new players for my team. Sure enough, I had plenty of people excited right off the bat that wanted to join my team, so I input their account details into BenchApp and added the deposit money that each player owed to me by March 1st.

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