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2012 Fantasy Hockey Corner


With the NHL Postseason upon us once more, we once again see a proliferation of Fantasy Hockey games for us to compete in! Usually these are simpler than their season-long brethren, so that makes it easy for anyone to just jump in.

I wanted to aggregate all the fantasy hockey games out there that we OTFers can and will be participating in, as well as pay tribute to the winners of the official OTF Yahoo! league winners. Hit the jump for all the deets.

ESPN PLAYOFF HOCKEY CHALLENGE

This league was set up by cbrooksy and Gentlemen. There are currently around 63 of us participating there, and it's easy to join and get your team entered and set up (ESPN account required). The original FanPost can be found here.

The basics of this game are explained in this excerpt from the game home page:

You select a roster of six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders under a salary cap of $100 million and attempt to outscore your opponents. Points are points; you get one for a goal and one for an assist. Goaltenders accumulate two points for a win and one bonus point for a shutout.

This one looks to be a lot of fun for the entire duration of the playoffs, so get out there and build your team! Besides, with a league motto of "Where our hands go up...and they stay there!!!", how can you go wrong?!

Group Name: On The Forecheck
Password: preds

NHL.COM STANLEY CUP BRACKET CHALLENGE

The Official On The Forecheck League can be found here on the pages of NHL.com. This contest basically mirrors what we did here last playoff season. You make your picks a round at a time, picking the winner and in how many games. You accrue points for each correct winner and getting the number of games right, and the point totals increase after each round.

If you search, the full name is "Official On The Forecheck League".

OTF YAHOO! LEAGUES

This year we had two full fourteen-team leagues in Yahoo's free fantasy hockey game.

In league 1, the championship went to Lebanon Cup Checkers who rode Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to the title on the strength of his 3 wins and nice stats, beating out Caps Fan #8 5-4 in the final game.

League 2, PredHead beat out the Quakertown Quakers 5 to 3. Having Brian Elliott and Jimmy Howard deliver a 0.48 GAA and .981 save percentage will do that.

Congratulations to these winners of fame (but not fortune), and I hope we can do this again next season!

FULL BRACKET PLAYOFF CHALLENGE

This one is being managed here at On The Forecheck by Incipient_Senescence. The FanPost for that one can be found here. Think of it as a March Madness pool: you're picking all the winners for each series from the very start! Definitely unique, so jump in there and get your picks logged down in the comments.

This FanPost was written by an OTF reader, and does not represent the views of the editorial staff. Got something you'd like to share? <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/admin/entries/new?community_id=208&entry_type=FanPost" target="new">Post your own</a>!

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