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Welcome to OTF Fantasy Hockey!

Well it is that time of year. We are getting close to the end of the summer sports dry spell and Preds training camp is only weeks away so its time to start getting excited! So what is a Preds fan to do?!?


Play Fantasy Hockey of course!... its the happy medium between the tedium of fantasy baseball and the randomness of fantasy football. As our community of Preds and hockey fanatics has grown, it is time to take it to the next level and start competing as a group!


That being said...

Welcome to the Official OTF Fantasy Hockey League!


LEAGUE DETAILS

The league is set up using Yahoo and has the following main attributes:

  • 14 team maximum
  • Head to head weekly matchups
  • Live auction draft Wednesday Sept 27 @ 8 pm central time
  • 3 week, 8 team playoff
If you have never done an auction draft before, here is the quick version of how it works:
  1. Each team is allotted a preset amount of salary
  2. Each team takes a turn 'nominating' a player
  3. Every team is able to bid on that player until someone wins
  4. Rounds of nominated players continue until all rosters are filled
  5. If a team runs out of salary, they will no longer be able to bid above the minimum ($1)
Auction drafts take longer but allow for every team to have a chance at the best players. Want to go big and spend to get McDavid and Ovechkin? Go for it. Want to try and go for balance across the roster? You can do that too.

Please do take a look at the setup for the league and leave a comment if there are changes you would like. I am always open to adjusting the league and scoring setup while we still have some time before draft day.

THE RULES

First and foremost, have fun!

Trash talk is always encouraged but please follow our community guidelines and treat each other with respect.

Please only sign up if you are willing to play the full season, it just make it more fun for everyone when all teams are engaged.

READY TO PLAY?

Think you'd like to take the chance a match up with your fellow OTF-ers? Simply follow the link below, get signed up and create your team.

OTF Fantasy Hockey

If you have any trouble getting signed in, let me know in a comment or on Twitter and we'll get it worked out.

If we get 14 teams set and more are interested I am happy to set up a 2nd league.

As we get into the season, I will try to write some fan posts recapping draft analysis, league results, major trades, etc. This works the best if it is interactive among us all and maybe we can create some rooting interest in the OTF community as well!

IF THE DRAFT TIME DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU PLEASE COMMENT OR LET ME KNOW. I CAN STILL CHANGE THE DATE AND TIME. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO ACCOMMODATE BUT PLEASE TRY TO BE FLEXIBLE.


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? Post your own!