Alright, you goons. Who's ready for some fantasy hockey? The kids are headed back to school, and the first stirrings of fall are showing here in Colorado. Time for an old dude's fancy to turn to... FANTASY HOCKEY!
For those who played in the irregulars league last year
, your teams are still there, and ready for your attention. The league office is at http://games.espn.go.com/fhl/leagueoffice?leagueId=8404
. We will have keepers from last year, currently I've set the number of keepers to 7.
There are two changes for this season, one I'm making unilaterally, and one I'm suggesting strongly:
The unilateral decision is: Injured Reserve slots. You'll have two IR slots so you can move IR-eligible players there and fill starter positions opened by IR'ed players. See the league rules for details.
The other change I'm suggesting (and in fact, have set up provisionally) is to change the forward positions from simply choosing from nine starting forwards, to requiring two centers, two each left and right wingers, and three "any available forward" slots. I think this might add some additional fun for managers. This change isn't cast in stone, so if existing owners really really hate the idea, let's discuss it.
So, everybody who played last year, get back in there, I've sent the invitations. We have one MIA owner (Bavarian BrewCrew), so I'll need at least one new owner, or for the original owner to claim it.
The first regular-season game is October 6, so we're still about six weeks out. I've currently set the draft for October 1, but there's plenty of time to change the draft date.