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Why is it that some GMs always seem to walk out of the draft with a team that maybe doesn’t blow you away with big names but always performs pretty well?  If you’re in a multi-category league, they’re either really lucky or they’re rigorously tracking their team as it unfolds in the draft to make sure they contribute to the categories they want.  Meanwhile, you’re looking at your roster and wondering what was I thinking?


Never screw up a draft again. Draft like a star with the Draft Guru as your secret weapon.

 

You’ll make the right picks early, get the best late-round steals, and best value out of every pick.  With the help of the Draft Guru, it’s easy to pick the most valuable players in every round of your draft to end up with a strong, well-balanced team.

 

So how does it work?  Here’s a glimpse of the Draft Guru in action:

 

Create A New Draft Guru


First you need to configure your league setup and generate a set of rankings.  From there, enter the names of the teams.  If you want to input a series of keepers, check the box accordingly.

 

 

From there, just enter the picks as they go, and dominate your competition at the draft table. After every pick, you’ll get real-time advice on how to improve your team with your next pick.

 

Look below to see a sneak peak of the edge the Draft Guru gives:

 

A Summary of your team And your drafting priorities


 

A list of the Top Available Players OVERALL

 


 

A Look at the best AVAILABLE players by position

 

 

The best player available by each scoring category

 


 

Access to the Draft Guru is included with every Hockey Pool Geek subscription.

 

Never have a bad draft again.  Register for a free account to get a free 24-hour preview or subscribe now and use the Draft Guru to stay a step ahead of your competition. Start winning.


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HPG said:

fantasyhockeygeek
... @ Hurtball - it's a fair question. It's important to keep in mind that the HPG tools aren't just for the draft, but resources you can use to get an edge through your whole season. The Draft Guru gives you an edge at the draft table, and can be used in conjunction with the Team Evalution Tool to give you insight on how to improve your team as the season unfolds. The Trade Analyzer helps make sure you stay on the right side of your trades. The annual subscription works out to less than two bucks a month over the course of a season, which we think is more than reasonable to get a serious edge in your league.

But please don't take our word for it -- give the free trial a whirl to see for yourself.

All the best

HPG
August 19, 2011 | url
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Jamie Nay said:

behindthegeek
... Kevin - the lists are indeed weighted by position. Taking PPP as an example, it wouldn't be particularly useful just to give you a list ranked by most PPP to least PPP. Instead, the lists are ranked by individual HPG stat value, which isn't currently displayed (we are thinking about adding the individual HPG stat value to the display in addition to the overall HPG value, which is already displayed).

This individual HPG stat value takes into account position, the number of taken players in the league, etc., just like the overall rankings. Because Mike Richards is a C, his 31 PPP aren't nearly as impressive as, say, Visnovsky's 30 PPP, since there are presumably more centres with lots of PPP than there are defenseman. Essentially we're telling you which player presents the best relative value for each category.

I hope that answers your question. If you still have questions, email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I'd be happy to help.
August 18, 2011 | url
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Kevin Manson said:

kierangunn
Why is M. Richards at 12th on your PPP list above If we click on best available by stat, should it not give us the top projected player for that stat. In the PPP example above Richard is at 12th w 31 proj points should he not be first on that list? If it is weighted by position then D-men are going to rule a few categories G, SOG, and PPP especially when the draft thins the ranks.
August 18, 2011
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Jamie Nay said:

behindthegeek
... Claudio - the short answer is no, we don't take age into account as a contributing factor to player value.

We don't do this because we base our tools on the statistics/projections that you choose to use (or import yourself). So, for example, if you use Dobber's projections, he already takes age, upside, etc. into account when making his draft list. We're providing tools that turns that draft list into something meaningful for your league's parameters. We can't start introducing our own age modifiers (for example) into our calculations, since effective age is a subjective matter.

Basically, we provide you with what we think is solid advice based on your league's parameters and the statistics you use as the basis for your rankings. But it's up to you to take that advice and combine it with factors that are important to you (age, the availability of certain players, injury risk, etc.).

I hope that answers your question. You can always email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have more questions.
August 18, 2011 | url
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Jamie Nay said:

behindthegeek
... Just to follow up on what I told Jeremy, there's now a "Draft Guru" option in the "View League Details" dropdown toolbar that appears for an individual league.
August 18, 2011 | url
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Claudio said:

sakic19
... Thanks Jamie.

But besides salary does it take into account age then? Iginla to Tavares example once more.
August 18, 2011
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Jamie Nay said:

behindthegeek
... Hi Claudio - salary cap support is on our list, but unfortunately won't be done before the start of the season. We're getting quite a few requests for salary support, so we will bring it in, but it's pretty complex and will take us a little while.
August 18, 2011 | url
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Jamie Nay said:

behindthegeek
... Hi Jer - the draft guru is being added to the league toolbar today, but you can already access it by visiting the homepage for any one of your leagues.
August 18, 2011 | url
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Jeremy Wark said:

jer_33
Guru I can't find the Draft Guru in the Tools menu, is it available soon?

Jer
August 18, 2011
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Claudio said:

sakic19
Salaries This seems awesome and I will likely purchase it very soon.

I was just wondering if there was a way to integrate salaries.

Example I am in a brand new 14 team keeper with salaries. Now in round 3 for example would it tell me to draft a guy like Jarome Iginla who's expensive or a John Tavares who is almost as good at a much cheaper price?

My pool is $300.00 a team, plus 10$ for each trade you make so a $20.00 tool could be very useful.
August 18, 2011
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Chinny said:

Chinny
Awesome! I developed a tool very similar to this for myself in excel that i have used for the last few years while drafting and it greatly improved my draft results. I used to be very poor at drafting but made up for it with trades and know i have been able to start off on a better foot and not get behind the 8 ball. Having a tool like this available online would be a huge asset to anyone involved in a draft, it basically comes down to trusting your projections and following along. I for one am very excited to see this tool available and will enjoy it over my messy and very crowded excel sheet!
I guess what i am trying to say is that you won't believe the improvements you will see in your draft results until you use this tool!
August 18, 2011
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Jeff Angus said:

angus
... The site/tools aren't going to guarantee you win, but they will help immensely. I don't really play hockey pools strictly for the money (is it really worth it considering the time you spend on it) - it is more of a pleasure/bragging rights type of thing.

Also, the subscription fee isn't all that much if you are in more than one money league.
August 18, 2011
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Hurtball said:

cheese8000
Fee Looks like very cool feature, but ...

Anyone here use HPG last year and can vouch for it's worth? $20 is steep IMHO. My pool entry is only $30 ... $10 for guide then another $20 for website tools ... unless I'm guaranteed first or second place I really can't justify the expenses for what my pool is worth.

That said, I'm still going to try the 24hr trial ... maybe it is worth it?
August 18, 2011
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