The highly anticipated PDF has finally arrived – welcome to Volume 3.0! What better way to kick it off by including work from 28 well respected members of the DobberHockey community for a combined tally of 38-plus articles and 97 pages. This is by far the biggest collaboration to be featured in the Top 100 Roto PDF Exclusive. Bottom line, if there is to be a lockout, might as well go out in style.
1) Changes to the Top 100 Roto...
As noted in the updated roto legend and Top 100 disclaimer, the goal of this list is to push poolies to realize the current trade value (TV) and potential roto value (PRV) of the Top Roto Keepers in leagues that feature your standard six categories (goals, assists, power play points, plus/minus, shots on goal, penalty minutes) as well as the extended categories of hits and blocked shots. To accomplish that goal, the following changes have been made to the Top 100:
Removed: colored tiers under roto focus, current roto score and potential roto score tabs (CRS / PRS).
Added: numbered system under roto focus, trade value and potential roto value grading tabs (TV / PRV).
Updated: legend and disclaimer / additional information.
The Top 100 is no longer bound be the color coding that caused some trouble in the past. The new system will feature a numerical scale. This should help poolies spot their team's strengths and adjust weaknesses accordingly.
Also, the Roto Score system has been replaced with a grading system that will categorize TV and PRV. The Trade Value (TV) grade reflects what the player’s perceived worth could be currently at the trade table. This can help determine overrated vs. underrated players. The Potential Roto Value (PRV) highlights a two year peak performance. The higher the player is ranked on the roto list, the more likely they are to reach their PRV. If used correctly, this could enhance your return on investment.
Following the list, there are two new Top 25 rankings. This month features the top combo players in regard to goals and shots on goal while the other highlights the best combo players for hits and shot blocks. In addition, these rankings are followed by several player profiles which highlight the highs and lows of the monthly roto list.
2) DobberHockey Community presents…
As mentioned, this edition features 28 writers. Contributions come from past and present DobberHockey writers, well-respected DobberHockey forum members, DobberHockey’s Black Aces program and the forum’s NHL Team Coverage crew.
In terms of content, the PDF will include a recap for all 30 NHL teams. These reports come in different shapes and sizes. It is refreshing to see so many different perspectives and personalities. Some of them are serious; others are lighthearted and at least one of them is just plain wacky. In addition to the team reports, there will be eight featured articles that tackle different subjects as the lockout, building a winning team, mastering leagues with hits / blocked shots and more.
Finally, the PDF includes other goodies, but you’ll need to tune in to find out. If there was any Roto PDF to check out, this is it. Witness the strength of the DobberHockey Network and feedback is appreciated. The file uploaded is size friendly and made for onscreen viewing. If you would like a high quality printable version of this document, do not hesitate to ask.