|Beer Goggles in Fantasy Hockey???||Tweet|
|Written by Dobber|
|Thursday, 25 January 2007 14:16|
Who among us has not experienced beer goggles at some point in their life? Do not worry; it happens to even the best of us. Wikipedia defines beer goggles as “a slang term for a phenomenon in which consumption of alcohol lowers sexual inhibitions to the point that very little or no discretion is used when approaching or choosing sexual partners.” The definition continues to state a later feeling of regret. Do not be fooled beer goggles can and do exist in fantasy hockey while no consumption of alcohol is even required!
It is true; the term beer goggles can be applied to fantasy hockey. It is the idea of believing that something is better or more attractive than it really is. This can refer to your overall team as well as an individual player or maybe even a trade. It is easy to look in hindsight and see your mistakes and regret not taking action. The second half of the NHL season is upon us and it is a good time to readjust. One thing you need to remember is that no matter what place your team is in, there is always room for improvement and creating new strategies. Injuries happen, guys get cold, other guys get hot; it is forever changing and you need to stay on top of it. Even the best fantasy teams can pull off trades to make their team stronger. Follow the guideline below to ensure you do not make more mistakes
Common Fantasy Hockey Beer Goggle Misconceptions:
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Vancouver is starting to turn things around with the help of goaltending. Roberto Luongo is tied for the lead in that span with 10 wins and a 2.22 GAA. In that same span Blues goalie Manny Legace had seven wins with a 1.81 GAA. Colorado’s goalie, Peter Budaj also had seven wins with a 2.30 GAA. That is bad news for you Jose Theodore owners.
While Shane Doan does not have great overall numbers, lately he is playing well with eight goals and 5 assists in their last 10 games, and the Phoenix Coyotes are 8-1-1.
While they both have talent, Nashville’s Paul Kariya and Jason Arnott have started to really click and play well together. In the last month Kariya had eight goals and 13 assists. Arnott had seven goals and six assists. Keep an eye on these two if they stay healthy and play on the same line.
Joe Sakic is not alone carrying the Avalanche on his back. Andrew Brunette is an often overlooked player that has done well lately. With six goals and nine assists Brunette is under the radar. Wojtek Wolski has scored eight goals in that same span. Is he starting to bloom?