A little behind on this in 2012. I guess the CBA stuff is sucking some of the 'rush rush hurry hurry' out of it.
One rule change this year:
Expert Tier and Pro Tier will have Hits instead of PIM
The Entry Tier will have Hits as well - but will keep PIM. This is to introduce the newer players to the concept, and if they move onto the Pro Tier next year they will do away with PIM.
Eventually, PIM will go bye-bye, and I want to lead the way in the transition from PIM to Hits.
This year's Expert League invitees are:
Ryan Ma (defending champ, and writer of Maasquito Bites)
Jeff Angus (Angus Unleashed)
Michael Amato (The Wild West)
Russ Miller (Back this year with Eastern Edge)
Steve Laidlaw (Cage Match)
Russ Bitely (Prospect Bits)
Glen Hoos (Commissioner's Corner)
Gates Imbeau (Market Buzz)
Anthony Lancione (Saturday's Picks)
Peter Hadley ("Lord of the Rinks" has won Entry and Pro Tiers)
Jake Schenkman ("smack" has won the Pro Tier)
Steven Strawson ("mabus" has won the Pro Tier)
Chris Wassel (Lining Up)
Eric Daoust (Capped)
Mac Vincent (Frozen Pool Forensics)
Pro Tier - Details to come
Entry Tier - If you want to join:
1. And you bought a fantasy guide
2. And you were not in this last year
3. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "Enter me in the pool!" and in the body put your first and last name, and email address. No need for anything else. Draw is September 17 (just like the Hip's Fiddler's Green)
To be announced. If you can't make them, you can't make them. We have reserve lists of people who want in the league. Sorry, it's hard to accommodate 60 people. Take your chances, do what you can, but if it can't be done it can't be done - sorry!
14 Team Keeper, points only, best 12 skaters 2 dman 2 G count. Playoffs count.
F - Crosby, C.Smith, Wheeler, Parenteau, Hudler, Clowe, Grabovski, Atkinson, Frolik, S. Kostitsyn, Marchand, Peverley, Tavares, Read, Brouwer, Bickell, Gionta, Setoguchi
G - Anderson, Hiller, Markstrom, Brodeur
D - Letang, Del Zotto, I. White, Kronwall, Brodin, Nikitin