Originally Posted by perfecthockey
Great Advice guys.
One thing I want to add is to make sure you take advice and recommendations and deiced if they are right for your league. If you see something about a sleeper C who will get 50p - 60p upside this year and your league has 6 teams with only 2 C then that sleeper is probably is not worth looking at.
Calculate which stats and which positions are harder to come by, and which ones have the biggest differences. If you are in a roto/H2H league Goalies are really important because the few goalies you have will make up a lot of the scoring categories...unless your league is shallow and then you will be able to pick a over achieving goalie on the wire. Site's like hockeypoolgeek.com will help with this.
Exactly, knowing how much players are worth in your specific setup is crucial - no point in having high-end talent on the bench.
Of course, you are also at the mercy of the other GM's in the league's knowledge as well. For example, I made an offer to a GM in one of my leagues about 6 months ago that included as a part of it me offering Carter Ashton. The GM had never heard of him - "Who the hell is Carter Ashton?!" - even though he was a first-round pick the previous summer. Needless to say, no deal got done and he fired back some pretty rude messages because I had offered him a player he had never heard of (though anyone who follows hockey enough to be in a pool should know 1st rounders, you'd think). The guy was seriously upset and left the league soon after (I like to think I helped with that).
Finding a league with GM's of a certain hockey IQ is also very important - your knowledge and research of players means nothing if the GM's are like the one I described.
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