Yahoo! Dates Updated
Yahoo has updated their critical fantasy hockey dates.
Live drafts can still be done until February 25th... no rush on creating leagues.
This article explains how Yahoo! Sports will handle Fantasy Hockey leagues with the current NHL lockout.
Yahoo! Sports is closely monitoring the NHL lockout. For now, however, we will continue with allowing managers to create, join and draft leagues.
The NHL has set a January 11, 2013, deadline for a new collective bargaining agreement to be approved, and there has been movement in its talks with the players union.
If the lockout ends, the season would be 48 games and commence on January 19. If you would like to ensure your league does not draft until the lockout is over, you can change your league's draft type to offline and switch back to a live draft once the lockout ends.
Updated draft and registration schedule:
We are extending registration to March 1, 2013.
Live drafts (and mocks) will end on February 25, 2013.
The trade deadline will default to March 21, 2013. Public leagues that have already drafted are set for a deadline of March 7.
Should the NHL lockout end:
We will adjust the game depending on what happens with the lockout and how much the NHL's regular-season schedule is affected.
We will ramp up the number of draft slots in the days before the scheduled season start.
Adjust leagues that use the max games played setting, based on the amount of games that are available.
If you purchased a Pro League team but have yet to draft, your entry fee will remain a credit until after live drafts end for the Fantasy Hockey season (currently scheduled for Feb 25, 2013). Refunds will then be issued around 2 weeks after that date.
If the lockout is resolved, we will add Pro League draft slots so that players can get teams ready quickly in anticipation of the season. If the lockout cancels the season, we will begin processing refunds immediately.
Note: I'll probably delay the league I was trying to push to draft.
I'll PM anybody that joined already.
Excellent news and good on Yahoo for being on top of this before anything is finalized......if anything ever is.
12 team H2H Keeper
12 Team H2H