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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby tinyheed » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:41 pm

Glasgow goons in
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby corinthian » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Corinthian "Red Army" will be in the Minstrel Hockey League. :thup:
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby m0fownz0r » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:17 pm

nice, apparently we got the gang back together
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby getzlaf15 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:58 pm

Is that a full house? Good to see if it is.

When can we trade draft picks? I have my keepers fairly set but think i have a few upgrades for others if they are in need of some (Check out my trade block (if people could set there trade blocks that would be good)). I'm always open to offers.

Would it be better to talk within the league page? Not everyone checks these boards daily so could be more communication that way?
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:53 pm

We are still waiting to hear from two teams; Concussion Junction and Hamster Dome Nuckleheads.

Draft pick trading is now allowed. Remember that the first ten rounds are set for our keepers
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:04 pm

Keeper deadline is closing in. Remember it must be 1 goalie, 3 defensemen and 6 forwards.

We are also trying to invite two new owners to the league. We had a problem with the invitations but that is now solved
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby nino33 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 pm

Manimal wrote:Keeper deadline is closing in. Remember it must be 1 goalie, 3 defensemen and 6 forwards.
Looking at my team I'm not yet sure who my final choices will be :-k


At Forward Jack Eichel and Patrik Laine are untouchable keepers, and I think I'll keep Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Drouin too...after that I'm not sure who the final 2 selections will be (my choices are Sean Couturier, Tobias Rieder, Tomas Tatar, Jimmy Vesey, Matt Moulson, Brendan Gallagher, Reilly Smith, Sam Reinhart, Travis Zajac and Andre Burakovsky.....I'm leaning towards Couturier and Tatar with Gallagher and Reinhart being considered too)

On defense Duncan Keith and Ryan Suter are my guaranteed keepers, and then I'm not sure who'll get the final D spot (my choices are Rasmus Ristolainen, Hampus Lindholm, Ivan Provorov and Matt Dumba.....I'm leaning towards Dumba, or maybe Ristolainen, with Provorov unlikely but possible too)

In goal I think I'll be going with Andrei Vasilevskiy over Devan Dubnyk (Carter Hutton is my third goalie)


The website notes the "Keeper Lock Date" is this Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 PM ET
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Ukko » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Manimal wrote:
We are also trying to invite two new owners to the league. We had a problem with the invitations but that is now solved

Strongly restraining (or not) myself not to join ..

Can you guys give some insight on how it works and what are the rules? (i've no time for research on the topic tonight unfortunately, I'm sorry)
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby nino33 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 am

Ukko wrote:Can you guys give some insight on how it works and what are the rules?

Each participant has a team of players; a player can only play for one team.
Each team starts the season with 10 players they've kept from last year's team.
There's a draft at the beginning of the season to pick the rest of your players (each team is made up of 20 starters and 3 substitutes).

Each week or so your team will "play" another team, and at the end of the week you will either have won, loss or tied "the game"


Here are the standings from last season...
Black Bears FHC 19 wins 3 losses 0 ties - 38 points
Bratislava Angry Hedgehogs 16 wins 6 loses 0 ties - 32 points
Västerås Vikings 15 wins 7 losses 0 ties - 30 points
Surahammar Sloppy Slippers 14 wins 8 losses 0 ties - 28 points
Corinthians Red Army 14 wins 8 losses 0 ties - 28 points
Inglourious Basterds 14 wins 8 losses 0 ties - 28 points
Hamster Dome Nuckleheads 13 wins 9 losses 0 ties - 26 points
Wild Boars 12 wins 10 loses 0 ties - 24 points
Methot To My Madness 9 wins 13 loses 0 ties - 18 points
WestCan Canucks 8 wins 14 loses 0 ties - 16 points
Concussion Junction 7 wins 15 loses 0 ties - 14 points
Who? ShattenkirksBed 5 wins 17 loses 0 ties - 10 points
Glasgow Goons 4 wins 18 loses 0 ties - 8 points
Sheffield Steelers 4 wins 18 loses 0 ties - 8 points

There are 12 categories that points are accumulated each week.
You "win" your game by winning more categories than your opponent.

During each "game period" (lasting about a week) you can usually make up to 4 changes to your team's lineup (dropping a player and picking up another one)


The categories are...
For Goaltenders - Wins, Saves and Minutes Played
For skaters - Goals, Assists, Plus/Minus, Penalty Minutes, Power Play Points, Game Winning Goals, Shots On Goal, Hits and Blocked Shots

Everything is kept track of via ESPN's website http://games.espn.com/fhl/leagueoffice? ... sonId=2018
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:04 pm

Nice to see that everyone's keepers are set as we passed the deadline.
What about the draft?
I'm thinking saturday or sunday. What are your thoughts?
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby nino33 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:12 pm

Manimal wrote:Nice to see that everyone's keepers are set as we passed the deadline.
What about the draft?
I'm thinking saturday or sunday. What are your thoughts?
I find it hard to consider availability without knowing approximately when on Saturday or Sunday...
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:18 pm

I'm thinking 8 CEST, perhaps.
That would be noon MDT.
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby nino33 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 pm

Manimal wrote:I'm thinking 8 CEST, perhaps.
That would be noon MDT.
For noon my time my vote would be Saturday I guess (it's not likely I'll have to work, but it's possible)

Sundays I wouldn't be avaialable until 1...at/after 1 PM [my time] on Sunday works best for me, but I'm unavailable any earlier
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby getzlaf15 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:47 pm

nino33 wrote:
Manimal wrote:I'm thinking 8 CEST, perhaps.
That would be noon MDT.
For noon my time my vote would be Saturday I guess (it's not likely I'll have to work, but it's possible)

Sundays I wouldn't be avaialable until 1...at/after 1 PM [my time] on Sunday works best for me, but I'm unavailable any earlier


I'd vote for a later time CEST. Midnight CEST would be 23:00 in England, and 18:00 for New York and 15:00 for LA. Not sure where everyone is from but think it may suit most?
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:37 pm

Midnight is probably too late for me as the draft takes over an hour
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Llaw » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:18 am

Well, if it is this weekend we should probably set it soon so people know and can make plans.
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby visualdarkness » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:40 am

I will probably be occupied for most of saturday this week, but sunday is fine.
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby nino33 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:13 am

nino33 wrote:For noon my time my vote would be Saturday I guess (it's not likely I'll have to work, but it's possible)

Sundays I wouldn't be avaialable until 1...at/after 1 PM [my time] on Sunday works best for me, but I'm unavailable any earlier
It's looking like I might have to work Saturday and I'll be busy Sunday :dunno: .....if that happens and I miss the draft, oh well :-)


EDIT - I've confirmed, unfortunately I'm unavailable Sunday
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:03 pm

I hope you all noticed the draft time is now set
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby visualdarkness » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:28 am

Yep, noted!
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby m0fownz0r » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:58 am

I got burned on several occasions. It's like, I was always was a pick late for the player I wanted but decided to pick later..
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby Manimal » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:30 pm

Same here on a few guys. It made me stress a pick or two but overall I'm good with my draft.

There was an interesting thing that happened in the final round. Two goalies were auto-picked but they were retired goalies!
It is one thing to get an injured player as an auto-selection, but to get someone that hasn't played since 2012 is crazy!

If not too many members disagree then I'm gonna edit those picks for active goalies before we open up free agency.
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby visualdarkness » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:07 pm

I missed the draft as life had me doing other things. Lets see what team I got now...
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby visualdarkness » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:16 pm

So the game drafted Johan Hedberg for me as a backup? Really?! ](*,)
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Re: Minstrel Hockey League 2016-17

Postby m0fownz0r » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm

If not too many members disagree then I'm gonna edit those picks for active goalies before we open up free agency.


On that note, when are we going to do that?
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