UPDATE: The standard league didn’t get much interest, but the advanced league filled up and then some so we’re going to run with that league only this season. Right now we’re at 14 teams but I’ve allotted room for two more to cap us at 16. There are four pending invites left and I plan to finalize and lock the league by the end of today (October 4) so we’re all set for the draft tomorrow, October 5 at 12:15pm PST. If you want in, now’s the time to sign up! There are polls that everyone should vote on; H2H or Roto (Roto is currently leading) and Keeper or not (Keeper is overwhelmingly the choice so far). Whatever gets a majority of votes by 5 PM PST today will be the settings. All other settings will remain the same.
I’ve enjoyed my time here as editor-in-chief of the Razzball hockey world but believe it or not, I’m still relatively new. This is my first full season dishing out rankings, advice and smartass comments along the way and I love every minute of it, but in focusing on rankings and advice posts I haven’t had much time to set up or run the Razzball Commenters Leagues. Well, with just under a week left before the first puck drops I thought I’d reach out to you, my dear readers, and gauge what the level of interest in having these leagues up and running again this year might be.
My initial thoughts are to start with two leagues, a standard league and an advanced league with expanded rosters and stats. Both leagues are H2H, but I’m open to roto if there’s enough desire in the league to change it. Both leagues would be 12 teams to start but more room can be made if the demand is there. Honestly, I’d love to make at least one of these leagues a keeper league, but lets first find out if there will be enough of you to fill it up, eh? A quick rundown on what the tentative advanced league settings would be:
Positions: C, C, C, LW, LW, LW, RW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, D, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR, IR
Scoring: 8×4; Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shots on Goal (SOG), Hits (HIT), Blocks (BLK)
Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)
I’m open to changes to the format, scoring, etc. but I figured this would be a solid way to kick off. Both leagues would be standard snake draft with a 45 second per pick time limit. We can set up a doodle to figure out the best draft time, but I have it tentatively set for Sunday at 12:15 pm PST. So, if you’re interested hit the comments section up with your email and which league you’d like to join and I’ll hit you up with an invite post haste!