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You’re allowed to keep 6 players from your roster (1 goalie max)
If interested, let me know which team you want and which 6 players you want to keep.

Hit Somebody (drafting 5th)

Mikael Granlund
Travis Zajac
Sean Couturier
Henrik Sedin
Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin
Tomas Fleischmann
Jonathan Huberdeau
Jordan Eberle
Derek Dorsett
Reilly Smith
Scottie Upshall
Ryan Murray
Michael Del Zotto
Patrick Wiercioch
Johnny Oduya
Andrei Markov
Justin Schultz
Jamie Benn
Lars Eller
James Neal
Tuukka Rask
James Reimer
Chad Johnson
Alex Stalock


Old Time Hockey
(drafting 7th)

Daniel Briere
Nick Bjugstad
Vincent Trocheck
Tyler Toffoli
Jordan Staal
Lee Stempniak
Andrew Cogliano
Chris Higgins
Daniel Alfredsson
Jaromir Jagr
Gustav Nyquist
Marian Hossa
Niklas Kronwall
Jay Bouwmeester
Mike Green
Lubomir Visnovsky
Erik Johnson
Nick Holden
Michael Raffl
Brandon Prust
Pavel Datsyuk
Ryan Miller
Al Montoya
Cam Ward
Ben Scrivens
Stephen Weiss
Henrik Zetterberg

Scoring & Settings

League ID#: 376
League Name: BLADES 2
Password:
Custom League URL: http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/hockeyblades
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Sun Sep 28 2:00pm EDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Max Teams: 16
Live Draft Pick Time: 1 Minute
Keeper Settings: Yes, enable Keeper League Management tools
Keeper Deadline Date: Fri Sep 19 3:00am EDT
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: March 5, 2015 
Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes
Waiver Time: 2 days
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Waiver Mode: Standard
Can’t Cut List Provider: Yahoo Sports
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Max Acquisitions per Week: 3
Min Goalie Appearances: No minimum
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Today
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (8 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 6 days from Apr 6 to Apr 11
Playoff Reseeding: Yes
Lock Eliminated Teams: Yes
Divisions: Yes (2 divisions)
Playoff Seeding Options: Division winners advance but seeded by overall standings
Make League Publicly Viewable: Yes
Roster Positions: C, C, C, C, LW, LW, LW, LW, RW, RW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, D, D, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR, IR, IR+, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA
Forwards/Defensemen Stat Categories: Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Goals (PPG), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shorthanded Points (SHP), Faceoffs Won (FW)
Goaltenders Stat Categories: Games Started (GS), Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Saves (SV), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)

Thoughts On NHL Rule Changes

Here’s my thoughts on the recent announcement of rule changes by the NHL.

  • Fines for Diving: this is pocket change to these millionaires
  • Less Shootouts: Games that go to overtime will now have the ice surface dry scraped by the zamboni in an effort to avoid going to shootout. Really? You think that will make any difference? Here’s a better idea. Make the overtime period 10 minutes instead of 5. If you really want to cut down on shootouts, GET RID OF THE #*%@ SHOOTOUT!
  • "Spin-O-Rama" This maneuvre is no longer allowed on penalty shots or shootouts. Why? If it’s allowed during regular play, what’s the difference?
  • Expanded Trapezoid: I agree that the trapezoid behind the nets should be expanded. It should extend from one side of the boards straight across to the other. In other words, GET RID OF THE TRAPEZOID! You want more goals, NHL? Allow overconfident goalies to skate out 30 feet into the corners get caught mishandling the puck, overturning it to an opponent for an easy goal. Just like the way it was before the idiotic trapezoid. No one likes those stupid little lines behind the net.
  • Stalling On Faceoffs: Will a team be penalized if it’s taking a defensive zone face-off and at the last second, their goalie asks the ref for a stick change after discovering that his goalie stick has mysteriously been broken? Will that goalie be allowed the change or will the referee deny him and tell him to play with his broken stick until the next whistle?

Here’s some rule suggestions of my own:

  • Penalize players who sweep the puck out of the crease with their glove even if they don’t close their hand over it. There’s already one goalie in each net, we don’t need anymore. I’ve seen Josh Gorges make two glove saves standing in place of his goalie in the crease. Block it with your shins, your body, your butt or your head. Just don’t use your hands in the crease.
  • Don’t allow teams killing a penalty to ice the puck. They’ve committed a rule infraction and yet they are allowed to kill time? There’s no logic to that.

What do you think of these new rule changes?

2014-15 BLADES 2 RULES

BLADES 2 Head-to-Head Dynasty Fantasy Hockey (keeper league)

These BLADES rules are in addition to the Yahoo! Sports rules. You are expected to learn them and abide by them. Ignorance of the rules will not be accepted as an excuse. This league is publicly viewable and aims to be family-friendly. The BLADES and its commissioner reserve the right to add to this list and/or modify any existing rule at any moment for the good of the league.

1. No manager shall use the name of a real NHL or other professional/minor league team for their team name. Names of famous people, characters and works are also prohibited. Anything copyrighted will be rejected.

2. No vulgar terms or language shall be used in whole or in part as a manager’s team name or manager name.

3. Team names shall not be changed once the regular season commences. You may experiment with as many name changes as you want between the time you sign up, right up until the time of the first official games that count in the standings. At that point, the one you choose will be the one you keep all season. ONCE THE SEASON STARTS, ALL TEAM NAMES WILL BE LOCKED.

4. Team logos/avatars must be family-friendly and are subject to the same criteria as rule #2.

5. Good-natured trash talk will be allowed within reason but must be kept rated PG.

6. Any manager who neglects his/her team for an extended period of time risks losing their franchise and could have the team assigned to a new manager at any point during the season or at the very least, the following season. Examples of neglect include but not limited to; not responding to trade offers, not editing lineup regularly, not responding to league e-mails, etc. If you are going on vacation, please edit your lineups for the time that you will be away.

7. Draft positions will be determined by the final playoff finishes, not the regular season standings. Teams will select in reverse order of how they finished in the Championship round (THIS EXCLUDES THE CONSOLATION ROUND - see RULE #8 ). This means that the league champion is the last team to draft in the 1st round of every season, the runner-up selects second last, etc.

8. The #1 overall draft pick will be assigned to the team that finishes first in the consolation round (7th place overall). The #2 draft pick would go to the 8th place team, etc. The team that finishes last (16 team league) would have the #8 overall draft pick. The exception to this is Rule #9.

9. In the event that this league should expand by one or more teams, the new expansion team(s) shall draft first in the draft selection of its first season. The remaining order of the draft will be as usual once all expansion teams have selected their draft picks. An expansion team is defined as a team having not existed the previous season.

10. Managers will be allowed to select 6 players from their roster to keep for next year’s roster. Managers are only allowed to keep 1 goalie. The remaining 5 players can be any number of forwards and defencemen. Managers may also choose to not keep a goalie and select an extra F or D. Managers also have the option of keeping less than the allowable maximum and making up the difference in the draft selection.

11. All of the BLADES Commissioner’s decisions are final.

12. Failure to comply with any of these rules will result in having your team roster locked and possible banishment from the league.

13.To claim the BLADES fantasy league championship sticker banner, the winning manager must provide a shipping address to where I, the Commissioner, can send it. All costs will be assumed by me, the league’s Commissioner, including shipping and handling with the exception of possible custom’s duty fees. The prize awarded will be the one that is posted on this site, no substitutions. The BLADES Commissioner shall not be held responsible for the winning team’s manager failing to provide a valid shipping address. If no shipping address is provided, the winner agrees to waive his or her right to the prize and no prize shall be awarded. All personal information will be kept private and will not be used for any other purpose.

14. Joining this league means you understand and agree to these rules and conditions.

2014-15 BLADES H2H RULES

BLADES Head-to-Head Dynasty Fantasy Hockey (keeper league)

These BLADES rules are in addition to the Yahoo! Sports rules. You are expected to learn them and abide by them. Ignorance of the rules will not be accepted as an excuse. This league is publicly viewable and aims to be family-friendly. The BLADES and its commissioner reserve the right to add to this list and/or modify any existing rule at any moment for the good of the league.

1. No manager shall use the name of a real NHL or other professional/minor league team for their team name. Names of famous people, characters and works are also prohibited. Anything copyrighted will be rejected.

2. No vulgar terms or language shall be used in whole or in part as a manager’s team name or manager name.

3. Team names shall not be changed once the regular season commences. You may experiment with as many name changes as you want between the time you sign up, right up until the time of the first official games that count in the standings. At that point, the one you choose will be the one you keep all season. ONCE THE SEASON STARTS, ALL TEAM NAMES WILL BE LOCKED.

4. Team logos/avatars must be family-friendly and are subject to the same criteria as rule #2.

5. Good-natured trash talk will be allowed within reason but must be kept rated PG.

6. Any manager who neglects his/her team for an extended period of time risks losing their franchise and could have the team assigned to a new manager at any point during the season or at the very least, the following season. Examples of neglect include but not limited to; not responding to trade offers, not editing lineup regularly, not responding to league e-mails, etc. If you are going on vacation, please edit your lineups for the time that you will be away.

7. Draft positions will be determined by the final playoff finishes, not the regular season standings. Teams will select in reverse order of how they finished in the Championship round (THIS EXCLUDES THE CONSOLATION ROUND - see RULE #8 ). This means that the league champion is the last team to draft in the 1st round of every season, the runner-up selects second last, etc.

8. The #1 overall draft pick will be assigned to the team that finishes first in the consolation round (7th place overall). The #2 draft pick would go to the 8th place team, etc. The team that finishes last (12 team league) would have the #6 overall draft pick. The exception to this is Rule #9.

9. In the event that this league should expand by one or more teams, the new expansion team(s) shall draft first in the draft selection of its first season. The remaining order of the draft will be as usual once all expansion teams have selected their draft picks. An expansion team is defined as a team having not existed the previous season.

10. Managers will be allowed to select 6 players from their roster to keep for next year’s roster. Managers are only allowed to keep 1 goalie. The remaining 5 players can be any number of forwards and defencemen. Managers may also choose to not keep a goalie and select an extra F or D. Managers also have the option of keeping less than the allowable maximum and making up the difference in the draft selection.

11. All of the BLADES Commissioner’s decisions are final.

12. Failure to comply with any of these rules will result in having your team roster locked and possible banishment from the league.

13.To claim the BLADES fantasy league championship sticker banner, the winning manager must provide a shipping address to where I, the Commissioner, can send it. All costs will be assumed by me, the league’s Commissioner, including shipping and handling with the exception of possible custom’s duty fees. The prize awarded will be the one that is posted on this site, no substitutions. The BLADES Commissioner shall not be held responsible for the winning team’s manager failing to provide a valid shipping address. If no shipping address is provided, the winner agrees to waive his or her right to the prize and no prize shall be awarded. All personal information will be kept private and will not be used for any other purpose.

14. Joining this league means you understand and agree to these rules and conditions.

Vladimir Has Trouble Putin On Hockey Helmet

Keep in mind, this is the guy who said he would consider the Sochi Olympics a failure if Russia did not win the gold medal in men’s hockey.

Fantasy hockey season is just around the corner. Find out how you can choose your own colour of the BLADES logo to use on your team page for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey.

If you need suggestions for a team name, click on the link to read a list of possible names you could use.

Hockey Match on the Ice (1898)

The oldest film footage known to exist of a hockey game being played.

(via NHL Blog - Talk Hockey)

Don Cherry’s Ice Bucket Challenge

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