FH 101: Let The Games Begin….

Finally ladies and gentlemen, some fantasy hockey action has commenced of sorts.  Arbitration awards thankfully have no impact on these but I can tell you that the IHFDL prospect draft is in full swing and as of press time, here are the picks……but oh wait…the members first…the members.

Inside Hockey Fantasy Dynasty League Members

Darryl Houston Smith, Rotowire,
John Woolard, Fantasy League Commissioner/Designer,
Chris Wassel, Inside Hockey Fantasy Expert,
Rich Gershuny, Fantasy Sports Mercenary, Hockey Expert,
Ben Shyman, Fantasy Sports Mercenary, Hockey Expert,
Alex Linsky, HockeyProspect.com,
Tim Rosenthal, InsideHockey.com,
Brad Kurtzberg, InsideHockey.com,
Kevin Greenstein, InsideHockey.com,
Anthony Curatolo, TheHockeyGuys.net,

Yes there is quite the interesting list in this dynasty league and some fantasy experts with some fairly legendary pedigrees.  Everyone knows Darryl Houston Smith (Black Moses).  There is a reason why we call him Black Moses because the guy will lead you to the promised land if you follow his advice.  Everyone knows Tim, Brad, and Kevin from Inside Hockey and well Anthony is just about everywhere.  The rest of the guys I have run into in various fantasy leagues at one point or another.

Now as of about 6pm ET….here are the latest picks from the IHFDL prospect draft……

  1. Chris Wassel, Jonathan Bernier, LAK, Goalie
  2. Tim Rosenthal, John Carlson, WAS, Defenseman
  3. John Woolard, P.K. Subban, MON, Defenseman
  4. Kevin Greenstein, Taylor Hall, EDM, Forward
  5. Ben Shyman, Tyler Seguin, BOS, Forward
  6. Darryl Houston Smith, Jordan Eberle, EDM, Forward
  7. Alex Linsky, Brayden Schenn, LAK, Forward
  8. Brad Kurtzberg, Brett Connolly, TAM, Forward
  9. Anthony Curatolo, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, EDM, Forward
  10. Rich Gershuny, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, PHO, Defenseman
  11. Rich Gershuny, Jacob Markström, FLA, Goalie
  12. Anthony Curatolo, Michal Neuvirth, WAS, Goalie
  13. Brad Kurtzberg, Nazem Kadri, TOR, Forward
  14. Alex Linsky, Cody Hodgson, VAN, Forward
  15. Darryl Houston Smith, Chris Kreider, NYR, Foward
  16. Ben Shyman, Jon Blum, NSH, Defense
  17. Kevin Greenstein, Cam Fowler, ANA, Defense
  18. John Woolard, Tyler Ennis, BUF, Forward
  19. Tim Rosenthal, Joe Colborne, BOS, Forward
  20. Chris Wassel, Jacob Josefson, NJD, Forward
  21. Chris Wassel, Derek Stepan, NYR, Forward
  22. Tim Rosenthal, Jack Campbell, DAL, Goalie
  23. John Woolard, Jamie McBain, CAR, Defense
  24. Kevin Greenstein, Nino Niederreiter, NYI, Forward
  25. Ben Shyman, Vladimir Tarasenko, STL, Forward
  26. Darryl Houston Smith, Gustav Nyquist DET, Forward
  27. Alex Linsky, John Moore, CLB, Defense
  28. Brad Kurtzberg, Kevin Shattenkirk, COL, Defense
  29. Anthony Curatolo, Michael Grabner, FLA, Forward


Ok as of this moment, we are almost through three full rounds of the draft that began yesterday.  Now this is not enough but yours truly will also be in Ian Gooding’s fantasy hockey mock draft that starts Wed. Night at 9pm ET.  This is yet another event that you have to see.  We will have more details on that as the next couple days roll on.

The scary part is there will be more mock drafts this year than usual.  The fun part for you, the reader, is we will give you details on each one we are in, including invitations to our podcast leagues.  Hang in there and just 90 minutes until the show tonight at 8pm ET.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!