We are back again with the latest on the Fantasy KHL League. I cannot thank the people who have helped me create this and with the draft just a couple days away, it is going to be truly a different hockey experience for everyone involved. It has been a long road to get to this point but the draft is almost here at last. Now it is time to get down to those scoring rules again because we did make a few minor adjustments.
- Goals and assists are worth one point each.
- Special teams (PP or SH) are one point each.
- Game winning goals (not shootout) are a point.
- Hat Tricks are worth three points.
- Wins are one point each for goalies.
- Losses will cost you a point each.
- Shutouts are worth a point.
- Goalie gives up four or more goals will cost a point.
- 30-39 saves = 1 point and 40+ saves = 2 points
This seems easy, right? Honestly, we hope so. Now there is those obligatory yet necessary rules that we have to mention in any fantasy league. Keep in mind, rosters will have to be in my inbox by Sunday night for Monday morning because of the time difference. The reason for the extra day for transactions (not roster) is just in case your transaction does not make it, your roster can still be done. Also, this is a points based league so it really is all about accumulating the stats without your goaltending weighing you down so choose wisely. It probably would be a bad idea to draft Ilya Bryzgalov or maybe not.
Here is what we propose as far as roster rules, etc. This is pretty standard for pools like this and also if a nine man roster is implemented. This is what we have so far.
- Each team will have an six starters (three forwards, two defensemen, one goalie) and three bench players.
- Lineups will be locked EARLY on Monday mornings and last through the week, if you don’t submit a new lineup on Sunday night your lineup will carry over to the next week. A lineup submission is done by sending it to my email.
- To add or drop players it will be first come-first serve, any add/drops will have to be requested in email.
- Any trades agreed upon by teams will require an email from both teams, proving it was a mutual decision.
- There will be updates both on THW Live and The Hockey Writers as well.
It is going to be one very fun and different league. With the NHL still on extended vacation, odds are the Fantasy KHL league is going to be one that people talk about for a long time. Stay tuned for another update early next week.