If you have a lot of friends who love the NHL (National Hockey League) as much as you do, creating a fantastic league to play with your friends is cheaper than expensive season passes and allows you to avoid the hectic world of sports fantasy online.
The following steps will help you create a league that you and your friends can enjoy.
Step 1: Decide what the winner and the loser will receive.
Determine what the winner (the best player in the league) will win and what the loser (the lowest member in the league) will have to do. Why not get a trophy for the winner and something humiliating for the loser.
Even better if there is some sort of funny punishment for the loser or he/she is asked to perform some humiliating act. Prices may vary from gift cards, cash outs and gag gifts. The loser may be forced to do things like eat something disgusting or pay a penalty in the cash register – the possibilities are endless.
Keep in mind that if you are offering a crate, you must charge a registration fee. The amount of the entry fee will determine the size of the prize money at the end of the season.
Choose a punishment that is not illegal! For example, don’t run the loser down Main Street. Instead of choosing an appropriate, yet humiliating task like making the loser wear a silly costume to the grocery store.
Step 2: Determine team size and draft rules.
The size of the team determines the difficulty of the league to follow. Standard leagues run teams with 15-18 players. The standard alignment is listed as follows:
- 2 Centers
- 2 Left Wings
- 2 Straight Wings
- 4 Defensors
- 2 Guardians / Guardians
- 3-6 Slots / Utilities (any position qualifies)
- 2 open utility spaces for injury reserves
If you are following the standard format league, then you will create a list that includes the previous categories. However, a lot of private leagues like to do away with the bench to eliminate the need for player rotations.
Once you’ve determined the size of the teams you want to use, you need to decide if you want to allow trading. If you decide to allow trades, then you will need to determine how many trades your league will allow in the season. Pick a date and time when you will allow trades and include them in the rule pack you provide to your league members.
Step 3: Determine the order in which members can choose their players.
Keep in mind that letting a member choose all the players on their team at the same time is not fair. Rotate your choices through each team owner so that each member can choose one player at a time until all available slots are filled.
After determining how the players will be chosen, you need to set a salary cap for all members of your league and determine a salary value for all NHL players.
Good League Creators (Commissioners) create and offer cheat sheets to league members to help move the draft forward faster.
Step 4: Determine the categories and type of rating.
The next step is to decide which game format you want your league to use. A 4 x 4 league would use 4 defensive / goalkeeper stats and 4 offensive stats. A 2 x 2 x 2 league would use 2 defensive stats, 2 goalie stats, and 2 offensive stats and so on.
The format number does not determine the size of the team, but determines the number of stats each player can qualify on. The lower the number, the easier it will be to score your entire team accordingly.
After determining which stats you want to score, you need to determine how you want to score on those stats. If you like the win / loss system, decide if you want to use it in a win / lose win or win / lose format for all categories format. If you prefer to use the point system, then you will need to create a list of statistic categories that you want to use and define point values for each statistic.
Step 5: Decide on the league schedule.
After you have followed all of the other steps, you need to determine if a daily or weekly league would be more appropriate. With a daily league, you and all other league members will need to contact each other daily to announce your spins and post your points or wins / losses on the community scorecard. A weekly league will play out the same way, but every week as opposed to every day for the entire season.
If you want to try out a league but don’t want to invest months in a standard format league, you can always create an express format league where you limit allowances, stats, and dates played. You can even create an Express League to last for a single weekend or just for the season playoffs. This game is extremely flexible in the way it is played. You can use one of the standard rules or none of them; the choice is really up to you.
But hey if for some reason your league does not pan out but you still want to play fantasy nhl but don’t want to bet on stuff then play NHL 21, the video game. Its HUT mode is a great way to create a fantasy team, using nhl 21 hut coins you can buy or sell players and create the perfect fantasy team and compete against other players over the internet.