Blueshirt Banter Fantasy Hockey League Gearing Up!

Blueshirt_medium As we announced last night on Blueshirt Banter Radio, Blueshirt Banter will have a Yahoo fantasy hockey league this season.

  • It will be a 16 team league, 2 divisions of 8
  • We will use "head to head" scoring. Here is the explanation on how it works straight from Yahoo:/

In a Head-to-Head League, your team squares off in a weekly matchup against another manager's to see who can compile the best stats across a number of different categories.

A new weekly matchup begins every Monday and consists of a set number of games based on your league's statistical categories. Each stat category counts as one game, with the win going to the team that finishes the week with the highest total in that category (the cumulative total after each Sunday's games).

So, if in a given week, your team scores more goals than your opponent's, you would be credited with a victory. However, if your opponent's team ended the week with a better save percentage than your team, you'd be charged with a loss. If the two teams end up tied in a given category, each receives credit for a tied game.

This weekly win-loss total is added to a cumulative season record where each win counts for two points, each tie counts for one and each loss counts for none. The total of these points is used to determine standings and playoff seedings.

I've done it for baseball and hockey leagues, and its really pretty simple.

For more explanation on Blueshirt Banter FHL, keep reading after the jump

  • Teams are available on a first come first serve basis. As of right now, we have 10 slots remaining.
  • It will be an "auto pick draft". A live draft would be too hard to coordinate. Again, for an explanation of an auto pick draft, we go to Yahoo:/

The Autopick Draft is a popular option for beginners as well as experienced fantasy managers who are unable to arrive at a draft time that suits all league managers.

When using the autopick system, our computer makes intelligent choices for you. This happens if you signed up for an autopick draft or aren't present for all or part of your live draft.

The autopick system looks at both a player's position and ranking before making a selection. The computer looks to see which starting positions you need to fill, then selects the highest-rated player based on either our default ranking or your own, customized rankings.

It's a good idea for all managers to custom-rank players. To do this, select "Edit Pre-Draft Player Rankings."

Yahoo leagues are free to play, there is no money involved. Only the honor and prestige that will come with being the first name on the Blueshirt Banter FHL Championship Trophy

If you are interested in joining the fun, please email me at

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments!