2010 NHL Fantasy: How to Identify Strong Fantasy Hockey Pool Players

October 4th, 2010 by Aaron Brouwer Leave a reply »
September means it is now hockey pool draft season. When deciding who makes the ideal fantasy player, the key consideration is the stats that are used in your pool. Most pools use goals, assists, and penalty minutes for skaters. Let's look deeper at what makes a great fantasy player.



Drafting a goal-scorer means you are getting a player who creates his own offence. A playmaker will only get points if the goal-scorer puts the puck in the net. So when looking at players to draft who score about the same amount of points, always go with goal-scorers, as they control their own destiny.

Last season, only Sidney Crosby (51), Steven Stamkos (51), and Alexander Ovechkin (50) scored 50 or more goals. There were four other players who scored 40 to 49 goals and 17 players scoring 30 to 39 goals. Elite goal-scorers score 50 or more goals a season, while good goal scorers pot in the 30 to 40 range.


Power-Play Points

Only offensive players get to play on the power play. When a team has the man advantage, they don't put out their strongest defensive player. Just like on the power play, fa ...

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