pikaporeon wrote:How exactly does fantasy hockey work?
Have you played anything else, like fantasy football?
Rotisserie: Cumulative scoring through the whole season. You are always against everyone else in your legaue. There are several stat categories (G,A,P,PPG,PPA,+/-,SOG,GWG,etc. etc.) If there are 8 ppl in the league, and you have the most Goals, then you get 8 points for that. The person that has 2nd place in goals gets 7 points -> The last place player in Goals gets only 1 point. Now you add up all those scores for all the categories and it gives you your point total. There is are no playoffs in rotisserie, so the player with the most combined points at the end of the season wins. You are limited in how many times you can play a given position (usually 200 slots per forwards and goalies / 400 slots for defensemen). No limit to how many roster moves/trades you can make.
Head-2-Head: Like we play fantasy football here. Scoring is essentially the same as rotisserie, except every week you are up against just one of the other ppl in your league. There are playoffs too, like in head-2-head football. That decides the winner in the end, the winner of the playoff bracket that gets established at the end of the regular season.
There's no slot limit, but there's a 100 roster move/trade limit instead.
The way I set both league types up are: 2 Centers - 2 Right Wings - 2 Left Wings - 4 Defensemen - 2 Goalies are you starters. You then have 6-7 bench slots for extra players. I would usually have 2 centers, 1 LW, 1 RW, 2 Defense, and one extra goalie for my starting bench.