Fantasy and Rotisserie Hockey
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Yahoo Fantasy Hockey:
Formerly smallworld hockey, Yahoo Fantasy Hockey offers traditional point-based, rotisserie, and head-to-head free fantasy hockey leagues. Statistical updates are given daily for every player, and an add-on real time Stat Tracker package is available for real time information on every NHL player.
Yahoo Fantasy Hockey rules are available here.
If you operate or contribute to a hockey blog, send an email via this contact form and request an invitation to the Hockey Blogger Challenge 1, or Hockey Blogger Challenge 2 Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Openings not filled 3 days prior to the draft will be made available to the public.
CDM Fantasy Hockey:
Sign up for CDM Fantasy Hockey by 5 PM CT, Wednesday, October 4, 2006. This is a paid fantasy league where you manage a 20-player team with a $60 million payroll, for a $10,000 grand prize.
Also available from CDM are a Fantasy Hockey Pool, Free Fantasy League, and a paid Fantasy Playoff Hockey program.
Congratulations to CDM for winning a lawsuit brought against them by MLB Advanced Media and the MLB Players Association. The case summary is available from CDM here, and the entire brief is available from CDM here. The decision assured more competition for fantasy sports leagues.
Sporting News Fantasy Hockey:
The leading paid fantasy hockey provider in the US, The Sporting News offers cash prizes for Top Overall Scores, Top Franchise Values, and League Winners. An early bird discount is available if you register before September 13th. One team can be run for $17.99, add two dollars after the discount expires. Registration begins September 7th, and the season ends April 7th, 2007.
A free Sporting News fantasy hockey challenge is available with a limited roster here. Players in the Challenge will compete for $11,000 in overall prizes.
CCM Sports 2006-07 Hockey Pool:
Try the 2006-07 Hockey Pool from CCM Sports. Free to play, the prizes will include an XBOX360 and 8 EA games for the winner, head-to-toe equipment for the playoff winner, and monthly prizes of EA NHL 07 and a replica NHL team jersey. The game is available in 4 languages: English, French (Francais), Swedish (Svenska), and Finnish (Suomi).
ESPN FHL Fantasy Hockey League:
ESPN's FHL Fantasy Hockey League offers paid public or private keeper leagues, customized stats and player news, expert analysis, a live draft, and a $3000 for the overall prize. Pricing options are $29.95 for 1 team, $49.95 for package of 3 teams, and $69.95 for a package of 5 teams.
ESPN's Fantasy home page for hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and poker is available here.
Simulation Hockey League:
According to SIML.com, the Simulation Hockey League is the most "comprehensive" general manager simulation game online. With detailed statistics, player news, a line editor, and player comparisons, this is a very complex game simulation.
This game is affiliated with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
Fantasy Sports Network Hockey:
The Fantasy Sports Network is well put together fantasy option focusing on Hockey and Canadian Football. With a blend of stats and analysis, and a pool of knowledgable and competitive Canadian fans, this is a difficult fantasy league to compete in.
What If Sports Hockey:
Whatifsports.com offers a paid simulation hockey league, and a free trial version. Teams comprise current and former NHL players, and a user can detail coaching and general manager strategies for each team. A WIS league consists of 24 total teams. Prizes include discounts on future subscriptions and points which can redeemed for WIS merchandise.
NHL.com - Fantasy:
The official National Hockey League website offers links to Fantasy Hockey, Full Season Bench Boss, Half Season Bench Boss, Senior League Hockey and Simleague Hockey. NHL fantasy offers muliple games, player news, expert advice, stats, schedules, video highlights, and links NHL radio so you can follow out of town games.
The popular Bench Boss game is available from the first day of the season through the last game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Draft a team, manage the payroll, buy low, sell high, and make daily lineup changes to stay involved in the action each night. Bench Boss comes with an entry fee, however you can win great prizes.
The 2006-07 PoolExpert Hockey Pool Manager is a bilingual hockey pool program with instant updates, an attractive interface, daily rankings and reports by email, fully customizable from over 30 types of stats, and a customizable forum. More features are listed here.
PoolExpert also offers a 2006-07 hockey draft kit, a hockey video blog, and a real-time stat tracker service.
Information, updates, and registration links will be provided for each of these fantasy leagues shortly.