SCORESHEET FANTASY HOCKEY: MAKE PLAYER MOVES
On your depth chart, you'll list 14 starters, along with up to 15 backups. These starters include:
- 3 offensive lines, consisting of a RW, LW and C
- 2 defensive lines, each with 2 defensemen
- 1 goalie
You will also list up to 15 backups, who will play if any of your starters miss a game. Players are limited by their actual playing time in the NHL each week, so your reserves will play an important role for your team! However, it is NOT necessary to turn in a new depth chart every week - injured players are automatically replaced by your designated backups. And when you do want to make a change, there is no fee to do so.
On your depth chart, you may also include a short list of free agents wanted each week. Each team can draft a free agent every week (one per team), but will need to cut one player, as well, in order to do so. If you don't want to cut a player, you don't have to - you simply won't pick up a free agent for that week.
Trading is another great way to build a team, and it's a lot of fun. We'll supply you with contact information of the other owners in your league. We're also happy to include your trade offers in our weekly mailings to your league. We do monitor all trades for fairness, and will not let owners deal unfairly. This opportunity to make real trades with other owners can be one of the most fun aspects of Scoresheet Hockey. The joy of trading seems to be totally lost in other fantasy game systems, as owners can simply pick up any players they want, even if those players are already on another team in their 'pool'.
Scoresheet brings more realism to your fantasy games. Your Scoresheet Hockey team will play three head-to-head games each week. Every Monday, Scoresheet calculates offensive and defensive "points" for your players by applying our formulas to their actual stats from the NHL games played the previous week.
Virtually everything your players do on the ice will earn points for your Scoresheet Hockey team. When your player scores a shorthanded goal in the NHL, it counts more for your team than a regular goal... power-play goals count less! Empty net goals don't count against your goalkeepers, and penalty minutes do count. Plus/minus is also included, except for power-play situations.
In each Scoresheet Hockey game, your team will use 14 players. You determine who will play by filling out a depth chart before the week begins. On your depth chart, you will designate a first, second and third line for your offense. Players on the first line will earn more points for you (by getting more 'ice time') than players on your second line, and second line players will earn more than the third line. The same applies to your first and second defensive lines, meaning your coaching decisions will have a huge impact on how well your team does! You can change your depth chart each week, or leave it for as long as you like. There are no fees for trading, free agents, or changing depth charts.