Scoring - General feedback and requests
General feedback regarding scoring options and requests for new scoring options and categories.
-Goalie scoring (G, A, PIM)
-Faceoff win %
-Bonus points for hat trick
-Takeaways, Takeaway/Giveaway ratio
-PIM as a negative
-Average time on ice
-Special teams points (SH+PP points)
The option should be there for league managers to decide if they want to include shootout goals or not. The NHL keeps the shootout stats and it should be made available if a league wants to include it. At this point in time it is probably too late as 'smart teams' draft players based on how the league is setup.
Next year would be great to have that option along with goalie goals and assists... mike smith already had a sick snipe this year and brodeur had a goal last year.... as well there are many goalie assists throughout the season.
Brad V commented
The shootout is what is ruining the game today. People think that winning or losing the shootout is winning or losing the game when in all actuality isnt true. The shootout has nothing to do with the game...five on five, or 4 on 4 overtime play. The shootout was put into existence for the fans to help get the fan base interested in hockey again after the lockout of 2004-05. Shootouts are also screwing up standings based on the fact that if one team has more shootout wins or losses is more important than a team with more regulation or actual overtime wins. There have been teams with more regulation wins not make the top eight because a team with more points through more shootout losses gets in with fewer regulation or actual overtime wins. NHL should do away with these stupid shootouts and just let the teams play an extra five minutes of overtime or something like that. If no one scores, then take the point and move on!
They should have their own categories in category leagues if you want, goalies have very few categories available to them, these two seem pretty obvious, goalie goals and goalie assists next year please
Justin Stedman commented
Goals & Assists should count and not just for Points Only league, any league which has Goals, Assists, Points or Even PIMs should include Goalies numbers for those stats/categories.
I completely agree with this! Please vote for having hat trick points added as well because hat tricks are unique and should have some incentive when a player scores 3 goals in a game as it is an important moment for the player. Why shouldn't it be an important moment for fantasy owners as well?
I would like to add some additional incentive to owners that have a player who scores a hat trick. Currently, the scoring is just that 3 goals are 3 goals. Hat tricks are a unique thing that happens in hockey and it is special when it does happen. It would be nice to bring that into this game and be able to choose how many points it would be as a bonus for a player scoring a hat trick.
I haven't noticed shootout GWGs being awarded. If it isn't, it should be.
shootout goals are included as regular goals for the skater, and doesn't count against goaltender stats. sounds pretty fair to me.
Michael LaRue commented
This would be a fantastic addition.
no, and you're a moron. why not count the all-star game stats? that is a BIG part of the game and needs to be included, right? and the exhibition games, too. Those absolutely MUST be included.
Agree with AT. With all the problems with the new interface you're complaining about shootout stats? Know how to pick your battles.
A few more of the categories - maybe shootout statistics or some of the advanced stat categories would be nice to diversify. Right now many of the categories are redundant.
Chars Bonin commented
It should be offered to let leagues decide. Every time I see a shoot out the NHL spouts off the percentages - so someone is keeping stats. I think it would add a good dynamic to Fantasy Hockey.
M Subranni commented
Can we please get Hattricks added as a scoring category?
The only problem with real time stats is they are wildly inaccurate. I agree we should add them as an option, but maybe a note should be appended about their inaccuracy.
I agree with your special teams points. However takeaways, like hits and blocked shots are notorious for home cooking manipulation.
If the NHL doesn't count it as official stats then Yahoo! shouldn't either
Agreed. If you have a stat provider, let them know there are players who would like to see this in their league; the NHL keeps tabs of it so it shouldn't be too difficult. If you provide your stats, then please add this.
BJ Bonin commented