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)
Nathan Look commented
How is this still not a stat? Already have FW wins AND FW losses. Seems like a simple calculation of the two?
[Deleted User] commented
After-all you have 'Grand Slam' as a scoring category in Baseball. 'Hat Trick' (3 goals in the same game) is as important to Hockey! Thanks!!
This is an awesome idea. I'm dying for a player category to substitute for +/- and this would be perfect!
5 years and no real feedback. Come on Yahoo!
Adding primary assists will further spotlight the best playmakers in the league.
In the fantasy league I run and my previous experiences with yahoo fantasy hockey, it is currently very goal-centric, and it would be nice to add a focus on legitimate top playmakers such as Blake Wheeler and Mitch Marner as possible top players for a fantasy player to pick as thier best player rather than year in and out going with top goal scorers. Adding in primary assists will further highlight more players with playmaking skills leading directly to goals to create a new archtype of player in fantasy hockey other than point scorer and goal scorer.
Hey Andrew, my name is Wes and I agree with your post. Let's get into the meat and potatoes...hits isn't being recorded as accurately anymore. I've seen a player like P.Hornqvist hit someone 5 times in a shift and yahoo count for 1 and I've seen P.Bergeron breathe on someone without the puck and watch his stat category gain +1 hit. In the NHL, giveaways and takeaways represent skill. Look at basketball, turnovers is a very key category. Yahoo needs to pride itself on adaptability and providing the best platform for fantasy success. In dynasty leagues where people pay a lot of money, build teams, and potentially lose friendships, change/diversity of stat categories is imperative. Player categories could use a modern "lift" and I think the implementation of at least turnovers would really change the face of many leagues who are in "ruts." Thank you.
Honestly these two stats are incredibly important metrics to evaluate players in real life so I think it would translate very well to fantasy. It doesn’t make sense to reward players by adding PIMs as a category (unless it’s counted negatively) when these two stats are ignored. Please change for next year!!
Agree that goalie stats should be captured. Would be best if they tallied into your team's Scoring stats instead of them being their own unique categories. Rewards goalies who play the puck but doesn't make the goalie categories too lopsided.
Please add Overtime Points Tracking- G, A, P
GWG is a bit of a fluke stat given the timing someone scores. If you could track those who produce in overtime, it would would help capture the 'clutch' factor of players. It also rewards those top tiered players who are getting ice in OT.
Brandon Vigne commented
They're called game winning goals....................
Noah S commented
Fights should be a stat. If a player gets a 5 minute fighting penalty then that is a benefit for the team in real life as a momentum changer. However, all other penalties should not count as a benefit to a fantasy team.
Example: Brad Marchand receives a game misconduct and is kicked out of the game. My fantasy team wins PIM for the week, but the real team is screwed.
Tim Rose commented
Implement goalie scoring in points leagues to factor in relevant skater points. IE: if the skaters earn points for assists, goalies should also earn points when they contribute assists for their team. This seems like a large oversight, where a few points could change the entire scoring of the league and the final results of the season.
Ni Cky commented
This has been outstanding for 4 years! I do not understand why, this seems like a logical enhancement that should be made to the capabilities of yahoo fantasy hockey.
Tony T commented
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Zach Crouse commented
PIMS should be negative in a cats league, or we should be given the choice of PIMS(positive) and PIMS(negative).
Scott M Wojcinski commented
How this isn't an option in 2018 amazes me. Get it together, Yahoo
Scott Schneider commented
Using faceoff win % is perfectly fine. You would combine all faceoff stats for all skaters to get your team faceoff win %, just like they do for GAA and SV% (also for baseball stats like AVG, OPS, ERA, WHIP, and any ratio stats in any sport). The only way it would be "skewed" as you say, is if one entire team only had a few faceoffs all week. i.e. your whole team goes 2 for 3 (.667), while your opponent's team goes 39 for 60 (.650). This would not be fair to the opponent on the FO% stat, but to accomplish this, you'd have to bench players and forgo their other stats, which wouldn't be a fruitful strategy. Faceoff win % is a perfectly fine stat.
Ryan Crewe commented
there should be an option under 'head to head' PIM category to select either "most PIMs wins" or "least PIMs wins". Make it an option! Personally, I think that well-disciplined players should be worth more than goons.
Kevin Roberts commented
@yahoofantasy for NHL please dear Gretzky can you make faceoff% a stat category for fantasy? FO won only benefits C heavy teams with rw/lw eligibility and FO lost AND won is too many points to devote to FO. It would be rly easy and help a lot. p.s. go hockey!