Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mover n' Shaker Week 4 - Team of the Month One

This week of fantasy hockey action ends with exactly half the league moving up and the other half moving down (or not at all) with regards to overall positioning.  The movement was all over the place though, with some teams gained 20+ points (No Homers, King Flameheads) while on the other end of the spectrum some teams lost up to 30+ points (like SharpClawedMoose) and one team didn't even move at all (Untrust).   With that said, the focus turns to those who gained and of the top two (mentioned above) only one can win and in the end No Homers squeeked by with a gain of 24 points over KF's 22.5.  With that No Homers moves drop from 3 to 2.

The first Team of the Month comes today as well, which is an award given to the team with the best average rank over the past month.   Surprisingly enough it was not Greatness who commanded this award all last season.  This year, the first award of this type goes to Pussy Pounders with an average placement of 1.25, which is also a surprise as this team finished dead last in the previous year.  It's a great start for this team and with the win this month, the teams transactions drop to 1 from 2.

Congrats to the winning teams!  The stats are below and again, you can click the pic to enlarge.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mover and Shaker - Week 3

It was a busy week this time around with 10 of the 16 teams gaining points, and 6 of those gaining more than 10 points.  With that said, there were some massive losses in points by some teams as well, but that is neither here not there at this point.  Were here' to talk about winners and there is only one of those, so let's get to it shall we; This week the mover and shaker award goes to the The 20¢ inTIMidators who gained 23 points during the 7 days.  His transactions numbers drop from 5 to 4.  Congrats!

Check out the stats below and you can click the image to enlarge it should you wish.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mover and Shaker - Week 2

After a very dismal start for one particular team, things seem to be looking up... for one week anyway.  King Flameheads had an exceptional week gaining 40 points during that period, which is at least 12 more than any other team.  With this achievement, the teams wins the mover and shaker for week 2 and because of this, his transactions drop to 3 from 4.

Here's the stats. Click to pic to enlarge.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mover and Shaker - Week 1

The first Mover and Shaker award comes only 4 days into the season.  It is done this way to, first of all get an idea of who is taking the first jump, but also to keep the award presenting to Sunday without having to wait a week and a half.  It should also be noted that the starting point for all teams will not be 0 but instead each teams points total at the end of last season.

So, without further explanation let's kick things off.   The Mover and Shaker for week one is none other than 'Pussy Pounders' who commanded top spot in the league after 3 days of NHL action.   The team now has 196.5 points which is plus 105.5 points from where he ended last season (91pts).  With this achievement, his transaction totals drop from 1 to 0.  Congrats!

Here's a snapshot of how things look:


Full stats can be found within the stat book, which is linked to up top.

Friday, October 2, 2009

09-10 Season Has Begun!

The 09-10 season of the NHL began last night and with that so has the 5th season of WTHL action.  It's bound to be a very interesting year this year with hopefully lots of surprises and even more questions:

Will Greatness win again?

Will it be Ploughman's Posse who was competing for top spot most of last season?

Will Untrust regain a championship team after winning 2 years ago, to finish last place after last season?

Will some other team show all 3 up?

How will have the luck; both good and bad?

Who will not get their rosters set each night?

Who will sell the farm for draft picks?  Or picks for the farm for that matter?

No matter what the answer to these and many other questions may be, there is only one WTHL and this blog writer, GM and Commissioner is extremely excited to have the season started.  I hope all you feel the same.

History Has Been Made

On September 29th, 2 days before the NHL season opened, history has been made in the WTHL by way of the first ever 3 way trade.  This historic trade went as follows:

It began with Ploughman's Posse sending Brandon Dubinsky (NYR - C) Player notes and Mark Recchi (Bos - RW) No new player Notes to SharpClawedMoose in exchange for Blake Wheeler (Bos - RW) Player notes and Marco Sturm (Bos - LW) New player notes.

Blake Wheeler (Bos - RW) Player notes and Mark Recchi (Bos - RW) were then shipped to King Flameheads, who sent Patrice Bergeron (Bos - C) Player notes the 'The Posse' and Matt Cullen (Car - C) No new player Notes to SharpClawedMoose.

Though this trade may not have featured many huge names like the trade that kicked things off last season, but it is a first of it's kind and worthy of note.  It's a good reminder to everyone that any deal can be made provided you're willing to work together.