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Fake Hockey Help: The goaltending carousel continues

Goaltending in fantasy hockey is the hardest thing to anticipate. There are rarely any locks when it comes to picking a good goaltender. For instance, Antti Niemi and Henrik Lundqvist were at the top of most preseason rankings for fantasy writers’ predictions, but both goaltenders haven’t fared as well as anticipated. Meanwhile, players like Ben Bishop, Josh Harding, Steve Mason, and Semyon Varlamov have all exceeded expectations. On top of unexpected outcomes, one has to stay on top of injury news and take advantage of backup goalies who will become their team’s starter for awhile, like Ben Scrivens, Marek Mazanec, …

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Fake Hockey Help: Howard’s struggles, Ryan Johansen’s production, Sean Couturier’s offensive burst

As Philadelphia Flyers’ fans saw on Wednesday night, Jimmy Howard hasn’t been at the top of his game lately. Before he allowed five goals on 33 shots against to the Orange and Black, Howard was able to provide a 29-save shutout against the lowly New York Islanders. However, the candidate for the American Olympic team endured a seven-game losing streak where he allowed four goals against or more three times and allowed three goals against or more an additional two times. His highest save percentage total in that span for a single game was .920. Obviously, you shouldn’t drop Howard, …

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Win up to $300 in prizes in a free, one-night fantasy hockey league

We are running our second one-night fantasy league with DraftStreet.com this Thursday night. Registration and participation are free and you can win up to $300 in prizes. It’s kind of a no brainer. It requires little effort on your part, costs nothing, and the chance of winning is much higher than playing any form of the lottery. So you’ve got that going for you, which is nice. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day.  You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night.  DraftStreet.com is at the …

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Win up to $300 in prizes in a free, one-day fantasy hockey league

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues.  And the best part is that you can win cash every single day.  You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night.  DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes. This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the …

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Flyers Faithful Fantasy Hockey

Well, we are thankfully back and concentrating on the important stuff, hockey! No more make whole provisions or Fehr and Bettman snipes. And hey, who doesn’t love a little fantasy hockey? That’s why we’re going to be hosting our own Yahoo! fantasy hockey league right here on Flyers Faithful. You can sign up for the league here. We will be drafting online on Thursday, January 17th at 8:00pm. Be sure to set your pre-rankings if you can’t make the live draft. And yes, there will a prize of some sort for the winner — but shhh, it’s a secret. (Of …

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