Join The 2013-14 Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool

It’s time once again for the annual Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool. As per usual, we’ve created our fantasy hockey league over on the TSN/ESPN fantasy website. It’s a public pool so anyone can join. If we run out of space in the pool, we’ll create extra pools to get readers a pool for the year. And we’ll be doing the head-to-head writer challenge again this year where we laugh at how bad I am at fantasy hockey where PIM is a stat.

It’s a head-to-head league with the winner of each match-up based on winning the most of the nine categories (G, A, +/-, PIM, SOG, STP [Special Teams Points], Wins, GAA, SV%) in play kinda like the old Yahoo pools we all used to play. Each team has 20 roster spots with nine forwards, four defensemen and two goalies starting each night.

The autopick draft takes place at 5:00 AM on Monday, September 30, so sign up now and set your picks.

Click here to go to the LowdownBlog.com Fantasy Hockey Pool.

Join The 2013 Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool

It’s time once again for the annual Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool. We’ve created our fantasy hockey league over on the TSN/ESPN fantasy website. It’s a public pool so anyone can join. As with last year, if we run out of space in the first pool, we’ll create a second one. It’s a head-to-head league with the winner of each match-up based on winning the most of the nine categories (G, A, +/-, PIM, SOG, STP [Special Teams Points], Wins, GAA, SV%) in play kinda like the old Yahoo pools we all used to play. Each team has 20 roster spots with nine forwards, four defensemen and two goalies starting each night.

The autopick draft takes place at 5:00 AM Thursday, January 17, so sign up now and set your picks.

Click here to go to The Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey League.

The first league has filled up. We’ve added a second pool which is a points pool. It’s draft is at 5:00 AM on Friday.

Click here to go to the second Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool.

Join The Lowdown Blog 2011-12 Fantasy Hockey Pool

It’s time once again for the annual Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey Pool. We’ve created our fantasy hockey league over on the TSN/ESPN fantasy website. It’s a public pool so anyone can join. As with last year, if we run out of space in the first pool, we’ll create a second one. It’s a head-to-head league with the winner of each match-up based on winning the most of the nine categories (G, A, +/-, PIM, SOG, STP [Special Teams Points], W, GAA, SV%) in play kinda like the old Yahoo pools we all used to play. Each team has 20 roster spots with nine forwards, four defencemen and two goalies starting each night. Continue reading

Lowdown BlogCast: September 28, 2011

With the 2011-12 NHL season set to kick-off in a week’s time, we’re back with out annual Lowdown NHL season preview podcast. In this edition of the show, the boys start by picking the top fantasy hockey players for the upcoming seasons, some sleepers for the later rounds and where to draft injured players like Crosby and Kesler who will get you a point per game but might miss a significant portion of the season. The talk then turns to the alleged link between fighting and player deaths and discussion as to whether the connection is there or this is the media trying to make money without substantial evidence. Entertainment is up next as Jackie previews the new fall TV season while getting sidetracked constantly by Steve. When Steve takes over entertainment, he leads the discussion about nude celebrity self-portraits that mysteriously “leak” to the internet. After that, we’re back to hockey as the boys pick their division and conference champions and predict the individual award winners. They also talk in-depth about the playoff chances of the Flyers and Maple Leafs. At the end of the show, things go off-track again as Steve and Jackie talk about who would win in a war between zombies and vampires.

In total it’s a whopping 162 minutes of Lowdown action for you to digest. That’s nearly two-and-three-quarters hours of the classic Lowdown fun and frivolity in one podcast.

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One Blogger To Rule Them All: Lowdown Fantasy Hockey Pool Update

We’ve just wrapped up Week Nine of 21 in the first ever Lowdown Blog Fantasy Hockey League. This is noteworthy because now all four members of Team Lowdown have played their regular season matchup against each other. So who got the upper hand in our head-to-head matchups? Who is the Lowdown’s supreme blogging fantasy hockey pool champion? Standings, results and analysis after the jump. Continue reading

Lowdown BlogCast: October 12, 2010

A couple weeks late and a couple dollars short, it’s time for another edition of The Lowdown BlogCast. We were hoping to get this episode online sometime over the last couple of weeks but general laziness prevented it. So tonight, here’s our NHL season preview.  The show starts with the guys’ championship-calibre fantasy hockey tips for your standard draft fantasy pool and for your salary cap pool. They pick the best players at each position whether you don’t need to worry about money or if you need bang for your buck. That’s followed up by entertainment which is dominated by electronic/dance-ish music in each of Jackie’s single of the week, It Came From YouTube and the Worst of Music. The boys also do a brief examination of the new TV season after a couple weeks. After entertainment, it’s back to more hockey. The boys pick their division champions, season-end award winners and make their picks for this season’s Stanley Cup champion. In all, it’s 85 minutes of classic Lowdown fun and hilarity.

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When Autopick Goes Wrong: The Lowdown Fantasy Hockey Pool Preview

Sorry I haven’t gotten around to it sooner but now it’s time to have a laugh at the expense of The Lowdown Blog crew. This year, we started the first ever Lowdown Fantasy Hockey Pool (though we were a presenting sponsor of the  UWO radio hockey pool). As I mentioned on Twitter and in my last Humanoids column, autopick hockey pool drafts are the tool of the devil. That’s only fitting since we’re running our pool on the TSN/ESPN fantasy platform. Anyway, here’s how the Lowdown team stack up after the draft and how I think they stack up. This’ll probably get me in shit with the boys. On this Canadian Thanksgiving Day, be thankful you don’t have my fantasy team, at the very least. Continue reading