Fantasy Hockey Beginner's Guide If you are a fan of the National Hockey League (NHL), the only way to heighten the experience is to join the fantasy hockey community. There are hundreds of people playing fantasy hockey and if you want to be one of them, here are some tips we can share with you to introduce you to fantasy hockey. First, fantasy hockey is another form of the hugely popular world of fantasy sports, a world in which a player can build his fantasy team and compete with other fantasy teams. The scoring will be based on the statistics and real time data of that particular sport; in this case, hockey. The National Hockey League (NHL) is the basis of the data used by fantasy hockey leagues and the players drafted in the team are National Hockey League players. An average fantasy hockey league (which can also be called hockey pool) is composed of eight to twelve teams. Other fantasy hockey leagues can have as much as twenty. When a league has a huge number of teams, it may dilute the average of the combined talents of the
players, which can be less fun or more depending on the league you are joining. However, this represents the NHL – the closest to the National Hockey League which now has around 30 teams. There is a type of fantasy hockey league which allows an unlimited number of teams and which uses the same NHL players, so you will find the owners of this type of hockey fantasy team drafting the same players. These types of NHL fantasy hockey leagues restrict the times of trading, in which a player will be exchanged for another NHL player, usually of the same position. The typical way of picking an NHL player in a fantasy hockey team is through the process of drafting which can take place over the various Internet sites for fantasy sports or fantasy hockey. One can also draft players to their fantasy hockey team in person. The methods used in drafting range from the easy “pick your comparable players” which are conveniently grouped in boxes to the harder, more complicated auction style in which owners are given cash and the chance to auction their NFL picks.