RULES: LEAGUE TYPES


ESPN Fantasy Hockey 2010 (FHL '10) offers three different league types for you to choose from. The three league types are: Standard, Prize-Eligible and Custom. Each of these league types offers a rich and enjoyable experience for fantasy players of all levels. To assist you in choosing the best experience, we will provide a brief overview of each league type.

  • Standard: Free leagues are 10-team, standard scoring leagues that use fixed rule settings and are managed by ESPN. In the Free Standard game there are two scoring formats: Rotisserie and Head-to-Head: Each Category. Free Standard leagues are an easy way to dive into fantasy hockey while providing a satisfying and fun fantasy experience. Users are able to join up to 10 free standard leagues and/or can create up to 10 free standard leagues for a potential maximum of 20 teams See below for important information about standard league limits.

    NOTE: The easiest way to think of this is that all players are able to create up to ten standard leagues. A player may or may not be able to join up to ten standard leagues depending on the order in which standard leagues are joined or created.

    In order to participate in more than 10 standard leagues, the first ten standard league 'slots' will be filled first. Created leagues take priority towards this calculation, once ten standard leagues have been created, all remaining standard league slots are considered filled.

      Example 1: If a player first creates ten standard leagues, then they will be capped and unable to join or create any additional standard leagues.

      Example 2: If a player first joins ten standard leagues, they will be considered uncapped and able to create an additional ten standard leagues - this is the only way to participate in the potential maximum of twenty standard leagues.

      Example 3: If a player first joins six standard leagues, they will be considered uncapped and able to create an additional ten standard leagues - in this example they will be able to participate in a maximum of sixteen leagues (6 joined plus ten created).

  • Standard: Prize-Eligible leagues are 10-team, standard scoring leagues that use fixed rule settings and are managed by ESPN. In the Prize-Eligible game there are two scoring formats: Rotisserie and Head-to-Head: Each Category. Prize-Eligible leagues are composed of teams that have been purchased. For a list of prices and prize eligibility requirements, click here. As the name implies, the winner of a Prize-Eligible league will win a prize. For a list of prizes , click here. Additionally, Prize-Eligible leagues are the only leagues that will award you points in the ESPN Uber Challenge game (Category A). For more information on ESPN Uber Challenge, click here.

    Note: Once the Fantasy regular season ends, ESPN will stop updating the leaderboard, located in the "More" tab on the Fantasy Hockey homepage (applicable for Prize-Eligible teams only). The playoffs do not impact overall leaderboards. Playoffs only impact whether or not you win your league.

  • Custom: League Manager leagues use customized rule settings and are managed by one of the players in the league (called the league manager or "LM"). The LM chooses from a variety of scoring formats and rule options to create a unique fantasy game suited to their specific settings. The Custom game has five scoring formats: rotisserie, points-based, and three types of head-to-head. In addition, there are a variety of additional scoring and rule options like keepers to tailor the league settings to your fantasy needs.


FHL '10 STANDARD LEAGUE SETTINGS
All Standard leagues -- rotisserie (Roto) or head-to-head (H2H) -- use the following standard, unalterable scoring settings.

FHL LEAGUE BASICS (Both Roto and H2H)
RULES RULES
Season Starts: October 1, 2009
Season Ends: Last Day of NHL Season (Week 26)
Teams in league: 10
Player universe: All NHL Players
Draft order: Randomized at draft
Lineups change: Daily -- individually at gametime
Roster locktime: Daily -- individually at gametime
Trade limit: None
Trade review period: 48 Hours
Roto acquisition limit: None
H2H acquisition limit: Avg 1/gameday per matchup
Waiver period: 2 Days
Waiver system: Move To Last After Claim, Never Reset Order
Position eligibility: Multiple possible, ESPN sets elgibility
Total Roster Size: 22 (17 starters, 5 bench)
Goalies (2)
Forwards (9)
Defensemen (5)
Utility (1)

Rotisserie Game Start Limits (total for position):
Goalie starts: 164 GS/season
Forward games played: 738 GS/season
Defensemen games played: 410 GS/season
Utility games played: 82 GS/season

Head-To-Head Acquisition Limits:
Acquisitions: 1/gameday per week (flexible)

FHL '10 LEAGUE SCORING SETTINGS (BOTH ROTO AND H2H)
GOALIES (3) SKATERS (7)
Wins (W)
Save percentage (SV%)
Goals against average (GAA)
Goals (G)
Assists (A)
Plus/Minus (+/-)
Power-play goals (PPG)
Average time on ice (ATOI)
Penalty Minutes (PIM)
Shots on goal (SOG)

FHL '10 H2H LEAGUES ONLY
REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Divisions: 2
Length of regular season: 22 weeks
Length per matchup: 1 week (Monday to Sunday)
Matchup tiebreaker: none, leave as tie
Playoff teams: 4 (2 division winners plus 2 Wild Card)
Length of playoffs: 4 weeks
Total playoff teams: 4 (2 divisional winners plus the two teams with the best records)
Playoff rounds: 2 (2-weeks per round)
Playoff game tiebreaker: Higher seed