Ha, caught you on that last one. Click bait… not really. Truth be told, I’d say there are quite a few Leaf fans out there calling for drastic changes. You know… ’cause they are Leaf fans and they drive Wagons like pros.
I wanted to follow up on my post a couple weeks ago. That’s right, the open letter one. Thanks for all the comments btw. (Still waiting on that juicy Steak) Yes, little Willy is back and he’s sucking bad. Everyone will tell you a different story why that is; Not game ready, on the wrong line, Babs teaching him a lesson, Fortnite hands and not Hockey hands yet. Maybe it was the car crash? I’ve never been in one (knocks on wood) so I have no reference but I imagine even a small one would spook you a bit.
I put him straight away into my fantasy lineups and I’ve gone 0-2 the last 2 games… coincidence? He’s the only change. Before he came back I was on something like a 15-1 run. So yeah, he’s fucking with the Karma of both mine and the Leafs. If you haven’t read Shug’s recent post on the Bruins game on the weekend check it out. The Boston spook it a real thing, folks. We can’t decide whether we want to see them in the playoff or are praying someone else knocks them out. It would seem at this stage the Leafs are better off having nothing to do with them.
While we’re on the topic of playoffs, now that balance has been achieved with Seattle Semen joining in a couple seasons, perhaps the NHL should look at changing the playoff format. They know fans want it. Just the thought of a TOR/MTL or after the weekend a TOR/BOS final would be an epic battle. I mean, if they make it to the finals and are going to lose it might as well be a battle to the death against such a team of hatred.
Back to the open letter post… As you may have caught on, in that open letter post it was more Fantasy Hockey talk than real life because let’s be honest that’s more important sometimes. As a member of the Alternative Hockey League for 20+ years, I have been around fantasy hockey for a long time. I suck at it. In those 20 years, I made it to the final maybe twice, losing both times. The spirit of our league has been to mimic the real NHL as much as possible. We have an active roster, reserve list, farm team, draft picks and salary money to bargain with. Tuesday night is Survivor night (sidenote: I hold the Immunity Puck at the moment!) and we run Champions League games on big nights complete with 4 divisions, promotions, and relegation, Premier League style. Our owners are one of the most mixed bags of idiots you could ever imagine… (more on them in a future post) It truly is the best Fantasy Hockey league around.
What’s the point of this explanation? Well, I was chatting with Dean about some content topics and Fantasy Sports was one that came up. So I am going to see if I can contribute some Hockey Talk, from a fantasy perspective. Darren Millard is here for real hockey talk (That the maker for that). Is this column going to help you win your Fantasy Hockey league? Probably not (you did see my record up above). I will always bring it back to the Alt.HL cause that’s what I know so this might become the destination for fans of that league. I will post stories and chatter from the Alt.HL as long as you guys find humor in it.
We are more interested in your take on things. What sort of Fantasy Leagues do you guys take part in? Open a discussion in the Comments below if you’d like. We can grow this feature however you want. We can even link in or out to other discussions. Your call.
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