Fantasy BS | Week 2 Rankings – Zack Kassian Avoids Too Many Men

Late last week, the Canucks was visiting the St.Louis Blues as Ryan Miller back stopped to a 4-1 victory. During that game Kassian had a few words for Steve Ott, NHL named this video “Kassian jumps into the wrong bench.” The video is named incorrectly and Kassian did not jump into the bench, merely hops off the ice to avoid a too many men penalty.

Week 2 is complete. It is only the second week of fantasy hockey, and already a huge list of injuries already affected quite a few teams. Aside from the Voynov incident, a few notable players that have been placed on the injured reserved Zdeno Chara, Nick Foligno, Andrew MacDonald, Paul Statsny, Alex Killorn, and entire power play unit of Tampa Bay Lightning.

Week 2 Rankings and Ratings! The current league standings is already intriguing enough for its own post. With the newly created divisions this year, we can already kind of see a more dominant “Western Conference” aura from the Southern Fried Chicken division. With 29 point difference between the top seeded Dream Killa and the basement dweller 12th Place. While the Northern Stuffed Bisons represents the extremely evenly matched (or weaker) competition with only 8 points separating EVIL EMPIRE and BEAST.

Week 2 Ratings and Rankings.
League Points Ranking Changes FantasySP Ratings Difference
Dream Killa 40 1 == Dream Killa 143.72 -1.47
*EVIL EMPIRE 29 2 == ScratcH 140.39 -0.45
Tort's ULTRA Rage 38 3 == Vancouver Grizzlies 138.31 9.89
Cannons 32 4 == Tort's ULTRA Rage 134.56 -6.28
ScratcH 28 5 +2 BEAST 133.05 -0.91
Rented Mules 27 6 -2 12th Place 132.1 8.9
Never Go Full Retard 27 7 +5 4th liners 123.03 1.55
Mash 26 8 == i@N's JagrBombs 121.17 3.65
i@N's JagrBombs 23 9 +1 Never Go Full Retard 119.47 18.79
Nutfoot 21 10 +3 Rented Mules 119.11 -1.99
BEAST 21 11 == Mash 116.58 0.01
4th liners 21 12 -3 EVIL EMPIRE 114.82 -2.34
Vancouver Grizzlies 20 13 -7 Cannons 109.44 8.24
12th Place 11 14 == Nutfoot 98.9 -6.44
*Leader in Northern Stuffed Bisons

In Week 2, Vancouver Grizzlies took a plunge into the vast Pacific Ocean and dropped a whopping 7 spots into lowly 13th. Tort’s ULTRA Rage unleashed John Tortorella’s fury on the non existent Vancouver Grizzlies with a marginal beat down. The Grizzlies with two key injuries in Victor Hedman (4 weeks) and Johan Franzen (DTD) could have easily soften the blow if a few key players were played between Friday and Saturday.

While the Grizzlies went north for a swim, Never Go Full Retard (NGFR) leaped into 7th place with a 8-3-2 victory against 12th Place. The tandem of Quick, and Lundqvist was solid with 3 Wins, and 1 shutout. NGFR also had the largest increase in Ratings via fantasysp this week with +18.79. Chris Higgins, James Neal, and Dougie Hamilton led the way in Week 2 combined for 12 points.

The largest drop in ratings this week was team Nutfoot with Corey Crawford Day-to-Day, the goalie option looks bleak as Khudobin and Lack are not solid choices either. The waiver wire is thinning as Jake Allen, Antti Ranta, and Karri Ramo are all goalies looking for more playing time. The defence core of Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad and Jake Gardiner are not making quite the presence as expected causing a drop in rating of -6.44.

Weekly Leaders.
Category Points Team
Goals 15 Tort's ULTRA Rage
Assists 29 Dream Killa
+/- 15 BEAST
PIMS 16 Tort's ULTRA Rage
PPP 27 Dream Killa
FW 191 Cannons
HITs 77 Tort's ULTRA Rage
Wins 4 ScratcH
GAA 1.97 ScratcH
Save % 0.930 Cannons | NGFR
Shutout 1 NGFR | ULTRA Rage | ScratcH | 12th Place

Fantasy BS | Week 1 Rankings – Welcome to KFSL.


Week 1 is complete, hopefully I will be able to stay on top of this all year long. As long as the NHL & the NBA don’t schedule too many games on Mondays… Welcome to the 4th year of this league once formally called “No Hockey Lockout”, it is quite possible “Kontinental Flying Spaghetti” League will stick for quite some time. Maybe I will make a trophy out of dried spaghetti in a basket?

Week 1 Rankings and Ratings! This will be the only week where fantasy match-ups will be longer then the typical schedule week. I lied, aside from All-Star Week and Week 1, all weekly match-ups will be 7 days long. This is the first time I have split the league into two divisions as we grew to a 14 team league. I wish there was the ability to view ‘Overall’ Standings with the two division combined, but maybe thats something Yahoo is working on. The affect of divisions are playoff implications. The division winners at the end of 22 weeks will automatically make the playoffs, and the 6 remaining spots will be according to the Overall Standings.

Once again, I will be using‘s analyzer to generate team ratings on their full roster. You can check out the ratings here > Obviously, the team ratings will change depending on the moves that are made, as well as individual player ratings that most likely will oscillate through out the year.

Week 1 Ratings and Rankings.
League Standing Changes Standing Rating Team Rating
Dream Killa == 1st 145.19 Dream Killa 1st
EVIL EMPIRE == 2nd 117.16 EVIL EMPIRE 10th
Tort's ULTRA Rage == 3rd 138.3 Tort's ULTRA Rage 3rd
Cannons == 4th 101.2 Cannons 13th
Rented Mules == 5th 121.1 Rented Mules 8th
Vancouver Grizzlies == 6th 128.42 Vancouver Grizzlies 5th
ScratcH == 7th 140.84 ScratcH 2nd
Mash == 8th 116.57 Mash 11th
4th liners == 9th 121.48 4th liners 7th
i@N's JagrBombs == 10th 117.52 i@N's JagrBombs 9th
BEAST == 11th 133.96 BEAST 4th
Never Go Full Retard == 12th 100.68 Never Go Full Retard 14th
Nutfoot == 13th 105.34 Nutfoot 12th
12th Place == 14th 123.2 12th Place 6th

Sitting nice and pretty at the top is ‘Dream Killa’ with a rating of 145 and he demonstrated that rating is no fluke by demolishing ’12th Place’ with a 11-1-1 record to start the year. The overall matchup isn’t as lop sided as the final score, but a few glaring categories that ’12th Place’ needs help in is definitely the number of Goals and Face Off Wins. With that said, ’12th Place’ has already made a few moves this week to fill those needs that he lacked in Week 1.

There are two teams that out played their ratings in Week 1. EVIL EMPIRE rated 10th overall, ranked 2nd, and Cannons rated 13th overall, ranked 4th at the end of Week 1. The EMPIRE opened the season with a matchup against BEAST, the score was pretty much tied until the very last day. What made the difference? 4 hits, and 2 goals to make it 7-3-3, otherwise it would have been 5-5-3. On the other hand, Cannons managed an 8-4-1 victory barely squeaking by with 4 categories wins (Assists, +/-, PPP, Hits).

When two teams outplayed their ratings, there are two teams that had a terrible Week 1. BEAST, the counterpart to EVIL EMPIRE unexpected success, rated 4th overall with 133.96 sitting at 11th. 12th Place a dismal 1-11-1 was rated 6th overall with 123.2 and is now sitting at 14th at the end of Week 1.

Three out of the seven matches this week were decided by 1 category:
Rented Mules (7) vs. Mash (6)
Vancouver Grizzlies (6) vs. 4th liners (5)
ScratcH (6) vs. i@N’s JagrBombs (5)

The typical Week 1 matchup doesn’t quite usually translate in the next 21 weeks. With a 10 day Week it skews the total points for all categories especially during opening week. Let’s see how the matches stack up to fantasysp’s ratings in next week.

Weekly Leaders.
Category Points Team
Assists 44 Vancouver Grizzlies
+/- 26 ScratcH
PIMS 91 Cannons
PPP 27 Tort's ULTRA Rage
SOG 223 4th liners
FW 304 Dream Killa
HITs 122 Mash
BLKs 87 Mash
Wins 6 Never Go Full Retard | Mash
GAA 1.65 ScratcH
Save % 0.937 ScratcH
Shutout 2 Never Go Full Retard

Good Luck in Week 2!

KFSL – Team By Team Draft Analysis

2014-2015 KFSL Draft is complete, the year is underway. Here is a quick analysis of each team’s draft. Beware of incomplete sentences, misspelt player names (ie. Kootznova, Kutznov, Kutzneuv, it is Kuzetsov), and plenty of grammar mistakes. Similar to last…