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chris.wassel - who has written 20 posts on Daily Faceoff.

Just a hockey blogger trying to make it in this crazy fantasy hockey world.

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How the Chara Hit Affects Your Fantasy Hockey Team

Friday, March 11, 2011

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The question does sound self serving at the surface but this will be brief so everyone can ring in on the debate here.  So how does the Zdeno Chara hit really effect your fantasy team?  We will answer that in three quick steps but first as you know, here is the video of the hit…

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How To Play Nice With Fellow Owners

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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There is really no picture or logo needed this week but we have one below us anyway just for the readers. Sometimes honesty and a little gentlemanly play does go a long way.  Why are we doing a short piece like that this week.  Simply because trade deadlines bring out the animal in everyone.  Now…

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How to Work the NHL Trade Deadline for Your Fantasy Hockey Team

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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That is right ladies and gentlemen.  The 2011 Trade Deadline is just a couple days away.  Already there have been 22 trades since February 9th and countless players placed on waivers and many have cleared.  The names have been enough to fill a stats page full and potentially there are many more twists to come…

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How to Project Kaberle to Your Fantasy Hockey Team

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Now that Tomas Kaberle is on the Boston Bruins, it would seem a lot has changed and that may be so.  Since the trade involved a prospect, a conditional pick, and Boston’s 2011 1st round pick, the impacts short-term will have to be based on only Kaberle’s contributions to Boston. The hardest part of a short term…

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How To Make The Right Move

Friday, February 11, 2011

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The trade deadline came and went in one of my bigger dynasty leagues over the weekend.  The NAFHA (North American Fantasy Hockey Alliance) had their trade deadline show on Saturday Night.  Take a listen to this because there were seventeen trades in all that went down during the first 90 minutes of the show. We…

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How To Gauge Trades To Make Your Own

Friday, February 4, 2011

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The answer to the above question is not likely but it is time to read below and look at a table as well to make the most informed decision in how to gauge trades to make your own. Every Fantasy Hockey GM is curious when a trade goes down to see what each team acquired…

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How To Weather “The Weather”?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Today we take a look at the weather (in two ways) and how it can impact your fantasy hockey experience.  The first question that is immediately asked is how can weather actually impact your fantasy hockey experience?  Well it has many profound and obvious ways of doing so. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic or…

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How To: Identify a Player’s Injury

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Today we discuss the second part to our installment from last week that begged the question, so how do you survive injuries?  Now no one in their right mind can see injuries before they happen or necessarily prevent injuries.  However, with a little knowledge and a touch of common sense, these maladies can be figured…

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How to Survive Fantasy Hockey Injuries

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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They happen every year.  It is the scariest thing for any fantasy hockey GM to ever see.  Their key player has just gone down with a significant injury for “X” amount of time.  Everyone hears horror stories of that poor team owner who had like seven or eight guys all on the IR at once…

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Devil Down: Deadline passes, team under cap (updated)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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UPDATED: Tom Gulliti of The Record assumes the New Jersey Devils will sneak under the cap and play with a 20 man roster after officially placing Anssi Salmela and Bryce Salvador on waivers.  Adam Mair remains at practice despite not having a contract. With only a few minutes until the Wednesday 3pm ET deadline, the…

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