Fantasy Mock Draft (Categories Edition) 2 teams left

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  1. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    SALARY CAP: $60,000,000 - $80,000,000
    TRADES: None
    DRAFT ORDER: Randomized
    DRAFT TYPE: Snake draft with a twist

    If you are interested in joining this, send me a PM with your top 3 teams you would like to take. This draft will begin shortly after the current one has completed.

    This draft will be similar to the last one in that you are trying to draft a team that wins this season. The caveat is that you will not be able to select just any player per pick. I have organized 620 players into 20 different categories (31 F/D/G in each). You will only be able to pick one player from each category and you must pick the players that are available in these categories even if you don't want them. There are no restrictions on the order you decide to choose from. The categories are as follows;

    EUROPEAN FORWARDS (Russian and Finnish)
    Headliners: Ovechkin, Kucherov, Panarin

    SWEDISH FORWARDS
    Headliners: Pettersson, Zibanejad, Backstrom

    REST OF WORLD FORWARDS (Germany, Switzerland, Czech, Latvia, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)
    Headliners: Draisaitl, Kopitar, Ehlers

    QMJHL FORWARDS
    Headliners: MacKinnon, Huberdeau, Couturier

    OHL FORWARDS
    Headliners: Scheifele, Tavares, Seguin

    WHL FORWARDS
    Headliners: Point, Stone, Barzal

    NON-CANADIAN CHL FORWARDS
    Headliners: P. Kane, Svechnikov, M. Tkachuk

    NCAA FORWARDS
    Headliners: Toews, Pacioretty, Kreider

    USHL FORWARDS
    Headliners: Eichel, Gaudreau, Guentzel

    30+ FORWARDS
    Headliners: Crosby, Bergeron, Stamkos

    U23 FORWARDS

    Headliners: McDavid, Pastrnak, Matthews

    MYSTERY BOX FORWARDS (No particular category other than to keep things balanced)
    Headliners: Barkov, Hall, O'Reilly

    EUROPEAN DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Josi, Hedman, E. Karlsson

    OHL DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Carlson, Pietrangelo, Hamilton

    WHL/QMJHL DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Jones, Rielly, Weber

    NCAA DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Suter, Slavin, Krug

    30+ DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Burns, Giordano, Letang

    U23 DEFENSEMAN
    Headliners: Makar, Hughes, Heiskanen

    STARTING GOALTENDERS (Based on GP this season)

    BACKUP GOALTENDERS (Based on GP this season)

    Each category has players of different skill levels. You should not see players like Kassian being drafted ahead of Nugent-Hopkins for example. I have put in a lot of time to make sure categories with high top end talent lack depth and those with average high end talent (such as NCAA Forwards) do have depth. Every player that was drafted in the first 16 rounds of our current league is available to be selected. There may be some new depth players introduced in certain categories to follow the theme. On top of this, most categories have dead weight players that you do not want to be stuck with (Seabrook, Lucic, Eriksson etc) providing an extra layer to this game.

    As the draft moves forward it will become more clear which players you may be able to snipe in the later rounds. There will be more involvement with this draft because you should be paying attention to what other teams are doing and knowing which players will not be available to those teams. For example, if there are two players left in a certain category (Seabrook and Polak) and you know the other team who needs to pick from this category has cap issues you can force that person into taking Seabrook restricting their future picks even more. Your strategy can go a number of ways.

    If you are the last team to select from a certain category I will automatically move that player to your last available pick. So for example if we are in the 10th round and 30/31 U23 forwards have been selected but you still need that category, I auto draft the last player left as your 20th round pick. You know you are stuck with that player so you do not have to use your 10th round pick on them.

    Full document will be released showing every player available to take when we are ready to begin the draft. You can PM me your top 3 teams in order of preference if you are interested in joining. Certain rules may be tweaked before we begin. I wanted to generate some interest in this draft as we are nearly finished the other.

    In the mean time this thread will stay locked.
     
  2. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    Anaheim - BoldNewLettuce
    Arizona - Joey Moss
    Boston -
    Buffalo - m0pe (2)
    Calgary - Kent Nilsson
    Carolina - Joey Moss (2)
    Chicago - Makaveli
    Colorado - BumDum
    Columbus - Blinny
    Dallas - LatvianTwist(2)
    Detroit - Kent Nilsson (2)
    Edmonton - Llamamoto49
    Florida - FanOfBadHockeyTeam
    Los Angeles -
    Minnesota - belair
    Montreal - OB5
    Nashville - PaulBissonnette
    New Jersey - AveryStars4Eva
    NY Islanders - JonnyGraz
    NY Rangers - Paralyzer008
    Ottawa - Peter Griffin
    Philadelphia - PandaBear(2)
    Pittsburgh - m0pe
    San Jose - SJSharks39
    St. Louis - hockeynorth (2)
    Tampa Bay - BeLeafing(2)
    Toronto - hockeynorth
    Vancouver - Retinalz
    Vegas - BeLeafing
    Washington - LatvianTwist
    Winnipeg - Panda Bear
     
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  3. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    can't see the sheet, have to make it public I think
     
  5. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    If there is enough interest in this draft. we will carry on.
     
  6. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    How about now?
     
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    still not letting me, maybe its just me
     
  8. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    I figured it out now.
     
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    hypppeeeed...hopefully we get enough. should be a good one with the twist if we can get it going.
     
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    Hmmmm I am intrigued. I’ll give it a chance with Chicago!
     
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    Seems almost full, 13 spots left isn’t bad. Not sure how to strategize for this. I feel like an early pick is definitely a clearer benefit here though
     
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    I was going to stay away from this, but I'm curious to see how bad my team is now.

    I'll take the :rangers
     
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    Come on only 12 left, we can fill that.



    Also um... is there trading?
     
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    Trading would probably defeat the purpose of the game
     
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    Yeah, even if not I kind of want to see what I can do tradeless like some GMs last time for a new kind of challenge though I haven’t settled on that yet. I can see it working though especially if say one GM has picked from the category with the most high end guys left but one hasn’t, the one who hasn’t would want to trade up but the other GM would rather not get stuck with too many middling players (cause it’s in theory possible all of one category is gone in a round or still there at some point) so they’d trade back to be sure they don’t get autod too many. Lots of possible strategies either which way.
     
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    Im so hype for this. Thank you Joey, you are amazing.
     
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    It says in the OP "None".

    If there is trading, I'll probably sit out for this one. it defeats the point of a fantasy draft IMO.
     
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    Jeez I read it three times and missed it everyone one. I like the no trading idea for it too
     
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    I'll take :nucks
     
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    Are you able to share the link so I can copy the categories to make a list of my own?

    Actually figured it out. Never mind.
     
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    Care to help out a computer illiterate guy
     
  22. Joey Moss 5-14-6-1

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    When I post a link that’s how the google sheet displays. You need to click on the page to open it in sheets.
     
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    Yeah I can't figure it out
     
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    I’m just copying them into an excel sheet where I can keep track of my picks, stats, and cap hit. I realized I was going to have to format it anyway so I just pulled up the list and I’m copying them to the way I want them
     
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    @Joey Moss ,

    I’m going to be honest. When I heard of this ‘categories’ draft idea, I wasn’t too thrilled. However, after seeing the amount of work that you’ve put into this, and seeing the overall “picture” of what this would entail, I’m really interested in this now. I’m still pressed for time (participating in this latest draft was very time consuming and delayed me on some outside projects that I’m working on), but I *might* be interested in participating.

    Let’s do this:

    1) I won’t sign up right now and will let 31 other contestants try and sign up.

    2) If you are sitting at 30 teams and need one more, then don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll see what I can do in terms of joining.

    Great work and great concept!
     
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