The Second Season 2014 Fantasy Playoff Hockey Challenge
The Second Season offers users two ways to play postseason fantasy hockey.
1. League Challenge
Choose a roster of sixteen (16) players. There is no draft, each owner will be able to hand pick their roster. You will not be able to change your lineup once the playoffs begins. Once the playoffs start your lineup locks for the remainder of the Hockey Playoff Challenge.
Option 1 - Stack 'em
Stack your lineup with any number of players from any number of playoff teams. Think the Hawks are a shoe-in for the cup? Want Kane, Toews, Hossa, Seabrook and Keith on your team? This is the option for you. But remember, putting all your eggs in a basket is high risk, high reward!
Option 2 - Spread 'em
Choosing this option means you can only pick one player from each of the 16 playoff teams. This method makes it so you always have a shot at the title since everyone in your league will always have the same number of active players. So think about who comes up big in the playoffs, and ride him to a league title!
2. Confidence Pool
The idea behind the NHL Playoff Confidence Pool is to rank the teams from 1 to 16 based on which team you think will win the most games in the playoffs. After the NHL season is complete and the playoff matchups are set, start by sorting the team name in the sequence which you think will win the most games throughout the playoffs, the #16 team being team to win the most games, the #15 team being the team to win the second most games, and so on, all the way down to #1.
Each time a team wins a game, the pool participant will get the corresponding points(rank = points). So for example, if you pick the Hawks to win the most games (placed at #16 on the list), they will get 16 points for every win throughout the playoffs.
After the Cup Finals champion is crowned, we will add up the points accumulated from each individual team and place the final total in the "Total Points" column. The participant with the most points wins!
Setting Your Lineup
There are four (4) playoff rounds total during the Hockey Playoff Challenge. Prior to the first round of the playoffs, the pool of available hockey players will be selected by each owner and submitted to the Administrator. You can keep track of your team during the course of the playoffs, and the Administrator will update point totals at the end of each playoff game.
The chart below lists roster requirements for each team. You must select the required number of players at each position (listed below) from the available player pool. You also not be allowed to set a lineup that does not meet the roster requirements. If your roster is not submitted once the lineup setting deadline passes, you are ineligible to play.
|Position||Number of Roster Spots|
|Forwards (C/LW/RW)||10 (ten)|
|Defensemen (D)||6 (six)|
Note: For players who play two positions, the Administrator will determine their position eligibility. If any of your selected players are injured after the lineup setting deadline, or for any reason are not available to play, you will not be able to change them.
A team will accumulate points based on the statistics accumulated by the players on the team. The chart below lists the point values.
|Statistic||All Position Players Receive|
|Short-handed Goals||(additional) +2 points|
|Power-play Goals||(additional) +1 point|
|Penalty Minutes||-1 point (per penalty minute)|
Ties will be broken by comparing tiebreaker answers each owner will provide with final roster submission. In the event that there is still a tie after all tiebreaker answers are examined, the winner will be decided by your league commissioner in a manner he or she chooses.
2014 The Second Season Hockey Playoff Challenge Settings
The Hockey Playoff Challenge, along with all of our other fantasy games, is FREE to play for the entire season! No purchase or entry fee necessary to enter or win.
The Second Season ("SS") will serve as the Administrator of the Hockey Playoff Challenge and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the settings or anything else that may come up.
The Challenge is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users; (b) legal residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States, Washington DC, or Canada (excluding Quebec) (for purposes of clarity, Puerto Rico is expressly excluded); and (c) at least eighteen (18) years of age or age of majority, whichever is older in their state of residence, or older at the date of registration in the Challenge.
For purposes of these Official Settings, "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a User Identification ("Email Address") and associated password ("Password") on TheSecondSeason.com.
If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the Second Season registration form by going here on TheSecondSeason.com. There is no fee or charge to become a Registered User.
Registered Users can sign up any time up to 5 minutes before the puck drops on April 30, 2014 by visiting the TheSecondSeason.com website. Registered Users are not eligible to register once the playoffs have started, and your team will only earn points if you sign up and fill your roster before the first playoff game. No retroactive points will be awarded.