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Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno

Paul is a 22-year veteran of the STATS INC reporter network, scoring play by play for the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. He is also the creator of the statistical platform which evolved into the NHL's Real Time Scoring System, which was unveiled in 1992. You can also hear him on XM Sirius and nextsportsstar.com, talking hockey and baseball.In addition to all of Toronto's teams, he is also a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

This week we continue your fantasy pool preparations by looking at the hockey pool strategies that you need to know in order to dominate your pools.

Total Points Leagues

The premise is quite simple, in that your group of friends can set up a draft of players and simply track their scoring points as the regular season progresses. You will need to set up a mutually agreeable time to get together on a Draft day to carry out the set up of the pool. Drawing lots determines the draft order. In addition, teams should agree on the total number of rounds.

Typically, the basic scoring statistics (goals and assists) will be all that is required for the offensive players and goalies are not usually involved. Once the draft order is determined, the draft can proceed with the player drawing number 1 going first and continuing until the last player drafts, to complete round 1. Round 2 should proceed in reverse order from Round 1, such that the last team choosin

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