From the Press Box: How To Be The King

From the Press Box: How To Be The King

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This week, I have a chance to toot my own horn, because as a second-year expansion team in the esteemed RotoWire THL league, I've already clinched first place for this season with two weeks to go in the schedule.

To win this league, I took a lot of the advice that I've shared in this space, and I hope you've done the same.

This is not a fluke occurrence, as I've thoroughly examined the fantasy hockey space for the past 25 years and have won many annual titles over that period. That's why I'm here.

Let's talk about some of the key resources that led to my success this season.

Topping that list: RotoWire's NHL depth charts.

Knowing who's playing with whom at any point in time is a key consideration. You want those guys getting the playing time next to the top players everyone recognizes. You also need to know who's set to see power-play time and who's starting in goal (also found on RotoWire) on every game night.

After that, your preparation involves a bit of math.

Take care in understanding the rules of your draft and the scoring categories. This will cause you to weigh the relative importance of forwards, defensemen and goalies in your pools. Draft in accordance with those weights. For instance, there's little point in drafting goalies early unless the relative weight of their impact dictates you do so.

Unlike financial statements, I will say that past performance is indicative of

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Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno is co-host of the RotoWire fantasy hockey podcast, PUCKCAST with Statsman and AJ. He has been an accredited member of the Toronto sports media for more than 20 years. Paul also helps with RW's DFS podcast and is a contributing writer for RW NFL, MLB and CFL content. Follow him on twitter: @statsman22.
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