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PICKING YOUR FANTASY HOCKEY POOL LINEUP

1. KNOW THE RULES.

Drafting based on points is relatively easy but most fantasy hockey leagues have many other categories: plus-minus, penalty minutes, shorthanded goals, etc. Do your homework and find out what players would help you in the categories besides points.

2. MAKE SURE THEY ARE HEALTHY AND SIGNED.

Check preseason injury lists, rosters and game recaps to make sure the players you pick are not seriously injured or are contract holdouts.

3. DON'T PUT TOO MUCH STOCK INTO LAST YEAR'S PLAYOFFS.

Almost every year a lesser-known player emerges as an offensive star in the playoffs. They often don't repeat that performance the next regular season.

4. AVOID ROOKIES.

Quinn Hughes led NHL rookies with 53 points and was 53rd in scoring last season. That means 52 veterans outscored him. It's better to pick a reliable veteran over an unproven rookie.

5. DRAFT WITH YOUR HEAD.

Don't pick a player just because he's on your favorite team when better picks are available. Don't avoid picking a player (when he's the best choice available) because you "dislike" him.

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