This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
It's back. The best sport in the world. And the best fantasy game. Period.
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I've never been a fantasy football fan. My Sundays are more valuable than that.
I love fantasy baseball more than the on-field product. And the opposite when it comes to the NBA.
But hockey – I love it all. As a kid, I'd play general manager with my hockey cards. I'd build forward lines and D pairs. And then scour my parents' newspaper the next day to see how they produced.
It was the start of my fantasy career.
Every year, I try a new strategy. Or three. This year, I've radically shifted my auction approach. In past years, I'd keep the cheap guys and then fight it out for stars at auction. Just like everyone else.
Not this time.
This year, I kept guys totalling 80 per cent (or more) of my budgets. And most of those dollars were for forwards. It forced some real digging, especially on the blue line. But post-auction, my teams are easily in the top-third of both leagues.
And my contracts all look like bargains.
I make mistakes, just like you. Like last year. I drafted in a brand-new keeper league in late August – it was so much fun. And then I promptly forgot I even did it. Three weeks into the season, I was already way behind.
That brain cramp meant I missed the playoffs. Ugh.
You can never let your guard down. Ever. Especially