Customizable Player Points
We provide the ability to customize your
player's points. This includes the ability for you to set 11 different
types of players (see further below for Goalie and Team stats):
(Want Rotisserie style scoring information?)
Stat categories for goaltenders:
The inverted GAA is a powerful feature for pools who score points on GAA for goalies.
For example, a common scenario is that you have a points system where a lower GAA means more points for the poolie.
Let's say you award 100 points for a 2.4 GAA, less points for higher, more points for lower.
This means you calculate the points for GAA as follows: (2.4 / GAA) X 100
If we say GAA' = ( 1.0 / GAA ) then we can re-write the equation: 2.4 X GAA' X 100
And by the transitive properties of multiplication: GAA' X (2.4 X 100) = GAA' X 240 = Points for GAA
To set this scoring up on TheHockeyPool.com, select Invert GAA on the Administrator's Customize Point Scoring page and set GAA scoring to 240, you get the desired result; a GAA of 2.4 is 100 points, higher is fewer points, lower is more points.
"Positive +/- Only" does not mean "I will never lose points from a change in +/-".
It means: +/- is a bonus to the player's points - that is, it will only contribute 0 or more points to the players stats - or stated a different way - the players score will never go below his actual goals plus assists score.
A rating of -1 overall in +/- will add 0 points, just like a rating of -24 will add 0 points. When a positive +/- decreases, the points you get from +/- goes down.
If you expect +/- points to be evaluated per game instead of based on the overall stat, that is not how we calculate that stat and here's why:
The stat itself is to track consistency; is he on-ice for more goals for than goals against (at even strength)? By awarding points based on the overall stat, drafting a player with a higher +/- rating at the end of the season is what you want to do. If you award the stat per game, then you don't care what the overall +/- ranking is.
In fact, with per game, a player who has a negative +/- but oscillates between say -10 and -8 each game all season would end up with more points than a player who steadily builds his +/- stat up to +25, and that just seems wrong. The minus -10 player would get two points each night he improved his +/- to -8. The next game he would get 0 points when he dropped back -2 to a total of -10. Over the season, the points he gets from +/- could be close to 80 points which seems not to be what a player with -10 +/- ranking should earn. Essentially, a per game calculation of +/- would reward the most inconsistent players; players with the wildest +/- swings. This is why we calculate the +/- points based on the overall stat.
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