Good news for anti-fantasy owners, bad news for regular fantasy owners: these guys haven't done this yet this season.

With over 100 entries in the first ever Official PITB Anti-Fantasy Hockey Pool, I had to teach myself some spreadsheet tricks to get everything calculating smoothly. Fortunately, I am both a great teacher and a fantastic student, so everything came together nicely.

Anyone who picked players from the Anaheim Ducks got off to a strong start, as Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne, and Lubomir Visnovsky all failed to find the scoresheet. The one exception was George Parros, of all people, who tallied an assist on the only goal in a 1-0 victory over the Sharks. He was the only player in the “Gritty Goons” category to score a point.

Unsurprisingly, two of the players in the “Injury Prone Players” category are already injured: Tim Connolly has yet to play a game for the Leafs with an injury “more significant” than was originally thought, while Ales Hemsky left his second game of the season early with an injury and will undergo an MRI.

Other good picks so far include Joe Thornton, Dustin Byfuglien, and *ahem* Roberto Luongo.

On the other end, Thomas Vanek and Jeff Skinner are looking like poor picks through the first week: both have 6 points, with Vanek scoring his in just 3 games to Skinner’s 5. Ilya Bryzgalov has also jumped out to a terribly good start, earning 5 points with his 3 wins and a shutout.

The big surprise, however, has to be Al Montoya, who has caused dismay amongst his owners by picking up 2 wins early and looking like he might not be the backup he was originally slated to be. Montoya has started all three games for the Islanders and with DiPietro injured (again) and Nabokov not even dressing for the first two games, the job appears to be Montoya’s to lose. That’s bad news for anti-fantasy owners who were hoping for as few points out of the “Perennial Backups” category as possible.

You can view the complete standings below. Tied for the lead, currently, are Jeremy and Will with 9 points each. Both ended up with zeroes in 8 out of 15 categories and both got a good lack of production out of Perry and Selanne. Bringing up the rear is Raj, who picked Vanek, Skinner, Bryzgalov, and Claude Giroux, who scored 5 points to start the season. Those high scorers are killer, but she also picked a number of mid-range scorers who have performed far too well for her, like Kovalchuk, Landeskog, and Yandle. That kind of consistency will kill you.

Look for Anti-Fantasy updates every Saturday morning.

Current Standings

Name Week 1 Total
1 Jeremy 9
2 Will 9
3 Cooper 11
4 JDM 11
5 yobbei 11
6 zack 11
7 Beninvictoria 12
8 Brosef Stalin 12
9 invisibleairwaves 12
10 Kyle 12
11 Shawn R 12
12 Anna 13
13 Erwin 13
14 Fiona 13
15 BrianP 14
16 Courtney 14
17 Grant 14
18 Leanne 14
19 Dwayne Brown 15
20 gog 15
21 Killa Cam 15
22 Vancouverguy 15
23 Frank 16
24 holidayblues 16
25 Jonathan McCauley 16
26 Joy (aka alasmylove22) 16
27 Ryan 16
28 Timmmy 16
29 Tyler 16
30 cbob 17
31 Daniel Wagner 17
32 Eric Blacha 17
33 Josh Peters 17
34 KC 17
35 Mallick 17
36 bergberg 18
37 Cha Cha Cha Charmin 18
38 F. N. Pig 18
39 Joeducklow 18
40 Kristen 18
41 mn 18
42 yapperface 18
43 Donald 19
44 Iron Man 19
45 Jen 19
46 Krease 19
47 mr.t 19
48 Pat Jenkins 19
49 Aderam 20
50 CollinC 20
51 Grant Notenbomer 20
52 iLovePITB 20
53 Julia 20
54 Steve Lockhart 20
55 Steve May 20
56 By-Tor 21
57 BonyZ 22
58 David Jackson 22
59 John 22
60 Noodle 22
61 PeeSeeGee 22
62 puckhead 22
63 seedvt 22
64 Sleepy Lewis 22
65 SweetMonkeyActn 22
66 taokenji 22
67 TDAS 22
68 The Bookie 22
69 BeCanucks 23
70 Geoff 23
71 James W 23
72 Jon 23
73 Rituro 23
74 Brunners 24
75 cwhite 24
76 Double A 24
77 Emerys 24
78 Jimmy F. 24
79 Ken Johnson 24
80 Kevin Walton 24
81 Paul Almeida 24
82 swizzler 24
83 Benjo 25
84 Elexis 25
85 Katheryn 25
86 Rebecca Scott 25
87 Addy 26
88 AJP 26
89 JS Topher 26
90 Lexie 26
91 natevk 27
92 VernonViper 27
93 Ruddiger 28
94 SAS 28
95 dap 29
96 Jacob 29
97 John Fanning 29
98 JW 29
99 Graeme 30
100 Leef 31
101 Matthew L 31
102 abenson 32
103 madwag 32
104 VANSEA 32
105 Raj 35
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22 comments

  1. Brosef Stalin
    October 15, 2011

    is it sad that being #8 has been the highlight of my weekend so far

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    • invisibleairwaves
      October 15, 2011

      Damn your alphabetical superiority!

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 15, 2011

      A little bit.

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  2. Noodle
    October 15, 2011

    I’m 60……curse you Jeff Skinner.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 15, 2011

      The guy is figuratively on fire right now.

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  3. iLovePITB
    October 15, 2011

    52…dammit. I honestly forgot who I chose. I’m gonna go check.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 15, 2011

      Giroux and Tavares were your big scorers. And it looks like Tavares is going to be very, very good this year. Which is very, very bad for you.

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  4. natevk
    October 15, 2011

    Dang it, #91. I’m pretty sure if I picked all my pools with this strategy I’d do a lot better in them…

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  5. Rituro
    October 15, 2011

    73rd?! Aaaargghh. I try to pick winners for a money pool, second-to-last. I try to pick losers for an anti-pool, 73rd. Something is fundamentally wrong with my draft strategy.

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  6. Jeremy
    October 15, 2011

    I’m very pround of the underachievers I’ve chosen, enjoying their race to the bottom (top?). I may have a knack for this, considering how poorly I’m doing in my actual hockey pools so far this year.

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  7. Raj
    October 15, 2011

    Oh no! I’m last (first?) Way to underacheive…
    PS. I know i have a sterotypically brown guy first name, but i am a girl :)

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 15, 2011

      Akh! My apologies, I’ve fixed it.

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      • Raj
        October 15, 2011

        No wories, its not too big of a deal!

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        • Daniel Wagner
          October 15, 2011

          It’s a huge deal! The BIGGEST deal! THERE’S NO DEAL BIGGER!!!

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  8. Cha Cha Cha Charmin
    October 15, 2011

    I’m a solid 37th, I would be lower but I had Kovalchuk, Vanek and Lombardi,

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  9. Timmmy
    October 15, 2011

    Hard to be unhappy with equal 23rd, especially with my fantasy experience.

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  10. Eric Blacha
    October 15, 2011

    I’m glad to be tied with a PITB member, but not so happy to be in a 6 part tie, and 17th place. Damn.

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    • Eric Blacha
      October 15, 2011

      17 points meant. 32nd place. Damn, damn.

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  11. gog
    October 16, 2011

    Hmm, I gotta be happy with being in the top 20, but Kovalchuk and Bryz could be my undoing in the long run it seems. Feels much easier to have players from teams I dislike too, I really root for them to fail (Ducks, Flyers, Devils etc)…

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  12. BeCanucks
    October 16, 2011

    Wooo, 69, drink! ;-)

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  13. beninvictoria
    October 16, 2011

    wow i can’t believe i’m seventh. God Bless you Tim Conolly, you sweet fragile prince.

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  14. JW
    October 20, 2011

    Aw crap

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