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Live Draft is a $9.95 Premium Feature. Click here to see a video demo of this feature.
Live Draft enables you to interactively enter your pool's draft selections on-line as they are made by your poolies.
There is no limit to the number of teams you can have drafting, but 20 teams is probably a reasonable upper limit based on screen size.
The best undrafted Players and Goalies are displayed with drafted players removed as you draft.
Warnings are issued if someone tries to select a player that has already been selected.
Remote poolies are able to follow along with the draft as it is happening (they can't yet make their selections on-line - they'll need to have a phone or IRC connection to where you're drafting).
Remote poolies can watch the draft: http://thehockeypool.com/cgiNew/myDraft.cgi
Everyone can see a list of the best undrafted players per-NHL-team: http://thehockeypool.com/cgiNew/myDraftTeams.cgi
Both of these pages refresh automatically every 30 seconds until the draft is done.
If the Live Draft is interrupted for any reason, you can re-start the Live Draft and it will pick up where it left off.
Players with injury reports are high-lighted in the Best Undrafted charts in yellow, and the injury report appears when you hover the cursor over the player. Additionally, the full known injury report is printed at the bottom of the page.
In the example image below, the areas in RED show the active draft position.
Team 10 has not yet been named, so the team name field is highlighted in RED.
The draft is in round 3, so the field is highlighted RED to indicate the player name should be entered.
For the currently drafting team, stats on how many players have been drafted from each team and how many from each conference are listed in the GREY field.
The summary of all players drafted at the bottom shows the direction of the draft (automatically reverses direction at the end of each round) so that the poolies who are "on deck" to draft next are aware they are coming up.
The Undrafted Charts of players on the right side of the page show the best available remaining players. This list is filtered to only show playoff-bound teams.
Goaltending teams can be drafted by entering the name of the NHL team.
There is a separate, updating page showing the Top 3 available scorers and goalies on each team.