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**Writer’s Name**
Jake Ford

[Looks good. Try it out. mcm]]

**Working title**
Shortened Season Fantasy (will probably change)

**What will the article cover? What will it be about?**
I will write an article about fantasy hockey in this NHL lockout-shortened season. Last time there was an NHL lockout, a lot of unlikely players had big seasons and vice versa. I will go over which players I think will sustain their performance for the rest of the season and into next year and which players have been the most/least valuable going forward. There is a good chance there will be a lot of lists in the article based on all these different categories.

**What stance will you take?**
I will have a neutral stance throughout the article because I can. Writing about fantasy sports, you have to stay neutral on every player. One example of this is how a lot of new players draft a lot of players from their favorite team and this is not a good fantasy strategy because there is parity in pro sports and the best players are scattered throughout all the teams. I have my personal fan interests, but I will put them aside here.

**Consider audience fit: niche**
The audience for this article will be any fantasy hockey player and will focus on fantasy hockey players whose teams are still in contention (there are only a few weeks left in the fantasy hockey season). However, I will also look into the future a bit here in order not to leave out some fantasy players. Hockey fans that don't play fantasy may also want to read this because while fantasy hockey isn't real life, it is based on real life and the players in the game a real--they don't just affect fantasy teams, they affect their NHL teams, which have a lot of fans.

**Consider how the article will make contact with readers**
This article will make contact with anyone who plays fantasy hockey. Anyone involved in fantasy knows that you ears perk up when you hear (or read) the name of one of your players, especially when his fantasy value is being discussed. Because hockey is less popular than the other major sports in North America, there is far less fantasy coverage of the sport even though a lot of people still play fantasy hockey. I will try to format this a little differently from my other two articles. It will have more of a list/bullet kind of formate.

**Where might the article fit on TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others**
Though fantasy hockey isn't necessarily a sport (depending on how you define the term 'sport'), it is sport-related, so it should still probably go there.

**Research and practices you’ll need to do to write the article.**
Being in three fantasy leagues myself with both successful and unsuccessful teams, I'm aware of a lot of statistical pages to research and can look at a ton of players both from the perspective of having them on my team and playing against them. I will also examine line combinations and players news from a number of sites. The NHL trade deadline is Wednesday, April 3, so there will be a lot of player movement and a lot to consider going forward, fantasy-wise in hockey. There is a lot to look at.

**What it might link to - literally and figuratively**
There will be links to player performances from this year worked into the article. This will show the reader what I'm talking about and will allow me to keep the article more concise, but still informative. I also hope to include some links to video of some of what I'm talking about--so you can actually see the skill and judge for yourself whether or not the points the players are because of luck or skill (or a bit of both).

**Article length**
Because I will try to put an emphasis on using links and keeping ancillary words out of this one, I'm hoping for this article to be 800-1,000 words (hopefully closer to 800 or maybe even fewer--I want the links to be a big focal point).

**Notes from Class**
Maybe try using anchors (to move up and down a page)
[[ More notes]]
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