Another Garden Party wraps up (USAT)The first in-season Shuffle Up is a tricky assignment in any sport, any season. While we don't want to be knee-jerk reactionaries with respect to the early action, we don't want to be late to early-season trends, either. What's real and what's mirage? These are the questions that make a fantasy life worth living.
The stakes are raised in NHL 2013, looking at a condensed schedule and a microwaved season. If there's ever been a time to be aggressive with value changes, this is the year.
And of course goalies are the craziest and flakiest of all fantasy commodities. Yesterday's zero can be today's hero, and vice versa. A bad environment can sink a good netminder, while a strong defense can elevate a pedestrian keeper.
Your intelligent disagreement is most welcome in the comments, and if you win the debate, you might win the rank. But make sure you provide some reasoning for your disagreement, and a detailed explanation of how you'd change the listing. You can't merely say "Brodeur is too low" without suggesting what goalies ahead of him are too high. Respect the room, puckheads.
Let's try to figure this all out, gamers. Ranks are up first – extra comments will follow shortly. And I reserve the right to tweak this list as the day goes along. Enough preamble, let's get into character.Read More »from Shuffle Up: Tuukka Rask grabs yellow jersey; how good is Corey Crawford?