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  • harmon harmon Feb 8, 2014 11:45 AM Flag

    Olympic break - how are your teams faring?

    Looking at Bulldozier1963's mid-season review post gave me the idea for this. We're slightly past the mid-way point of the season. How are your teams faring in general? How's your best team doing (and who is on it's roster)? Who have been the biggest surprises and disappointments (for your teams specifically or in general)? What would you have done differently in the draft if you could?

    I'll start it off. Of the 6 teams I started the season with, I'm in 1st place in three, 2nd in two and 3rd in one.

    My team with the best record in head to head is 100-30-10, with 210 total points I'm 30 points clear of 2nd place. The roster:

    Crosby, Thornton, Couture
    Hartnell, Kunitz, Zetterberg
    Vrbata, Simmonds, Pavelski
    Yandle, Karlsson, Burns, Byfuglien, Keith
    Hiller, Varlamov, Lehtonen

    My team with the best record in rotisserie is 11 points clear of 2nd with 104 points.

    Crosby, Backstrom, Schwartz
    Kunitz, Dubinsky
    Wheeler, Ericsson
    Byfuglien, Keith, Wisniewski, Sekera, Green, Giordano (recently dropped MacKinnon for a D as I'm running out of games for RW and am under for D)
    Crawford, Fleury, Nabokov

    Biggest surprises: Didn't expect Patrick Sharp or Marion Hossa to have such spectacular seasons thus far. Sharp usually went in the 4th or 5th round in each draft, and Hossa was available in most well into the later rounds (10+). Jagr and Iginla's continued dominance. Breakout seasons by Harding, Bishop, Okposo, Steen (hell, all of STL for that matter), Turris, JVR, MacKinnon, MacArthur, Johansen, Niskanen, Schwartz, Perron, Jussi Jokinen...many more.

    Biggest disappointments: Stamkos' broken leg. Harding's spectacular season interrupted. Datsyuk / Letang / Gaborik / E. Kane / Ericsson injury problems. The Edmonton Oilers as a whole - Yakupov in particular.

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    • im in 2nd place. 100-70-28
      my team
      ribeiro, tatar, ladd
      lecavalier, tarasenko, abdelkader
      markov, trouda, boychuk
      hosaa, b richards, suter
      j williams, o jokinen, j ericsson
      cammalleri, lupul, flippula
      price, lehtonen
      im glad filppula is doing well, disapponted about ericsson because of injuries.

    • My best team so far:

      Standard Yahoo random head to head league

      Tavares, Backstrom, Seguin
      Couture, Kunitz, Hartnell
      Lupul, Vrbata, Reilly Smith
      Burns, Byfuglien, Karlsson, Subban, Keith
      Niemi, Bernier, Holtby

      First place in the league by 23 points. 117-43-20 record. I really like the team, it's solid across the board week in, week out. I think the most impressive thing about it is that I have yet to lose a weekly matchup - 17 straight victories!

    • I'm really happy with my team I think its my favourite team I've ever had in the 7 years I've been doing fantasy hockey pools, I play every season with only one team so this is my only team. Its H2H league 10 teams we count Players: G A PTS PIM PPP HITS SOG +/- Goalies: W SV% GAA SO

      I'm in first place with a record of 130-54-20 280 points, 24 points ahead of the guy in second. The roster:

      Joe Thornton - C
      Brad Richards - C, LW
      James van Riemsdyk - LW
      James Neal - LW, RW
      Corey Perry - RW
      Patrick Kane - C, RW
      Erik Karlsson - D
      Drew Doughty - D
      Torey Krug - D
      Cam Fowler - D

      Ryan Johansen C, RW
      Jaden Schwartz C, LW
      T.J. Oshie C, RW
      Blake Wheeler RW
      Scott Hartnell LW
      IR Valtteri Filppula C, LW

      Roberto Luongo - G
      Ben Bishop - G
      Anton Khudobin - G

      BIGGEST SURPRISES: I knew JVR was going to have a good season so I'm not surprised there, I didn't think Fowler was going to be that good this season and by the start of the season I had no idea who Krug was. I'm really surprised by how quickly Johansen has adjusted into the NHL and how well he is playing this season I'm so happy I picked him up off waivers same with Schwartz, Oshie, Filppula, and Khudobin. I defiantly struck gold when grabbing them off waivers. But my biggest steal in the waiver wire by far has been Ben Bishop! Probably my MVP of my team also its between Bishop, P.Kane, C.Perry, and Karlsson.

      BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS!: I would say no one to be honest with you if I had to choose probably B.Richards I thought he was going to have a year like he did in 2009-2010. I also wish I drafted Jeff Carter, I was so close of getting him, also disappointed I drafted Cam Ward so early.

      • 1 Reply to Tyler Durden
      • Here are my draft results

        1. (8) Patrick Kane (Chi - C,RW)
        2. (13) Corey Perry (Anh - RW)
        3. (28) Erik Karlsson (Ott - D)
        4. (33) James Neal (Pit - LW,RW)
        5. (48) Roberto Luongo (Van - G)
        6. (53) Joe Thornton (SJ - C)
        7. (68) Cam Ward (Car - G)
        8. (73) Drew Doughty (LA - D)
        9. (88) James van Riemsdyk (Tor - LW)
        10. (93) Blake Wheeler (Wpg - RW)
        11. (108) Brad Richards (NYR - C,LW)
        12. (113) Brad Marchand (Bos - LW)
        13. (128) Mike Richards (LA - C,LW)
        14. (133) Scott Hartnell (Phi - LW)
        15. (148) James Reimer (Tor - G)
        16. (153) Ryan Callahan (NYR - RW)
        17. (168) Dan Hamhuis (Van - D)
        18. (173) Cam Fowler (Anh - D)

        The guy took Jeff Carter in the 8th round 75th overall. After this draft I really liked the 8th overall pick but I remember I was hoping to nab Kessel with the pick but he was chosen right before I took P.Kane, like I said I love how my team turned out and its one of my favorite and one of the best I've had. I only have one lose in H2H this season and it was in week one and then in week 4 I had a tie and the rest of the weeks its been wins against the guy I been going against week after week.


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