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6 Keepers in a standard scoring 8-team league with 2 added cats (PPG, PPA) C,C, LW, LW, RW, RW, Dx4, G, G, 5 Bench Players
For the final keeper spot I've got a battle between:
Who would you take and why?
Screw Gaborik. Eight seasons in the league and only one where he's scored eighty points. Aside from that, he's never even broken seventy. The guy is so ridiculously overhyped. Add to that, he's played in less than seventy games for four out of those eight seasons and three of the seasons where he actually did play were his first three in the league.
It ought to be obvious that you don't want Timmonen or Doan.
That leaves you with Carter or Toews. Personally, I'm not all that impressed with Toews or Kane. I think part of the reason the Blackhawks looked so good last season was their goal-tending and defense. So, I guess I'd say Carter. That probably wont end up being the advice that you get from a majority of other people though.
- 1 Reply to Brock W
This is entirely how I'm thinknig on all accounts. Doan and TImmonen are replaceable. Gaborik is very talented and very injured. The only reason I consider him at all is his RW eligibility, which is VERY thin. But he's moving from one defensive system to another, so I expect 75 in 65 games.
Its been between Carter and Toews and I can't see any reason why I shouldn't take Carter. Goals are unbelievably harder to replace than assists and Carter is a top-5 goal scorer this year and into the future.
- 1 Reply to Will
I actually consider Datsyuk more an assist guy than anything also Gaborik's career (and recent more relevant) stats show him as a deadly goal scorer not a playmaker.
I like Gaborik a lot, but I want to keep the best player available relative to positional scarcity. And at the end of the day, assists are a lot easier to find in draft than goals are. I'm leaning towards Carter right now, Toews in close 2nd, but Gaborik does garner some serious consideration because of how thin RW is compared to C.