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Which NHL team is better for fantasy purposes? I'm in a league where we draft full teams instead of individual players. I'm up to draft, but can't pick between these two teams (Vancouver and Calgary are the best available along with New Jersey).
I can only pick one. Thanks!
That true but look at the teams taken before you.
They are all awful defensively.
Detroit gives up like 20 shots a game but Osgood is shit, so you can easily beat any stats he puts up. Except in wins it will be close.
SJ really is the only team with a goalie in Nabokov.
And you could argue Pitts with Fleury, I just dont like the guy.
Compared to Philly, Caps and Chicago, I think with Hiller and Giguere your way ahead.
Emey and Boucher will be good but not a hell of a lot better than Anaheim. Washington is just a mess in net, and with Chicago Huet has never proven to be anything special.
So you can easily compete with each of these teams every week with the Ducks.
I think its fucking stupid how trading is not allowed but whatever. Best of luck in this man.
I appreciate the insight. Unfortunately, trading isn't allowed, but you definitely gave me some more food for thought. The one thing I fear with Anaheim (especially after the loss of Pronger) is their goals against average. I think Giguere and Hiller are solid, but it's impossible to put up Luongo or Brodeur like stats when you're being peppered every night. Wow, this is so hard.
In that case I would take Anaheim especially if its not a keeper, trust me.
Your getting Giguere and Hiller in net. No Luongo or Brodeur but strong enough to keep you competitive and with the options up front you can easilt work a trade, if thats allowed ?, to improve.
For offense you got Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan. Great first line. Way ahead of any line put on the ice by VAN/CAL/NJ.
And for just this season you will benefit a lot from Selanne and Niedermayer. They will retire soon so if this was a keeper I wouldn't suggest the Ducks but for this season, take them.
Plus you got Saku Koivu and Ryan Whitney who had a tough season last year with injuries, but will be a PP specialist with S. Niedermayer.
Its your pick but knowing now what teams have been taken, I'd take the Ducks.
Best of luck.
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Take NJ, I took them in a similar league as yours last season and won it all.
And that was with Brodeur being out all season basically...
If you make some good trades for dman your golden cuz thats about all NJ lacks.
Clarkson is good for PIMS and a decent number of points.
Got Parise who will out perform anyone on Cal or Van, at least 5 points more than Iggy.
Zajac had a break season last year and should match that point total this year.
Elias still good for 70 points, 30 goals.
And then theres Langenbrunner...
Up to you but its a tough choice thats for sure.