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  • Huck Featley Huck Featley Aug 19, 2010 10:09 AM Flag

    3rd keeper should be...

    After Malkin and Heatley...would you keep Kipper or Doughty? Or another manager said he may consider taking Doughty off my hands for Rask.

    Nervous about not keeping a goalie as it pretty much forces me into picking one in the first round of non-keepers, but I may kick my self someday for letting Doughty go.

    Thoughts on my 3 options

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    • So getting back to your original question, Kipper or Doughty? The guy to keep is Doughty. Now if you're wondering about trading him away, think again. Rask is a great young goalie in the B system, but It's highly likely the guy who wants to trade him to you has some hard decisions to make and is highly considering letting him go into the draft, but he figured he'd try trading him to you for Doughty as an upgrade instead. Don't do it, you may find Rask available in the draft. ;)

      Odds are at least half of the teams your playing against will have kept a goalie especially if they have a top tier guy so they won't be drafting one in the 1st or 2nd. Depending on where you are in the draft, odds are you'll get a quality starter with your first pick or second, probably one better than Kipper. I'm a Kipper fan, but it's no secret his stats have declined every year for the last 4 or so and Calgary isn't one of those teams expected to do anything. If you can, try to snag a young guy like Howard in Detroit or Bernier in LA with your 2nd pick, freeing you up for another big overall stat producing skater with your 1st.

    • Getting a stud like Doughty on defence is WAY harder then a stud in net.

      Keep Doughty.

    • Well here is a question. What goalies are available in the first round and what number do you pick?

    • This is a tough one. Rask looks like he may be pretty good and Doughty is a stud fantasy defensman, but Kipper is a proven starter who last year put up numbers across the board like you would expect. He is always going to get the wins. He had a 920 sv % last year unlike the previous two sub years in that area. I probably keep him. I don't know about Rask yet, so I wouldn't part with Doughty for Rask. So the option of Rask for me would be off the table at this point. So I don't think in keeping either Doughty or Kipper is wrong either way. But if it is me I would keep Kipper.

      • 1 Reply to chelsea
      • Dougthy is a fantasy stud ! He'll give you 60-70 points next year. About Kipper, I'm sure he'll get 35 wins +, but i
        he's getting old. For myself, I have strong belief in the young Doughty. Don't forget that the LA Kings are on their way of a Stanley cup with the rising of Kopitar.

        I would not consider the Rask option. Even if you don't keep a goalie, you draft 1st. I don't see any problem outta there.


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