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  • Jason Chiu Jason Chiu Sep 18, 2010 9:48 PM Flag

    first timer needs help with roster

    ok so this is my first year playing fantasy hockey and in all honesty my first year getting into hockey full time as opposed to just dabbling in it like i have been...so i did a mock draft and want some help with how i did and any suggestions on sleepers...i appreciate it greatly thank you very much

    C:Pavel Datsyuk Travis Zajac Antoine Vermette
    LW: Alexandre Burrows Dustin Penner Jussi Jokinen
    RW: Corey Perry Jason Pominville Mark Recchi
    D: Timo Kimmonen Joni Pitkanen Brian Campbell Tobias Enstrom
    G: Roberto Luongo Chris Mason Jean-Sebastien Giguere

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    • You did pretty good but make sure if you go after Burrows you wait as he's out the first month of the year at least.

      Don't take Recchi as he has no fantasy value. Instead target Hudler as a RW in the second last or last round. Your D isn't as bad as the other guy thinks.

      You might want to try to get McBain over Pitkanen.

      I don't like Penner personally but Jokinen should be huge on first line with Staal (great chem last year).

      Good luck man! It gets more exciting when you're more into it.

    • would be a tough year for this team, sorry man.

      a very simple but effective strategy for a first year is... draft the best available player who does not play Center... :P

      this team is very mediocre at all positions.

      was luongo your first round pick? then Dats right?

      if you draft outside the top5 try to get with your first rounder a LW (Parise,Heatley,Kovalchuk(might get LW,RW) and with your 2nd pick a goaltender like Lundqvist(if u r lucky...),Kiprusoff ... they are very consistend players...

      then pick the best available...

      stay away from Burrows - injured and might not see any time with the sedins this year!! in a 12team h2h format there are also ALWAYS better options than Recchi.

      nice RWs for mid-late rounds are

      Downie or Knuble ! you might often get them later in the draft...


      or you try another strategy... draft only goaltender *gg*
      I will do this later in a league...all i can get...and then I trade them... :P
      perhaps not really smart...nah...try the other way

      • 1 Reply to Nicolai
      • Agreed.

        Don't worry about centres because it's a really deep position in the FA.

        Your D is terrible. You've got to move them up in your draft order and perhaps reprioritize them.

        Draft LW early because there are 5 or 6 LW in the league who are really good. Try also to get guys with dual eligibility like Heatley, Nash and Marleau. Kovalchuk may be moving over to RW so he should get dual eligibility as well.