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Only 42% of Yahoo poolies own Neuvirth, the CAPITALS current goalie. Neuvirth also appears to have the inside track to taking over the #1 with little to no competition considering Varlamov's nagging groin injuries.
What this also means is that over half of Yahoo poolies barely know what the h#ll is going on in the NHL and more importantly on their pool teams. Sure, some poolies might have restrictions, are loaded in net or have a tough decision of who to drop, but 42%?...
If he is available GRAB HIM!
WHEN YOU WRITE LIKE THIS, IT'S FREAKING OUT.
And if the only reason you think Neuvirth deserves a spot is because of a hunch you have then plainly it's believable that 58% of leagues have managers who don't think he's worth a spot.
Neuvirth is a scrub. I'm a huge caps fan, and every time Neuvirth faces a shot on goal my stomach turn for fear that its a goal. overall, he's extremely unreliable and the only thing he has going for him is that hes on the caps.
- 1 Reply to jon
A scrub, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
A 2.22 GAA and has only let in 5 over his last 3 games. Looks to me like he's holding up his end and not relying on the Caps' offense.
So as a "huge Caps fan," would you say that the oft injured Varlamov is more reliable despite the fact that it appears that his groin is made of spaghetti?
There are many leagues that are not as deep as yours so many goalies are untaken in them. If a league has 8 teams, there are only going to be 16-24 goalies taken. There are 30 teams in the leagues. Some starters won't be taken. Some leagues are just a bunch of buddies and have even less than 8 teams.
Chill out? Nobody is freaking out here. I'm just having some fun making and defending my point.
As for losing the #1 spot, it can just as easily be lost to injury.
As for talking about the future and who is going to play, it's called anticipation, a hunch, buying low, foresight, a gut feeling, a gamble, risk/reward, insight...
It's often the difference between winning and losing a pool my friend.
They taught me in law school never to assume. They also warn against faulty logic. Your post above is guilty on both fronts.
There are lies, damn lies and then statistics...
What I mean is that the 42% number or Neurvirth owners takes into consideration ALL yahoo! managers. Even those who are NOT active, those who don't care, those who have dropped their team or stopped checking... those who are losing... ALL managers across the board.
I think you get my point: Owned % is a skewed statistic and unreliable.
- 1 Reply to molisano
I take your point Molisano, but I think it's fair to say that "even those who are NOT active, those who don't care, those who have dropped their team or stopped checking... those who are losing" make up a small percentage of the total number of teams in Yahoo.
- 1 Reply to Sayon U
Bruce is loyal to WINNING -> Do you think he cares who wins? Both goalies are young at 22 and had showed potential.
Bruce will play whoever is PLAYING well -> Even when Varlamov is healthy, Bruce will have to take it easy on him or risk further injury. That's the way is been so far, why should that chance now. Furthermore, if you know anything about groin injuries, like concussions, happen more frequently and more severely than the previous.
Was Bruce LOYAL to Varlamov last season giving Theodore the majority of starts? Sure, Varlamov had another groin injury then... THAT'S EXACTLY MY POINT!
With regards to contracts. Varlamov is RFA after this season. Neuvirth is RFA after 2011/2012. Neuvy could be around longer.
All of these signs point in Neuvirth's favor.
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