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9th out of 10 in my league right now, I think I need some help with my roster :P
Right now, I have:
C - Kopitar
C - Zajac (gets FW wins, main reason I have him + he will be hot later when Parise comes back)
W - Briere
W - Giroux
W - Lucic
W - Ladd
W - J Williams
W - Alfie
W - Clutterbuck (NO points, I know, but he destroys in Hits and that's a category I'll win in every week if I have this guy)
D - Enstrom
D - Timmonen
D - Rafalski
D - Campbell
IR - Savard
Eventually, I will have to take off Savard off his IR and reports say he might be coming back this Saturday.
Who would I drop?
Also, some available FAs that might be ripe for picking are:
C/W - Andy Mcdonald
C - Alex Steen
W - Steve Downie
W - Simon Gagne
W - David Perron
W - Mason Raymond
W - Ryan Malone
W - Radim Vrbata
W - Todd Bertuzzi
W - Brad Boyes
but who would I take off from my roster?
Thanks for the help, I'll really need it :D
If Tuomo Ruutu is still available, I'd get him to replace Clutterbuck. He has more upside with a chance of hitting 50 pts, and gets a TON of hits.
Downie is solid as well, but loses some value where your league doesn't count PIMS.
I'd drop Zajaz when Savard comes back. Parise is out for awhile so if you want you can pick Zajac back up later (prob won't be picked up by anyone else).
One more thing, PERSONALLY, i think Ladd is playing over his head and would try to trade him while he's hot. However, that really comes down to opinion and how you feel his chances are going forward.
Also, wait to see how Savard does when he comes back. He is one hit away from an ended career. You should be able to see 2 games before you have to make a move. If he seems ineffective, you could drop him instead of someone who is doing something.
I know you're in love with Clutterbuck, but why not a winger with points upside? Downie gets his hits (not the same, but better than avg) and will likely end up with 50 pts playing with talent in TB. Also, Kopitar is a bust on faceoffs. His 20 points aren't making anyone shake either. Malhotra in VAN is a faceoff stud and gets SH pts and plays on a good team i.e +/- . Even he seems better than Zajac (who may catch fire later, but when is Parise coming back? Can you afford to wait?). It seems like you need versatility so McDonald is a good fit and good FW. I agree with Daryl, your team as it stands lacks star power. I would trade one of your stud goalies to pick up some talent before you slip to 10th.