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  • Rocketman9 Rocketman9 Sep 20, 2011 10:34 AM Flag

    How's my draft?

    You took Bobby Ryan as your first pick at 8th?

    Also, your goalies are severely lacking outside of Hiller. If Nabby plays in NYI, Montoya is the 3rd wheel and with Bryz in Philly, don't expect Bob to see many starts.

    For a purely offensive league, your D isn't very good and nor are your forwards.

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    • Hiller is one of the best goalies in the universe, but Montoya is a real gamble (not sure how much he'll start, and the Islanders are still terrible), and Bobrovsky will probably start 15-20 games max this season. You need another goalie. See who else is available, or package a couple of your mid-round picks as bait for another decent goalie (Moulson + Jokinen?).

      Drafting Bobby Ryan 8th overall could be a genius move if he has a breakout, elite-level season. I would have drafted Lundqvist 8th overall, but that's just playing it safe. I also like Tavares (C), Backes (RW), Couture (C), Fowler (D), and Eberle (RW) to break out (even more than they have already), so nice picks there.

      There were a few guys ranked by Yahoo out by Neptune this season, so if everyone in your league just used autodraft, they'll still be available. Hurry up and grab J. Hudler [RW, #531], Brunette [LW, #363], Filatov [LW, #447], Latendresse [LW, #352], and Da Costa [C, #435]. These guys should all be starters this season, and should have bounce back or breakout seasons. Package and trade some of your mid- and late-round guys to other teams for better players, or just drop them and pick some of these other guys up.

      As for defence, Streit should be one of the top guys in the league if he finds his form from 09-10, Fowler's got great upside, and Corvo is pretty good. Staal's a great defenceman but he doesn't put up a lot of points. Your other D are guys you will dump through FA by monitoring who's getting hot in the first few weeks. Keep your eyes on Taormina and Larsson, both young guys likely starting for the Devils this season.


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