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Here are my draft results, what do you think of them? This is the first time i'm attempting to follow hockey since 1997, so, that might be the reason for some old faces...on the whole, what do you think and where might my weaknesses be?
1. (1) Daniel Sedin (Van - LW)
2. (24) Mike Green (Was - D)
3. (25) Antti Niemi (SJ - G)
4. (48) Phil Kessel (Tor - RW)
5. (49) David Krejci (Bos - C)
6. (72) Mikhail Grabovski (Tor - C)
7. (73) Ryan Suter (Nsh - D)
8. (96) Jaromir Jagr (Phi - RW)
9. (97) Alexandre Burrows (Van - LW)
10. (120) Kevin Bieksa (Van - D)
11. (121) Jason Spezza (Ott - C)
12. (144) Teemu Selanne (Anh - RW)
13. (145) Adam McQuaid (Bos - D)
14. (168) Matt Carle (Phi - D)
15. (169) Nathan Horton (Bos - RW)
16. (192) Sergei Bobrovsky (Phi - G)
I kind of lost track of hockey for a few years, too, until getting into fantasy hockey two years ago. Your team isn't great but not terrible. The good thing I found about having a bad fantasy team is that it forces you to pay attention to the non-elite players that might still be available on waivers. I'm more into hockey and know more about more players than I ever have. Ride it out and know you'll do better next season. But don't quit no matter what, it really pisses off the other people in your league. Think of this year as spending time in the minors working on the basics so you can be in the big leagues next year.
You will have to address your goalie situation. You can't afford to trade skaters for top goalies (people will want Sedin for any of the top 15 goalies in the league). Look for players who will at least get you a lot of games - Pavelec, Dubnyk or Theodore may have slipped through the cracks or top-flight back ups like Bernier, Rask, and Schneider.
You drafted a D way to early, you didn't draft a second goalie early enough, you reached for all kinds of guys and your question is 'is Jagr still good?'
Sorry to be brutally honest but an auto-picked team would have been better, you're in for a tough season.
What stats? I'd have drafted Ovi at #1. Looking at your roster, I'd say that you are weak in goal since Bobo won't play much in PHI, Green has been hurt and ineffective last year (hopefully for you he bounces back as a #2 pick). Jagr is a crap shoot. He could come in and put up 80 or just as easily 50. He will get PP time so the pts should come. Other than Green, I don't see a lot of offense from your D. Are you counting on them for PIM? If so, there are easier ways to get PIM than carrying 3-4 mid-grade D. Pick up Peckham or Carkner and get some point-producers on the back end. My 2 cents
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The categories are:
G A SOG PIM +/- PPP
and for goalies
W GAA SV% SHO
I should have mentioned, that I missed the first part of the draft so my first 3 picks were all done via the autodraft. Even after not following hockey for so long, even I would have drafted Ovechkin first..but lets see how that works out.
Since I didn't really know who most of the defensemen were and which teams were decent, I just picked guys who had a good +/- from last year and decent numbers on the power play. I'm sure i'm in for a rocky season, but thats what the waivers are there for. There are only 4 goalie stats, two of those stats can be won with 1 goalie alone so hopefully I should be ok. Why isn't bobrovsky the number 1? he seems to have had a decent season last year?
anyway, here are my goalie free agents
Its quite difficult following ice hockey, since I live in the UK, and I do not have a passion for it anymore (Despite being a Toronto-nian). But I appreciate the help, I'm sure I'll finish in the playoff places as long as I don't give up.