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  • James Simmons James Simmons Aug 14, 2012 5:49 PM Flag

    Keeper Opinions

    Can keep 6 of the following players and wanted opinions on the 6 best:

    Josh Bailey
    Stu Bickel
    Dan Boyle
    Danny Briere
    Kyle Brodziak
    Ryan Callahan
    Loui Eriksson
    Ryan Getzlaf
    Chris Kunitz
    Paul Martin
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
    Alex Ovechkin
    Bobby Ryan
    Patrick Sharp
    Kimmo Timonen
    Radim Vrbata
    Ray Whitney
    Devan Dubnyk
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Jonas Hiller
    Carey Price

    Leaning towards: Ovi, Fleury, Price, Sharp, Ryan, Getzlaf, Boyle..


    Forwards/Defensemen Stat Categories: Goals (G), Assists (A), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Points (PPP)
    Goaltenders Stat Categories: Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Saves (SV), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)

    Substituting PIM for hit/blocks this season.


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    • I'd basically agree with your 4 forward choices; at C it's close between Getzlaf and RNH, but in a league where PIMs count and shots don't, Getzlaf is awesome. I'd also consider Sharp and Eriksson to be a toss-up, but I lean towards Eriksson personally.

      Boyle is definitely the best D of the bunch but he's highly replaceable at this late stage of his career and he's hardly a "must-have". Considering the quality of your other forwards it's hard to make the case for him.

      Fleury and Price are both great goalies, but they're not top 5; I'd definitely keep 1, but whether or not you keep both depends on what options are available in the draft. If the choices are thin, then yeah, go 4F, 2G. Otherwise, I'd go 5F and 1G.

      If I had to name names, either scenario will definitely have Ovie, Fleury and Ryan - with my personal preference adding Getzlaf and Eriksson. The 6th man would be dependent on position availability, and would come down to Price (G thin), RNH (C thin), or Sharp (W thin).

    • first you have chosen 7 players, not 6 ;)

      I would keep the following 6:


      these are your top 5 players ! A very good group to keep around for a long time to come.
      Eriksson is better than Sharp ! He will be a superstar for years to come in this league.

      So for #6 you have some options

      First Carey Price - strong goaltender on a contender for the #1 overall pick. Fleury will get you wins, but less now with Vokoun a strong candidate to get 30games+

      Second Ryan Getzlaf - for years he is a 100pts breakout candidate... I think this year again... but he disappointed the last season... still lots of talent.

      If you can grab a great goaltender in the draft I may would consider give Getzlaf another try... if you have a lot of teams in your league and pick late... maybe keep Price...

    • What is the other manager in your league going to keep?


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