Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
Can keep 6 of the following players and wanted opinions on the 6 best:
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.
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...
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lol, I know I listed 7.. Those were the 7 I was debating with... I'd like to keep 2 goalies because the goalie categories are 50% of the league.. 10 teams in the league with a slight possibility of expanding to 12.
You like Eriksson a lot? You didn't list Sharp. Not as high on him? Hopkins you think will continue to grow stronger?