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  • Steve J Steve J Sep 6, 2012 12:52 PM Flag

    Final Keeper! Lupul or Shattenkirk

    2nd year, 16 team H2H 8 keepers. Cats are G A +/- PIM PPP SHP SOG HITS. Already decided on my first 7 keepers, not sure on my last one. I have no Dmen among my first 7 keepers (3C, 2RW, 1C/LW, 1G). I have the 5th, 16th and 17th picks in the draft (won the league and managed to get a 1st rounder early in the year) Lupul is ranked 110 now and Shattenkirk 165. Should I chance leaving Shattenkirk on the board and try redrafting him with one of my early picks or keep him? Thanks in advance

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    • So there are 122 keepers and Lupul is ranked higher than this. But I dont think they will keep the top122 based on average ranking... I really think you can redraft Lupul with the 5th overall pick, maybe even a better player.

      The problem is: you may start 4(?) Ds and there will be no way a top 10 defender available.
      without Shattenkirk you have no D and are in need to draft one. but you might not be the only one.
      considering the Rank A Ds will be all kept (no one will release Chara,Weber,Letang,Pietrangelo,Byfuglien or Karlsson). So at best you might grab one of the Top B Defenders where Shattenkirk belongs... maybe he will end up the best D available...then he wont make it far... considering your need on D, I would keep him. You may replace Lupul with a better player, but there wont be a better D available I tell you...

      • 1 Reply to Nicolai
      • Thanks a lot Nikolai, you made a lot of sense. Our league only allows you to keep 1 goalie so I know there will be a few goalies, at least 5 of the top 125 overall back in the draft. My second goalie was Niemi so if I can get him back with my 16th or 17th overall pick, I would be very happy. Not sure why they ranked him so low this year. I also have Ladd and Purcell that I'm not keeping who should go fairly early.


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