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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
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...
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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.