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Just drafted this morning, wondering if I should be looking at upgrades anywhere via trade or FA.
Twelve teams, points league, third-year of five-year keeper, 18 roster spots per team (8 keepers).
Skaters: G (1.5), A (1.0)
Goalies: W (2.5), SO (3.0)
C: *Henrik Zetterberg (C, LW), *Jamie Benn (C, LW)
LW: *Taylor Hall, Max Pacioretty
RW: *Corey Perry, *Marian Hossa
D: *Tobias Enstrom, Jack Johnson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jamie McBain
G: Cory Schneider, Devin Dubnyk
BN: Gabriel Landeskog (LW), Joffrey Lupul (LW, RW), Jakub Voracek (RW), Brayden Schenn (C), Jonathan Huberdeau (C), *Corey Crawford (G)
* Denotes keepers
Fairly solid on the offense (no high-end talent, but a lot of second-tier offense), but I'd be looking to upgrade my goaltending...big time. Schneider is *probably* a starter, and *probably* a top rate one, though it remains to be seen how much playing time he'll get. Dubnyk has potential, but on a defense-light team like the Oilers, he's not going to get many shutouts, and will be lucky to crack thirty wins. Crawford is another "bubble" starter, which leaves you with no sure bets in net. So if I were you, I'd try to swing a trade for another team's second goaltender. Guys like Niemi and Hiller are underrated by Yahoo, but they both start a lot of games, get their fare share of shutouts, and (unless you *don't* think last year was an anomaly for Anaheim) should both cross the 30 win threshold this season.
Just my two cents, for whatever it's worth.