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With Quick I'll always like my goaltending more than likely. I traded for Niemi last year among many others trades I made (Got H. Sedin, E. Staal and Pominville via trades as well for next to nothing) and he helped me win me league and playoffs. Not sure why yahoo has him ranked in the 160's right now. I personally have him rated better than a lot of the goalies ranked ahead of him.
I'm a big Callahan fan. I could see him improving on last years numbers and he helps me in hits which is something I struggled in last year. Many of the guys I drafted improve me in that area. Backes was a tough pick, it was either him or Bobby Ryan. I chose Backes obviously, we'll see how that turns out.
Vrbata was one of my later picks, 192 overall I believe so didn't waste much on him. gonna try to trade him, see if I can get anything as I'm fairly deep at RW now.
I think dropping Galchenyuk and picking up Varlamov isn't a bad idea. I have a feeling that the Habs won't rush him to the NHL. He's got a lot of skill, but when you consider that Montreal is generally a more defensive team (though we'll see if that changes under Therrien), Galchenyuk likely doesn't have a ceiling much higher than 35 points or so. Varly isn't a great goaltender, and might wind up doing tandem duty with Giguere, but he can fill out your league's GP and can go on hot streaks. I always try to have one more starter than I really need in my leagues, since the weight of goaltending stats is usually a bit out of proportion with the rest.
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I'm hoping Varly gets more of the starts this year as Giguere is another year older and it's Varly's 2nd year in Colorado so more familiarity with the team/setting etc. I also think the Avs will improve on last year, maybe not that much, but enough to even boost his numbers. I think it's worth the risk to drop Galchenyuk for him.
I messaged one guy in my league that I did a lot of trading with last year and he's interested in Vrbata, now I just have to figure out what I can get in return.