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  • Brandon Brandon Jan 10, 2013 9:50 AM Flag

    Help with Best Draft Strategy

    Ok, great stuff. KEEP IT COMING! So I am getting mixed opinions on Dman early. One guy says never before round 6 while another say try and get a stud early. Interesting. I want to know more. Can anyone look at how my league is setup and tell me the best way to go about my whole draft? I want help with the draft not the entire season. Who are the later round sleepers I should be looking for?

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    • hey... yeah first round, go offensive forward that you know is gonna carry your team. after that, take best players available... anyone that has a strict round by round position rule isn't gonna win. you can wait till the end for d-men if necessary, but don't wait too long for a goalie... get at least 1 from round 2-4, and get 3 decent goalies in total. again, no strict rules... i usually wait on goalies, but this year i got 4 all pretty early cause those were the best players available... and at least 1 other person will always come up short on goalies and overpay you to trade for one. sleepers available at every position, too many to list... either young guys who are being given a 1st or 2nd line role, or a vet coming off a bad year, but with a good history before that. hope that helps.

    • Nail Yakupov
      (Edm - RW)

    • Do not draft a defenseman early, Jason a is an idiot and clearly lost his fantasy league last year because he picked a dman in the first round. Don't even think about picking a defenseman until at least the fifth or sixth round

    • Go Goalie early and often. There are so few good goalies, and they account for almost half of the stats, piling up goalies is a good move. Early, draft guys who do multiple things and who are consistently healthy; a Backes who scores some, shoots alot, gets some PIMS and a good +/- over a pure goal scorer who doesn't do much else (this depends on how broad your stats are). On the back end of the draft, try young/rookie players or guys who are coming off an injury or whatever. For D, you only have 2 active D slots, so you can draft one in the middle rounds and find someone later, then toss in 2-3 high upside D on your bench. Focus on G, then forwards, then D.


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