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  • Chris C Chris C Feb 9, 2010 2:16 PM Flag

    Help moving from 9th to 8th in 4 weeks.

    my team is as follows:
    lineups: c,c,lw,lw,rw,rw,d,d,d,g,g,bn,bn,bn,bn,bn

    Travis Zajac
    Mike Fisher
    Ilya Kovalchuk
    Ray Whitney
    Alex Kovalev
    Martin St. Louis
    Alex Edler
    Sergei Gonchar
    Lubo Visnovsky
    Mark Giordano
    Danny Briere
    Steve Downie
    Jussi Jokinen
    Steve Downie
    Wayne Simmonds
    Andrew Brunette

    Rick DiPietro
    Niklas Backstrom

    Non keeper, 16 team.

    I'm not really sure what to change on the team but it is not performing well. The top free agents are Carcillo, Avery and Afinegenov. Goalies Osgood, Budaj, Labarbera. I'm trying to pick afinogenov off waivers for downie, but aside from that im really at a loss for what I can do, playoff time is coming up shortly and I don't want to miss it by one spot, I don't feel that this is a terrible losing team. Any suggestions or should I just pray for the best?

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    • Off your roster what has Briere done for you lately? Nodda lot.

      Try rotating players in going with a hot hand. bring up. Drop Briere and check FA list. Go under last 30 days and even last 7 days to see who comes out on top. Also teams do bring up top prospects always but that doesn'y happen much this time of year, some get hot,,, keep your eyes open

      Downie is producing pts and PIM's, check out his stats for past month,,, he good, easily out producing Afingwhatever

      In nets you are very weak and need a stud which will cost you. No two ways about it. all you mentioned won't be much help either, Ossy maybe if Howard stumbles bad or gets hurt. Leighton might be good timing for now You are obviously in a 14+ team league if oy uwant a stud "G" dangle Kovy/ St Loo or Zajac and agoalie in trade. Straight 2 for two You give up scoring/ goalie you get back less scoring/better goalie

      It wil only happen thugh if one or two of the other teams have the extra #1,,, other wise you're hooped.

      Good luck

    • i agree you need goalies try to trade for one backstrom should be back soon though

    • The most glaring problem is that goaltending of yours - you're not winning anything with those guys are your only goalies, DiPietro barely plays as it is. Try and trade some excess offense to someone that's deep in net.

    • Drop/Trade Simmonds and/or Brunette for another goalie. Check to see if Giguere is still eligible, alot of people may have dropped him when he lost the starting job in Anaheim, but after his performance in Toronto, he might be already gone. Also, Franzen starts playing today, you should check his eligibility as well.

    • is michael leighton from philly avail for a G?

      emery MAY have surgery & be out for a long time, if not the season.

      id take him over dipi b/c he will def get a tone of starts

    • if your 9th, chances are you can ge to 8th in 4 weeks try making a trade, and say no to afinogenov, no kovy, no points, and the goalies are pathetic so try to make a few trades


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