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- Reply to Arjun Oct 12, 2014 10:31 PM
Sharp for Varlamov is a fair trade...Sharp is terrific but a good starting goalie is more difficult to replace. I'd make that offer.
- Reply to L Oct 14, 2014 7:50 AM
I agree. Don't drop either, try to trade one. Backstrom led the league in power play points last year and has too much value to simply let go.
I think Nicklas Backstrom (the Washington center, not the Minnesota goalie) is one of the most under-ranked players in this year at #70. He was 9th overall in scoring last year and led the league with 38 power play assists. I'd also have ranked Dustin Byfuglien a lot higher, given is PIM and his eligibility on D.
Thanks for the suggestions! I ended up taking Tavares with the 8th overall pick. Tough call either way, but I think Tavares has a slightly higher ceiling and will score more goals.
I'd stick with Datsyuk, he is still great when he's healthy. Turris and Oshie are also good, middle-of-the-road fantasy assets, but more easily replaceable on your roster.
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