Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Jake G Jake G Dec 15, 2014 12:55 AM Flag
I wouldn't buy too hard into Forsberg yet. He's at the very top of the league in PDO for players that have played more than 20 games, which is an advanced statistic that basically measures luck. He's literally #1.
- Jake G Jake G Dec 11, 2014 8:00 PM Flag
Lehtonen is certainly hard to drop, but I would take Bobrovsky over him in a heartbeat. Columbus will do well from here on out with Bob leading the pack.
- Jake G Jake G Dec 11, 2014 7:58 PM Flag
If you look at the numbers in the first deal, it's not as clear cut as you might think (at least on a "right now" basis). Kucherov is performing the best out of all of them and Muzzin scored at nearly a point per game pace in November. Bergeron and St. Louis haven't been too flashy at all, but there's a good chance they will turn it around otherwise I wouldn't have made the deal to begin with. Definitely a buy low, sell high deal.
H2H - G(3), A(2), +/-(1), PPP(1), PIM(.5), SOG(.4), HITS(.2), BLK(.2), W(4), GA(-1), SV(.2), SHO(3)
I give: Kucherov, Muzzin, Holtby
I get: Bergeron, St. Louis, Bobrovsky
I give: Kadri, Jenner, Spurgeon, Andersen
I get: Landeskog, Ekblad, Hutchinson, then Chara can come off IR
I received some big names in buy low deals, but the players I gave up have all been pleasant surprises this year. In my opinion, I'm taking little risk for very high potential reward (giving up Andersen hurts a little though). How do you think I did overall?
- Reply to Angelo Dec 3, 2014 8:21 PM
Might be able to muster Ekblad for him, who I personally think is the real deal but others might have doubts about him. Other possibilities are Wisniewski, Muzzin, Josi, etc. but he's honestly not the most attractive player anymore.
I'm gonna go with Kane on this one. Tarasenko is the real deal, but I am almost positive his production will slow a bit. The Blues' scoring will balance itself out more, and though it will remain their best line, they won't have to lean on the "STL" line as much in the end. I say he finishes at around 70-75 whereas Kane will finish with 80-85. Gotta go with the more proven, elite talent.
It's pretty close, but I would personally take Ladd. Both teams are having trouble scoring, but I think Ladd will come out ahead in this one, especially with hits included. Carter just isn't shooting the puck nearly as much as he used to.
H2H - G (3), A(2), +/-(1), PPP(1), PIM(.5), SOG(.4), HITS(.2), BLK(.2), W(4), GA(-1), SV(.2), SHO(3)
I get: Landeskog, Hutchinson
I give: Jenner, Holtby
Obviously the centerpieces here are Holtby and Landeskog. My roster currently includes 3 heavy-loaded starting goaltenders in Schneider, Andersen, and Holtby, so I've definitely had no shortage of goalie starts and saves. Even though these guys do have the occasional bad game, they have brought me A LOT of fantasy points from their frequencies of starts ranking them 4th, 8th, and 18th overall in total fantasy points respectively. Jenner is currently putting up, on average, about the same amount of fantasy points as Landeskog, but Landeskog hasn't quite been playing to his full potential. I can afford to give up a starting goaltender, so my question is what are your thoughts on Hutchinson going forward? Do you think he could eventually steal the starting job from Pavelec, and can he sustain quality numbers? This is also a keep 3 league, but I don't expect any of these guys to be keepers (maybe Landeskog depending on how well he does for the remainder of the year).
- Jake G Jake G Oct 15, 2014 3:41 AM Flag
Palat. He's playing with Stamkos, and I personally think he has more upside. Hopefully Drouin doesn't take him away from Stamkos though.
- Jake G Jake G Oct 14, 2014 6:10 PM Flag
I say Kreider for sure, and I think I will give a slight edge to Filppula due to his strong start and O'Reilly's slow start, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if O'Reilly snaps out of it and has a big night.
I really like the idea of picking up Palat, but Hertl has such a high ceiling. Palat is playing with Stamkos on the first line and first power play unit, and I think Tampa is going to be a top team this year, especially offensively. Hertl is on a good line too, but isn't getting as much playing time or power play time. I would just hate to see Hertl erupt offensively as soon as i drop him. Is it worth it?
I've been doing fantasy hockey for a few years now, so I've become pretty experienced, but we have decided to start our first keeper league. I was wondering if any of you guys could give me any tips on drafting since the draft will obviously be pretty different compared to standard drafts. Things to look out for/stay away from, how early to draft goalies, things like that. Any tips would help. Thanks!
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