Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
So for next year, each manager is allowed to keep one player in each specified position, and one extra utility of their liking. I have a few to choose, and while some are obvious, others could be tricky. Just about all stats are counted in this weekly, deep H2H setting, including hits, blocks, faceoff wins, game winning goals, all the others...
Toews, Giroux, Landeskog, Skinner, Gagner, Cammalleri Karlsson, Kronwall, Goligoski, Muzzin, Spurgeon, O'Reilly, Richards, Kesler, Zibanejad, Luongo, Reimer
Obviously, Toews and Grioux should be there without saying, taking a Centre (and possibly a 2nd, or RW.) For Left Wingers, Landeskog is the only true, growing keeper option. Richards or Cammy could provide a more aggressive presence, though. For Defenceman, Karlsson is a lock, but this is where I thought of using the utility option on Kronwall or Muzzin. Always good having solid D-men stashed for the following season. For goalies, it's tough- Bobby Lu will most likely see another team, while Reimer has just as much potential to be a solidified number one.
I don't quite see Skinner as a true keeper yet, but I also typed Kesler, O' Reilly, and Zibanejad here, because they all have potential for all categories, or already do, such as Kesler's abilities.
I'm in a consolation round, so no big deal, but- I'm already rolling with Hodgson, and Ott has been great these past two weeks. Elias has one assist in the last fourteen days. The only thing I'm losing is his SOG, like double of Ott's output...
- helmutt helmutt Mar 25, 2013 10:28 PM Flag
Ott, Brouwer, Hartnell are all on Waivers until the 26th, then if chosen, available to play on the 27th. Are Ryan N-H, Terasenko, Tanguay, Stalberg, Little, Green, or Callahan good picks to play tomorrow? I can obviously pick one up to play tomorrow night, and have them on standby to drop if a waiver claim is successful
My team totally bombed this week. Weekly H2H Standard Cats, w/ only one IR spot. Malkin is hurt, just recently (real life) placed on IR, and I already have Ward stashed away in long term. Lucic is a total burden on the team right now, but the raw power and talent is still there...
Krecji, Koivu, Elias, (Malkin IR)
Lucic, Lupul, Eriksson
Burrows, Kessel, Hodgson
Suter, Muzzin, Kronwall, Weber
Howard, Niemi, (Ward IR)
Ott, Hartnell, Brouwer, Stempniak, Latendresse, Stalberg, Callahan, Streit, Green are all available.
Markstrom, Neuvirth, Scrivens, Harding are all available for goalie stats.
Are any of these worth grabbing over an under-producing, higher rated player? Playoffs begin after next week, and the team is currently sitting 5th, most likely to drop after this past week's 1-7 loss :(
Is there any hope?
- helmutt helmutt Mar 15, 2013 10:22 PM Flag
If you don't play him, there's you're answer. Unless you plan on keeping him year after year, I don't foresee him being elite in the near future.
- helmutt helmutt Mar 15, 2013 10:20 PM Flag
I'd try for a variety of goal tending. You don't want three of the same team; more variety means more games in hand, and a chance for better overall statistics. And and also, keep in mind, Green is still injured. That being said, Stamkos alone is tempting enough. See if he's got another goalie from a different team to swap for Elliot, or just minus one net minder each in the swap.
- helmutt helmutt Mar 15, 2013 10:15 PM Flag
MDZ certainly may be dropped for now. If Burns earns dual eligibility, (and there's no telling if he will, or how long it will take if he does,) it bodes well for his value. He seems a more physical player than Muzzin, and especially sine you're counting all those bruising stats, I'd do Burns.
Contemplating adding Lupul before he's snatched, but would need to drop someone-
Callahan, Eriksson, or net minder Lindback. I have Lindback while Ward is on the shelf, but still have Howard and Niemi leading the way. Callahan and Eriksson are my least contributing forwards. Standard H2H categories.