Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
For this league i would keep Crosby,Hall,Ovechkin,Keith,Bernier and use the rest of your guys like Eberle to land one of the top 3 goalies in the league(Rask,Lundquist,Quick)
For this league, 5 of your scoring categories are goalie stats. Goaltending in this format is KEY - far more than the other positions as your goaltending counts for 50% of your scoring. You need 2 top goalies like Rask, Lundqvist, Quick, etc. You can make up the other stats by committee, but without goaltending in this format, you'll be toast.
3 to cut: Harding, Strome, Scheifele
Harding is a health issue and you have much better options than Strome and Schiefele (Nichushkin, Drouin, Mantha, Teravainen, Kuzetsov). I would not cut Carter as he's a pure goal scorer and gets tons of SOGs.
Gibson is a franchise goalie - long term he is a much better option than Mason. Sho rt term he may not get as many starts this year but you have 2 guys in Crawford and Schneider who will. I wouldn't bother with getting Palat given your depth and Schwartz is a nice player but St Louis scores by committee so I don't see him putting up big numbers for the foreseeable future. Again, given the depth you have with your forwards, your future looks bright.
I'm in the first year of a dynasty league and at season's end I had 3 players on IR, but had a full roster, so I need to cut three from a 3rd place team.
The players coming back from IR are Malkin, Barkov and Harding.
Who if any should I cut to make room? Stats are G, A, +/-, PIM, SOG
G – Mason, Crawford, Schneider, Harding (must have 4 starts a week while starting a max of 2 at a time)
D - Byfuglien, Krug, Trouba, Lindholm (play all 4)
RW – Perry, Nyquist, Nichushkin, Mantha,
LW – Jeff Carter, Kuznetsov, Teravainen, Drouin
C – Crosby, Getzlaf, Turris, Strome, Scheifele, Barkov, Johansen, Malkin
My thoughts are
cut Teravainen for Malkin
cut Carter for Barkov
Also, 2 other questions
Schwartz and Palat are available; cut Teravanien for either?
Gibson is available, cut any of Mason, Crawford, Schneider for him?
Crosby, Hall, Ovechkin, Keith, and Bernier for sure. As for the 6th, right now I would say Nyquist, but Eberle might be a decent choice as well, and Kesler could be a possibility depending on what happens in the offseason re: a trade or even a coaching change in Vancouver if he stays there would help his value.