I made it Smith. So far so good. Hopefully Iginla returns and I got 1 goal out of him in 1 game. I probably would have chosen Soderberg if I had known that he was going to fill in on the top line for Krejci. Sometimes the less you know, I guess...
Looking for some advice on keepers for the upcoming season. In my league we get to keep 1 goalie and 3 other players. I'm keeping Miller, Stamkos, and Subban. Opinions on my last keeper? 2013/2014 Roster Steven Stamkos TB - C P.K. Subban Mon - D Logan Couture SJ - C,LW Zach Parise Min - LW Thomas Vanek Min - LW,RW Bryan Little Wpg - C,RW Jason Pominville Min - RW Jaromir Jagr NJ - RW Dustin Byfuglien Wpg - RW,D Brent Burns SJ - RW,D Nazem Kadri Tor - C Roman Josi Nsh - D Marek Zidlicky NJ - D Steve Ott StL - C,LW
Ryan Miller Van - G Chad Johnson NYI - G Tim Thomas Dal - G
Points are based on: G A P +/- PIM PPG PPA PPP SHP SOG HIT BLK W GA GAA SV SA SV% SHO
In my biggest league, I have a crap ton of players on expired contracts, meaning I will lose them if I don't re-sign them. You only get a re-sign every other year. I have two re-signs. The biggest three expiring are Quick, Ovechkin, and Getzlaf. I've basically told the league that I will trade whichever guy I get the biggest offer for. So far it is apparent that I will simply be keeping Getzlaf. I am not receiving offers on him and he had more points than OV last year, albeit at center position. So, I'll likely be dealing one of Quick or OV.
Offers I have so far:
Drouin for Ovechkin - Drouin would have many years of control. 5-7 years if he shows he's worth it. 2015 1st and Huberdeau for Ovechkin - Not sure what to think of Huberdeau? The 2015 1st is not a great team, so it might be top 6, so... that's roughly.. 2014 3rd and 2014 6th for Quick - pretty weak return, although this year's draft is stacked and 3.01 (the 3rd) would probably be worth Jakub Voracek-ish value. 2014 1st (1.06) for Quick + unidentified prospect - need to press this guy to get a formal offer from him.
Its a 12-team H2H points league. My other goalies are Lundqvist and Bishop. The other very obscure scenario is I could deal both OV and Quick and sign Getzlaf and Parise (another of my expiring players). I don't think that makes sense with these offers, though.
I might try to push to get that Drouin offer made for Quick instead of OV.
Still unresolved on which of those three I'm trading, but I did make a trade tonight.
Henrik Lundqvist (2 years) + Ryan Murray (long time) for Brian Elliot (1 year) + Jake Allen (4 years) + Dougie Hamilton (4 years) + pick 3.04 (Voracek-ish value).
Rolling the dice on Allen getting at least a good portion of the gig by 2015, which makes me nervous, but I am high on Hamilton, who I think is probably 2 years ahead of Murray in fantasy value and on a much better team. Getting a Voracek caliber player for 3 years or so is huge with all of the players I lost this year.
Probably Coyle. Vanek and Parise are both LWs. Poms takes one RW spot. Nino is primarily a LW if I'm not mistaken, plus Coyle is still a little better than Nino at this point.
Not sure about Dallas. Peverly still being up in the air changes things a bit. I think smart money might be Brett Ritichie winning a spot, though I could conceivably see Cole there to start until someone outperforms him, since that would probably require less players playing on their off-wing.