mikey287 wrote:I don't believe Bobrovsky will be in the league three years from now, personally. I've been told I'm out to lunch on that, but I just don't see it with him. Which Gibson do you have, John or Christopher? I like Varlamov a lot, but he's on an iffy team. I don't like Neuvirth at all. Luongo is about the best player in that deal...
How bad is your defense? Do Shatty and Kulikov offer major upgrades or...? I struggle to comprehend deals with too many moving parts, but my gut tells me not to do that. Try to trade Ben Bishop for something that helps you...his stock seems to be dropping at the moment...he's going to get traded fairly soon, so I guess maybe until you see where he ends up...
My D is fairly solid but could be improved. Its always hard to have these conversations without giving league details. Its a H2H points league. Points are designed so that top F = top D = top G. Goaltending becomes the most productive position, though, as it almost always does.
Shatty was the 24th Dman last year, Kulikov 42nd -- obviously two guys that should only get better, especially in the case of Kulikov. So, they are certainly not minor additions, a #2 and #3/4 D (start 6). Just to give you an idea, Shattenkirk was 73rd overall among skaters.
Luongo, I guess I just don't really have patience for him this year. Like I siad, if Smith misses 2 weeks and I lose both weeks (and lets be honest, can my skaters really carry luongo and neuvy?) then I have a tough hill to climb (looking like a very close call this week, so that could be 0-3).
Some of my productive players are on the cusp of fading -- Zetterberg, Lecavalier, Marleau, Franzen -- so I'd like to be in a position to take a run at it this year, which is why I can't really afford to wait around on this crappy goaltending situation.
All that said, I think my proposal included too much, I'd probably leave Gio or Gibson out of the deal. I'm going to see what else is out there on Luongo.