Kraftster wrote:I am in first place in my one money league, but the guy in 2nd has by far the best team. I was really getting excited about some moves I've made to compete with him and then the last place team last night makes a pathetic deal that totally overloads the 2nd place team. It is so frustrating because I have offered more in trades for St. Louis alone and he out of no where includes Slava Voynov in the deal -- a completely senseless decision given his prior love of Voynov, so its not even arguably that he thinks he's selling high on him. He previously traded Corey Perry and Cam Ward for Alex Edler and Patrik Berglund. Then later in the year traded Edler+ for Voynov -- so he obviously loved him at one time.
Kassian + Marcus Foligno + 2nd round rookie pick for Martin St. Louis + Slava Voynov + 1st round rookie pick.
Pathetic. I lost all excitement for this league now.
That's ass. Was there no veto option in your league? Hate when stuff like that happns.
I'm a pretty strict no veto in the absence of evidence supporting a finding of collusion kind of guy. I have to admit that that deal really pressed my beliefs on vetoes. This guy consistently makes horrendous deals in the name of "rebuilding" though. If anything, I'd guess that the receiver was guilty of preying upon a GM who tends to lose his mind at times.
Really does suck, though. At least I won this week and more or less clinched the top spot. So, I'll get some money for that, and if there is one upset in Round 1, I will be able to only play one difficult playoff game (4 obvious contenders, so if I miss one in Rd. 2 that'd be nice). Then its just a matter of needing some shutout luck or something in the finals, which I probably needed before the trade anyway.