Aviators

 

Another simple audit. Points-only, no goalies. Some interesting keeper questions, including the likes of Frolik, Vanek, Gagner, Wolski, and Derek Roy. Thanks to DobberHockey reader Andy for sending this one in.

 

 

The League

 

OPHL

 

The Team


London Aviators

 

The Rules


10 Team Keeper League


Points only (Goal = 1, Assists =1)


10 Keepers


Draft each off-season to fill out roster to 20


Must have at least six defenseman at all times during the season


The Roster

 

His keeper selections:

 

Fowards:
Danial Alfredsson
David Booth
Brandan Dubinsky
Michael Frolik
Sam Gagner
Paul Kariya
Anze Kopitar
Ilya Kovalchuk
David Krejci
Milan Michalek
Derek Roy
Jason Spezza
Thomas Vanek
Wojtek Wolski
Defenceman:
Brent Burns
Zdeno Chara
Ed Jovanoski
Kris Letang
Bryan McCabe
Shea Weber

 

My keeper selections:

 

Fowards:
Danial Alfredsson
David Booth
Brandan Dubinsky
Michael Frolik
Sam Gagner
Paul Kariya
Anze Kopitar
Ilya Kovalchuk
David Krejci
Milan Michalek
Derek Roy
Jason Spezza
Thomas Vanek
Wojtek Wolski
Defenceman:
Brent Burns
Zdeno Chara
Ed Jovanoski
Kris Letang
Bryan McCabe
Shea Weber

 

Recent Trades


Outgoing: James van Riemsdyk, Matt Niskanen, Peter Mueller

Incoming: Dion Phaneuf, David Krejci, Michal Frolik

 

Great trade. Phaneuf is an upgrade on Niskanen. Krejci is a shor-term upgrade on both JVR and Mueller as well.

 

Outgoing: Dion Phaneuf, Andrei Kostitsyn

Incoming: Wojtek Wolski, Brent Burns

 

A decent trade. Phaneuf would probably have been a keeper. I like Wolski as a keeper as well. The other two wouldn't make the grade.

 

Outgoing: Marc Savard, Justin Williams

Incoming: Derek Roy, Sam Gagner

 

Great trade, again. Williams is done as a productive NHL'er.

 

Recommendations


1) Keep Wolski over Gagner. I really like Gagner’s long-term upside, but Wolski will out-point him over the next few seasons. I may get some heat for this, but I actually debated keeping Gagner over Vanek. In a points-only league (no differentiation between goals and assists), Vanek’s value drops a bit.

 

2) Try and upgrade. You have a few good borderline keepers, especially on defense. None of them after Weber interested me that much, but perhaps you can swing a few of them for an upgrade on the back end (landing a potential second keeper defenseman).


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blake mansbridge said:

rainmaker
... cant agree that savard for roy is a great trade when gagner is being dropped. Same with the phaneuf trade why trade him when you werent planning on keeping wolski?
July 17, 2010
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