|Angus Audits Your Team - The Icehawks||Tweet|
|Written by Jeff Angus|
|Wednesday, 02 June 2010 14:57|
This week, I took a look at the team submitted to me by DobberHockey reader and member Brendan G (known on the message boards as ‘teamramrod’).
League: The MJHL
Team: The IceHawks
11 teams in league
Forwards: Goals = 1, Assists = 1
Defensemen: Goals = 1, Assists = 1, +/-
Goalies: Wins = 3, Ties = 1, Shutouts = 2
Active Roster size: 14 forwards (no positional requirements), eight defensemen, and two goalies
This team is STACKED for the future, especially on the blue line and in goal. The Icehawks finished dead last in the league in 2008-09, and 10th in 2009-10. I would expect a top three or four finish with this group in 2010-11, and then some serious, serious dominance. To add to the embarrassment of riches, Brendan has accumulated the first three draft picks, and he plans on taking Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, and Jordan Eberle.
Brendan wants to shop Halak, and now may be a good time with the uncertainty surrounding his future with Montreal. However, only move him if you get fair value. Don’t settle for a downgrade in goal and a minor add-in.
I have never seen a team with so much young talent before. Ever. I'm frankly surprised that you have been able to accumulate such an embarassment of riches. Even though you have been a bottom-feeder for two years, I still don't get it. Do any of your competitors read DobberHockey at all?
Ray Emery for Anze Kopitar, Ryan Suter, and the 11th overall pick
Unless Ray Emery’s mom is in your league, I am not even sure what to say here...
Marc Staal, Brent Burns, and three 3rd round draft picks for Josh Bailey and the 1st overall pick in the supplemental draft
Depending on who you pick, this is a solid trade. Staal is nothing special with the scoring categories in this league, and same goes for Burns. He has upside, but so do the rest of your defensemen. Bailey has lots of upside, and I like him even more in leagues that don't count PIM.
1) Sit back and enjoy. More seriously, start to accumulate some veteran talent. All of your young players are great, but hedge your bets by trading some of them for proven offensive producers. You have the depth to overpay in certain situations. Your patience (finishing dead last and second last over the past two seasons) is going to pay off, but do your part to speed up the process.
2) Give the GM who made the Emery/Kopitar trade a psychiatric exam.
3) Get ready to win often.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 16:09|