Are you wondering what your plan of attack should be in your fantasy hockey pool this summer? Preparing for a draft? Upset about some trades you made in the past? I’ll weigh in with my thoughts on the interesting and important issues.


This week, I took a look at the team submitted to me by DobberHockey reader and member Jasmin (known as 'jasdou' on the message boards).

The Team

Nordiques de Québec


The Rules

Full keeper (three are dropped on draft day, and three more are added through the draft),

12 team league


Daily roster changes

Start 3 C, 3 LW, 3 RW, 5 D, 1 UTIL and 2 G daily


Scoring Categories

G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHG, GWG, SOG



The Roster


Mikko Koivu
Mike Richards
Pavel Datsyuk
Jordan Staal
Matt Stajan
Jordan Eberle
Mike Cammalleri
Rene Bourque
Andrei Kostitsyn
Alex Semin
David Backes
Brian Gionta
Mike Knuble
Jiri Hudler
David Backes
Kimmo Timonen
PK Subban
Stephane Robidas
Brent Seabrook
Lubomir Visnovsky
Evgeni Nabokov
Cam Ward
Mike Smith

The Breakdown

Jasmin made a very solid move before the roster freeze, dropping Jamie McBain for Jordan Eberle. Both are terrific prospects to own, but Eberle (who won’t be a center at the NHL level) fills more of a need as the defense on the Nordiques is pretty solid.


Some sell high candidates on your team: Stephane Robidas (don’t see him getting the same offensive minutes in 2010-11 as he did this past season), Brent Seabrook (a good cup run may inflate his value a bit, he is better in real life than in fantasy hockey), and Mike Cammalleri (only if you get a LW back, he is far and away your best at your weakest position).


Some of the notable free agents include:


Jovanovski, Bieksa, Liles, Ryan Whitney, Tyutin, Callahan, Hainsey, Vrbata, Dumont, T.Ruutu, O’Sullivan, Leclaire, Conklin, Boucher, Biron, Deslauriers, Harding.


The Recommendations

1) Drop Stajan, Smith, and Bourque from your keeper list.


2) Of the notable free agents, I’d target the wingers (obviously). Dumont and Ruutu will be your best bests there. I like JM Liles to have a bounce back season – he is a prime candidate to be dealt (perhaps as early as the NHL Entry Draft).


3) Make some trades! You mentioned how one GM in particular is really interested in Eberle – try and get a bona fide winger from him.

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jasdou said:

Awesome! Great input guys. For now, the rosters are frozen, so no trade can be done, but it can't hurt to start shopping. Thanks angus!
June 04, 2010
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notoriousjim said:

... smith is the only drop i would question. He is still going to be a 1b type of player getting 30 starts at worst next season, with the ability to take the job if he works hard enough. I think Robias is an easier player to replace. Bourque also is hard to drop since he is injury prone but fills out a stat sheet in a league like this, but Ruutu does the same thing and is a FA so he should be there to take back if you want him.
June 04, 2010
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Chris said:

Tis True Yes I concur, but wouldnt hurt to kick some tires. The 1 thing i've learned is theres always someone out there who over values smilies/smiley.gif
June 04, 2010
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angus said:

... I don't think now is the right time to move Semin (after the poor playoff showing).
June 03, 2010
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Chris said:

Hmmmmm Wouldnt you rather trade Bourque and drop Robidas? You would get better Value (well from my perspective). And try to move Semin for a Stud like Perry (package um Semin with someone if u can)
June 03, 2010 | url
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