Sin City

 

Audits will be coming in rapid succession over the next few weeks, so keep checking the site to see if your team gets covered! I am not accepting any more submissions at the moment, but check back as October approaches, I have a few ideas with regards to the audits that I will be sharing at that time.

 

Today I’ll take a look at the extremely talented young roster sent to me by DobberHockey reader Adam M.

 

The League

 

CBJ Dynasty League

 

The Team


SinCity Jackets

 

The Rules


H2H Keeper

 

12 Teams

 

Scoring Categories:

 

Skaters - Goals, Assists, PPP, SOG, Plus/Minus, PIM, Hits


Goalies - Wins, GAA, Save Percentage, SO

 

40 player rosters, keep 35

 

Each year drop five and redraft five

 

The draft is the current year’s draft class plus any free agents

 

Start 3 Center, 3 Left Wingers, 3 Right Wingers, 5 Defenseman, 2 Utility, 2 Goaltenders
Bench 17 Players + 5 Draftees

 

No separation between prospects and roster players (no farm team)

 

The Roster

 

C
1 Anze Kopitar, LAK
2 Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
3 Marc Savard, BOS
LW
4 Zach Parise, NJD
5 Ilya Kovalchuck, NJD
6 Rich Nash, CBJ
RW
7 Corey Perry, ANA
8 Bobby Ryan, ANA
9 Jakub Voracek, CBJ
D
10 Mike Green, Was
11 Drew Doughty, LAK
12 Dion Phaneuf, TOR
13 Tobias Enstrom, ATL
14 Jack Johnson, LAK
G
15 Steve Mason, CBJ
16 Seymon Varlamov, WAS
U
17 Brandon Dubinsky, C, NYR
18 Michael Frolik, C/RW, FLA
Bench
19 Mathew Lombardi, C, PHX
20 Derrick Brassard, C, CBJ
21 Gustav Nyquist, C, DET
22 Nikita Filatov, LW, CBJ
23 Milan Lucic, LW, BOS
24 Claude Giroux, RW, PHI
25 Evander Kane, RW, ATL
26 Eric Fehr, RW, WAS
27 Tom Gilbert, D, EDM
28 Brett Burns, D, MIN
29 James Wiesnewski, D, ANA
30 Kris Russell, D, CBJ
31 John Carlson, D, WAS
32 John Moore, D, CBJ
33 Michael Leighton, G, PHI
34 Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL
35 Michael Nuervith, G, WAS

 

Recent Trades


Incoming: Kari Lehtonen

Outgoing: Nikolai Kulemin and a draft pick

 

I like this trade. Kulemin is a solid young winger, but he isn’t anything special. Lehtonen is a risk because of his injury history, but he is in a situation where he is expected to start 55-60 games. He is an extremely talented goaltender and a change of scenery in Dallas could be the catalyst for a breakout.

 

Incoming: Zach Parise and a draft pick

Outgoing: Jordan Eberle, Peter Mueller, and 2011 first round draft pick

 

If all of the stars align for Eberle, he will develop into what Parise is now. Mueller’s concussion issues scare me a bit. Great trade for you, Parise is one of the most consistent fantasy stars you can own.

 

Incoming: Corey Perry

Outgoing: Paul Stastny

 

How’d you manage to convince your trading partner to make this deal? Perry is a fantasy hockey monster in leagues that count PIM. Stastny will be a steady 75-85 point center, but he doesn’t have Perry’s upside or ability to fill up multiple stat categories.

 

Incoming: Evander Kane, Matthew Lombardi, draft pick

Outgoing: Tomas Kaberle, Jiri Hudler

 

Not a fan of this trade. Hudler has 70 point upside, and Kaberle is a proven NHL star. Kane has upside but Lombardi is a dime-a-dozen second line center.

 

Incoming: Jack Johnson

Outgoing: Nazem Kadri

 

Great trade! I am currently working on a piece for the 2010-11 DobberHockey Fantasy Guide about Johnson, and why I think he has a huge season in 2010-11. Kadri is a terrific prospect, but as I have said many times, proven almost always trumps unproven.

 

The Breakdown

 

Adam would like to add some stability in goal. With Mason, Varlamov, Neuvirth, Lehtonen, and Leighton, I don’t blame him. Goalies are gold in every league – overpaying is the nature of the beast when it comes to trading for star goalies. Thankfully he has enough talent at all player positions that an overpayment won’t hurt his team.

 

Recommendations


1) Go big or go home! This team is on the CUSP of being amazing. I’d ditch some of the young prospects and go for the title this season! Filatov, one of the Washington goalies, Brassard, Moore, Voracek, you name it. Time to add some veteran talent! The stars on this team are still young, so the window to win won’t close after this season. However, when this much young talent is on one roster, it’s time to change the status quo and accelerate the program.

 

2) Get at least one more goalie. Relying on three young goalies and a guy who has an injury history that would impress Super Dave Osborne is never the answer.

 


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Joe said:

LordStanley
... This guys team is crazy. I would love to see what the team who finished first looks like. I won my 8 team keeper league last year and my team would get smoked by this team.
July 14, 2010
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Chad Brown said:

Raider_Pride
Angus! Angus start picking some diamonds in the rough type of teams to audit. This whole "audit your team" gig you got rolling right now is pretty boring when your picking top powerhouses from certain leagues. I dont care what this guy does with his team, it will contend next year, guaranteed!!!! 12 team league with Getzlaf, Kopitar, Parise, Kovalchuk, Nash, Perry, Ryan, Green, Doughty, gimme a break!. Use your expertise to stimulate your brain a lil.........
July 14, 2010
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Adam Moeller said:

xxfunkxx
... Basically, I just always traded up. I consistently did two for one deals even three for one deals. I would also buy low/sell high, take advantage of hot players. I also tried to take advantage of people's favorite players/teams fan wise. That is how I got Perry for Stastny. I also traded away almost all of my good draft picks for this year and next. But most of my talent is young enough that I don't mind.

I know I lost the Hudler/Kaberle for Kane/Lombardi deal. It was based on Kaberle for Kane, but he wanted a winger replacement for Kane. I just picked up Hudler off the waiver wire for nothing. It was the day he signed back with the Wings. I am also not as high on Hudler fan as most and I think Lombardi can be a on par with Hudler next year points wise.
July 14, 2010
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Jason Britton said:

JBrit
12 team league or 2 team? How exactly did you accumulate that roster!? Even with the weak goalies, that's a ridiculous amount of talent for a 12 team league.
July 14, 2010
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