Kinnaird

 

A pretty straightforward audit - helping to pick keepers as the 2010-11 season approaches. Niclas Bergfors or Michael Frolik? Erik Johnson or a forward? DobberHockey reader Jarret wanted some help, and I was glad to oblige him!

 

The League

 

D. Sanchez Keeper League

 

The Team


Kinnaird Krunks (I googled Kinnaird and that was one of the first images that came up).

 

The Rules


10 Team League

 

12 F, 3 D, 1 G

 

Rosters cannot fall below 18 players or rise above 22 players at any point during the season

 

Eight players and one rookie (under 21 years old) are kept each year

 

Draft is conducted to bring roster sizes back up to 20 each off-season

 

Optional mid-season redraft where three players can be dropped and three new ones drafted

 

Scoring Categories:

 

Goals = 1, Assists = 1, W = 2, and SO = 3

 

The Roster


His keeper selections:

 

Forwards
Joe Thornton
Antoine Vermette
Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown
John Tavares
Jordan Staal
Ryan Malone
Michael Frolik
Scott Hartnell
Patrik Elias
Mike Richards
Matt Duchene
Patric Hornqvist
Niclas Bergfors
Tomas Fleischmann
James Neal
Defense
Mike Green
Zdeno Chara
Erik Johnson
Kimmo Timonen
Goalies
Roberto Luongo
Ilya Bryzgalov

 

My keeper selections:

 

Forwards
Joe Thornton
Antoine Vermette
Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown
John Tavares
Jordan Staal
Ryan Malone
Michael Frolik
Scott Hartnell
Patrik Elias
Mike Richards
Matt Duchene
Patric Hornqvist
Niclas Bergfors
Tomas Fleischmann
James Neal
Defense
Mike Green
Zdeno Chara
Erik Johnson
Kimmo Timonen
Goalies
Roberto Luongo
Ilya Bryzgalov

 

Recent Trades

 

Outgoing: Alex Semin, Tom Gilbert

Incoming: Patrik Elias, Erik Johnson, Kimmo Timonen

 

Not a huge fan of this deal. Semin is a legitimate keeper in a points-only league, and none of the three you got in return are.

 

Outgoing: Ilya Kovalchuk

Incoming: Mike Richards, 1st and 2nd round draft picks

 

Again, not a huge fan. Quality over quantity, and you give up the best player in the deal. You said you were worried about the KHL option for Kovalchuk – simply put, he isn’t going there.

 

 

Recommendations

 

1) Keep Bryzgalov. With Luongo, that gives you two stud goaltenders and you can focus your attention elsewhere at the draft

 

2) I really like Bergfors, but Frolik has more upside from an overall points standpoint. Bergfors may score 30 goals, but I don’t see him progressing past 60-65 points.

 

3) Fleischmann isn’t worth keeping. I was toying with the idea of keeping Johnson, but with each team only carrying three, there will be plenty available at the draft.


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