Fair enough man,
I haven't seen as many Flyers games as I would have liked to, hopefully they give me a chance to see a few more ... usually when I watch Flyers games I only keep an eye out for Leino and Carter cuz I owned those guys this year but I'm going to keep an eye out on Giroux from now on.
I agree with you that Kovalchuk would garner more in a trade, just from name value alone.
If you think you can re-draft Giroux I think he would very a very early pick in a re-draft....depending on the amount of keepers ofcourse.
I recently joined a new keeper league just a couple weeks ago, had the 4th pick and the 15th pick (9 man pool)...and picked Backstrom and Giroux with my two picks...and Kovalchuk was still on the board...pretty confident with Giroux.....everytime i see him play he amazes me with something....mostly his vision and hockey sense.
Thanks for the explanation. I'm inexperienced with keeper leagues, Usually when I post I make sure that the OP knows that I'm not as experienced as most of the other guys on the boards, but I thought that Kovalchuk was a better keep just because Giroux would be easier to re-draft and Kovalchuk may garner more value in a trade. On top of that there's always the chance he returns to form (although your explanation may have questioned that).
I was thinking that he could line with Elias and Tedenby. I know Elias is starting to get older, but Kovalchuk hasn't really needed someone to help him create his own scoring chances. If anything I thought being bumped to the 2nd line would help him because the other teams #1 defense line would have to cover the ZZ line.
I guess time will tell, but I appreciate you helping me out. If you ever see any of my posts and you feel that there's something that I'm missing feel free to let me know, I don't take offence to it I appreciate it.
Another thing to consider....If NJ lock up Parise long term that would be a lot of money to spend on two LW`s, who will only play together on the PP. And with Zajac already having a bit of chemistry with Parise, how much money will that leave NJ to find some linemates for Kovalchuk...
Giroux is locked into a nice 3 year contract I think with Philly and he will always have players to feed the puck...
If Giroux ended up with over 80 points next year, would that surprise you....i don`t think so.
I could def see him hitting 100 points multiple times in his career.
Im not going to down play Kovalchuk, because I think he is a tremendous player that can create chances on his own. Hell, he`s been doing it for years in Atlanta. But everytime I watch Giroux he brings that same level of skill to the ice and will use his linemates better.
Giroux is so smart out there, reads the game well, and has such great vision. He has the ability to beat you one on one, slow the game down, and create space for his linemates.
I really feel like Giroux is the type of player that will make everyone around him a better. Even if Philly wasn`t so stacked, I wouldn`t worry Girouxs production. Actually, since they are so stacked its not giving Giroux the ice time he can already handle. The team will eventually lose some of its forwards, and Giroux will really shine through.
I really think he could outpoint Kovalchuk starting next year.
This talk about Kovalchuk vs. Giroux and how strongly people feel that Giroux > Kovalchuk has really made me reconsider my choice.
Could you explain to me why so many people think Giroux? Am I undervaluing Giroux or overvaluing Kovalchuk (or both) because I still feel that Kovalchuk is an elite option.