Originally Posted by austeane
What are some players whose trade value should rise over the course of a partial season lockout?
My immediate response is Kesler. It may have been a career year, but in 2010-11, Kesler finished first overall in most extended category formats. Everyone remembers Corey Perry turning monster status after that 50 goal season, but in overall roto (standard six with hits and blocked shots) Kesler was the better player.
Like Perry, Kesler had a down year last season. Yet even then, Kesler finished higher in overall roto. Yes, Perry is a RW which automatically means he is favoured in positional requirement leagues. Just too many people have forgotten about Kesler.
The longer the lockout, the better it gets for Kesler who currently sits on the sidelines.
Other players worth mentioning are the players who are in "growth" mode (tagged with a blue R in the guide) as most will play in the AHL. Also keep an eye out for those that excel in other leagues. Regardless of competition level, points are points and poolies will surely overrate a few of the top names.