10-13-2012, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Johner
I was bored this afternoon so I stole the layout created by Angus and attempted to complete a review of the draft from my perspective.
The Eh Team
Center: Mike Richards (C,LW); Brad Marchand(C,LW); Danny Briere (C,RW); Patrik Elias (C,LW)
Right Wing: Corey Perry (RW); Marian Gaborik (RW); Nail Yakupov (RW); Patric Hornqvist (RW)
Left Wing: Taylor Hall (LW); Milan Lucic (LW); Andy Mcdonald (C,LW) ; Steve Sullivan (LW)
Defence: Kulikov; Bogosian; Justin Shultz; Orlov; Salo; Hamilton
Goaltending: Ryan Miller; Devan Dubynk
Bench: Sam Gagner (C,RW); Sean Couturier (C ); Matt Martin (LW) ; Roman Cervenka (C ); Reimer (G)
Drafting 10th overall I had planned to go Elite Winger and Goalie the first two rounds. I am new to a Roto league and have also never competed in a league with Hits as a category. I do have a fair amount of experience with deep pools so I felt heading into the draft I would be in good shape come the final 10rounds of the draft.
I really focused on forwards with Dual Eligibility; I felt this would offer a lot more freedom making trades to try and solidify my weaker positions. My plan was to take (2) starting goaltenders in the first 4 rounds; that obviously never worked out for me so I was very happy to land Dubynk in the 7th round, 100th overall.
Favorite Pick: My favorite pick was Kulikov in the 12th round,171st overall. This was the first dman I took and I have him rated in my top 15D for this set up. I am also very fond of Sullivan being available 24th round; this pick could really give me a boost this season.
Pick I Regret: I struggled with my internet connection and had a couple players get selected a little earlier than I would have liked; that being said they werenít that much of a reach so I can live with the selections. One player I was targeting was Andrej Meszaros ; he was available in the 20th round but I picked Hamilton instead thinking he would fall one more round. He was scooped up the very next pick. This is a risky pick I would have preferred not to have made in a one year league, hopefully it pays off.
A Player I Wanted: I really wanted to land Brent Burns in this draft; I felt he would slip a bit further than the 9th round (128th overall). I feel this is where he should have went I just was hoping I would be bragging about getting him in the 12th round.
Draft Day Risers: Rick Nash (14) and E. Kane (47) both seemed to be a little bit of a reach. Not saying I donít like the players I just think they both would have been there a round later.
And Fallers: Datsyuk (93rd overall) IMO was the steal of this draft. Pavelec (83rd overall) was also a very good selection considering how many goalies had already been picked off the board. Back to back picks in the 12th/13th round by 2ToRuutu Stastny (176th) and Roy (185th) were both great value.
Best/Worst Team Drafted: At this point I prefer not to say, most teams have a lot of potential and I am interested to see how the trades shape up over the next few months. I really feel there is a lot of fantasy knowledge in this group; I can not wait to see how this season plays out!
Nice analysis! Everyone in the 4 leagues should do this.
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