My Team (Loki):
C Jamie Benn (Dal - C,LW)
C Jeff Skinner (Car - C,RW)
C Logan Couture (SJ - C,LW)
C Mikael Granlund (Min - C)
LW Gabriel Landeskog (Col - LW)
LW Matt Duchene (Col - C,LW)
LW Alexandre Burrows (Van - LW,RW)
LW David Perron (StL - LW)
RW T.J. Oshie (StL - C,RW)
RW Nail Yakupov (Edm - RW)
RW Vladimir Tarasenko (StL - RW)
RW Jakob Silfverberg (Ott - RW)
D Keith Yandle (Pho - D)
D Dmitry Kulikov (Fla - D)
D John Carlson (Was - D)
D Slava Voynov (LA - D)
D Jake Gardiner (Tor - D)
D Ryan Ellis (Nsh - D)
G Tuukka Rask (Bos - G)
G Ilya Bryzgalov (Phi - G)
BN Chris Kreider (NYR - C)
BN Gustav Nyquist (Det - C)
BN Braden Holtby (Was - G)
BN Anton Khudobin (Bos - G)
BN Nikolai Khabibulin (Edm - G)
Unlike my counterparts, I am not as enthusiastic about my team. For the record...picking 11th sucks...sucks worse that 12th who at least has the opportunity to second guess themselves with back to back picks. Big 4 on scoring gone...high profile goaltenders gone...you're left with hunches and guesswork.
I see an uphill battle and will need to make some shrewd deals, good acquisitions, some timely injuries to my opponents players, and have a little bit of luck.
I feel my strength is in the goaltending which could go many directions. It is an area I've relied upon in the past and though not fruitful enough to give me the cup, has kept me out of the cellar. Wouldn't it be sweet if the Bulin Wall had one more season left in him (it is a contract year).
My RW's are inexperienced and therefore not deep at all. I'll need them to mature fast. As a whole my team is young. This was somewhat planned as I thought all the kids would be playing hard in the minors and counted on them hitting the season in full stride. I like my centers and left wings. I'll need them to continue their trajectory to stardom in order to have some success.
My defense is thin and there's none on the bench to shore up an injury...though I'm confident with the newly added hits category, I'll find someone although blessed with hands of stone has the ability to hit everything in site.
I'm guessing my counterparts and vegas don't have me in the favorable odds category...don't blame them too much if that is the case.
I like Steamroller's starting line-up and Fergie's depth. Somehow Zorro always seems to be lurking around the throne and Chinny has a way of finding trade partners but all the teams look like they may have a chance if things go their way.
Good luck guys...here's hoping there is a season, and you all finish in 2nd.
2010 - 2011 Signature Team
RFHL: Founded 1989 Rochester, NY
10 Man Keeper League
G, A, PTS, 2W+OL, SV%, GAA
C: Tavares, Kopitar, Benn, Roy
LW: Hall, Vanek, van Riemsdyke, Nyquist
RW: Seguin, Carter, Yakupov, Tarasenko
D: Green, Fowler, Elliott, J.Schultz, Streit, Wisniewski
G: Price, Ward