I prefer Elliott for a few reasons:
1. Competition - If Elliott is capable of putting it all together, he will be the top offensive D on an emerging Avs team. Rundblad will be behind Yandle and OEL and has some other nice competition to contend with.
2. Skills - While Rundblad is a silky smooth offensive player, there were a handful of times last year where Elliott showed ELITE offensive play (not good, but elite). Neither player were capable of holding a full-time job in the NHL last year but Elliott showed flashes of brilliance.
3. Shooting - Elliott has an amazing wrist shot and loves to join the rush with speed and fire the biscuit. Rundblad reminds me more of a Tomas Kaberle type who excels at the transition game and loves to pass.
6-GM, H2H, Keep 40
START = 13F, 6D, 2G
FWD = G(2), A(1), PP/SH(+1), GW(+2), SHOG(1)
DEF = G(3), A(2), PP/SH(+1), GW(+2), SHOG(1)
GOALIE = W(3), OTL(1), SO(+2), SV(.10)
F: Backstrom, Kopitar, Perry, P.Kane, Spezza, E.Staal, Nash, Vanek, B.Ryan, Eberle, L.Couture, J.Staal, D.Brown, N.Horton, Lucic, Backes, Tarasenko, J.van Riemsdyk, T.Ennis, B.Gallagher, Armia, Teravainen
D: Karlsson, PK Subban, Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk, Doughty, Yandle, Chara, Kronwall, J.Johnson, T.Myers, J.Faulk, E.Johnson, A.Larsson, J.Morrow, S.Elliott, M.Rielly, C.Ceci
G: Price, Rask, M.Smith, Hiller