1. Giroux (C/RW)
2. Parise (LW)
3. Yakupov (RW)
In keeper leagues, Giroux should be a C.
The fantasy hockey sites are still awarding him RW-eligibility but he hasn't played there in either of the last two years.
So... long-term, you have to start thinking about positions if you only roster 2C.
1. You obviously shouldn't keep three centers... so Giroux-E.Staal-RNH is not an option.
That essentially cuts RNH.
2. While I like Eric Staal, Eric Staal might be the 9th/10th best center in the NHL. It's the deepest (most redraftable) position in fantasy hockey. I think Yakupov could be a top 5 RWer.
Anyways, I'm assuming you have until next year to designate keepers... but if Yakupov is all he's cracked up to be (and, since this is a no PIM pool), I'm really thinking the difference between Yakupov to a redraftable RW will be a bigger relative difference than E.Staal to a redraftable C. Relative difference is key in fantasy hockey.
Giroux (C), Parise (LW), Yakupov (RW)... for me, in this format.
[ps. DO hold Eric Staal... there is a chance he slides to wing on Carolina's top line if his brother Jordan takes the center position. If this happens, it's good & bad. Good because Eric Staal as a winger is more valuable than Eric Staal as a center. Bad because if Eric Staal becomes a winger, he's not taking faceoffs... and you can't have a center who doesn't rake big FOW.]
Last edited by Pengwin7; 11-15-2012 at 09:29 AM.