Originally Posted by Carcillo
In keeper leagues the sex-appeal is always on younger players and on potential. Faulk has big time sex-appeal right now.
We here on DobberHockey are hip to all the up-and-coming kids.
But... not all hockey pools are like that.
For example, I help one of my buddies with his points-only keeper.
It's 13 teams, each counting 6F,4D (most rostering a 5th).
That's 65 defensemen in play.
Justin Schultz AND Justin Faulk were both untouched this year in the redraft.
90% of hockey pool people buy a physical magazine as their guide to do their draft. Until the hockey season starts, they aren't making any moves.
If Faulk is available on the wire at this point... he'll sit there for a bit longer... likely until his NHL-stat-line is recognizeable.
WE (here on Dobberhockey) represent probably the upper 10% of fantasy hockey minds... or so I'm finding.
This is mostly good... but sometimes we have to step back and pretend we are just buying our yearly magazine.
[Side story: In his rookie year, my buddy had Tyler Seguin on his roster. The trade deadline came and he/we couldn't even unload Seguin and we had to straight drop him. He was a redraftable player for his 2nd season in the NHL. That would never happen in a fantasy hockey league with smarter minds.]
Just out of curiousity... does anybody have a magazine prediction on Markov? Faulk?