Originally Posted by duducks
my leagues no longer allow trading in the off season of non-keepers because of this very reason. Trading a potential 1st round pick player that you wouldnt keep for a 2nd; you get something for nothing, and he gets something for cheaper than he should. It shouldnt exist.
I agree, to an extent, but it's not so cut and dry.
It seems like he's getting something for nothing, but he's actually weakening the draft for himself (Seguin might've been re-draftable for him, or at the very least, his first pick will be worse as a result) and he's helping a competitor (so his good keepers aren't as much better than the other guy's).
In the end, I don't think it changes things much -- the biggest problem I have with this kind of set up is that some folks aren't as active in the off-season, and they're the ones that get penalized for not taking advantage of this type of transaction.
Points-only, Full Keeper Dynasty League
Active roster (no starts, just total points): 12 FW, 6 D, 1 Goalie
Forwards: Ovechkin, D. Sedin, Stastny, Nash, Kesler, Ribeiro, B. Richards, Selanne, Hossa, Fleischmann, Whitney, Lecavalier, Alfredsson, Okposo, Plekanec, Doan, S. Kostitsyn
Defense: Goligoski, Campbell, Gonchar, Bergeron, Liles, McBain, Vatanen, Timonen, Visnovsky, Giordano, Wideman
Goal: Luongo, Holtby