Originally Posted by metaldude26
Wheeling Nailers are killing this thing. Also, Ovechkin and Crosby not going higher is surprising. I'd still take Crosby first in virtually any pool. Doughty going as the first defenseman and well ahead of Letang is a travesty. In cap leagues Letang is the best bargain out there among defensemen.
Thanks for your comments md!
On my draft list, I had Stamkos, then Ovechkin as 1-2 as Stamkos is 4 yrs OV's junior and less of a cap hit (by about $2M). It was odd to see OV get taken 10th overall.
I had Erik Karlsson, then Letang on my D draft list and I absolutely LOVE Letang in roto leagues. Doughty came in around #5 for me.
I've told our commish (I'm not commish in this one!) that the salary cap may be too low - how could a guy like Datsyuk go undrafted!? There are several top end players that weren't taken mostly due to cap reasons. So if one of your top guys gets hurt, you can put him on IR and effectively replace him quite easily. It's not reflective of the NHL, when a team loses a top guy, they have to find a replacement from within, not bring in a Lecavalier or Vanek from the Free Agent wire!
I love the team I drafted (Flying Hellfish), but the draft was tough as many of my players kept getting scooped. I took as many young talented players as I could manage under the cap and filled in the gaps with great values. Unfortunately, many of the great values were taken right under my nose, so I ended up with good value players!
I usually have very strong goaltending and the best defence, but this time, I ended up with what I think will be the top scoring forward group in the pool. With the way the categories are structured, it's almost like double-tapping the points: G, A, Pts, PiMs, Hits, BS, SOG, Fwd Pts, Def Pts, then 3 cats for Goalies: Wins(2pts)+OTL(1 pt)+ShO(3 pts) as one category, GAA, SV%.
I only have one player over 30, the 31 year old Craig Anderson, the rest are all in their early to mid-20's. This is very important as it's a Dynasty League where we keep 25 players and then draft another 10 every year.