Originally Posted by ericdaoust
Nothing is moving on the NHL front in terms of real games being played so everyone's value is basically treading water.
I'd agree with this, but only when it comes to younger players/prospects. That's simply because GMs are more likely to pull the trigger on a young player when they struggle out of the gate or are raging hot off the get-go.
I hear the argument about AHL players - but I kinda wonder if it's only really Schultz we're talking about in that regard b/c he's a complete question mark when it comes to NHL play.
Schenn MAY be another guy whose value has increased, but we all know where he sits when it comes to the Flyers. Should seem more PT, but won't be the main guy by any stretch. He'll improve his numbers, but its unlikely he scorches from start to finish. Hence, not sure if a GM is gonna decide his play in the AHL suddenly makes him a guy they've gotta have.
Schultz's play might have GM's thinking that way.
When it comes to established vets, I think you can still get a deal done bc people still know what to expect from those guys.
I've had lengthy discussions on a couple blockbusters in our league. Nothing happened, but it wasn't because they weren't playing. Nothing happened because the other GMs took their time and decided they'd stick what what they have.
That all being said, in our 12-manager league I'd say 7 or 8 GMs simply aren't thinking about their pools one bit. Outta sight, outta mind right now.