Originally Posted by Call of Doughty
I would temper expectations a little here. A) Yandle is still a member of the yotes. B) OEL is not just gifted offensively, he is equally talented defensively and I think he will be counted on to log big-time shut down minutes and hence see a reduction in his yearly point totals. In this regard, he reminds me of Carlson. Could explode but depends on how the coaches want to use him. Putting up 50-60 points in the NHL is no cake walk. I would temper expectations for OEL at 40-48 points in the coming years. If Yandle moves, then look out. Maybe they won't take him off the ice
Makes a lot of sense. I guess I haven't seen enough of OEL personally to feel this same praise as so many others in past threads. If I look at his Yahoo Fantasy numbers per my cats below over the past 2 years...he's been at par with guys like Leddy and actually well below Kulikov (if Kuli had a full season unders his belt).
So I guess I fear making a jump a this perceived golden boy when maybe I have the answer in Kulikov or Smith as my #4? I'm all up for moving Carter if it makes sense...but is OEL enough of an upgrade over my current 4 Keeper D to warrant moving Carter for him?
So many people hyped Hedman, Myers, Bogosian, McBain and even Larsson in year 1 NJ...and they all seem to be GREAT NHL Defencemen...but not the greatest Fantasy D's. I'd hate to do the same with OEL and give up on Kulikov when maybe he's the best player for my team?
But I'd also hate to miss the boat on OEL
C - Tavares, Getzlaf, Ribeiro, (C/R)
L - Hall, Semin, Macdonald(C/L), Healtey(L/R),
R - Perry, Yakupov, Voracek, Voracek, Williams, Boyes
D - Streit, OEL, Edler, Karlsson, B. Smith, Beauchemin, Seidenberg
G - Rinne, Bryzgalov, Anderson, Bernier, Vokoun
10 Team Keeper league with Yahoo
Roster (14 Kept Players): C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, G, G,
(Weighted Category Points: see below).
(Points: G a/o A) 6