Originally Posted by havanablast21
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
Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't hesitate in moving one of Smith or Kuli for OEL. I'd jump on it if I were you. Kuli is behind Campbell for now and Kronwall will be running the show in DET. If Yandle is dealt, look out, here comes OEL. YES OEL is an upgrade over both as per above.
Points only keeper League, weekly head to head, 2RW, 2LW, 2C, 4D, 1 G , (goalies 2pts for W +3 for SO)
LW: Gaborik, Landeskog, Burrows
C: Seguin, Skinner, Berglund, Nyquist, Lombardi
RW: Eberle, Oshie, Doan, Silfverberg
D: Doughty, Carlson, Ekman-Larsson, Carle
G: Price , Schneider, Nabokov